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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

You can only predict things after theyve happened.
Eugene Ionesco   Category: Future

One learns in life to keep silent and draw ones own confusions.
Cornelia Otis Skinner   Category: Sick

One must avoid that wicked temptress Laziness. Vitanda est improba siren desidia.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Lazy

Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women.
Phyllis Schlafly   Category: Sex

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

Make You Happy No more sadness I want to be the one to make you happy I want to be the one to give you hope But in these days of conscious living Weve got to take it slow You cant be sure of who youve met You just don't know what you might get Cause in
Celine Dion   Category: Unsorted

Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.
William Plomer   Category: Creative

Evangeline Wilkes   Category: Unsorted

On December 12 1829 Paganini wrote his friend Germi: The variations Ive composed on the graceful Neapolitan ditty Oh Mamma Mama Cara outshine everything. I cant describe it! He was writing from Karlsruhe in the midst of his triumphal tour through Germany. That letter marks the earliest known mention of the variations that would become famous as The Carnival of Venice. At the time of his letter Paganini had already performed the piece in at least four concerts. From then on it would be one of his most popular compositions.
Nicolò Paganini   Category: Unsorted

Life is an illusion.
Mata Hari   Category: Unsorted

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

Those who are one in food are one in life.
Proverb   Category: Mistake

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

OUTCOME n. A particular type of disappointment .... judged by the outcome the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be juded by the light that the doer had when he performed it.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Disappointment

Television is a vast wasteland.
Newton Minow   Category: Unsorted

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
Mark Twain   Category: Conservative

When somebody says to me today Youre my role model I say No Im not. You are your own role model you inside.
Georgie Anne Geyer   Category: Unsorted

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

The doctor must have put my pacemaker in wrong. Every time my husband kisses me the garage door goes up.
Minnie Pearl   Category: Doctor

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

She crept up to her father's knee to sit there quite contentedly. No word needing to be said Laying his hand upon her head and looking down he gently smiled upon his treasured trusting child. ‘tis thus with me approaching prayer feeling father's spirit there. In quiet peace all fears are fled heart so warmed so fully fed That oh it's just as though he'd smiled on me his blessed joyous child.
Carol L. Banks   Category: Unsorted

A womans always younger than a man of equal years.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning   Category: Women

Pressure is when youve got thirty-five bucks riding on a four-foot putt and youve only got five dollars left.
Lee Trevino   Category: Unsorted

The stillness of the early morning scene enables me to take in and enjoy many things which pass me by during the bustle of the day. First there are the scents which seem even more generous with their offerings than they are in the evening.
Rosemary Verey   Category: Unsorted

There are various orders of beauty causing men to make fools of themselves in various styles... but there is one order of beauty which seems made to turn the heads not only of men but of all intelligent mammals even of women. It is a beauty like that of kittens or very small downy ducks making gentle rippling noises with their soft bills or babies just beginning to toddle and to engage in conscious mischief a beauty with which you can never be angry but that you feel ready to crush for inability to comprehend the state of mind into which it throws you.
George Eliot   Category: Beauty

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

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

The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most.
Theodore Parker   Category: Book

Nothing is so aggravating as calmness.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Calm

DISTANCE n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs and keep.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Distance

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood.
General George S. Patton   Category: Work

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Remember

If you must speak ill of another do not speak it write it in the sand near the waters edge
Napoleon Hill   Category: Gossip

Travel is the perfect liberty to think feel do just as one pleases.
William Hazlitt   Category: Journey

In New York whose subway trains in particular have been tattooed with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements.
Lyman Abbott   Category: Unsorted

Don't count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali   Category: Day

The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Unsorted

Three ideas stand out above all others in the influence they have exerted and are destined to exert upon the development of the human race: The idea of the Golden Rule; the idea of natural law; the idea of age-long growth or evolution.
Robert A. Millikan   Category: Unsorted

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

That might have a lot to do with it but you know I probably don't show fear but I suffer from fear like everyone else.
Steve Irwin   Category: Fear

Of all the things you wear your expression is the most important.
John Ruskin   Category: Clothes

If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed they will fall by the hands of the clergy.
Lafayette   Category: Clergy

Women hate revolutions and revolutionists. They like men who are docile and well-regarded at the bank and never late at meals.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Bank

Suicide note. To my friends: My work is done. Why wait?
George Eastman   Category: Unsorted

Those who wish to sing always find a song.
Proverb   Category: Sing

Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves even fewer are wise enough to rule others.
Edward Paul Abbey   Category: Anarchy

Everywhere water is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dewdrop singing in the summer rain.
John Ballantine Gough   Category: Unsorted

The memory represents to us not what we choose but what it pleases.
Michel de Montiage   Category: Memory

A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog; it keeps him from brooding over being a dog.
E. N. Westcott   Category: Dog

A word to the wise is sufficient. Dictum sapienti sat est
Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer)   Category: Wise

The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
John Spencer   Category: Research

The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect but love can be (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Perfection

There is a crack in everything God has made.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Perfection

By the work one knows the workman.
Jean de La Fontaine   Category: Work

There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept.
Ansel Adams   Category: Idea

We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Opinion

Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory he should never venture to lie.
Montaige   Category: Unsorted

To judge another is to believe that we understand the position of another soul. Who can really know the consciousness of another soul?
Eliott James   Category: Unsorted

Glorious stirring sight! murmured Toad.... The poetry of motion! The real way to travel! The only way to travel! Here today in next week tomorrow! Villages skipped towns and cities jumped always somebody elses horizons! O bliss! O poop-poop! O my! O my!
Kenneth Grahame   Category: Unsorted

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Art

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
Muhammad Ali   Category: Imagination

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

The brute animals have all the same sensations of pain as human beings and consequently endure as much pain when their body is hurt; but in their case the cruelty of torment is greater because they have no mind to bear them up against their sufferings and no hope to look forward to when enduring the last extreme pain....
Thomas Chalmers   Category: Unsorted

Billy in one of his nice new sashes Fell in the fire and was burnt to ashes; Now although the room grows chilly I haven't the heart to poke poor Billy.
Harry Graham   Category: Unsorted

My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines I tell him. He only says Good fences make good neighbors.
Robert Frost   Category: Neighbor

By the rude bridge that arched the flood Their flag to April's breeze unfurled Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard round the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Bridge

The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers; a war a crusade a gold mine a new country speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Destiny

Gardening requires lots of water most of it in the form of perspiration.
Lou Erickson   Category: Unsorted

People who fail to achieve their goals usually get stopped by frustration. They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration taking each setback as feedback you can learn from and pushing ahead. I doubt youll find many successful people who have not experienced this. All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Goals

Even stumbling blocks can be used for re-construction.
Ernst R. Hauschka   Category: Unsorted

He who rules must humor full as much as he commands.
George Eliot   Category: Humor

A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Steve Smith   Category: Unsorted

Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage: management.
Scott Raymond Adams   Category: Unsorted

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
James Albert Michener   Category: Character

A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight and see the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Dream

We cannot seek or attain health wealth learning justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific concrete individualized unique.
John Dewey   Category: Action

Modesty is the citadel of beauty and virtue.
Demades   Category: Unsorted

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old he will not depart from it.
The Bible   Category: Children

Said about Napiers logarithms: ... by shortening the labors doubled the life of the astronomer.
Pierre Simon de Laplace   Category: Unsorted

Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience youre too damned old to do anything about it.
Jimmy Connors   Category: Experience

A bore is someone who when you ask him how he is tells you.
Unknown   Category: Bore

Life is what happens to you while youre busy making other plans.
John Lennon   Category: Busy

We cant achieve excellence through talent alone. Or merely by making technological improvements. We cant even buy our way to excellence no matter how much money we have available to spend. More dollars will never do it. We have to develop a strong corporate conscience. Ethical muscle. And that doesnt happen by accident either.
Price Pritchett   Category: Talent

There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency it may with equal justification invoke control.
Freda Adler   Category: Control

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

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

I have taught you my dear flock for above thirty years how to live and I will show you in a very short time how to die.
Sir Edwin Sandys   Category: Unsorted

Explaining the unknown by means of the unobservable is always a perilous business.
Unknown   Category: Unknown

Each member of this Church has the personal responsibility to be an eternal architect of this [family history] bridge for his or her own family.
Dennis B. Neuenschwander   Category: Unsorted

Every man without passion has within him no principle of action nor motive of act.
Claude Adrien Helvetius   Category: Passion

I will follow the upward road today; I will keep my face to the light. I will think high thoughts as I go my way; I will do what I know is right. I will look for the flowers by the side of the road; I will laugh and love and be strong. I will try to lighten another's load this day as I fare along.
Mary S. Edgar   Category: Unsorted

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

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Anita Loos   Category: Blonde

Most plants taste better when theyve had to suffer a little.
Diana Kennedy   Category: Unsorted

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

To dry ones eyes and laugh at a fall And baffled get up and begin again.
Robert Browning   Category: Eyes

If you live in a country run by committee be on the committee.
Graham Summer   Category: Committee

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
Herb Caen   Category: Immortality

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

[At a musical concert:] ... the musics pure algebra of enchantment.
Conrad Aiken   Category: Unsorted

OMEN n. A sign that something will happen if nothing happens.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Omen

Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
Satchel Paige   Category: Baseball

The man without religion is as a ship without a rudder.
B. C. Forbes   Category: Goals

Do what you feel in your heart to be right for youll be criticized anyway. Youll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Right

Gentle shepherd tell me where.
Samuel Howard   Category: Unsorted

Be scared. You cant help that. But don't be afraid. Aint nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer too has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.
William Faulkner   Category: Afraid

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

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Power

Young men hear an old man to whom old men hearkened when he was young.
Augustus Caesar   Category: Unsorted

Loveliest of lovely things are they On earth that soonest pass away. The rose that lives its little hour Is prized beyond the sculptured flower.
William Cullen Bryant   Category: Transience

I do not like this word bomb. It is not a bomb it is a device which is exploding.
Jacques Le Blanc   Category: Unsorted

O Lord if there is a Lord save my soul If I have a soul.
J. Ernest Renan   Category: Soul

I have yet to see any problem however complicated which when you looked at it in the right way did not become still more complicated.
Poul Anderson   Category: Problem

When we risk no contradiction It prompts the tongue to deal in fiction.
John Gay   Category: Contradict

That historians should give their own country a break I grant you; but not so as to state things contrary to fact. For there are plenty of mistakes made by writers out of ignorance and which any man finds it difficult to avoid. But if we knowingly write what is false whether for the sake of our country or our friends or just to be pleasant what difference is there between us and hack-writers? Readers should be very attentive to and critical of historians and they in turn should be constantly on their guard.
Polybius   Category: Unsorted

All you have to do is go down to the bottom of your swimming pool and hold your breath [US DOE Spokesperson on protecting yourself from nuclear radiation].
David Miller   Category: Unsorted

The feminine values are the fountain of bliss. Know the masculine Keep to the feminine.
Lao Tzu   Category: Valor

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate the last test and proof the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke   Category: Love

The things which belong to others please us more And that which is ours is more pleasing to others.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Envy

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice (of religious ritual). Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results (of ones actions) because there follows immediate peace.
Bhagavad-Gita   Category: Result

He that would be superior to external influences must first become superior to his own passions.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Passion

The future always holds something for the man who keeps his faith in it.
H. L. Hollis   Category: Unsorted

The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.
V. S. Pritchett   Category: Happiness

Virtue is its own punishment.
Unknown   Category: Virtue

You play the hand you're dealt. I think the game is worthwhile.
Christopher Reeve   Category: Unsorted

Salesmen should bear in mind that more mature men who have reached a certain point in business buy rather than are sold. A real salesman does not attempt to sell his prospect but instead directs his efforts towards putting the prospect in a frame of mind so that he will be moved to action by a given set of facts.
Roy Howard   Category: Sales

Pride will not act unless it be allowed that it can succeed; and it will do nothing rather than not do it brilliantly.
Thomas Lynch   Category: Unsorted

The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that youve got it made.
Groucho Marx   Category: Fair

A guilty conscience is the mother of invention.
Carolyn Wells   Category: Invention

And everything comes to One As we dance on dance on dance on.
Theodore Roethke   Category: Cynic

You cant see Canada across lake Erie but you know its there. Its the same with spring. You have to have faith especially in Cleveland.
Paul Fleischman   Category: Unsorted

An egg today is better than a hen tomorrow.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Egg

If Christians would really live according to the teachings of Christ as found in the Bible all of India would be Christian today.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Christianity

Instinct is the nose of the mind.
Delphine Girardin   Category: Instinct

There are times when forgetting can be just as important as remembering and even more difficult.
Harry & Joan Miller   Category: Unsorted

My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
Errol Flynn   Category: Habit

The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Music

In my opinion a mathematician in so far as he is a mathematician need not preoccupy himself with philosophy -- an opinion moreover which has been expressed by many philosophers.
Henri Lebesgue   Category: Mathematics

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Kill

REASONABLE adj. Accessible to the infection of our own opinions. Hospitable to persuasion dissuasion and evasion.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Reasonable

I have everything I had twenty years ago except now it's all lower.
Gypsy Rose Lee   Category: Age

Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Public

THEOSOPHY n. An ancient faith having all the certitude of religion and all the mystery of science.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Religion

A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Day

I feel a feeling which I feel you all feel.
George Ridding   Category: Running

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; and if we observe we shall find that all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them.
Socrates   Category: Practice

In the hour of adversity be not without hope For crystal rain falls from black clouds.
Nizami   Category: Hope

MIRACLE n. An act or event out of the order of nature and unaccountable as beating a normal hand of four kings and an ace with four aces and a king.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Miracle

All national institutions of churches whether Jewish Christian or Turkish appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind and monopolize power and profit.
Thomas Paine   Category: Church

He who through the error of attachment loves his body abides wandering in darkness sensible and suffering the things of death but he who realizes that the body is but the tomb of his soul rises to immortality.
Pymander   Category: Unsorted

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press and that cannot be limited without being lost.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Liberty

A good idea will keep you awake during the morning but a great idea will keep you awake during the night.
Marilyn vos Savant   Category: Idea

This is what has to be remembered about the law: Beneath that cold harsh impersonal exterior there beats a cold harsh impersonal heart.
David Frost   Category: Law

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it it becomes transformed by thought.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Idea

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Gratitude

I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!
Louise Bogan   Category: Suffer

MacDonald has the gift of compressing the largest amount of words into the smallest amount of thoughts.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Speak

Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them however has not changed; it is the same as it has always been since Callimachus administered the great library in Alexandria.
Lawrence Clark Powell   Category: Book

Odd things: animals. All dogs look up to you. All cats look down to you. Only the pig looks at you as an equal.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Animals

I swear by my life and my love of it that I will never live for the sake of another man nor ask another man to live for mine.
Ayn Rand   Category: Life

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

There was a land of Cavaliers and Cotton Fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow. Here was the last ever to be seen of Knights and their Ladies Fair of Master and of Slave. Look for it only in books for it is no more than a dream remembered a Civilization gone with the wind....
Sidney Howard   Category: Unsorted

We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own intoxicated with unbroken success we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace too proud to pray to the God that made us!
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Thanksgiving

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often far more accurate than you are willing to believe.
Claudia Black   Category: Self

Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
Robert Ranke Graves   Category: Unsorted

Man is never less sincere than when he asks or offers advice. When he asks it he seems to defer to the wisdom of his friend but really he seeks approval of his own opinion and to make his friend responsible with him for his actions. When he offers advice he seems to repay the confidence of his inquirer with disinterested zeal while really seeking to bolster his own advantage or reputation.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Alone

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Beauty

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Peter Ustinov   Category: Comedy

Well I wouldnt say I was in the great class but I had a great time while I was trying to be great.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Birthday

ZOOLOGY n. The science and history of the animal kingdom including its king the House Fly (Musca maledicta). The father of Zoology was Aristotle as is universally conceded but the name of its mother has not come down to us.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Zoo

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

Men are April when they woo December when they wed And maids are May when they are maids But the sky changes when they are wives.
William Shakespeare   Category: Soldier

A book is the only immortality.
Rufus Choate   Category: Book

With fingers weary and worn With eyelids heavy and red A woman sat in unwomanly rags Plying her needle and thread Stitch! stitch! stitch!
Thomas Hood   Category: Clothes

Teach me to feel another's woe To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show That mercy show to me.
Alexander Pope   Category: Mercy

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is.
Isaac Bashevis Singer   Category: Destiny

Whoever controls the mediathe imagescontrols the culture.
Allen Ginsberg   Category: Unsorted

There is only one satisfying way to boot a computer.
J. H. Goldfuss   Category: Computer

To freely bloom that is my definition of success.
Gerry Spence   Category: Unsorted

Wisdom too often never comes and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Felix Frankfurter   Category: Late

In a country well governed poverty is something to be ashamed of . In a country badly governed wealth is something to be ashamed of.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Potential

Painting is easy when you don't know how but very difficult when you do.
Edgar Degas   Category: Art

Ive had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasnt it.
Groucho Marx   Category: Insults

HURRY n. The dispatch of bunglers.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Hurry

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon   Category: Happiness

It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Curiosity

I did not know I loved you until I heard myself telling so for one instance I thought Good God what have I said? and then I knew it was true.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Love

Only the little people pay taxes.
Leona Helmsley   Category: Unsorted

Gaiety that sweetens existence and makes it wholesome a sense of humor a zest of enjoyment this is the accompaniment of courage which gives it a supreme value. Something of the high laughter of a Cyrano de Bergerac the world needs it.
Dr. Herbert Hichen   Category: Humor

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

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

The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves but in our attitude towards them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Attitude

The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux   Category: Writing

The gardener Adam and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Adam

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

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

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

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

Any change even a change for the better is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
Arnold Bennett   Category: Change

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

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

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
Daniele Vare   Category: Diploma

Humanity has advanced when it has advanced not because it has been sober responsible and cautious but because it has been playful rebellious and immature.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Maturity

I don't sleep with happily married men.
Britt Ekland   Category: Unsorted

Traditional thinking is all about what is; Future thinking will also need to be about what can be.
Edward de Bono   Category: Unsorted

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

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil but from the temper of the sufferer.
Joseph Addison   Category: Miser

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

My old stomping ground.
Proverb   Category: Home

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Moore   Category: Content

When people hear good music it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Music

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space.
Gloria Steinem   Category: Prison

... and God knows we are sensitive to the suffering that has sometimes broken loose to come billowing forth from your appendages like the pungent vapors of whales often it appears that in this life of experience and accommodation we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. But Sissy ... hold on!
Jack London   Category: Unsorted

Hiding leads nowhere except to more hiding.
Margaret A. Robinson   Category: Unsorted

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving.
Rosalind Russell   Category: Unsorted

Data is not information Information is not knowledge Knowledge is not understanding Understanding is not wisdom.
Cliff Stoll   Category: Knowledge

Faith is an adventure; it is the courage of the soul to face the unknown. But that courage springs from the hope and confidence of the soul that its adventure will succeed.
Henry van Dyke   Category: Faith

Books alone however well written or richly stored with facts cannot teach all that is necessary to be know about the subject; they can only act as a guide. We must examine the work of the past and note down errors of practice that have led to failures for rectification; so as to go forward with additional experience and a firm resolve to merit success in the new year.
T. W. Saunders   Category: Unsorted

Our virtues are dearer to us the more we have had to suffer for them. It is the same with our children. All profound affection entertains a sacrifice. Our thoughts are often worse than we are just as they are often better.
George Eliot   Category: Virtue

No man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Help

To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken a case among cases a world among worlds that the largeness of mind without which objectivity is self-congratulation and tolerance a sham comes.
Clifford Geertz   Category: Others

I like to have a thing suggested rather than told in full. When every detail is given the mind rests satisfied and the imagination loses the desire to use its own wings.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich   Category: Unsorted

To awaken each morning with a smile brightening my face; to greet the day with reverence for the opportunities it contains; to approach my work with a clean mind; to hold ever before me even in the doing of little things the Ultimate Purpose toward which I am working; to meet men and women with laughter on my lips and love in my heart; to be gentle kind and courteous through all the hours; to approach the night with weariness that ever woos sleep and the joy that comes from work well donethis is how I desire to spend wisely my days.
Thomas Dreier   Category: Life

Before every action ask yourself. Will this bring more monkeys on my back. Will the result of my action be a blessing or a heavy burden?
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Action

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

A 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

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
Gore Vidal   Category: Problem

Happiness mainly depends on man's ability to work and the way in which he does it.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Happiness

We cannot too often tell ourselves that the real wealth of a nationthe only enduring worthwhile wealthis in the spiritual mental and physical health of the citizens and that in a democracy we are all trustees.
Sir Herbert Gepp   Category: Unsorted

After three days fish and guests stink.
John Lyly   Category: Hospitality

And hail their queen fair regent of the night.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Garden

Intelligence has nothing to do with politics.
Londo Molari   Category: Unsorted

One should seek virtue for its own sake and not from hope or fear or any external motive. It is in virtue that happiness consists for virtue is the state of mind which tends to make the whole of life harmonious.
Zeno   Category: Virtue

Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
Albert Einstein   Category: Freedom

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

I am so fascinated with this century it will help keep me alive. Ill be there until the last minute fighting.
Berenice Abbott   Category: Unsorted

The two most beautiful words in the English language are check enclosed.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Engineer

Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.
Suzanne Necker   Category: Change

Many a mans reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Character

We can only love what we know.
Anna Letitia (Aikin) Barbauld   Category: Love

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
Susan Brownell Anthony   Category: Notice

Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.
Colleen Wilcox   Category: Teach

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

The awkward richness of possibilities seems to shatter any possible coherent theory of simplicity.
Slobkin   Category: Unsorted

There is no greater burden than great potential.
Charles M. Schulz   Category: Potential

We usually get what we anticipate....
Claude M. Bristol   Category: Diet

It makes no difference who you vote for the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.
Gore Vidal   Category: Politeness

What is it to stay young? It is the ability to hold fast to old friends and to make new ones to keep forever our beloved in dear remembrance and to open our hearts quickly to a light knock on the door.
Cornelia Rogers   Category: Youth

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

Technology in short cannot teach me how to do without technology.
Pico Iyer   Category: Unsorted

To turn to the Lord and to trust him through revelation will help any individual at any time in any part of the world understand and interpret correctly and righteously lifes experiences from the only true perspective which is the Lord's perspective revealed to man. To turn to the Lord and to trust his revelations is live in such a way as to resist the floods and the winds of doubt and uncertainty.
Charles Didier   Category: Unsorted

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

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Joseph Conrad   Category: Ambition

Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Isaac Bashevis Singer   Category: Doubt

What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive I feel that anything can happen.
Anouk Aimee   Category: Unsorted

Some are born great some achieve greatness and some hire public relations officers.
Daniel J. Boorstin   Category: Gravity

Nobody ever beats Wales at rugby they just score more points.
Graham Mourie   Category: Unsorted

Silence alone is great; all else is feebleness ... Perform with all your heart your long and heavy task.... Then as do I say naught but suffer and die.
Alfred de Vigny   Category: Unsorted

Calamity war famine plague death adversity disease injury do not necessarily produce repentance. We may become better in a calamity but it does not necessarily make us repent. The essence of repentance is that we cannot be repentant until we confront our own self righteousness with Gods righteousness.
Bishop Fulton John Sheen DD   Category: Repent

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves.
Count Maurice Maeterlinck   Category: Sick

Young people who see Randle as a role model may learn to associate the terror of defenseless chickens as a form of amusement.
Ingrid Newkirk   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

I never know how much of what I say is true.
Bette Midler   Category: Truth

The young are generally full of revolt and are often pretty revolting about it.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Revolution

You are invited to the festival of this world and your life is blessed.
Rabindranath Tagore   Category: Invitation

The Possibles slow fuse is lit By the Imagination.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Illusions

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

Many are always praising the bygone time for it is natural that the old should extol the days of their youth; the weak the time of their strength; the sick the season of their vigor; and the disappointed the spring-tide of their hopes.
Caleb Bingham   Category: Past

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

Say not that honour is the child of boldness nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due but to the manner of performing it.
Akhenaton   Category: Action

We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration for in doing so we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents.
Justice William J. Brennan Jr.   Category: Unsorted

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

We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Belief

I do not believe in doing for pleasure things I do not like to do.
Don Herold   Category: Pleasure

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

We come and go just like ripples in a stream.
John V. Politis   Category: Unsorted

Albert Gallatin to Alexander Addison Oct 7 1789 MS. in N.Y. Hist. Soc.-A.G. Papers. The whole of that Bill of Rights is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals.... It establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently no majority has a right to deprive them of.
Albert Gallatin   Category: Unsorted

To have faults and to be making no effort to amend them is to have faults indeed!
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Fault

When your heart speaks take good notes.
Judith Campbell   Category: Speak

Run to meet the future or its going to run you down.
   Category: Down

Therefore if you want to discover natures nakedness you must destroy its symbols and the farther you get in the nearer you come to its essense. When you come to theOne that gathers all things up into itself there your soul must stay.
Meister Eckhart   Category: Soul

You will find it a very good practice always to verify your references sir.
Martin Joseph Routh   Category: Research

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

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

People will listen a great deal more patiently while you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes.
Wilbur N. Nesbit   Category: Mistake

Where we love is truly home; home that our feet may leave but not our hearts.
Unknown   Category: Home

As I would not be a slave so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this to the extent of the difference is no democracy.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Death

Nobody seriously believes the universe was made by God without being persuaded that He takes care of His works.
John Calvin   Category: Unsorted

Some set more by such things as come from a distance but I reclect mother always used to maintain that folks was meant to be doctored with the stuff that grew right about em.
Sarah Orne Jewett   Category: Distance

What troubles me is not that movie stars run for office but that they find it easy to get elected. It should be difficult. It should be difficult for millionaires too.
Shana Alexander   Category: Unsorted

Someday I want to be rich. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be.
Rita Rudner   Category: Money

Philosophy is an act of living.
Plutarch   Category: Proverb

Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Work

Experience is the best of school masters only the school fees are heavy.
Thomas Caryle   Category: Education

The unacceptable face of capitalism.
Edward Heath   Category: Unsorted

Organismic awareness is what we on the Ego Level ordinarily but clumsily refer to as seeing touching tasting smelling and hearing. But in its very purest form this sensual awareness is nonsymbolic nonconceptual momentary consciousness. Organismic awareness is awareness of the Present only you cant taste the past smell the past see the past touch the past or hear the past. Neither can you taste smell see touch or hear the future. In other words organismic consciousness is properly timeless and being timeless it is essentially spaceless. Just as organismic awareness knows no past or future it knows no inside or outside no self or other. Thus pure organismic consciousness participates fully in the nondual awareness called Absolute Subjectivity.
Ken Wilber   Category: Unsorted

To promise not to do a thing is the surest way in the world to make a body want to go and do that very thing.
Mark Twain   Category: Promise

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 is only about things that do not interest one that one can give a really unbiased opinion which is no doubt the reason why an unbiased opinion is always valueless.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Opinion

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

They that know no evil will suspect none.
Ben Jonson   Category: Innocent

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Breeding

Walls are so necessary for gardens that even to multiply them I make as many little gardens as I can in the neighborhood of the great one whereby I have not only allfruits or espaliers and shelter which is very considerable; but am also thereby enabled to correct some defects and irregularities which render the garden disagreeable.
De La Quintinye   Category: Unsorted

Hes a stick in the mud.
Proverb   Category: Bore

I can tell where my own shoe pinches me.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Hurt

I am glad I am an optimist. The pessimist is half-licked before he starts. The optimist has won half the battle the most important half that applies to himself when he begins his approach to a subject with the proper mental attitude. The optimist may not understand or if he understands he may not agree with prevailing ideas; but he believes yes knows that in the long run and in due course there will prevail whatever is right and best.
Thomas A. Buckner   Category: Law

Your motive in working should be to set others by your example on the path of duty.
A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada   Category: Unsorted

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and begins to think for himself.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: Dissent

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

April is the cruelest month breeding Lilacs out of the dead land mixing Memory and desire stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm covering Earth in a forgetful snow feeding A little life with dried tubers.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Spring

Artists can color the sky red because they know its blue. Those of us who arent artists must color things the way they really are or people might think were stupid.
Jules Feiffer   Category: Sky

This country with its institutions belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. Why should there not be a patient confidence in the ultimate justice of the people? Is there any better or equal hope in the world?
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Institutions

Actual evidence I have none But my aunts charwomans sisters son Heard a policeman on his beat Say to a housemaid in Downing Street That he had a brother who had a friend Who knew when the war was going to end.
Reginald Arkell   Category: Unsorted

If you believe in the light its because of obscurity if you believe in happiness its because of unhappiness if you believe in God then you have to believe in the devil
Father X   Category: Unsorted

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

If a man have a strong faith he can indulge in the luxury of skepticism.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Faith

Do you not know my son with what little understanding the world is ruled?
Pope Julius III   Category: Wisdom

I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Action

How much easier is self-sacrifice than self-realization!
Eric Hoffer   Category: Sacrifice

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

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

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

Any great work of art ... revives and readapts time and space and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange special air.
Leonard Bernstein   Category: Art

For the industrious thinking right-living young man the future holds as many rewards as any period in our nations history.
William M. Jeffers   Category: Unsorted

Blessed is the man who having nothing to say abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
George Eliot   Category: Discretion

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
Saint Augustine   Category: Travel

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

The first rule to tinkering is to save all the parts.
Paul Erlich   Category: Rule

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.
Casey Stengal   Category: Baseball

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

Through the magic of motion pictures someone whos never left Peoria knows the softness of a Paris spring the color of a Nile sunset the sorts of vegetation one will find along the upper Amazon and that Big Ben has not yet gone digital.
Vincent Canby   Category: Movies

To do so no more is the truest repentance.
Martin Luther   Category: Proverb

Life has no other discipline to impose if we would but realize it than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes toeverything we run away from everything we deny denigrate or despise serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty painful evilcan become a source of beauty joy and strength if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Henry Miller   Category: Discipline

A man ought warily to begin charges which once begun will continue.
Francis Bacon   Category: Law

A book is a mirror: If an ass peers into it you cant expect an apostle to look out.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg   Category: Ass

I had hit a critical period in my life where I changed very much as a person. I consider the person I used to be dead and Im glad that he is. Insecure frightened confused much like a lot of people I know today.
Peter Steele   Category: Unsorted

This world is full of beauty as other worlds above And if we did our duty it might be as full of love.
Gerald Massey   Category: Unsorted

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

Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know about something you do not want to know.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Education

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid the further the date of redemption is postponed.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Death

When youre dead youre dead. Thats it.
Marlene Dietrich   Category: Death

If I were asked what book is better than a cheap book I should answer that there is one book better than a cheap bookand that is a book honestly come by.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Book

Life is a process of becoming a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
Anaïs Nin   Category: Death

In the long run I firmly believe only one answer can emerge. Always before in world history the frailty and weakness which the dictator has postulated in the masses of mankind has finally been uncovered in himself by the inexorable march of events and the world as a whole has somehow managed to achieve over the years continually higher and nobler modes of thinking and of living.
Dr. Harvey N. Davis   Category: Unsorted

Moderation in all things.
Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer)   Category: Moderation

Try as we may to make a silence we cannot.
John Cage   Category: Unsorted

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
William Bliss Carman   Category: Unsorted

Much of the present difficulty in industrial relations arises from the fact that too many employers as well as too many legislators take the Labor Leader more seriously than he deserves to be taken while taking the ordinary everyday middle-of-the-road wage-earner less seriously than he deserves to be taken.
Whiting Williams   Category: Unsorted

When you are down and out something always turns up and its usually the noses of your friends.
Orson Welles   Category: Friendship

When all candles bee out all cats be gray.
John Heywood   Category: Beauty

If every person has the right to defend even by force his person his liberty and his property then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Thus since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person liberty or property of another individual then the common force for the same reason cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person liberty or property of individuals or groups.
Claude Frederic Bastiat   Category: Unsorted

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Law

First they ignore you then they laugh at you then they fight you then you win.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Win

It isnt that they cant see the solution. It is that they cant see the problem.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Problem

TRUTH n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. Discovery of truth is the sole purpose of philosophy which is the most ancient occupation of the human mind and has a fair prospect of existing ... to the end of time.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Prospects

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

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round.
David Lodge   Category: Book

There is no remedy for time misspent; No healing for the waste of idleness Whose very languor is a punishment Heavier than active souls can feel or guess.
Aubrey De Vere   Category: Unsorted

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

Died of wounds inflicted in error by his own troops at the battle of Chancellorsville during the US Civil War. Let us cross over the river and sit in the shade of the trees.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson   Category: Unsorted

To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking hm to perform a postmortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of.
Ronald Aylmer Fisher   Category: Unsorted

A star for every State and a State for every star.
Robert C. Winthrop   Category: Government

Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders and shift that problem to the hands of the government to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Government

Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many too confusing or beyond a mans training to accomplish.
George S. Clason   Category: Desire

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak; they show what he is.
Thomas à Kempis   Category: Character

Door: What a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
Ogden Nash   Category: Dog

We have all forgot more than we remember.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Poetry

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Nature

When asked what CAD tools he used to design the Cray #3 pencils and quadrille pads.
Seymoure Cray   Category: Unsorted

To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Anatole France   Category: Illusions

Christmas Pie Lo! now is come our joyfullst feast! Let every man be jolly; Each room with ivy leaves is dressed And every post with holly. Now all our neighbours chimneys smoke And Christmas blocks are burning; Their ovens they with bakemeats choke And all their spits are turning. Without the door let sorrow lie And if for cold it hap to die Well bury it in a Christmas pie And ever more be merry.
George Wither   Category: Unsorted

Ideas are precious. An idea is the only lever which moves the world.
Arthur F. Corey   Category: Unsorted

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our worst enemies.
Roderick Thorp   Category: Unsorted

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson   Category: Children

Opera is like a husband with a foreign title: expensive to support hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge.
Cleveland Amory   Category: Challenge

We weep when we are born Not when we die!
Thomas Bailey Aldrich   Category: Afraid

If there be anything that can be called genius it consists chiefly in ability to give that attention to a subject which keeps it steadily in the mind till we have surveyed it accurately on all sides.
Reid   Category: Genius

I figured it was going to be a white guy between 25 and 55 because theyre the root of most evil.
Ann Rhodes   Category: Unsorted

Music is the universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Music

I can resist everything except temptation.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Temptation

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
The Bible   Category: Wife

I want either less corruption or more chance to participate in it.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Corrupt

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge skill desire and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.
Stephen R. Covey   Category: Success

Sometimes youre overwhelmed when a thing comes and you do not realize the magnitude of the affair at that moment. When you get away from it you wonder did it really happen to you.
Marian Anderson   Category: Unsorted

Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.... Does not love every instant achieve all around us in the couple or the team the magic feat ... of personalizing by totalizing? And if that is what it can achieve daily on a small scale why should it not repeat this one day on world-wide dimensions?
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin   Category: Love

Silence may be as variously shaded as speech.
Edith Wharton   Category: Sick

Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret especially under the cloak of national security is doubly dangerous.
William Proxmire   Category: Power

What is a socialist? One who has yearnings To share equal profits from unequal earnings.
Dr. William Ralph Inge   Category: Communism

The highest form of guitar soloing is saying something in 16 bars and not wasting a note. You cant aspire to anything finer in a pop record. Ive never gone for gratuitous soloing. The most predictable thing in the world is to wank on guitar for days on end. Its like weight lifting. Im not impressed by it
Elliot Easton   Category: Unsorted

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out starting with himself.
Blaine Lee   Category: Power

At sixteen I was stupid confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise self-confident prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid confused insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence?
Jules Feiffer   Category: Adolescence

We forfeit three fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Copy

What experience and history teach is thisthat people and governments never have learnt anything from history or acted on principles deduced from it.
George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel   Category: Unsorted

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Importance

No man is a hero to his valet. This is not because the hero is no hero but because the valet is a valet.
Hegel   Category: Familiarity

As I search the archives of my memory I seem to discern six types or methods [of judicial writing] which divide themselves from one another with measurable distinctness. There is the type magisterial or imperative; the type laconic or sententious; the type conversational or homely; the type refined or artificial smelling of the lamp verging at times upon preciosity or euphuism; the demonstrative or persuasive; and finally the type tonsorial or agglutinative so called from the shears and the pastepot which are its implements and emblem.
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo   Category: Unsorted

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Praise

But war s a game which were their subjects wise Kings would not play at.
William Cowper   Category: Kindness

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough A Jug of Wine a Loaf of Bread and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness Oh Wilderness were Paradise now!
Edward Fitzgerald   Category: Love

Once while walking through the mall a guy came up to me and said Hey hows it going? So I grabbed his arm and twisted it up behind his head and said Now whos asking the questions?
Jack Handey   Category: Question

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Doug Larson   Category: Spring

The art of the tea Way consists simply of boiling water preparing tea and drinking it.
Rikyu   Category: Unsorted

The acceptance of the truth that joy and sorrow laughter and tears are not confined to any particular time place or people but are universally distributed should make us more tolerant of and more interested in the lives of others.
William M. Peck   Category: Acceptance

Great wits are sure to madness near allied And thin partitions do their bounds divide.
John Dryden   Category: Gravity

He thought it happier to be dead To die for Beauty than live for bread.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Beauty

The more I want to get something done the less I call it work.
Richard David Bach   Category: More

Thinking makes the man.
Amos Bronson Alcott   Category: Unsorted

We barely have time to react in this world let alone rehearse.
Ani Difranco   Category: Time

Love is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Helen Hayes   Category: Unsorted

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine the test of its value is not in its taste but in its effects.
James William Fulbright   Category: Democracy

Eight things to do when difficulty hits you. 1. Keep calm don't panic don't get dramatic. 2. Don't nurse regrets (forget what is over the dam). 3. Practice de-confusion (list it on paper). 4. Don't insist on a solution for the whole problem (just go one step at a time). 5. Ask yourself if the problem is right or wrong; (no wrong action works out right) (hold on to the right and you will come out all right in the end.). 6. Pray. 7. Go for a walk and talk with the Lord and then listen and believe. 8. Continue to persevere. You will somehow stay on top and come out all right.
Unknown   Category: Difficulty

The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men.
Emile Zola   Category: Unsorted

Strategy is; A style of thinking a conscious and deliberate process an intensive implementation system the science of insuring future success.
Pete Johnson   Category: Unsorted

Give me a spirit that on this life's rough sea Loves t'have his sails filled with a lusty wind Even till his sail-yards tremble his masts crack And his ship run on her side so low That she drinks water and her keel plows air.
George Chapman   Category: Sailor

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Tact

And I have written three books on the soul Proving absurd all written hitherto And putting us to ignorance again.
Robert Browning   Category: Soul

If we want everything to remain as it is it will be necessary for everything to change.
Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa   Category: Unsorted

It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
Robert Southey   Category: Content

Most of us have collections of sayings we live by.... Whenever words fly up at me from the printed page as I read I intercept them instantly knowing they are for me. I turn them over carefully in my mind and cling to them hard.
Ray Stannard Baker   Category: Unsorted

Colleges are places where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.
Robert Green Ingersoll   Category: Colleges

Anyone may be an honorable man and yet write verse badly.
Jean Baptiste Moliere   Category: Poetry

Man that irrational creature who is always looking for home atmosphere in a hotel and hotel service around home.
The Bug   Category: Proverb

If you havent got anything nice to say about anybody come sit next to me.
Alice Roosevelt Longworth   Category: Speak

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

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

You will be better advised to watch what we do instead of what we say.
John Newton Mitchell   Category: Action

If we cannot now end our differences at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: World

If there is no worker involvement there is no quality system.
Lloyd Dobens and Clare Crawford-Mason   Category: Unsorted

When a man is in love or in debt someone else has the advantage.
Bill Balance   Category: Unsorted

It isnt the incompetent who destroys an organization. The incompetent never gets in a position to destroy it. It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up.
F.M. Young   Category: Achievement

Now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started to happen to somebody else.
Don Marquis   Category: Luck

Democracy is ever eager for rapid progress and the only progress which can be rapid is progress down hill.
Sir James Jeans   Category: Unsorted

