Famous Quotes from Inspirational People
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  The religious challenge of this age....
The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness. Such a new and righteous vision of morality will attract all that is good in the mind of man and challenge that which is best in the human soul. Truth, beauty, and goodness are divine realities, and as man ascends the scale of spiritual living, these supreme qualities of the Eternal become increasingly co-ordinated and unified in God, who is love. [43:3] Today's "Thought to Ponder" from The Urantia Book: The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beaut y, and divine goo

 
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  [The body is] a marvelous machine...a....
[The body is] a marvelous machine...a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels!-- Theodor Herzl

 
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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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  At any rate, I am convinced....
At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.-- Albert Einstein

 
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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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  [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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  [Abstract art is] a product of....
[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.-- Al Capp

 
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  The right to vote is a....
The right to vote is a *consequence*, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny.-- Ayn Rand

 
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  Vietnam is a jungle. You had....
Vietnam is a jungle. You had jungle warfare. Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, you have sand. [There is no need to worry about a protracted war because] from a historical basis, Middle East conflicts do not last a long time.-- Dan Quayle

 
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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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  Another possible source of guidance for....
Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's 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

 
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  There are two things in particular....
There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(...); the other was the fact that the century would end.-- Douglas Adams

 
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  To be able to practice five....
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.-- Confucius

 
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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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  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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  It is [the] belief in absolutes,....
It is [the] belief in absolutes, I would hazard, that is the great enemy today of the life of the mind. This may seem a rash proposition. The fashion of the time is to denounce relativism as the root of all evil. But history suggests that the damage done to humanity by the relativist is far less than the damage done by the absolutist - by the fellow who, as Mr. Dooley once put it, "does what he thinks th' Lord wud do if He only knew th' facts in th' case."-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  I believe that banking institutions are....
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.-- Thomas Jefferson

 
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  [End of diatribe. We now return....
[End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  Fasting and natural diet, though essentially....
Fasting and natural diet, though essentially unknown [in today's U.S.] as a therapy, should be the first treatment when someone discovers that she or he has a medical problem. It should not be applied only to the most advanced cases, as is present practice. Whether the patient has a cardiac condition, hypertension, autoimmune disease, fibroids, or asthma, he or she must be informed that fasting and natural, plant-based diets are a viable alternative to conventional therapy, and an effective one. The time may come when not offering this substantially more effective nutritional approach will be considered malpractice.-- Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

 
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  I have made this [letter] longer,....
I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.-- Blaise Pascal

 
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  The religious challenge of this age....
The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness. Such a new and righteous vision of morality will attract all that is good in the mind of man and challenge that which is best in the human soul. Truth, beauty, and goodness are divine realities, and as man ascends the scale of spiritual living, these supreme qualities of the Eternal become increasingly co-ordinated and unified in God, who is love. [43:3] Today's "Thought to Ponder" from The Urantia Book: The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beaut y, and divine goo

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

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

 
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  [It's] time for the human race....
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.-- Dan Quayle

 
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  [The superior man] acts before he....
[The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.-- Confucius

 
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  I don't do this for my....
I don't do this for my health, you understand. I do it for the pain. I *LOVE* the pain!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  I don't do this for my....
I don't do this for my health, you understand. I do it for the pain. I *LOVE* the pain!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  I have made this [letter] longer,....
I have made this [letter] longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.-- Blaise Pascal

 
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  [T]here's no bad day that can't....
[T]here's no bad day that can't be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet; this is just truth, plain and simple.-- Chuck Sigars

 
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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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  [Water is] the only drink for....
[Water is] the only drink for a wise man.-- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

 
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  [Television is] the triumph of machine....
[Television is] the triumph of machine over people.-- Fred Allen

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

 
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  If the belief [in Christianity] did....
If the belief [in Christianity] did not make us happy, it would not be believed: how little it must then be worth!-- Friedrich Nietzsche

