As Good As It Gets Quotes

Take a moment to remember those you have lost along the way, and, let them know you thought of them this Christmas Eve day

T.R. Threston

If you really want to love humanity, then you have to love humanity as it is now.

Sri Chinmoy

If you really want to love humanity, then you have to love humanity as it is now.

Sri Chinmoy

Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

There is no "worst" in what is new. Everything that has existed is bad, or else no one would have improved upon it by revolution and change.

Isidore Isou

There is no "worst" in what is new. Everything that has existed is bad, or else no one would have improved upon it by revolution and change.

Isidore Isou

My outlook is that life is like a self-service restaurant and you have to help yourself. Sometimes when you see what the other fella has got, you want some of it too.

Max Bygraves

My outlook is that life is like a self-service restaurant and you have to help yourself. Sometimes when you see what the other fella has got, you want some of it too.

Max Bygraves

Memory and forgetfulness are as life and death to one another. To live is to remember and to remember is to live. To die is to forget and to forget is to die.

Samuel Butler

They [my thoughts] are like persons met upon a journey; I think them very agreeable at first but soon find, as a rule, that I am tired of them.

Samuel Butler

Stubbornness equals character roughly as lust equals love.

Nicolas Chamfort

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela

As long as youre going to be thinking anyway, think big.

Donald Trump

People often say that motivation doesnt last. Well, neither does bathing thats why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesnt last. Well, neither does bathing thats why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

I\'ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

Maya Angelou

Often you must keep the dogs of desire nipping at your heels lest you become the slave of procrastination and the errand boy of complacency

R.K. Francis

Never pursue literature as a trade.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Never pursue literature as a trade.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The heart should have fed upon the truth, as insects on a leaf, till it be tinged with the color, and show its food in every ... minutest fiber.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The heart should have fed upon the truth, as insects on a leaf, till it be tinged with the color, and show its food in every ... minutest fiber.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Because one has to be an optimist to begin an ambitious project, it is not surprising that underestimation of completion time is the norm.

Fernando Jos (Corby) Corbat

Because one has to be an optimist to begin an ambitious project, it is not surprising that underestimation of completion time is the norm.

Fernando Jos (Corby) Corbat

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love and to put its trust in life!!

Joseph Conrad

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love and to put its trust in life!!

Joseph Conrad

Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin.

Joseph Conrad

Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin.

Joseph Conrad

When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.

Confucius

When a country is well governed, poverty and a mean condition are things to be ashamed of. When a country is ill governed, riches and honor are things to be ashamed of.

Confucius

Routine has nothing to do with repetition. To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.

Paulo Coelho

Routine has nothing to do with repetition. To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.

Paulo Coelho

Routine has nothing to do with repetition. To become really good at anything, you have to practice and repeat, practice and repeat, until the technique becomes intuitive.

Paulo Coelho

People should love each other' sounds like Riis Park at sundown. It has very little meaning to the world at large.

James Hal Cone

People should love each other' sounds like Riis Park at sundown. It has very little meaning to the world at large.

James Hal Cone

Everything really belongs to God, and man has no right to assume that he can, at will, exploit God's bounty.

Jeffrey Cohen

Everything really belongs to God, and man has no right to assume that he can, at will, exploit God's bounty.

Jeffrey Cohen

If a country were not worth protecting, it was not worth claiming.

George Rogers Clark

If a country were not worth protecting, it was not worth claiming.

George Rogers Clark

The world is the most dangerous place it's ever been now because of what our country has done, and is doing, and we have to take it back.

Ramsey Clark

The world is the most dangerous place it's ever been now because of what our country has done, and is doing, and we have to take it back.

Ramsey Clark

As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.

William Clark

Order is the pleasure of the reason; but disorder is the delight of the imagination.

Paul Claudel

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.

Carl von Clausewitz

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.

Carl von Clausewitz

A prig always finds a last refuge in responsibility.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

A prig always finds a last refuge in responsibility.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Film will only become an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Film will only become an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjld

A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.

Dag Hammarskjld

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. A mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.

Dag Hammarskjld

Destiny is something not be to desired and not to be avoided. A mystery not contrary to reason, for it implies that the world, and the course of human history, have meaning.

Dag Hammarskjld

Money money money money money money money money money. Let no one say it has no place in a love story. It has a particular place. It is something on the right shelf.

Daniel Handler

Money money money money money money money money money. Let no one say it has no place in a love story. It has a particular place. It is something on the right shelf.

Daniel Handler

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.

Georges Clemenceau

The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

A lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has time to put its boots on.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

A lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has time to put its boots on.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.

Roberto Clemente Walker

Any time you have an opportunity to make a difference in this world and you don't, then you are wasting your time on Earth.

Roberto Clemente Walker

Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

Promising too much can be as cruel as caring too little.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward ... Let us have no fear of the future.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward ... Let us have no fear of the future.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Democracy is spreading across the world. Democracy is only possible with easy access to information and good communications. And technology is a way of facilitating communications.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Democracy is spreading across the world. Democracy is only possible with easy access to information and good communications. And technology is a way of facilitating communications.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Democracy is spreading across the world. Democracy is only possible with easy access to information and good communications. And technology is a way of facilitating communications.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Lying is the same as alcoholism. Liars prevaricate even on their deathbeds.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Everything is good in due measure and strong sensations know not measure.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Everything is good in due measure and strong sensations know not measure.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The wealthy man is not he who has money, but he who has the means to live in the luxurious state of early spring.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

You ask What is life? That is the same as asking What is a carrot? A carrot is a carrot and we know nothing more.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous ... [I]n war, you can only be killed once. But in politics many times.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous ... [I]n war, you can only be killed once. But in politics many times.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Too often the strong, silent man is silent only because he does not know what to say, and is reputed strong only because he has remained silent.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, 'it is the quality which guarantees all others.'

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because, as has been said, 'it is the quality which guarantees all others.'

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

Racism is one of the biggest taboos in our culture, yet most discrimination against Asian-Americans goes largely unnoticed...its blown off by the rest of the media as a joke, as in "Look at them. They get all up in arms over nothing".

Moran Margaret Cho

Racism is one of the biggest taboos in our culture, yet most discrimination against Asian-Americans goes largely unnoticed...its blown off by the rest of the media as a joke, as in "Look at them. They get all up in arms over nothing".

Moran Margaret Cho

The dismissal of our anger as a racial minority is worse than any slur or epithet because it undermines our ability to react to it.

Moran Margaret Cho

The dismissal of our anger as a racial minority is worse than any slur or epithet because it undermines our ability to react to it.

Moran Margaret Cho

Most Canadians don't understand the House of Commons. They turn on their televisions, see us yelling at one another, and dismiss us as a bunch of fools.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

There's no such thing as a genius in politics, or at least I have never met one. There are only human beings, some better than others, who rise or fall on the challenges they meet.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

There's no such thing as a genius in politics, or at least I have never met one. There are only human beings, some better than others, who rise or fall on the challenges they meet.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

There is nothing more nervous than a million dollars - it moves very fast, and it doesn't speak any language.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

There is nothing more nervous than a million dollars - it moves very fast, and it doesn't speak any language.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Better to live one year as a tiger, then a hundred as sheep.

Madonna Louise Ciccone

So long as man is protected by madness, he functions, and flourishes.

Emil Cioran

People love talking of their diseases, although they are the most uninteresting things in their lives.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

To describe drunkenness for the colorful vocabulary is rather cynical. There is nothing easier than to capitalize on drunkards.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

To describe drunkenness for the colorful vocabulary is rather cynical. There is nothing easier than to capitalize on drunkards.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Writers are as jealous as pigeons.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Writers are as jealous as pigeons.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.

Sri Chinmoy

War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.

Sri Chinmoy

War forgets peace. Peace forgives war. War is the death of the life human. Peace is the birth of the Life Divine. Our vital passions want war. Our psychic emotions desire peace.

Sri Chinmoy

A human being has many divine qualities. But there has never been another unparalleled divine quality like man's self-sacrifice, nor can there ever be.

Sri Chinmoy

A human being has many divine qualities. But there has never been another unparalleled divine quality like man's self-sacrifice, nor can there ever be.

Sri Chinmoy

A single thought has the power of a bullet: either it can destroy you or it can help you immensely.

Sri Chinmoy

A single thought has the power of a bullet: either it can destroy you or it can help you immensely.

Sri Chinmoy

Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.

Rufus Choate

Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.

Rufus Choate

One's ridiculousness increases in proportion as one denies it.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

One's ridiculousness increases in proportion as one denies it.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

Frdric Chopin Choderlos de Laclos

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

Frdric Chopin Choderlos de Laclos

All things are from God; and above all, reason and imagination and the great gifts of the mind. They are good in themselves; and we must not altogether forget their origin even in their perversion.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

All things are from God; and above all, reason and imagination and the great gifts of the mind. They are good in themselves; and we must not altogether forget their origin even in their perversion.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The universe was a language with a perfectly ambiguous grammar. Every physical event was an utterance that could be parsed in two entirely different ways, one causal and the other teleological.

