Famous Quotes from Inspirational People
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  My father never raised his hand....
My father never raised his hand to any one of his children, except in self-defense.-- Fred Allen

 
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  A chinese philosopher once had a....
A chinese philosopher once had a dream that he was a butterfly. From that day on, he was never quite certain that he was not a butterfly, dreaming that he was a man.-- Unknown

 
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  Parents can only advise their children....
Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters.-- Anne Frank

 
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  Men fear death as children fear....
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.-- Sir Francis Bacon

 
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  I decided that it was not....
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.-- Socrates

 
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  Don't do a project where you....
Don't do a project where you don't think you'll learn something on the way.-- Jim Coudal

 
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  The best political community is formed....
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.-- Aristotle

 
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  It will be hard to discover....
It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul... For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_.-- Plato

 
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  Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you....
Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 
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  Whoever destroys a single life is....
Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world; and whoever rescues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.-- The Talmud

 
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  One of the secrets of a....
One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.-- Iris Murdoch

 
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  Blow, blow, thou winter wind-- ....
Blow, blow, thou winter wind--

 
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  If the English language made any....
If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.-- Doug Larson

 
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  All that we are is the....
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.-- Buddha

 
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  My mother drew a distinction between....
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.-- Helen Hayes

 
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  Fear not that thy life shall....
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.-- John Henry Cardinal Newman

 
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  Give me a museum and I'll....
Give me a museum and I'll fill it.-- Pablo Picasso

 
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  [On recognizing China] But if you....
[On recognizing China] But if you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. For instance, we all recognize the right honourable gentleman the member for Ebbw Vale.-- Sir Winston Churchill

 
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  So if it seems that some....
So if it seems that some of what I'll have to say in the pages to come doesn't reflect the mellowing of age, that's only because I've never found that life and memories respond to time the way that tobacco does.-- Caleb Carr

 
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  DEGRADATION, n. One of the stages....
DEGRADATION, n. One of the stages of moral and social progress from private station to political preferment.-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility,....
Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.-- William Shakespeare

 
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  There's always one who loves and....
There's always one who loves and one who lets himself be loved.-- W. Somerset Maugham

 
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  There is such a thing as....
There is such a thing as a man being too proud to fight; there is such a thing as a nation being so right that it does not need to convince others by force that it is right.-- Woodrow Wilson

 
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  What a distressing contrast there is....
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.-- Sigmund Freud

 
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  All [zoos] actually offer to the....
All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.-- H. L. Mencken

 
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  [Sleep is] the golden chain that....
[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.-- Thomas Dekker

 
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  The only thing that saves us....
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.-- Eugene McCarthy

 
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  A man can't be too careful....
A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.-- Oscar Wilde

 
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  Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in....
Anybody remotely interesting is mad, in some way or another.-- Doctor Who

 
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  [Spring is] a true reconstructionist.-- Henry....
[Spring is] a true reconstructionist.-- Henry Timrod

 
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  What happens to the hole when....
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?-- Bertolt Brecht

 
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  Certainly virtue is like precious odors,....
Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.-- Sir Francis Bacon

 
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  If the wind will not serve,....
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.-- Latin Proverb

 
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  If you are distressed by anything....
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

 
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  Be not afraid of growing slowly,....
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.-- Chinese Proverb

 
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  The easiest thing of all is....
The easiest thing of all is to deceive one's self; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true.-- Demosthenes

 
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  A great chessplayer is not a....
A great chessplayer is not a great man, for he leaves the world as he found it.-- William Hazlitt

 
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  This is the true joy in....
This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. Being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as I live it is my privilege - my *privilege* to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I love. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I've got a hold of for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.-- George Bernard Shaw

 
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  There are more love songs than....
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.-- Frank Zappa

 
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  We now accept the fact that....
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.-- Peter Drucker

 
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  [He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious....
[He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.-- Mark Twain

 
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  [George Bush] has raised taxes on....
[George Bush] has raised taxes on the people driving pickup trucks and lowered taxes on the people riding in limousines. We can do better.-- Bill Clinton

 
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  If you can't annoy somebody, there's....
If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.-- Kingsley Amis

 
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  Four be the things I'd have....
Four be the things I'd have been better without: love, curiosity, freckles and doubt.-- Dorothy Parker

 
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  The most hopelessly stupid man is....
The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise.-- Isaac Asimov

 
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  Some of my best leading men....
Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.-- Elizabeth Taylor

 
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  Has not peace honours and glories....
Has not peace honours and glories of her own unattended by the dangers of war?-- Hermocrates of Syracuse

 
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  If people cannot write well, they....
If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.-- George Orwell

