The L Word Quotes

Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie

Every German soldier must be made to feel that he is living under the muzzle of a Russian gun.

Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov

The exercise of one coercion always makes another inevitable.

Anders Chydenius

Possession is eleven points in the law.

Colley Cibber

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

Madonna Louise Ciccone

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

A distant enemy is always preferable to one at the gate.

Emil Cioran

The more we try to wrest ourselves from our ego, the deeper we sink into it.

Emil Cioran

Death is terrible, but still more terrible is the feeling that you might live for ever and never die.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

They say: "In the long run truth will triumph;" but it is untrue.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

It is unfortunate that we try to solve the simplest questions cleverly, and therefore make them unusually complicated. We should seek a simple solution.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

A grimy fly can soil the entire wall and a small, dirty little act can ruin the entire proceedings.

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

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

Life is nothing but the expansion of love. We can cultivate divine love by entering into the Source. The Source is God, who is all Love.

Sri Chinmoy

Death is not the end, death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveller. The Soul is the Guide

Sri Chinmoy

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

Sri Chinmoy

To be true to oneself is the hardest test of life.

Sri Chinmoy

When the power of love replaces the love of power, man will have a new name: God.

Sri Chinmoy

A book is the only immortality.

Rufus Choate

Success, which is not always a proof of merit, depends more often on the choice of a subject than on its execution.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

The scoundrel has his good qualities, and the good man his weaknesses.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet.

Abraham Lincoln

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but absence of self-criticism.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

If you convey to a woman that something ought to be done, there is always a dreadful danger that she will suddenly do it.

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

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

G. K. Chesterton

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.

Zig Ziglar

Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

Praise is the only gift for which people are really grateful.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

The difference between weakness and wickedness is much less than people suppose; and the consequences are nearly always the same.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

You need not tell all the truth, unless to those who have a right to know it all. But let all you tell be truth.

James Burgh

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

You look at any poetic creature: muslin, ether, demigoddess, millions of delights; then you look into the soul and find the most ordinary crocodile!

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

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

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.

Charles Buxton

People who live alone always have something on their minds that they would willingly share.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

There are no small number of people in this world who, solitary by nature, always try to go back into their shell like a hermit crab or a snail.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Watching a woman make Russian pancakes, you might think that she was calling on the spirits or extracting from the batter the philosophers stone.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

There is something beautiful, touching and poetic when one person loves more than the other, and the other is indifferent.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Faith is an aptitude of the spirit. It is, in fact, a talent: you must be born with it.

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

The simplification of anything is always sensational.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In a deserted village the jackass is king.

Indian Proverb

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

Womanliness means only motherhood;All love begins and ends there.

Robert Browning

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

Jacob Bronowski

In mixed company, be readier to hear than to speak, and put people upon talking of what is in their own way; for then you will both oblige them, and be most likely to improve by their conversation.

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

Be sure of the fact before you lose time in searching for a cause.

James Burgh

One that confounds good and evil is an enemy to the good.

Edmund Burke

Don\'t forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.

Charles de Lint

Stop acting so small. You are the Universe in ecstatic motion.

Rumi

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.

Og Mandino

A drunkard\'s words are gone by the next dawn.

Tamil proverb

In a nation of naked people, the one who wears a rag is considered a mad man.

Tamil proverb

Even if the water becomes hot water, it will quench the fire.

Tamil proverb

The body of all true religion consists, to be sure, in obedience to the will of the Sovereign of the world, in a confidence in His declarations, and in imitation of His perfections.

Edmund Burke

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

Some hae meat and cann eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit.

Robert Burns

God knows, I'm no the thing I should be, Nor am I even the thing I could be.

Robert 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

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.

John Burroughs

Singapura means lion-city; prehistoric, myopic, Sanskrit-speaking visitors having spotted a mangy tiger or two in the mangroves. Sly Malays sometimes call it Singa pura-pura, which means pretending to be a lion.It is a profoundly provincial town pretending to be a metropolis.

Anthony Burgess

If the world is to be improved it must be by the exercise of individual charity.

Anthony Burgess

Men are influenced by big loud empty words, styes which swell the eyelids and impede vision of the truth.