Ted Chiang

The universe was a language with a perfectly ambiguous grammar. Every physical event was an utterance that could be parsed in two entirely different ways, one causal and the other teleological.

Ted Chiang

Virtue, like a dowerless beauty, has more admirers than followers.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Silence accompanies the most significant expressions of happiness and unhappiness: those in love understand one another best when silent, while the most heated and impassioned speech at a graveside touches only outsiders, but seems cold and inconsequential to the widow and children of the deceased.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The sea has neither meaning nor pity.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Everyone has the same God; only people differ.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It is not only the prisoners who grow coarse and hardened from corporeal punishment, but those as well who perpetrate the act or are present to witness it.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

To regard ones immortality as an exchange of matter is as strange as predicting the future of a violin case once the expensive violin it held has broken and lost its worth.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

To regard ones immortality as an exchange of matter is as strange as predicting the future of a violin case once the expensive violin it held has broken and lost its worth.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Its even pleasant to be sick when you know that there are people who await your recovery as they might await a holiday.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Its even pleasant to be sick when you know that there are people who await your recovery as they might await a holiday.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.

Napoleon Hill

Average people didn't analyze what they thought: they thought they thought, and half of it was gut reaction.

C. J. Cherryh

Average people didn't analyze what they thought: they thought they thought, and half of it was gut reaction.

C. J. Cherryh

In a deserted village the jackass is king.

Indian Proverb

This reasonable moderator, and equal piece of justice, Death.

Sir Thomas Browne

The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.

Jacob Bronowski

Deep learning will make you acceptable to the learned; but it is only an obliging and easy behaviour, and entertaining conversation, that will make you agreeable to all companies.

James Burgh

Deep learning will make you acceptable to the learned; but it is only an obliging and easy behaviour, and entertaining conversation, that will make you agreeable to all companies.

James Burgh

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.

George Burns

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.

George Burns

The rule of my life is to make business a pleasure and pleasure my business.

Aaron Burr, Jr.

Prolife means I care about babies in the womb as much as babies out of the womb.

Dillon Burroughs

The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense he is always satisfied with himself.

Napolon Bonaparte

The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense he is always satisfied with himself.

Napolon Bonaparte

They praised the Mighty Forgiver, They washed their sins in the river, Cold water, well it made them wanna shiver. And that's how rhythm was born.

Nat Burton

They praised the Mighty Forgiver, They washed their sins in the river, Cold water, well it made them wanna shiver. And that's how rhythm was born.

Nat Burton

No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.

Robert Burton

No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.

Robert Burton

For ignorance is the mother of devotion, as all the world knows, and these times can amply witness.

Robert Burton

For ignorance is the mother of devotion, as all the world knows, and these times can amply witness.

Robert Burton

One religion is as true as another.

Robert Burton

Cease, Man, to mourn, to weep, to wail; enjoy thy shining hour of sun; We dance along Death's icy brink, but is the dance less full of fun?

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Man worships self: his God is Man; the struggling of the mortal mind To form its model as 'twould be, the perfect of itself to find.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Man worships self: his God is Man; the struggling of the mortal mind To form its model as 'twould be, the perfect of itself to find.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

A President is neither prince nor pope, and I don't seek a window on men's souls. In fact, I yearn for a greater tolerance, an easy-goingness about each other's attitudes and way of life.

George Herbert Walker Bush

A President is neither prince nor pope, and I don't seek a window on men's souls. In fact, I yearn for a greater tolerance, an easy-goingness about each other's attitudes and way of life.

George Herbert Walker Bush

Artists shouldn't be made famous. You know... they're just ... as important as... um doctors, and priests ... or maybe not as important sometimes, and yet they have this huge aura of almost god-like quality about them, just because their craft makes a lot of money. And at the same time it is a forced importance you know, football stars and theatre stars It is man-made so the press can feed off it.

Kate Bush

Artists shouldn't be made famous. You know... they're just ... as important as... um doctors, and priests ... or maybe not as important sometimes, and yet they have this huge aura of almost god-like quality about them, just because their craft makes a lot of money. And at the same time it is a forced importance you know, football stars and theatre stars It is man-made so the press can feed off it.

Kate Bush

I must work on my mind. For now I realise: Everyone of us has a heaven inside.

Kate Bush

Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.

George Walker Bush

Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.

George Walker Bush

See, free nations are peaceful nations. Free nations don't attack each other. Free nations don't develop weapons of mass destruction.

George Walker Bush

I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world.

George Walker Bush

I don't think you can win it. But I think you can create conditions so that those who use terror as a tool are less acceptable in parts of the world.

George Walker Bush

A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief.

George Walker Bush

A political candidate who jumps to conclusions without knowing the facts is not a person you want as your commander in chief.

George Walker Bush

The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy.

George Walker Bush

The case for trade is not just monetary, but moral. Economic freedom creates habits of liberty. And habits of liberty create expectations of democracy.

George Walker Bush

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.

Laura Welch Bush

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.

Laura Welch Bush

Fascists are not human. A snake is more human.

Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras

The flower has no weekday self, dressed as it always is in Sunday clothes.

Malcolm de Chazal

The flower has no weekday self, dressed as it always is in Sunday clothes.

Malcolm de Chazal

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense.

Enoch Arnold Bennett

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labour is immense.

Enoch Arnold Bennett

The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.

Laura Welch Bush

The power of a book lies in its power to turn a solitary act into a shared vision. As long as we have books, we are not alone.

Laura Welch Bush

My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don't care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that - building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.

Mark Zuckerberg

My goal was never to just create a company. A lot of people misinterpret that, as if I don't care about revenue or profit or any of those things. But what not being just a company means to me is not being just that - building something that actually makes a really big change in the world.

Mark Zuckerberg

Creating channels between people who want to work together toward change has always been one of the ways that social movements push the world forward and make it better.

Mark Zuckerberg

Creating channels between people who want to work together toward change has always been one of the ways that social movements push the world forward and make it better.

Mark Zuckerberg

A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.

Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis

A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.

Sir Alexander Arnold Constantine Issigonis

Jesus does not drive His followers on before, as a herd of unwilling disciples, but goes before Himself, leading them into paths that He has trod, and dangers He has met, and sacrifices He has borne Himself, calling them after Him and to be only followers.

Horace Bushnell

Christianity is not so much the advent of a better doctrine as of a perfect character.

Horace Bushnell

Christianity is not so much the advent of a better doctrine as of a perfect character.

Horace Bushnell

As long as we abide in Christ, our action is from Him, not from our own corrupt and broken nature.

Horace Bushnell

Its not my fault all women like motorcycles, Murph. Theyre basically huge vibrators. With wheels.

Jim Butcher

Its not my fault all women like motorcycles, Murph. Theyre basically huge vibrators. With wheels.

Jim Butcher

Many things are not as they seem: The worst things in life never are.

Jim Butcher

As a whole, people suck, but a person can be extraordinary.

Jim Butcher

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.

Octavia E. Butler

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.

Octavia E. Butler

Live your life as if you are writing your Biography.

Keshia Chante

Live your life as if you are writing your Biography.

Keshia Chante

Pride is the master sin of the devil.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"

Erwin Chargaff

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"

Erwin Chargaff

Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "How?" but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "Why?"

Erwin Chargaff

We play out our days as we play out cards, taking them as they come, not knowing what they will be, hoping for a lucky card and sometimes getting one, often getting just the wrong one.

Samuel Butler

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are blindly adopted; the second wilfully preferred.

George Bancroft

Thought pure and simple is as near to God as we can get; it is through this that we are linked with God.

Samuel Butler

Thought pure and simple is as near to God as we can get; it is through this that we are linked with God.

Samuel Butler

A mans style in any art should be like his dress it should attract as little attention as possible.

Samuel Butler

A mans style in any art should be like his dress it should attract as little attention as possible.

Samuel Butler

There are some things which it is madness not to try to know but which it is almost as much madness to try to know.

Samuel Butler

There are some things which it is madness not to try to know but which it is almost as much madness to try to know.

Samuel Butler

Inspiration is never genuine if it is known as inspiration at the time. True inspiration always steals on a person; its importance not being fully recognised for some time.

Samuel Butler

Inspiration is never genuine if it is known as inspiration at the time. True inspiration always steals on a person; its importance not being fully recognised for some time.

Samuel Butler

It has been said that there is nothing more uncommon than common sense.

Thomas Chalmers

It has been said that there is nothing more uncommon than common sense.