 
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  There are three things which the....
There are three things which the superior man guards against. In youth...lust. When he is strong...quarrelsomeness. When he is old...covetousness.-- Confucius

 
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  [Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective....
[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.-- Mark Twain

 
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  He who asks is a fool....
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.-- Chinese Proverb

 
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  There is no shortage of good....
There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.-- Annie Dillard

 
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  The theory of evolution by cumulative....
The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.-- Richard Dawkins

 
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  My husband and I are either....
My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.-- Rita Rudner

 
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  While you are not able to....
While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits [of the dead]?...While you do not know life, how can you know about death?-- Confucius

 
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  He who binds himself to joy--....
He who binds himself to joy--

 
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  I finally figured out the only....
I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.-- Rita Mae Brown

 
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  Cynicism is an unpleasant way of....
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of telling the truth.-- Lillian Hellman

 
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  A misery is not to be....
A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.-- Joseph Addison

 
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  It is a great thing to....
It is a great thing to know our vices.-- Cicero

 
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  If pregnancy were a book they....
If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.-- Nora Ephron

 
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  Where your treasure is, there will....
Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.-- Bible

 
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  The discipline of desire is the....
The discipline of desire is the background of character.-- John Locke

 
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  Forming characters! Whose? Our own or....
Forming characters! Whose? Our own or others? Both. And in that momentous fact lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.-- Elihu Burritt

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

 
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  Don't rule out working with your....
Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.-- Andy Rooney

 
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  As fast as laws are devised,....
As fast as laws are devised, their evasion is contrived.-- German Proverb

 
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  The secret of all success is....
The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; and without this all other education is good for nothing.-- R. D. Hitchcock

 
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  Say little, and love much; give....
Say little, and love much; give all; judge no man; aspire to all that is pure and good.-- White Eagle

 
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  There are many shining qualities on....
There are many shining qualities on the mind of man; but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence; virtue itself looks like weakness; and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sprightly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world; but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life.-- Joseph Addison

 
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  The essence of independence has been....
The essence of independence has been to think and act according to standards from within, not without. Inevitably anyone with an independent mind must become "one who resists or opposes authority or established conventions": a rebel. If enough people come to agree with, and follow, the Rebel, we now have a Devil. Until, of course, still more people agree. And then, finally, we have --- Greatness.-- Aleister Crowley

 
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  Before marriage, a man will lay....
Before marriage, a man will lay down his life for you; after marriage he won't even lay down his newspaper.-- Helen Rowland

 
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  Speak when you are angry--and you....
Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.-- Laurence J. Peter

 
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  My passport photo is one of....
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

 
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  I am prepared to meet my....
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.-- Sir Winston Churchill

 
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  Better a cruel truth than a....
Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.-- Edward Abbey

 
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  It is better to understand little....
It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.-- Anatole France

 
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  An idea, to be suggestive, must....
An idea, to be suggestive, must come to the individual with the force of revelation.-- William James

 
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  [The U.S. victory in Gulf war....
[The U.S. victory in Gulf war was] a stirring victory for the forces of aggression.-- Dan Quayle

 
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  A woman can look book moral....
A woman can look book moral and exciting ... if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.-- Edna Ferber

 
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  For I am fearfully and wonderfully....
For I am fearfully and wonderfully made.-- Bible

 
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  One hand washes the other.-- Seneca/"....
One hand washes the other.-- Seneca/"

 
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  The better part of valor is....
The better part of valor is discretion, in the which better part I have saved my life.-- William Shakespeare

 
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  [Sleep is] the golden chain that....
[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.-- Thomas Dekker

 
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  Upon the subject of education, not....
Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.-- Abraham Lincoln

 
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  All [zoos] actually offer to the....
All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.-- H. L. Mencken

 
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  Justice is truth in action.-- Benjamin....
Justice is truth in action.-- Benjamin Disraeli

 
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  You make 'em, I amuse 'em.....
You make 'em, I amuse 'em. [children]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  WRATH, n. Anger of a superior....
WRATH, n. Anger of a superior quality and degree, appropriate to exalted characters and momentous occasions; as, "the wrath of God," "the day of wrath," etc. Amongst the ancients the wrath of kings was deemed sacred, for it could usually command the agency of some god for its fit manifestation, as could also that of a priest. The Greeks before Troy were so harried by Apollo that they jumped out of the frying-pan of the wrath of Cryses into the fire of the wrath of Achilles, though Agamemnon, the sole offender, was neither fried nor roasted. A similar noted immunity was that of David when he incurred the wrath of Yahveh by numbering his people, seventy thousand of whom paid the penalty with their lives. God is now Love, and a director of the census performs his work without apprehension of disaster.-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  Costly thy habit [dress] as thy....
Costly thy habit [dress] as thy purse can buy; But not expressed in fancy - rich, not gaudy. For the apparel oft proclaims the man.-- William Shakespeare