Anthony Burgess

Men are influenced by big loud empty words, styes which swell the eyelids and impede vision of the truth.

Anthony Burgess

All art preserves mysteries which aesthetic philosophers tackle in vain.

Anthony Burgess

1. Never give anything away for nothing. 2. Never give more than you have to (always catch the buyer hungry and always make him wait). 3. Always take back everything if you possibly can.

William Seward Burroughs

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

Napolon Bonaparte

Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.

William Seward Burroughs

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

I would help others, out of a fellow-feeling.

Robert Burton

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.

Robert Burton

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

Robert Burton

The Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies.

Robert Burton

One religion is as true as another.

Robert Burton

They have cheveril consciences that will stretch.

Robert Burton

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Hardly we find the path of love, to sink the self, forget the "I," When sad suspicion grips the heart, when Man, the Man begins to die:

Sir Richard Francis 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

There is no God, no man-made God; a bigger, stronger, crueller man; Black phantom of our baby-fears, ere Thought, the life of Life, began.

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

What call ye them or Goods or Ills, ill-goods, good-ills, a loss, a gain, When realms arise and falls a roof; a world is won, a man is slain?

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

Jeb's my little brother, he's done what I've told him to all his life.

John Ellis 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

They say that the Devil is a charming man. And just like you I bet he can dance.

Kate Bush

There ought to be limits to freedom.

George Walker Bush

If the terriers and barriffs (sic) are torn down, this economy will grow.

George Walker Bush

If we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us; if we're a humble nation, but strong, they'll welcome us.

George Walker Bush

I can hear you, the rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.

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

We are working hard to convince both the Indians and the Pakis there's a way to deal with their problems without going to war.

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

We will build new ships to carry man forward into the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon, and to prepare for new journeys to worlds beyond our own.

George Walker Bush

Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.

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

Sometimes, words have consequences you don't intend them to mean.

George Walker Bush

Destroying human life in the hopes of saving human life is not ethical...

George Walker Bush

The most powerful force in the world is not a weapon or a nation but a truth: that we are spiritual beings, and that freedom is "the soul's right to breathe."

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 security of our world is found in the advancing rights of mankind.

George Walker Bush

Let the dogs of the empire bark, that's their job; ours is to battle to achieve the true liberation of our people.

Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras

Let's save the human race, let's finish off the U.S. empire.

Hugo Rafael Chvez Fras

Ah is the shortest of human cries, Oh the longest. Man is born in an Ah and dies in an Oh, for birth is immediate and death is like an airplane taking off.

Malcolm de Chazal

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

Malcolm de Chazal

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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

On the wisdom with which we bring science to bear in the war against disease, in the creation of new industries, and in the strengthening of our Armed Forces depends in large measure our future as a nation.

Vannevar Bush

By giving people the power to share, we're making the world more transparent.

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

Right now, with social networks and other tools on the Internet, all of these 500 million people have a way to say what they're thinking and have their voice be heard.

Mark Zuckerberg

The question isn't, 'What do we want to know about people?', It's, 'What do people want to tell about themselves?

Mark Zuckerberg

More than 175 million people use Facebook. If it were a country, it would be the sixth most populated country in the world.

Mark Zuckerberg

By giving people the power to share, were making the world more transparent.

Mark Zuckerberg

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

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

Jim Butcher

We're all human. We're all of us equally naked before the jaws of pain.

Jim Butcher

Tonight you will be visited by three spirits, the ghosts of indictment past, present and future. They will teach you the true meaning of 'you are still a scumbag criminal.

Jim Butcher

Boobs are near the center of the universe, until you turn twenty-five or so. Which is also when young mens auto insurance rates go down. This is not a coincidence.

Jim Butcher

Death is only frightening from the near side.

Jim Butcher

Masturbation takes the form of both self appreciation and self stimulation.

Tony Buzan

The mind map will change your life.

Tony Buzan

No woman has ever stepped on Little America and we have found it to be the most silent and peaceful place in the world.

Richard Evelyn Byrd

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

God deliver us all from prejudice and unkindness, and fill us with the love of truth and virtue.