Thomas Chalmers

Society is not, as is commonly supposed, the development of nature, but rather her dismantling and entire recasting. It is a second building made from the ruins of the first.

Nicolas Chamfort

Society is not, as is commonly supposed, the development of nature, but rather her dismantling and entire recasting. It is a second building made from the ruins of the first.

Nicolas Chamfort

Imagination was given to man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

Francis Bacon

After a certain age, any new friends we make in our attempt to replace the ones we've lost are like glass eyes, false teeth and wooden legs.

Nicolas Chamfort

The things you know best are: first, those you know intuitively; second, those you've learned from experience; third, those you've learned not from but through books and the ideas they've inspired in you; and finally, those you've learned in books and from your teachers.

Nicolas Chamfort

The things you know best are: first, those you know intuitively; second, those you've learned from experience; third, those you've learned not from but through books and the ideas they've inspired in you; and finally, those you've learned in books and from your teachers.

Nicolas Chamfort

The most completely wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.

Nicolas Chamfort

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.

Samuel Butler

There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.

Samuel Butler

The world will, in the end, follow only those who have despised as well as served it.

Samuel Butler

The world will, in the end, follow only those who have despised as well as served it.

Samuel Butler

Youth is like spring, an overpraised season.

Samuel Butler

A word spoken in season, at the right moment, is the mother of ages.

Thomas Carlyle

All work is as seed sown; it grows and spreads, and sows itself anew.

Thomas Carlyle

All work is as seed sown; it grows and spreads, and sows itself anew.

Thomas Carlyle

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Thomas Carlyle

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Thomas Carlyle

He that has a secret should not only hide it, but hide that he has it to hide.

Thomas Carlyle

He that has a secret should not only hide it, but hide that he has it to hide.

Thomas Carlyle

Certainly the Art of Writing is the most miraculous of all things man has devised.

Thomas Carlyle

Certainly the Art of Writing is the most miraculous of all things man has devised.

Thomas Carlyle

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

Wystan Hugh Auden

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.

Wystan Hugh Auden

The surest sign that a man has a genuine taste of his own is that he is uncertain of it.

Wystan Hugh Auden

The surest sign that a man has a genuine taste of his own is that he is uncertain of it.

Wystan Hugh Auden

All work, even cotton spinning, is noble; work is alone noble ... A life of ease is not for any man, nor for any god.

Thomas Carlyle

He was wild the way a mistreated dog becomes wild, not because it loves freedom, but because it has lost trust.

Orson Scott Card

He was wild the way a mistreated dog becomes wild, not because it loves freedom, but because it has lost trust.

Orson Scott Card

A revolution is not a trail of roses. A revolution is a fight to the death between the future and the past.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage, this man is the Himalayas. I have thus had the experience of witnessing the Himalayas.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

I have not seen the Himalayas. But I have seen Sheikh Mujib. In personality and in courage, this man is the Himalayas. I have thus had the experience of witnessing the Himalayas.

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

My responsibility as an artist is to turn up at the page or the piano or the microphone. The rest is up to God.

Nick Cave

My responsibility as an artist is to turn up at the page or the piano or the microphone. The rest is up to God.

Nick Cave

The natives, by and large, had to be driven to work with clubs, they preserved that much dignity, whereas the whites, perfected by public education, worked of their own free will.

Louis Ferdinand Cline

The natives, by and large, had to be driven to work with clubs, they preserved that much dignity, whereas the whites, perfected by public education, worked of their own free will.

Louis Ferdinand Cline

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie

Science has brought us power and ideas but not the wisdom or responsibility to handle them.

Peter J. Carroll

Science has brought us power and ideas but not the wisdom or responsibility to handle them.

Peter J. Carroll

I'm convinced that whatever state you're in during your pregnancy has a huge influence on the baby's personality - so I hope we haven't produced a little serial killer!

Helena Bonham Carter

I'm convinced that whatever state you're in during your pregnancy has a huge influence on the baby's personality - so I hope we haven't produced a little serial killer!

Helena Bonham Carter

When you're up for an Oscar, you just get offered everything. It's fantastic, but a lot of it you're completely inappropriate for.

Helena Bonham Carter

When you're up for an Oscar, you just get offered everything. It's fantastic, but a lot of it you're completely inappropriate for.

Helena Bonham Carter

We should live our lives as though Christ were coming this afternoon.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

If you wish your audience to cry, you must shed tears yourself, but if you wish to make them laugh you must contrive to look as serious as a judge.

Giacomo Casanova

There are two classes of people in this world, those who sin, and those who are sinned against; if a man must belong to either, he had better belong to the first than to the second.

Samuel Butler

There are two classes of people in this world, those who sin, and those who are sinned against; if a man must belong to either, he had better belong to the first than to the second.

Samuel Butler

An empty house is like a stray dog or a body from which life has departed.

Samuel Butler

I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn't mine anymore, but one in which I'd found the simplest and most lasting joys.

Albert Camus

Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other.

Albert Camus

Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other.

Albert Camus

Every revolutionary ends as an oppressor or a heretic.

Albert Camus

Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.

Albert Camus

Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.

Albert Camus

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.

Alphonse Gabriel Capone

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

Truman Capote

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

Truman Capote

Justice could be cruel, and crueler yet necessity, but mercy was the cruelest thing of all.

Orson Scott Card

Justice could be cruel, and crueler yet necessity, but mercy was the cruelest thing of all.

Orson Scott Card

Our course of advance... is neither a straight line nor a curve. It is a series of dots and dashes.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Our course of advance... is neither a straight line nor a curve. It is a series of dots and dashes.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

For the game is everlasting only insofar as we keep returning to it for delights put into it by countless boys of all ages.

Sir Neville Cardus

For the game is everlasting only insofar as we keep returning to it for delights put into it by countless boys of all ages.

Sir Neville Cardus

It is the positive practice of freedom, not the negative struggle against particular oppression, that has lifted me above a mutilated existence.

Georges Bataille

It is the positive practice of freedom, not the negative struggle against particular oppression, that has lifted me above a mutilated existence.

Georges Bataille

It is not right that any one should be advocate and judge in the same case.

Bartholomew of San Concordio

It is not right that any one should be advocate and judge in the same case.

Bartholomew of San Concordio

Poison cures in certain contingencies, and in those cases poison is not an evil thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

The man was not merely very human; he was humanity. And I reflected that it is only by preserving faith in human dreams that we may, after all, perhaps some day make them come true.

James Branch Cabell

The man was not merely very human; he was humanity. And I reflected that it is only by preserving faith in human dreams that we may, after all, perhaps some day make them come true.

James Branch Cabell

But experience has shown that to be true which Appius says in his verses, that every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Appius Claudius Caecus

But experience has shown that to be true which Appius says in his verses, that every man is the architect of his own fortune.

Appius Claudius Caecus

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.

Herbert Eugene Caen

The natural pattern of current astronomy is provided by the cryptic unity of nature itself (belief in which is the chief act of faith of the scientist).

Nigel Calder

The natural pattern of current astronomy is provided by the cryptic unity of nature itself (belief in which is the chief act of faith of the scientist).

Nigel Calder

A leader has to appear consistent. That doesn't mean he has to be consistent.

Leonard James Callaghan

History is filled with examples of men and women who rendered highly effective performance without the conventional badges of accomplishment in terms of certificates, diplomas, or degrees. Diplomas and tests are useful servants, but Congress has mandated the commonsense proposition that they are not to become masters of reality.

Warren Earl Burger

History is filled with examples of men and women who rendered highly effective performance without the conventional badges of accomplishment in terms of certificates, diplomas, or degrees. Diplomas and tests are useful servants, but Congress has mandated the commonsense proposition that they are not to become masters of reality.

Warren Earl Burger

As hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world.

George Walker Bush

As hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world.

George Walker Bush

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

Aeschylus

It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.

Aeschylus

A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

This loving person is a person who abhors waste waste of time, waste of human potential. How much time we waste. As if we were going to live forever.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

There is sort of Christians Christianity of whose had died out long ago, they have just not noticed that. Thus, they let all things stay as they are.

Wilhelm Busch

There is sort of Christians Christianity of whose had died out long ago, they have just not noticed that. Thus, they let all things stay as they are.

Wilhelm Busch

Religious people crucified the Son of God. He was not fitting to their wishes.

Wilhelm Busch

Religious people crucified the Son of God. He was not fitting to their wishes.

Wilhelm Busch

[Desire] is a perpetual rack, or horsemill, according to Austin, still going round as in a ring.

Robert Burton

Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.

Robert Burton

Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.

Robert Burton

Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.

Edward Snowden

Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.

Edward Snowden

How many powerful memories are triggered by smell and taste? Your mothers old perfume, the smell your fathers breath, the taste of the soap theyd make you eat.

Derren Victor Brown

Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Enduring echoes call out from his past. Time ain't for saving, no time's not for that. Chasing false echoes like a lost legionnaire, He waltzes on memories while he fades like a flare.