 
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  A writer must refuse to allow....
A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.-- Jean-Paul Sartre

 
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  An artist does not fake reality--he....
An artist does not fake reality--he *stylizes* it.-- Ayn Rand

 
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  A companion's words of persuasion are....
A companion's words of persuasion are effective.-- Homer

 
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  [Mankind] is governed by minorities, seldom....
[Mankind] is governed by minorities, seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and its beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right, sometimes wrong, but no matter, the crowd follows it.-- Mark Twain

 
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  Only learn to seize good fortune,....
Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here.-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 
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  Whatever that be which thinks, understands,....
Whatever that be which thinks, understands, wills, and acts. it is something celestial and divine.-- Cicero

 
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  Normal is not something to aspire....
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.-- Jodie Foster

 
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  By health I mean the power....
By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with... the earth and the wonders thereof - the sea - the sun.-- Katherine Mansfield

 
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  He that is of the opinion....
He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.-- Benjamin Franklin

 
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  I will not go so far....
I will not go so far as to say that to construct a history of thought without profound study of the mathematical ideas of successive epochs is like omitting Hamlet from the play which is named after him. . . But it is certainly analogous to cutting out the part of Ophelia. This simile is singularly exact. For Ophelia is quite essential to the play, she is very charming-- and a little mad.-- Alfred North Whitehead

 
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  Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness....
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.-- Josh Billings

 
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  When someone tells you something defies....
When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he's going to have a go at it anyway.-- Clyde B. Aster

 
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  Three things in human life are....
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.-- Henry James

 
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  INFERIAE,n. [Latin] Among the Greeks and....
INFERIAE,n. [Latin] Among the Greeks and Romans, sacrifices for propitation of the _Dii Manes_, or souls of the dead heroes; for the pious ancients could not invent enough gods to satisfy their spiritual needs, and had to have a number of makeshift deities, or, as a sailor might say, jury-gods, which they made out of the most unpromising materials. It was while sacrificing a bullock to the spirit of Agamemnon that Laiaides, a priest of Aulis, was favored with an audience of that illustrious warrior's shade, who prophetically recounted to him the birth of Christ and the triumph of Christianity, giving him also a rapid but tolerably complete review of events down to the reign of Saint Louis. The narrative ended abruptly at the point, owing to the inconsiderate crowing of a cock, which compelled the ghosted King of Men to scamper back to Hades. There is a fine mediaeval flavor to this story, and as it has not been traced back further than Pere Brateille, a pious but obscure writer at the

 
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  What people are ashamed of usually....
What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.-- F. Scott Fitzgerald

 
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  I meant to write about death,....
I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.-- Virginia Woolf

 
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  Both the cockroach and the bird....
Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most.-- Joseph Wood Krutch

 
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  The highest endeavor of the mind,....
The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, is to understand things by intuition.-- Baruch Spinoza

 
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  The subtlety of nature is greater....
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.-- Sir Francis Bacon

 
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  CARMELITE, n. A mendicant friar of....
CARMELITE, n. A mendicant friar of the order of Mount Carmel.-- Of his bones, he sprang

 
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  Books are the way the dead....
Books are the way the dead talk to the living.-- Laurie Anderson

 
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  [On recognizing China] But if you....
[On recognizing China] But if you recognize anyone it does not mean you like them. For instance, we all recognize the right honourable gentleman the member for Ebbw Vale.-- Sir Winston Churchill

 
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  Take everything you like seriously, except....
Take everything you like seriously, except yourselves.-- Rudyard Kipling

 
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  Judge thyself with the judgment of....
Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity.-- John Mitchell Mason

 
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  ENVELOPE, n. The coffin of a....
ENVELOPE, n. The coffin of a document; the scabbard of a bill; the husk of a remittance; the bed-gown of a love-letter.-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  There are days when solitude, for....
There are days when solitude, for someone my age, is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall.-- Colette

 
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  Women are not inherently passive or....
Women are not inherently passive or peaceful. We're not inherently anything but human.-- Robin Morgan

 
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  When a woman behaves like a....
When a woman behaves like a man, why doesn't she behave like a nice man?-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  Variety is the soul of pleasure.--....
Variety is the soul of pleasure.-- Aphra Behn

 
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  I have gained this by philosophy:....
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.-- Aristotle

 
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  Gratitude is a sickness suffered by....
Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs."-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  Cleaning anything involves making something else....
Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean.-- Laurence J. Peter

 
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  I know [patriotism] exists, and I....
I know [patriotism] exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.-- George Washington

 
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  A man who works beyond the....
A man who works beyond the surface of things, though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.-- Edmund Burke