Society my dear is like salt water good to swim in but hard to swallow.
Arthur Stringer   Category: Society

Do not do unto others as you would they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Gold

The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that give us our own small satisfactions.
Billy Joel   Category: Joy

The whole of life lies in the verb seeing.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin   Category: Unsorted

Painting is possessed of a divine power for not only ... does it make the absent present but it also after many centuries makes the dead almost alive so that they are recognized with great admiration ...
Leon Battista Alberti   Category: Art

I was never less alone than when by myself.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Lonely

We must use time creatively and forever realize that the time is always to hope to do great things.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Good

Loss and Possession death and life are one There falls no shadow where there shines no sun
Hilaire Belloc   Category: Shadow

Art distills sensation and embodies it with enhanced meaning.
Jacques Barzun   Category: Art

Those who are nearest to God are they who are first to give a salutation.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Desire

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

Mi taku oyasin. (We are all related.)
Proverb   Category: Race

That is the future and it is probably nearer than we think. But our primary problem as universities is not engineering that future. We must rise above the obsession with quantity of information and speed of transmission and recognize that the key issue for us is our ability to organize this information once it has been amassed to assimilate it find meaning in it and assure its survival for use by generations to come.
Vartan Gregorian   Category: University

The world behaves differently when I take action to go after what I want.
Price Pritchett   Category: Action

Of all paths a man could strike into there is at any given moment a best path for every man; to find this path and to walk in it is the one thing needful for him.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Best

Im struck by the insidious computerdriven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure muscles are unreliable but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse.
Brian Eno   Category: Unsorted

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
General George S. Patton   Category: War

I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills. All I have done is to try experiments in both on as vast a scale as I could.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Leadership

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

Perfectionism is a slow death. If everything were to just like I would want it to just like I would plan for it to then I would never experience anything new; my life would be an endless repetition of stale successes. When I make a mistake I experience something unexpected.
Hugh Prather   Category: Perfection

Get my swan costume ready.
Anna Pavlova   Category: Last

Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance.
King George V   Category: Chance

Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations.
Orson Welles   Category: Quotations

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces and which most men throw away But which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction from the life of a man.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Time

No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Evil

Little words never hurt a big idea.
Howard W. Newton   Category: Idea

Humanity has passed through a long history of one–sidedness and of a social condition that has always contained the potential of destruction despite its creative achievements in technology. The great project of our time must be to open the other eye: to see all–sidedly and wholly to heal and transcend the cleavage between humanity and nature that came with early wisdom.
Murray Bookchin   Category: Wisdom

I believe there are 15747724136275002577605653961181555468044717914527116709 366231425076185631031296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons.
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington   Category: Unsorted

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

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Age

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

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

When I consider what some books have done for the world and what they are doing how they keep up our hope awaken new courage and faith soothe pain give an ideal life those whose hours are cold and hard bind together distant ages and foreign lands create new worlds of beauty bring down truth from heaven; I give eternal blessings for this gift and thank God for books.
James Freeman Clarke   Category: Unsorted

It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely well and justly and impossible to live wisely well and justly without living pleasurably. Epicurus taught: Pleasure defined as freedom from pain is the highest good.
Epicurus   Category: Unsorted

Keep humor alive and you stay alive longer too.
Nellie Curtiss   Category: Humor

It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Effort

Hope awakens courage. He who can implant courage in the human soul is the best physician.
Karl Ludwig von Knebel   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

In our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair against our will comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. Quoted by Robert F. Kennedy delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King Jr. the evening of April 4 1968 in Indianapolis Indiana. These words lacking own have been used as one of the inscriptions at the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.
Aeschylus   Category: Sleep

As a graduate of the Zsa Zsa Gabor School of Creative mathematics I honestly do not know how old I am.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Age

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life: that word is love.
Sophocles   Category: Life

The ultimate aim of the training is to create an actor who can be responsible for his artistic development and achievement.
Stella Adler   Category: Actors

We heard recently the touching story of a young flier who was killed in action. Before he died he had time to scrawl only a few words as a brief final message to his parents back home. The note read: Dear Mom and Pop; I had time to say my prayers. Jack.
James Keller   Category: Prayer

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
Sidney Howard   Category: Know

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Ahead

Youth is fair a graceful stag Leaping playing in a park Age is gray a toothless hag Stumbling in the dark.
Isaac L. Peretz   Category: Unsorted

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

All is fish that comth to net.
John Heywood   Category: Fish

The god of victory is said to be one-handed but peace gives victory on both sides.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Peace

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Cowardice

He who praises everybody praises nobody.
James Boswell   Category: Praise

The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. Its got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You cant blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore Hesburgh   Category: Leadership

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isnt in flames that there are people in the country besides politicians entertainers and criminals.
Charles Kuralt   Category: Politics

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

The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
Goldie Hawn   Category: Unsorted

If after I depart this vale you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Epitaphs

MEEKNESS n. Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Meek

Immortality a fate worse than death
Edgar A. Shoaff   Category: Immortality

That was a great speech. Every thinking American will vote for you. Thats not enough. I need a majority.
Morris King Mo Udall   Category: Unsorted

In general the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Government

When it comes to the future there are three kinds of people: those who let it happen those who make it happen and those who wonder what happened.
John M. Richardson Jr.   Category: Future

If we accept and acquiesce in the face of discrimination we accept the responsibility ourselves and allow those responsible to salve their conscience by believing that they have our acceptance and concurrence. We should therefore protest openly everything ... that smacks of discrimination or slander.
Mary McLeod Bethune   Category: Slander

I laugh because I must not cry.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Laugh

If this is a blessing it is certainly very well disguised.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Blessing

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
Jon Winokur   Category: Unsorted

Be charitable in your thoughts in your speech and in your actions. Be charitable in your judgments in your attitudes and in your prayers. Think charitably of your friends your neighbors your relatives and even your enemies. And if there be those whom you can help in a material way do so in a quiet friendly neighborly way as if it were the most common and everyday experience for you. Tongues of men and angels gifts of prophecy and all mysteries and all knowledge are as nothing without charity.
Patrick Joseph Cardinal Hayes   Category: Charity

We have to keep trying things were not sure we can pull off. If we just do the things we know we can do... you don't grow as much. You got to take those chances on making those big mistakes.
Cybill Shepherd   Category: Unsorted

No one is so old that he cannot live yet another year nor so young that he cannot die today.
Fernando de Rojas   Category: Age

Truth uttered before its time is dangerous.
Mencius   Category: Truth

Self-reliance can turn a salesman into a merchant; a politician into a statesman; an attorney into a jurist; an unknown youth into a great leader. All are to be tomorrows big leaders those who in solitude sit above the clang and dust of time with the worlds secret trembling on their lips.
Newell Dwight Hillis   Category: Unsorted

It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
Dick Cheney   Category: Liberty

Happy is the soul that has something to look backward to with pride and something to look forward to with hope.
Oliver G. Wilson   Category: Unsorted

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

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
Bertolt Brecht   Category: Laugh

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

Mathematical rigor is like clothing; in its style it ought to suit the occasion and it diminishes comfort and retrains freedom of movement if it is either too loose or too tight.
G. F. Simmons   Category: Unsorted

Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment a way of looking at ones existence ones misfortune or ones discomfort. If you really love if you really know how to laugh the result is the same: you forget yourself.
Claude Roy   Category: Forget

A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.
William Makepeace Thackery   Category: Fool

Quarrels would not last so long if the fault were only on one side.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Argument

If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing slowly ... very slowly.
Gypsy Rose Lee   Category: Job

Ever notice that the whisper of temptation can be heard farther than the loudest call to duty.
Earl Wilson   Category: Whisper

Humor is something that thrives between mans aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because you see humor is truth.
Victor Borge   Category: Humor

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

No action is without its side effects.
Barry Commoner   Category: Action

I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there.
Richard Phillips Feynman   Category: Born

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life the clearer we should see through it.
Jean-Paul Sartre   Category: Age

A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Miser

O for a life of sensations rather than of thoughts!
John Keats   Category: Feelings

This seems to be one of the many cases in which the admitted accuracy of mathematical processes is allowed to throw a wholly inadmissible appearance of authority over the results obtained by them. Mathematics may be compared to a mill of exquisite workmanship which grinds your stuff to any degree of fineness; but nevertheless what you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat flour from peascods so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Mathematics

Better guide the young than reclaim them when old For the voice of true wisdom is calling To rescue the fallen is good but tis best To prevent other people from falling Better close up the source of temptation and crime Than deliver from dungeon or gallery Better put a strong fence round the top of the cliff Than an ambulance down in the valley.
Joseph Malins   Category: Unsorted

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

Take care of those who work for you and youll float to greatness on their achievements.
H. S. M. Burns   Category: Achievement

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often but by striking true.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Power

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Arthur Ashe   Category: Confidence

I never deny I never contradict. I sometimes forget.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Homosexuality

We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Understand

Senescence begins And middle age ends The day your descendents Outnumber your friends.
Ogden Nash   Category: Age

Failure is success if we learn from it.
Malcolm S. Forbes   Category: Factory

They shall not pass.
Dolores Ibtrruri   Category: Unsorted

In this world there are only two tragedies: one is not getting what one wants and the other is getting it.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Tragedy

Collective judgement of new ideas is so often wrong that it is arguable that progress depends on individuals being free to back their own judgement despite collective disapproval.
W. A. Lewis   Category: Unsorted

What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love ... Give it the best there is in you ... Seize your opportunities And be a member of the team. In no country but America I believe is it possible to fulfill all four of these requirements.
Benjamin F. Fairless   Category: Success

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
Theophile Gautier   Category: Administration

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
Fontenelle   Category: Happiness

I wish to God these calculations had been executed by steam.
Charles Babbage   Category: Unsorted

You cant prevent birds of sorrow flying over your head but you can stop them building nests in your hair.
Unknown   Category: Grief

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

A man finds room in the few square inches of the face for the traits of all his ancestors; for the expression of all his history and his wants.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Ancestors

Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
Carrie Chapman Catt   Category: Just

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf   Category: Right

A field cannot well be seen from within the field.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: See

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

I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. Thats the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them and then you never know where the hell you are.
J. D. Salinger   Category: Love

The worlds as ugly as sin And almost as delightful.
Frederick Locker-Lampson   Category: Ugly

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

If you want to get the best out of a man you must look for the best that is in him.
Bernard Haldane   Category: Best

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

Dr. Livingstone I presume?
Sir Henry Morton Stanley   Category: Unsorted

To destroy is still the strongest instinct in our nature.
Sir Max Beerbohm   Category: Nature

Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches.
Will Rogers   Category: Practice

Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.
Robert Burton   Category: Adversity

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

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell   Category: Integrity

I have discovered that this world is harsh cruel and nasty enough without writing off entire classes of individuals on the basis of their colour or national origin. There are enough people in the world who can be judged on the basis of their actions that we don't need to judge others merely on the basis of their colour or nationality.
Robert Chase   Category: Race

Let us be about setting high standards for life love creativity and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
Greg Anderson   Category: Love

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

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work patience love self-sacrifice no paper currency no promises to pay but the gold of real service.
John Burroughs   Category: Volunteer

We do not want our world to perish. But in our quest for knowledge century by century we have placed all our trust in a cold impartial intellect which only brings us nearer to destruction.
Dora Russell   Category: Unsorted

My theology briefly is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
Christopher Darlington Morley   Category: Theology

If I were to begin life again I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little more.
Jules Renard   Category: Music

Reader suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.
Mark Twain   Category: Congress

American society is a sort of flat fresh-water pond which absorbs silently without reaction anything which is thrown into it.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Society

It is my belief that nearly any invented quotation played with confidence stands a good chance to deceive.
Mark Twain   Category: Quotations

If the grass on the other side of the fence appears greener ... it must be all the fertilizer they are using.
Kevin Rodowicz   Category: Envy

It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way.
John Lord Morley   Category: Good

I value kindness to humans first of all and kindness to animals. I don't respect the law; I have total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer the beer stronger the food cheaper and old men and women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.
Brendan Behan   Category: Kindness

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest But the happiest are usually the best.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Happiness

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

If America is to be run by the people it is the people who must think. And we do not need to put on sackcloth and ashes to think. Nor should our minds work like a sundial which records only sunshine. Our thinking must square against some lessons of history some principles of government and morals if we would preserve the rights and dignity of men to which this nation is dedicated.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Thief

I always suspect an artist who is successful before he is dead.
Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas   Category: Unsorted

Ideals are the incentive payment of practical men. The opportunity to strive for them is the currency that has enriched America through the centuries.
Robert E. Hannegan   Category: Ambition

No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all- disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report ....
Woodrow Wilson   Category: President

It is the fight alone that pleases us not the victory.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Fight

Part of the reason that men seem so much less loving than women is that mens behavior is measured with a feminine ruler.
Francesca M. Cancian   Category: Love

Facts that are not frankly faced have a habit of stabbing us in the back.
Sir Harold Bowden   Category: Fact

Recollect that the Almighty who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Dog

Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.
Billie Burke   Category: Unsorted

The definition of hell is a place where nothing connects with nothing.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Hell

We have to face it: in America today the way to have fun and celebrate is to break a store window and take something. That's the way it is today in America and we have to accept it.
Richard Daley   Category: Unsorted

Ive had diseases that lasted longer than my marriages.
Nell Carter   Category: Unsorted

If your nose runs and your feet smell then youre built upside down.
Unknown   Category: Nose

I don't like a man to be too efficient. Hes likely to be not human enough.
Felix Frankfurter   Category: Better

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
E.F. Schumacher   Category: Big

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.
Gerald De Nerval   Category: Flower

Above all other things is justice. Success is a good thing; wealth is good also; honor is better but justice excels them all.
David Dudley Field   Category: Unsorted

Bloods not thicker than money.
Groucho Marx   Category: Money

I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Brave

The perception of truth must be a growth from within. It cannot be a graft.
Paramahansaji   Category: Unsorted

Going to church doesnt make you a Christian anymore than going to the garage makes you a car.
Dr. Laurence J. Peter   Category: Church

Doctors cure the more serious diseases with harsh remedies. Curtius Medici graviores morbos asperis remediis curant
Quintus Curtius Rufus   Category: Unsorted

Alls fair in love and war.
Francis Edward Smedley   Category: Love

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Maeterlinck   Category: Death

Sitting quietly doing nothing Spring comes and the grass grows by itself.
Unknown   Category: Do

In our bodies in this moment there live the seed impulses of the change and spiritual growth we seek and to awaken them we must bring our awareness into the body into the here and now.
Pat Ogden   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
John Henry Cardinal Newman   Category: Nothing

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

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

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

Our only true course is to let the motive for action be in the action itself never in its reward; not to be incited By the hope of the result nor yet indulge a propensity for inertness.
H. P. Blavatsky   Category: Action

NOW faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen. .... Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
The Bible   Category: See

I hate women because they always know where things are.
James Thurber   Category: Loquacity

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
St. Ambrose   Category: Unsorted

'Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam Be it ever so humble there's no place like home.
Payne   Category: Unsorted

I respect faith but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Doubt

Muhammad said That person will not enter Paradise who hath one atom of pride in his heart. And a man present said Verily a man is fond of having good clothes and good shoes. Muhammad said God is Beauty and delighteth in the beautiful; but pride is holding man in contempt.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Beauty

We can have no 50-50 allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else or he is not an American at all.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Ambition

There is a certain hidden mediocrity in those who are stationed above us in life an ability to take liberties in their pursuit of pleasures and diversions without injuring the honor and respect we owe to them.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Mediocre

I try to get people to see what I have.... When you run a computer company you have to get people to buy into your dreams.
Steven Paul (Steve) Jobs   Category: Wisdom

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
Leontyne Price   Category: Success

Ability is a poor mans wealth.
Sir Christopher Wren   Category: Ability

Those who misremember the past are pleased to repeat it as proof.
Mike Huybensz   Category: Past

Who is more foolish the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
Maurice Freehill   Category: Afraid

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
Rabbi Moses ben Maimon Maimonides   Category: Truth

Employees make the best dates. You don't have to pick them up and theyre always tax deductible.
Andy Warhol   Category: Employees

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Don Marquis   Category: Poetry

You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going because you might not get there.
Yogi Berra   Category: Goals

Commitment ... is a binding but happy response to duty. It is at once peaceful yet compelling for it obligates one to action. It is essential to the good life. It is doing what everyone can do.
James M. Paramore   Category: Commitment

The future is bound to surprise us but we don't have to be dumbfounded.
Kenneth Boulding   Category: Unsorted

All persons are puzzles until at last we find some word or act the key to the man to the woman; straightaway all their past words and actions lie in light before us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Housework

Though force can protect in emergency only justice fairness consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Justice

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

He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.
Frederick William Robertson   Category: Unsorted

We presuppose two things: that there is yet to be learned infinitely more than is now known and that man can learn it.
John W. Campbell Jr.   Category: Infidelity

How wonderful it is that we can start doing good at this very moment.
Anne Frank   Category: Unsorted

I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein   Category: Enjoyment

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Nicholas Murray Butler   Category: Expert

So nigh is grandeur to our dust So near is God to man When Duty whispers low Thou must The youth replies I can.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Duty

Two battleships assigned to the training squadron had been at sea on maneuvers in heavy weather for several days. I was serving on the lead battleship and was on watch on the bridge as night fell. The visibility was poor with patchy fog so the captain re
Frank Koch   Category: Unsorted

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
Lauren Bacall   Category: Illusions

We are entitled to personal revelation especially when it concerns our own or our childrens lives and what has been foreordained for them. This is true whether our children number one or ten and whether the Lord sends them to us through natural means or adoption. This is a glorious knowledge.
Linda Eyre   Category: Children

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.
Lisa Alther   Category: Mother

He who does something at the head of one regiment will eclipse him who does nothing at the head of a hundred.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Military

Rapid technological advancement may produce problems and challenges for business when their products or services are rendered obsolete virtually overnight. The salesman who has properly learned his craft will have transferable skills perfectly adaptable to the emerging technology. The benefit of having transferable skills in such a volatile marketplace is readily apparent. It ís insurance against unemployment.
Dan Brent Burt   Category: Technology

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

All that we are not stares back at what we are.
Wystan Hugh Auden   Category: Life

If you would convince a man that he does wrong do right. Men will believe what they see.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Convince

The real end of science is the honor of the human mind.
Carl Jacobi   Category: Unsorted

Do not let fear confine your life Inside a shell of doubt; A turtle never moves until His head is sticking out.
Charles Ghigna   Category: Unsorted

Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Elinor Glyn   Category: Romance

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

Listen to all plucking a feather from every passing goose but follow no one absolutely.
Proverb   Category: Advice

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

Citizenship comes first today in our crowded world.... No man can enjoy the privileges of education and thereafter with a clear conscience break his contract with society. To respect that contract is to be mature to strengthen it is to be a good citizen to do more than your share under it is to be noble.
Isaiah Bowman   Category: Citizen

A man must make his opportunity as oft as find it.
Francis Bacon   Category: Opportunity

If trees could scream would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might if they screamed all the time for no good reason.
Jack Handey   Category: Tree

SAUCE n. The one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment. A people with no sauces has one thousand vices; a people with one sauce has only nine hundred and ninety-nine. For every sauce invented and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Civilization

Am I my brothers keeper?
The Bible   Category: Brotherhood

Once a newspaper touches a story the facts are lost forever even to the protagonists.
Norman Mailer   Category: Journalism

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

The underlying attraction of the movement of water and sand is biological. If we look more deeply we can see it as the basis of an abstract idea linking ourselves with the limitless mechanics of the universe.
Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe   Category: Universe

It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Know

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

The American people...have a stake in non-conformity. For they know that the American genius is non-conformist.
Henry Steele Commager   Category: Unsorted

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

Facts are stubborn things.
Alain Rene Lesage   Category: Stubbornness

Self education can be a bulwark against the boredom of retirement. More importantly in today's dynamic world without continuing education one is quickly pushed into the category of the relatively unlearned. Self-education involves thinking and thinking is hard work.
Lavor K. Chaffin   Category: Unsorted

Handsome is that handsome does.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Beauty

In my opinion he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit and acquires a name by some illustrious action or useful art.
Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust   Category: Volunteer

All that is gold does not glitter Not all those who wander are lost The old that is strong does not wither Deep roots are not reached by frost.
John Ronald Reuel J. R. R. Tolkien   Category: Strength

Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Wise

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession and therefore are most economical in its use.
Unknown   Category: Truth

You've seen [angst] (you know you have) late at night in a mirror. It has deep hollow eyes too exhausted to close and looks like someone you thought you knew
Dirk John Fischer   Category: Unsorted

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Danger

If what you believe doesnt effect how you live then it isnt very important.
Bickel & Jantz   Category: Unsorted

Upon marying actress Julia Roberts: Its true that I did get the girl but then my grandfather always said Even a blind chicken finds a few grains of corn now and then.
Lyle Lovett   Category: Unsorted

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Laugh

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

It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.
William Carlos Williams   Category: Poetry

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

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle   Category: Education

PHRENOLOGY n. The science of picking the pocket through the scalp. It consists in locating and exploiting the organ that one is a dupe with.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Medicine

Her eyes the glowworm lend thee The shooting stars attend thee; And the elves also Whose little eyes glow Like the sparks of fire befriend thee.
Robert Herrick   Category: Unsorted

The political parties of Ireland have turned the land into a battlefield where self-interest takes priority over party and party takes priority over the common good. If anything is for the common good let not cynicism criticism or frustration stop us on the way.
Fr Daniel McDyer   Category: Unsorted

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

I was much further out than you thought And not waving but drowning.
Stevie Smith   Category: Despair

With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again though it contradict every thing you said to-day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Shadow

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

Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.
Philip Crosby   Category: Wrong

Muddy the water.
Proverb   Category: Confuse

I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
Jerome K. Jerome   Category: Job

...but highly placed sources within the Kennedy Administration disagreed: [T]he assumption that the strategic nuclear balance mattered in any way was wrong... As far as I am concerned it made no difference... If my memory serves me correctly we had some five thousand strategic nuclear warheads as against t heir three hundred. Can anyone seriously tell me that their having three hundred and forty would have made any difference? The military balance wasnt changed. I didnt believe it then and I don't believe it now...
Robert S. McNamara   Category: Nuclear

Lead me Zeus and you Fate wherever you have assigned me. I shall follow without hesitation; but even if I am disobedient and do not wish to I shall follow no less surely.
Cleanthes   Category: Unsorted

Be regular and orderly in your life that you may be violent and original in your work.
Clive Barker   Category: Order

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
Bruce Lee   Category: Flexible

Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation.
Charles Baudelaire   Category: Reason

I have always said that a conference was held for one reason only to give everybody chance to get sore at everybody else. Sometimes it takes two or three conferences to scare up a war but generally one will do it.
Will Rogers   Category: War

The more original a discovery the more obvious it seems afterward.
Arthur Koestler   Category: Discovery

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

All good activities which encourage people to learn how to live with one another pleasantly and to develop a sense of humor improve living.
Leonard Carmichael   Category: Humor

All for love and nothing for reward.
Edmund Spenser   Category: Love

Worthiness is a process and perfection is an eternal trek. We can be worthy to enjoy certain privileges without being perfect.
Marvin J. Ashton   Category: Unsorted

I suggest that all who listen to my voice would benefit by an examination of the lives of those we sustain as general officers of the Church. You will find some important examples among them and come to know those who have a perfect heart.
Monte J. Brough   Category: Unsorted

When I say beautiful things Im not necessarily living them; when I live them the beautiful thing is that words arent necessary.
Brock Tully   Category: Word

Censorship like charity should begin at home but unlike charity it should end there.
Clare Boothe Luce   Category: Charity

It is well when judging a friend to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
Arnold Bennett   Category: Judgment

The happiest sweetest tenderest homes are not those where there has been no sorrow but those which have been overshadowed with grief and where Christs comfort was accepted. The very memory of the sorrow is a gentle benediction that broods ever over the household like the silence that comes after prayer. There is a blessing sent from God in every burden of sorrow.
James Russell Miller   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Attention to health is lifes greatest hindrance.
Plato   Category: Health

Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved of all the gifts which we might have wasted of all that we might have done which we did not do.
Gian-Carlo Menotti   Category: Hell

Ignorance is a poor tool in a battle of wits.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Ignorance

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

An armed society is a polite society.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Gun

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
Demosthenes   Category: Master

The world is all gates all opportunities strings of tension waiting to be struck.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Opportunity

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

Its designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring when everything is new again and it blossoms in the summer filling the afternoons and evenings and then as soon as the chill rains comes it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.
A Bartlett Giamatti   Category: Golf

He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.
Charles Dickens   Category: Do

Those who are gonna burn in the end are those who are not on fire now.
Unknown   Category: Innocent

If you will tell me why the fen appears impassable I then will tell you why I think that I can cross it if I try.
Marianne Craig Moore   Category: Why

Sex IS power. Identity is power. In western culture there are no nonexploitative relationships. Everyone has killed in order to live.
Camille Paglia   Category: Unsorted

Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
Robert Green Ingersoll   Category: Justice

The seed of Abraham hear His voice and will not harden their hearts.
E. Ray Bateman   Category: Unsorted

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Tennessee Williams   Category: Unsorted

Terror is as much a part of the concept of truth as runniness is of the concept of jam. We wouldnt like jam if it didnt by its very nature ooze. We wouldnt like truth if it wasnt sticky if from time to time it didnt ooze blood.
Jean Baudrillard   Category: Terrorism

It is better to be safe than sorry.
Proverb   Category: Better

When you have spoken the word it reigns over you. When it is unspoken you reign over it.
Proverb   Category: Speak

I have loved many the more and the few I have loved many that I might love you.
Grace Fallow Norton   Category: Commandments

Reason often makes mistakes but conscience never does.
Josh Billings   Category: Unsorted

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

... that nothings so sacred as honor and nothings so loyal as love.
Wyatt Earp   Category: Unsorted

There are no dumb questionsonly dumb answers.
Marshall Loeb   Category: Unsorted

It is circumstance and proper timing that give an action its character and make it either good or bad.
Agesilaus II   Category: Bad

That saints will aid if men will call; For the blue sky bends over all!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Saint

For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.
Eric Ambler   Category: Law

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

No we're not looking at how to control criminals.... We're talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns.
Sen. Howard Metzenbaum   Category: Unsorted

It is difficult to say what is impossible for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard   Category: Dream

Gardening takes a plot of land a hoe and willing muscles. Scratching the soil harvesting garden fruits are peaceful results. With a garden there is hope.
Grace Firth   Category: Unsorted

Most married couples even though they love each other very much in theory tend to view each other in practice as large teeming flaw colonies the result being that they get on each others nerves and regularly erupt into vicious emotional shouting match
Dave Barry   Category: Marriage

Its good to have money and the things money can buy. But its good too to check up once in a while and make sure you havent lost the things that money cant buy.
George Lorimer   Category: Unsorted

Madame that is by far the ugliest nose I have ever seen and I compliment you on it it suits you!
Richard Henry Peter Sellers   Category: Flower

Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
William Faulkner   Category: Time

In Mexico we have a word for sushi Bait.
Jose Simon   Category: Food

To burn always with this hard gem-like flame to maintain this ecstasy is success in life.
Walter Pater   Category: Success

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody there would be very little printed.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Newspaper

If you want to make your dreams come true the first thing you have to do is wake up.
J. M. Power   Category: Dream

Therefore to be possessd with double pomp To guard a title that was rich before To gild refined gold to paint the lily To throw a perfume on the violet To smooth the ice or add another hue Unto the rainbow or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
William Shakespeare   Category: Excess

Hath not thy heart within thee burned At evenings calm and holy hour?
Samuel G. Bulfinch   Category: Garden

Better to write for yourself and have no public than write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly   Category: Writing

Hell is oneself; Hell is alone the other figures in it merely projections. There is nothing to escape from and nothing to escape to. One is always alone.
George Eliot   Category: Hell

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

Our critical day is not the very day of our death but the whole course of our life; I thank him that prays for me when my bell tolls; but I thank him much more that catechizes me or preaches to me or instructs me how to live.
John Donne   Category: Unsorted

Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.... It is ideas not vested interests which are dangerous for good or evil.
John Maynard Baron Keynes of Tilton   Category: Easy

Never 'for the sake of peace and quiet' deny your own experience or convictions.
Dag Hammarskjöld   Category: Experience

The worst thing in the world next to anarchy is government.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Anarchy

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word fair in connection with income tax policies.
William F. Buckley Jr.   Category: Unsorted

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

DIE n. The singular of dice. We seldom hear the word because there is a prohibitory proverb Never say die.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Games

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Conformity

In holy musics golden speech Remotest notes to notes respond: Each octave is a world; yet each Vibrates to worlds beyond its own.
AUBREY Thomas de Vere   Category: Unsorted

A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Observe

What is particularly intriguing in fact is that whereas many peoples tend to locate this experience (of the sacred) in certain unusual if not supernatural moments and circumstances ... the Oriental focus is upon mystery in the most obvious ordinary mundanethe most naturalsituations of life.
Conrad Hyers   Category: Unsorted

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

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant   Category: Science

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is disease.
Lao Tzu   Category: Investment

My mind is incapable of conceiving such a thing as a soul. I may be in error and man may have a soul; But I simply do not believe it.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Soul

When men grow virtuous in their old age they only make a sacrifice to God of the devil's leavings.
Alexander Pope   Category: Virtue

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

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

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

Death: A punishment to some to some a gift and to many a favor.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Death

Hostility to youth is the worst vice of the middle-aged.
J. A. Spender   Category: Unsorted

I have forgot much Cynara! Gone with the wind.
Ernest Dowson   Category: Unsorted

Speak out. Youve got to speak out against the madness
Steven Stills   Category: Unsorted

A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
William Styron   Category: Book

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips   Category: Politics

Coffee should be black as hell strong as death and sweet as love.
Proverb   Category: Coffee

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

Religion which should most distinguish us from beasts and ought most peculiarly to elevate us as rational creatures above brutes is that wherein men often appear most irrational and more senseless than beasts themselves.
John Locke   Category: Religion

The education of a man is never completed until he dies.
Robert E. Lee   Category: Education

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

There are some men who lift the age they inhabit till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.
Maxwell Anderson   Category: Gravity

Philosophers have argued for centuries about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin but materialists have always known it depends on whether they are jitterbugging or dancing cheek to cheek.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Angel

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either than they know how to use.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Unhappiness

I have had playmates I have had companions In my days of childhood in my joyful school-days. All all are gone the old familiar faces.
Charles Lamb   Category: Children

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

The best soldiers are not warlike.
Proverb   Category: Military

We live to love you more each day
Jayne Mansfield   Category: Unsorted

Pessimism when you get used to it is just as agreeable as optimism.
Arnold Bennett   Category: Optimism

Modesty is a shining light; it prepares the mind to receive knowledge And the heart for truth.
Guizot   Category: Unsorted

A garden was the primitive prison till man with Promethean felicity and boldness luckily sinned himself out of it.
Charles Lamb   Category: Unsorted

It is better to decide between our enemies than our friends; for one of our friends will most likely become our enemy; But on the other hand one of your enemies will probably become your friend.
Bias   Category: Endure

Endless money forms the sinews of war.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Money

Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.
Charles Thomas Studd   Category: Unsorted

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond   Category: Love

If punishment makes not the will supple it hardens the offender.
John Locke   Category: Punish

No one has completed his education who has not learned to live with an insoluble problem.
Edmund J. Kiefer   Category: Unsorted

Live your life in the manner that you would like your kids to live theirs.
Michael Levine   Category: Live

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
Abigail Van Buren   Category: Hate

Those new regions [America] which we found and explored with the fleet ... we may rightly call a New World ... a continent more densely peopled and abounding in animals than our Europe or Asia or Africa; and in addition a climate milder than in any other region known to us.
Amerigo Vespucci   Category: World

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
Ethel Percy Andrus   Category: Unsorted

Some keep the Sabbath going to Church I keep it staying at Home With a bobolink for a Chorister And an Orchard for a Dome.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Home

Every now and again take a good look at something not made with handsa mountain a star the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and above all the assurance that you are not alone in the world.
Sidney Lovett   Category: Alone

Pity is best taught by fellowship in woe.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Pity

Gardeners Know All The Dirt.
Proverb   Category: Garden

Sympathizers are spectators; empathizers wear game shoes.
John Eyberg   Category: Unsorted

They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.
Plato   Category: Truth

England perfidious England.
Jacques-Benigne Bossuet   Category: Unsorted

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe seldom executed.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Law

A sadder and a wiser man He rose the morrow morn.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Experience

Nature and education are somewhat similar. The latter transforms man and in so doing creates a second nature.
Democritus of Abdera   Category: Unsorted

Where there is much light the shadow is deep.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Contrast

Whoever named necking was a poor judge of anatomy.
Groucho Marx   Category: Sex

Science is the refusal to believe on the basis of hope.
C. P. Snow   Category: Science

Anyone who wants to understand me must first understand Russell Kansas. It is my home where my roots lie and a constant source of strength. My fathers view of the world as stewers versus doers registered early. From my neighbors I learned to feel deeply for God country and family. In Russell I came to understand there are things worth living for and if need be dying for. The Russell of my youth was not a place of wealth. Yet it was generous with the values that would shape my outlook and the compassion that would restore lifes richness after I had begun to doubt my future following the war. Ever since I have tried in my own way to give back some of what the town has given me. I have tried to defend and serve the America I learned to love in Russell.
Robert 'Bob' Dole   Category: Unsorted

Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupations is exhilarating and lifegiving.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Bore

He that is not handsome at twenty nor strong at thirty nor rich at forty nor wise at fifty will never be handsome strong rich or wise.
George Herbert   Category: Age

In our era the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action.
Dag Hammarskjöld   Category: Action

Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
Robert C. Edwards   Category: Exaggeration

Evil is something you recognize immediately you see it: it works through charm.
Brian Masters   Category: Charm

Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in their beds
Clement Clarke Moore   Category: Christmas

I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can close our eyes.
Richard Steele   Category: Ears

When a friend is in trouble don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Friendship

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

One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire.
John Foster   Category: Genius

The man who first abused his fellows with swear-words instead of bashing their brains out with a club should be counted among those who laid the foundations of civilization.
Sir John Denham   Category: Swear

One must have a mind of winter to regard the frost and the boughs of the pine trees crusted with snow And have been cold a long time to behold the junipers shagged with ice the spruces rough in the distant glitter of the January sun and not to think of any misery in the sound of the wind in the sound of a few leaves which is the sound of the land full of the same wind blowing in the same bare place for the listener who listens in the snow and nothing herself beholds nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.
Wallace Stevens   Category: Snow

Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Aesop   Category: Prudent

God exists since mathematics is consistent and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it.
Andre Weil   Category: Mathematics

To gain that which is worth having it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Bernadette Devlin   Category: Everything

I do then with my friends as I do with my books. I would have them where I can find them but I seldom use them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Friendship

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

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.
George Eliot   Category: Growth

A moments insight is sometimes worth a lifes experience
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Creative

Native ability without education is like a tree without fruit.
Aristippus   Category: Education

Truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Proverb   Category: Truth

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels levers and springs and believes it civilization.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Invention

Modern man thinks he loses something; time; when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains; except kill it.
Erich Fromm   Category: Time

POTABLE n. Suitable for drinking. Water is said to be potable; indeed some declare it our natural beverage although even they find it palatable only when suffering from the recurrent disorder known as thirst for which it is a medicine.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Water

I am not in the giving vein today.
William Shakespeare   Category: Give

To make progress in understanding all this we probably need to begin with simplified (oversimplified?) models and ignore the critics tirade that the real world is more complex. The real world is always more complex which has the advantage that we shant run out of work.
John Ball   Category: Unsorted

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

Once a woman has forgiven a man she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
Marlene Dietrich   Category: Forgive

Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Easy

The best way to be boring is to leave nothing out.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Nothing

A kiss can be a comma a question mark or an exclamation point. Thats basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
Mistinguett   Category: Kissing

Good girls go to heaven bad girls go everywhere.
Helen Gurley Brown   Category: Bad

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Fear

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

Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love.
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller   Category: Love

Either do as your neighbors do or move away.
Proverb   Category: Conformity

We need a resolute struggle against the priest whether he be called the pastor the abbot the rabbi the patriarch the mullah or the pope. At a certain stage this struggle must be transformed into the struggle against God whether he be called Jehovah Jesus Buddha or Allah.
V. Stepanov   Category: Unsorted

... among all grammars meeting this condition (of adequacy) we select the simplest.
Chomsky   Category: Unsorted

I owe nothing to Womens Lib.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Feminist

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
B. F. Skinner   Category: Computer

Men may change their climate but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
Joseph Addison   Category: Common

Armed neutrality.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Unsorted

Words are of course the most powerful drug used by mankind.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Drugs

The urge to distribute wealth equally and still more the belief that it can be brought about by political action is the most dangerous of all popular emotions. It is the legitimation of envy of all the deadly sins the one which a stable society based on consensus should fear the most. The monster state is a source of many evils; but it is above all an engine of envy.
Paul Johnson   Category: Socialism

I have always felt that laughter in the face of reality is probably the finest sound there is and will last until the day when the game is called on account of darkness. In this world a good time to laugh is any time you can.
Linda Ellerbee   Category: Laugh

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Florence Griffith Joyner   Category: Success

When Im home or far away Heavnly Father hear me pray.
Mary R. Jack   Category: Unsorted

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents for these only gave life those the art of living well.
Aristotle   Category: Children

PREDICTION If I chose Not to bear this child That in me grows Giving in To the well-respected And learned Philosophies of men There would be No crash of thunder At my decision; No lightning burst Or loud condemning voice From heaven Only bitter knowledge Forever after And the quiet pleased sound Of Satan's laughter.
Wanda Loveridge   Category: Unsorted

Book lovers are thought by unbookish people to be gentle and unworldly and perhaps a few of them are so. But there are others who will lie and scheme and steal to get books as wildly and unconscionably as the dope-taker in pursuit of his drug. They may not want the books to read immediately or at all; they want them to possess to range on their shelves to have at command. They want books as a Turk is thought to want concubines not to be hastily deflowered but to be kept at their masters call and enjoyed more often in thought than in reality.
Robertson Davies   Category: Book

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but character health knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Roger Babson   Category: Unsorted

If you wish to be miserable think about yourself about what you want what you like what respect people ought to pay you what people think of you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make sin and misery for yourself out of everything God sends you; you will be as wretched as you choose.
Charles Kingsley   Category: Character

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

If you and your lips would keep from slips Of five things have a care: To whom you speak of whom you speak And how and when and where.
Augustus William Hare   Category: Cause

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

Aim at perfection in everything though in most things it is unattainable. However they who aim at it and persevere will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Perfection

When you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Government

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

Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring wedding ring and suffering.
Unknown   Category: Circus

And better had they neer been born Who read to doubt or read to scorn.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Doubt

In order to become a leading home run hitter a batter must be surrounded by good hitters otherwise the pitchers will pitch around him. Likewise many successful people became that way from being on a good team.
J. Laing Burns Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Teaching kids to count is fine but teaching them what counts is best.
Bob Talbert   Category: Best

The successful producer of an article sells it for more than it cost him to make and that's his profit. But the customer buys it only because it is worth more to him than he pays for it and that's his profit. No one can long make a profit producing anything unless the customer makes a profit using it.
Samuel B. Pettengill   Category: Unsorted

Believe me when I say that Bill Clintons second term will be good for business. My business.
Mark Russell   Category: Unsorted

The Lord wants us to be filled with hopenot just because it points us to a brighter tomorrow but because it changes the quality of our lives.
Dwan Jacobsen Young   Category: Unsorted

They have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.
The Bible   Category: Wind

I know well what I am fleeing from but not what I am in search of.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Me

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank   Category: Wait

It is an error to suppose that courage means courage in everything. Most people are brave only in the dangers to which they accustom themselves either in imagination or practice.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Courage

Happy is the person who not only sings but feels Gods eye is on the sparrow and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Joy

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

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion on the other hand produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau   Category: Art