 
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  I don't do this for my....
I don't do this for my health, you understand. I do it for the pain. I *LOVE* the pain!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  We spend most of our time....
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things…[but] there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper.-- James Carroll

 
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  [Water is] the only drink for....
[Water is] the only drink for a wise man.-- Henry David Thoreau

 
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  The men who had hated [the....
The men who had hated [the book], and had not particularly loved Helvétius, flocked round him now. Voltaire forgave him all injuries, intentional or unintentional. 'What a fuss about an omelette!' he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,' was his attitude now. --

 
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  The biggest thing [Frida] brought into....
The biggest thing [Frida] brought into my life was this peacefulness. I still get passionate about things, but my passion is not so scattered and it's not needy. It's a lot more powerful because it comes with this groundedness and peacefulness. That it's about the process, not about the results.-- Salma Hayek

 
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  It is [the] belief in absolutes,....
It is [the] belief in absolutes, I would hazard, that is the great enemy today of the life of the mind. This may seem a rash proposition. The fashion of the time is to denounce relativism as the root of all evil. But history suggests that the damage done to humanity by the relativist is far less than the damage done by the absolutist - by the fellow who, as Mr. Dooley once put it, "does what he thinks th' Lord wud do if He only knew th' facts in th' case."-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  The religious challenge of this age....
The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness. Such a new and righteous vision of morality will attract all that is good in the mind of man and challenge that which is best in the human soul. Truth, beauty, and goodness are divine realities, and as man ascends the scale of spiritual living, these supreme qualities of the Eternal become increasingly co-ordinated and unified in God, who is love. [43:3] Today's "Thought to Ponder" from The Urantia Book: The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beaut y, and divine goo

 
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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 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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  It is [the] belief in absolutes,....
It is [the] belief in absolutes, I would hazard, that is the great enemy today of the life of the mind. This may seem a rash proposition. The fashion of the time is to denounce relativism as the root of all evil. But history suggests that the damage done to humanity by the relativist is far less than the damage done by the absolutist - by the fellow who, as Mr. Dooley once put it, "does what he thinks th' Lord wud do if He only knew th' facts in th' case."-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  For me [video blogging] is like....
For me [video blogging] is like a scrapbook. You have all these video tapes sitting around and have no way to watch them. It's like an archive. It's so much easier than going through the video tapes.-- Mike B. Slone

 
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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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  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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  For me [video blogging] is like....
For me [video blogging] is like a scrapbook. You have all these video tapes sitting around and have no way to watch them. It's like an archive. It's so much easier than going through the video tapes.-- Mike B. Slone

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

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

 
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  Glamour, that trans-human aura or power....
Glamour, that trans-human aura or power to attract imitation, is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured, and some vessels are simply worthier than others... A beautiful woman can turn heads but real glamour has a deeper pull... Glamour [is] the power to rearrange people's emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one's environment.-- Arthur Miller

 
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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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  So they [the Government] go on....
So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox, decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift, solid for fluidity, all-powerful to be impotent.-- Sir Winston Churchill

 
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  If men want to oppose war,....
If men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose.-- Ayn Rand

 
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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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  [Abstract art is] a product of....
[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.-- Al Capp

 
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  [The superior man] acts before he....
[The superior man] acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.-- Confucius

 
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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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  [It's] time for the human race....
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.-- Dan Quayle

 
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  Geschichte ist die geistige Form, in....
Geschichte ist die geistige Form, in der sich eine Kultur ueber ihre Vergangenheit Rechenschaft gibt. [transl.:] History is the mental-- Johan Huizinga

 
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  Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate....
Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means....[A] machine might be imagined where the assumptions were put in at one end, while the theorems came out at the other, like the legendary Chicago machine where the pigs go in alive and come out transformed into hams and sausages. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.-- Henri Poincare

 
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  [It's] time for the human race....
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.-- Dan Quayle

 
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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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  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 obsc ure writer at the