 
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  The wine urges me on, the....
The wine urges me on, the bewitching wine, which sets even a wise man to singing and to laughing gently and rouses him up to dance and brings forth words which were better unspoken.-- Homer

 
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  The genius of the United States....
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people.-- Walt Whitman

 
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  Whoever desires to found a state....
Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.-- Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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  When they call the roll in....
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not Guilty."-- Theodore Roosevelt

 
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  There is hopeful symbolism in the....
There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.-- Arthur C. Clarke

 
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  I say that a man must....
I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.-- G. K. Chesterton

 
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  Independence is the recognition of the....
Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it.-- Ayn Rand

 
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  Art is the indespensible medium for....
Art is the indespensible medium for the communication of a moral idea.-- Ayn Rand

 
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  For my own part, having had....
For my own part, having had much trouble in growing old, I am in no hurry to grow young again.-- Nathaniel Hawthorne

 
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  To worry is a sin. Only....
To worry is a sin. Only one sort of worry is permissible; to worry because one worries.-- Hasidic Saying

 
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  [Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective....
[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.-- Mark Twain

 
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  When a man assumes a public....
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property-- Thomas Jefferson

 
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  The softest things in the world....
The softest things in the world to overcome the hardest things in the world.-- Lao-Tzu

 
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  [He] looks at foreign affairs through....
[He] looks at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe.-- Sir Winston Churchill

 
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  I have found that among its....
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.-- Maya Angelou

 
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  Be you in what line of....
Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself.-- William Cobbett

 
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  Our ability to delude ourselves may....
Our ability to delude ourselves may be an important survival tool.-- Jane Wagner

 
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  When all think alike, no one....
When all think alike, no one thinks very much.-- Albert Einstein

 
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  One is left with the horrible....
One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.-- Agatha Christie

 
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  Blessed are the weak who think....
Blessed are the weak who think that they are good because they have no claws.-- Baruch Spinoza

 
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  Your parents weren't always like this,....
Your parents weren't always like this, they only became this way after you came along.-- Bill Gates

 
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  Before you act consider; when you....
Before you act consider; when you have considered, tis fully time to act.-- Sallust

 
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  Character is like a tree and....
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.-- Abraham Lincoln

 
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  Would that the Roman people had....
Would that the Roman people had a single neck [to cut off their head].-- Caligula (Gaius Caesar)

 
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  Better keep yourself clean and bright;....
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.-- George Bernard Shaw

 
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  Brass bands are all very well....
Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.-- Sir Thomas Beecham

 
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  At the height of laughter, the....
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities.-- Jean Houston

 
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  It is necessary to try to....
It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.-- Queen Christina

 
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  Thy words, I grant are bigger,....
Thy words, I grant are bigger, for I wear not, my dagger in my mouth.-- William Shakespeare

 
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  We are drawn to our television....
We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.-- Vincent Canby

 
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  Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish....
Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.-- Eugene Ionesco

 
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  Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt....
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.-- Peter Ustinov

 
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  That cannot be safe which is....
That cannot be safe which is not honourable.-- Cornelius Tacitus

 
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  No matter how much the cats....
No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.-- Abraham Lincoln

 
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  Sexually,we are all competing for the....
Sexually,we are all competing for the same seat on the bus and the thing that holds it together is the tightly held conceit that we are all sexual gods. How can I believe in my own uniqueness when there's a cat out there exactly the same as me?-- Jeff Melvoin

 
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  Deus ex machina [A god from....
Deus ex machina [A god from the machine]-- Menander

 
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  Forgiveness is one of the many....
Forgiveness is one of the many horrible side effects of loving someone.-- Randy K. Milholland

 
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  Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it....
Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.-- Sir Robert Hutchinson

 
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  ABNORMAL, adj. Not conforming to standard.....
ABNORMAL, adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct, to be independent is to be abnormal, to be abnormal is to be detested. Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself. Whoso attaineth thereto shall have peace, the prospect of death and the hope of Hell.-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  My own suspicion is that the....
My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we *can* suppose.-- J. B. S. Haldane

 
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  Teach children to be polite and....
Teach children to be polite and courteous in the home, and, when he grows up, he will never be able to edge his car onto a freeway.-- Unknown

 
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  People who have given us their....
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.-- Friedrich Nietzsche

 
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  The best [man] is like water.--....
The best [man] is like water.--

 
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  [S]he refused to be bored chiefly....
[S]he refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn't boring.-- Zelda Fitzgerald

 
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  Only actions give life strength; only....
Only actions give life strength; only moderation gives it a charm.-- Jean Paul Richter

 
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  I think that little by little....
I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive.-- Frida Kahlo