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

We watch the liner in the distance glide Out from the sheltered waters of the bay Into the arms of ocean's vastness won. Enfolded in infinity of tide We lose it and the last faint smoke line gray Merges into the sunset and is gone. Vanished from sight and lost art thou at sea Swallowed in oceans blue immensity? Ah no. Though trackless be the deep and wide Thy pilot shall bring thee triumphantly Into the harbor on the other side.
Edith E. McGee   Category: Unsorted

First you forget names then you forget faces then you forget to pull your zipper up and then you forget to pull your zipper down.
Leo Rosenberg   Category: Age

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year.
Jorge Luis Borges   Category: Unsorted

You may not have saved a lot of money in your life but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks you are a pretty rich man.
Seth Parker   Category: Unsorted

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

Resolved never to do anything which I should be afraid t do if it were the last hour of my life.
Jonathan Edwards   Category: Do

We have a double standard which is to say a man can show how much he cares by being violentsee hes jealous he caresa woman shows how much she cares by how much shes willing to be hurt; by how much she will take; how much she will endure; how suicidal shes prepared to be.
Andrea Dworkin   Category: Woe

Without knowing the force of words it is impossible to know men.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Literature

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

When I don't like a piece of music I make a point of listening to it more closely. [Attributed]
Florent Schmitt   Category: Music

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

I seldom think about my limitations and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague like a breeze among flowers.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Limits

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

My salad days When I was green in judgment: cold in blood To say as I said then!
William Shakespeare   Category: Judgment

We have come to think of art and work as incompatible or at least independent categories and have for the first time in history created an industry without art.
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy   Category: Unsorted

Never do to-day what you can put off till tomorrow.
Punch   Category: Today

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Do

One must separate from anything that forces one to repeat No again and again.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: No

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Crime

Every human being of whatever origin of whatever station deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.
U. Thant   Category: Unsorted

The fear of death is worse than death.
Robert Burton   Category: Immortality

I am not arguing with youI am telling you.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler   Category: Argument

Whatever you are by nature keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
Sydney Smith   Category: Housework

It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do since when one comes down to it there is not one effect in nature no matter how small that even the most speculative minds can fully understand.
Galileo Galilei   Category: Nature

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

The future is purchased by the present.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Future

There are no embarrassing answersjust embarrassing questions.
Carl Rowan   Category: Unsorted

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
Joseph De Maistre   Category: Patience

How awful to reflect that what people say of us is true!
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Scandal

Whats the use of a revolution without general copulation.
Peter Weiss   Category: Unsorted

The reason why worry kills more people than hard work is that more people worry than work.
Robert Frost   Category: Worry

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

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

Friends applaud the Comedy is over.
Ludwig Van Beethoven   Category: Last

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
Mortimer Adler   Category: Unsorted

Sooner or later false thinking brings wrong conduct.
Julian Huxley   Category: Conduct

The average American thinks he isnt.
Unknown   Category: Ego

One religion is as true as another.
Robert Burton   Category: Religion

But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you to love the LORD your God and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cleave unto him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Thomas Morell   Category: Unsorted

The fewer words the better prayer.
Martin Luther   Category: Breeding

Baloney is the unvarnished lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney is flattery laid on so thin you love it.
Bishop Fulton John Sheen   Category: Unsorted

Old age was simply a delightful time when the old people sat on the sunny doorsteps playing in the sun with the children until they fell asleep. At last they failed to wake up.
James Paytiamo   Category: Age

A guy who wraps up a two-minute idea in a two-hour vocabulary.
Walter Winchell   Category: Unsorted

A man cant ride your back unless its bent.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Pride

It would be quite enjoyable actually laughing at them all. Remember this is the future of our country. Laugh boys and girls because if you do not laugh you are going to have to cry
Jason Farnon   Category: Unsorted

She looks as if butter wouldnt melt in her mouth.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Woe

One ought everyday at least to hear a little song read a good poem see a fine picture and if it were possible to speak a few reasonable words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Culture

Myth is someone elses religion.
Caroline Llewellyn   Category: Unsorted

Mother and small son walking along a sun-splashed street; Their shadows hand in hand dance swiftly at their feet. Her shadow straight and tall; his shadow small and round; They laugh at their likenesses traced there upon the ground. The summer suns pass quickly. They walk another day. Now shadows move sedately down the familiar way. His shadow now the tall one her shadow slight and bent And as she walks she wonders where his little shadow went.
Dorothy Oakley Rea   Category: Unsorted

A specialist is a man who knows more and more about less and less.
Dr.William James Mayo   Category: Unsorted

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

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.
Joe Clark   Category: Self

It is not of so much consequence what you say as how you say it.
Alexandra Smith   Category: Unsorted

Every event that a man would master must be mounted on the run and no man ever caught the reins of a thought except as it galloped past him.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Thief

His tenderness in the springing grass His beauty in the flowers His living love in the sun above All here and near and ours!
Samuel Gilman   Category: Unsorted

A light supper a good nights sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved A coward.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Cowardice

I used to trouble about what life was for now being alive seems sufficient reason.
Joanna Field   Category: Unsorted

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

Choose always the way that seems the best however rough it may be. Custom will soon render it easy and agreeable.
Pythagoras   Category: Choice

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Book

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt too.
Oscar Levant   Category: Democrat

Think not forever of yourselves O Chiefs nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn whose faces are coming from beneath the ground.
Peacemaker   Category: Peace

A person who can write a long letter with ease cannot write ill.
Jane Austen   Category: Unsorted

Voters quickly forget what a man says.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Forget

The Rule of Sibs: If your sibling gets something you want you (1) try to take it; (2) break it; or (3) say its no good.
Patricia Fleming   Category: Rule

Listen to what you know through your body.
Frances Payne Adler   Category: Unsorted

To write a book is a task needing only pen ink and paper; to print a book is rather more difficult because genius often expresses itself illegibly; to read a book is more difficult still for one has to struggle with sleep; but to sell a book is the most difficult task of all.
Frank Mumny   Category: Unsorted

During his 1956 presidential campaign a woman called out to Mr. Stevenson Senator you have the vote of every thinking person! Stevenson called back Thats not enough madam we need a majority!
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Campaign

You don't tell deliberate lies but sometimes you have to be evasive.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Lever

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

The greatest and most impossible problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Problem

Consider carefully before you say a hard word to a man but never let a chance to say a good one go by. Praise judiciously bestowed is money invested.
George Horace Lorimer   Category: Unsorted

Men are cruel but Man is kind.
Rabindranath Tagore   Category: Man

Your circumstances may be uncongenial but they shall not long remain so if you but perceive an Ideal and strive to reach it. You can not travel within and stand still without.
James Allen   Category: Unsorted

The fall of Rome is often regarded as an object lesson in the wages of sin. Its contemporaries however more frequently laid the blame on the rise of Christianity.... Although they do not inquire into the future and either forget or do not know the past yet defame present times as most unusually beset as it were by evils because there is belief in Christ and worship of God and increasingly less worship of idols.
Paulus Orosius   Category: Unsorted

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

Larger and finer meanings are read into the older legends of the plants and the universality of certain myths is expressed in the concurrence of ideas in the beginnings of the great religions. One of the first figures in the leading cosmologies is a tree of life guarded by a serpent. In the Judaic faith this was the tree in the garden of Eden; the Scandinavians made it an ash Ygdrasil; Christians usually specify the tree as an apple Hindus as a soma Persians as a homa Cambodians as a talok; this early treee is the vine of Bacchus the snake-entwined caduceus of Mercury the twining creeper of the Eddas the bohidruma of Buddha the fig of Isaiah the tree of Aesculapius with the serpent around his trunk.
Charles M. Skinner   Category: Unsorted

I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Factory

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
Bodie Thoene   Category: Unsorted

We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love one another.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Religion

The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Gossip

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people but you cant be two people. Instead you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
Lee Iacocca   Category: Motivation

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
L. P. Hartley   Category: Diet

Try try try and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything.
W. Clement Stone   Category: Try

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Danger

From the poetry of Lord Byron they drew a system of ethics compounded of misanthropy and voluptuousnessa system in which the two great commandments were to hate your neighbour and to love your neighbours wife.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Commandments

Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives a man a tree or a bird should be touched gently because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life.
Elizabeth Goudge   Category: Unsorted

Our countrys honor calls upon us for a vigorous and manly exertion; and if we now shamefully fail we shall become infamous to the whole world.
George Washington   Category: Country

It was not just the Church that resisted the heliocentrism of Copernicus. Many prominent figures in the decades following the 1543 publication of De Revolutionibus regarded the Copernican model of the universe as a mathematical artifice which though it
Tycho Brahe   Category: Unsorted

What is shape without form; What is chaos without order; What is life without death; What is friendship without love; What isnt?
Scott Jesus Watson   Category: Love

The visionary is the only true realist.
Federico Fellini   Category: Reality

Tom Birch is as brisk as a bee in conversation; but no sooner does he take a pen in his hand than it becomes a torpedo to him and benumbs all his faculties.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Pen

Vain are the thousand creeds That move men's hearts: unutterably vain; Worthless and withered weeds Or idlest froth amid the boundless main.
Emily Brontë   Category: Creed

O think not bold man because thy punishment is delayed that the arm of God is weakened; neither flatter thyself with hopes that He winketh at thy doings. His eye pierceth the secrets of every heart and He remembereth them for ever...
Akhenaton   Category: Unsorted

No matter what side of the argument you are on you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
Jascha Heifetz   Category: Argument

Victory is a political fiction.
Unknown   Category: Fiction

Oh you tyrant Titus Tatius! You took such great things for yourself! O Tite tute Tati tibi tanta tyranne tulisti
Quintus Ennius   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

The age is dull and mean. Men creep Not walk; with blood too pale and tame To pay the debt they owe to shame; Buy cheap sell dear; eat. drink and sleep down-pillowed deaf to moaning want; Pay tithes for soul-insurance; keep Six days to Mammon one to Cant
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Shame

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

...Euclid alone Has looked on Beauty bare. He turned away at once; Far too polite to stare.
Adrian Riskin   Category: Unsorted

Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
E. Christopher Zeeman   Category: Creative

The world in its best state is nothing more than a larger assembly of beings combining to counterfeit happiness which they do not feel.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Happiness

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
John Adams   Category:

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Joseph Addison   Category: Happiness

There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Sorrow

If people concentrated on the really important things in life there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larsen   Category: Fish

Some people think that all the world should share their misfortunes though they do not share in the sufferings of any one else.
A. Poincelot   Category: Unsorted

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos.
Kerry Thornley   Category: Chaos

All men have happiness as their object: there is no exception. However different the means they employ they all aim at the same end.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Happiness

Of all the worldly passions lust is the most intense. All other worldly passions seem to follow in its train.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Lust

Slow down and enjoy life. Its not only the scenery you miss by going too fast you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor   Category: Slow

An honest man can never surrender an honest doubt.
Walter Malone   Category: Unsorted

The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent.
Mel Lazarus   Category: Children

Until one is committed there is hesitancy the chance to draw back always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in ones favor all manner of unforeseen incidents meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it. Boldness has genius power and magic in it. Begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Commitment

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

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 true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.
John James Audubon   Category: Unsorted

Watching football is like watching pornography. Theres plenty of action and I cant take my eyes off it but when its over I wonder why the hell I spent an afternoon doing it.
Luke Salisbury   Category: Football

Give a man a pipe he can smoke Give a man a book he can read And his home is bright with a calm delight Though the room be poor indeed.
Alfred Dunhill   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

The boast of heraldry the pomp of powr And all that beauty all that wealth eer gave Await alike the inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
Thomas Gray   Category: Glory

It is not so much what we get out of life as what we put into it that determines how large our returns of happiness shall be. The triumphant life is to be achieved through service. But it must be free and not compulsory.... There is a place where the path of duty suddenly becomes the path of beauty.
Frank C. Lockwood   Category: Unsorted

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
Mark Twain   Category: Success

Comment is free but facts are sacred.
Charles Prestwich Scott   Category: Fact

The world is a looking glass and gives back to every man the reflection of his own face. Frown at it and it will look sourly upon; laugh at it and with it and it is a jolly kind companion.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Attitude

Nobody does good to man with impunity.
François Auguste Rene Rodin   Category: Unsorted

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

(On the anthropogenic increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration) The essential fact which emerges ... is that the three smallest and most active reservoirs (of carbon in the global carbon cycle) the atmosphere the plants and the soil are all of roughly the same size. This means that large human disturbance of any one of these reservoirs will have large effects on all three. We cannot hope either to understand or to manage the carbon in the atmosphere unless we understand and manage the trees and the soil too.
Freeman Dyson   Category: Unsorted

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Creative

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didnt happen.
Earl Wilson   Category: Easy

WHITE adj. and n. Black.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Black

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producers heart.
Fred Allen   Category: Hollywood

Be so true to thyself as thou be not false to others.
Francis Bacon   Category: Self

Among us I am happy to say old age is honorable and regarded as a blessing from the Lord. It is our duty to desire to live long upon the earth that we may do as much good as we possibly can. I esteem it a great privilege to have the opportunity of living in mortality. The Lord has sent us here for a wise and glorious purpose and it should be our business to find out what that purpose is and then to order our lives accordingly.
Lorenzo Snow   Category: Unsorted

And ye sall walk in silk attire And siller hae to spare Gin yell consent to be his bride Nor think o Donald mair.
Susanna Blamire   Category: Unsorted

If you would not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten Either write things worthy reading Or do things worth the writing.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: False

My mirth can laugh and talk but cannot sing: My grief finds harmonies in everything.
James B.V. Thomson   Category: Unsorted

You need not choose evil; but have only to fail to choose good and you drift fast enough toward evil. You do not need to say I will be bad you have only to say I will not choose Gods choice and the choice of evil is already settled.
W. J. Dawson   Category: Unsorted

Accomplishing the impossible means only the boss will add it to your regular duties.
Doug Larson   Category: Accomplishment

Men are more sentimental than women. It blurs their thinking.
Lazurus Long   Category: Woe

There can be no high civilization where there is not ample leisure.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Civilization

Time is a file that wears and makes no noise.
H. G. Bohn   Category: Proverb

The human mind has first to construct forms independently before we can find them in things.
Albert Einstein   Category: Mind

When we encounter a natural style we are always surprised and delighted for we thought to see an author and found a man.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Style

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cant read them.
Mark Twain   Category: Book

Be gentle with yourself learn to love yourself to forgive yourself for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Wilfred A. Peterson   Category: Unsorted

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Perfection

Courage is the capacity to confirm what you can be imagined ...
Leo Calvin Rosten   Category: Courage

No man is born unto himself alone; Who lives unto himself he lives to none.
Francis Quarles   Category: Selfishness

Who first invented work and bound the free And holiday-rejoicing spirit down . . . . To that dry drudgery at the desks dead wood? . . . . Sabbathless Satan!
Charles Lamb   Category: Holiday

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

Acting is just a way of making a living the family is life.
Denzel Washington   Category: Acquaintance

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

To believe with certainty we must begin with doubting.
Stanislaus I   Category: Belief

Heed ye Flower Bush and Tree By the Lady Blessed Be. Where the rippling waters go Cast a stone and truth youll know.
Dragon Willow   Category: Unsorted

Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
Plato   Category: Thief

Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps and preside over the White House as the presidents spouse. I wish him well!
Barbara Pierce Bush   Category: President

Priests are no more necessary to religion than politicians to patriotism.
John H. Holmes   Category: Religion

A widow of doubtful age will marry almost any sort of a white man.
Horace Greeley   Category: Widow

When you clench your fist no one can put anything in you hand nor can your hand pick up anything.
Alex Haley   Category: Unsorted

Aside from the strictly moral standpoint honesty is not only the best policy but the only possible policy from the standpoint of business relations. The fulfillment of the pledged word is of equal necessity to the conduct of all business. If we expect and demand virtue and honor in others the flame of both must burn brightly within ourselves and shed their light to illuminate the erstwhile dark corners of distrust and dishonesty.... The truthful answer rests for the most part within ourselves for like begets like. Honesty begets honesty; trust trust; and so on through the whole category of desirable practices that must govern and control the worlds affairs.
James Franklin Bell   Category: Unsorted

Assassinate me you may; intimidate me you cannot.
John Philpot Curran   Category: Unsorted

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.
Javan   Category: Love

Gentlemen include me out.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Gentlemen

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
Unknown   Category: Learn

There is no child a doer of good to his parents who looketh on them with kindness and affection but God will grant with every look the rewards for an approved pilgrimage.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Parents

Qui sexcuse saccuse He who excuses himself accuses himself.
Gabriel Meurier   Category: Excuse

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered you will never grow
Ronald E. Osborn   Category: Growth

What is the use of a house if you havent got a tolerable planet to put it on?
Henry David Thoreau   Category: House

He [Kippis] might be a very clever man by nature for aught I know but he laid so many books upon his head that his brains could not move.
Robert Hall   Category: Book

Methinks I see in my mind a noble and puissant nation rousing herself like a strong man after sleep and shaking her invincible locks; methinks I see her as an eagle mewing her mighty youth and kindling her undazzled eyes at the full midday beam.
John Milton   Category: Nation

How many of us are waiting for the opportunity to do some great thing for the betterment of our community forgetting that the solution of the problem requires only the active intelligent fulfillment of individual civic duty. The only things which are wrong about our Government are the things which are wrong with you and me. Democracy is never a thing done; it is and always will be a goal to be achieved. It means action not passive acquiescence in things as they are; it requires alertness to duty a dynamic faith a willingness to give for the good of all. It can live only as a result of loyalty and devotion to its principles expressed by daily deeds.
Douglas L. Edmonds   Category: Government

If you want to be successful know what you are doing love what you are doing and believe in what you are doing.
Will Rogers   Category: Do

Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy for it increases your own health and happiness.
Zoroaster   Category: Unsorted

When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two I didnt like it I didnt inhale it and never tried it again.
William Jefferson Clinton   Category: Unsorted

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house you can never tell.
Joan Crawford   Category: Love

A man should never put on his good trousers when he goes out to battle for freedom or truth.
Henrik Ibsen   Category: Freedom

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

Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Acquaintance

Some of my best friedns are children. In fact all of my best friends are children.
J. D. Salinger   Category: Children

CANNON n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Nation

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and blind can read.
Mark Twain   Category: Deaf

He who would teach men to die would teach them to live.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Death

What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Community

Do not bathe if there is no water.
Proverb   Category: Water

It takes vision and courage to create it takes faith and courage to prove.
Owen D. Young   Category: Courage

I walked a mile with Pleasure She chatted all the way But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow And neer word said she But oh the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me!
Robert Browning Hamilton   Category: Pleasure

Having imagination it takes you an hour to write a paragraph that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the paragraph at all.
Franklin Pierce Adams   Category: Illusions

To see is one of Gods great gifts to man and to comprehend what we see is doubly so. Furthermore He has endowed some people with the qualities to see the beauties of life and nature much more than others and they have the greatest gift of all.
Waite Phillips   Category: Unsorted

Retreat Hell! We're just advancing in another direction.
General O.P. Smith   Category: Unsorted

To his wife a week before his death in 1861 But O Sarah! if the dead can come back to this earth and flit unseen around those they loved I shall always be near you; In the gladdest days and in the darkest nights ... always always and if there be a soft breeze upon your cheek it shall be my breath as the cool air fans your throbbing temple it shall be my spirit passing by. Sarah do not mourn me dead; think I am gone and wait for thee for we shall meet again.
Major Sullivan Ballou   Category: Death

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must I think have great sadness on Earth.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   Category: Gravity

We often hear that mathematics consists mainly of proving theorems. Is a writers job mainly that of writing sentences?
Gian-carlo Rota   Category: Mathematics

If you believe the noises of the world rather than the silences of your soul you will be lost.
Neale Donald Walsch   Category: Unsorted

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

I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz   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

Historic responsibility has to make up for the want of legal responsibility.
John Dalberg Lord Acton   Category: Power

I stand for freedom of expression doing what you believe in and going after your dreams.
Madonna Ciccone   Category: Dream

To show your true ability is always in a sense to surpass the limits of your ability to go a little beyond them: to dare to seek to invent; it is at such a moment that new talents are revealed discovered and realized.
Simone de Beauvoir   Category: Ability

The hope of all who suffer The dread of all who wrong.
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Debt

Lets quit fiddling with religion and do something to bring the world to Christ.
William Ashley (Billy) Sunday   Category: Unsorted

Where life is colorful and varied religion can be austere or unimportant. Where life is appallingly monotonous religion must be emotional dramatic and intense. Without the curry boiled rice can be very dull.
C. Northcote Parkinson   Category: Religion

Cameron: The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California. Less than a hundred were made. My father spent three years restoring this car. It is his love it is his passion... Ferris: ... it's his fault he didnt lock the garage.
Movie   Category: Automobiles

There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Beauty

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

We should often be ashamed of our very best actions if the world only saw the motives which caused them.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Motives

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
Elsa Schiapirelli   Category: Cook

Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Unsorted

The flea though he kill none he does all the harm he can.
John Donne   Category: Harm

Men commonly think according to their inclinations speak according to their learning and imbibed opinions but generally act according to custom.
Francis Bacon   Category: Custom

Love all Gods creatures the animals the plants. Love everything to perceive the divine mystery in all.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   Category: Unsorted

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

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Work

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components love adventure power and fame.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Want

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Problem

A budget tells us what we cant afford but it doesnt keep us from buying it.
William Feather   Category: Buy

Why should we be cowed by the name of Action?
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Action

If courage wasnt a standard result of aging it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well.
Lawana Blackwell   Category: Courage

As far as we can look back into history the downfall of any nation can be traced from the moment that nation became timid about spending its best blood.
Frederick Russell Burnham DSO   Category: Unsorted

All great questions of politics and economics come down in the last analysis to the decisions and actions of individual men and women. They are questions of human relations and we ought always to think about them in terms of men and womenthe individual human beings who are involved in them. If we can get human relations on a proper basis the statistics finance and all other complicated technical aspects of these questions will be easier to solve.
Thomas J. Watson   Category: Easy

I respect everyone. I even respect journalists. Responding politely to inane comments by an NBC interviewer Atlanta Olympics.
Alexander 'the Russian Rocket' Popov   Category: Journalism

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Annette Funicello   Category: Unsorted

Sometimes I go about pitying myself And all the while I am being carried across the sky By beautiful clouds.
Proverb   Category: Pity

In every principle presented to us our first inquiry should be Is it true? Does it emanate from God? If he is its Author it can be sustained just as much as any other truth in natural philosophy; if false it should be opposed and exposed just as much as any other error.
John Taylor   Category: Unsorted

What is essential to practice the Tao is to get rid of cravings and vexations. If these afflictions are not removed it is impossible to attain stability. This is like the case of the fertile field which cannot produce good crops as long as the weeds are not cleared away. Cravings and ruminations are the weeds of the mind; if you do not clear them away concentration and wisdom do not develop.
Chang San-feng   Category: Calm

The real challenge that we face in our communications with others is to condition our hearts to have Christlike feelings for all of Heavenly Father's children. When we develop this concern for the condition of others we then will communicate with them as the Savior would. We will then warm the hearts of those who may be suffering in silence. As we meet people with special needs along life's way we can then make their journey brighter by the things that we say. Christlike communications will help us to develop righteous relationships and ultimately to return to our heavenly home safely. May we treasure the divine gift of communication and may we use it wisely to build and to assist others on this marvelous journey through mortality.
L. Lionel Kendrick   Category: Unsorted

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Joseph Brodsky   Category: Book

Two lights for guidance. The first our little glowing atom of community with all that it signifies. The second the cold light of the stars symbol of the hypercosmical reality with its crystal ecstasy. Strange that in this light in which even the dearest love is frostily asserted and even the possible defeat of our half-waking world is contemplated without remission of praise the human crisis does not lose but gains significance. Strange that it seems more not less urgent to play some part in this struggle this brief effort of animacules striving to win for their race some increase of lucidity before the ultimate darkness.
Olaf Stapledon   Category: Unsorted

An individual's treatment and alternatives in life may depend as much on the reputation of the group to which that person belongs as on their own merit.
Catharine A. MacKinnon   Category: Unsorted

I was going to change my shirt but I changed my mind instead.
Alan Alexander Unknown   Category: Mind

There are so many little dyings that it doesnt matter which of them is death.
Kenneth Patchen   Category: Death

Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal.
Mary Baker Eddy   Category: Unsorted

This World is not Conclusion. A Sequel stands beyond Invisible as Music But positive as Sound.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Unsorted

There it was hidden in alphabetical order.
Rita Holt   Category: Loquacity

Ingenuity plus courage plus work equals miracles.
Robert Eugene (Bob; the Vaulting Vicar) Richards   Category: Miracle

Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons VI. We never repent of having eaten too little.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Food

Teaching is not a lost art but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Jacques Barzun   Category: Teach

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Faith

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was thank you that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart   Category: Praise

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
The Bible   Category: Heaven

The optimist thinks that this is the best of all possible worlds and the pessimist knows it.
J. Robert Oppenheimer   Category: Fear

Being in your own business is working 80 hours a week so that you can avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else.
Ramona E. F. Arnett   Category: Unsorted

We work so consistently to disguise ourselves to others that we end by being disguised to ourselves.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Disguise

Results! Why man I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that wont work.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Result

The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample we may judge of the whole piece.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Easy

A secret that you would keep from God is a secret that you should keep from your own heart.
Tholuch   Category: Endure

A man is as old as he's feeling A woman as old as she looks.
Mortimer Collins   Category: Age

You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Dog

But all resistance against her is vain Who has the advantage both of Eyes and Voice. And all my forces needs must be undone She having gained both the Wind and Sun.
Andrew Marvell   Category: Voice

The worst of charity is that the lives you are asked to preserve are not worth preserving.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Charity

It did not matter after all. He was only one man. One mans fate is not important. If it is not what is? He could not endure those remembered words.
Ursula K. Le Guin   Category: Endure

When I consider life tis all a cheat: Yet fooled with hope men favor the deceit.
John Dryden   Category: Tomorrow

This country has achieved its commercial and financial supremacy under a regime of private ownership. It conquered the wilderness built our railroads our factories our public utilities gave us the telegraph the telephone the electric light the automobile the airplane the radio and a higher standard of living for all the people than obtains anywhere else in the world. No great invention ever came from a government-owned industry.
George Bruce Cortelyou   Category: Unsorted

Never shrink from doing anything which your business calls you to do. The man who is above his business may one day find his business above him.
Drew   Category: Business

I think that gardening is nearer to godliness than theology.
Vigen Guroian   Category: Unsorted

Lord Chancellor did I deliver the speech well ? Very well indeed sir was the enthusiastic answer. I am glad of that replied the king; for there was nothing in it.
George III of England   Category: Unsorted

The first bowl sleekly moistened throat and lips The second banished all my loneliness The third expelled the dullness from my mind Sharpening inspiration gained from all the books Ive read. The fourth brought forth light perspiration Dispersing a lifetimes troubles through my pores.
Lu Tung Chinese Poet   Category: Unsorted

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 man against whom you feel anger in your heart Is not to be admonished by mere words. First subdue him by force And then use your weapon of words.
Nagarjuna   Category: Anger

Freedom is not the right to do what we want but what we ought. Let us have faith that right makes might and in that faith let us; to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Freedom

`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

Solitude is the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men.
Louis D. Brandeis   Category: Solitude

What is a weed? I have heard it said that there are sixty definitions. For me a weed is a plant out of place.
Donald Culross Peattie   Category: Garden

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Inferior

If winning isnt important why keep score?
Unknown   Category: Everything

The best of healers is good cheer.
Pindar   Category: Medicine

Risk If one has to jump a stream and knows how wide it is he will not jump. If he doesnt know how wide it is hell jump and six times out of ten hell make it.
Proverb   Category: Cause

One thing at least is certain This life flies; One thing is certain and the rest is lies; The Flower that once has blown forever dies.
Edward Fitzgerald   Category: Life

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

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

Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck incapacitated or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way.
David Whyte   Category: Discovery

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

The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.
Fred Dehner   Category: Hand

If I shoot at the sun I may hit a star.
PhineasTaylor Barnum   Category: Aim

You are uneasy; you never sailed with me before I see.
Andrew Jackson   Category: President

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions
Charles P. Steinmetz   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

The only thing worse than a man you cant control is a man you can.
Margo Kaufman   Category: Control

Although every flower may possess secondarily its own specific symbolism for all that flowers generally are symbols of the passive principle. The calix of a flower like the chalice is the receptacle of heavenly instrumentality among the symbols of which dew and rain should be mentioned. Furthermore the way flowers grow up out of earth and water symbolizes manifestation rising out of these passive elements.... The allegorical use of flowers is endless.
Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant   Category: Unsorted

Life is the acceptance of responsibilities or their evasion it is a business of meeting obligations or avoiding them. To every man the choice is continually being offered and by the manner of his choosing you may fairly measure him.
Ben Ames Williams   Category: Life

Threats don't work with the person whos got nothing to lose.
Maduro Ash   Category: Loquacity

Even a fool when he holdeth his peace is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
The Bible   Category: Fool

Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.
Quentin Crisp   Category: Competence

The worst effect of sin is within and is manifest not in poverty and pain and bodily defacement but in the discrowned faculties the unworthy love the low ideal the brutalized and enslaved spirit.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin   Category: Unsorted

Neurotic behavior is quite predictable. Healthy behavior is unpredictable.
Carl Ransom Rogers   Category: Unsorted

Madness is rare in individuals but in groups parties nations and ages it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Madness

People who are knowledgeable about poetry sometimes discuss it in that knowing rather hateful way in which oenophiles talk about wine: robust delicate muscular. This has nothing to do with how most of us experience it the heart coming around the corner and unexpectedly running into the mind. Of all the words that have stuck to the ribs of my soul poetry has been the most filling.
Anna Quindlen   Category: Unsorted

A bachelor gets tangled up with a lot of women in order to avoid getting tied up to one.
Helen Rowland   Category: Unsorted

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.
John Petit-Senn   Category: Courage

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

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

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

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

Go on my friend and fear nothing; you carry Caesar and his fortune in your boat.
Gaius Julius Caesar   Category: Unsorted

This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work realize it is play.
Alan Watts   Category: Unsorted

She must know all the needs of a rational being Be skilled to keep counsel to comfort to coax And above all things else be accomplished at seeing My jokes.
Sir Owen Seaman   Category: Humor

Sweet spring full of sweet days and roses a box where sweets compacted lie.
George Herbert   Category: Spring

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

Our constitution is named a democracy because it is in the hands not of the few but of the many. But our laws secure equal justice for all in their private disputes and our public opinion welcomes and honors talent in every branch of achievement not for any sectional reason but on grounds of excellence alone. And as we give free play to all in our public life so we carry the same spirit into our daily relations with one another.... Open and friendly in our private intercourse in our public acts we keep strictly within the control of law. We acknowledge the restraint of reverence; we are obedient to whomsoever is set in authority and to the laws more sepecially to those which offer protection to the oppressed and those unwritten ordinances whose transgression brings admitted shame. lb. II Funeral Oration of Pericles 37
Thucydides   Category: Democracy

I have often been adrift but I have always stayed afloat.
David Berry   Category: Control

Happy is harder than money. Anyone who thinks money will make them happy doesnt have money.
David Geffen   Category: Unsorted

The practical man is the adventurer the investigator the believer in research the asker of questions the man who refuses to believe that perfection has been attained.... There is no thrill or joy in merely doing that which any one can do.... It is always safe to assume not that the old way is wrong but that there may be a better way.
Henry R. Harrower   Category: Better

Darkness darkness Be my blanket Cover me with the endless night Take away the pain of knowing
The Youngbloods   Category: Unsorted

If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you you have not found your place.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Growth

Like bubbles on the sea of matter borne They rise they break and to that sea return.
Alexander Pope   Category: Death

Humor is not a postscript or an incidental afterthought; it is a serious and weighty part of the worlds economy. One feels increasingly the height of the faculty in which it arises the nobility of things associated with it and the greatness of services it renders.
Oscar W. Firkins   Category: Humor

When you have nothing important or interesting to say don't let anyone persuade you to say it.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.   Category: Interest

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

He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Selflove seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Dymoke Powell   Category: Conceit

You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother. [Executed in electric chair.]
Francis Two Gun Crowley   Category: Last

Who told you I was yellow? Youre white Tommy white as the flag of surrender!
Jack Johnson   Category: Unsorted

Before I was a genius I was a drudge.
Jan Ignace Paderewski   Category: Genius

Every country has the government it deserves.
Joseph de Maistre   Category: Country

What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Children

Memory is the mother of all wisdom.
Aeschylus   Category: Memory

Genius and its rewards are briefly told: A liberal nature and a niggardly doom A difficult journey to a splendid tomb.
John Forster   Category: Unsorted

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement intuitive in function spiritual in tendency.
Margaret Sarah Fuller   Category: Woe

The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Politics

I happen to like household chores and resent them only when performing them makes it difficult for me to fulfill my professional duties.
Kay Boyle   Category: Unsorted

He was not of an age but for all time.
Ben Jonson   Category: Epitaphs

Work and love - these are the basics. Without them there is neurosis.
Theodor Reik   Category: Love

When delusions are absent the mind is the land of buddhas. When delusions are present the mind is hell. Mortals create delusions. And by using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in hell. Bodhisattvas see through delusions. And by not using the mind to give birth to mind they always find themselves in the land of buddhas. If you don't use your mind to create mind every state of mind is empty and every thought is still. You go from one buddha-land to another. If you use your mind to create mind every state of mind is disturbed and every thought is in motion. You go from one hell to the next.
Bodhidharma   Category: Delusion

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

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

INJURY n. An offense next in degree of enormity to a slight.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Injury

He was a foe without hate; a friend without treachery; a soldier without cruelty; a victor without oppression and a victim without murmuring. He was a public officer without vices; a private citizen without wrong; a neighbor without reproach; a Christian without hypocrisy and a man without guile. He was a Caesar without his ambition; Frederick without his tyranny; Napoleon without his selfishness and Washington without his reward.
Benjamin Harvey Hill   Category: Man

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Mistake

It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour only the dead these the living.
Antisthenes   Category: Flattery

The cottage garden; most for use designed Yet not of beauty destitute.
Charlotte Smith   Category: Unsorted

One attraction in coming to the woods to live was that I should have leisure and opportunity to see the spring come in.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Spring

Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine   Category: Conduct

One mans poison ivy is another mans spinach.
George Ade   Category: Taste

I don't believe in atheism.
Unknown   Category: Belief

Young people tell what they are doing old people what they have done and fools what they wish to do.
Proverb   Category: Achievement

Its never too late to have a happy childhood.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Children

It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
Paul Joseph Goebbels   Category: Opinion

Its not your salary that makes you rich its your spending habits.
Charles A. Jaffe   Category: Spending

All art must come from experience or it is as fake as the soul of the one who writes it
Loriel   Category: Unsorted

That love is all there is is all we know of love.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Love

An anecdote is related of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper (1621-1683) who in speaking of religion said People differ in their discourse and profession about these matters but men of sense are really but of one religion. To the inquiry of What religion? the Earl said Men of sense never tell it.
Gilbert Burnet   Category: Religion

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

We all agree that your theory is crazy. The question which divides us is whether it is crazy enough.
Niels Henrik David Bohr   Category: Madness

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

Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Bore

The issue of slavery provoked little moral indignation in General Grant and in the first days following the attack on Fort Sumter he seems to have believed that the North shared his indifference to abolition: In all this I can but see the doom of Slavery. The North do not want nor will they want to interfere with the institution. But they will refuse for all time to give it protection unless the South shall return soon to their allegiance and then too this disturbance will give such an impetus to the production of their staple cotton in other parts of the world that they can never recover the controll of the market again for that comodity. This will reduce the value of negroes so much that they will never be worth fighting over again.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: Slavery

There is nothing settled in manners but the laws of behaviour yield to the energy of the individual.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Behavior

All it has experienced tasted suffered: The course of years generations of animals Oppression recovery friendship of sun and - Wind Will pour forth each day in the song Of its rustling foliage in the friendly Gesture of its gently swaying crown In the delicate sweet scent of resinous Sap moistening the sleep-glued buds And the eternal game of lights and Shadows it plays with itself content.
Herman Hesse   Category: Unsorted

Farewell a long farewell to all my greatness! This is the state of man: today he puts forth The tender leaves of hope tomorrow blossoms And bears his blushing honours thick upon him: The third day comes a frost a killing frost And - when he thinks good easy man full surely His greatness is a-ripening - nips his root And then he falls as I do.
William Shakespeare   Category: Farewell

These greens are so fast I have to hold my putter over the ball and hit it with the shadow.
Sam Snead   Category: Golf

Romance is a love affair in other than domestic surroundings.
Walter Raleigh   Category: Romance

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

We are growing serious and let me tell you thats the next step to being dull.
Joseph Addison   Category: Serious

People are always making rules for themselves and always finding loop-holes.
William Rotsler   Category: Bank

Trouble is the next best thing to enjoyment; there is no fate in the world so horrible as to have no share in either its joys or sorrows.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Trouble

Accuse not Nature: she hath done her part; Do thou but thine.
John Milton   Category: Nature

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

What dreadful hot weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.
Jane Austen   Category: Weather

Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
George Santayana   Category: Life

She wanted it strapless. Do you know what an engineering feat that is?
Saul Bostwick   Category: Unsorted

Words of love are works of love.
William Rounseville Alger   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

Those who attain to any excellence commonly spend life in some one single pursuit for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Example

None of my inventions came by accidentthey came by work.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Invention

Pseudonym of Charles William Gordon
Ralph Connor   Category: Unsorted

One can endure sorrow alone but it takes two to be glad.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Alone

Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.
Aeschylus   Category: Word

We must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day had been.
Sophocles   Category: Age

Natsu gusa ya / tsuwamono domo ga / yume no ato. Summer grasses all that is left of warriors dreams.
Matsuo Kinsaku   Category: Unsorted

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

Silent Night Holy Night Silent Night Holy Night! All is calm all is bright Round yon virgin mother and child! Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace. Silent Night Holy Night! Shepherds quake at the sight! Glories stream from heaven afar Heavnly hosts sing Alleluia; Christ the Saviour is born. Silent Night Holy Night! Son of God loves pure light Radiant beams from Thy holy face With the dawn of redeeming grace Jesus Lord at Thy birth. Silent Night Holy Night! Guiding Star lend thy light See the eastern wise men bring Gifts and homage to our King Jesus the Saviour is born.
JOSEPH MOHR   Category: Unsorted

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

Was I deceivd or did a sable cloud Turn forth her silver lining on the night?
John Milton   Category: Sky

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot   Category: Acquaintance

Here we stand in the middle of this new world with our primitive brain attuned to the simple cave life with terrific forces at our disposal which we are clever enough to release but whose consequences we cannot comprehend.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyraolt   Category: Unsorted

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

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Love

Leternite. Cest la mer mêlee Au soleil [Eternity. It is the sea mingled with the sun.]
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud   Category: Unsorted

Men are so necessarily mad that not to be mad would amount to another form of madness.
Blaise Paschal   Category: Madness

The American composer Silas Gamaliel Pratt deserves immortality if only for the alleged conversation with Wagner when Wagner said You are the Richard Wagner of the United States and the polite rejoinder was made And you sir are the Silas G. Pratt of Germany.
Percy Alfred. Scholes   Category: Unsorted

Hatred is like fire; it makes even light rubbish deadly.
George Eliot   Category: Hate

Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them.
Jawaharlal Nehru   Category: Logic

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

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Discovery

'If the law supposes that' said Mr. Bumble ... 'the law is a ass a idiot.'
Charles Dickens   Category: Ass

The tree of liberty will grow only when watered by the blood of tyrants.
Bertrand Barère de Vieuzac   Category: Liberty

Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
Cary Grant   Category: Everyone

It is true that liberty is precious so precious that it must be rationed.
Nikolai Lenin   Category: Liberty

The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but hold hands.
Alexander Penney   Category: Disagree

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

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

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
Les Brown   Category: Responsibility

Vows begin when hope dies.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Hope

Intellectual passion drives out sensuality.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Intellect

Salvation and justice are not to be found in revolution but in evolution through concord. Violence has ever achieved only destruction not construction; the kindling of passions not their pacification; the accumulation of hate and destruction not the reconciliation of the contending parties; and it has reduced men and parties to the difficult task of building slowly after sad experience on the ruins of discord.
Pope Pius XII   Category: Unsorted