James William "Jimmy" Buffett

He was acting on a reason other than the avoidance of pain. The sentiment was loyalty, and it felt glorious.

Vanna Bonta

He was acting on a reason other than the avoidance of pain. The sentiment was loyalty, and it felt glorious.

Vanna Bonta

If you were the sky, I would unfurl myself in you, as a rainbow of colors yet unseen. I would become oceans of stars in your night.

Vanna Bonta

Gas cans are responsible for thousands of tons of air pollution. You would be astonished.

Jerry Martin

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by all weapons of mass destruction in all of history.

Noam Chomsky

There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.

Tony Benn

There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.

Tony Benn

Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.

Mark Cuban

Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.

Mark Cuban

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.

Benjamin Franklin

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place.

Guy Kawasaki

Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but thats exactly what it is.

Anita Roddick

Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but thats exactly what it is.

Anita Roddick

As long as youre going to be thinking anyway, think big.

Donald Trump

When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure youve got plenty to watch.

Anonymous

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

James Whitcomb Riley

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

James Whitcomb Riley

By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well.

John Salazar

By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well.

John Salazar

The fact that in Germany the politics were of the Right and in the United States of the Left should not mislead us. In both places the universities gave way under the pressure of mass movements, and did so in large measure because they thought those movements possessed a moral truth superior to any the university could provide. Commitment was understood to be profounder than science, passion than reason, history than nature, the young than the old.

Allan David Bloom

The fact that in Germany the politics were of the Right and in the United States of the Left should not mislead us. In both places the universities gave way under the pressure of mass movements, and did so in large measure because they thought those movements possessed a moral truth superior to any the university could provide. Commitment was understood to be profounder than science, passion than reason, history than nature, the young than the old.

Allan David Bloom

I'm disgusting, because I do that with my baggage too. All my bags specifically fit in a certain way really well I can't have disorganised bags! And when I go grocery shopping, I'm the same way; boxed items like detergents have to be separated from the food, and then all cans go together, all meats go together, and therefore it's easier to unload when you get home.

Chester Bennington

I'm disgusting, because I do that with my baggage too. All my bags specifically fit in a certain way really well I can't have disorganised bags! And when I go grocery shopping, I'm the same way; boxed items like detergents have to be separated from the food, and then all cans go together, all meats go together, and therefore it's easier to unload when you get home.

Chester Bennington

It is the system, rather than individuals, that is the source of pollution and degradation. My prison-house environment is but another manifestation of the Midas-hand, whose cursed touch turns everything to the brutal service of Mammon.

Alexander Berkman

It is the system, rather than individuals, that is the source of pollution and degradation. My prison-house environment is but another manifestation of the Midas-hand, whose cursed touch turns everything to the brutal service of Mammon.

Alexander Berkman

Boris Johnson has real contempt for Londoners. He hates that we celebrate each other's heritage; he hates that we try to pass on a healthy environment to our children; he hates that we look after our most vulnerable neighbours; and most of all he hates that we all expect to share in our city's financial success.

Sian Berry

Boris Johnson has real contempt for Londoners. He hates that we celebrate each other's heritage; he hates that we try to pass on a healthy environment to our children; he hates that we look after our most vulnerable neighbours; and most of all he hates that we all expect to share in our city's financial success.

Sian Berry

Progress is building something lasting for future.

Chetan Bhagat

It is time to face real world, even if it is harder and painful. I'd rather fly and crash, than just snuggle and sleep.

Chetan Bhagat

It is time to face real world, even if it is harder and painful. I'd rather fly and crash, than just snuggle and sleep.

Chetan Bhagat

The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.

George Carlin

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

Mary Anne Radmacher

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Tim Berners Lee

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Tim Berners Lee

No one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything Ive ever was. As a young police explorer I found my calling in life. But, As a young police officer I found that the violent suspects on the street are not the only people you have to watch.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

No one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything Ive ever was. As a young police explorer I found my calling in life. But, As a young police officer I found that the violent suspects on the street are not the only people you have to watch.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

To those children of the officers who are eradicated, your parent was not the individual you thought they were. As you get older,you will see the evidence that your parent was a tyrant who loss their ethos and instead followed the path of moral corruptness

Christopher Jordan Dorner

Those of you who go along to get along have no backbone and destroy the foundation of courage. You are the enablers of those who are guilty of misconduct. You are just as guilty as those who break the code of ethics and oath you swore.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

I am here to change and make policy. The culture of LAPD versus the community and honest/good officers needs to and will change. I am here to correct and calibrate your morale compasses to true north.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

I am here to change and make policy. The culture of LAPD versus the community and honest/good officers needs to and will change. I am here to correct and calibrate your morale compasses to true north.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

I am here to change and make policy. The culture of LAPD versus the community and honest/good officers needs to and will change. I am here to correct and calibrate your morale compasses to true north.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. How ironic that you utilize a fixed glass structure as your command HQ. You use as a luminous building to symbolize that you are transparent, have nothing to hide, or suppress when in essence, concealing, omitting, and obscuring is your forte.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. How ironic that you utilize a fixed glass structure as your command HQ. You use as a luminous building to symbolize that you are transparent, have nothing to hide, or suppress when in essence, concealing, omitting, and obscuring is your forte.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

If you are truthful you will have as much gold as you want.

Greek proverb

As long as I am chairman, [regulating global warming pollution] is off the table indefinitely. I don't want there to be any uncertainty about that.

Joseph Linus

As long as I am chairman, [regulating global warming pollution] is off the table indefinitely. I don't want there to be any uncertainty about that.

Joseph Linus

We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.

Clive Barker

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

John W. Gardner

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

John W. Gardner

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

Ovid

God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual."

Anthony Burgess

Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual."

Anthony Burgess

The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.

Jean Baudrillard

The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.

Jean Baudrillard

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda

Impatience grasps at all, and admits of no delay, scorning to wait God's leisure, and to attend humbly and dutifully upon the issues of his wise and just providence.

Robert South

Impatience grasps at all, and admits of no delay, scorning to wait God's leisure, and to attend humbly and dutifully upon the issues of his wise and just providence.

Robert South

I have the right to do whatever I wish with my property. If I own a pile of wood, I can set fire to it even if it is currently nailed together in the shape of a barn. Cigarettes may not be healthy for me in the long run, but I have the freedom to smoke them anyway. Drinking alcohol may or may not have negative side effects, but even if it does, the government has no authority to prohibit you from consuming it, even if it is "in your own best interest." Since when do we let the government decide what is or isn't good for us? What the hell does Congress know about nutrition, anyway? (For that matter, what does Congress know about the Constitution?) If the government can use force whenever something is "in our best interest" then government should force everyone to wake up at 6am every morning for calisthenics in the front yard. Fast food establishments should be torn down and replaced with bars that serve carrot juice and alfalfa sprouts, since - "it's in your best interest." This paternalistic attitude that "the government knows best" and that you are merely a helpless child is insulting and reprehensible. Hitler used the same attitude to persuade the Germans to subjugate themselves to the "Fatherland."

Michael J. Badnarik

I have the right to do whatever I wish with my property. If I own a pile of wood, I can set fire to it even if it is currently nailed together in the shape of a barn. Cigarettes may not be healthy for me in the long run, but I have the freedom to smoke them anyway. Drinking alcohol may or may not have negative side effects, but even if it does, the government has no authority to prohibit you from consuming it, even if it is "in your own best interest." Since when do we let the government decide what is or isn't good for us? What the hell does Congress know about nutrition, anyway? (For that matter, what does Congress know about the Constitution?) If the government can use force whenever something is "in our best interest" then government should force everyone to wake up at 6am every morning for calisthenics in the front yard. Fast food establishments should be torn down and replaced with bars that serve carrot juice and alfalfa sprouts, since - "it's in your best interest." This paternalistic attitude that "the government knows best" and that you are merely a helpless child is insulting and reprehensible. Hitler used the same attitude to persuade the Germans to subjugate themselves to the "Fatherland."

Michael J. Badnarik

I have the right to do whatever I wish with my property. If I own a pile of wood, I can set fire to it even if it is currently nailed together in the shape of a barn. Cigarettes may not be healthy for me in the long run, but I have the freedom to smoke them anyway. Drinking alcohol may or may not have negative side effects, but even if it does, the government has no authority to prohibit you from consuming it, even if it is "in your own best interest." Since when do we let the government decide what is or isn't good for us? What the hell does Congress know about nutrition, anyway? (For that matter, what does Congress know about the Constitution?) If the government can use force whenever something is "in our best interest" then government should force everyone to wake up at 6am every morning for calisthenics in the front yard. Fast food establishments should be torn down and replaced with bars that serve carrot juice and alfalfa sprouts, since - "it's in your best interest." This paternalistic attitude that "the government knows best" and that you are merely a helpless child is insulting and reprehensible. Hitler used the same attitude to persuade the Germans to subjugate themselves to the "Fatherland."