 
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  Never invest you money in anything....
Never invest you money in anything that eats or needs repairing.-- Billy Rose

 
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  FROG, n. A reptile with edible....
FROG, n. A reptile with edible legs. The first mention of frogs in profane literature is in Homer's narrative of the war between them and the mice. Skeptical persons have doubted Homer's authorship of the work, but the learned, ingenious and industrious Dr. Schliemann has set the question forever at rest by uncovering the bones of the slain frogs. One of the forms of moral suasion by which Pharaoh was besought to favor the Israelities was a plague of frogs, but Pharaoh, who liked them _fricasees_, remarked, with truly oriental stoicism, that he could stand it as long as the frogs and the Jews could; so the programme was changed. The frog is a diligent songster, having a good voice but no ear. The libretto of his favorite opera, as written by Aristophanes, is brief, simple and effective -- "brekekex-koax"; the music is apparently by that eminent composer, Richard Wagner. Horses have a frog in each hoof -- a thoughtful provision of nature, enabling them to shine in a hurdle race.-- Ambr

 
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  He will laugh thee to scorn.--....
He will laugh thee to scorn.-- Bible

 
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  Ours is a world of nuclear....
Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.-- Omar Bradley

 
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  Whether you believe you can do....
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.-- Henry Ford

 
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  He [Somoza] may be a son....
He [Somoza] may be a son of a bitch, but he's our son of a bitch.-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 
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  That's one small step for [a]....
That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.-- Neil Armstrong

 
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  Strain every nerve to gain your....
Strain every nerve to gain your point.-- Cicero

 
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  Eat before shopping. If you go....
Eat before shopping. If you go to the store hungry, you are likely to make unnecessary purchases.-- American Heart Association Cookbook

 
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  Undeserved praise causes more pangs of....
Undeserved praise causes more pangs of conscience later than undeserved blame, but probably only for this reason, that our power of judgment are more completely exposed by being over praised than by being unjustly underestimated.-- Friedrich Nietzsche

 
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  A family is a place where....
A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden.-- Buddha

 
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  In spite of illness, in spite....
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.-- Edith Wharton

 
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  Let not the sands of time....
Let not the sands of time get in your lunch.-- National Lampoon

 
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  Please choose the way of peace.....
Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.-- Mother Teresa

 
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  Providence protects children and idiots. I....
Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it.-- Mark Twain

 
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  This is the most unprofessional production....
This is the most unprofessional production I've ever worked on! Nobody knows where they're going, or what they're doing, except, of course, for *ME*-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  Beware lest in your anxiety to....
Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.-- Demosthenes

 
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  As to diseases make a habit....
As to diseases make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm.-- Hippocrates

 
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  Workers of the world unite, you....
Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains.-- Karl Marx

 
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  The function of science fiction is....
The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.-- Frank Herbert

 
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  Of those who say nothing, few....
Of those who say nothing, few are silent.-- Thomas Neill

 
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  There's no present. There's only the....
There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.-- George Carlin

 
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  There is no such thing as....
There is no such thing as luck. It's a fancy name for being always at our duty, and so sure to be ready when good time comes.-- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

 
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  A stumble may prevent a fall.--....
A stumble may prevent a fall.-- English Proverb

 
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  An affirmation is a strong, positive....
An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so.-- Shakti Gawain

 
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  What is not fully understood is....
What is not fully understood is not possessed.-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 
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  There is hardly anybody good for....
There is hardly anybody good for everything, and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.-- Lord Chesterfield

 
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  The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because....
The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.-- Thomas Babington Macaulay

 
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  [Poetry] is the lava of the....
[Poetry] is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.-- Lord Byron

 
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  I knew someone had to take....
I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move.-- Rosa Parks

 
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  If dracula can't see his reflection....
If dracula can't see his reflection in the mirror, how come his hair is always so neatly combed?-- Steven Wright

 
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  But peace does not rest in....
But peace does not rest in the charters and covenants alone. It lies in the hearts and minds of all people. So let us not rest all our hopes on parchment and on paper, let us strive to build peace, a desire for peace, a willingness to work for peace in the hearts and minds of all of our people. I believe that we can. I believe the problems of human destiny are not beyond the reach of human beings.-- John F. Kennedy

 
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  Faith: not *wanting* to know what....
Faith: not *wanting* to know what is true.-- Friedrich Nietzsche

 
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  "D'ya think the rain'll hurt the....
"D'ya think the rain'll hurt the rhubarb?"--

 
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  God doesn't require us to succeed;....
God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.-- Mother Teresa

 
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  Art is a lie that makes....
Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.-- Pablo Picasso

 
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  Who would ever think that so....
Who would ever think that so much went on in the soul of a young girl?-- Anne Frank