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin   Category: Technology

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

This is the last of earth! I am content.
John Quincy Adams   Category: Last

One on Gods side is a majority.
Wendell Phillips   Category: Majority

If you can see in any given situation only what everybody else can see you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.
S. I. Hayakawa   Category: Culture

Peace without justice is tyranny.
William Allen White   Category: Unsorted

Were electrical beings living in a magnetic environment. ... Because were finely tuned to subtle energy fields when they vary as they would on top of a mountain we change biologically and psychologically too.
Louis Slesin   Category: Unsorted

Thou art never at any time nearer to God than when under tribulation which he permits for the purification and beautifying of thy soul.
Molinos   Category: Unsorted

You are what you do when it counts.
John Steakley   Category: Unsorted

Nouns of number or multitude such as Mob Parliament Rabble House of Commons Regiment Court of Kings Bench Den of Thieves and the like.
William Cobbett   Category: Unsorted

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

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Business

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

Solon used to say that speech was the image of actions; ... that laws were like cobwebs for that if any trifling or powerless thing fell into them they held it fast; while if it were something weightier it broke through them and was off.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: Law

We look before and after And pine for what is not; Our sincerest laughter With some pain is fraught; Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Sorrow

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

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer   Category: Angel

The best way to convince a fool he is wrong is to let him have his way.
Josh Billings   Category: Fool

Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast To soften rocks or bend a knotted oak. By magic numbers and persuasive sound.
William Congreve   Category: Music

I paint with shapes.
Alexander Calder   Category: Art

We cant give our children the future strive though we may to make it secure. But we can give them the present.
Kathleen Norris   Category: Children

Such prosperity as we have known it up to the present is the consequence of rapidly spending the planets irreplaceable capital.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Prosperity

Truth in science can be defined as the working hypothesis Best suited to open the way to the next better one.
Konrad Lorenz   Category: Science

The nations which have put mankind and posterity most in their debt have been small statesIsrael Athens Florence Elizabethan England.
Dr. William Ralph Inge   Category: Nation

Forget that I remember And dream that I forget.
Algernon Charles Swinburne   Category: Learn

So the heart be right it is no matter which way the head lieth. [Executed by beheading. ]
Sir Walter Raleigh   Category: Last

If you aint the lead dog the scenery never changes.
Edmund Wilson   Category: Change

I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.
Unknown   Category: Refuse

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.
Angela Carter   Category: Mother

The older I get the better I used to be.
Unknown   Category: Old

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

Keep cool and you command everybody.
Louis de Saint-Just   Category: Unsorted

Ideas run wild without discussion.
Serge Kahili King   Category: Discussion

REPUBLIC n. A nation in which the thing governing and the thing governed being the same there is only a permitted authority to enforce an optional obedience.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Republic

I cant understand why people are frightened of new ideas. Im frightened of the old ones.
John Cage   Category: Idea

As a mother I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore they must recruit our children.
Anita Bryant   Category: Homosexuality

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

You cannot be buried in obscurity: you are exposed upon a grand theater to the view of the world. If your actions are upright and benevolent be assured they will augment your power and happiness.
Cyrus the Great   Category: Death

So much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens
William Carlos Williams   Category: Unsorted

Anger even when it punishes the faults of delinquents ought not to precede reason as its mistress but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind it calls just what it does cruelly.
Saint Gregory I   Category: Unsorted

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Future

Don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain.
Leo Durocher   Category: Baseball

That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Generation

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

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

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

The Constitution shall never be construed ... to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
Samuel Adams   Category: Gun

Whats the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.
Paul A. Volcker   Category: Rich

One mans idea of hell is to be forced to remain in another mans idea of heaven.
Uknown   Category: Hell

The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Civilization

Muhammad said three days before his death Not one of you must die but with resignation to the will of God and with hope for his beneficence and pardon.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Death

We often pretend to fear what we really despise And more often despise what we really fear.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Selfishness

If you wish success in life make perseverance your bosom friend experience your wise counselor caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison   Category: Cause

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

To desire immortality is to desire the eternal perpetuation of a great mistake.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Immortality

Wit makes its own welcome and levels all distinctions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Welcome

Progress involves risks. You cant steal second with your foot on first.
Fred Wilcox   Category: Unsorted

The future will be better tomorrow.
Dan Quayle   Category: Tomorrow

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

The schoolmaster is abroad and I trust to him armed with his primer against the soldier in full military array.
Henry Peter Lord Brougham and Vaux   Category: Unsorted

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

As an enemy is made more fierce by our flight so Pain grows proud to see us knuckle under it. She will surrender upon much better terms to those who make head against her.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Enemy

You may know for a certainty that if your work is becoming uninteresting so are you; for work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are.
George C. Hubbs   Category: Unsorted

Everyone has his superstitions. One of mine has always been when I started to go anywhere or to do anything never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was accomplished.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: Superstition

Keep your hands open and all the sands of the desert can pass through them. Close them and all you can feel is a bit of grit.
Taisen Deshimaru Roshi   Category: Hand

Those that think that wealth is the proper thing for them cannot give up their revenues; those that seek distinction cannot give up the thought of fame; those that cleave to power cannot give the handle of it to others. While they hold their grasp of those things they are afraid of losing them. When they let them go they are grieved and they will not look at a single example from which they might perceive the folly of their restless pursuits such men are under the doom of heaven.
Chuang Tzu   Category: Wealth

Never take counsel of your fears.
Andrew Jackson   Category: Fear

An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband.
Booth Tarkington   Category: Wife

Calamity is the test of integrity.
Samuel Richardson   Category: Calamities

One is hard pressed to think of universal customs that man has successfully established on earth. There is one however of which he can boast the universal adoption of the Hindu-Arabic numerals to record numbers. In this we perhaps have mans unique worldwide victory of an idea.
Howard W. Eves   Category: Mathematics

The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Attain

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them glory and danger alike and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.
Thucydides   Category: Goals

What can be done at any time is never done at all.
Proverb   Category: Procrastination

Whatever our personal burden or cross to bear might be we are here. We live! We Learn! The Grand Adventure is under way for us. Terrible as our trials might be we are blessed and not abandoned by God.
Elaine Cannon   Category: Burden

Youve got to be original because if youre like someone else what do they need you for?
Bernadette Peters   Category: Original

Beloved Son of California who in 1913 headed the company that produced the first feature length motion picture made in Hollywood. His greatness never lacked simplicity. Carry the song along the passage you the soul of all there is in glory forevermore.
Jesse L. Lasky   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Always be nice to secretaries. They are the real gatekeepers in the world.
   Category: World

I have a feeling that when my ship comes in Ill be at the airport.
Charles M. Schulz   Category: Unsorted

He who wants to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything. Life is made up of little things. True greatness consists in being great in little things.
Charles Simmons   Category: Charity

The supreme reality of our time is ... the vulnerability of this planet.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Earth

The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Bore

ROAD n. A strip of land along which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is futile to go.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Highways

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

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

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
H. H. Williams   Category: Action

This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy nor Roman nor an empire.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Holiday

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Mark Twain   Category: Canada

I have yet to find the man however exalted his station who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
Charles Michael Schwab   Category: Unsorted

Pride breakfasted with Plenty dined with Poverty supped with Infamy.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Breakfast

Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring really boring so boring.
Michelle Pfeiffer   Category: Unsorted

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Simone de Beauvoir   Category: Freedom

Through our great good fortune in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing. While we are permitted to scorn nothing but indifference and do not pretend to undervalue the worldly rewards of ambition we have seen with our own eyes beyond and above the gold fields the snowy heights of honor and it is for us to bear the report to those who come after us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Youth

Hear reason or she'll make you feel her.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Reason

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small it enkindles the great.
Comte de Bussy-Rabutin   Category: Absent

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery   Category: Love

Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Plato   Category: Pleasure

My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants.
J. Brotherton   Category: Wealth

Dangling punch lines to forgotten stories remain in the language like the smile of the Cheshire cat.
William Safire   Category: Unsorted

The four cornerstones of character on which the structure of this nation was built are: Initiative Imagination Individuality and Independence.
Captain Edward Eddie Vernon Rickenbacker   Category: Character

You cant put a Band-Aid on every boo-boo youve made; some just need time to heal.
Christina Montano   Category: Unsorted

All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
Elias Canetti   Category: Dream

When as silks my Julia goes then then (methinks) how sweetly flows the liquefaction of her clothes.
Robert Herrick   Category: Clothes

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church.
Tertulliam   Category: Blood

Christlike love is a gift of the Spirit.
Robert J. Whetten   Category: Unsorted

If you pursue good with labor the labor passes away but the good remains; if you pursue evil with pleasure the pleasure passes away and the evil remains.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Evil

Perfectionism is really a manifestation of the belief that ones efforts are never good enough. Imagine: How many of the obstacles standing in your way are the product of your own imagination? What have you convinced yourself that you cant do? What limitations have you come to believe in? Your mind is very powerful and effective. Is it working for you or against you?
Ralph Marston   Category: Unsorted

If you need me just whistle. You know how to whistle don't you Steve? Just put your lips together and blow.
Lauren Bacall   Category: Whistle

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

Successful men are influenced by desire for pleasing results. Failures are influenced by desire for pleasing methods.
Frank E. Brennan   Category: Unsorted

A flower without a stem is beauty waiting to die. A heart without love is a tear waiting to cry.
Octavio Paz Poet: gardener of epitaphs   Category: Unsorted

If you wish your merit to be known acknowledge that of other people.
Proverb   Category: Compliment

Theres a certain slant of light On winter afternoons That oppresses like the weight Of Cathedral tunes.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Seasons

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

Give me the fruitful error any time full of seeds bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
Vilfredo Pareto   Category: Error

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life or in the repose of a pacific station that great challenges are formed.... Great necessities call out great virtues.
Abigail Smith Adams   Category: Character

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

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
Carl Sagan   Category: Universe

Next up: the Clue Pregnancy Test. If the square turns pink youve got one!
Sarah Trombley   Category: Unsorted

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Knowledge

To understand is to perceive patterns.
Sir Isaiah Berlin   Category: Understand

Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesars; and unto God the things which are Gods.
The Bible   Category: Housework

Only in dreams of spring Shall I ever see again The flowering of my cherry trees.
Frances Hodgson Burnett   Category: Unsorted

Mothers look after your daughters keep them near you keep their confidence that they may be true and faithful.
Elmina S. Taylor   Category: Unsorted

OPTIMIST n. A proponent of the doctrine that black is white. A pessimist applied to God for relief.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Optimism

Under all speech that is good for anything there lies a silence that is better.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Sick

Lawyers I suppose were children once.
Charles Lamb   Category: Lawyers

We lift ourselves by our thought we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be always everywhere your ideal of what you long to attain the ideal of health efficiency success.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Idea

Few influential people involved with the Internet claim that it is a good in and of itself. It is a powerful tool for solving social problems just as it is a tool for making money finding lost relatives receiving medical advice or come to that trading instructions for making bombs.
Esther Dyson   Category: Internet

Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Christopher Lasch   Category: Success

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

Youve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.
John Irving   Category: Unsorted

I did not get my Spaghetti-Os I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this. [Executed.]
Thomas J. Grasso   Category: Last

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

What we may obtain too cheap we esteem too lightly: 't is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.
Thomas Paine   Category: Valor

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
Henry Alfred Kissinger   Category: Problem

If you would keep your soul From spotted sight or sound Live like the velvet mole; Go burrow underground. And there hold intercourse With roots of trees and stones With rivers at their source And disembodied bones.
Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie   Category: Unsorted

Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
Clement Attlee   Category: Unsorted

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

I prefer rogues to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.
Alexandre Dumas   Category: Stupidity

A well-written life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Autobiography

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

When I have a terrible need of shall I say the word religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Vincent Van Gogh   Category: Unsorted

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Politics

I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Beauty

We start our lives in chaos in babble. As we surge up into the world we try to devise a shape a plan. There is dignity in this. Your whole life is a plot a scheme a diagram. It is a failed scheme but thats not the point. To plot is to affirm life to seek shape and control. Even after death most particularly after death the search continues. Burial rites are an attempt to complete the scheme in ritual. Picture a state funeral. It is all precision detail order design. The nation holds its breath. The efforts of a huge and powerful government are brought to bear on a ceremony that will shed the last trace of chaos. If all geos well if they bring it off some natural law of perfection is obeyed. The nation is delivered from anxiety the deceaseds life is redeemed life itself is strengthened reaffirmed.
Don DeLillo   Category: Life

I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast and stick it out the window. The harmonica sounds 'amazing.'
Steven Wright   Category: Music

Genius: 1. to believe your own thought. To believe that what is true for you is ultimately true. 2. a sledgehammer. 3. the fruit of labour and thought. 4. soul. 5. the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. 6. something one can become.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Genius

Its as large as life and twice as natural.
Lewis Carroll   Category: Life

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Arthur Gordon Art Linkletter   Category: Adapt

If you have to forecast forecast often.
Edgar R. Fiedler   Category: Future

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

Silence is foolish if we are wise but wise if we are foolish.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Sick

Those who do the most for the worlds advancement are the ones who demand the least.
Henry Latham Doherty   Category: Progress

Cats don't adopt people. They adopt refrigerators.
Solomon Short   Category: Cat

Thanks to words we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words we have often sunk to the level of the demons.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Language

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust   Category: Discovery

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

Do not employ handsome servants.
Proverb   Category: Servant

Damn the laws of England! I make the laws and every son of a bitch shall be governed by them.
William Bligh   Category: Unsorted

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re-created.
Brenda Ueland   Category: Listen

Nothing is so strong as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
St. François de Sales   Category: Truth

Most of us have lost that sense of unity of biosphere and humanity which would bind and reassure us all with an affirmation of beauty. Most of us do not today believe that whatever the ups and down of detail within our limited experience the larger whole is primarily beautiful.
Gregory Bateson   Category: Unsorted

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

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Love

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

It all depends on how we look at things and not on how they are themselves.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Attitude

Lust of power is the most flagrant of all passions.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Lust

Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep. Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax.
Philip Dow   Category: Death

I am open to the accusation that I see compost as an end it itself. But we do grow some real red damn tomatoes such as you cant get in the stores. And potatoes beans lettuce collards onions squash cauliflower eggplant carrots peppers. Dirt in you own backyard producing things you eat. Makes you wonder.
Roy Blount Jr.   Category: Agriculture

If thou faint in the day of adversity thy strength is small.
The Bible   Category: Happiness

There is another way in which the general opinion that women are inferior to men is manifested....I allude to the disproportionate value set on the time and labor of men and women.
Sarah Moore Grimke   Category: Inferior

A graceful and pleasing figure is a perpetual letter of recommendation.
Francis Bacon   Category: Government

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Cowardice

Only connect!
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Unsorted

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Wealth

Old soldiers never die they just fade away
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: Teach

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

The battles that count arent the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself the invisible inevitable battles inside all of us thats where its at.
Jesse Owens   Category: Prizes

What we are is more important than what we have or what is said of us.
Marvin J. Ashton   Category: Education

Time marks us while we are marking time.
Theodore Roethke   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Every man for himselfe and God for us all.
John Heywood   Category: God

Brave your storm with firm endeavor. Let your vain repinings go! Hopeful hearts will find forever Roses underneath the snow!
George Cooper   Category: Hope

When I am talking to a client about their clothes I try to find out who they are where they are coming from who they want to be who they visualize themselves as and so forth.
Richard Brooks   Category: Unsorted

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

We have not journeyed all this way across the centuries across the oceans across the mountains across the prairies because we are made of sugar candy.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Housework

The Earth was small light blue and so touchingly alone our home that must be defended like a holy relic. The Earth was absolutely round. I believe I never knew what the word round meant until I saw Earth from space.
Aleksei Leonov   Category: Unsorted

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

The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Majority

Looking as like ... as one pea does like another.
François Rabelais   Category: Unsorted

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

By jove no wonder women don't love war nor understand it nor can operate in it as a rule; it takes a man to suffer what other men have invented....
Janet Flanner   Category: Unsorted

A mathematician of the first rank Laplace quickly revealed himself as only a mediocre administrator; from his first work we saw that we had been deceived. Laplace saw no question from its true point of view; he sought subtleties everywhere; had only doubtful ideas and finally carried the spirit of the infinitely small into administration.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Mathematics

All rising to great place is by a winding stair.
Francis Bacon   Category: Diet

Not to go back is somewhat to advance and men must walk at least before they dance.
Alexander Pope   Category: Progress

Good writers define reality; bad ones merely restate it. A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will more often than not accomplish the opposite.
Edward Franklin Albee III   Category: Writing

Work is the greatest thing in the world. So we should save some of it for tomorrow.
Don Herold   Category: Unsorted

If you want to know what God thinks of money just look at the people he gave it to.
Dorothy Parker   Category: People

I still prefer a good juggler to a bad Hamlet.
Charles B. Cochran   Category: Unsorted

Of Masturbation:- Don't knock it its sex with someone you love.
Woody Allen   Category: Masturbation

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
   Category: Father

Well my deliberate opinion is its a jolly strange world.
Arnold Bennett   Category: Unsorted

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

Politics is the art of looking for trouble finding it everywhere diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx   Category: Politics

Everything science has taught me and continues to teach me strengthens my belief in the continuity of our spiritual existence after death. Nothing disappears without a trace.
Wernher von Braun   Category: Unsorted

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

For all we have and are For all our children's fate Stand up and take the war. The Hun is at the gate!
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Weapons

Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of ones being.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Wisdom

When I am finishing a picture I hold some God-made object up to it a rock a flower the branch of a tree or my hand as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make the painting is authentic. If theres a clash between the two its bad art.
Marc Chagall   Category: Unsorted

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Share

Weep not that the world changes did it keep a stable changeless state it were cause indeed to weep.
William Cullen Bryant   Category: Change

Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Tyranny

The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
Henry Cate VII   Category: Politics

MIND n. A mysterious form of matter secreted by the brain. Its chief activity consists in the endeavor to ascertain its own nature the futility of the attempt being due to the fact that it has nothing but itself to know itself with.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Futility

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Leisure

While we stop to think we often miss our opportunity.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Opportunity

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
The Bible   Category: Rain

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

To arrive at the simplest truth as Newton knew and practiced requires years of contemplation. Not activity. Not reasoning. Not calculating. Not busy behaviour of any kind. Not reading. Not talking. Not making an effort. Not thinking. Simply bearing in mind what it is one needs to know. And yet those with the courage to tread this path to real discovery are not only offered practically no guidance on how to do so they are actively discouraged and have to set abut it in secret pretending meanwhile to be diligently engaged in the frantic diversions and to conform with the deadening personal opinions which are continually being thrust upon them.
George Spencer Brown   Category: Unsorted

Al Jolson speaking of Maurice Chevalier: The greatest thing to come from France since Lafayette. ...
Maurice Chevalier   Category: Unsorted

But let judgment run down as waters and righteousness as a mighty stream.
The Bible   Category: Judgment

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Modesty

I have an existential map; it has you are here written all over it.
Steven Wright   Category: Existence

If you want to kill any idea in the world today get a committee working on it.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Committee

What we call morals is simply blind obedience to words of command.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: Morality

It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood more vengeance more desolation. War is hell.
William Tecumseh Sherman   Category: Unsorted

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age but they die young.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher   Category: Age

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch   Category: Mind

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty excusable perhaps when there is such great beauty or at any rate understandable should persist after the beauty was gone.
Mary Annette Russell Countess Arnim   Category: Unsorted

Be careful out there. There are things that go bump in the night. Actually there are things that go Give me your wallet or Ill kill you in the night.
John Larroquette   Category: Unsorted

It's a rash man who reaches a conclusion before he gets to it.
Jacob Levin   Category: Unsorted

Courage is doing what youre afraid to do. There can be no courage unless youre scared.
Eddie Rickenbacker   Category: Courage

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Marie L. von Ebner-Eschenbach   Category: Conceit

My only regret in the theater is that I could never sit out front and watch me.
John Barrymore   Category: Unsorted

My employer uses twenty-six years of my life for every year I get to keep. And what do I get in return for the enormous thing I am giving? What do I get in return for my life?
Michael Ventura   Category: Unsorted

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

Trust not yourself but your defects to know make use of every friend and every foe.
Alexander Pope   Category: Self

All profoundly original work looks ugly at first.
Clement Greenberg   Category: Art

Worry is evidence of an ill-controlled brain; it is merely a stupid waste of time in unpleasantness. If men and women practiced mental calisthenics as they do physical calisthenics they would purge their brains of this foolishness.
Enoch Arnold Bennett   Category: Unsorted

When men yield up the privilege of thinking the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
Thomas Paine   Category: Shadow

Most people say that as you get old you have to give up things. I think you get old because you give up things.
Theodore Francis Green   Category: Unsorted

Who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Adventure

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

I hate music especially when its played.
Jimmy Durante   Category: Music

Computer : a million morons working at the speed of light.
David Ferrier   Category: Computer

We cannot fulfill our engagements with the Almighty without we have that Spirit with us. We should so live as to acknowledge the Good Spirit continually. We cannot do this unless we let the Spirit of God rule in temporalities as well as in spiritual matter.
Daniel H. Wells   Category: Unsorted

Oh I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal Id be irresponsible too.
Lichty & Wagner   Category: Unsorted

Truly fertile Music the only kind that will move us that we shall truly appreciate will be a Music conducive to Dream which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Albert Camus   Category: Music

They lard their lean books with the fat of others works.
Robert Burton   Category: Writing

For forms of government let fools contest; Whateer is best administerd is best. For modes of faith let graceless zealots fight; His cant be wrong whose life is in the right. In faith and hope the world will disagree But all mankinds concern is charity.
Alexander Pope   Category: Government

The best way to garden is to put on a wide–brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other tell somebody else where to dig.
Texas Bix Bender   Category: Unsorted

Respect yourself if you would have others respect you.
Baltazar Gracian   Category: Yourself

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television but televisions message has always been that the need for truth wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.
Dave Barry   Category: Television

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

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Lana Turner   Category: Spending

Genius is another word for magic and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
Margot Fonteyn   Category: Unsorted

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
Dr. Linus Carl Pauling   Category: Good

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

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Accomplishment

For her own breakfast shell project a scheme Nor take her tea without a stratagem.
Edward Young   Category: Tea

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

If a man is not good what has he to do with the rules of propriety? If he is not good what has he to do with music?
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Bible

More than in any other human relationship overwhelmingly more motherhood means being instantly interruptible responsive responsible.
Tillie Olsen   Category: Mother

I am not old but mellow like good wine.
Stephen Phillips   Category: Unsorted

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

A leader is best When people barely know he exists. Not so good When people obey and acclaim him. Worse when they despise him. But of a good leader Who talks little When his work is done His aim fulfilled They will say We did it ourselves.
Lao Tzu   Category: Leadership

All delays are dangerous in war.
John Dryden   Category: War

Christianity is the companion of liberty in all its conflicts the cradle of its infancy and the divine source of its claims.
Charles Alexis Henri Clerel de Tocqueville   Category: Unsorted

All religions must be tolerated...for...every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Frederick II the Great   Category: Religion

I only ask for information.
Charles Dickens   Category: Information

An old young man will be a young old man.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Theory

I have seen the future and it works.
Lincoln Steffens   Category: Communism

I dream of a world where Man is at peace not only with himself but also with all the other creatures of the Earth. I long for a day when Man rejects the exploitation of other species for food clothing health entertainment or even companionship for such a day will mean that cruelty no longer exists and it is cruelty which dominates my every conscious moment.
John Bryant   Category: Unsorted

No one grows old by living only by losing interest in living.
Marie Beynon Ray   Category: Interest

Anyone who says you cant see a thought simply doesnt know art.
Wynetka Ann Reynolds   Category: Thought

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Dr. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross   Category: Beauty

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

The best feeling I have ever had about dogs came in a primitive Akah village in the mountains of northern Thailand. The Akah keep dogs like we keep chickens and pigs. They treat their cattle as useful working companions give them names and would never ever think of eating one. But they eat dogs. They are not pets dogs are simply food. There are other ways to look at dogs. I am embarrassed by how people talk to dogs. I wonder what dogs must think. You know what I mean. You have heard it. Even dogs think it is weird. Watch a dog when a human does this. The dog can not believe what his is hearing either. Does Poochie wantum drinky? No. Poochie wantum go outside.
Robert Fulghum   Category: Dog

If a kid asks where rain comes from I think a cute thing to tell him is God is crying. And if he asks why God is crying another cute thing to tell him is Probably because of something you did.
Jack Handey   Category: God

Criticism is more effective when it sounds like praise.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Crisis

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Job

They conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.
William James   Category: Confidence

We had no more courage than Harriet Tubman or Marcus Garvey had in their times. We just had a more vulnerable enemy.
Stokely Carmichael   Category: Unsorted

But still his tongue ran on the less Of weight it bore with greater ease.
Samuel Butler   Category: Tongue

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Loquacity

Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.
Howard Mumford Jones   Category: Machinery

Winning is a habit. Unfortuantely so is losing.
Vincent Lombardi   Category: Unsorted

President Bush was once asked which Presidential speech he admired most. He replied that it was the one Teddy Roosevelt had in his pocket that had helped cushion the blow of a would-be assassins bullet.
Maureen Dowd   Category: Unsorted

The law is not a light for you or any man to see by; the law is not an instrument of any kind. The law is a causeway upon which so long as he keeps to it a citizen may walk safely.
Robert Bolt   Category: Law

The higher the monkey climbs the tree the more you can see of his behind.
James Brady   Category: Leadership

I have one great fear in my heart that one day when they (the whites of South Africa) have turned to loving they will find we (the blacks) are turned to hating.
Alan Paton   Category: Race

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

The mathematician who pursues his studies without clear views of this matter must often have the uncomfortable feeling that his paper and pencil surpass him in intelligence.
Ernst Mach   Category: Unsorted

Almost all men are intelligent. It is method that they lack.
F. W. Nichol   Category: Unsorted

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Dr. Jonas Edward Salk   Category: Unsorted

Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul- chicken pork half cow. They must think were the greatest hunters on earth!
Anne Tyler   Category: Dog

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

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Aesop   Category: Misfortunes

A message regarding the annual convention of the Advertising Federation of America in NYC June 14-18 1931. Advertising has illuminated the path of progress.... In building up desire advertising has spurred new endeavors. It is their creative work their dynamic presentations of products their ability to teach and educate which have made each of us desire better things. And in the fulfillment of our desires we have reached for and attained higher pinnacles in living standards and a clearer conception of the values of life itself.
Thomas J. Watson   Category: Advertising

There are two kinds of marriages where the husband quotes the wife and where the wife quotes the husband.
Clifford Odets   Category: Quotations

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

Women have commonly a very positive moral sense; that which they will is right; that which they reject is wrong; and their will in most cases ends by settling the moral.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Unsorted

The fear's as bad as falling.
William Shakespeare   Category: Fear

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Illusions

Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Albert Camus   Category: Charity

And the blind will lead the blind and all Those too scared to see I am afraid beware the masque And the truth it conceals.
Unknown   Category: Blind

Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier.
Unknown   Category: Frontiers

Of all the paths lead to a womans love Pitys the straightest.
John Fletcher   Category: Pity

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

Justice is the bread of the nation; it is always hungry for it.
François-Rene de Chateaubriand   Category: Justice

I will know what you are if you tell me what you think about when you don't have to think.
David Oman McKay   Category: Self

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

Symbolism is no mere idle fancy or corrupt degeneration: it is inherent in the very texture of human life.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Symbolism

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
U.S. Constitution   Category: Bigotry

Continuous eloquence wearies.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Eloquence

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Experience

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

Few women I fear have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
George Eliot   Category: Age

Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.
Antisthenes   Category: Endure

Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Nature

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers grow grow.
Unknown   Category: Angel

People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Argument

Not to be a republican at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.
Francois Guisot   Category: Unsorted

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

When two texts or two assertions perhaps two ideas are in contradiction be ready to reconcile them rather than cancel one by the other; regard them as two different facets or two successive stages of the same reality a reality convincingly human just because it is complex.
Marguerite Yourcenar   Category: Contradict

The moving finger writes; and having writ Moves on: not all your piety nor wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a line Nor all your tears wash out a word of it.
Edward Fitzgerald   Category: Change

A man may fail many times but he isnt a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
John Burroughs   Category: Blame

The source of nature is spirit.
Larry Gates   Category: Unsorted

Naturally the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along.... All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
Hermann Goering   Category: Propaganda

Socialism with a human face.
Alexander Dubcek   Category: Unsorted

The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.
Aristotle Onassis   Category: Business

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.
Albert Einstein   Category: Death

The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
Newton Diehl Baker   Category: Unsorted

The reader will find no figures in this work. The methods which I set forth do not require either constructions or geometrical or mechanical reasonings: but only algebraic operations subject to a regular and uniform rule of procedure.
Joseph-Louis LaGrange   Category: Unsorted

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
Anatole France   Category: Unsorted

Ho! why dost thou shiver and shake Gaffer Grey? And why does thy nose look so blue?
Thomas Holcroft   Category: Unsorted

Success is not final failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Courage

Perfection is the child of time.
Bishop Joseph Hall   Category: Perfection

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

You white people are so strange. We think it is very primitive for a child to have only two parents.
Australian Aboriginal Elder   Category: Unsorted

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

Man is the only creature that strives to surpass himself and yearns for the impossible.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Ambition

We are all born charming fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin   Category: Born

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Astonish

Love to Christ is proved by doing the things which He commands and not merely saying Lord Lord.
Charles Henry Mackintosh   Category: Unsorted

For changing peoples manners and altering their customs there is nothing better than music.
Shu Ching   Category: Music

This isnt just a legal compliance issue for us. We consider the privacy issue to be an opportunity to reinforce our brand image.
Tom Warga   Category: Privacy

War is not its own end except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. Its peace thats wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.
Lois McMaster Bujold   Category: War

POSTERITY n. An appellate court which reverses the judgment of a popular authors contemporaries the appellant being his obscure competitor.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Appeasement

There is nothing so easy as to revenge an offence; But nothing is so honorable as to pardon it.
Akhenaton   Category: Bore

Part of the down-to-earthness that made the pioneers succeed was expressed in a sentence: It takes pretty good [people] to get along with water ditches in a dry time and not quarrel.
George A. Smith   Category: Unsorted

There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Joy

The road to success is not to be run upon by seven-leagued boots. Step by step little by little bit by bitthat is the way to wealth that is the way to wisdom that is the way to glory.
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton   Category: Unsorted

Says he I am a handsome man but Im a gay deceiver.
George Colman   Category: Unsorted

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if hed only had good intentionshe had money as well.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Help

People change and forget to tell eachother.
Lillian Hellman   Category: Change

Few things concentrate the mind more efficiently than the necessity of saying what you mean. It brings you face to face with what you are talking about what you are actually proposing. It gets you away from the catch phrases that not merely substitute for thought but preclude it.
Edwin Newman   Category: Unsorted

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times how to escape.
Arthur Christopher Benson   Category: Book

A good time to keep your mouth shut is when youre in deep water.
Sidney Goff   Category: Sick

CLOCK n. A machine of great moral value to man allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Time

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steer'd.
William Shakespeare   Category: Fortune

I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things sorrow misfortune and suffering are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.
Charles Lummis   Category: Happiness

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

There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
C. A. R. Hoare   Category: Computer

People who cant be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate.
George Eliot   Category: Wit

Father eternal ruler of creation Spirit of life which moved ere form was made Through the thick darkness covering every nation Light to mans blindness O be Thou our aid.
Laurence Housman   Category: Unsorted

Let those love now who never loved before; Let those who always loved now love the more.
Thomas Parnell   Category: Love

Even the most rational approach to ethics is defenseless if there isnt the will to do what is right.
Aleksandr Solzhnitsyn   Category: Right

Of all our possessions wisdom alone is immortal.
Isocrates   Category: Wisdom

You cant get to second base keeping one foot on first.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Baseball

What the Metaphysics of Quality would do is take this separate category Quality and show how it contains within itself both subjects and objects. The Metaphysics of Quality would show how things become enormously more coherent -- fabulously more coherent -- when you start with an assumption that Quality is the primary empirical reality of the world.... ... but showing that of course was a very big job.
Robert M. Pirsig   Category: Unsorted

Prisons are built with stones of Law Brothels with bricks of Religion.
William Blake   Category: Prison

I couldnt repair your brakes so I made your horn louder.
Steven Wright   Category: Car

Not just any talk is conversation; not any talk raises consciousness. Good conversation has an edge: it opens your eyes to something quickens your ears. And good conversation reverberates: it keeps on talking in your mind later in the day; the next day you find yourself still conversing with what was said. That reverberation afterward is the very raising of consciousness; your minds been moved. You are at another level with your reflections.
James Hillman   Category: Unsorted

The fever called Living Is conquered at last.
Edgar Allen Poe   Category: Unsorted

Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
John Ciardi   Category: Art

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Menander   Category: Diligence

Say your prayers standing; but if you are not able sitting; and if unable on your sides.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Prayer

To tax the community for the advantage of a class is not protection: it is plunder.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Tax

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

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

It does not take much strength to do things but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Decency

When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years agosince which time he has been working toiling and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery.
James Whitcomb Riley   Category: Discovery

It isn't what people think that's important but the reason they think what they think.
Eugene Ionesco   Category: Thief

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

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make happy not gold.
Beethoven   Category: Virtue

Laws are always unstable unless they are founded on the manners of a nation; and manners are the only durable and resisting power in a people.
Charles Alexis Henri Clerel de Tocqueville   Category: Law

When people have no other tyrant their own public opinion becomes one.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Opinion

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Unsorted

Love melts the rigor which the rocks have bred; A flint will break upon a feather bed...
John Cleveland   Category: Unsorted

He first deceased she for a little tried To live without him liked it not and died.
Sir Henry Wotton   Category: Epitaphs

An editor should have a pimp for a brother so hed have someone to look up to.
Gene Fowler   Category: Unsorted

The art of making deep noises from the chest sound like important messages from the brain.
H. J. Phllips   Category: Unsorted

The Savior desires to save us from our inadequacies as well as our sins. Inadequacy is not the same as being sinful we have far more control over the choice to sin than we may have over our innate capacity.... A sense of falling short or falling down is not only natural but essential to the mortal experience. Still after all we can do the Atonement can fill that which is empty straighten our bent parts and make strong that which is weak.
Bruce C. Hafen   Category: Unsorted

The brightest blades grow dim with rust The fairest meadow white with snow.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Action

To Ptolemy I: There is no royal road to geometry.
Euclid   Category: Learn

Television is a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.
Ernie Kovacs   Category: Television

To obtain a mans opinion of you make him mad.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Opinion

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

Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure Married in haste we may repent at leisure.
William Congreve   Category: Grief

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Al Boliska   Category: Airplanes

Theres a graveyard in northern France where all the dead boys from D-Day are buried. The white crosses reach from one horizon to the other. I remember looking it over and thinking it was a forest of graves. But the rows were like this dizzying diagonal perfectly straight so after all it wasnt a forest but an orchard of graves. Nothing to do with nature unless you count human nature.
Barbara Kingsolver   Category: Grave

Chance happens to all but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Chance

Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Magic

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed most experts agree is by accident. Thats where we come in; were computer professionals. We cause accidents.
Nathaniel Borenstein   Category: Accidents

Dread is a remote infinity of possibility.
Howard P. Kainz Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Bear all and do nothing Hear all and say nothing Abandon all and be nothing.
Hazrat Inayat Khan   Category: Committee

A prosperous fool is a grievous burden.
Aeschylus   Category: Burden

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

In violence we forget who we are.
Mary McCarthy   Category: Vigilant

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 pray thee let me and my fellow have A haire of the dog that bit us last night.
John Heywood   Category: Alcohol

There is only one nature the division into science and engineering is a human imposition not a natural one. Indeed the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.
Bill Wulf   Category: Engineer

The typical rock fan is not smart enough to know when he is being dumped on.
Francis Vincent Frank Zappa Jr.   Category: Music

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

We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face.... We must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Confidence

Her beauty was sold for an old man's gold. Shes a bird in a gilded cage.
Arthur J. Lamb   Category: Unsorted

Whatever is unknown is magnified.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Know

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

The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people but real management is developing people through work.
Agha Hasan Abedi   Category: Management

Still seems it strange that thou shouldst live forever: Is it less strange that thou shouldst live at all? This is a miracle and that no more.
Edward Young   Category: Live

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

He who abstains from anything animate ... will be much more careful not to injure those of his own species. For he who loves the genus will not hate any species of animals.
Porphyry   Category: Unsorted

Pride defeats its own end by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke   Category: Unsorted

If you treat an individual as he is he will remain as he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be he will become what he ought to be and could be.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Friendship

Candy Is dandy But liquor Is quicker.
Ogden Nash   Category: Alcohol

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

Before the Roman came to Rye or out to Severn strode The rolling English drunkard made the rolling English road.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Road

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Henry Ford   Category: Intelligent

It pays to be obvious especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Obvious

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

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them and important to friendship that we are not.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Friendship

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Anger

Would that the Roman people had a single neck [to cut off their head].
Caligula (Gaius Caesar)   Category: Unsorted

You owe it to us all to get on with what youre good at.
Wystan Hugh Auden   Category: Get

If you are not killing plants you are not really stretching yourself as a gardener.
J. C. Raulston   Category: Unsorted

C is for cookie its good enough for me; oh cookie cookie cookie starts with C.
Cookie Monster   Category: Food

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
Dr. Benjamin Spock   Category: Self

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

A man's best friends are his ten fingers.
Proverb   Category: Hand

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
William James   Category: Community

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

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Sir John Lubbock   Category: Depend

Most people cant understand how others can blow their noses differently than they do.
Ivan Turgenev   Category: Conformity

When you finally make the ends meet they move the ends
Matt Biershbach   Category: Unsorted

It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Home

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wring.
Peter T. McIntyre   Category: Unsorted

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

Poverty wants some luxury many and avarice all things.
Abraham Cowley   Category: Avarice

SONG You bound strong sandals on my feet You gave me bread and wine And sent me under sun and stars For all the world was mine. Oh take the sandals off my feet You know not what you do For all my world is in your arms My sun and stars are you.
Sara Teasdale   Category: Unsorted

I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace harmony health love and abundance. Then whenever doubt anxiety or fear try to call me they keep getting a busy signal and theyll soon forget my number.
Edith Armstrong   Category: Peace

It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
Plutarch   Category: God

All places are distant from heaven alike.
Robert Burton   Category: Alike

The golden rule of conduct ... is mutual toleration seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Gold

... I repeat it sir we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us! ... Sir we are not weak if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.... Besides sir we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise friends to fight our battles for us. The battle sir is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant the active the brave ... ... Should I keep back my opinions at such a time through fear of giving offense I should consider myself as guilty of treason toward my country and of an act of disloyalty toward the majesty of heaven which I revere above all earthly kings.
Patrick Henry   Category: Unsorted

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

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott   Category: See

Our best friends and our worst enemies are our thoughts. A thought can do us more good than a doctor or a banker or a faithful friend. It can also do us more harm than a brick.
Dr. Frank Crane   Category: Unsorted

A man who was loved by 300 woman singled me out to live with him. Why? I was the only one without a cat.
Elayne Boosler   Category: Unsorted

To be stupid selfish and have good health are three requirements for happiness though if stupidity is lacking all is lost.
Gustave Flaubert   Category: Happiness

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

Opinions are flexible prejudices.
Gerald Horton Bath   Category: Unsorted

Most of the arts as painting sculpture and music have emotional appeal to the general public. This is because these arts can be experienced by some one or more of our senses. Such is not true of the art of mathematics; this art can be appreciated only by mathematicians and to become a mathematician requires a long period of intensive training. The community of mathematicians is similar to an imaginary community of musical composers whose only satisfaction is obtained by the interchange among themselves of the musical scores they compose.
Cornelius Lanczos   Category: Mathematics

An atheist is but a mad ridiculous derider of piety but a hypocrite makes a sober jest of God and religion; he finds it easier to be upon his knees than to rise to a good action.
Alexander Pope   Category: Atheism

Thought is the wind knowledge the sail And mankind the vessel.
August Hare   Category: Knowledge