 
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  The purpose of a liberal arts....
The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  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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  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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  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 obsc ure writer at the

 
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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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  The purpose of a liberal arts....
The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  [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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  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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  The right to vote is a....
The right to vote is a *consequence*, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny.-- Ayn Rand

 
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  [End of diatribe. We now return....
[End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  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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  [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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  The purpose of a liberal arts....
The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!-- 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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  [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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  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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  [Common sense] is the best sense....
[Common sense] is the best sense I know of.-- Lord Chesterfield

 
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  If men want to oppose war,....
If men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose.-- Ayn Rand

 
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  Fasting and natural diet, though essentially....
Fasting and natural diet, though essentially unknown [in today's U.S.] as a therapy, should be the first treatment when someone discovers that she or he has a medical problem. It should not be applied only to the most advanced cases, as is present practice. Whether the patient has a cardiac condition, hypertension, autoimmune disease, fibroids, or asthma, he or she must be informed that fasting and natural, plant-based diets are a viable alternative to conventional therapy, and an effective one. The time may come when not offering this substantially more effective nutritional approach will be considered malpractice.-- Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

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

 
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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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  [Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining....
[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.-- Voltaire

 
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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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  Geschichte ist die geistige Form, in....
Geschichte ist die geistige Form, in der sich eine Kultur ueber ihre Vergangenheit Rechenschaft gibt. [transl.:] History is the mental-- Johan Huizinga

 
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  I don't do this for my....
I don't do this for my health, you understand. I do it for the pain. I *LOVE* the pain!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  [It's] time for the human race....
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.-- Dan Quayle

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

 
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  Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate....
Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means....[A] machine might be imagined where the assumptions were put in at one end, while the theorems came out at the other, like the legendary Chicago machine where the pigs go in alive and come out transformed into hams and sausages. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.-- Henri Poincare

 
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  At any rate, I am convinced....
At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice.-- Albert Einstein

 
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  Geschichte ist die geistige Form, in....
Geschichte ist die geistige Form, in der sich eine Kultur ueber ihre Vergangenheit Rechenschaft gibt. [transl.:] History is the mental-- Johan Huizinga

 
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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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  Glamour, that trans-human aura or power....
Glamour, that trans-human aura or power to attract imitation, is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured, and some vessels are simply worthier than others... A beautiful woman can turn heads but real glamour has a deeper pull... Glamour [is] the power to rearrange people's emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one's environment.-- Arthur Miller

 
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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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  [The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That....
[The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That is, it talked about killing foreigners.-- Terry Pratchett

 
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  You will always find [hatred] strongest....
You will always find [hatred] strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.-- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 
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  [End of diatribe. We now return....
[End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  It is [the] belief in absolutes,....
It is [the] belief in absolutes, I would hazard, that is the great enemy today of the life of the mind. This may seem a rash proposition. The fashion of the time is to denounce relativism as the root of all evil. But history suggests that the damage done to humanity by the relativist is far less than the damage done by the absolutist - by the fellow who, as Mr. Dooley once put it, "does what he thinks th' Lord wud do if He only knew th' facts in th' case."-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  The ultimate good desired is better....
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.

 
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  For me [video blogging] is like....
For me [video blogging] is like a scrapbook. You have all these video tapes sitting around and have no way to watch them. It's like an archive. It's so much easier than going through the video tapes.-- Mike B. Slone

 
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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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  [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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  [End of diatribe. We now return....
[End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  [Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining....
[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.-- Voltaire

 
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  [Memory is] a man's real possession...In....
[Memory is] a man's real possession...In nothing else is he rich, in nothing else is he poor.-- Alexander Smith

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

 
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  If men want to oppose war,....
If men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose.-- Ayn Rand

 
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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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  [Feminism is] a socialist, anti-family, political....
[Feminism is] a socialist, anti-family, political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.-- Pat Robertson

 
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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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  The really potent part of love....
The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being.-- Martha Beck