 
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  Home life as we understand it....
Home life as we understand it is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.-- George Bernard Shaw

 
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  There but for the grace of....
There but for the grace of God go [I].-- John Bradford

 
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  The good die young - because....
The good die young - because they see it's no use living if you've got to be good.-- John Barrymore

 
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  I don't have a warm personal....
I don't have a warm personal enemy left. They've all died off. I miss them terribly because they helped define me.-- Clare Booth Luce

 
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  This life is worth living, we....
This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it.-- William James

 
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  We do not destroy religion by....
We do not destroy religion by destroying superstition.-- Cicero

 
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  No man but a blockhead ever....
No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.-- Samuel Johnson

 
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  Mix a little foolishness with your....
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment.-- Horace

 
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  Success is never final.-- Sir Winston....
Success is never final.-- Sir Winston Churchill

 
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  Until you've lost your reputation, you....
Until you've lost your reputation, you never realize what a burden it was.-- Margaret Mitchell

 
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  To give a satisfactory decision as....
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.-- Aristotle

 
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  It is undesirable to believe a....
It is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatsoever for supposing it is true.-- Bertrand Russell

 
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  'So you think *I'm* the murderer?....
'So you think *I'm* the murderer? What do I have to do to convince you that I'm not, be the next victim?'-- Peter Stone

 
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  It is not the strongest of....
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.-- Charles Darwin

 
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  Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem--....
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem-- William Occam

 
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  I believe that [everyone] is the....
I believe that [everyone] is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.-- Oprah Winfrey

 
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  Opinion is ultimately determined by the....
Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.-- Herbert Spencer

 
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  I am not sincere, not even....
I am not sincere, not even when I say I am not.-- Jules Renard

 
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  When we would prepare the mind....
When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.-- Benjamin Disraeli

 
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  It will be hard to discover....
It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul... For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_.-- Plato

 
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  One is tempted to define man....
One is tempted to define man as a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.-- Oscar Wilde

 
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  The powers that be are ordained....
The powers that be are ordained of God,-- Bible

 
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  PHONOGRAPH, n. An irritating toy that....
PHONOGRAPH, n. An irritating toy that restores life to dead noises.-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  Don't ever confuse the two, your....
Don't ever confuse the two, your life and your work. That's what I have to say. The second is only a part of the first.-- Anna Quindlen

 
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  CUI BONO? [Latin] What good would....
CUI BONO? [Latin] What good would that do _me_?-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  Live truth instead of professing it.--....
Live truth instead of professing it.-- Elbert Hubbard

 
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  O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!--....
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!--

 
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  CUI BONO? [Latin] What good would....
CUI BONO? [Latin] What good would that do _me_?-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  Immortality is the condition of a....
Immortality is the condition of a dead man who doesn't believe he is dead.-- H. L. Mencken

 
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  I know that poetry is indispensable,....
I know that poetry is indispensable, but to what I could not say.-- Jean Cocteau

 
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  He who will not economize will....
He who will not economize will have to agonize.-- Confucius

 
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  That’s sort of a cliché about....
That's sort of a cliché about parents. We all believe that our children are the most beautiful children in the world. But the thing is, what no one really talks about is the fact that we all really believe it.-- Heather Armstrong

 
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  At the bottom no one in....
At the bottom no one in life can help anyone else in life; this one experiences over and over in every conflict and every perplexity: that one is alone. That isn't as bad as it may first appear; and again it is the best thing in life that each should have everything in himself; his fate, his future, his whole expanse and world.-- Rainer Maria Rilke

 
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  There are 10^11 stars in the....
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.-- Richard Feynman

 
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  What you get by achieving your....
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.-- Zig Ziglar

 
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  Surely your gladness need not be....
Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this - when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters - when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day - and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past!-- Lewis Carroll

 
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  Our government is the potent, the....
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.-- Louis D. Brandeis

 
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  There is no calamity greater than....
There is no calamity greater than lavish desires.--

 
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  Every man is guilty of all....
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do.-- Voltaire

 
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  Talent finds its models, methods, and....
Talent finds its models, methods, and ends in society, exists for exhibition, and goes to the soul only for power to work. Genius is its own end, and draws its means and the style of its architecture from within.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
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  You tried your best and you....
You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.-- Matt Groening

 
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  I have the distinction of speaking....
I have the distinction of speaking to you from one of the few countries that still has a communist party.-- Dennis Miller

 
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  I shall be breakfasted before you....
I shall be breakfasted before you are afield. In short, I shall astonish you all.-- Thomas Hardy

 
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  Don't let the bastards grind you....
Don't let the bastards grind you down.-- General Joseph W. Stilwell