If you have knowledge let others light their candles At it.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Knowledge

Anger begins in folly and ends in repentance.
Pythagoras   Category: Anger

Oh when I was in love with you Then I was clean and brave And miles around the wonder grew How well I did behave. And now the fancy passes by And nothing will remain And miles around theyll say that I Am quite myself again.
Alfred Edward Housman   Category: Love

A wise traveler never despises his own country.
Carlo Goldoni   Category: Travel

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Experience

God helps those who help themselves.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: God

It is with many enterprises as with striking fire; we do not meet with success except by reiterated efforts and often at the instant when we despaired of success.
Francoise de Maintenon   Category: Unsorted

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

Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: Retirement

If there must be trouble let it be in my day that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine   Category: Children

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Unknown   Category: Beauty

Old age itself is a disease. Senectus ipsast morbus
Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer)   Category: Age

Beware what you set your heart upon for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Heart

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

Brutes find out where their talents lie; A bear will not attempt to fly A foundered horse will oft debate Before he tries a five barred gate. A dog by instinct turns aside Who sees the ditch too deep and wide But man we find the only creature Who led by folly combats nature; Who when she loudly criesForbear! With obstinacy fixes there; And where the genius least inclines Absurdly bends his whole designs.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Absurd

You cant get ahead while getting even.
Dick Armey   Category: Ahead

NEIGHBOR n. One whom we are commanded to love as ourselves and who does all he knows how to make us disobedient.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Neighbor

It is chiefly upon the lay citizen informed about science but not its practitioner that the country must depend in determining the use to which science is put in resolving the many public policy questions that scientific discoveries constantly force upon us.
David Eli Lilienthal   Category: Unsorted

Compromise if not the spice of life is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.
Phyllis McGinley   Category: Marriage

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

People who say youre just as old as you feel are all wrong fortunately.
Russell Baker   Category: Old

You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish only if the folly of it escapes you.
Jim Fiebig   Category: Fool

The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.
Stanley Baldwin   Category: Attain

All of us who are worth anything spend our manhood in unlearning the follies or expiating the mistakes of our youth.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Age

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

The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Failure

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Ballots

Mother Teresa   Category: Abortion

Selfishness is the only real atheism; Aspiration unselfishness the only real religion.
Israel Zangwill   Category: Unsorted

I could never love where I could not respect.
Charlotte Elizabeth Aisse   Category: River

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizoninstead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie   Category: Dream

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Give

The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop one of those that look as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more staircases than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full- sized human to enter. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read.
Terry Pratchett   Category: Book

Nature is an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour if we only will tune in.
Dr. George Washington Carver   Category: Nature

I don't know what your destiny will be but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer   Category: Happiness

The essence of peace is to merge two opposites. Therefore your notions should not scare you if you see another who absolutely opposes you and you presume that there is no chance for peace between you two. On the same token when you see two individuals who are exactly two opposites never say it would be impossible for them to reconcile. On the contrary and this is the perfection of peace to make it between two opposites.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslav   Category: Unsorted

A wise mans question contains half the answer.
Solomon Ibn Gabirol   Category: Unsorted

ROMANCE n. Fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of Things as They Are. In the novel the writers thought is tethered to probability but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination ...
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Fiction

And if you say a word about this over the radio the next wings you see will belong to the flies buzzing over your rotting corpse.
John Malkovich   Category: Unsorted

If Im not back in five minutes wait longer.
Ace Ventura   Category: Unsorted

Writing when properly managed (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation.
Laurence Sterne   Category: Writing

Keplers principal goal was to explain the relationship between the existence of five planets (and their motions) and the five regular solids. It is customary to sneer at Kepler for this. It is instructive to compare this with the current attempts to explain the zoology of elementary particles in terms of irreducible representations of Lie groups.
S. Sternberg   Category: Unsorted

Against the grain.
Proverb   Category: Contrary

In the long run we are all dead.
John Maynard Keynes   Category: Death

There is always some specific moment when we become aware that our youth is gone; but years after we know it was much later.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Youth

A kiss can be a comma a question mark or an exclamation point. Thats the basic spelling that every woman ought to know.
Mistinguette   Category: Kissing

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.
Maureen Duffy   Category: Love

A bore is someone who persists in holding his own views after we have enlightened him with ours.
Malcolm S. Forbes   Category: Bore

We achieve everything by our efforts alone. Our fate is not decided by an almighty God. We decide our own fate by our actions. You have to gain mastery over yourself.... It is not a matter of sitting back and accepting.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi   Category: Self

No dictator no invader can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years we will be free.
J. Michael Straczynski   Category: Force

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

Great liars are also great magicians.
Adolf Hitler   Category: Gravity

There came a man in days of old To hire a piece of land for gold And urged his suit in accents meek One crop alone is all I seek; That harvest o'er my claim I yield And to its lord resign the field. The owner some misgivings felt And coldly with
Lydia H. Sigoteney   Category: Unsorted

Success is full of promises till men get it; and then it is as last years nest from which the bird has flown.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Success

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 cant turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
Bonnie Prudden   Category: Time

Use your own best judgment at all times. [This is their entire policy manual.]
Unknown   Category: Best

When we pray Our Father I am praying for you you are praying for me. In fact if men everywhere would only learn to pray aright Our Father there would be no differences to settle. It would not be long before Communist imperialist capitalist and what have you would stop their cold war and start to live at peace with one another.
Albert N. Neibacker D.D.   Category: Unsorted

To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards
Frances Wickes   Category: Unsorted

When the student is ready... the lesson appears.
Gene Oliver   Category: Ready

Republicans bring out Colin Powell and J.C. Watts because they have no program no policy. They have no love and no joy. Theyd rather take pictures with black children than feed them.
Donna Brazile   Category: Unsorted

The trouble with being number one in the world in anything is that it takes a certain mentality to attain that position and that is something of a driving perfectionist attitude so that once you do achieve number one you don't relax and enjoy it.
Billie Jean King   Category: Attitude

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

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

The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert   Category: Friendship

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

If you really want to keep a secret you don't need any help.
O. A. Carping   Category: Unsorted

You only get what you plan to do. What you plan to do is where your priorities are. Where your priorities are is where your heart is. Where your heart is you will be effective in building your treasure.
Dan Brent Burt   Category: Unsorted

Muck raking.
Proverb   Category: Newspaper

The way to a mans heart is through his stomach.
Proverb   Category: Abdomen

What is man that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
The Bible   Category: Angel

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

Virtue is harder to be got than knowledge of the world; and it lost in a young man is seldom recovered.
John Locke   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

By all means marry; if you get a good wife you'll become happy; if you get a bad one you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates   Category: Advice

There is a central myth about British science and economic growth and it goes like this: science breeds wealth Britain is in economic decline therefore Britain has not done enough science. Actually it is easy to show that a key cause of Britains econ
Terence Kealey   Category: Unsorted

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Suicide

If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving infants life she will choose to save the infants life without even considering if there is a man on base.
Dave Barry   Category: Baseball

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

I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.
Don Marquis   Category: Easy

The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.
Quentin Crisp   Category: Existence

We ought indeed to expect to find the works of God in such things as the advance of knowledge. Knowledge of the physical universe is not to be thought of as irrelevant to Christian faith [simply] because it does not lead to saving knowledge of God. In so far as it is concerned with Gods creation physical science is a fitting study for Gods children. Moreover the advance of scientific knowledge does negatively correct and enlarge theological notions at the least the geologists and astrophysicists have helped us to rid ourselves of parochial notions of God and filled in some of the meaning of such phrases as almighty.
David M. Paton   Category: Unsorted

We forget ourselves and our destinies in health and the chief use of temporary sickness is to remind us of these concerns.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Sick

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
James D. Miles   Category: Man

Five great enemies to peace inhabit with us: viz. avarice ambition envy anger and pride. If those enemies were to be banished we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace.
Francesco Petrarca Petrarch   Category: Endure

Before shooting one must aim.
Proverb   Category: Aim

Much had he read Much more had he seen; he studied from the life And in th' original perus'd mankind.
John Armstrong   Category: Reactionaries

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

I would rather have peace in the world than be President.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Lawyers

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

Invention strictly speaking is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory. Nothing can be made of nothing; he who has laid up no materials can produce no combinations.
Sir Joshua Reynolds   Category: Invention

We must remember that even though a person may not be the elect today a year from now his whole attitude may have changed and he may have become one of the elect. Thats why we should continually throughout their lives politely give people many opportunities to hear the Lords voice.
Franklin D. Richards   Category: Unsorted

Can anyone walk through water without wetting his feet? The companions replied No; Muhammad said Such is the condition of those of the world; they are not safe from sins.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Sin

A series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
John William Gardner   Category: Opportunity

We think in generalities but we live in details.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Past

A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why arent we like that wise old bird?
Edward H. Richards   Category: Sick

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

Whatever advice you give be brief.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Advice

Said of a departing guest: That woman speaks eighteen languages and cant say No in any of them.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Chastity

To attract men I wear a perfume called New Car Interior.
Rita Rudner   Category: Man

The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn ... and change.
Carl Ransom Rogers   Category: Change

Three oclock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
Jean-Paul Sartre   Category: Time

Without accepting the fact that everything changes we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately although it is true it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience we suffer.
Shunryu Suzuki   Category: Change

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

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Hope

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

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

If you cant beat them arrange to have them beaten.
George Denis Carlin   Category: Beauty

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'm not considered wealthy nor even well-to-do; I don't own my dwelling place and my car is far from new. But when I see my family all in the glow of health I know there's more than money to make me roll in wealth. And when my little blue-eyed girl with countenance so fair Puts her arms around me why I'm a millionaire!
Kay Kersey   Category: Unsorted

There is hardly anybody good for everything and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Nothing

A garden always gives back more than it receives.
Mara Beamish   Category: Unsorted

As he brews so shall he drink.
Ben Jonson   Category: Consequences

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Action

PIANO n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Piano

To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization and at present very few people have reached this level.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Civilization

The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. Thats nonsense; in fact the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.
Warren G. Bennis   Category: Leadership

Disparting towers Trembling all precipitate down dashd Rattling around loud thundering to the moon.
John Dyer   Category: Unsorted

What still alive at twenty-two A clean upstanding lad like you? Sure if your throat tis hard to slit Slit your girls and swing for it.
Hugh Kingsmill   Category: Capable

Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs.
H. G. Bohn   Category: Unsorted

Solemnity is the shield of idiots.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Idiots

Women must come off the pedestal. Men put us up there to get us out of the way.
Viscountess Rhonda   Category: Unsorted

Journalism consists largely in saying Lord Jones died to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Journalism

Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
George Santayana   Category: Beauty

Justice is the crowning glory of the virtues.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Justice

Hope is a state of mind not of the world. Hope in this deep and powerful sense is not the same as joy that things are going well or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for .success but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
Vaclav Havel   Category: Hope

Happiness is the art of making a bouquet of those flowers within reach.
Bob Goddard   Category: Unsorted

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

I like the story of the newlywed who served ham for her first Sunday dinner. The husband noticed the ends of the ham had been cut off and he asked why. Thats the way my mother always did it the bride replied with a shrug. He asked his wifes mother the same question and got the same answer Thats the way my mother did it. Finally he asked the grandma who replied Thats the only way I could get it into the pan.
Winnifred C. Jardine   Category: Unsorted

Men who get on well with women are usually those who know how to get on without them.
Lord Mancroft   Category: Man

Peace hath her victories no less renowned than War.
John Milton   Category: Peace

Poetry my dear friends is a sacred incarnation of a smile. Poetry is a sigh that dries the tears. Poetry is a spirit who dwells in the soul whose nourishment is the heart whose wine is affection. Poetry that comes not in this form is a false messiah.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Poetry

If dogs could talk perhaps we should find it as hard to get on with them as we do with people.
Karel Capek   Category: Dog

SELF-EVIDENT adj. Evident to ones self and to nobody else.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Self

HUSBAND n. One who having dined is charged with the care of the plate.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Husband

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong you cannot be too conservative.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Right

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

Don't think you're on the right road just because it's a well-beaten path.
Unknown   Category: Habit

1. A big black bug bit a big brown bear. 2. Bring a bit of buttered brown bran bread. 3. Just which one he wants I don't know. 4. His daughter was going to New York to study law. 5. That's the question that really troubles him. 6. Rich gifts wax poor when
William G. Hoffman   Category: Unsorted

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

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

I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Belief

There are no hopeless situations; there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
Clare Boothe Luce   Category: Weak

Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Philosophy

You are sitting on the earth and you realize that this earth deserves you and you deserve this earth. You are there - fully personally genuinely.
Chogyam Trungpa   Category: Unsorted

Brevity and conciseness are the parents of correction.
Hosea Ballou   Category: Breeding

The strong man meets his crisis with the most practical tools at hand. They may not be the best tools but they are available which is all-important. He would rather use them such as they are than do nothing.
Raymond Clapper   Category: Unsorted

An obvious fact about negative feelings is often overlooked. They are caused by us not by exterior happenings. An outside event presents the challenge but we react to it. So we must attend to the way we take things not to the things themselves.
Vernon Howard   Category: Unsorted

There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
Robert Burns   Category: Immorality

Honesty is the best policy A dollar saved is a dollar earned Look before you leap A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush The laborer is worthy of his hire may be scoffed at by some intellectuals as trite copybook rules but nonetheless they sum up the elementary experience of the race in creating and consuming wealth.... People may change their minds as often as their coats and new sets of rules of conduct may be written every week but the fact remains that human nature has not changed and does not change that inherent human beliefs stay the same; the fundamental rules of human conduct continue to hold.
Lammot du Pont   Category: Unsorted

We choose to go to the moon not because its easy but because its hard.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Moon

The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon   Category: Friendship

The truth is more important than the facts.
Frank Lloyd Wright   Category: Truth

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Unknown   Category: Smile

No pains no gains.
Samuel Smiles   Category: Gains

Humility is nothing else but a right judgment of ourselves.
William Law   Category: Humanitarian

The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein   Category: Genius

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Method

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; But moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine   Category: Moderation

Fixd like a plant on his peculiar spot To draw nutrition propagate and rot.
Alexander Pope   Category: Man

Nature provides a free lunch but only if we control our appetites.
William D. Ruckelshaus   Category: Nature

Who oer the herd would wish to reign Fantastic fickle fierce and vain! Vain as the leaf upon the stream And fickle as a changeful dream; Fantastic as a womans mood And fierce as Frenzys feverd blood. Thou many-headed monster thing Oh who would wish to be thy king!
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Monarchy

EPITAPH n. An inscription on a tomb showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Epitaphs

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

I have everything yet have nothing; and although I possess nothing still of nothing am I in want.
Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer)   Category: Confession

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Constitution

No man who continues to add something to the material intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is left long without proper reward.
Booker T. Washington   Category: Reward

Prayer is not an old womans idle amusement. Properly understood and applied it is the most potent instrument of action.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Amusement

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

So free we seem so fettered fast we are.
Robert Browning   Category: Liberty

Search others for virtues thyself for thy vices.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Virtue

She likes herself yet others hates For that which in herself she prizes; And while she laughs at them forgets She is the thing that she despises.
William Congreve   Category: Hate

Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours.
Gioacchini Antonio Rossini   Category: Unsorted

The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze weigh and clarify things in us which nettle us or which we are outgrowing or trying to reshape.
Thornton Niven Wilder   Category: Comedy

Just why I suffer loss I cannot know I only know my Father wills it so. He leads in paths I cannot understand; But all the way I know is wisely planned. My life is only mine that I may use The gifts he length me as he may choose; And if in love some boon he does recall I know that unto him belongeth all. I am his child and I can safely trust; He loves me and I know that he is just. Within his love I can scarcely rest Assured that what he does for me is best.
Edith Virginia Eradt   Category: Unsorted

The self is not something that one finds it is something that one creates
Thomas Szasz   Category: Tolerance

This is the river of the great 19th-century landscapists; of Cole Cropsey and Church and at the end of the summer it lies motionless under the haze as under a light coat of varnish.
Judith Thurman   Category: Art

To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts happy in adversity composed in a tumult and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: God

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

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

Rain puts a hole in stone because of its constancy not its force. I just kept knocking on doors until the right one opened.
H. Joseph Gerber   Category: Unsorted

Sherry is dull naturally dull; but it must have taken him a great deal of pains to become what we now see him. Such an access of stupidity sir is not in Nature. Of Thomas Sheridan (17191788) actor lecturer and author:
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Dull

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

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Affection

The Indian Summer the dead Summers soul.
Mary Clemmer   Category: Unsorted

Faith is like love: it cannot be forced.
Arthur Schoenhauser   Category: Unsorted

You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke   Category: Future

If you live long enough youll see every victory turn into a defeat.
Simone de Beauvoir   Category: Defeat

What this country needs is more parents who do not expect the school and the church to assume the major responsibility for the rearing of their children.
Mrs. Norman Hastings   Category: Unsorted

Language shapes the way we think and determines what we can think about.
Benjamin Whorf   Category: Unsorted

Were I a nightingale I would sing like a nightingale; were I a swan like a swan. But as it is I am a rational being therefore I must sing hymns of praise to god.
Epictetus   Category: Praise

Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they are not; it helps them to keep trying.
Merry Browne   Category: Automobiles

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
Paul Ambroise Valery   Category: Future

When a dog barks at the moon then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers it is patriotism!
David Starr Jordan   Category: Dog

Let the world slide 2 let the world go; A fig for care and a fig for woe! If I cant pay why I can owe And death makes equal the high and low.
John Heywood   Category: Debt

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Ambition

There are few pleasures like really burrowing ones nose into sweet peas.
Angela Thirkell   Category: Unsorted

Most of the critical things in life which become the starting points of human destiny are little things.
R. Smith   Category: Unsorted

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
Jean de la Bruyere   Category: Love

One fire burns out anothers burning One pain is lessend by anothers anguish.
William Shakespeare   Category: Pain

Positiveness is a most absurd foible. If you are in the right it lessens your triumph; if in the wrong it adds shame to your defeat.
Laurence Sterne   Category: Right

We can never have enough of that which we really do not want.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Self

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

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

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg   Category: Everyone

The postman always rings twice.
James Mallahan Cain   Category: Unsorted

Nothing spoils romance so much as a sense of humor in the woman.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Humor

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

The hour which gives us life begins to take it away.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Birth

It is my PRIDE my damnd native unconquerable Pride that plunges me into Distraction. You must know that 19/20th of my Composition is Pride. I must either live a Slave a Servant; to have no Will of my own no Sentiments of my own which I may freely declare as such; or DIE perplexing alternative!
Thomas Chatterton   Category: Pride

Politicians in government should be changed regularly like diapers for the same reason.
Richard Davies   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Say nothing but good about the dead. De mortuis nihil nisi bonum
Chilon or Cheilon   Category: Unsorted

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

When I was a little kid I took tap and ballet. Ive always loved to dance. Im a rhythm machine.
Tommy Lee   Category: Dance

I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it.
Will Rogers   Category: Bought

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my own constitution; the only wrong what is against it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Law

Self-love is not opposed to the love of other people. You cannot really love yourself and do yourself a favor without doing people a favor and vise versa.
Karl Augustus Menninger   Category: Love

It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy that makes happiness.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon   Category: Enjoyment

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

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

Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener.
Arnold Schoenberg   Category: Art

Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art.
Andy Warhol   Category: Business

Without error there can be no truth.
Proverb   Category: Emotion

Omit a few of the most abstruse sciences and mankinds study of man occupies nearly the whole field of literature. The burden of history is what man has been; of law what he does; of physiology what he is; of ethics what he ought to be; of revelation what he shall be.
George Finlayson   Category: Unsorted

What is it about separation in any or all of its many forms and degrees that makes it so basic and so sinister so exciting and so repellent?
Marilyn Frye   Category: Unsorted

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
Napoleon Hill   Category: War

Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Willa Sibert Cather   Category: Memory

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

When you go to buy use your eyes not your ears.
Proverb   Category: Buy

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

Though I am not naturally honest I am so sometimes by chance.
William Shakespeare   Category: Chance

Things which you don't hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
Titus Maccius Plautus   Category: Hope

When its all over its not who you were ... its whether you made a difference.
Robert 'Bob' Dole   Category: Life

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry
William Shakespeare   Category: Borrow

I am one of the people who threaten them. I am a freak and according to them anyone who goes against the mold must be eliminated. They practice a kind of reverse eugenics: instead of removing the inferior members of the population they seek to remove all the superior individuals so that their degraded state becomes the norm and they no longer feel threatened. Thus tormenting a freak is looked upon highly in their society
Matt Spinks   Category: Why

They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness.
Louise Erdrich   Category: Belief

Bow bow ye lower middle classes! Bow bow ye tradesmen bow ye masses.
William Schwenck Gilbert   Category: Unsorted

Im not afraid of death; but dying scares the hell out of me.
Jack Cleary   Category: Death

What a pity when Christopher Columbus discovered America that he ever mentioned it.
Margot Asquith   Category: Ambition

In the late 1600s the finest instruments originated from three rural families whose workshops were side by side in the Italian village of Cremona. First were the Amatis and outside their shop hung a sign: The best violins in all Italy. Not to be outdone their next-door neighbors the family Guarnerius hung a bolder sign proclaiming: The Best Violins In All The World! At the end of the street was the workshop of Anton Stradivarius and on its front door was a simple notice which read: The best violins on the block.
Freda Bright   Category: Unsorted

A friend is one who knows us but loves us anyway.
Fr. Jerome Cummings   Category: Friendship

The most striking contradiction of our civilization is the fundamental reverence for truth which we profess and the thorough-going disregard for it which we practice.
Vilhjalmur Stefensson   Category: Truth

No two men can be half an hour together but one shall acquire an evident superiority over the other.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Inferior

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient all would be perfectly plain.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Mystery

Acceptance of dissent is the fundamental requirement of a free society.
Richard Royster   Category: Society

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

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

The only competition worthy a wise man is with himself.
Anna Brownell Jameson   Category: Self

PAINTING n. The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Art

Knowing where you are going takes all the fun out of getting there.
J. Alvan Barach   Category: Unsorted

If you don't know where youre going youll end up somewhere else.
Yogi Berra   Category: Going

If theres no money in poetry neither is there poetry in money.
Robert Ranke Graves   Category: Poetry

Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all by himself; and the wife smiles and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Achievement

Happiness is a man's greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside.
Erich Fromm   Category: Happiness

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Reactionaries

If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant.
Anne Dudley Bradstreet   Category: Unsorted

Theres times when I just have to quit thinking ... and the only way I can quit thinking is by shopping.
Tammy Faye Bakker   Category: Unsorted

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know my lords: that where laws end tyranny begins.
William Pitt the Elder Pitt   Category: Power

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

We come from the earth we return to the earth and in between we garden.
Unknown   Category: Thank

Im only seven although I died In Hiroshima long ago Im seven now as I was then When children die they do not grow.
Nazim Hikmet   Category: Unsorted

When more of the people's sustenance is exacted through the form of taxation than is necessary to meet the just obligations of government and expenses of its economical administration such exaction becomes ruthless extortion and a violation of the fundamental principles of free government.
Stephan Grover Cleveland   Category: Tax

What is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.
Louis Pasteur   Category: Unsorted

We have only to change the point of view And the greatest action looks mean.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Change

You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Stanislaw J. Lec   Category: Patience

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another; people are friends in spots.
George Santayana   Category: Friendship

Part of me wants to call you up and talk to you like a friend and there's a part of me that wants to shut you out and never see your face again.
Wilson Phillips   Category: Unsorted

A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man.
Gustave Flaubert   Category: Unsorted

Verily God will say on the Day of Judgement O children of Adam! I was sick and ye did not visit Me. And the sons of Adam will say O our defender how could we visit Thee? For thou art the Lord of the Universe and art free from sickness. And God will say O men! Such a one was sick and you did not visit him. And God will say O children of Adam I asked you for food and ye gave it me not? And the children of Adam will say O our patron how could we give Thee food seeing Thou art the cherisher of the Universe and art free from hunger and eating? And God will say Such a one asked you for bread and you did not give it him.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Sick

What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.
Monica Baldwin   Category: God

Walking on water.
Proverb   Category: Walk

REASON v.i. To weight probabilities in the scales of desire.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Reason

What some call health if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet isnt much better than tedious disease.
George Dennison Prentice   Category: Diet

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulmer   Category: Food

The greatest respect is owed to a child. Maxima debetur puero reverentia.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Children

Drink moderately for drunkenness neither keeps a secret nor observes a promise.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Alcohol

What then have I done? What except yield to a natural feeling inspired by beauty sanctioned by virtue and kept at all times within the bounds of respect. Its innocent expression prompted not by hope but by trust.
Vicomte de Valmont   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

OTHERWISE adv. No better.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Better

The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
Julia Margaret Cameron   Category: Attention

I have sometimes been wildly despairingly acutely miserable ... but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agatha Christie   Category: Certainty

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Stella Adler   Category: Art

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

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Optimism

You can tell what a man is by what he does when he hasn't anything to do.
Unknown   Category: Character

It is easy in the world to live after the worlds opinions; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Solitude

Alas after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus   Category: Age

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts -- for support rather than illumination.
Andrew Lang   Category: Alcohol

It isnt where you came from; its where youre going that counts.
Ella Fitzgerald   Category: Unsorted

One a robot may not injure a human being or through inaction allow a human being to come to harm; Two a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Law

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

DRY LAND All around me your death like some great ocean rages wave after crashing wave till the cliffs of my arms give way to defenseless shore and I lie blackened against the sand. My hair streams like weeds about my head and pulls me as surely as the moon pulls her tides to the depths of earth. In darkness I am swallowed. In darkness I remember Jonah... that God prepared for him a black fish and after three days and three nights dear God dry land appeared.
Elaine Christensen   Category: Unsorted

Genocide begins however improbably in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.
Andrea Dworkin   Category: Race

This only grant me that my means may lie Too low for envy for contempt too high.
Abraham Cowley   Category: Contempt

It is worse than immoral its a mistake.
Dean Acheson   Category: Immorality

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton   Category: Life

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow-creatures is amusing in itself.
James Anthony Froude   Category: Animals

What a chimera then is man! What a novelty! What a monster what a chaos what a subject of contradiction what a prodigy! Judge of all things feeble earthworm depository of truth a sink of uncertainty and error the glory and the shame of the universe.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Man

Before you put on a frown make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.
Jim Beggs   Category: Smile

No misfortune or vexation befalleth a servant of God small or great but on account of his faults committed: and most of these God forgiveth.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Misfortunes

If money be not thy servant it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth as that may be said to possess him.
Francis Bacon   Category: Avarice

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Erica Jong   Category: Life

Turn up the lights I don't want to go home in the dark.
O. Henry   Category: Last

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

Every great example takes hold of us with the authority of a miracle and says to us If ye had but faith ye also could do the same things.
Jacobi   Category: Unsorted

I was blessed to get an education available to few black women in Africa at that time. Every woman should be able to get an education so she can serve others.
Julia Mavimbela   Category: Africa

What a pity when Christopher Colombus discovered America that he ever mentioned it.
Margot Tennant Asquith   Category: Ambition

'Twas a sheep not a lamb that strayed away In the parable Jesus told; A grown-up sheep that had gone astray From the ninety and none in the fold. Out on the hillside out in the cold Twas a sheep the good shepherd sought And back to the flock safe in the fold Twas a sheep the good shepherd brought. And why for the sheep should we earnestly long And a earnestly hope and pray Because there is danger if they go astray. For the lambs will follow the sheep you know Wherever the sheep may stray; When the sheep go wrong it will not be long Till the lambs are as wrong as they. And so with the sheep we earnestly plead For the sake of the lambs today; If the lambs are lost; what a terrible cost Some sheep will have to pay.
C. D. Miller   Category: Unsorted

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler   Category: Conviction

Don't aim for success. If you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
David Frost   Category: Unsorted

One way to prevent conversation from being boring is to say the wrong thing.
Frank Sheed   Category: Unsorted

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying not what a lovely sermon but I will do something!
   Category: Preach

I always say people can call me anything they want as long as they don't call me late for supper.
Robert De Niro   Category: Publicity

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.
David Sarnoff   Category: Competence

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes than to be narrow-minded and all to prudent.
Vincent van Gogh   Category: Mistake

Because I do not hope to turn again Because I do not hope Because I do not hope to turn.
T. S. Eliot   Category: Woe

Don't look to me. Don't ask for help. Don't ask for anything that you can do yourself
Lemmy Kilmister   Category: Unsorted

And don't confound the language of the nation With long-tailed words in osity and ation.
John Hookham Frere   Category: Word

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
E. V. Lucas   Category: Adventure

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

The world belongs to the energetic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Energy

Better is the enemy of good.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Better

Our humanity is a poor thing except for the divinity that stirs within us.
Francis Bacon   Category: Housework

Just as one year in a dogs life is equivalent to seven years in a human life one year in the high-technology business is like seven years in any other industry.
Regis Mc Kenna   Category: Unsorted

Go as far as you can see; when you get there youll be able to see farther.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Get

There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral.
Walter Lippmann   Category: Morality

Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead.
Unknown   Category: Revenge

The present illegitimacy ratio is not only unprecedented in the past two centuries; it is unprecedented so far as we know in American history going back to colonial times and in English history from Tudor times.
Gertrude Himmelfarb   Category: Unsorted

Necessity the mother of invention.
George Farquhar   Category: Invention

Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of god.
Karl Barth   Category: God

Every dog must have his day.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Dog

I love everything thats old: old friends old times old manners old books old wine.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Age

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know.
Aldous Huxley   Category: If

Fight the good fight With all thy might.
J. S. B. Monsell   Category: Unsorted

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Adventure

Twelve Priceless Qualities of Success: 1. The value of time. 2. The success of perseverance. 3. The pleasure of working. 4. The dignity of simplicity. 5. The worth of character. 6. The power of kindness. 7. The influence of example. 8. The obligation of duty. 9. The wisdom of economy. 10. The virtue of patience. 11. The improvement of talent. 12. The joy of originating.
Marshall Field   Category: Unsorted

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

The distinctions separating the social classes are false; in the last analysis they rest on force.
Albert Einstein   Category: Classes

We trained hard but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized.
Gaius Petronius Arbiter   Category: Progress

To love cherish and to obey.
Book of Common Prayer   Category: Unsorted

Like an unchecked cancer hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a mans sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful and to confuse. The true with the false and the false with the true.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Hate

Quotations (such as have point and lack triteness) from the great old authors are an act of reverence on the part of the quoter and a blessing to a public grown superficial and external.
Louise Guiney   Category: Quotations

Do Gods will as if it were thy will And he will accomplish thy will as if it were his own.
Gamaliel   Category: Deeds

By All Resources Realize Yourself... Fetters fall off of themselves when the knowledge of self is gained.
A. L. Linall Jr.   Category: Unsorted

How to Live a Hundred Years Happily 1. Do not be on the lookout for ill health. 2. Keep usefully at work. 3. Have a hobby. 4. Learn to be satisfied. 5. Keep on liking people. 6. Meet adversity valiantly. 7. Meet the little problems in life with decision. 8. Above all maintain a good sense of humor best done by saying something pleasant every time you get a chance. 9. Live and make the present hour pleasant and cheerful. Keep your mind out of the past and keep it out of the future.
John A. Schindler MD   Category: Humor

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Luck

This Being of mine whatever it really is consists of a little flesh a little breath and the part which governs.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Self

A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also as having magnitude complete in itself ... with incidents arousing pity and fear wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.
Aristotle   Category: Tragedy

No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of truth.
Francis Bacon   Category: Pleasure

Im the best. I just havent played yet [on his golf game].
Muhammad Ali   Category: Play

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

Housekeeping aint no joke.
Louisa May Alcott   Category: Housework

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

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
Alfred Adler   Category: Love

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

The most successful businessman is the man who holds onto the old just as long as it is good and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
Robert P. Vanderpoel   Category: Business

Freedoms just another word for nothin left to loose. And nothin aint nothin honey if it aint free.
Janis Joplin   Category: Freedom

You know when youre young you think your dads Superman. Then you grow up and you realize hes just a regular guy who wears a cape.
Dave Atell   Category: Father

There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.
Andrew Bonar Law   Category: Immorality

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

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

When we no longer have good cooking in the world we will have no literature nor high and sharp intelligence nor friendly gathering nor social harmony.
Marie-Antoine Careme   Category: Unsorted

GIVING Giving isnt giving Unless the gift is tied With ribbon-bows of gladness; What good the gift inside (Though it be made of silver) What good the stars above If hearts know naught of laughter If hearts are void of love?
June Brown Harris   Category: Unsorted

There are only two ways of telling the complete truthanonymously and posthumously.
Thomas Sowell   Category: Truth

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

A man who has no office to go to I don't care who he is is a trial of which you can have no conception.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Man

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
Alan Watts   Category: Self

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

If you cant get enthusiastic about your work its time to get alarmedsomething is wrong. Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record. No one keeps up his or her enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions new aspirations new efforts new vision. It is your own fault if your enthusiasm is gone; you have failed to feed it. If you want to turn hours into minutes renew your enthusiasm.
Unknown   Category: Enthusiasm

I think that to have known one good old manone man who through the chances and mischances of a long life has carried his heart in his hand like a palm-branch waving all discords into peacehelps our faith in God in ourselves and in each other more than many sermons
George William Curtis   Category: Unsorted

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

The poet is a man who lives at last by watching his moods. An old poet comes at last to watch his moods as narrowly as a cat does a mouse.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Poetry

The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.
Leonard I. Sweet   Category: Unsorted

Less is a bore.
Robert Venturi   Category: Simple

Our value system must conform to His. Our actions must conform to our values.
L. Tom Perry   Category: Values

A job worth doing be it great or small Is worth doing well or not at all.
Reed Budge   Category: Deeds

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

The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows.
Laurence Lee   Category: Know

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

I have devoted my energies to a study of the Scriptures observing monastic discipline and singing the daily services in church; study teaching and writing have always been my delight.
Bede the Venerable   Category: Unsorted

Reality is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.
Unknown   Category: Reality

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

Our favorite holding period is forever.
Warren Buffett   Category: Money

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

Romance is about the little things.
Gregory J. Godeck   Category: Unsorted

Our treatment of animals will someday be considered barbarous. There cannot be perfect civilisation until man realises that the rights of every living creature are as sacred as his own.
David Starr Jordan   Category: Unsorted

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Baby

Character is made by what you stand for; reputation by what you fall for.
Robert quillen   Category: Unsorted

If you don't like the way the world is you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
Marian Wright Edelman   Category: Change

We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it we have lived by it we prospered and grew great by it. So the status quo has never been our god and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
Carl T. Rowan   Category: Change

Too often whe give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
Roger Lewin   Category: Children

SCRIPTURES n. The sacred books of our holy religion as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Scriptures

My friends money is not all. It is not money that will mend a broken heart or reassemble the fragments of a dream. Money cannot brighten the hearth nor repair the portals of a shattered home. I refer of course to Confederate money.
Artemis Ward   Category: Unsorted

Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow hard and cold.
Thomas Hood   Category: Gold

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
Upton Sinclair   Category: Wages

It beats picking cotton.
Proverb   Category: Job

Is not the truth the truth?
William Shakespeare   Category: Truth

Happy the people whose annals are blank in history-books.
John Keats   Category: Book

An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it.
Don Marquis   Category: Idea

The soil out of which such men as he are made is good to be born on good to live on good to die for and to be buried in.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Earth

Profit in business comes from repeat customers customers that boast about your project or service and that bring friends with them.
W. Edwards Deming   Category: Profit

Virtue has need of limits.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Virtue

Ive never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. Its probably because they have forgotten their own.
Margaret Atwood   Category: Unsorted

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

Rise up rise up Xarifa! lay your golden cushion down; Rise up! come to the window and gaze with all the town.
John G. Lockhart   Category: Unsorted

The wise man avoids evil by anticipating it.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Wise

For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me and that which I was afraid of is come unto me.
The Bible   Category: Fear

My work is a game a very serious game.
Maurits Corneille Escher   Category: Games

Babies haven't any hair; Old men's heads are just as bare; Between the cradle and the grave Lies a haircut and a shave.
Samuel Hoffenstein   Category: Hair

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Noël Coward   Category: Honest

Politicians are like baby diapers. They need to be changed frequently and for the same reason!
Larry L. Taylor   Category: Change

The news is the one thing the networks can point to with pride. Everything else they do is crap and they know it.
Fred Friendly   Category: News

To defense attorneys in the O.J. Simpson civil trial. Im not going to allow you to parade witnesses who are from the planet Mars.
Hiroshi Fujusaki   Category: Unsorted

There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.
Charles Proteus Steinmetz   Category: Question

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

Short absence quickens love; long absence kills it.
Comte de Mirabeau   Category: Absent

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: Victory

Genius will live and thrive without training but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
Margaret Sarah Fuller   Category: Genius

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

Sexism is the foundation on which all tyranny is built. Every social form of hierarchy and abuse is modeled on male-over-female domination.
Andrea Dworkin   Category: Model

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

Mine is better than ours.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Property

[Executed by firing squad.] Take a step forward lads. It will be easier that way.
Erskine Childers   Category: Unsorted

Red as a beet.
Proverb   Category: Embarrass

Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Resolution

We are not very pleased when we are forced to accept a mathematical truth by virtue of a complicated chain of formal conclusions and computations which we traverse blindly link by link feeling our way by touch. We want first an overview of the aim and of the road; we want to understand the idea of the proof the deeper context.
Hermann Weyl   Category: Unsorted

Delightful task! to rear the tender thought To teach the young idea how to shoot.
James Thomson   Category: Teach

Through zeal knowledge is gotten through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Zeal

The fact is that liberty in any true sense is a concept that lies quite beyond the reach of the inferior mans mind. And no wonder for genuine liberty demands of its votaries a quality he lacks completely and that is courage. The man who loves it must be willing to fight for it; blood said Jefferson is its natural manure. Liberty means self-reliance it means resolution it means the capacity for doing without ... the average man doesnt want to be free. He wants to be safe.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Inferior

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain.
Mark Twain   Category: Religion

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

Reflect that life like every other blessing Derives its value from its use alone.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Unsorted

The stronger the breeze the stronger the trees.
Proverb   Category: Strength

Why should the Devil have all the good tunes?
Rowland Hill   Category: Devil

I praise God for you sir: your reasons at dinner have been sharp and sententious; pleasant without scurrility witty without affectation audacious without impudency learned without opinion and strange with-out heresy.
William Shakespeare   Category: Conversation

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

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

The sense of ultimate truth is the intellectual counterpart of the esthetic sense of perfect beauty or the moral sense of perfect good.
George Savile Lord Halifax   Category: Unsorted

Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man woman and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace.
Charles Sumner   Category: War

Censor: A self-appointed snoophound who sticks his nose in other peoples business.
Bennett Cerf   Category: Censorship

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Sun Tzu   Category: Opportunity

Mosquito is out its the end of the day; shes humming and hunting her evening away. Who knows why such hunger arrives on such wings at sundown? I guess its the nature of things.
N. M. Boedecker   Category: Unsorted

The chief end of man as I see it is to find security have liberty to express his abilities enjoy the love of family and friends and to secure recognition of his talents to worship God in his own way and to participate in a government that will protect him in his exercise of these liberties and by education and training in the development of the arts and sciences and the techniques of their application help him to find his proper place in the scheme of things.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis   Category: Unsorted

Life is like a cobweb not an organization chart.
Ross Perot   Category: Unsorted

The grass is always greener on the other side.
Proverb   Category: Envy

In the long run men only hit what they aim at. Therefore though you should fail immediately you had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Aim

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

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

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

Genius is eternal patience.
Michelangelo   Category: Genius

If the world were extremely seductive that would be easy. If it were merely challenging that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. That makes it hard to plan the day.
William Allen White   Category: World

The super-salesman neither permits his subconscious mind to broadcast negative thoughts nor give expression to them through words for the reason that he understands that like attracts like and negative suggestions attract negative action and negative decisions from prospective buyers.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Sales

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten.
Mark Twain   Category: Diploma

As the French say there are three sexesmen women and clergymen.
Sydney Smith   Category: Sex