Michael J. Badnarik

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin

He that is impatient, and cannot wait on God for a mercy, will not easily submit to Him in a denial.

William Gurnall

He that is impatient, and cannot wait on God for a mercy, will not easily submit to Him in a denial.

William Gurnall

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Greenville Kleisser

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Greenville Kleisser

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Greenville Kleisser

It is the Sri Lanka government that has failed to learn the lessons from the emergence of the struggles for self determination in several parts of the globe and the innovative structural changes that have taken place.

V.Prabhakaran

It is the Sri Lanka government that has failed to learn the lessons from the emergence of the struggles for self determination in several parts of the globe and the innovative structural changes that have taken place.

V.Prabhakaran

We must make a very precise distinction between the official and consequently dictatorial prerogatives of society organized as a state, and of the natural influence and action of the members of a non-official, non-artificial society.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

Sharia isn\'t Quran. 99% of Sharia is outside the Quran, written in a way that defies chronology & reason.

Tarek Fatah

Sharia isn\'t Quran. 99% of Sharia is outside the Quran, written in a way that defies chronology & reason.

Tarek Fatah

It behooveth you to proclaim the Cause of God unto all created things as a token of grace from His presence; no God is there but Him, the Most Generous, the All-Compelling.

The Bab

It behooveth you to proclaim the Cause of God unto all created things as a token of grace from His presence; no God is there but Him, the Most Generous, the All-Compelling.

The Bab

The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all. And I think the reason I knew most of them at the beginning was because they were of Bogie's generation, 25 years my senior, not mine. But they were the most talented people of all.

Lauren Bacall

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.

Steve Maraboli

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco.

Jim Bunning

Sex has become more and more attractive because of its condemnation by priests.

Osho

Sex has become more and more attractive because of its condemnation by priests.

Osho

Goals are my north star. My compass. The map that guides me along the road I wish to travel. Goals are motivations with wind in their sails - they carry me forward despite the storms.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Goals are my north star. My compass. The map that guides me along the road I wish to travel. Goals are motivations with wind in their sails - they carry me forward despite the storms.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.

T.F. Hodge

Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.

T.F. Hodge

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.

Steve Maraboli

In an era when solar power was first being used, the course of history could have taken a much more ecological turn, had people realized the implications of global warming.

Paul F. Ploutz

To identify climate change related to this carbon dioxide increase, we need to look for trends in global warming over similar lengths of time.

John Houghton

Some report elsewhere whatever is told them; the measure of fiction always increases, and each fresh narrator adds something to what he has heard.

Ovid

Life only gives us exactly what we ask for, both good and bad. The real challenge is in understanding the subtle ways in which we ask.

Bryant McGill

Life only gives us exactly what we ask for, both good and bad. The real challenge is in understanding the subtle ways in which we ask.

Bryant McGill

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

Roy L.Smith

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.

Roy L.Smith

Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies?

Mustafa Kemal Atatrk

Humankind is made up of two sexes, women and men. Is it possible for humankind to grow by the improvement of only one part while the other part is ignored? Is it possible that if half of a mass is tied to earth with chains that the other half can soar into skies?

Mustafa Kemal Atatrk

It is my experience that awareness of nearness of God and reverence for that power creates reverence for self, reverence for the other, reverence for nature and reverence for the entire creation, and devotion as an expression of gratitude to God can turn into a social force to bring about transformative changes in all aspects of human life and at all levels of society.

Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale

It is my experience that awareness of nearness of God and reverence for that power creates reverence for self, reverence for the other, reverence for nature and reverence for the entire creation, and devotion as an expression of gratitude to God can turn into a social force to bring about transformative changes in all aspects of human life and at all levels of society.

Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale

Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Go forth on your path, as it exists only through your walking.

St. Augustine of Hippo

He who would win high spiritual degrees, must pass endless tests and examinations. But most are anxious only to bribe the examiner.

Sri Aurobindo

He who would win high spiritual degrees, must pass endless tests and examinations. But most are anxious only to bribe the examiner.

Sri Aurobindo

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.

Bryant McGill

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.

Bryant McGill

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.

Bryant McGill

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.

Bryant McGill

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

Bryant McGill

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

St. Augustine of Hippo

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The Word takes to Himself one man, for He takes unity. He does not take schisms to Himself, nor does He take heresies. ... So it is one man who is taken, and his Head is Christ. ... This is that "blessed man who hath not walked in the council of the ungodly" (Ps. 1:1); this is he that is assumed. He is not outside of us. ... Let us be in Him, and we shall be assumed; let us be in Him, and we shall be chosen. ... Therefore this one man that is taken to become the temple of God, is at once many and one.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The Word takes to Himself one man, for He takes unity. He does not take schisms to Himself, nor does He take heresies. ... So it is one man who is taken, and his Head is Christ. ... This is that "blessed man who hath not walked in the council of the ungodly" (Ps. 1:1); this is he that is assumed. He is not outside of us. ... Let us be in Him, and we shall be assumed; let us be in Him, and we shall be chosen. ... Therefore this one man that is taken to become the temple of God, is at once many and one.

St. Augustine of Hippo

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

Dalai Lama

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

Dalai Lama

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

Victory [over homophobia] may require five or maybe 20 years. Yet I have no doubt that "don't ask, don't tell" and same-sex adoption bans will be as unspeakable and inexplicable to my grandchildren as counting a slave as three-fifths of a human being.

Jacob M. Appel

Nowadays, all students have access to and indeed most own computers and are comfortable with the software used to compose music. There are probably too many musical options for them now and the trick is to limit the number of musical ideas so as to develop structure and continuity in their work.

Jon Howard Appleton

Nowadays, all students have access to and indeed most own computers and are comfortable with the software used to compose music. There are probably too many musical options for them now and the trick is to limit the number of musical ideas so as to develop structure and continuity in their work.

Jon Howard Appleton

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.

Rita Rudner

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.

Rita Rudner

Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial perversion of his instincts and insights. He pays for his social ease with what used to be called his soul his discriminations, his uniqueness, his psychic energy, his self.

Alfred Alvarez

Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial perversion of his instincts and insights. He pays for his social ease with what used to be called his soul his discriminations, his uniqueness, his psychic energy, his self.

Alfred Alvarez

Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness; every authority rouses their ridicule, every superstition amuses them, every convention moves them to contradiction. Only force finds favor in their eyes, and they have no toleration for anything that is not purely natural and spontaneous. And yet ten clever men are not worth one man of talent, nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius. And in the individual, feeling is more than cleverness, reason is worth as much as feeling, and conscience has it over reason. If, then, the clever man is not mockable, he may at least be neither loved, nor considered, nor esteemed. He may make himself feared, it is true, and force others to respect his independence; but this negative advantage, which is the result of a negative superiority, brings no happiness with it. Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Henri-Frdric Amiel

Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness; every authority rouses their ridicule, every superstition amuses them, every convention moves them to contradiction. Only force finds favor in their eyes, and they have no toleration for anything that is not purely natural and spontaneous. And yet ten clever men are not worth one man of talent, nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius. And in the individual, feeling is more than cleverness, reason is worth as much as feeling, and conscience has it over reason. If, then, the clever man is not mockable, he may at least be neither loved, nor considered, nor esteemed. He may make himself feared, it is true, and force others to respect his independence; but this negative advantage, which is the result of a negative superiority, brings no happiness with it. Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Henri-Frdric Amiel

There is nothing that will make an Englishman shit so quick as the sight of General Washington.

Ethan Allen

There is nothing that will make an Englishman shit so quick as the sight of General Washington.

Ethan Allen

It was like going hunting for rabbits and encountering an elephant instead.

James Van Allen

It was like going hunting for rabbits and encountering an elephant instead.

James Van Allen

Avarice is disgrace; cowardice is a defect; poverty often disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; a poor man is a stranger in his own town; misfortune and helplessness are calamities; patience is a kind of bravery; to sever attachments with the wicked world is the greatest wealth; piety is the best weapon of defence.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Avarice is disgrace; cowardice is a defect; poverty often disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; a poor man is a stranger in his own town; misfortune and helplessness are calamities; patience is a kind of bravery; to sever attachments with the wicked world is the greatest wealth; piety is the best weapon of defence.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The great, unreported story in globalization is about power, not ideology. It's about how finance and business regularly, continuously insert their own self-interested deals and exceptions into rules and agreements that are then announced to the public as "free trade."

William Greider

The great, unreported story in globalization is about power, not ideology. It's about how finance and business regularly, continuously insert their own self-interested deals and exceptions into rules and agreements that are then announced to the public as "free trade."