 
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  Are you to pay for all....
Are you to pay for all you have with all you are?-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  ACADEMY, n. [from ACADEME] A modern....
ACADEMY, n. [from ACADEME] A modern school where football is taught.-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  A wise man's question contains half....
A wise man's question contains half the answer.-- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

 
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  During [these] periods of relaxation after....
During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight.-- Fritjof Capra

 
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  LANGUAGE, n. The music with which....
LANGUAGE, n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another's treasure.-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  The less their ability, the more....
The less their ability, the more their conceit.-- Ahad HaAm

 
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  The only really good place to....
The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes.-- Dave Barry

 
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  Well, if crime fighters fight crime....
Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us, do they?-- George Carlin

 
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  No matter how advanced your camera....
No matter how advanced your camera you still need to be responsible for getting it to the right place at the right time and pointing it in the right direction to get the photo you want.-- Ken Rockwell

 
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  Remember that as a teenager you....
Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.-- Fran Lebowitz

 
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  When critics disagree the artist is....
When critics disagree the artist is in accord with himself.-- Oscar Wilde

 
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  Bad men live that they may....
Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.-- Socrates

 
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  Revenge is a kind of wild....
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out.-- Sir Francis Bacon

 
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  The men who really believe in....
The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.-- G. K. Chesterton

 
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  Those that think it permissible to....
Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow color blind.-- Austin O'Malley

 
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  I have never found in a....
I have never found in a long experience of politics that criticism is ever inhibited by ignorance.-- Harold Macmillan

 
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  We find no real satisfaction or....
We find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.-- Maxwell Maltz

 
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  Drink to me.-- Pablo Picasso ....
Drink to me.-- Pablo Picasso

 
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  A man should not leave this....
A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off?-- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

 
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  ADHERENT, n. A follower who has....
ADHERENT, n. A follower who has not yet obtained all that he expects to get.-- Ambrose Bierce

 
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  In the United States there is....
In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes America what it is.-- Gertrude Stein

 
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  We thought, because we had power,....
We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.-- Stephen Vincent Benet

 
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  They are so damn 'intellectual' and....
They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris.-- Frida Kahlo

 
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  Blessed are the forgetful, for they....
Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the best even of their blunders.-- Friedrich Nietzsche

 
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  Authenticity matters little, though--our willingness to....
Authenticity matters little, though--our willingness to accept legends depends far more upon their expression of concepts we want to believe than upon their plausibility.-- David P. Mikkelson

 
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  [He] looks at foreign affairs through....
[He] looks at foreign affairs through the wrong end of a municipal drainpipe.-- Sir Winston Churchill

 
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  Nothing in the world can take....
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.-- Calvin Coolidge

 
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  [Long hair] is considered bohemian, which....
[Long hair] is considered bohemian, which may be why I grew it, but I keep it long because I love the way it feels, part cloak, part fan, part mane, part security blanket.-- Marge Piercy

 
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  If you trust Google more than....
If you trust Google more than your doctor then maybe it's time to switch doctors.-- Jadelr and Cristina Cordova

 
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  A wise man is he who....
A wise man is he who does not grieve for the thing which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.-- Epictetus

 
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  This is the most unprofessional production....
This is the most unprofessional production I've ever worked on! Nobody knows where they're going, or what they're doing, except, of course, for *ME*-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  I know that there are people....
I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!-- Tom Lehrer

 
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  There is no meaning to life....
There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by unfolding of his powers.-- Erich Fromm

 
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  Condense some daily experience into a....
Condense some daily experience into a glowing symbol, and an audience is electrified.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
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  Write what you like; there is....
Write what you like; there is no other rule.-- O. Henry

 
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  Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a....
Wide-sounding Zeus takes away half a man's worth on the day when slavery comes upon him.-- Homer

 
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  When you have got an elephant....
When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.-- Abraham Lincoln

 
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  Sing Ho! For the life of....
Sing Ho! For the life of a Bear!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  Every quotation contributes something to the....
Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.-- Samuel Johnson

 
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  Sorry for the disaster. And thanks....
Sorry for the disaster. And thanks for your patience!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  Style is knowing who you are,....
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.-- Gore Vidal

 
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  Be not simply good - be....
Be not simply good - be good for something.-- Henry David Thoreau

 
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  I live now on borrowed time,....
I live now on borrowed time, waiting in the anteroom for the summons that will inevitably come. And then - I go on to the next thing, whatever it is. One doesn't luckily have to bother about that.-- Agatha Christie

 
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  Eagles may soar, but weasels don't....
Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.-- John Benfield

 
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  I can't listen to that much....
I can't listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.-- Woody Allen

 
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  Last year I went fishing with....
Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish.-- Steven Wright