Bright youth passes swiftly as a thought.
Theognis   Category: Unsorted

In a real dark night of the soul it is always three oclock in the morning.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Despair

It destroys ones nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being. Every woman should marry and no man
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Marriage

One country one constitution one destiny.
Daniel Webster   Category: Unite

Plurality is not to be assumed without necessity. Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem (Ockhams Razor)
William Ockham   Category: Majority

Know what you want.... Become your real self.
David Harold Fink   Category: Unsorted

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will find them gradually without noticing it and live along some distant day into the answer.
Ranier Maria Rilke   Category: Unsorted

Not enjoyment and not sorrow Is our destined end or way; But to act that each to-morrow Finds us further than to-day.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Tomorrow

A virtuous wife is a mans best treasure.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Wife

To lengthen thy life lessen thy meals.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Diet

Child of mortality whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad and why are thine eyes red with weeping?
Anna Barbauld   Category: Unsorted

Weve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Carl Sagan   Category: Science

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

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Time

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

I find the Englishman to be him of all men who stands firmest in his shoes.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Engineer

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

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that one should never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
George Matthew Adams   Category: Encourage

The ultimate goal should bedoing your best and enjoying it.
Peggy Fleming   Category: Best

The principles of a free constitution are irrecoverable lost when the legislative power is nominated by the executive.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Constitution

Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes and prudent in their own sight!
The Bible   Category: Woe

Blessings on thee maiden fair bare back bare legs bare here and there! With thy funny pantaloons and thy praising modern tunes! With thy red lips redder still smeared with rouge til fit to kill. With the face cream on thy face for thy blouse a bit of lace! Outward sunshine inward joy we'd nothing like you when I was a boy.
Mark Sauer   Category: Unsorted

More and more when faced with the world of men the only reaction is one of individualism. Man alone is an end unto himself. Everything one tries to do for the common good ends in failure.
Albert Camus   Category: End

Young love is a flame; very pretty often very hot and fierce but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals deep burning unquenchable.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Heart

The free expression of opinion as experience has taught us is the safety-valve of passion. The noise of the rushing steam when it escapes alarms the timid; but it is the sign that we are safe. The concession of reasonable privilege anticipates the growth of furious-appetite.
Herbert John Gladstone   Category: Unsorted

As long as any adult thinks that he like the parents and teachers of old can become introspective invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him he is lost.
Margaret Mead   Category: Youth

The secret of achievement is to hold a picture of a successful outcome in mind.
Norman Vincent Peale   Category: Achievement

I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Discourage

What God hath joined together no man shall ever put asunder: God will take care of that.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Together

Men would be angels angels would be gods.
Alexander Pope   Category: Control

No trumpets sound when the important decisions of your life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
Agnes De Mille   Category: Decency

When one recognizes a discontented desire for improvement in his life his mind begins to cast about for ways to resolve the issue to adopt a new ideal to live by for moving from where he is to where he desires to be.
Loyd J. Ericson   Category: Improve

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to when all they need is one reason why they can.
Willis R. Whitney   Category: Needs

Ones eyes are what one is ones mouth what one becomes.
John Galsworthy   Category: Past

Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.
Simone Weil   Category: Attain

Not the power to remember but its very opposite the power to forget is a necessary condition for our existence.
Sholem Asch   Category: Memory

Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose in the other everything to gain.
Dianne de Poitiers   Category: Courage

Next to excellence is the appreciation of it.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Appreciation

Well gentlemen you are about to see a baked Appel. [Executed in electric chair in New York.]
George Appel   Category: Last

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain   Category: Optimism

In the pain the agony and the heroic endeavors of life we pass through a refiner's fire and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright intact and strong. In this way the divine image can be mirrored from the soul. It is part of the purging toll exacted of some to become acquainted with God. In the agonies of life we seem to listen better to the faint godly whisperings of the Divine Shepherd.
James E. Faust   Category: Unsorted

We have come out of the time when obedience the acceptance of discipline intelligent courage and resolution were most important into that more difficult time when it is a mans duty to understand his world rather than simply fight for it.
Ernest Hemingway   Category: Oath

Personally I have nothing against work particularly when performed quietly and unobtrusively by someone else.
Barbara Ehrenreich   Category: Unsorted

The spiritual quality of earth: eternally pregnant and containing in its fertility the unwritten cipher of cosmic lore.
Lady Frieda Harris   Category: Unsorted

One today is worth two tomorrows.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Time

So long as men worship dictators Caesars and Napoleons will arise to make them miserable.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Dictators

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid but which none have a right to expect.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Gratitude

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

More and more clearly every day out of biology anthropology sociology history economic analysis psychological insight plain human decency and common sense the necessary mandate of survival that we shall love all our neighbors as we do ourselves is being confirmed and reaffirmed.
Ordway Tead   Category: Unsorted

Why don't the men propose Mamma? Why don't the men propose?
Thomas Haynes Bayly   Category: Unsorted

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Henry Ford   Category: Friendship

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

We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Selfishness

Our pleasance here is all vain glory This false world is but transitory.
William Dunbar   Category: Unsorted

We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Indecision

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

Look at growth look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. Its all really good so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
Meg Whitman   Category: Internet

If confusion is the first step to knowledge I must be a genius.
Larry Leissner   Category: Confuse

Look round the habitable world! how few Know their own good; or knowing it pursue.
John Dryden   Category: Good

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

Ask the experienced rather than the learned.
Proverb   Category: Experience

After three days men grow weary of a wench a guest and weather rainy.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Guest

Reason in man is rather like God in the world.
Saint Thomas Aquinas   Category: Man

None so deaf as those that will not hear.
Matthew Henry   Category: Deaf

Heroes are created by popular demand sometimes out of the scantiest materials or none at all.
Gerald White Johnson   Category: Hero

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

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
Elizabeth Lawrence   Category: Unsorted

There are as many kinds of beauty as there are habitual ways of seeking happiness.
Pierre Charles Baudelaire   Category: Beauty

Honeyed words like bees Gilded and sticky with a little sting.
Elinor Morton Hoyt Wylie   Category: Bee

If youre a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge and if hes good the older he gets the better he writes.
Mickey Spillane   Category: Writing

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

Why is it when we talk to God were said to be prayingbut when God talks to us were schizophrenic?
Lily Tomlin   Category: God

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt if they were able to formulate a religion they would depict the Devil in human form.
Dr. William Ralph Inge   Category: Animals

Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure and the second devoted to ambition.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Avarice

The cautious seldom err.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Cause

The cannon will not suffer any other sound to be heard for miles and for years around it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Weapons

... we tend to forget that the body isnt just a hat rack for the mind but the crucible of development and the creator monitor and synthesizer of all our experience.
Winifred Gallagher   Category: Unsorted

Take care of the minutes and the hours and years will take care of themselves.
Unknown   Category: Sense

Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds our one duty is to furnish it well.
PeterSir Ustinov   Category: Mind

Do or do not. There is no try.
Yoda   Category: Action

A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.
Proverb   Category: Integrity

Don't think of gray in your hair Think of the fun you had putting it there.
Anne Greenwood   Category: Unsorted

Old age adds to the respect due to virtue but it takes nothing from the contempt inspired by vice; it whitens only the hair.
Ira Gershwin   Category: Age

It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it.
Bobby Jones   Category: Golf

Its not the men in your life that counts its the life in your men. Number Three in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. The Guinness Book of Film
Mae West   Category: Time

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

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Invention

I love my kids but I would not want any of them for friends.
Janet Sorensen   Category: Children

To trace the history of a river or a raindrop as John Muir would have done is also to trace the history of the soul the history of the mind descending and arising in the body. In both we constantly seek and stumble on divinity which like the cornice feeding the lake and the spring becoming a waterfall feeds spills falls and feeds itself over and over again.
Gretel Ehrlich   Category: Unsorted

Aphorisms are portable wisdom the quintessential extracts of thought and feeling.
William Rounseville Alger   Category: Quotations

A wit s a feather and a chief a rod; An honest man s the noblest work of God.
Alexander Pope   Category: Honest

Nothings beautiful from every point of view.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Beauty

A little learning is a dang'rous thing; Drink deep or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain And drinking largely sobers us again.
Alexander Pope   Category: Alcohol

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

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

It takes one a long time to become young.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Time

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
Cyril Connolly   Category: Art

Stephen L. Richards   Category: Alienation

The wayside of business is full of brilliant men who started out with a spurt and lacked the stamina to finish. Their places were taken by patient and unshowy plodders who never knew when to quit.
J. R. Todd   Category: Unsorted

Be plain in dress and sober in your diet; In short my deary kiss me and be quiet.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu   Category: Clothes

The answers you get from literature depend upon the questions you pose.
Margaret Atwood   Category: Literature

Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.
Marshall McLuhan   Category: Art

Its like deja vu all over again.
Yogi Berra   Category: Repeat

If we are striving if we are working if we are trying to the best of our ability to improve day by day then we are in the line of our duty.
Heber J. Grant   Category: Adversity

If opportunity doesnt knock build a door.
Milton Berle   Category: Opportunity

There is no fire like passion there is no shark like hatred there is no snare like folly there is no torrent like greed.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Dog

When the effective leader is finished with his work the people say it happened naturally.
Lao Tzu   Category: Effect

Sir Joshua would have been glad to take her portrait; and he would have had an easier task than the historian at least in this that he would not have had to represent the truth of change only to give stability to one beautiful moment.
George Eliot   Category: Art

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Irving Kristol   Category: Epithet

Every name of God and each attribute are but shadows of the Reality limited manifestations of the Limitless as time is an attribute of Eternity mind an attribute of Consciousness flame an attribute of Fire.
C. Spurgeon Medhurst   Category: Unsorted

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

Man! Thou pendulum betwixt a smile and tear.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Man

You know what they say: behind every successful man theres a woman. Behind every successful woman theres usually a divorce.
Alma De Groen   Category: Unsorted

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Robert Browning   Category: Success

Never cut what you can unravel.
Joseph Joubert   Category: Cut

One factor that makes it rare for us to find so few people who can carry on an agreeable and rational conversation is that there are practically no people who do not think first of all about what they want to say rather than responding precisely to what others are saying to them. The politest people are content merely to show an attentive mien while all the time we see that their eyes and their minds are wandering and that they are in a rush to return to what they want to say. They should consider that this insistent search for self-satisfaction is a poor way of giving pleasure and that it is a greater accomplishment to listen well and reply justly than to speak well and often without responding to what others are saying to us.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Conversation

Approximately 80% of our air pollution stems from hydrocarbons released by vegetation so let's not go overboard in setting and enforcing tough emission standards from man-made sources.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Air

Who naught suspects is easily deceived.
Francesco Petrarca Petrarch   Category: Unsorted

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Opportunity

It is a deep-seated belief on the part of almost all Americans that their successes will be better assured as they help to build the success of others
Paul G. Hoffman   Category: Unsorted

If (O.J. Simpson) is acquitted I will renounce my citizenship. And if I converse with him at a cocktail party I will say Well there are so many people here who havent murdered anyone. I think Ill go talk to them. Ill also riot.
Dick Cavett   Category: Unsorted

A man who marries a woman to educate her falls into the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Marriage

Ah the insight of hindsight!
Thurston N. Davis   Category: Unsorted

For me painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night a strangled laugh.
Georges Rouault   Category: Art

The fair-weather gardener who will do nothing except when wind and weather and everything else are favourable is never a master of his craft. Gardening above all other crafts is a matter of faith grounded however (if on nothing better) on his experience that somehow or other seasons go on in their right course and bring their right results. No doubt bad seasons are a trial of his faith; it is grievous to lose the fruits of much labour by a frosty winter or a droughty summer but after all frost and drought are necessities for which in all his calculations he must leave an ample margin; but even in the extreme cases when the margin is past the gardeners occupation is not gone.
Canon Ellacombe   Category: Garden

Cinema should make you forget you are sitting in a theater.
Roman Polanski   Category: Forget

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Gabrielle Coco Chanel   Category: Age

People who knowingly select movies and television programs featuring foul language deserve exactly what they get.... Many people will wonder why governments that are clever enough to devise ways to shield children from the dangers of prayer in the classroom should not be clever enough to shield them from the evils of vulgarity in entertainment.
Edward Grimsley   Category: Unsorted

The man who lives only by hope will die with despair.
Proverb   Category: Despair

The ancients had little doubt about the true shape of the earth: Its [the worlds] shape has the rounded appearance of a perfect sphere. This is shown first of all by the name of orb which is bestowed upon it by the general consent of mankind. ...Our eyesight also confirms this belief because the firmament presents the aspect of a concave hemisphere equidistant in every direction which would be impossible in the case of any other figure.
Gaius Plinius Secundus   Category: Unsorted

They talk most who have the least to say.
Mathew Prior   Category: Loquacity

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

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Security

CONGRESS n. A body of men who meet to repeal laws.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Congress

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty the jury would never hear the evidence.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Court

The perpetual struggle for room and food.
Thomas Robert Malthus   Category: Unsorted

In Zen the important thing is to stop the course of the mind.
Takashina Rosen   Category: Unsorted

You cant crush ideas by suppressing them. You can only crush them by ignoring them.
Ursula K. LeGuin   Category: Idea

I envy them those monks of old; Their books they read and their beads they told.
G. P. R. James   Category: Unsorted

Verbosity leads to unclear inarticulate things.
Dan Quayle   Category: Clear

The feeling has been expressed in some circles that marriage is the only measure of worth for women. This is not true. Whether a women is married or single the true worth of her life is measured by the ways she has blessed the lives of others.
Phyllis Roundy   Category: Unsorted

To suppose that the eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances for admitting different amounts of light and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration could have been formed by natural selection seems I confess absurd in the highest degree.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Eyes

Love all alike no season knows nor clime Nor hours days months which are the rags of time.
John Donne   Category: Alike

What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe save that it runs back to a successful soldier?
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Europe

Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Renatus Flavius Vegetius   Category: Peace

Keep your fears to yourself but share your inspiration with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Courage

If life were measured by accomplishments most of us would die in infancy.
A. P. Gouthey   Category: Accomplishment

I saw a star I reached for it I missed. So I accepted the sky.
Scott Fortini   Category: Unsorted

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.
Huey Pierce Long   Category: Principle

We are our own fates. Our deeds are our own doomsmen. Man's life was made not for creeds but actions.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Disaster

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

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Epictetus   Category: Hearing

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Ice

Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow.
James Albert Michener   Category: Today

It hurts! It throbs with pain the like of which I never felt the half! Mortal flesh would scream again ... yet demon spirit bids to laugh
Alan Grant   Category: Unsorted

With every smell I smell food. With every sight I see food. I can almost hear food. I want to spade the whole lot through my mouth at Mach 2. Basta!
Sarah Ferguson   Category: Unsorted

To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
Eva Young   Category: Thief

The pressure of the hands causes the springs of life to flow.
Tokujiro Namikoshi   Category: Unsorted

There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.
Proverb   Category: Find

A spark in the sun this tiny flower has roots deep in the cool earth.
Harry Behn   Category: Unsorted

The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.
William Lloyd Garrison   Category: Unsorted

To me it seems basic to the getting rid of fear to know that our trials of whatever nature are not motiveless. In our present stage of development we could hardly do without them. So often looking ... ugly ... they are in reality the branches by we which we catch on and climb. They are not obstacles to happiness... . Every call of duty has its place in this ideal; every irksome job every wearisome responsibility. The fact that we are not always aware of it in no way annuls the other fact that it is so....
William Benjamin Basil King   Category: Unsorted

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope   Category: Fool

Ayn Rand   Category: Insanity

Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.
Thomas S. Szasz   Category: Man

Though man a thinking being is defined Few use the grand prerogative of mind. How few think justly of the thinking few! How many never think who think they do!
Jane Taylor   Category: Unsorted

Dreams are true while they last and do we not live in dreams?
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Dream

The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas [and] the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Trade

HATCHET n. A young axe known among Indians as a Thomashawk.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Indians

We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction.
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: Direction

The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews but that the pews are filled with empty people.
Charlie Shedd   Category: Unsorted

Give us the luxuries of life and we will dispense with its necessities. [Often mistakenly attributed to Oscar Wilde.]
John Lothrop Motley   Category: Luxury

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
Oliver Herford   Category: Haste

In wildness is the preservation of the world.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Environment

You never know yourself till you know more than your body.
Thomas Traherne   Category: Unsorted

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

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

The only use of a knowledge of the past is to equip us for the present. The present contains all that there is. It is holy ground; for it is the past and it is the future.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Future

Men must be taught as if you taught them not And things unknown proposd as things forgot.
Alexander Pope   Category: Teach

Every mile is two in winter.
George Herbert   Category: Winter

Actions of the last age are like almanacs of the last year.
Sir John Denham   Category: Past

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

Even virtue is fairer when it appears in a beautiful person.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil   Category: Beauty

A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
The Bible   Category: Rich

Both read the Bible day and night But thou read'st black where I read white.
William Blake   Category: Bible

Remember every time you open your mouth to talk your mind walks out and parades up and down the words.
Edwin H. Stuart   Category: Unsorted

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.
James Baldwin   Category: Potential

He who endeavors to serve to benefit and improve the world is like a swimmer who struggles against a rapid current in a river lashed into angry waves by the winds. Often they roar over his head often they beat him back and baffle him. Most men yield to the stress of the current... Only here and there the stout strong heart and vigorous arms struggle on toward ultimate success.
Albert Pike   Category: River

I am indebted to my father for living but to my teacher for living well.
Alexander III the Great   Category: Teach

At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in Mays new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows.
William Shakespeare   Category: Christmas

King David and King Solomon Led merry merry lives With many many lady friends And many many wives; But when old age crept over them With many many qualms King Solomon wrote the Proverbs And King David wrote the Psalms.
James Ball Naylor   Category: Bible

Leadership is not magnetic personality that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a persons vision to high sights the raising of a persons performance to a higher standard the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Peter F. Drucker   Category: Leadership

Justice is the firm and continuous desire to render to everyone that which is his due.
Justinian   Category: Justice

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

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

Love and work, work and love... that's all there is.
Sigmund Freud   Category:

What do you take me for an idiot?
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Ignorance

Gardens are inevitably a trade-off of successes and failures.
Rebecca Rupp   Category: Unsorted

Isnt it surprising how many things if not said immediately seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?
Arnot L. Sheppard Jr.   Category: Speak

The only thing we have to fear on this planet is man.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Fear

Whatever our creed we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded no evil deed unpunished.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Action

Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a fast-flitting meteor a fast-flying cloud A flash of the lightning a break of the wave He passes from life to his rest in the grave.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Pride

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

Compared to what we ought to be we are half awake.
William James   Category: Comparison

I have my faults but changing my tune is not one of them.
Samuel Beckett   Category: Wrong

For the moment at least the Darwinian period is past; we can no longer enjoy the comfortable assurance which once satisfied so many of us that the main problem has been solved all is again in the melting pot. By now in fact a new generation has grown up that knows not Darwin. Is even then evolution not a scientifically ascertained fact? No! We must hold it as an act of faith because there is no alternative.
Dr. D. H. Scott   Category: Unsorted

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Age

Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the other.
Carrie P. Snow   Category: Technology

A thought is often original though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route by a new and express train of association.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Original

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
Saadi   Category: Travel

There is no doubt that the real destroyer of the liberties of any people is he who spreads among them bounties donations and largess.
Plutarch   Category: Liberty

Behold how brightly breaks the morning! Though bleak our lot our hearts are warm.
James Kenney   Category: Unsorted

For even when we were with you this we commanded you that if any would not work neither should he eat.
St. Paul   Category: Unsorted

God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of his own devising which might be compared from the perspective of any other players to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch dark room with blank cards for infinite stakes with a dealer who wont tell you the rules and who smiles all the time.
Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett   Category: Cards

Poetry even that of the loftiest and seemingly that of the wildest odes [has] a logic of its own as severe as that of science; and more difficult because more subtle more complex and dependent on more and more fugitive causes. In the truly great poets... there is a reason assignable not only for every word but for the position of every word.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Unsorted

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse strewn with many a philosophic wreck.
Immanuel Kant   Category: Metaphysics

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

The superior man will watch over himself when he is alone. He examines his heart that there may be nothing wrong there and that he may have no cause of dissatisfaction with himself.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Alone

WHEAT n. A cereal from which a tolerably good whisky can be made; ... also for bread. The French are said to eat more bread per capita of population than any other people which is natural for only they know how to make the stuff palatable.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Easy

Those who do not want to imitate anything produce nothing.
Salvador Dali   Category: Imitation

The nicest thing about the promise of spring is that sooner or later she'll have to keep it.
Mark Beltaire   Category: Unsorted

When I play with my cat who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me? When I play with my cat who knows if I am not a pastime to her more than she is to me? When I play with my cat who knows if I am not more of a pastime to her than she is to me?
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Amusement

God never sends th mouth but he sendeth meat.
John Heywood   Category: Children

The present is big with the future.
Leibnitz   Category: Unsorted

The new Congressmen say theyre going to turn the government around. I hope I don't get run over again.
Unknown   Category: Congress

Several ripe persimmons Left on the branches; Gray clouds come and go.
Santoka Taneda   Category: Unsorted

Mountains are earths undecaying monuments.
Nathaniel Hawthorne   Category: Monument

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein   Category: Try

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

What I spent is gone; what I kept I lost; but what I gave away will be mine forever.
Ethel Percy Andrus   Category: Epitaphs

He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Greed

We are 90% alike all we peoples and 10% different. The trouble is that we forget the 90% and remember the 10% when we criticize others.
Sir Charles Higham   Category: Unsorted

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Age

Unthinking idle wild and young I laughd and dancd and talkd and sung.
Princess Amelia   Category: Cynic

We cant cross a bridge until we come to it; but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.
Bernard Mannes Baruch   Category: Ahead

People are broad-minded. Theyll accept the fact that a person can be an alcoholic a dope fiend a wife beater and even a newspaperman but if a man does not drive there is something wrong with him.
Art Buchwald   Category: Car

Sly as a fox.
Proverb   Category: Cunning

Plenty of people did not care for him much but then there is a huge difference between disliking somebody maybe even disliking them a lot and actually shooting them strangling them dragging them through the fields and setting their house on fire.
Douglas Noel Adams   Category: Hate

The destiny of any nation at any given time depends on the opinions of its young men under five-and-twenty.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Youth

... Behold let thine handmaid be a servant to wash the feet of the servants of my lord.
Abigail   Category: Bible

And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art...
Albrecht Dürer   Category: Art

Hoe your ground set out cabbages and convey water to them in conduits.
Saint Jerome   Category: Unsorted

O woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain coy and hard to please And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow A ministering angel thou!
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Woe

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie   Category: Happiness

My galligaskins that have long withstood The winters fury and encroaching frosts By time subdued (what will not time subdue!) A horrid chasm disclosed.
John Philips   Category: Unsorted

He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Danger

One mans folly is another mans wife.
Helen Rowland   Category: Fish

Time is the longest distance between two places.
Tennessee Williams   Category: Distance

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life.
Rachel Louise Carson   Category: Alone

The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods rivers mountains lakes cities nations and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could perceive.
William Blake   Category: Priest

One who is riding should salute one who is walking one who is walking should salute one who is sitting and a small company should salute a large one.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Cook

The very emphasis of the commandment: Thou shalt not kill makes it certain that we are descended from an endlessly long chain of generations of murderers whose love of murder was in their blood as it is perhaps also in ours.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Murder

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

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

The true seeing is when there is no seeing.
Shen Hui Chinese Zen Master   Category: Unsorted

The three things most difficult are: to keep a secret to forget an injury And to make good use of leisure.
Chilo   Category: Unsorted

I worship the quicksand he walks in.
Art Buchwald   Category: Religion

Keeping in touch with childhood memories keeps us believing in life's simplest pleasures like a rainy afternoon a swingset and a giant puddle to play in.
Chrissy Ogden   Category: Unsorted

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper
Bertrand Arthur William Russel   Category: Invention

The more noise a man or a motor makes the less power there is available.
W. R. McGeary   Category: Unsorted

Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.
M. F. K. Fisher   Category: Unsorted

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

Kids views are often just as valid as the teachers. The best teachers are the ones that know that.
Morley Saefer   Category: Unsorted

It is well to remember that the entire universe with one trifling exception is composed of others.
John Andrew Holmes   Category: Exception

The Lords Prayer is 66 words the Gettysburg Address is 286 words and there are 1322 words in the Declaration of Independence. Yet government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26911 words.
David McIntosh   Category: Unsorted

Silent gratitude isnt much use to anyone.
G. B. Stern   Category: Gratitude

Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana   Category: History

The wrong sort of people are always in power because they would not be in power if they were not the wrong sort of people.
Jon Wynne-Tyson   Category: Power

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
Stanley J. Randall   Category: Job

I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps unless the billboards fall Ill never see a tree at all.
Ogden Nash   Category: Tree

A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places youve been a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think to reassess or reevaluate things it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so and often the illusion will suffice.
Shana Alexander   Category: Fly

Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard Are sweeter.
John Keats   Category: Illusions

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

The church of the Lord is spread over all the globe and is thus universal; and all those are in it who have lived in the good of charity in accordance with their religion....
Emanuel Swedenborg   Category: Unsorted

It is a newpapers duty to print the news and raise hell.
Wilbur F. Storey   Category: Newspaper

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only robs today of its strength.
A. J. Cronin   Category: Worry

A tart temper never mellows with age and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving   Category: Speak

We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
Margaret Mead   Category: Environment

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

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

Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar but is a stab at the health of human society.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Lever

Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
Groucho Marx   Category: Principle

You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.
Janis Joplin   Category: Unsorted

It is better to learn late than never.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Better

NOSE n. The extreme outpost of the face. It has been observed that ones nose is never so happy as when thrust into the affairs of others from which some physiologists have drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Nose

Where is the indignation about the fact that the United States and Soviet Union have accumulated thirty thousand pounds of destructive force for every human being in the world?
Norman Cousins   Category: Nuclear

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

America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else; when discovered it was not wanted; and most of the exploration for the next fifty years was done in the hope of getting through or around it. America was named after a man who discovered no part of the New World. History is like that very chancy.
Samuel Eliot Morison   Category: Accidents

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Blushing

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

When Freedom from her mountain height Unfurled her standard to the air. She tore the azure robe of night And set the stars of glory there.
Joseph Drake   Category: Unsorted

Let the stoics say what they please we do not eat for the good of living but because the meat is savory and the appetite is keen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Easy

Of Florence Nightingale: Her statistics were more than a study they were indeed her religion. For her Quetelet was the hero as scientist and the presentation copy of his Physique sociale is annotated by her on every page. Florence Nightingale believed and in all the actions of her life acted upon that belief that the administrator could only be successful if he were guided by statistical knowledge. The legislator to say nothing of the politician too often failed for want of this knowledge. Nay she went further; she held that the universe including human communities was evolving in accordance with a divine plan; that it was mans business to endeavor to understand this plan and guide his actions in sympathy with it. But to understand Gods thoughts she held we must study statistics for these are the measure of His purpose. Thus the study of statistics was for her a religious duty.
Florence Nightingale   Category: Statistics

Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Know

Without realizing what was happening most of us gradually came to take for granted the premises underlying the philosophy of optimism. We proceeded to live these propositions though we would not have stated them as blandly as I set them forth here: Man
Catherine Marshall   Category: Unsorted

Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have what you can accomplish.
Cecile M. Springer   Category: Challenge

Wealth is when small efforts produce big results. Poverty is when big efforts produce small results.
George David MD   Category: Unsorted

Research is to see what everybody else has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.
Albert SzentGyorgyi de Nagyraolt   Category: Discovery

Such as are your habitual thoughts such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Mind

The spirit of man is more important than mere physical strength and the spiritual fiber of a nation than its wealth.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Nation

We mourn; we sorrow for our loved ones that go our wives our husbands our children our parents; we sorrow for them; and it is well and proper that we should moum for them and shed tears for the loss for it is our loss; but it is their gain for it is in the march of progress advancement and development. It will be all right when our time comes when we have finished our work and accomplished what the Lord required of us. If we are prepared we need not be afraid to go for it will be one of the most pleasant sensations that ever comes to the soul of man whenever he departs if he can go with a clear conscience into the presence of the Lord.
Francis M. Lyman   Category: Mourn

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Dream

Only two great groups of animals men and ants indulge in highly organized mass warfare.
Charles H. Maskins   Category: War

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

The cat will mew and dog will have his day.
William Shakespeare   Category: Cat

History has a Nemesis for every sin.
Theodor Mommsen   Category: Unsorted

What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Vice

In science one tries to tell people in such a way as to be understood by everyone something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry its the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac   Category: Poetry

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man and I hate people like that!
Thomas Andrew (Tom) Lehrer   Category: Housework

During our short sojourn here we are constantly changing. There is no such a thing as remaining always the same in any particular element. Our thoughts change. Our actions are not the same today as they were yesterday. We are constantly gathering new ideas either bettering our lives or making ourselves more unhappy. Collecting the beauties and sweets of this life is like gathering favorite roses from among the tangled briars. We pay dearly for the pleasure of having them. Yet we are told that this is but a preparatory school and the lessons we learn here are to make us more competent to enter into the higher departments of heaven. Let us strive on.
G. N. Breed Brookings   Category: Change

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

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
Albert Einstein   Category: Atom

Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge And brings the figures on the tablet of memory into strong relief.
Tuckerman   Category: Travel

He that knows nothing doubts nothing.
George Herbert   Category: If

The Tarot embodies symbolical presentations of universal ideas behind which lie all the implicits of the human mind and it is in this sense that they contain secret doctrine which is the realization by the few of truths embedded in the consciousness of all.
Dr. Arthur Edward Waite   Category: Unsorted

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama   Category: Philosophy

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitable confines himself within ancient limits.
Nathaniel Hawthorne   Category: Impulse

I never practice; I always play.
Wanda Landowska   Category: Practice

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
Fred Woodworth   Category: War

Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food but not appetite; medicine but not health; acquaintance but not friends; servants but not loyalty; days of joy but not peace or happiness.
Henrik Ibsen   Category: Happiness

He said that there was one only good namely knowledge; and one only evil namely ignorance.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: Evil

If you let that sort of thing go on your bread and butter will be cut right out from under your feet.
Ernest Bevin   Category: Cut

A coward is a hero with a wife kids and a mortgage.
Marvin Kitman   Category: Cowardice

If you are sincere in seeking this knowledge you must look for a teacher and humbly ask your teacher to show you the opening of the Mysterious Gate. From then on if your actions follow the Tao you will progress. If your actions stray from the Tao your progress will be halted.
   Category: Teach

When asked what it was like to set about proving something the mathematician likened proving a theorem to seeing the peak of a mountain and trying to climb to the top. One establishes a base camp and begins scaling the mountains sheer face encountering obstacles at every turn often retracing ones steps and struggling every foot of the journey. Finally when the top is reached one stands examining the peak taking in the view of the surrounding countrysideand then noting the automobile road up the other side!
Robert J. Kleinhenz   Category: Unsorted

The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day.
Kenneth Patton   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

If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.
Aristotle   Category: Happiness

A man desires praise that he may be reassured that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
Alec Waugh   Category: Applause

When we lose I eat. When we win I eat. I also eat when were rained out.
Tommy Lasorda   Category: Easy

The ecological crisis is doing what no other crisis in history has ever done - challenging us to a realization of a new humanity.
Jean Houston   Category: Unsorted

Every mathematician worthy of the name has experienced ... the state of lucid exaltation in which one thought succeeds another as if miraculously ... this feeling may last for hours at a time even for days. Once you have experienced it you are eager to repeat it but unable to do it at will unless perhaps by dogged work....
Andre Weil   Category: Unsorted

Each 24 hours the world turns over on someone who was sitting on top of it.
Sir Hugh Percy Allen   Category: Unsorted

Do more than you have to do more than your share and do it as well as you can.
Ralph Charell   Category: Friendship

Men become civilized not in proportion to their willingness to believe but in proportion to their readiness to doubt.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Doubt

The man who has no problems is out of the game.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Problem

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine   Category: Character

It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
Eugene McCarthy   Category: Candidate

It's no credit to anyone to work too hard.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Happiness

I'm like a child trying to do everything say everything and be everything all at once.
John Hartford   Category: Unsorted

The greatest men are the simplest.
Unknown   Category: Gravity

True myths may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation religious joy ethical inquiry and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is. You look at it and it vanishes. You look at the Blonde Hero--really look--and he turns into a gerbil. But you look at Apollo and he looks back at you. The poet Rilke looked at a statue of Apollo about fifty years ago and Apollo spoke to him. You must change your life he said. When the true myth rises into consciousness that is always its message. You must change your life.
Ursula K. LeGuin   Category: Myth

There's almost nothing you can't accomplish if you set your mind to it.
Ray Kroc   Category: Accomplishment

The road to success is always under construction.
Jim Miller   Category: Success

How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if Ive been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if Im not the same the next question is Who in the world am I? Ah thats the great puzzle!
Lewis Carroll   Category: Change

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If Im not there I go to work.
Robert Orben   Category: Rich

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement much disputation and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot   Category: Friendship

Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.
Dr. Laurence J. Peter   Category: Anger

Male chauvinism is ... a shrewd method of extracting the maximum of work for the minimum of compensation.
Michael Korda   Category: Man

God make me brave for life: oh braver than this. Let me straighten after pain As a tree straightens after the rain Shining and lovely again. God make me brave for life; much braver than this. As the blown grass lifts let me rise From sorrow with quiet eyes Knowing Thy way is wise. God make me brave life brings Such blinding things. Help me to keep my sight; Help me to see aright That out of dark comes light.
Grace Noll Crowell   Category: Unsorted

We were all born with wings. In times of doubt: spread them.
Kevin Meyers   Category: Unsorted

Commonsense and good nature will do a lot to make the pilgrimage of life not too difficult.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Common

I am not a Virginian I am an American.
Patrick Henry   Category: Government

An idle brain is the devils workshop.
Proverb   Category: Devil

We are slaves of the law so that we may be able to be free. Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Freedom

There must be more to life than having everything!
Maurice Sendak   Category: Everything

Doubt of whatever kind can be ended by Action alone.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Doubt

I don't have to have faith. I have experience.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Insults

We make war that we might live in peace.
Aristotle   Category: Peace

You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream how ya gonna make a dream come true?
Bloody Mary   Category: Unsorted

Some women go through life turning on lamps in the evening. Others are themselves a light.
Helen Perkes   Category: Unsorted

I hate television. I hate it as much as I hate peanuts. But I can not stop eating peanuts.
Orson Welles   Category: Stop

To change is to be vulnerable. And to be vulnerable is to be alive.
Alexis DeVeaux   Category: Unsorted

Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amidst joy.
Felicia Hemans   Category: Diet

If you make people think theyre thinking theyll love you; but if you really make them think theyll hate you.
Don Marquis   Category: Thief

The sun shines even on the wicked.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Sun

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

Children like animals use all their senses to discover the world. Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.
Eudora Welty   Category: Unsorted

The Good Book one of the most remarkable euphemisms ever coined.
Ashley Montague   Category: Unsorted

The teachings of elegant sayings Should be collected when one can. For the supreme gift of words of wisdom Any price will be paid.
Nagarjuna   Category: Quotations

I am not in this world to live up to other peoples expectations nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine.
Fritz Perls   Category: Expectation

When congressman Newt Gingrich was a graduate student at Tulane University I baptized him by immersion into the membership of the St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church. Perhaps I didnt hold him under long enough.
The Rev. G. Avery Lee   Category: Unsorted

Neutral men are the devil's allies.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin   Category: Conviction

Anywhere is walking distance if you have the time.
Steven Wright   Category: Distance

Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.
Joe Theismann   Category: Football

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
E. F. Schumacker   Category: Big

Each year one vicious habit rooted out in time ought to make the worst man good.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Habit

The brave man is not he who feels no fear For that were stupid and irrational; But he whose noble soul its fears subdues And bravely dares the danger nature shrinks from.
Joanna Baillie   Category: Brave

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.
Clifton Paul Fadiman   Category: Humor

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Ben Jonson   Category: Advice

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

I am not basically a conservationist. When the last great whale is slaughtered as it surely will be the whales suffering will be over. This is not the whales loss but mans. I am not concerned about the wiping out of a species this is mans folly I have only one concern the suffering which we deliberately inflict upon animals whilst they live.
Clive Hollands   Category: Unsorted

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

Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
Henry S. Haskins   Category: Unsorted

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.
Rita Rudner   Category: Hollywood

Tyrants have always some slight shade of virtue; they support the laws before destroying them.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Tyranny

The supreme irony of life is that hardly anyone gets out of it alive.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Irony

Most women have no characters at all.
Alexander Pope   Category: Woe

We talk of choosing our friends but friends are self-elected.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Advertising

For it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it but being lack'd and lost Why then we rack the value then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.
William Shakespeare   Category: Possessions

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
Tom Hopkins   Category: Unsorted

If you found a man at the top of the mountain he did not fall there.
Unknown   Category: Life

The best way is to forget doubts and set about the task in hand....
Robert Silliman Hillyer   Category: Unsorted

A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5x11 inch paper cannot be understood.
Robert Ardis   Category: Understand

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence and poverty of meanness and viciousness and both of discontent.
Plato   Category: Potential

If God had wanted us to think with our wombs why did he give us a brain?
Claire Booth Luce   Category: Woe

When I want to know what France thinks I ask myself.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Unsorted

It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Love

To be a leader of men one must turn ones back on men.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: Leadership

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But theres a difference for me you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
Helen Keller   Category: Death

The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.
Rebecca West   Category: Idiots

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
Mae West   Category: Sex

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation sustained enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
Charles Sumner   Category: Housework

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

A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton   Category: Word

Is it too ingenuous to imagine that anything can be left to say about a garden? Garden literature descriptive reminiscent and technical has blossomed so profusely among us during the last decade that he should be an expert indeed who ventures to add thereto.
H. G. Dwight   Category: Garden

In Mary Webb's Precious Bane ... what is finally evolved in us is more than the fairy-tale longing that our inner beauty will be seen so clearly it will make us beautiful before the world; it is the longing to be known and loved for all our blemishes our warts and wens and contradictions to be let in whole.
Erika Duncan   Category: Unsorted

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
Jeremy S. Anderson   Category: Technology

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.
William James   Category: Common

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

If you cant convince them confuse them.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Convince

From my birth I have aspired like the eagle but unlike the eagle my wings have failed.... Congratulate me then that I have found a fitting scope for my powers.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley   Category: Unsorted

Communication is at its best when two people mutually serve one another in love each reaching out to the need of the other.
Dwight Small   Category: Unsorted

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Action

The disease of an evil conscience is beyond the practice of all the physicians of all the countries in the world.
William Ewart Gladstone   Category: Conscience

Get the confidence of the public and you will have no difficulty in getting their patronage. Inspire your whole force with the right spirit of service; encourage every sign of the true spirit. So display and advertise wares that customers shall buy with understanding. Treat them as guests when they come and when they go whether or not they buy. Give them all that can be given fairly on the principle that to him that giveth shall be given. Remember always that the recollection of quality remains long after the price is forgotten. Then your business will prosper by a natural process.
H. Gordon Selfridge   Category: Unsorted

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles Schwab   Category: Enthusiasm

A genius of comedy His talent brought joy and Laughter to all the world.
Oliver Hardy   Category: Unsorted

‘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

Watch your step when you immediately know the one way to do anything. Nine times out of ten there are several better ways.
Wm. B. Given Jr.   Category: Unsorted

The secret of the true love of work is the hope of success in that work; not for the money reward for the time spent or for the skill exercised but for the successful result in the accomplishment of the work itself.
Sidney A. Weltmer   Category: Work

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

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody it saves so much trouble.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Optimism

For what do we live but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
Jane Austen   Category: Gossip

If you believe the doctors nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians nothing is innocent; if you believe the military nothing is safe.
Lord Salisbury   Category: Trouble

Intellect can light up only a small area of the universe. For my part I should subscribe to the familiar paradox that the more we know the more we are conscious of our ignorance the further the intellect has traveled the smaller it seems relatively t
C. E. M. Joad   Category: Unsorted

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

Remember there are no small parts only small actors.
Konstantin Stanislavski   Category: Unsorted

