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God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death. - Robert
Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. - Samuel Johnson
For those who love it, cooking is at once child`s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love. - Craig Claiborne
This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant. - George Will
It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched. - George Gissing
Why do writers write Because it isn`t there. - Thomas Berger
Reuben Second most successful robbery. The Flamingo in `71. This guy actually tasted fresh oxygen before they grabbed him. Of course, he was breathing out of a hose for the next three weeks. God damn hippy. - Ocean's Eleven
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. - George Washington
A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor, for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. - Jessamyn West
But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round...as a good time a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely. - Charles Dickens
If all the world is a stage and life is just a play upon it, get me two seats in the stalls. - Rob Brown
God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that is within them. - Kahlil Gibran
Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, But rather that it shall never have a beginning. - John Henry Newman
One of the things that keeps you from dropping them in the nearest volcano is that you had to work too hard to get them. You had to cry, you had to scream, you had to sweat, you had to cuss out health care officials, and when that`s all over with, you`ll be willing to put up with a lot more from your kids. - Barbara Hall
We would rather die on our feet than live on our knees. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning. - Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno
A garden is evidence of faith. It links us with all the misty figures of the past who also planted and were nourished by the fruits of their planting. - Gladys Taber
Whatever is reasonable is true, and whatever is true is reasonable. - Georg W. Hegel
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. - Benjamin Franklin
Marty McFly Jesus, George, it`s a wonder I was ever born. - Back to the Future
Zeus does not bring all men`s plans to fulfillment. - Homer
God`s people have no assurances that the dark experiences of life will be held at bay, much less that God will provide some sort of running commentary on the meaning of each day`s allotment of confusion, boredom, pain, or achievement. - David Wells
The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, creed and color, but also on ability. - Tom Lehrer
To him that you tell your secret you resign your liberty. - Anonymous
A market is the combined behavior of thousands of people responding to information, misinformation and whim. - Kenneth Chang
Love truth, and pardon error. - Voltaire
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth. - John Adams
If you don`t ask the right questions, you don`t get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the ABC of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems. - Edward Hodnett
Patterning your life around other`s opinions is nothing more than slavery. - Lawana Blackwell
As a child my family`s menu consisted of two choices take it, or leave it. - Buddy Hackett
Why is it that nobody understands me and everybody likes me - Albert Einstein
We must have a program to learn the way out of prison. - Warren Earl Burger
In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them. - Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
Be entirely tolerant or not at all follow the good path or the evil one. To stand at the crossroads requires more strength than you possess. - Heinrich Heine
`State intelligence,` like `military intelligence` and `woman friend,` is a contradiction in terms. - Niall MacDermot
The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things... - Richard Phillips Feynman
These people have served a longer sentence than some people who have committed murder. (describing the jury in the OJ Simpson murder trial) - Jeff Greenfield
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
He that can live alone resembles the brute beast in nothing, the sage in much, and God in everything. - Baltasar Gracian
Haste in every business brings failures. - Herodotus
Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don`t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honestly out of countenance any day of the week, if there is anything to get got by it. - Charles Dickens
The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him. - Claude Levi-Strauss
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. - H. G. Wells
The cure for writer`s cramp is writer`s block. - Inigo DeLeon
The bitterest tragic element in life to be derived from an intellectual source is the belief in a brute Fate or Destiny. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. - Marian Anderson
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with the shades of deeper meaning. - Bertha Flowers
There are worse things than getting a call for the wrong number at 4 AM. It could be the right number. - Doug Larson
To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. - Jesus
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. - Peter Marshall
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it`s going to be a butterfly. - Margaret Fuller
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. - Galileo Galilei
The process of learning requires not only hearing and applying but also forgetting and then remembering again. - John Gray
You can turn painful situations around through laughter. If you can find humor in anything --even poverty--you can survive it. - Bill Cosby
The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase if you pursue happiness you`ll never find it. - C. P. Snow
I do not like this word bomb. It is not a bomb it is a device which is exploding. - Jacques LeBlanc
There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times. - Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Pray, pray very much but beware of telling God what you want. - French Proverb
God not only plays dice, he throws them in the corner where you can`t see them. - Stephen William Hawking
A show of daring oft conceals great fear. - Lucan
Hope is only the love of life. - Henri Frdric Amiel
Totally mad. Utter nonsense. But we`ll do it because it`s brilliant nonsense. - Douglas Noel Adams
If a man cannot be a Christian in the place he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere. - Henry Ward Beecher
To be great is to be misunderstood. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces. - Maureen Murphy
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. - Edgar Allan Poe
When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes - Christian Cardell Corbet
The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts. - Sir Arthur Keith
I`ve lived to bury my desires, And see my dreams corrode with rust Now all that`s left are fruitless fires That burn my empty heart to dust. - Alekandr Sergeyevick Pushkin
Two things a man should never be angry at what he can help, and what he cannot help. - Thomas Fuller
Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are two kinds of worries -- those you can do something about and those you can`t. Don`t spend any time on the latter. - Duke Ellington
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He who praises everybody, praises nobody. - Samuel Johnson
The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn. - David Russell
Anything more than the truth would be too much. - Robert Frost
It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. - Judith Martin
One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude. - Carl Sandburg
Food is our common ground, a universal experience. - James Beard
He who laughs, lasts - Mary Pettibone Poole
The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means. - Georges Bernanos
It is not advisable, James, to venture unsolicited opinions. You should spare yourself the embarrassing discovery of their exact value to your listener. - Ayn Rand
Recently, someone asked me if I believed in astrology. He seemed somewhat puzzled when I explained that the reason I don`t is that I`m a Gemini. - Raymond Smullyan
Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul. And sings the tune Without the words, and never stops at all. - Emily Dickinson
I`ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or or not. - Fran Lebowitz
In the beginning, the universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad idea. - Douglas Noel Adams
To know and to act are one and the same. - Samurai Proverb
The people who are regarded as moral luminaries are those who forego ordinary pleasures themselves and find compensation in interfering with the pleasures of others. - Bertrand Russell
Some mornings it just doesn`t seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps. - Emo Phillips
I love my country too much to be a nationalist. - Albert Camus
There is an art of which every man should be a master the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all - William Hart Coleridge
One`s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do. - A. C. Benson
Woe be to him that reads but one book. - George Herbert
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. - James Grover Thurber
There is never enough time, unless you`re serving it. - Malcolm Forbes
Own only what you can carry with you know language, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves. - Germaine Greer
Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall. - Vincent Van Gogh