 
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  To be able to practice five....
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.-- Confucius

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

 
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  There are two things in particular....
There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(...); the other was the fact that the century would end.-- Douglas Adams

 
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  Fasting and natural diet, though essentially....
Fasting and natural diet, though essentially unknown [in today's U.S.] as a therapy, should be the first treatment when someone discovers that she or he has a medical problem. It should not be applied only to the most advanced cases, as is present practice. Whether the patient has a cardiac condition, hypertension, autoimmune disease, fibroids, or asthma, he or she must be informed that fasting and natural, plant-based diets are a viable alternative to conventional therapy, and an effective one. The time may come when not offering this substantially more effective nutritional approach will be considered malpractice.-- Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

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

 
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  For me [video blogging] is like....
For me [video blogging] is like a scrapbook. You have all these video tapes sitting around and have no way to watch them. It's like an archive. It's so much easier than going through the video tapes.-- Mike B. Slone

 
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  He who comes first, eats first.....
He who comes first, eats first. [Familiar as: First come first served.]-- Eike von Repkow

 
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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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  If the belief [in Christianity] did....
If the belief [in Christianity] did not make us happy, it would not be believed: how little it must then be worth!-- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

 
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  Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate....
Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means....[A] machine might be imagined where the assumptions were put in at one end, while the theorems came out at the other, like the legendary Chicago machine where the pigs go in alive and come out transformed into hams and sausages. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.-- Henri Poincare

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

 
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  It is [the] belief in absolutes,....
It is [the] belief in absolutes, I would hazard, that is the great enemy today of the life of the mind. This may seem a rash proposition. The fashion of the time is to denounce relativism as the root of all evil. But history suggests that the damage done to humanity by the relativist is far less than the damage done by the absolutist - by the fellow who, as Mr. Dooley once put it, "does what he thinks th' Lord wud do if He only knew th' facts in th' case."-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  [What is the definition of guts?]....
[What is the definition of guts?] Grace under pressure.-- Ernest Hemingway

 
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  The purpose of a liberal arts....
The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  Another possible source of guidance for....
Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's 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

 
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  Make money, money, honestly if you....
Make money, money, honestly if you can;-- Quintus Horatius Flaccus [Horace] 65BC - 8BC

 
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  [The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That....
[The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That is, it talked about killing foreigners.-- Terry Pratchett

 
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  Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate....
Thus, be it understood, to demonstrate a theorem, it is neither necessary nor even advantageous to know what it means....[A] machine might be imagined where the assumptions were put in at one end, while the theorems came out at the other, like the legendary Chicago machine where the pigs go in alive and come out transformed into hams and sausages. No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.-- Henri Poincare

 
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  [T]here's no bad day that can't....
[T]here's no bad day that can't be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet; this is just truth, plain and simple.-- Chuck Sigars

 
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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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  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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  [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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  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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  [Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining....
[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.-- Voltaire

 
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  [The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That....
[The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That is, it talked about killing foreigners.-- Terry Pratchett

 
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  [The body is] a marvelous machine...a....
[The body is] a marvelous machine...a chemical laboratory, a power-house. Every movement, voluntary or involuntary, full of secrets and marvels!-- Theodor Herzl

 
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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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  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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  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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  [What is the definition of guts?]....
[What is the definition of guts?] Grace under pressure.-- Ernest Hemingway

 
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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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  The purpose of a liberal arts....
The purpose of a liberal arts education is to learn that a person can like both cats *and* dogs!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  [What is the definition of guts?]....
[What is the definition of guts?] Grace under pressure.-- Ernest Hemingway

 
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  We have a firm commitment to....
We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe.-- Dan Quayle

 
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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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  If men want to oppose war,....
If men want to oppose war, it is *statism* that they must oppose.-- Ayn Rand

 
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  They are a bunch of bastards....
They are a bunch of bastards - and I'm saying this on my own now, not just because my father told it to me. -- [Comment about businessmen in general, made a few days after the newspaperas printed his statement of 10 April 1962 that his father always told him that businessmen were "sons of bitches."]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  [Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining....
[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.-- Voltaire