First the sweetheart of the nation then her aunt woman governs America because America is a land where boys refuse to grow up.
Salvador de Madariaga   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

Excess of grief for the deceased is madness; for it is an injury to the living and the dead know it not.
Xenophon   Category: Grief

The tax collector must love poor people he's creating so many of them.
Bill Vaughan   Category: Tax

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact they do so.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Death

Everybody has his own theater in which he is manager actor prompter playwrite sceneshifter boxkeeper doorkeeper all in one and audience into the bargain.
Augustus William Hare   Category: Audience

What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
Mary Pickford   Category: Unsorted

Do not be too quick to condemn the man who no longer believes in God: for it is perhaps your own coldness and avarice and mediocrity and materialism and selfishness that have chilled his faith.
Thomas Merton   Category: Unsorted

We still have to learn how to live peacefully not only with our fellow men but also with nature and above all with those Higher Powers which have made nature and have made us.
E.F. Schumacher   Category: Unsorted

How the horse dominated the mind of the early races especially of the Mediterranean! You were a lord if you had a horse. Far back far back in our dark soul the horse prances.... The horse the horse! The symbol of surging potency and power of movement of action in man.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Horse

Until they become conscious they will never rebel and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.
George Orwell   Category: Philosophy

The gain of lying is not to be trusted by any nor to be believed when we speak the truth.
Sir Walter Raleigh   Category: Lever

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

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

Truth is not a dress-suit consecrated to special occasions it is the strong well-woven durable homespun for daily living. Let us cultivate that sterling honor that holds our word so supreme so sacred that to forget it would seem a crime to deny it would be impossible.
William George Jordan   Category: Unsorted

When it was reported to General Washington that the army was frequently indulging in swearing he immediately sent out the following order: The general is sorry to be informed that the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing a vice little known heretofore in the American army is growing into fashion. Let the men and officers reflect that we can not hope for the blessing of heaven on our army if we insult it by our impiety and folly.
George Washington   Category: President

Too many cooks may spoil the broth but it only takes one to burn it.
Madeleine Bingham   Category: Unsorted

Such men as had the fear of God before them and as made some conscience of what they did ... the plain russet-coated captain that knows what he fights for and loves what he knows.
Oliver Cromwell   Category: Unsorted

Some of the greatest love affairs Ive known have involved one actor--unassisted.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Acquaintance

Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.
Marianne Craig Moore   Category: Poetry

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

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself.... the height of a mans success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment.... And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Self

When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Idea

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

I like nonsense it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living its a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at lifes realities.
Theodore Seuss Doctor Seuss Geisel   Category: Fantasy

It is better to have too much courtesy than too little provided you are not equally courteous to all for that would be injustice.
Baltasar Gracian   Category: Courtesy

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Jim Rohn   Category: Alone

When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good There arises the recognition of evil.
Lao Tzu   Category: Evil

There is only one thing about which I am certain and this is that there is very little about which one can be certain.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Certainty

Luck is not chance Its toil Fortunes expensive smile Is earned.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Fortune

There was a time when I was totally bereft and couldnt imagine why I couldnt feel Heavenly Father around me. But looking back clearly I could mark the path he silently carried me.
Rebecca Cannon   Category: Unsorted

The cure for all ills and wrongs the cares the sorrows and the crimes of humanity all lie in the one word love. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
Lydia M. Child   Category: Love

Any nose May ravage with impunity a rose.
Robert Browning   Category: Flower

After all this is a world of rock and water and air. It is elemental. It is not ours.
Janet Kauffman   Category: Unsorted

I know perfectly well that at this moment the whole universe is listening to us Jean Giraudoux wrote in The Madwoman of Chaillot and that every word we say echoes to the remotest star.That poetic paranoia is a perfect description of what the Sun as a gravitational lens could do for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
Frank Drake   Category: Unsorted

Money without brains is always dangerous.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Money

A good husband should be deaf and a good wife should be blind.
Proverb   Category: Husband

The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.
Robert Leighton   Category: Sun

Nobility of birth does not always insure a corresponding unity of mind; if it did it would always act as a stimulus to noble actions; but it sometimes acts as a clog rather than a spur.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Noble

Of all the faculties of the mind memory is the first that flourishes and the first that dies.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Memory

Tact is the unsaid part of what you think; its opposite the unthought part which you say.
Henry van Dyke   Category: Opposite

All business proceeds on beliefs or judgments of probabilities and not on certainties.
Charles W. Eliot   Category: Unsorted

Not being known doesnt stop the truth from being true.
Richard David Bach   Category: Truth

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

The cynic makes fun of all earnestness; he makes fun of everything and everyone who feels that something can be done.... But in his heart of hearts he knows that he is a defeated man and that his cynicism is merely an expression of the fact that he has lost courage and is beaten.
George E. Vincent   Category: Unsorted

Where there is writing there is a writer Where there is planning there is a planner Where there is a building there is a builder Where there is a miracle there is a God!
William Bliss Carman   Category: Honest

Fortune is the rod of the weak and the staff of the brave
James Russell Lowell   Category: Fortune

... Newton was an unquestioning believer in an all-wise creator of the universe and in his own inability like the boy on the seashore to fathom the entire ocean in all its depths. He therefore believed that there were not only many things in heaven beyond his philosophy but plenty on earth as well and he made it his business to understand for himself what the majority of intelligent men of his time accepted without dispute (to them it was as natural as common sense) the traditional account of the creation.
Sir Isaac Newton   Category: Mathematics

Love is but another name for that inscrutable presence by which the soul is connected with humanity.
William Simms   Category: Unsorted

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

The best therapy for emotional blocks to math is the realization that the human race took centuries or millennia to see through the mist of difficulties and paradoxes which instructors now invite us to solve in a few minutes.
Lancelot Hogben   Category: Unsorted

Reality is the leading cause of stress for those in touch with it.
Jack Wagner   Category: Reality

You don't get to choose how youre going to die or when. You can only decide how youre going to live. Now.
Joan Baez   Category: Death

No one is more profoundly sad than he who laughs too much.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Laugh

The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Life

To give without any reward or any notice has a special quality of its own.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Give

The Saints are the Sinners who keep on trying.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Saint

More than an end to war we want an end to the beginning of all wars yes an end to this brutal inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: War

Good plans shape good decisions. Thats why good planning helps to make elusive dreams come true.
Lester R. Bittel   Category: Decency

My living in Yorkshire was so far out of the way that it was actually twelve miles from a lemon.
Sydney Smith   Category: Countryside

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

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Lifes longing for itself... You may house their bodies but not their souls for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow which you cannot visit not even in your dreams.
Kahlil Gilbran   Category: Cheerful

She sat down in a weed patch her elbows on her knees and kept her eyes on the small mysterious world of the ground. In the shade and sun of grass blade forests small living things had their metropolis.
Nancy Price   Category: Unsorted

A mans life is what his thoughts make of it. Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Life

Heard it through the grapevine.
Proverb   Category: Ears

It is not what they take away from you that counts. Its what you do with what you have left.
Hubert Horatio Humphrey   Category: Adapt

The traditional mathematics professor of the popular legend is absentminded. He usually appears in public with a lost umbrella in each hand. He prefers to face the blackboard and to turn his back to the class. He writes a he says b he means c; but it should be d. Some of his sayings are handed down from generation to generation. In order to solve this differential equation you look at it till a solution occurs to you. This principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible. Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures. My method to overcome a difficulty is to go round it. What is the difference between method and device? A method is a device which you used twice.
George Polyá   Category: Mathematics

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

Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining profit without individual responsibility.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Profit

Giving names to things is a way of knowing them and of seeing them as well. Knowledge deals importantly in names and naming requires the sort of vision that discerns that these two objects are of the same kind and those other two are not.
Allen Lacey   Category: Garden

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

Born in a cellar and living in a garret.
Samuel Foote   Category: Unsorted

You cant lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.
Gene Mauch   Category: Leadership

When you give yourself you receive more than you give.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Charity

Everybody has the right to express what he thinks. That of course lets the crackpots in. But if you cannot tell a crackpot when you see one then you ought to be taken in.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Freedom

All of us can think of a book... that we hope none of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf. But if I have the right to remove that book from the shelf that work I abhor then you also have exactly the same right and so does everyone else. And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us.
Katherine Paterson   Category: Censorship

Are you really sure that a floor cant also be a ceiling?
M. C. Escher   Category: Art

A thing that has always baffled me about women is that they will saturate themselves with a pint of perfume a pound of sachet powder an evil-smelling lip rouge a peculiar-smelling hair ointment and a half-dozen varieties of body oils and then have the effrontery to complain of the aroma of a fine dollar cigar.
Groucho Marx   Category: Unsorted

I know there is a God and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming and I know that His hand is in it. If he has a place and work for me and I think He has I believe I am ready. This comment was made in a private conversation with Newton Bateman superintendent of public instruction for the state of Illinois a few days before the election of 1860. During the election of 1960 Senator John F. Kennedy used the same words in a speech to the United Steelworkers of America convention Atlantic City New Jersey September 19 1960. Freedom of Communications final report of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate part 1 p. 286 (1961). Senate Report. 87-994. As president he used a variation of these words at the 10th annual presidential prayer breakfast March 1 1962. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F Kennedy 1962 p. 176.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Injustice

A mans ideal like his horizon is constantly receding from him as he advances toward it.
W. G. T. Shedd   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

Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster.
Robert M. Pirsig   Category: Self

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

Journalism is merely historys first draft.
Geoffrey C. Ward   Category: Draft

It is not necessary to light a candle to the sun.
Algernon Sidney   Category: Light

Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon.
Jilly Cooper   Category: Unsorted

Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.
Gerry Sikorski   Category: Unsorted

None knew thee but to love thee.
Fitz-Greene Halleck   Category: Unsorted

Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
Josh Billings   Category: Life

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Vincent Van Gogh   Category: Night

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

Everyone carries around his own monsters.
Richard Pryor   Category: Everyone

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

An idealist believes the short run doesnt count. A cynic believes the long run doesnt matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Cynic

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

Too much pessimism has led too many men into making serious mistakes. And perhaps part of our pessimism comes because we are too close to ourselves to see in proper perspective.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Pessimist

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay   Category: Future

Copy from one its plagiarism; copy from two its research.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Author

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

Be prepared be sharp be careful and use the Kings English well. And you can forget all the [other rules] unless you remember one more: Get paid.
Robert N.C. Nix   Category: Unsorted

It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.
P.D. Ouspensky   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

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

Dum vivimus vivamus (Let us live while we live).
Orton   Category: Unsorted

We need justice. We need toleration honesty and moral courage. These are modern virtues without which we cannot hope to control the forces science has let loose among us.
I. A. R. Wylie   Category: Unsorted

There is One great society alone on earth: The noble living and the noble dead.
William Wordsworth   Category: Society

If youre already walking on thin ice you might as well dance.
Gil Atkinson   Category: Cynic

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Progress

Although every organized religion works overtime to contribute its own brand of misogyny to the myth of woman-hate woman-fear and woman-evil the Roman Catholic church also carries the immense power of very directly affecting womens lives everywhere by its stand against birth control and abortion and by its use of skillful and wealthy lobbies to prevent legislative change. It is an obscenity--an all-male hierarchy celibate or not that presumes to rule on the lives and bodies of millions of women.
Robin Morgan   Category: Birthday

The alternative to peace is not war. It is annihilation.
Raymond Swing   Category: Unsorted

Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
David Fasold   Category: Unsorted

The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says Go! -a leader says Lets go!.
E. M. Kelly   Category: Leadership

Slight not whats near when aiming at whats far.
Euripides   Category: Ambition

A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.
Ferdinand Foch   Category: Laugh

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
George F. Will   Category: Unsorted

Those things which the English public never forgives - youth power and enthusiasm.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Forgive

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance but with somebody else.
Mae West   Category: Unsorted

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
Noelie Altile   Category: Distance

When you come to the end of a perfect day And you sit alone with your thoughts While the chimes ring out with a carol gay For the joy that the day has brought Do you think what the end of a perfect day Can mean to a tired heart When the sun goes down with a flaming ray And the dear friends have to part? Well this is the end of a perfect day Near the end of a journey too; But it leaves a thought that is big and strong With a wish that is kind and true. For memory has painted this perfect day With colours that never fade And we find at the end of a perfect day The soul of a friend weve made.
Carrie Jacobs Bond   Category: Unsorted

Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.
Jackie Onassis   Category: Sex

Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half especially if he has a teen-age daughter.
Guy Lombardo   Category: Unsorted

Safe upon the solid rock the ugly houses stand: Come and see my shining palace built upon the sand!
Edna St. Vincent Millay   Category: House

When life hands you a lemon say Oh yeah I like lemons. What else ya got?
Henry Rollins.   Category: Unsorted

We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.
Tobias Wolff   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Some circumstantial evidence is very strong as when you find a trout in the milk.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Proof

Unless we remember we cannot understand.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Memory

For with G. D. to be absent from the body is sometimes (not to speak profanely) to be present with the Lord.
Charles Lamb   Category: Absent

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of whats bitter and move on.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Yourself

Unfortunately what is little recognized is that the most worthwhile scientific books are those in which the author clearly indicates what he does not know; for an author most hurts his readers by concealing difficulties.
Evariste Galois   Category: Unsorted

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
Dag Hammarskjöld   Category: Goals

Our normal expectations about reality are created by a social consensus. We are taught how to see and understand the world. the trick of socialization is to convince us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. What we call reality is only one way of seeing the world a way that is supported by social consensus.
Carlos Castaneda   Category: Unsorted

For centuries theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Explain

Action so to speak is the genius of nature.
Robert Blair   Category: Action

Literally no man ever sees himself as others see him. No photograph or reflection ever gives us the same slant on ourselves that others see. It has often been proved on the witness stand that no two people ever see the same accident precisely the same way. We see through different eyes and from different angles. But if we could see things as other people see them we could come closer to knowing why they do what they do and why they say what they say.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Self

Of all the girls that are so smart Theres none like pretty Sally. She is the darling of my heart And she lives in our alley.
Henry Carey   Category: Unsorted

We are perhaps uniquely among the earth's creatures the worrying animal. We worry away our lives fearing the future discontent with the present unable to take in the idea of dying unable to sit still.
Lewis Thomas   Category: Anxiety

Love is the enchanted dawn of every heart.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine   Category: Unsorted

You can play a shoestring if youre sincere.
John Coltrane   Category: Play

But what is all this fear of and opposition to Oblivion? What is the matter with the soft Darkness the Dreamless Sleep?
James Thurber   Category: Unsorted

When in doubt make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell leap.
Cynthia Heimel   Category: Creative

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
Ashley Montagu   Category: Death

Of Los Angeles: Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city.
Dorothy Parker   Category: California

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.
John Paul Getty   Category: Conformity

Ideas are fatal to caste.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Idea

An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed than be debarred from talking of his own dear person.
Joseph Addison   Category: Ego

Racine will go out of style like coffee. Jean Racine (163999) French dramatist & poet
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal Marquise de Sevigne   Category: Unsorted

It has been wisely said Service is the rent we pay for our own room on earth. We should know that the rent is due on a daily basis and know that the receipt is never stamped paid in full because the rent service in God's kingdom is again due today and due tomorrow.
Russell C. Taylor   Category: Rent

By working faithfully eight hours a day you might eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
Robert Frost   Category: Work

The world in all doth but two nations bear The good the bad; and these mixed everywhere.
Andrew Marvell   Category: Bad

Life is but one continual course of instruction. The hand of the parent writes on the heart of the child the first faint characters which time deepens into strength so that nothing can efface them.
R. Hill   Category: Unsorted

I wanted to kiss this woman so bad I wondered how I would stay alive without it.
Richard Cohen   Category: Kissing

No one ever lost his job by listening too much.
John Calvin Coolidge   Category: Listen

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

Dreams ideas and plans not only are an escape they give me purpose a reason to hang on.
Steven Callahan   Category: Dream

Handle them carefully for words have more power than atom bombs.
Pearl Strachen   Category: Unsorted

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of natures God entitle them a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Revolution

Focus on remedies not faults.
Jack Nicklaus   Category: Fault

Reprove not in their wrath excited men; good counsel comes all out of season then; but when their fury is appeased and past they will perceive their faults and mend at last. When he is cool and calm then utter it.
John Randolph of Roanoke   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Applying computer technology is simply finding the right wrench to pound in the correct screw.
Unknown   Category: Computer

The first western gardens were those in the Mediterranean basin. There in the desert areas stretching from North Africa to the valleys of the Euphrates the so-called cradle of civilization where plants were first grown for crops by settled communities garden enclosures were also constructed. Gardens emphasized the contrast between two separate worlds: the outer one where nature remained awe-inspiringly in control and an inner artificially created sanctuary a refuge for man and plants from the burning desert where shade trees and cool canals refreshed the spirit and ensured growth.
Penelope Hobhouse   Category: Garden

One man can completely change the character of a country and the industry of its people by dropping a single seed in fertile soil.
John C. Gifford   Category: Unsorted

We can spend our whole lives underachieving.
Philip Crosby   Category: Achievement

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

My serve was there everything was just clicking. Those are the days you dream about especially in a final.
Pete Sampras   Category: Unsorted

A King should die standing.
Louis XVIII   Category: Last

Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Nothing

Where there is no rapport there is no sale. Enrolling people in your product or service is the same as enrolling them in you.
Proverb   Category: Doctor

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

If someone wants a sheep then that means that he exists.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Animals

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up but a comedy in long-shot.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Life

It is better to be envied than pitied.
Herodotus   Category: Better

There is only one religion though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Religion

I understood how a man who has nothing left in this world may still know bliss be it only for a brief moment in the contemplation of his beloved. In a position of utter desolation when a man cannot express himself in positive action when his only achievement may consist in enduring his sufferings in the right way an honorable way in such a position man can through loving contemplation of the image he carries of his beloved achieve fulfillment.
Viktor E. Frankl   Category: Suffer

I wonder that a soothsayer doesnt laugh whenever he sees another soothsayer.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Fortuneteller

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
J. B. Priestley   Category: Holiday

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Ryan   Category: Habit

Most Americans are two to four generations removed from the farm. The general public has very little idea of what agriculture is about. Food is cheap and plentiful. Everyone takes it for granted.
Shawn S. Stevenson   Category: Unsorted

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
Sir Kingsley William Amis   Category: Children

Culture is roughly anything we do and the monkeys don't.
Lord Raglan   Category: Unsorted

HAMLET Denmarks a prison. ROSENCRANTZ Then is the world one. HAMLET A goodly one; in which there are many confines wards and dungeons Denmark being one o the worst. ROSENCRANTZ We think not so my lord. HAMLET Why then tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so: to me it is a prison. ROSENCRANTZ Why then your ambition makes it one; tis too narrow for your mind. HAMLET O God I could be bounded in a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space were it not that I have bad dreams. GUILDENSTERN Which dreams indeed are ambition for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
William Shakespeare   Category: Bad

To have a good enemy choose a friend; he knows where to strike.
Diane de Poitiers   Category: Endure

Out of the strain of the doing Into the peace of the done.
Julie Woodruff   Category: Unsorted

Come as the winds come when Forests are rended; Come as the waves come when Navies are stranded.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Slow

Clearly spoken Mr. Fogg; you explain English by Greek.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Ambiguity

No coward soul is mine No trembler in the world's storm-troubled sphere; I see heaven's glories shine And faith shines equal arming me from fear.
Emily Brontë   Category: Heaven

If Thomas Jefferson had heard us he probably would have said We shouldnt have free speech.
Robin Quivers   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

You see with your eyes. This means you can be misled by charm by outward appearance. By webs of glamour by surface pretences. I do not see with my eyes. I see good and I see evil. Nothing else.
Neil Gaiman   Category: Unsorted

Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts in a uniform manner.
Joseph Addison   Category: Courage

He is not only idle who does nothing but he is idle who might be better employed.
Socrates   Category: Work

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

The worst cliques are those which consist of one man.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Conceit

If you spend (to help others) O son of Adam! I [God] shall spend on you.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Adam

All sunshine makes the desert.
Proverb   Category: Sun

Kings are like starsthey rise and set they have The worship of the world but no repose.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Kindness

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

Wed all vote for the best man but hes never a candidate.
Will Rogers   Category: Politics

I give to my friends the assurance that if they will recast their ideas and attitudes about the relative importance of the spiritual to the material and bring themselves to participate in the mighty cause of establishing Gods kingdom in the earth they will find a satisfaction a sureness of purpose a peace and contentment surpassing anything they have ever known. They will not be ashamed to say to themselves and to their fellows that God and his work come first. When they can develop the faith and the courage to make this acknowledgment self-sufficiency and egotism will be replaced by humility of spirit. The brotherhood of man will become real to them. Their service will be ennobled and they will lay the foundation for the attainment of the highest rewards and blessings vouchsafed to humanity.
Stephen L. Richards   Category: Friendship

Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes only with more finesse!
Derwood Fincher   Category: Experience

I have become death shatterer of worlds.
Robert J. Oppenheimer   Category: Death

Hell is a city much like London - A populous and a smoky city.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Hell

For most folks no news is good news; for the press good news is not news.
Gloria Borger   Category: Journalism

A fool must now and then be right by chance.
William Cowper   Category: Chance

It's in the kitchen that confidences are exchanged that family life takes place; it's among the remains of a meal or when your're elbow-deep in peelings that you ask yourself what life is all about rather than when you're sunk in an armchair in the sitting room.
Benoîte Groult   Category: Unsorted

Do what you can with what you have where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Ability

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

Knowledge comes by eyes always open and working hands and there is no knowledge that is not power.
Jeremy Taylor   Category: Unsorted

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

How old would you be if you didnt know how old you was?
Leroy Satchell Paige   Category: Age

If I wanted to lie or if we wanted to lie if we wanted to exaggerate I wouldnt use my daughter to do so. I could easily buy other people to do it.
Saud Nasir Al-Sabah   Category: Unsorted

Pleasures a sin and sometimes sins a pleasure.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Sin

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

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

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

One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness it is usually returned.
Cort R. Flint   Category: Kindness

RECTOR n. In the Church of England the Third Person of the parochial Trinity the Cruate and the Vicar being the other two.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Church

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

Tell me what ticks you off and I will tell you what makes you tick.
Lloyd John Ogillvie   Category: Love

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

Praising all alike is praising none.
John Gay   Category: Alike

No society of nations no people within a nation no family can benefit through mutual aid unless good will exceeds ill will; unless the spirit of cooperation surpasses antagonism; unless we all see and act as though the other mans welfare determines our own welfare.
Henry Ford II   Category: Unsorted

Reality is merely an illusion although a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein   Category: Illusions

Form is never more than an extension of content.
Robert Creeley   Category: Unsorted

Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.
Giuseppe Ma ini   Category: Progress

Whoeer has travelld lifes dull round Whereer his stages may have been May sigh to think he still has found The warmest welcome at an inn.
William Shenstone   Category: Garden

He has only half learned the art of reading who has not added to it the even more refined accomplishments of skipping and skimming.
Arthur James Lord Balfour   Category: Reactionaries

People are divided into two groups the righteous and the unrighteous and the righteous do the dividing.
Lord Cohen   Category: Into

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

He has Van Goghs ear for music.
Orson Welles   Category: Music

I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.
Dick Gregory   Category: Neighbor

I wish that people would take the time to show people that they are important in their lives either at work or at home. Too many times people take others for granted and I think that needs to change. People are so much nicer and willing to help you if you use those two little words that mean so much ... Thank You!
Gina Gillespie   Category: Unsorted

I believe in God only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright   Category: Cynic

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

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

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

One can survive everything nowadays except death and live down everything except a good reputation.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Reputation

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

The wheels of nature are not meant to roll backward; everything presses on toward Eternityfrom the birth of Time an impetuous current has set in which bears all the sons of men toward that interminable ocean.
Robert Hall   Category: Unsorted

Laughter is by definition healthy.
Doris Lessing   Category: Laugh

Attacking is the only secret. Dare and the world always yields; or if it beats you sometimes dare it again and it will succumb.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Attack

A wicked tongue sets England and France Fighting each other with spear and lance. A wicked tongue can break a bone Though a tongue itself has none.
Michael Rosen   Category: Unsorted

Sometimes its worse to win a fight than to lose.
Billie Holiday   Category: Fight

Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.
Harriet Van Horne   Category: Cook

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Louis XVII   Category: Punctuality

Watching I watch myself what I see is my creation as though entering through my eyes perception is conception into an eye more crystal clear water of thoughts what I watch watches me I am the creation of what I see
Octavio Paz   Category: Unsorted

The essence of lying is in deception not in words.
John Ruskin   Category: Lever

Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that thou mayst believe but believe that thou mayst understand.
Saint Augustine of Hippo   Category: Understand

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

Every kind of music is good except the boring kind.
Gioacchino Rossini   Category: Unsorted

Women have climbed higher on the scale of virtue than man and I have always believed that. But people say and I believe it that when they fall women reach a level of baseness the the most vile men could not reach.
Jean Beinvenue   Category: Unsorted

In lazy apathy let stoics boast Their virtue fixd: t is fixd as in a frost; Contracted all retiring to the breast; But strength of mind is exercise not rest.
Alexander Pope   Category: Stoic

The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. The nakedness of woman is the work of God.
William Blake   Category: God

If you have respect and consideration for one another you'll make it.
Mary Durso   Category: Unsorted

Men argue; nature acts.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Argument

It is not good to have a rule of many.
Homer   Category: Unsorted

Im sitting on the stile Mary Where we sat side by side.
Lady Dufferin   Category: Unsorted

Help me reach a friend in darkness; Help me guide him through the night. Help me show thy path to glory By the Spirits holy light....
Lorin F. Wheelwright   Category: Unsorted

Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ.
William Shakespeare   Category: Jealous

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

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon   Category: Change

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

I have known no man of genius who had not to pay in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual for what the gods had given him.
Sir Max Beerbohm   Category: Genius

The humblest individual exerts some influence either for good or evil upon others.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Influence

POLICE n. An armed force for protection and participation.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Armed

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark   Category: Unsorted

So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the forest. As a husband embraces his wifes body in faithful tenderness so the bare ground and trees are embraced by the still high light of the morning. I feel an ache of longing to share in this embrace to be united and absorbed. A longing like carnal desire but directed towards earth water sky and returned by the whispers of the trees the fragrance of the soil the caresses of the wind the embrace of water and light. Content? No no no -- but refreshed rested -- while waiting.
Dag Hammarskjöld   Category: Unsorted

If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship love fatherhood and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Intellectual

This mournful truth is everywhere confessed Slow rises worth by poverty depressed.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Potential

When asked if she had always been outgoing: Heaven no. I was shy for several years in my early days in Hollywood until I figured out that no one really gave a damn if I was shy or not and I got over my shyness.
Lucille Ball   Category: Unsorted

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
Fred Allen   Category: Imitation

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
William Jennings Bryan   Category: Unsorted

Grove giveth and Gates taketh away.
Bob Metcalfe   Category: Computer

The better we feel about ourselves the fewer times we have to knock somebody else down to feel tall.
Odetta   Category: Better

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask Why me? Then a voice answers Nothing personal your name just happened to come up.
Charles M. Schulz   Category: Fate

A cat may looke on a King.
John Heywood   Category: Kindness

Habit converts luxurious enjoyments into dull and daily necessities.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Habit

Be polite to all but intimate with few.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Politeness

The day may come when the rest of the animal creation may acquire those rights which never could have been withholden from them but by the hand of tyranny.
Jeremy Bentham   Category: Unsorted

PALACE n. A fine and costly residence particularly that of a great official. The residence of a high dignitary of the Christian Church is called a palace; that of the Founder of his religion was known as a field or wayside. There is progress.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Christianity

The body of a sensualist is the coffin of a dead soul.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Sensuality

Must! Is must a word to be addressed to princesses?
Elizabeth I   Category: Unsorted

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Leadership

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

Failing doesnt make you a failure. Giving up accepting your failure refusing to try again does!
Richard Exely   Category: Unsorted

For tyme y-lost may not recovered be.
Geoffrey Chaucer   Category: Time

No matter how many communes anybody invents the family always creeps back.
Margaret Mead   Category: Family

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer on the other hand sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
Marguerite Yourcenar   Category: Writing

He that writes to himself writes to an eternal public.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Writing

We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves from ourselves.
John McCain   Category: Unsorted

It is better to create than to be learned; creating is the true essence of life.
Reinhold Niebuhr   Category: Original

Prejudice which sees what it pleases cannot see what is plain.
Aubrey T. de Vere   Category: Prejudice

The tendency has always been strong to believe that whatever received a name must be an entity or being having an independent existence of its own. And if no real entity answering to the name could be found men did not for that reason suppose that none existed but imagined that it was something peculiarly abstruse and mysterious.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Name

The tree of deepest root is found Least willing still to quit the ground: T was therefore said by ancient sages That love of life increased with years So much that in our latter stages When pain grows sharp and sickness rages The greatest love of life appears.
Hester Lynch Piozzi   Category: Unsorted

Rough as a cob.
Proverb   Category: Culture

Sorrows humanize our race; tears are the showers that fertilize the world.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Unsorted

Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Behavior

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

There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Talent

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
Bob Wells   Category: Action

Harold B. Lee   Category: Business

There are so many options so much to do so many demands on Women. There is no point in taking one hour to do a ten-minute task nor should we slap together an hour-worthy project in ten minutes.
Elaine Cannon   Category: Life

A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see and hits it.
Proverb   Category: Genius

Argument as usually managed is the worst sort of conversation as in books it is generally the worst sort of reading.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Argument

Oil all the wheels on your wagon not just the squeaky one.
GLADIOLA Montana   Category: Unsorted

I do love I know not what; Sometimes this and sometimes that.
Robert Herrick   Category: Love

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

No one has yet fully realized the wealth of sympathy kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
Goldman   Category: Education

No matter how many levels of consciousness one reaches the problem always goes deeper.
Shulamith Firestone   Category: Unsorted

Too bad eternity has to last forever
Jessica Conner   Category: Unsorted

Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.
Shirley Conran   Category: Cook

Positive thinking is reacting positively to a negative situation.
Bill Havens   Category: Unsorted

I have read your book and much like it.
Moses Hadas   Category: Book

Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Love

But my dear man reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot you know.
Alan Watts   Category: Reality

To choose time is to save time.
Francis Bacon   Category: Time

Hope is a prodigal young heir and experience is his Banker but his drafts are seldom honored since there is often a heavy balance against him because he draws largely on a small capital and is not yet in possession.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Hope

We inherited the planet from our ancestors 3000 years ago.
Adam Ismail   Category: Unsorted

Youre not the only one whos made mistakes but theyre the only things that you can truly call your own.
Billy Joel   Category: Mistake

The man that lays his hand upon a woman Save in the way of kindness is a wretch Whomt were gross flattery to name a coward.
John Tobin   Category: Cowardice

Don't play for safety it's the most dangerous thing in the world.
Hugh Walpole   Category: Danger

Failure doesnt mean you are a failure... it just means you havent succeeded yet.
Robert H. Schuller   Category: Failure

Hang sorrow care'll kill a cat.
Ben Jonson   Category: Cat

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water they are good servants but bad masters.
   Category: Passion

The soul should always stand ajar ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Experience

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

Those for whom peace is no more than a dream are asleep to the future.
Jack DuVall   Category: Unsorted

Everybody is somebody elses weirdo.
C. A. Dykstra   Category: Unsorted

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who were pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us with that one person were safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings our sense of direction. When were two balloons and together our direction is up chances are weve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.
Richard David Bach   Category: Love

I cannot sing the old songs I sang long years ago For heart and voice would fail me And foolish tears would flow.
Charlotte A. Barnard   Category: Sing

The first rule of holes: when youre in one stop digging.
Molly Ivins   Category: Unsorted

Good night; ensured release Imperishable peace Have these for yours. * While sky and sea and land And earths foundations stand And heaven endures. *These three lines are on the tablet over Housmans grave in the parish church at Ludlow Shropshire England.
Alfred Edward Housman   Category: Epitaphs

Theres nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
Johann Sebastian Bach   Category: Piano

Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted all else follows.
George Orwell   Category: Freedom

Each of will one day be judged By our standard of life Not by our standard of living; By our measure of giving Not by our measure of w3alth; By our simple goodness Not by our seeming greatness.
William Arthur Ward   Category: Job

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

The most momentous thing in human life is the art of winning the soul to good or to evil.
Pythagoras   Category: Evil

If you are as happy my dear sir on entering this house as I am in leaving it and returning home you are the happiest man in this country.
James Buchanan   Category: Unsorted

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Mistake

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

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pine   Category: Death

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

The good die first And they whose hearts are dry as summer dust Burn to the socket.
William Wordsworth   Category: Death

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

The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers.
Jamais Cascio   Category: Computer

He who limps is still walking.
Stanislaw Jerszy Lec   Category: Walk

Im fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
George McGovern   Category: Death

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

We come spinning out of nothingness scattering stars like dust.
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi   Category: Nothing

ARDOR n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Love

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.
Regina Nadelson   Category: Unsorted

His sword he hung over the mantelpiece. His coat of mail was arranged on a stand in the hall (until he lent it to a Museum) His gold and silver was largely spent in presents both useful and extravagent which to a certain extent accounts for the affection of his nephews and his nieces. His magic ring he kept a great secret for he chiefly used it when unpleasant callers came!
John Ronald Reuel J. R. R. Tolkien   Category: Gift

Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other.
Pietro Metastasio   Category: Risk

When the cause of the disease is removed the body becomes a self-healing entity.
Norman Ford   Category: Unsorted

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

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another than he whom you yourself have obliged.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Kindness

Justice is the first virtue of those who command And stops the complaints of those who obey.
Denis Diderot   Category: Justice

If you ask mathematicians what they do yo always get the same answer. They think. They think about difficult and unusual problems. They do not think about ordinary problems: they just write down the answers.
M. Egrafov   Category: Unsorted

... the sin of abortion or the destruction of unborn children lies somewhere a close kin to the crime of destroying human life and certainly to be condemned.
Harold B. Lee   Category: Abortion

To be able to look back on one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice.
Marcus Valerius Martialis   Category: Past

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
Charles Frohman   Category: Last

Your best is good enough; good enough is not your best.
   Category: Do

La rama que crece torcida nunca se endereza. A branch that grows crooked or that is crooked from the beginning will never straighten out. If you don't learn right from wrong early on or if you don't learn manners when you are young you will never learn them later.
Bethania Maria   Category: Unsorted

He who gives money gives much. He who gives time gives more. He who gives himself gives all.
Thomas S. Monson   Category: Friendship

The Three Ships As I went up the mountain-side The sea below me glitterd wide And Eastward far away I spied On Christmas Day on Christmas Day The three great ships that take the tide On Christmas Day in the morning. Ye have heard the song how thes
ALFRED NOYES   Category: Unsorted

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

Men are disturbed not by things that happen but by their opinion of things that happen.
Epictetus   Category: Man

Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Friendship

Experience is a good teacher but she sends in terrific bills.
Minna Thomas Antrim   Category: Experience

Our own reality may be difficult for us to face with honesty but it is the only reliable and reasonable place to begin
Donald DeMarco   Category: Unsorted

All that we do is done with an eye to something else.
Aristotle   Category: Do

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels loved by all men for the beauty of their character though few can decypher even fragments of their meaning.
Lydia Maria Child   Category: Unsorted

Take things as they come. But try to make things come as you would like to take them.
Curt Goetz   Category: Unsorted

Because of the interconnectedness of all minds affirming a positive vision may be about the most sophisticated action any one of us can take.
Willis Harman   Category: Vision

We are shifting from a managerial society to an entrepreneurial society.
John Naisbit   Category: Unsorted

You know somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen it said Parking Fine.
Tommy Cooper   Category: Automobiles

The true secret of giving advice is after you have honestly given it to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Advice

He who foresees calamities suffers them twice over.
Beilby Porteous   Category: Pessimist

I am opposed to millionaires but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
Mark Twain   Category: Wealth

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but wont cross the street to vote in a national election.
Bill Vaughan   Category: Ambition

Only fools and dead men don't change their minds. Fools wont. Dead men cant.
John H. Patterson   Category: Change

Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Poetry

Never make forecasts especially about the future.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Future

A bad book is as much labour to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the authors soul.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Author

Having money is rather like being a blond. It is more fun but not vital.
Mary Quant   Category: Unsorted

I was saying continued the Rocket I was saying What was I saying? You were talking about yourself replied the Roman Candle. Of course; I knew I was discussing some interesting subject when I was so rudely interrupted.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Discussion

I must govern the clock not be governed by it.
Golda Meir   Category: Time

None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones.
Forbes Watson   Category: Unsorted

Nobility has obligations.
Duc de Levis   Category: Unsorted

When I forget my sovereign may my God forget me.
Lord Thurlow   Category: Unsorted

And when this happens when we allow freedom to ring when we let it ring from every tenement and every hamlet from every state and every city we will be able to speed up that day when all of Gods children black men and white men Jews and Gentiles Protestants and Catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual Free at last free at last. Thank God Almighty we are free at last.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Africa

The most cogent reason for restricting the interference of government is the great evil of adding unnecessarily to its power.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Unsorted

The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics.
Emmeline Pankhurst   Category: Unsorted

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Fiction

When I give a lecture I accept that people look at their watches but what I do not tolerate is when they look at it and raise it to their ear to find out if it stopped.
Marcel Archard   Category: Time

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
George Norman Douglas   Category: Advertising

If it were true that men could achieve their good by means of turning some men into sacrificial animals and ... if I were asked to serve the interests of society apart from above and against my own I would refuse.... I would fight in the full confidence of the justice of my battle and of a living beings right to exist.
Ayn Rand   Category: Confidence

A yawn is a silent shout.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Sick

Now comes the mystery.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Last

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

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

You cant stay mad at somebody who makes you laugh.
Jay Leno   Category: Laugh

Love can achieve unexpected majesty in the rocky soil of misfortune.
Tony Snow   Category: Unsorted

Doctors prescribe medicine of which they know little to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of which they know nothing.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Disease

The art of winning in business is in working hard not taking things too seriously.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Business

Criminals are members of the larger community no less than are others. As such they are our neighbors or as Jesus put it our brothers.... [Though violent criminals act wrongfully] it is equally wrong for the victim to kill....
Rev. Allen Brockway   Category: Unsorted

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

Genius is not so much about new ideas as it is about clarity of ideas. Two people can have the same idea yet it will be genius in the one and mediocrity in the other.
Kevin Solway   Category: Unsorted

The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.
Unknown   Category: Television

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

Increase of material comforts it may generally be laid down does not in any way conduce to moral growth.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Morality

Tact is rubbing out anothers mistake instead of rubbing it in.
Unknown   Category: Tact

We need to get beyond the politics of the moment the deficit of the hour the military count of the day the numbers that rarely shape events. Our long-term interests must be in people and in the values of democracy and individual liberty.
Bill Bradley   Category: Unsorted

Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy.
John Dewey   Category: Unsorted

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

Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Body

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Self

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half hour.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Immortality

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Law

Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Freedom

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Measure

The office of the President is such a bastardized thing half royalty and half democracy that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit.
Jimmy Breslin   Category: President

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid you must also be well-mannered.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Manners

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

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

It isnt enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isnt enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Peace

The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin   Category: Professions

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

No matter what else they're doing women are also always nurturing.
Mary Martha Corinne 'Cokie' Roberts   Category: Unsorted

Your real duty is to save your dream.
Mogdiliani   Category: Unsorted

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward he will look forward with the work.
William Ernest Hocking   Category: Age

Unless the investment in children is made all of humanitys most fundamental long-term problems will remain fundamental long-term problems.
UNICEF   Category: Unsorted

In my music my plays my films I want to carry always this central idea: to be African.
Paul Robeson   Category: Africa

Lamour vient de laveuglement lamitie de la connaissance. (Love comes from blindness friendship from knowledge.)
Comte de Bussy-Rabutin   Category: Unsorted

T is the voice of the sluggard; I heard him complain You have wakd me too soon I must slumber again.
Isaac Watts   Category: Lazy

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

A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
Ring Lardner   Category: Writing

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue About them.
Beaumarchais   Category: Argument

The great act of faith is when man decides that he is not God.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: God