William Greider

Now that the wars are coming to an end, I wish you to prosper in peace. May all mortals from now on live like one people in concord and for mutual advancement. Consider the world as your country, with laws common to all and where the best will govern irrespective of tribe. I do not distinguish among men, as the narrow-minded do, both among Greeks and Barbarians. I am not interested in the descendance of the citizens or their racial origins. I classify them using one criterion: their virtue. For me every virtuous foreigner is a Greek and every evil Greek worse than a Barbarian. If differences ever develop between you never have recourse to arms, but solve them peacefully. If necessary, I should be your arbitrator. You must not consider God like an autocratic despot, but as a common Father of all; so your behavior may resemble the life siblings have in a family. On my part I should consider all equals, white or blacks, and wish you all to be not only subjects of the Commonwealth, but participants and partners. As much as this depends on me, I should try to bring about what I promised. The oath we made over tonights libations hold onto as a Contract of Love.

Alexander III

Now that the wars are coming to an end, I wish you to prosper in peace. May all mortals from now on live like one people in concord and for mutual advancement. Consider the world as your country, with laws common to all and where the best will govern irrespective of tribe. I do not distinguish among men, as the narrow-minded do, both among Greeks and Barbarians. I am not interested in the descendance of the citizens or their racial origins. I classify them using one criterion: their virtue. For me every virtuous foreigner is a Greek and every evil Greek worse than a Barbarian. If differences ever develop between you never have recourse to arms, but solve them peacefully. If necessary, I should be your arbitrator. You must not consider God like an autocratic despot, but as a common Father of all; so your behavior may resemble the life siblings have in a family. On my part I should consider all equals, white or blacks, and wish you all to be not only subjects of the Commonwealth, but participants and partners. As much as this depends on me, I should try to bring about what I promised. The oath we made over tonights libations hold onto as a Contract of Love.

Alexander III

He hated to leave, but he loved his work. He was a man, and men needed to work. More sexism! More masculine tunnel vision! More need for gender-sensitivity workshops!

Sherman Alexie

He hated to leave, but he loved his work. He was a man, and men needed to work. More sexism! More masculine tunnel vision! More need for gender-sensitivity workshops!

Sherman Alexie

The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye.

Shana Alexander

The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye.

Shana Alexander

One must not think slightingly of the paradoxical for the paradox is the source of the thinkers passion, and the thinker without a paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity.

Sren Kierkegaard

One must not think slightingly of the paradoxical for the paradox is the source of the thinkers passion, and the thinker without a paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity.

Sren Kierkegaard

Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

Our treatment of Indians . . . still affects the national consciousness... It seems a basic requirement to study the history of Indian people. Only through this study can we as a nation do what must be done if our treatment of the American Indian is not to be marked down for all time as a national disgrace.

John F. Kennedy

Our treatment of Indians . . . still affects the national consciousness... It seems a basic requirement to study the history of Indian people. Only through this study can we as a nation do what must be done if our treatment of the American Indian is not to be marked down for all time as a national disgrace.

John F. Kennedy

We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born .We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.

Qwatsinas

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their own country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate?

Bertrand Russell

God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built.

King Hussein I

God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built.

King Hussein I

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

William Shakespeare

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.

William Somerset Maugham

We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.

William Somerset Maugham

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.

Joseph Conrad

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.

Joseph Conrad

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.

Laura Welch Bush

A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.

Laura Welch Bush

Even a broken clock gets it right occasionally.

Jim Butcher

Even a broken clock gets it right occasionally.

Jim Butcher

Even a broken clock gets it right occasionally.

Jim Butcher

Even a broken clock gets it right occasionally.

Jim Butcher

Even a broken clock gets it right occasionally.

Jim Butcher

Even a broken clock gets it right occasionally.

Jim Butcher

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.

Bryant H. McGill

Ambition is not what a man would do, but what a man does, for ambition without action is fantasy.

Bryant H. McGill

The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty.

Francisco Jose De Goya Y Lucientes

The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty.

Francisco Jose De Goya Y Lucientes

Those whom fortune has never favored are more joyful than those whom she has deserted.

Seneca

When you are confronted with terrible hardships, and no one offers you any support, when your friends turn into enemies, and even your relatives have deserted you, and when all support has given way, and all hope has been lost - if you then come to remember the Supreme Lord God, even the hot wind shall not touch you.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

When you are confronted with terrible hardships, and no one offers you any support, when your friends turn into enemies, and even your relatives have deserted you, and when all support has given way, and all hope has been lost - if you then come to remember the Supreme Lord God, even the hot wind shall not touch you.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody.

Mother Teresa

The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.

Martin Buber

The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.

Martin Buber

The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.

Karl Georg Bchner

The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.

Karl Georg Bchner

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

[The] stock market serves as a relocation center at which money is moved from the active to the patient.

Warren Edward Buffett

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.

Joseph Conrad

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.

Joseph Conrad

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

Martin Luther King Jr

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

Martin Luther King Jr

Check your assumptions. In fact, check your assumptions at the door.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Experience suggests it doesn\\\'t matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Experience suggests it doesn\\\'t matter so much how you got here, as what you do after you arrive.

Lois McMaster Bujold

There are always survivors at a massacre. Among the victors, if nowhere else.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Men may move mountains, but ideas move men.

Lois McMaster Bujold

In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

No weapon that slays Its victim so surely (if well aimed) as praise.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

No weapon that slays Its victim so surely (if well aimed) as praise.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.

Joyce Brothers

Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.

Joyce Brothers

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

Joyce Brothers

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.

Joyce Brothers

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.

Joyce Brothers

Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.

Heywood Broun

Being a well-dressed man is a career, and he who goes in for it has no time for anything else.

Heywood Broun

Being a well-dressed man is a career, and he who goes in for it has no time for anything else.

Heywood Broun

Some people like to talk of intuition as a way of knowing truth; that gut reactions are as good as evidence based facts. Its a really silly way of thinking...

Derren Victor Brown

Some people like to talk of intuition as a way of knowing truth; that gut reactions are as good as evidence based facts. Its a really silly way of thinking...

Derren Victor Brown

Some people like to talk of intuition as a way of knowing truth; that gut reactions are as good as evidence based facts. Its a really silly way of thinking...

Derren Victor Brown

I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.

Bernard Berenson

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

George S. Patton

No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

George S. Patton

In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live.

Sarah Brightman

Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.

David Brinkley

Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.

David Brinkley

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

Fawn McKay Brodie

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

Fawn McKay Brodie

But all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.

Anne Bront

But all our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise.

Anne Bront

If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.

Napolon Bonaparte

Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; in life it has an even chance.

Napolon Bonaparte

If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war.

Wendell Berry

If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war.

Wendell Berry

Compassion takes imagination.

Jennifer Beals

A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.

James Graham Ballard

It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the same reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day, than to say bright things from time to time.

Honor de Balzac

It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the same reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day, than to say bright things from time to time.

Honor de Balzac

Thought is a key to all treasures; the misers gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyments have been intellectual joys.

Honor de Balzac

Thought is a key to all treasures; the misers gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyments have been intellectual joys.

Honor de Balzac

A mothers happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Honor de Balzac

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.

George Bancroft

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

George Bancroft

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.

James Baldwin

Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.

James Baldwin

Laws are a fine thing on paper, but painful when no bribery can ease their bind.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.

Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon

Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.

Li Yaotang

Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them the one, in fact, which is not a mask.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them the one, in fact, which is not a mask.

Wystan Hugh Auden

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

St. Augustine of Hippo

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The difference between the revolutionary and the terrorist lies in the reason for which each fights. For whoever stands by a just cause and fights for the freedom and liberation of his land from the invaders, the settlers and the colonialists cannot possibly be called terrorist, otherwise the American people in their struggle for liberation from the British colonialists would have been terrorists; the European resistance against the Nazis would be terrorism, the struggle of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples would also be terrorism, and many of you who are in this Assembly hall were considered terrorists.

Yasser Arafat

The difference between the revolutionary and the terrorist lies in the reason for which each fights. For whoever stands by a just cause and fights for the freedom and liberation of his land from the invaders, the settlers and the colonialists cannot possibly be called terrorist, otherwise the American people in their struggle for liberation from the British colonialists would have been terrorists; the European resistance against the Nazis would be terrorism, the struggle of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples would also be terrorism, and many of you who are in this Assembly hall were considered terrorists.

Yasser Arafat

Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive.

Antisthenes

It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive.

Antisthenes

A major difference between witches and psychotherapists is that witches see the mental health of women as having important political consequences.

Naomi R. Goldenberg

A major difference between witches and psychotherapists is that witches see the mental health of women as having important political consequences.

Naomi R. Goldenberg

The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have...Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have...Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

Love, which is quickly kindled in the gentle heart,seized this man for the fair form that wastaken from me, and the manner still hurts me.