William Ellery Channing

A fool will seek revenge, the wise man will allow God's karma.

Keshia Chante

What you believe in, is the life you decide.

Keshia Chante

Pride is the master sin of the devil.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Neutral men are the devil's allies.

Edwin Hubbell Chapin

I hope we shall abolish war and settle all differences at the conference table... I hope we shall abolish all hydrogen and atom bombs before they abolish us first.

Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin

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

Erwin Chargaff

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when it's the only one we have.

mile Auguste Chartier

The Lord prefers common looking people. That is why he made so many of them.

Stuart Chase

Memory is often the attribute of stupidity; it generally belongs to heavy spirits whom it makes even heavier by the baggage it loads them down with.

Franois Ren, vicomte de Chateaubriand

We don't know how God chooses martyrs. We do know that they give us the most precious gift they possess their very lives.

Csar Estrada Chvez

A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.

Samuel Butler

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.

Samuel Butler

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 true laws of God are the laws of our own well-being.

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

Feeling is an art and, like any other art, can be acquired by taking pains.

Samuel Butler

Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use.

Samuel Butler

Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use.

Samuel Butler

A great portrait is always more a portrait of the painter than of the painted.

Samuel Butler

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

Richard Bach

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

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

Childhood, at its best, is a perpetual adventure, in the truest sense of that overtaxed word: a setting forth into trackless lands that might have come to existence the instant before you first laid eyes on them.

Michael Chabon

Childhood, at its best, is a perpetual adventure, in the truest sense of that overtaxed word: a setting forth into trackless lands that might have come to existence the instant before you first laid eyes on them.

Michael Chabon

In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.

Arthur Neville Chamberlain

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

Public opinion reigns in society because stupidity reigns amongst the stupid.

Nicolas Chamfort

Money is the greatest concern for small characters, but is nothing but the smallest for great characters.

Nicolas Chamfort

Leave the world a little better than you found it.

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell

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

Middle-class women who entertain the hope or fancy of being something in the world, lose Nature's happiness and miss Society's. They are the most unfortunate creatures I have known.

Nicolas Chamfort

If you would estimate the extent of a woman's pride in youth, see how much remains even after she has passed the age of pleasing.

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

Economists are surgeons who operate beautifully on the dead and torment the living.

Nicolas Chamfort

In cities the old are more corrupt than the young.

Nicolas Chamfort

Love, as it exists in society, is nothing but the exchange of two fantasies and the contact of two skins.

Nicolas Chamfort

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

Nicolas Chamfort

There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.

Nicolas Chamfort

Fashion fades, only style remains the same.

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.

Samuel Butler

A definition is the enclosing a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.

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 Public is an old woman. Let her maunder and mumble.

Thomas Carlyle

Democracy is, by the nature of it, a self-canceling business; and it gives in the long run a net result of zero.

Thomas Carlyle

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

Thomas Carlyle

In every man's writings, the character of the writer must lie recorded.

Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle

Literature is the Thought of thinking Souls.

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

You cant publish a paper on physics without the full experimental data and results; that should be the standard in journalism.

Julian Paul Assange

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

Thomas Carlyle

The true University of these days is a Collection of Books.

Thomas Carlyle

Adolescents never understand that the best way to avoid notice is to behave normally.

Orson Scott Card

The vision of the gods without the power of the gods. What a terrible gift. A glorious gift.

Orson Scott Card

The ways of love are strange and hard: the love you want is always barred; the love you have you want to change. The ways of love are hard and strange.

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

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

Nafai knew the rule: when a man acts like a child, he's boyish, and everyone's delighted; when a boy acts the same way, he's childish, and everyone tells him to be a man.

Orson Scott Card

Doesn't love show its face when it satisfies the need of the loved one, for the loved one's sake alone?

Orson Scott Card

Everything possible to be believed is an image of the truth.

Orson Scott Card

A duel is just two murderers who agree to take turns trying to kill each other.

Orson Scott Card

It is a weak man who blames his failures on the strength of others.

Orson Scott Card

That is the ultimate power, to stare death in the face and be unafraid.

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

Nothing is far and nothing is near, if one desires. The world is little, people are little, human life is little. There is only one big thing desire.