So farewell hope and with hope farewell fear Farewell remorse; all good to me is lost. Evil be thou my good.
John Milton   Category: Evil

Did you ever expect a corporation to have a conscience when it has no soul to be damned and no body to be kicked?
Edward Thurlow   Category: Corporation

Toads are conservative animals I think and not much given to expecting the best from fortune. Some weeks ago well before the end of October I accidentally dug up one while turning over some garden earth. I was surprised naturally when one of the clods heaved over on its die and there in some annoyance sat at toad.
Henry Mitchell   Category: Animals

Who is a wise man? He who learns of all men.
Unknown   Category: God

If you don't know where you are going you can never get lost.
Herb Cohen   Category: Goals

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

You can get through life with bad manners but it's easier with good manners.
Lillian Gish   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.
Sue Murphy   Category: Dog

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So ... get on your way.
Theodore Seuss Doctor Seuss Geisel   Category: Day

A crowd is not company and faces are but a gallery of pictures.
Francis Bacon   Category: Mob

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

Anything is possible but only a few things actually happen.
Richard Rosen   Category: Unsorted

One is always seeking the touchstone that will dissolve ones deficiencies as a person and as a craftsman. And one is always bumping up against the fact that there is none except hard work concentration and continued application.
Paul Gallico   Category: Work

To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.
Albert Einstein   Category: Murder

That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best which it assuredly does not.
James K. Feibleman   Category: Unsorted

To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Unknown   Category: No

People are stunned to hear that one company has data files on 185 million Americans.
Ralph Nader   Category: Information

Science may have found a cure for most evils but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all the apathy of human beings.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Apathy

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

Ive always made a total effort even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didnt have a chance to win.
Arnold Palmer   Category: Try

He that is good will infallibly become better and he that is bad will as certainly become worse; for vice virtue And time are three things that never stand still.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Bad

Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.
The Bible   Category: Hypocrisy

IMAGINATION n. A warehouse of facts with poet and liar in joint ownership.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Illusions

I will it. I insist on it! Let my will stand instead of reason.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Reason

The attraction and superiority of California are in its days. It has better days & more of them than any other country.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: California

True it is that many find some of the speech on the Internet to be offensive and amid the din of cyberspace many hear discordant voices that they regard as indecent. The absence of governmental regulation of Internet content has unquestionably produced a kind of chaos but as one of plaintiffs' experts put it with such resonance at the hearing: What achieved success was the very chaos that the Internet is. The strength of the Internet is that chaos. Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. For these reasons I without hesitation hold that the [Communications Decency Act] is unconstitutional on its face.
Judge Stewart Dalzell   Category: Unsorted

Pseudonym of Christina Georgina Rossetti
Ellen Alleyne   Category: Unsorted

The truth is not always dressed for the evening.
Margaret Lewerth   Category: Unsorted

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior.... Unless she's really attractive.
Bruce Jay Friedman   Category: Unsorted

Guidelines for bureaucrats: 1) When in charge ponder 2) When in trouble delegate 3) When in doubt mumble.
James H. Boren   Category: Doubt

Many small make a great.
John Heywood   Category: Gravity

Science is nothing but developed perception interpreted intent common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.
George Santayana   Category: Common

Fame is but the breath of people And that often unwholesome.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: False

The thing which is lawful but disliked by God is divorce.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Divorce

Not only is life a bitch but it is always having puppies.
Adrienne Gusoff   Category: Life

In form and feature face and limb I grew so like my brother That folks got taking me for him And each for one another. For one of us was born a twin And not a soul knew which....
Henry Sambrooke Leigh   Category: Unsorted

Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Gravity

No plan can prevent a stupid person from doing the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time but a good plan should keep a concentration from forming.
Charles Erwin Wilson   Category: Prevention

Im a commercial writer not an author. Margaret Mitchell was an author. She wrote one book.
Mickey Spillane   Category: Author

Always be planning something.
John A. Schindler MD   Category: Unsorted

Every honest man will suppose honest acts to flow from honest principles and the rogues may rail without intermission.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Honest

The position of a sincere solipsist is unassailable.
Charles S. Milligan   Category: Unsorted

TELESCOPE n. A device having a relation to the eye similar to that of the telephone to the ear enabling distant objects to plague us with a multitude of needless details. Luckily it is unprovided with a bell summoning us to the sacrifice.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Telephone

I assure you I had rather excel others in the knowledge of what is excellent than in the extent of my power and dominion.
Alexander III the Great   Category: Example

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

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

There is no power greater than true affection.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Affection

To fish in troubled waters.
Matthew Henry   Category: Unsorted

There are no speed limits on the road to excellence.
David W. Johnson   Category: Example

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

What if angry vectors veer Round your sleeping head and form. Theres never need to fear Violence of the poor worlds abstract storm.
Robert Penn Warren   Category: Unsorted

The dinosaurs eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.
Eric Johnson   Category: Big

You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Joseph Conrad   Category: Endure

The law: It has honored us; may we honor it.
Daniel Webster   Category: Law

I don't invent characters because the Almighty has already invented millions. Just like experts at fingerprints do not create fingerprints but learn how to read them.
Isaac Bashevis Singer   Category: Character

Prepare yourself for the world as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Manners

Great ideas need landing gears as well as wings.
Adolph Augustus Berle Jr.   Category: Gravity

'Tis a very good world we live in To spend and to lend and to give in; But to beg or to borrow or ask for our own 'Tis the very worst world what ever was known.
J. Bromfield   Category: World

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

If a small thing has the power to make you angry does that not indicate something about your size?
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Small

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

We do not know what to do with this short life yet we want another which will be eternal.
Anatole France   Category: Immortality

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn unlearn and relearn.
Alvin Toffler   Category: Illiteracy

It is the worst oppression that is done by colour of justice
Lord Coke   Category: Unsorted

Meditation is the life of the soul; action is the soul of meditation; honor is the reward of action: so meditate that thou mayst do; so do that thou mayst purchase honor; for which purchase give God the glory.
Francis Quarles   Category: Meditation

Late children are early orphans.
John Wilmot   Category: Children

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

Capability means imagination.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Imagination

When I start the book Im The Writer. The writer bitches for a week about how he never has any fun hes tired of being funny all the time and nobody cares about him anyhow. This is followed by a period of deep intense silence much staring at walls punctuated by cheery optimism on the order of: Thats it! Im Dead! I cant think of an ending! or Im just going to have to scrap the first ten pages theyre lousy. Often it is less coherent than that reduced to the more succinct Garbage! Its all GARBAGE!
Dave Sim   Category: Unsorted

The constant desire of pleasing which is the peculiar quality of some may be called the happiest of all desires in this that it rarely fails of attaining its end when not disgraced by affectation.
Henry Fielding   Category: Affectation

Dining is the privilege of civilization.... The nation which knows how to dine has learnt the leading lesson of progress.
Isabella Beeton   Category: Unsorted

Documentation is like sex: when it is good it is very very good; and when it is bad it is better than nothing.
Dick Brandon   Category: Bad

Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Crime

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil - and if they cannot feel they have lost their liberty.
Aristotle   Category: Revenge

Under the [Communications Decency Act] a parent allowing her 17 year old to use the family computer to obtain information on the Internet that she in her parental judgment deems appropriate could face a lengthy prison term.... Similarly a parent who sent his 17 year old college freshman information on birth control via e mail could be incarcerated even though neither he his child nor anyone in their home community found the material indecent or patently offensive if the college town's community thought otherwise. The breadth of this content based restriction of speech imposes an especially heavy burden on the Government to explain why a less restrictive provision would not be as effective as the CDA. It has not done so.
U.S. Supreme Court   Category: Unsorted

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

I am still learning.
Michelangelo   Category: Learn

A stern discipline pervades all nature which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.
Edmund Spenser   Category: Discipline

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product.
Edward Steichen   Category: Art

Follow your instincts. Thats where true wisdom manifests itself.
Oprah Winfrey   Category: Unsorted

Im spending more time at this library in four days than I did at the Eureka College Library in four years. Ronald Reagan during the opening ceremonies for the library that will house his white house papers.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Library

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

Better ask ten times than go astray once.
Proverb   Category: Question

With love and patience nothing is impossible.
Daisaku Ikeda   Category: Patience

Ruby: Andy looks a bit weary Flolooks real burdened down. Flo: Youre right Rube--poor little devil... Ruby: Theres nothin as heavy as empty pockets! Flo: Isnt it the truth.
Alfred Gerald Al Capp   Category: Unsorted

Remember if you marry for beauty thou bindest thyself all thy life for that which perchance will neither last nor please thee one year: And when thou hast it it will be to thee of no price at all.
Sir Walter Raleigh   Category: Beauty

Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys.
Andre Gide   Category: Joy

Disclaimer: If anyone disagrees with anything I say I am quite prepared to not only retract it but also to deny under oath I ever said it.
Thomas Andrew (Tom) Lehrer   Category: Disagree

One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human.
Loren Eiseley   Category: Unsorted

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Joseph Addison   Category: Consistent

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

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A Beauty Bomb. And every time a crisis developed we would launch one. It would explode high in the air explode softly and send thousands millions of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldnt go cheap either not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper magenta and peach and lime amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.
Robert Fulghum   Category: Happiness

Ive had a wonderful time but this wasnt it.
Groucho Marx   Category: Time

Its time to reappreciate the original software: paper.
Dale Dauten   Category: Book

He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Earn

Every sentence I utter must be understood not as an affirmation but as a question.
Niels Henrik David Bohr   Category: Speak

Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life and the labors of life reduce themselves.
Edwin Teale   Category: Unsorted

When you stop learning stop listening stop looking and asking questions always new questions then it is time to die.
Lillian Smith   Category: Unsorted

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.
Stanislaw Jerszy Lec   Category: Argument

What was hard to bear is sweet to remember.
Proverb   Category: Adversity

If a young writer can refrain from writing he shouldnt hesitate to do so.
Andre Gide   Category: Writing

Here we may reign secure; and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
John Milton   Category: Devil

A careless song with a little nonsense in it now and then does not misbecome a monarch.
Horace Walpole   Category: Nonsense

It is strange that we know so little about the properties of numbers. They are our handiwork yet they baffle us; we can fathom only a few of their intricacies. Having defined their attributes and prescribed their behavior we are hard pressed to perceive the implications of our formulas.
James R. Newman   Category: Unsorted

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.
Elaine Agather   Category: Funerals

Insofar as we are taught how to read what we engage are not texts but paradigms.
Annette Kolodny   Category: Unsorted

Oh do not cry be good children and we will all meet in heaven.
Andrew Jackson   Category: Last

When the iron is hot strike.
John Heywood   Category: Begin

4. Effort is admirable. Achievement is valuable.
Morton C. Blackwell   Category: Achievement

Not that the story need be long but it will take a long while to make it short.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Breeding

I recognize that many physicists are smarter than I ammost of them theoretical physicists. A lot of smart people have gone into theoretical physics therefore the field is extremely competitive. I console myself with the thought that although they may be smarter and may be deeper thinkers than I am I have broader interests than they have.
Dr. Linus Carl Pauling   Category: Unsorted

Fanatics have their dreams wherewith they weave A paradise for a sect.
John Keats   Category: Fanatic

Paul Galvin at the age of thirty-three had failed twice in business. He attended an auction of his failed storage-battery business and with his last $750 bought back the battery eliminator portion of it. That part became Motorola. When he retired in the 1960s he said Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Paul Galvin   Category: Unsorted

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

Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base.
Fredrick Wilcox   Category: Progress

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed [and hence clamorous to be led to safety] by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins all of them imaginary.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Politics

Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington   Category: Mathematics

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones youll start having positive results.
Willie Nelson   Category: Negativism

Someones opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Les Brown   Category: Opinion

Packed in my skin from head to toe Is one I know and do not know.
Edwin Muir   Category: Unsorted

Into each life some rain must fall Some days must be dark and dreary.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Common

Faith gives the courage to live and do. Scientists with their disciplined thinking like others need a basis for the good life for aspiration for courage to do great deeds. They need a faith to live by. The hope of the world lies in those who have such faith and who use the methods of science to make their visions become real. Visions and hope and faith are not part of science. They are beyond the nature that science knows. Of such is the religion that gives meaning to life.
Arthur H. Compton   Category: Unsorted

Fate sits on these dark battlements and frowns And as the portal opens to receive me A voice in hollow murmurs through the courts Tells of a nameless deed.
Ann Radcliffe   Category: Unsorted

Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind and has given up worrying once and for all.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Worry

Definiteness of purpose with positive mental attitude is the starting point of all worthwhile achievement.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Purpose

Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it youve got to start young.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Age

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
Sir Noµl Pierce Coward   Category: Music

Wise Words Colors fade temples crumble empires fall but wise words endure.
Thorndike   Category: Color

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

I see the rainbow in the sky the dew upon the grass; I see them and I ask not why they glimmer or they pass. With folded arms I linger not to call them back; 'twere vain: In this or in some other spot I know they'll shine again.
Walter Savage Landor   Category: Dream

Say not that honor is the child of boldness nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due but to the manner of performing it.
Akhenaton   Category: Honor

PURIFICATION If the sea And the sun Can bleach a bone Til its whiter Than a gull Cleaner than foam Oh how bright My soul Can emerge Purged On the beach Of Christs water And light. And How calm And warm His sand.
Carol Lynn Pearson   Category: Unsorted

The first law of storytelling ... Every man is bound to leave a story better than he found it.
Mrs. Humphry Ward   Category: Unsorted

The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.
Arthur Lacey   Category: Unsorted

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Ambition

What we anticipate seldom occurs what we least expected generally happens.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Disappointment

There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. The trouble is they cost a quarter. What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
Franklin Pierce Adams   Category: Cigar

RUSSIAN n. A person with a Caucasian body and a Mongolian soul. A Tartar Emetic.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Russia

An unused life is an early death.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Death

Power in defense of freedom is greater than power in behalf of tyranny and oppression.
Malcolm X   Category: Unsorted

Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Compassion

Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
David G. Farragut   Category: Military

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality they are not certain; and as far as they are certain they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein   Category: Reality

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

Happiness is not a station you arrive at but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck   Category: Happiness

The human body is not an instrument to be used but a realm of ones being to be experienced explored enriched and thereby educated.
Thomas Hanna   Category: Unsorted

Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each one a stroke of genius or of love now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at least a rich varnish with which the routine of life is washed and its details adorned.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Repeat

Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look at the word itself: Mankind. Basically its made up of two separate words - mank and ind. What do these words mean? Its a mystery and thats why so is mankind.
Jack Handey   Category: Man

Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass.
Walter Pater   Category: Art

Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Reason

You have to stay in shape. My grandmother she started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 today and we don't know where the hell she is.
Ellen DeGeneres   Category: Unsorted

I was born because my mother needed a fourth for meals.
Beatrice Lillie   Category: Unsorted

What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Conservative

Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit Perhaps it will be pleasing sometime to have remembered these things (events).
Vergil   Category: Unsorted

A musicologist is a man who can read music but cant hear it.
Sir Thomas Beecham   Category: Hearing

I am a bad wicked man but I am practicing moral self-purification; I don't eat meat any more I now eat rice cutlets.
Nikolai Lenin   Category: Unsorted

Opinions differ most when there is least scientific warrant for having any.
Daisy Bates   Category: Opinion

I am only serious about 20% of the time; one of the great joys of my life is the fact that I alone know when that is.
Mark Richards   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

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

Only those who know the supremacy of the intellectual life can understand the grief of one who falls from that serene activity into the absorbing soul-wasting struggle with worldly annoyances.
George Eliot   Category: Unsorted

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

I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight I'll eat this planet.
George Foreman   Category: Easy

To bear other peoples afflictions everyone has courage and enough to spare.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Courage

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

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

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

I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Self

You can lead a computer to the Superhighway but you cant make it think.
Des Waller   Category: Prostitution

Madness we fancy gave an ill-timed birth To a grinning laughter and to frantic mirth.
Matthew Prior   Category: Unsorted

The world always had the same bankrupt look to foregoing ages as to us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: World

Had I been present at the creation I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.
Alphonso the Wise   Category: Creation

QUOTATION n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Quotations

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities so absolutely terrifying that even man the fighter who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death will be appalled and so abandon war forever.
Thomas A. Edison   Category: War

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

Failure and success are not accidents but the strictest justice.
Alexander Smith   Category: Justice

All the intelligence and talent in the world cant make a singer. The voice is a wild thing. It cant be bred in captivity.
Willa Cather   Category: Unsorted

I want there to be no peasant in my kingdom so poor that he is unable to have a chicken in his pot every Sunday.
Henri IV   Category: Potential

Anyone who hates dogs and kids cant be all bad.
W. C. Fields   Category: Hate

Work and acquire and thou hast chained the wheel of chance.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Chance

If you want to be free there is but one way; it is to guarantee an equally full measure of liberty to all your neighbors. there is no other.
Carl Schurz   Category: Unsorted

When we lose power with God we know of a certainty that the problem lies within us and not with God.
Ray H. Wood   Category: Unsorted

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

Christ believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Hell

Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed the capacity is in future shock.
Alvin Toffler   Category: Change

Woodman spare that tree! Touch not a single bough! In youth it sheltered me And I ll protect it now.
George Pope Morris   Category: Tree

Youll never know if you can win until you know youve tried your best ... and then it doesnt matter if youve won or not because you will have improved and that is winning for yourself.
Carolyn Meroniuk   Category: Unsorted

Failure is more frequently from want of energy than want of capital.
Daniel Webster   Category: Energy

Good and bad luck is a synonym in the great majority of instances for good and bad judgment.
John Chatfield   Category: Luck

GRAVE n. A place in which the dead are laid to await the coming of the medical student.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Grave

There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Improve

Annie Dillard   Category: Vision

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
   Category: Begin

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

Nearly all men die of their remedies and not of their illnesses.
Jean Baptiste Moliere   Category: Medicine

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

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

Where there is matter there is geometry. (Ubi materia ibi geometria.)
Johannes Kepler   Category: You

Hell madame is to love no longer.
Georges Bernanos   Category: Love

Movement is a medicine for creating change in a persons physical emotional and mental states.
Carol Welch   Category: Unsorted

Books the children of the brain.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Book

Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.
Saint Augustine   Category: Love

OLD adj. In that stage of usefulness which is not inconsistent with general inefficiency as an old man. Discredited by lapse of time and offensive to the popular taste as an old book.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Age

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Power

We pay when old for the excesses of youth.
J. B. Priestley   Category: Age

Do all the good you can By all the means you can In all the ways you can In all the places you can At all the times you can To all the people you can As long as ever you can.
John Wesley   Category: Age

I go to seek a great perhaps.
Francois Rabelais   Category: Death

I have imbibed such a love for money that I keep some sequins in a drawer to count and cry over them once a week.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Money

We can do without butter but despite all our love of peace not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter but with guns. Probably the origin of the slogan: Guns or butter.
Paul Joseph Goebbels   Category: Armed

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

Its when you run away that youre most liable to stumble.
Casey Robinson   Category: Unsorted

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

You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John Plomp   Category: Answer

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost   Category: Love

True politeness consists in being easy ones self and in making every one about one as easy as one can.
Alexander Pope   Category: Courtesy

I will never apologize for the United States of America I don't care what the facts are. Said after Vincennes shot down an Iranian Airliner.
George Herbert Walker Bush   Category: Ambition

Many of our fears are tissue-paper thin and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
Brendan Francis   Category: Fear

It is a glorious privilege to live to know to act to listen to behold to love. To look up at the blue summer sky;to see the sun sink slowly beyond the line of the horizon; to watch the worlds come twinkling into view first one by one and the myriads that no man can count and lo! the universe is white with them; and you and I are here.
Marco Morrow   Category: Unsorted

In order to be walked on you have to be lying down.
Brian Weir   Category: Unsorted

Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to mans confidence in man.
James Blish   Category: Unsorted

I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do but now that I am older I find that I don't want to do them.
Lady Nancy Astor   Category: Age

Gain ground.
Proverb   Category: Gains

Sound sound the clarion fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Glory

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
David Dunham   Category: Effect

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Mob

What is a rebel? A man who says no.
Albert Camus   Category: Rebellion

The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country.
John Newton Mitchell   Category: Conservation

It is better to have a lion at the head of an army of sheep than a sheep at the head of an army of lions.
Daniel DeFoe   Category: Army

Many falsehoods are passing into uncontradicted history.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Contradict

War is much too serious to be left to the generals.
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord   Category: Unsorted

It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Observe

Though there are other ways to finance your gardening one sucessful way is to choose carefully whom you marry. A good and generous man is needed one who knows how to make money and enjoys sharing it one who himself is not interested in the actual pursuit of gardening but likes to be proud of the premises.
Emily Whaley   Category: Garden

The superior man is distressed by the limitation of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability he has.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Ability

To hold with the hare and run with the hound.
John Heywood   Category: Rabbit

A leader of men must make decisions quickly ... be a fighter ... speak openly plainly frankly ... cooperate coordinate work with active faith ... be loyal true faithful ... have a high intelligent worthy purpose and ideal.
Dodge   Category: Unsorted

It is but a step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Ridiculous

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Gail Godwin   Category: Education

False words are not only evil in themselves but they infect the soul with evil.
Plato   Category: Evil

A mans reaction to his appetites and impulses when they are roused gives the measure of that mans character. In these reactions are revealed the mans power to govern or his forced servility to yield.
David Oman McKay   Category: Impulse

We judge of mans wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Hope

It is continued temperance which sustains the body for the longest period of time and which most surely preserves it free from sickness.
Karl W. Humboldty   Category: Unsorted

Money is the fruit of evil as often as the root of it.
Henry Fielding   Category: Unsorted

A man who lives everywhere lives nowhere.
Marcus Valerius Martialis   Category: Charity

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

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

Reach for the stars. You wont reach them but you wont come up with a handful of mud either.
Leo Burnett   Category: Unsorted

Capital can do nothing without brains to direct it.
J. Ogden Armour   Category: Unsorted

Talk does not cook rice.
Proverb   Category: Cook

Hatred The anger of the weak.
Alphonse Daulet   Category: Unsorted

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Automobiles

One can live with the thought of ones own death. It is the thought of the death of the words and books that is terrifying for that is the deeper extinction.
Lance Morrow.   Category: Unsorted

A topologist is one who doesnt know the difference between a doughnut and a coffee cup.
John Kelley   Category: Unsorted

Every schoolchild knows that Columbus set out across the sea to prove that the world was round. But the belief in a spherical earth had a long and illustrious pedigree as Columbus himself was well aware.... The second reason that inspired the Admiral [Columbus] to launch his enterprise and helped justify his giving the name Indies to the lands which he discovered was the authority of many learned men who said that one could sail westward from the western end of Africa and Spain to the eastern end of India and that no great sea lay between.
Ferdinand Columbus   Category: Discovery

The world is full of willing people: some willing to work the rest willing to let them.
Robert Frost   Category: Will

The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.
Walter Benjamin   Category: Beauty

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

[Upon proving that the best betting strategy for Gamblers Ruin was to bet all on the first trial.] It is true that a man who does this is a fool. I have only proved that a man who does anything else is an even bigger fool.
Julian Lowell Coolidge   Category: Unsorted

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

We must learn not to disassociate the airy flower from the earthy root for the flower that is cut off from its root fades and its seeds are barren whereas the root secure in mother earth can produce flower after flower and bring their fruit to maturity.
Kabbalah   Category: Cut

Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Endure

The best time to plan a book is while youre doing the dishes.
Agatha Christie   Category: Author

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

Tis not the season of the leaf whose fragile body's broken veins disintegrate in gusts of winds while winter blows a frosty coat that caps the barren land.
Lucille Younger   Category: Unsorted

Show me someone content with mediocrity and Ill show you someone destined for failure.
Johnetta Cole   Category: Unsorted

Surely God would not have created such a being as man ... to exist only for a day! No no man was made for immortality.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Immortality

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

The only time some people work like a horse is when the boss rides them.
Gabriel Heatter   Category: Unsorted

Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes another for thirty days but it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success of his life.
Edward B. Butler   Category: Unsorted

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent of talking of weeping or seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; youll get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well hes a good man.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   Category: If

This was a good dinner enough to be sure but it was not a dinner to ask a man to.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Easy

All I want is a warm bed a kind word and unlimited power.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Power

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Aristotle   Category: Friendship

Gaily bedight A gallant knight In sunshine and in shadow Had journeyed long Singing a song In search of Eldorado. But he grew old This knight so bold And oer his heart a shadow Fell as he found No spot of ground That looked like Eldorado. And as his strength Failed him at length He met a pilgrim shadow Shadow said he Where can it be This land of Eldorado? Over the mountains Of the moon Down the valley of the shadow Ride boldly ride The shade replied If you seek for Eldorado!
Edgar Allan Poe   Category: Utopia

I wish you would read a little poetry sometimes. Your ignorance cramps my conversation.
Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins   Category: Poetry

PROPERTY n. Any material thing having no particular value that may be held by A against the cupidity of B. Whatever gratifies the passion for possession in one and disappoints it in all others.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Property

I always voted at my partys call and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
William Schwenck Gilbert   Category: Politeness

A child of five would understand this. Send somebody to fetch a child of five!
Groucho Marx   Category: Understand

Government is a trust and the officers of the government are trustees; and both the trust and the trustees are created for the benefit of the people.
Henry Clay   Category: Government

What a father says to his children is not heard by the world but it will be heard by posterity.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Father

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors we borrow it from our Children.
Proverb   Category: Earth

The education of the will is the object of our existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Will

The trouble with gardening is that is does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.
Phyllis McGinley   Category: Garden

Our ability to delude ourselves may be an important survival tool.
Jane Wagner   Category: Self

REALLY adv. Apparently.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Reality

My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.
Penn Jillett   Category: Internet

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute day by dragging day in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Stephen Vincent Benet   Category: Life

There is a kind of intellectual provincialism in the dogma that life is just one damned thing after another.... Human affairs do not become intelligible until they are seen as a whole.
Arnold Toynbee   Category: Life

Hindsight is an exact science.
Guy Bellamy   Category: Hindsight

Don't worry chief it will be alright.
Rudolph Valentino   Category: Last

Am I not a man and a brother?
Josiah Wedgewood   Category: Unsorted

A hammer sometimes misses its mark a bouquet never.
Monta Crane   Category: Unsorted

The hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.
William Ross Wallace   Category: Mother

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

Of all the tyrannies that affect mankind tyranny in religion is the worst.
Thomas Paine   Category: Tyranny

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Elizabeth Bowen   Category: Love

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Manners

Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Justice

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

Nature is the art of God.
Dante Alighieri   Category: Art

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter taller richer and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesnt work and then they get elected and prove it.
   Category: Democrat

They hate whom they fear.
Quintus Ennius   Category: Fear

From the ground up.
Proverb   Category: Brotherhood

Appreciation is the lubricant of life.
Gerald Horton Bath   Category: Appreciation

Conservation is humanity caring for the future.
Nancy Newhall   Category: Conservation

The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
Publius Terentius Terence   Category: Love

The history of mens opposition to womens emancipation is more interesting perhaps than the story of that emancipation itself.
Virginia Woolf   Category: Story

Oh I am very weary Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping My heart is sick of woe.
Anne Brontë   Category: Unsorted

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment the other for all time.
Eleanor Carroll Chilton   Category: Unsorted

The wind-blown leaves turn Dancing the golden sunlight across the tired floor.
Matt Dimmic   Category: Unsorted

A friend in power is a friend lost.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Friendship

A young man came before the Rasul with a carpet and said O Rasul! I passed through a wood and heard the voices of young birds; and I took and put them into my carpet; and their mother came fluttering around my head and I uncovered the young and the mother fell down upon them then I wrapped them up in my carpet; and there are the young which I have. Then the Rasul said Put them down. And when he did so their mother joined them: and Muhammad said Do you wonder at the affection of the mother towards her young? I swear by Him who hath sent me verily God is more loving to His creatures than the mother to these young birds. Return them to the place from which ye took them and let their mother be with them.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Animals

There is no flock however watched and tended But one dead lamb is there; There is no fireside howsoeer defended But has one vacant chair.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Fire

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

If the cruelties of slavery could not stop us the opposition we now surely fail. ... Because the goal of America is freedom abused and scorned tho we may be our destiny is tied up with Americas destiny.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Slavery

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber if he has common sense on the ground floor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Common

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

Possessions outward success publicity luxury to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for every one best both for the body and the mind.
Albert Einstein   Category: Possessions

Blessed is the man who expects nothing for he shall never be disappointed.
Alexander Pope   Category: Disappointment

We all start out in life with one thing in common; We all have the same amount of time. Its just a matter of what we do with it.
Harvey B. Mackay   Category: Unsorted

We [the Government] are here not as masters but as servants we are not here to glory in power but to attest our loyalty to the commands and restrictions laid down by our sovereign the people of the United States in whose name and by whose will we exercise our brief authority.
Charles Evans Hughes   Category: Unsorted

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution.... Revolution is but thought carried into action.
Emma Goldman   Category: Revolution

The trouble is not that players have sex the night before a game. Its that they stay out all night looking for it.
Casey Stengel   Category: Sex

Men seldom give pleasure when they are not pleased themselves.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Please

The definition of salesmanship is the gentle art of letting the customer have it your way.
Ray Kroc   Category: Unsorted

When in doubt tell the truth.
Mark Twain   Category: Doubt

We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: President

Almost anything is easier to get into than to get out of.
Agnes Allen   Category: Begin

JESTER n. An officer attached to the kings household to amuse the court by ludicrous actions and utterances ... the kings own conduct and decrees [being] sufficiently ridiculous for the amusement not only of his court but of all mankind.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Amusement

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winters evening. Some of us let these dreams die but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who hope that their dreams will come true.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Dream

He who hesitates is not only lost but miles from the next exit.
Proverb   Category: Exit

Nothing emboldens sin as much as mercy.
William Shakespeare   Category: Mercy

I pray for no more youth To perish before its prime; That Revenge and iron-heated War May fade with all that has gone before Into the night of time. Senator Edward Kennedy quoted this passage in testimony before the Commission on Campus Unrest July 15 1970. Congressional Record vol. 116 p. 24309.
Aeschylus   Category: Unsorted

Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men and men are great only if they are determined to be so.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Determination

Go West young man and grow up with the country.
Horace Greeley   Category: Growth

There are veins in the hills where jewels hide And gold lies buried deep; There are harbor-towns where the great ships ride And fame and fortune sleep; But land and sea though we tireless rove And follow each trail to the end Whatever the wealth of our treasure-trove The best we shall find is a friend.
John J. Moment   Category: Unsorted

Theres no getting blood out of a turnip.
Frederick Marryat   Category: Unsorted

Rise with the lark and with the lark to bed.
James Hurdis   Category: Unsorted

Then we are living in a place abandoned by God I said disheartened. Have you found any places where God would have felt at home? William asked me looking down from his great height.
Umberto Eco   Category: Unsorted

An idea to be suggestive must come to the individual with the force of a revelation.
William James   Category: Idea

Be yourself who else is better qualified?
Frank J. Giblin II   Category: Yourself

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isnt there.
Charles Robert   Category: Mathematics

I am simply unable to understand the value placed by so many people upon great wealth.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Wealth

GRAMMAR n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man along the path by which he advances to distinction.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Grammar

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

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

I would no more teach children military training than teach them arson robbery or assassination.
Eugene Victor Debs   Category: Unsorted

I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Friendship

The man who has seen the rising moon break out of the clouds at midnight has been present like an archangel At the creation of light and of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Creation

Everything we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Faith

Much of a muchness.
Sir John Vanbrugh   Category: Unsorted

Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open ones mouth and remove all doubt.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Better

A gossip is someone whos the knife of the party.
Morris Bender   Category: Unsorted

I wouldnt ever set out to hurt anybody deliberately unless it was you know important
like a league game or something. Dick   Category: Unsorted

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

I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died.
Richard Diran   Category: Garden

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins   Category: Forgive

Outside among your fellows among strangers you must preserve appearances a hundred things you cannot do but inside the terrible freedom!
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Appearance

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Begin

The best of men cannot suspend their fate: The good die early and the bad die late.
Daniel Defoe   Category: Death

When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us we often find that it is those who instead of giving advice solutions or cures have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement who can tolerate now knowing not curing not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen   Category: Friendship

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

Beginning today treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care kindness and understanding you can muster and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino   Category: Today

Between normality and abnormality there is not a gulf but a fine and somewhat arbitrary line. Where we draw the line depends on how atypical disturbing maladaptive and unjustifiable a persons behaviour is.
David G. Myers   Category: Behavior

We cant all be Einstein (because we don't all play the violin). At the very least we need a sort of street-smart science: the ability to recognize evidence gather it assess it and act on it.
Judith Stone   Category: Science

The peasants of Sicily who have kept their own wheat and make their own natural brown bread ah it is amazing how fresh and sweet and clean their loaf seems so perfumed as home-made bread used all to be before the war.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Unsorted

I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White   Category: Love

We are afraid of truth afraid of fortune afraid of death and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Afraid

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
Edward Verrall Lucas   Category: Life

From three to four he planned to stand perfectly still and think of what it was like to be alive.
E. B. White   Category: Live

I have no plants in my house. They wont live for me. Some of them don't even wait to die they commit suicide.
Jerry Seinfeld   Category: Unsorted

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Andre Gide   Category: Hate

Nothing inspires confidence in a business man sooner than punctuality nor is there any habit which sooner saps his reputation than that of being always behind time.
W. Mathews   Category: Unsorted

We are too civil to books. For a few golden sentences we will turn over and actually read a volume of four or five hundred pages.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Book

Oer the ice the rapid skater flies With sport above and death below Where mischief lurks in gay disguise Thus lightly touch and quickly go.
Pierre Charles Roy   Category: Unsorted

The human brain is incapable of creating anything which is really complex.
Kolmogorov   Category: Unsorted

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

We are not what we are nor do we treat or esteem each other for such but for what we are capable of being.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Life

Good nature is worth more than knowledge more than money more than honor.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Nature

France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Epigrams

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

Expect the Best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Zig Ziglar   Category:

The modern physicist is a quantum theorist on Monday Wednesday and Friday and a student of gravitational relativity theory on Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. On Sunday he is neither but is praying to his God that someone preferably himself will find the reconciliation between the two views.
Norbert Wiener   Category: Unsorted

The old Quaker was right: I expect to pass through life but once. If there is any kindness or any good thing I can do to my fellow beings let me do it now. I shall pass this way but once.
W. C. Gannett   Category: Unsorted

A student by definition doesnt know what he or she doesnt know.
Michael Gorman   Category: Student

The artists world is limitless. It can be found anywhere far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.
Paul Strand   Category: Art

If you think nobody cares if youre alive try missing a couple of car payments.
Earl Wilson   Category: Automobiles

Show me a good loser and I will show you a loser.
Paul Newman   Category: Lever

The world is full of judgment-days and into every assembly that a man enters in every action he attempts he is gauged and stamped.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Judgment

The worlds a theatre the earth a stage Which God and nature do with actors fill.
John Heywood   Category: Acquaintance

Your own happiness increases the more you give your happiness away.
Bruce Bogaert   Category: Unsorted

Each man has to seek out his own special aptitude for a higher life in the midst of the humble and inevitable reality of daily existence. Than this there can be no nobler aim in life.
Count Maurice Maeterlinck   Category: Noble

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Eternity

There is a destiny that makes us brothers: None goes his way alone: All that we send into the lives of others Comes back unto our own.
Charles Edwin Markham   Category: Brotherhood

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

When a man does not know what harbor he is making for no wind is the right wind.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Direction

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

Life has loveliness to sell All beautiful and splendid things Blue waves whitened on a cliff Soaring fire that sways and sings And children's faces looking up Holding wonder like a cup. Life has loveliness to sell Music like a curve of gold Scent of pine trees in the rain Eyes that love you arms that hold And for your spirit's still delight Holy thoughts that star the night. Spend all you have for loveliness Buy it and never count the cost; For one white singing hour of peace Count many a year of strife well lost And for a breath of ecstasy Give all you have been or could be.
Sara Teasdale   Category: Life

Referring to Caesar: He must fear many whom many fear. Necesse est multos timeat quem multi timent
Laberius Decimus   Category: Dictators

The public will believe anything so long as it is not founded on truth.
Dame Edith Sitwell   Category: Belief

He was not only I soon discovered a water drinker but a strict vegetarian to which perhaps he owed a great deal of the almost preternatural clearness volubility and sensitiveness of mind.
Charles Kingley   Category: Unsorted

Doing for people what they can and ought to do for themselves is a dangerous experiment. In the last analysis the welfare of the workers depends upon their own initiative. Whatever is done under the guise of philanthropy or social morality which in any way lessens initiative is the greatest crime that can be committed against the toilers. Let social busybodies and professional public morals experts in their fads reflect upon the perils they rashly invite under this pretense of social welfare.
Samuel Gompers   Category: Unsorted

Its amazing how much time one can spend in a garden doing nothing at all. I sometimes think in fact that the nicest part of gardening is walking around in a daze idly deadheading the odd dahlia wondering where on earth to squeeze in yet another impulse buy debating whether to move the recalcitrant artemisia one more time or daydreaming about where to put the pergola.
Jane Garmey   Category: Garden

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

Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesnt turn to those who believe they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level we cannot hope to achieve a high level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.
A. Lou Vickery   Category: Average

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

The Church says that the Earth is flat but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.
Ferdinand Magellan   Category: Belief

Nothing can be produced from nothing; nothing can be returned into nothing. Gigni de nihilo nihil; in nihilum nil posse reverti
Aulus Persius Flaccus   Category: Time

A fellow in a market town Most musical cried razors up and down.
John Wolcot   Category: Unsorted

A goodly apple rotten at the heart; O what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
William Shakespeare   Category: Lever

First say to yourself what you would be then do what you have to do.
Epictetus   Category: Do

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

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

The critical period in matrimony is breakfast-time.
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert   Category: Breakfast

All the choir of heaven and furniture of earth in a word all those bodies which compose the mighty frame of the world have not any subsistence without a mind.
Bishop George Berkeley   Category: Mind

About the time we can make the ends meet somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Time

I sincerely believe ... that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity under the name of funding is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Money

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Passion

None of us knows what the next change is going to be what unexpected opportunity is just around the corner waiting a few months or a few years to change all the tenor of our lives.
Kathleen Norris   Category: Change

The Australian knows lifes short. Heat waves and the driest drought for fifty years can be followed immediately by floods that wash away houses people stock crops. Anything can happen.
David Ireland   Category: Unsorted

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Karl Raimund Popper   Category: Confidence

Not she with traitrous kiss her Saviour stung Not she denied him with unholy tongue; She while apostles shrank could danger brave Last at his cross and earliest at his grave.
Eaton Stannard Barrett   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

Sometimes just a smile on our face can help to make this world a better place.
Robert Alan   Category: Unsorted

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

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue an everlasting vision of the everchanging view.
Carole King   Category: Unsorted

We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.
Pierre Corneille   Category: Conquer

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein   Category: Big

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough no matter how bad it is you can make it.
Gale Sayers   Category: Football

One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
Amos Bronson Alcott   Category: Quotations

I have called this principle by which each slight variation if useful is preserved by the term Natural Selection.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Evolution

The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
James Anthony Froude   Category: Belief

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice there is.
Jan L.A. Van De Snepscheut   Category: Practice

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

The more accurately we search into the human mind the stronger traces we everywhere find of the wisdom of Him who made it.
Edmund Burke   Category: Unsorted

How You Gonna Keep Em Down on the Farm After Theyve Seen Paree?
Sam M. Lewis   Category: Travel

Creative people exhibit a continuous discontent with uniformity.
Glenn Van Ekeren   Category: Unsorted

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

The riders in a race do not stop short when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voice of friends and to say to one's self: the work is done. But just as one says that the answer comes: The race is over but the work never is done while the power to work remains. The canter that brings you to a standstill need not be only coming to rest. It cannot be while you still live. For to live is to function. That is all there is in living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Age

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Happiness

The fastest way to a mans heart is through his chest.
Roseanne Barr   Category: Abdomen

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

Be able to disagree without being disagreeable. We must not let the things we can't do keep us from doing the things we can do.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Conversation

...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   Catego