 
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  [The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That....
[The pamphlet] was very patriotic. That is, it talked about killing foreigners.-- Terry Pratchett

 
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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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  Separate together in a bunch. [And....
Separate together in a bunch. [And don't] stand around so much in little bundles!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  Fasting and natural diet, though essentially....
Fasting and natural diet, though essentially unknown [in today's U.S.] as a therapy, should be the first treatment when someone discovers that she or he has a medical problem. It should not be applied only to the most advanced cases, as is present practice. Whether the patient has a cardiac condition, hypertension, autoimmune disease, fibroids, or asthma, he or she must be informed that fasting and natural, plant-based diets are a viable alternative to conventional therapy, and an effective one. The time may come when not offering this substantially more effective nutritional approach will be considered malpractice.-- Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

 
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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 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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  [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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  They are a bunch of bastards....
They are a bunch of bastards - and I'm saying this on my own now, not just because my father told it to me. -- [Comment about businessmen in general, made a few days after the newspaperas printed his statement of 10 April 1962 that his father always told him that businessmen were "sons of bitches."]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  [Abstract art is] a product of....
[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.-- Al Capp

 
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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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  We have a firm commitment to....
We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe.-- Dan Quayle

 
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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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  The right to vote is a....
The right to vote is a *consequence*, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny.-- Ayn Rand

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

 
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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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  The biggest thing [Frida] brought into....
The biggest thing [Frida] brought into my life was this peacefulness. I still get passionate about things, but my passion is not so scattered and it's not needy. It's a lot more powerful because it comes with this groundedness and peacefulness. That it's about the process, not about the results.-- Salma Hayek

 
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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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  '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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  The religious challenge of this age....
The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness. Such a new and righteous vision of morality will attract all that is good in the mind of man and challenge that which is best in the human soul. Truth, beauty, and goodness are divine realities, and as man ascends the scale of spiritual living, these supreme qualities of the Eternal become increasingly co-ordinated and unified in God, who is love. [43:3] Today's "Thought to Ponder" from The Urantia Book: The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beaut y, and divine goo

 
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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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  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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  [It's] time for the human race....
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.-- Dan Quayle

 
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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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  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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  [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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  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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  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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  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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  [End of diatribe. We now return....
[End of diatribe. We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming...]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  They are a bunch of bastards....
They are a bunch of bastards - and I'm saying this on my own now, not just because my father told it to me. -- [Comment about businessmen in general, made a few days after the newspaperas printed his statement of 10 April 1962 that his father always told him that businessmen were "sons of bitches."]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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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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  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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  The really potent part of love....
The really potent part of love is that it allows you to carry around beliefs about yourself that make you feel special, desirable, precious, innately good. Your lover couldn't have seen [these qualities] in you, even temporarily, if they weren't part of your essential being.-- Martha Beck

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

 
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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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  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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  To be able to practice five....
To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue...[They are] gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.-- Confucius

 
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  He who comes first, eats first.....
He who comes first, eats first. [Familiar as: First come first served.]-- Eike von Repkow

 
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  There are two things in particular....
There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(...); the other was the fact that the century would end.-- Douglas Adams

 
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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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  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 comes first, eats first.....
He who comes first, eats first. [Familiar as: First come first served.]-- Eike von Repkow

 
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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 don't do this for my....
I don't do this for my health, you understand. I do it for the pain. I *LOVE* the pain!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  You will always find [hatred] strongest....
You will always find [hatred] strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.-- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 
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  [It's] time for the human race....
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.-- Dan Quayle

 
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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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  [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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  [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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  The right to vote is a....
The right to vote is a *consequence*, not a primary cause, of a free social system -- and its value depends on the constitutional structure implementing and strictly delimiting the voters' power; unlimited majority rule is an instance of the principle of tyranny.-- Ayn Rand