Durante degli Alighieri

Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened.

Proverb

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all, heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.

James Allen

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all, heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.

James Allen

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

James Allen

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

James Allen

Only He who has the power to punish can pardon.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

Alan Gregg

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

Alan Gregg

Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.

Soren Kierkegaard

Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.

Soren Kierkegaard

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.

Alfred Adler

A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view.

Alfred Adler

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.

Henri Bergson

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.

Henri Bergson

Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.

Samuel Johnson

By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. He does not experience himself as the centre of his world, as the creator of his own acts - but his acts and their consequences have become his masters, whom he obeys, or whom he may even worship. The alienated person is out of touch with himself as he is out of touch with any other person. He, like the others, is experienced as things are experienced; with the senses and with common sense, but at the same time without being related to oneself and to the world outside positively

Erich Fromm

By alienation is meant a mode of experience in which the person experiences himself as an alien. He has become, one might say, estranged from himself. He does not experience himself as the centre of his world, as the creator of his own acts - but his acts and their consequences have become his masters, whom he obeys, or whom he may even worship. The alienated person is out of touch with himself as he is out of touch with any other person. He, like the others, is experienced as things are experienced; with the senses and with common sense, but at the same time without being related to oneself and to the world outside positively

Erich Fromm

The conscious process is reflected in the imagination; the unconscious process is expressed as karma, the generation of actions divorced from thinking and alienated from feeling.

William Irwin Thompson

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time.

Robert Teeter

We have for the past year and undoubtedly will be for the next year, dealing with an electorate that is more alienated and more cynical than at any point in modern time.

Robert Teeter

As a person thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his or her mind, body, and circumstances.

Joseph Murphy

As a person thinks, feels, and believes, so is the condition of his or her mind, body, and circumstances.

Joseph Murphy

The development of a country has to start at the foundation of the society, the family.

Begum Aga Khan

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

Robert Louis Stevenson

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.

Winnie the Pooh

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.

Willa Sibert Cather

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.

Willa Sibert Cather

Though the lion and the antelope happen to live in the same forest, the antelope still has time to grow up. - Cape Coast, Ghana.

African Proverb

There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.

William Sharp

There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.

William Sharp

The sending forth of authorized persons beyond the borders of the New Testament church and her immediate gospel influence to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in gospel-destitute areas, to win converts from other faiths or non-faiths to Jesus Christ, and to establish functioning, multiplying local congregations who will bear the fruit of Christianity in that community and to that country.

Dr. George Peters

The sending forth of authorized persons beyond the borders of the New Testament church and her immediate gospel influence to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in gospel-destitute areas, to win converts from other faiths or non-faiths to Jesus Christ, and to establish functioning, multiplying local congregations who will bear the fruit of Christianity in that community and to that country.

Dr. George Peters

Just a word of warning. Passionate prayers not only change the world, they have a way of transforming the people who pray.Gods goal is to recruit every one of us for His search and rescue team.

Debbie Meroff, True Grit

Just a word of warning. Passionate prayers not only change the world, they have a way of transforming the people who pray.Gods goal is to recruit every one of us for His search and rescue team.

Debbie Meroff, True Grit

Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason.

Richard C Trench

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.

Louis Aragon

I demand that my books be judged with utmost severity, by knowledgeable people who know the rules of grammar and of logic, and who will seek beneath the footsteps of my commas the lice of my thought in the head of my style.

Louis Aragon

The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.

Edgar Allan Poe

The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.

Edgar Allan Poe

Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.

William Cobbett

Grammar, perfectly understood, enables us not only to express our meaning fully and clearly, but so to express it as to enable us to defy the ingenuity of man to give to our words any other meaning than that which we ourselves intend them to express.

William Cobbett

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

Ronald Reagan

Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.

Ronald Reagan

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.

Frederick Douglass

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety.

Frederick Douglass

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.

Kendrick Meek

Studies have consistently shown that financial hardship is the biggest obstacle to heterosexual marriage, yet the Republican leadership has done precious little to help address the financial hardship faced by American families.

Kendrick Meek

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.

Buddha

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.

Theodore Bikel

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.

Theodore Bikel

Sometimes we waste too much time to think about someone who doesn't even think about us for a second.

Wiz Khalifa

A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.

Edgar J. Mohn

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

E. L. Doctorow

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

E. L. Doctorow

As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.

Laura Nyro

As beautiful as simplicity is, it can become a tradition that stands in the way of exploration.

Laura Nyro

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely.

Hesketh Pearson

There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.

Arthur Conan Doyle Sr.

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

John F. Kennedy

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today - and in fact we have forgotten.

John F. Kennedy

Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.

Ken Blanchard

Too many leaders act as if the sheep... their people... are there for the benefit of the shepherd, not that the shepherd has responsibility for the sheep.

Ken Blanchard

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.

Robert Baden-Powell

The more responsibility the Scoutmaster gives his patrol leaders, the more they will respond.

Robert Baden-Powell

To sum up: your father, whom you love, dies, you are his heir, you come back to find that hardly was the corpse cold before his younger brother popped on to histhrone and into his sheets, thereby offending both legal and natural practice. Now why exactlyare you behaving in this extraordinary manner.

SirTom Stoppard

No legacy is so rich as honestly.

William Shakespeare

Propaganda has a bad name, but its root meaning is simply to disseminate through a medium, and all writing therefore is propaganda for something. It's a seeding of the self in the consciousness of others.

Elizabeth Drew

Propaganda has a bad name, but its root meaning is simply to disseminate through a medium, and all writing therefore is propaganda for something. It's a seeding of the self in the consciousness of others.

Elizabeth Drew

The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times.

Marshall Mcluhan

The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times.

Marshall Mcluhan

I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.

Winston Churchill

I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion.

Winston Churchill

Christmas is the day that holds all time together.

Alexander Smith

A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.

Crazy Horse

A very great vision is needed, and the man who has it must follow it as the eagle seeks the deepest blue of the sky.

Crazy Horse

We have a responsibility to CARE. Thank God were at a place that has the tradition of this program.

Thomas Aaron (Tom) Crean

We have a responsibility to CARE. Thank God were at a place that has the tradition of this program.

Thomas Aaron (Tom) Crean

Politics has rough manners, but it is a very useful thing.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Politics has rough manners, but it is a very useful thing.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

Your families are extremely proud of you. You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.

Gary Bolding

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference.

Arie Pencovici

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

Tom Brokaw

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

Tom Brokaw

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.

Tom Brokaw

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.

Edward Sandford Martin

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.

Edward Sandford Martin

Health consists of having the same diseases as ones neighbours.

Quentin Crisp

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!

Edward Payson Powell

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!

Edward Payson Powell

Progress comes from finding better ways to do things. Dont be afraid of innovation. Dont be afraid of ideas that are not your own.

Douglas Crockford

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

Henry David Thoreau

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

Henry David Thoreau

Plough your fields, cast your seeds, the rains will come when they please.

Shri Radhe Maa

Think, how hard it is to change yourself. How can it be easy to change others?

Shri Radhe Maa

Think, how hard it is to change yourself. How can it be easy to change others?

Shri Radhe Maa

Live every day as if it is a festival. Turn your life into a celebration

Shri Radhe Maa

Live every day as if it is a festival. Turn your life into a celebration

Shri Radhe Maa

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; You will feel you are not deserving.

Maxwell Maltz

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; You will feel you are not deserving.

Maxwell Maltz

The tragedy is not that love doesn't last. The tragedy is the love that lasts.

Shirley Hazzard

The most protean aspect of comedy is its potentiality for transcending itself, for responding to the conditions of tragedy by laughing in the darkness.

Harry Levin

The most protean aspect of comedy is its potentiality for transcending itself, for responding to the conditions of tragedy by laughing in the darkness.

Harry Levin

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it.

Aaron Copland

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it.

Aaron Copland

Reason and love are sworn enemies.

Pierre Corneille

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

Aristotle

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: You find the present tense and the past perfect.

Unknown

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.

Robertson Davies

For the great mass of mankind the only saving grace that is needed is steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart in the short moment of each human effort.

Joseph Conrad

For the great mass of mankind the only saving grace that is needed is steady fidelity to what is nearest to hand and heart in the short moment of each human effort.

Joseph Conrad

A man's real life is that accorded to him in the thoughts of other men by reason of respect or natural love.

Joseph Conrad

The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.

Amy Bloom

The past is a candle at great distance: too close to let you quit, too far to comfort you.

Amy Bloom

The only real security in a relationship lies neither in looking back in nostalgia, nor forward in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The only real security in a relationship lies neither in looking back in nostalgia, nor forward in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Love is the grandest thing on God's earth, but fortunate the lover who has plenty of money.