 
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  All is in the hands of....
All is in the hands of man. Therefore wash them often.-- Stanislaw J. Lec

 
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  Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a....
Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.-- George Bernard Shaw

 
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  Fig Newton: The force required to....
Fig Newton: The force required to accelerate a fig 39.37 inches per sec.-- J. Hart

 
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  I was gratified to be able....
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know.-- Mark Twain

 
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  The highest reward for man's toil....
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.-- John Ruskin

 
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  I don't drink; I don't like....
I don't drink; I don't like it - it makes me feel good.-- Oscar Levant

 
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  ...tests are a gift. And great....
...tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.-- Lois McMaster Bujold

 
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  Do not employ handsome servants.-- Chinese....
Do not employ handsome servants.-- Chinese Proverb

 
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  I show up. I listen. I....
I show up. I listen. I try to laugh.-- Anna Quindlen

 
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  There but for the grace of....
There but for the grace of God go [I].-- John Bradford

 
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  A tough lesson in life that....
A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.-- Dan Rather

 
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  Cats are intended to teach us....
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.-- Unknown

 
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  Management is nothing more than motivating....
Management is nothing more than motivating other people.-- Lee Iacocca

 
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  Neither a borrower nor a lender....
Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend; And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry [economy].-- William Shakespeare

 
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  That's one small step for [a]....
That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.-- Neil Armstrong

 
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  Before you begin a thing, remind....
Before you begin a thing, remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. If you could see them clearly, naturally you could do a great deal to get rid of them but you can't. You can only see one thing clearly and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.-- Kathleen Norris

 
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  What the world needs is more....
What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.-- Oscar Levant

 
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  [Poetry] is the lava of the....
[Poetry] is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.-- Lord Byron

 
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  Everything is a dangerous drug except....
Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable.-- Cyril Connolly

 
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  The law, in its majestic equality,....
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread.-- Anatole France

 
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  I bet you if I had....
I bet you if I had met him [Trotsky] and had a chat with him, I would have found him a very interesting and human fellow, for I never yet met a man that I didn't like.-- Will Rogers

 
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  Black holes are where God divided....
Black holes are where God divided by zero.-- Steven Wright

 
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  Believe nothing against another but on....
Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.-- William Penn

 
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  Friendship is certainly the finest balm....
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.-- Jane Austen

 
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  If more than ten percent of....
If more than ten percent of the population likes a painting it should be burned, for it must be bad.-- George Bernard Shaw

 
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  With you I should love to....
With you I should love to live, with you be ready to die.-- Horace

 
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  You are not angry with people....
You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance.-- W. Somerset Maugham

 
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  Badness is only spoiled goodness.-- C.....
Badness is only spoiled goodness.-- C. S. Lewis

 
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  Every human being is born with....
Every human being is born with a tragedy , and it isn't orginal sin. He is born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it.-- Helen Hayes

 
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  The problem with the designated driver....
The problem with the designated driver program, it's not a desirable job, but if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house.-- Jeff Foxworthy

 
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  The peril of every fine faculty....
The peril of every fine faculty is the delight of playing with it for pride. Talent is commonly developed at the expense of character, and the greater it grows, the more is the mischief. Talent is mistaken for genius, a dogma or system for truth, ambition for greatest, ingenuity for poetry, sensuality for art.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
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  Just as treasures are uncovered from....
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.-- Buddha

 
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  There's no system foolproof enough to....
There's no system foolproof enough to defeat a sufficiently great fool.-- Edward Teller

 
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  [M]aybe the most any of us....
[M]aybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn't perfection but progress.-- Michelle Burford

 
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  Poverty is the parent of revolution....
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.-- Aristotle

 
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  A woman who cannot make her....
A woman who cannot make her mistakes charming, is only a female.-- Oscar Wilde

 
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  If a man remembers what is....
If a man remembers what is right at the sign of profit, is ready to lay down his life in the face of danger, and does not forget sentiments he has repeated all his life when he has been in straitened circumstances for a long time, he may be said to be a complete man.-- Confucius

 
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  It is an infantile superstition of....
It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge-- Voltaire

 
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  All my experience of the world....
All my experience of the world teaches me that in ninety-nine cases out of a hundred, the safe and just side of a question is the generous and merciful side.-- Anna Jameson

 
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  I know [patriotism] exists, and I....
I know [patriotism] exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward.-- George Washington

 
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  I know God will not give....
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.-- Mother Teresa

 
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  A camel never sees its own....
A camel never sees its own hump. -- African Proverb

 
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  I'd rather smoke one cigar than....
I'd rather smoke one cigar than hear two sermons.-- Robert Ingersoll

 
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  I am an old man, but....
I am an old man, but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life.-- Pablo Casals

 
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