 
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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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  I've gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's....
I've gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller's parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her.-- New York City detective

 
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  [When asked what was the proper....
[When asked what was the proper time for supper] If you are a rich man, whenever you please; and if you are a poor man, whenever you can.-- Diogenes the Cynic

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

 
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  Separate together in a bunch. [And....
Separate together in a bunch. [And don't] stand around so much in little bundles!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  The men who had hated [the....
The men who had hated [the book], and had not particularly loved Helvétius, flocked round him now. Voltaire forgave him all injuries, intentional or unintentional. 'What a fuss about an omelette!' he had exclaimed when he heard of the burning. How abominably unjust to persecute a man for such an airy trifle as that! 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,' was his attitude now. --

 
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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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  [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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  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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  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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  The biggest thing [Frida] brought into....
The biggest thing [Frida] brought into my life was this peacefulness. I still get passionate about things, but my passion is not so scattered and it's not needy. It's a lot more powerful because it comes with this groundedness and peacefulness. That it's about the process, not about the results.-- Salma Hayek

 
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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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  [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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  They are a bunch of bastards....
They are a bunch of bastards - and I'm saying this on my own now, not just because my father told it to me. -- [Comment about businessmen in general, made a few days after the newspaperas printed his statement of 10 April 1962 that his father always told him that businessmen were "sons of bitches."]-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  We have a firm commitment to....
We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe.-- Dan Quayle

 
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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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  [The television is] an invention that....
[The television is] an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.-- David Frost

 
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  The religious challenge of this age....
The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beauty, and divine goodness. Such a new and righteous vision of morality will attract all that is good in the mind of man and challenge that which is best in the human soul. Truth, beauty, and goodness are divine realities, and as man ascends the scale of spiritual living, these supreme qualities of the Eternal become increasingly co-ordinated and unified in God, who is love. [43:3] Today's "Thought to Ponder" from The Urantia Book: The religious challenge of this age is to those farseeing and forward-looking men and women of spiritual insight who will dare to construct a new and appealing philosophy of living out of the enlarged and exquisitely integrated modern concepts of cosmic truth, universe beaut y, and divine goo

 
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  [Television is] the triumph of machine....
[Television is] the triumph of machine over people.-- Fred Allen

 
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  Vietnam is a jungle. You had....
Vietnam is a jungle. You had jungle warfare. Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, you have sand. [There is no need to worry about a protracted war because] from a historical basis, Middle East conflicts do not last a long time.-- Dan Quayle

 
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  You will always find [hatred] strongest....
You will always find [hatred] strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.-- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 
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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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  [Common sense] is the best sense....
[Common sense] is the best sense I know of.-- Lord Chesterfield

 
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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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  [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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  [It's] time for the human race....
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.-- Dan Quayle

 
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  Glamour, that trans-human aura or power....
Glamour, that trans-human aura or power to attract imitation, is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured, and some vessels are simply worthier than others... A beautiful woman can turn heads but real glamour has a deeper pull... Glamour [is] the power to rearrange people's emotions, which, in effect, is the power to control one's environment.-- Arthur Miller

 
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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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  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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  I believe that banking institutions are....
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.-- Thomas Jefferson

 
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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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  [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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  [Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining....
[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst.-- Voltaire

 
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  The ultimate good desired is better....
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.

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

 
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  [It's] time for the human race....
[It's] time for the human race to enter the solar system.-- Dan Quayle

 
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  The ultimate good desired is better....
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.

 
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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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  [Abstract art is] a product of....
[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.-- Al Capp

 
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  Separate together in a bunch. [And....
Separate together in a bunch. [And don't] stand around so much in little bundles!-- Unknown (can you tell me?)

 
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  [T]here's no bad day that can't....
[T]here's no bad day that can't be overcome by listening to a barbershop quartet; this is just truth, plain and simple.-- Chuck Sigars

 
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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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