Willa Sibert Cather

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.

Marcus Porcius Cato

Anger so clouds the mind, that it cannot perceive the truth.

Marcus Porcius Cato

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.

Marcus Porcius Cato

Patience is the greatest of all virtues.

Marcus Porcius Cato

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

It's harder to lose the wish to love than the wish to live.

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

That's the nature of women ... not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie

Man is more than an animal only in that he finds expression for the beautiful.

John Carroll

Magic is the science and the art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.

Peter J. Carroll

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

Peter J. Carroll

A book is simply the container of an idealike a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.

Angela 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

Let us learn together and laugh together and work together and pray together, confident that in the end we will triumph together in the right.

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

Happy or unhappy, life is the only treasure which man possesses.

Giacomo Casanova

If I had married a woman intelligent enough to guide me, to rule me without my feeling that I was ruled, I should have taken good care of my money, I should have had children, and I should not be, as now I am, alone in the world and possessing nothing.

Giacomo Casanova

Everything is sad and ridiculous in old age. Even the fear of death.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

There comes a moment in your life when, no matter what you do, you bore everybody else. There is only one way to get back the lost prestige. Dying.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your values.

Alan Alda

Women are the tax we pay on pleasure.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Life's hard. To be in peace with oneself, one must speak the truth. To be in peace with others, one must lie.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the potentates; may peace rule in the house of friends and may peace also rule in the house of enemies.

Barrister Virchand Gandhi

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

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

Albert Camus

The realization that life is absurd and cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.

Albert Camus

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

If the only significant history of human thought were to be written, it would have to be the history of its successive regrets and its impotences.

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

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

Albert Camus

Idleness is only fatal to the mediocre.

Albert Camus

The essence of mathematics lies entirely in its freedom.

Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor

I would employ the wise and strong of the empire, using righteousness to lead them. In this way, nothing is impossible.

Co C

It's always the same thing, one war after another.

Karel Čapek

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

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

Orson Scott Card

Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.

Wayne Dyer

The greatest advantage in gambling lies in not playing at all.

Gerolamo Cardano

Fraud includes the pretense of knowledge when knowledge there is none.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Expediency may tip the scales when arguments are nicely balanced.

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

They never fail who die In a great cause.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Knowledge is not happiness, and science But an exchange of ignorance for that Which is another kind of ignorance.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Naturalness is the seal of genius.

Franois Joachim de Pierre de Bernis

Humanity-attached-to-the-task-of-changing-the-world, which is only a single and fragmentary aspect of humanity, will itself be changed in humanity-as-entirety.

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

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.

John Basil Barnhill

For it is no railways, roads, and power stations that give rise to industrial capitalism: it is the emergence of industrial capitalism that leads to the building of railways, to the construction of roads, and to the establishment of power stations.

Paul Alexander Baran

In fact, all the additional knowledge gained by an irrationally constituted society may but enlarge and enhance the powers of death and destruction.

Paul Alexander Baran

Public utility is often served by the injury of individuals.

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

There are no children of whom we are fonder than those that are born of our brains, to whom we are father and mother in one.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

The corporation, like the psychopathic personality it resembles, is programmed to exploit others for profit.

Joel Conrad Bakan

I read because I love the experience, because it is a powerful teacher of life, because it transforms me.

Leo Babauta

Good and evil keep very exact accounts... and the face of every man is their ledger.

James Branch Cabell

Time changes all things and cultivates even in herself an appreciation of irony, and, therefore, why shouldn't I have changed a trifle?

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

People must have both their dreams and their dinners in this world, and when we go out of it we must take what we find. That is all.

James Branch Cabell

The touch of time does more than the club of Hercules.

James Branch Cabell

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

Herbert Eugene Caen

Men willingly believe what they wish.

Gaius Iulius Caesar

The government shouldn't be trying to tell people everything to do, especially when it comes to social decisions that they need to make.

Herman Cain

There are no small problems. Problems that appear small are large problems that are not understood.

Santiago Ramn y Cajal

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 wise man distrusts his neighbor. A wiser man distrusts both his neighbor and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government.

Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.

Calgacus

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

Leonard James Callaghan

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