Russell H. Conwell

The wise find pleasure in water; the virtuous find pleasure in hills. The wise are active; the virtuous are tranquil. The wise are joyful; the virtuous are long-lived.

Confucius

The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being wearied: which one of these things belongs to me?

Confucius

The silent treasuring up of knowledge; learning without satiety; and instructing others without being wearied: which one of these things belongs to me?

Confucius

Design is the contrast of the core of limitations therefore there are no boundaries. It is simply an interpretation of creativity.

Jenaiha Woods

Design is the contrast of the core of limitations therefore there are no boundaries. It is simply an interpretation of creativity.

Jenaiha Woods

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.

Freeman Thomas

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.

Freeman Thomas

Good design begins with honesty, asks tough questions, comes from collaboration and from trusting your intuition.

Freeman Thomas

Its art if cant be explained. Its fashion if no one asks for an explanation. Its design if it doesnt need explanation

Wouter Stokkel

Its art if cant be explained. Its fashion if no one asks for an explanation. Its design if it doesnt need explanation

Wouter Stokkel

Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted and done for you and you alone. Design is like sex. There is someone else involved, their needs are just as important as your own, and if everything goes right, both parties are happy in the end.

Colin Wright

Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted and done for you and you alone. Design is like sex. There is someone else involved, their needs are just as important as your own, and if everything goes right, both parties are happy in the end.

Colin Wright

One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.

Paulo Coelho

France always has plenty men of talent, but it is always deficient in men of action and high character.

Napoleon

France always has plenty men of talent, but it is always deficient in men of action and high character.

Napoleon

Wherever your heart is, that is where you'll find your treasure.

Paulo Coelho

It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, [for] all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.

William Sloane Coffin

It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, [for] all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.

William Sloane Coffin

Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.

Paulo Coelho

Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.

Paulo Coelho

Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.

Paulo Coelho

Everyone believes that the main aim in life is to follow a plan. They never ask if that plan is theirs or if it was created by another person. They accumulate experiences, memories, things, other people's ideas, and it is more than they can possibly cope with. And that is why they forget their dreams.

Paulo Coelho

You can't cling to the past. Too many different things are coming into the world.

Nat (King) Cole

Its always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but its a complete waste of energy.

Paulo Coelho

Its always easy to blame others. You can spend your entire life blaming the world, but your successes or failures are entirely your own responsibility. You can try to stop time, but its a complete waste of energy.

Paulo Coelho

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.

Henry Steele Commager

Words have the power to release pent-up emotions as well as to define them in rational and meaningful terms.

Jeffrey Cohen

Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away.

Thomas Leo Clancy Jr.

Some people talk about me like a revolutionary. That's nonsense; all I did was copy B.B. King.

Eric Clapton

It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.

Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark of Saltwood

It is lack of confidence, more than anything else, that kills a civilisation. We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs.

Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark of Saltwood

A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.

Winston Churchill

He who never looks up to a living God, to a heavenly presence, loses the power of perceiving that presence, and the universe slowly turns into a dead machine, clashing and grinding on, without purpose or end. If the light within us be darkness, how great is that darkness!

James Freeman Clarke

He who never looks up to a living God, to a heavenly presence, loses the power of perceiving that presence, and the universe slowly turns into a dead machine, clashing and grinding on, without purpose or end. If the light within us be darkness, how great is that darkness!

James Freeman Clarke

There is something sadder to lose than life the reason for living; Sadder than to lose one's possessions is to lose one's hope.

Paul Claudel

The human soul is God's treasury, out of which he coins unspeakable riches.

Henry Ward Beecher

The shortest night of the year is Christmas Eve-from sundwon to son up

Burton Hills

The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.

Louisa May Alcott

The rooms were very still while the pages were softly turned and the winter sunshine crept in to touch the bright heads and serious faces with a Christmas greeting.

Louisa May Alcott

Let us remember that the Christmas heart is a giving heart, a wide-open-heart that thinks of others first.

George Matthew Adams

Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is whats known as infinity.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Mystery has its own mysteries, and there are gods above gods. We have ours, they have theirs. That is whats known as infinity.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

Promise is most given when the least is said.

George Chapman

There is, among all those various parts of the world who serve their people, a kinship of sympathy, as there is such a kinship among those who labour for the destruction of peoples.

Corneliu Zelea Codreanu

Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures

Proverb

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Paulo Coelho

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny.

Paulo Coelho

He was ever precise in promise-keeping.

William Shakespeare

I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive.

Dag Hammarskjld

I believe that we should die with decency so that at least decency will survive.

Dag Hammarskjld

Life is not a thing of knowing only nay, mere knowledge has properly no place at all save as it becomes the handmaiden of feeling and emotion.

Billings Learned Hand

Life is not a thing of knowing only nay, mere knowledge has properly no place at all save as it becomes the handmaiden of feeling and emotion.

Billings Learned Hand

Life is made up of constant calls to action, and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.

Billings Learned Hand

God promises a safe landing but not a calm passage.

Bulgarian Proverb

What we should admire is the acute fulfillment of the unspoken assumptions, the smooth harmony of the whole activity, which only become evident in the final success.

Carl von Clausewitz

What we should admire is the acute fulfillment of the unspoken assumptions, the smooth harmony of the whole activity, which only become evident in the final success.

Carl von Clausewitz

...as man under pressure tends to give in to physical and intellectual weakness, only great strength of will can lead to the objective.

Carl von Clausewitz

Of all the properties which belong to honorable men, not one is so highly prized as that of character.

Henry Clay

As I slowly grow wise I briskly grow cautious.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Do you think I am standing here, making this up as I go? I am sorry to disillusion you. I am not Robin Williams. I am the king of the pen.

Mitch Hedberg

Definition of a classic something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Definition of a classic something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I have no race prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Try as you may, you don't get down as you would from a horse, you get down as you would from a house afire. You make a spectacle of yourself every time.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

The self-taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers;

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

I started out alone to seek adventures. You don't really have to seek themthat is nothing but a phrasethey come to you.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Persons who think there is no such thing as luckgood or badare entitled to their opinion, although I think they ought to be shot for it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Persons who think there is no such thing as luckgood or badare entitled to their opinion, although I think they ought to be shot for it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Persons who think there is no such thing as luckgood or badare entitled to their opinion, although I think they ought to be shot for it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

After all the bloodshed of this century, we know it is easy to say never again, but much harder to make it so.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

After all the bloodshed of this century, we know it is easy to say never again, but much harder to make it so.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

History has shown us, that you can't allow the mass extermination of people, and just sit by and watch it happen.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

History has shown us, that you can't allow the mass extermination of people, and just sit by and watch it happen.

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton

Among these treasures of our land is water--fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properly used--but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Among these treasures of our land is water--fast becoming our most valuable, most prized, most critical resource. A blessing where properly used--but it can bring devastation and ruin when left uncontrolled.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The long-term lessened use of energy, which will cause less pollution in the production of that energy, is an ecological reason for using Eco-Blocks.

Debbie Hamilton

Unfortunately, our affluent society has also been an effluent society.

Hubert H. Humphrey

Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution.

Uri Geller

Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution.

Uri Geller

Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.

Alan Dundes

Cities all over the world are getting bigger as more and more people move from rural to urban sites, but that has created enormous problems with respect to environmental pollution and the general quality of life.

Alan Dundes

If a whole lot gets out there will be very serious pollution, if it comes ashore it will kill a lot of things that it contacts.

Paul Johnston

If a whole lot gets out there will be very serious pollution, if it comes ashore it will kill a lot of things that it contacts.

Paul Johnston

If a whole lot gets out there will be very serious pollution, if it comes ashore it will kill a lot of things that it contacts.

Paul Johnston

By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient.

Bill Gates

By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been. People are living longer, healthier lives. Many nations that were aid recipients are now self-sufficient.

Bill Gates

A great step forward was made the day men understood that in order to torment one another more efficiently they would have to gather together, to organize themselves into a society.

Emil Cioran

There was a time when time did not yet exist... The rejection of birth is nothing but the nostalgia for this time before time.

Emil Cioran

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau

Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.

Henry David Thoreau

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

True moral elegance consists in the art of disguising one's victories as defeats.

Emil Cioran

Without a knowledge of languages you feel as if you dont have a passport.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Without a knowledge of languages you feel as if you dont have a passport.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

When you live on cash, you understand the limits of the world around which you navigate each day. Credit leads into a desert with invisible boundaries.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

When you live on cash, you understand the limits of the world around which you navigate each day. Credit leads into a desert with invisible boundaries.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

When a person expends the least amount of motion on one action, that is grace.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

If I were asked to chose between execution and life in prison I would, of course, chose the latter. Its better to live somehow than not at all.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

If I were asked to chose between execution and life in prison I would, of course, chose the latter. Its better to live somehow than not at all.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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