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I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. - Henry David Thoreau
Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity. - Andrew Carnegie
The direction of a man`s thought is always the decisive factor in his personality. His whole outer life will be determined by the inward inclination of his mind. - Erich Sauer
Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. - Henry Ford
Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting. - Maxims of Ptahhotep
Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society. - Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
The freedom of poetic license. - Cicero
To be good, we must do good and by doing good we take a sure means of being good, as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power. - Tryon Edwards
Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure. - Benjamin Franklin
Conceit causes more conversation than wit. - La Rochefoucauld
The mission before us as ambassadors is to assure peace among, as it were, the diplomatic corps of fellow ambassadors. Thus we are to walk in lowliness (humility) and meekness, which foster longsuffering and enable us to forbear one another in love. - Stephen Shober
You know what charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question. - Albert Camus
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them. - Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson
If you can`t do what you want, do what you can. - Lois McMaster Bujold
He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. - Lao Tzu
One is not idle because one is absorbed. There is both visible and invisible labor. To contemplate is to toil. To think is to do. - Victor Hugo
And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
How to Raise your I.Q. by Eating Gifted Children - Lewis B. Frumkes
You`ve got to take the bitter with the sour. - Samuel Goldwyn
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can`t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
I`m not going to let anybody come down at night like Nicodemus and whisper something in my ear that no one else can hear. That is not executive privilege it is poppycock. - Sam James Ervin, Jr.
I have come to the conclusion that the 22nd Amendment limiting the presidency to two terms was a mistake. Shouldn`t the people have the right to vote for someone as many times as they want to vote for him - Ronald Reagan
Reprove thy friend privately commend him publicly. - Solon
Check out the Declaration of Independence You think it promises happiness No no no, it talks about the pursuit of happiness. The PURSUIT We`ve become a nation of wimps We think we`re entitled to everything, we want to legislate ourselves into some cozy little cocoon. Well, forget it, Nature Boy. There are no guarantees. Life is nasty, brutish, and short. - Jeff Melvoin
Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water. - Miguel Cerbantes
Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong. - Thomas Fuller
He who knows enough is enough will always have enough. - Lao Tzu
These are the soul`s changes. I don`t believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one`s aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism. - Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
You can pretend to be serious you can`t pretend to be witty. - Sacha Guitry
Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life. - Andrew Brown
Marry your son when you will, but you daughter when you can. - Benjamin Franklin
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
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. - James Albert Michener
The virtuous man is never a novice in worldly things. - Marcus Valerius Martialis
Serious Sincere Systematic Service Surely Secures Supreme Success. - Unknown
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience. - Swami Sivanada
Where I am, I don`t know, I`ll never know, in the silence you don`t know, you must go on, I can`t go on, I`ll go on. - Samuel Beckett
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. - Henry Adams
I remember my mother`s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. - Abraham Lincoln
Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one`s being. - Orison Swett Marden
After a person makes his mark in the world, a lot of people will come around with erasers. - Joe Moore
Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. - Johann von Goethe
Humanity needs practical men, who get the most out of their work, and, without forgetting the general good, safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers, for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. A well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task, in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research. - Marie Curie
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. - Bette Davis
Trust one who has gone through it. - Virgil
I can`t understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars. - Fred Allen
Relationships of trust depend on our willingness to look not only to our own interests, but also the interests of others. - Peter Farquharson
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you`re in deep water. - Sidney Goff
You never saw a fish on the wall with its mouth shut. - Sally Berger
Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother`s always a Democrat. - Robert Frost
Worship the potato The idea seemed silly to me. But then I thought, what else is more deserving of worship It`s simple, it comes from the earth, and it can kill you if you disobey it. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Believe not much them that seem to despise riches, for they despise them that despair of them. - Francis Bacon
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one. - George Bernard Shaw
Marriage is the union of disparate elements. Male and female. Yin and yang. Proton and electron. What are we talking about here Nothing less than the very tension that binds the universe. You see, when we look at marriage, people, we`re are looking at creation itself. I am the sky, says the Hindu bridegroom to the bride. You are the earth. We are sky and earth united.... You are my husband. You are my wife. My feet shall run because of you. My feet shall dance because of you. My heart shall beat because of you. My eyes see because of you. My mind thinks because of you and I shall love because of you. - Andrew Schneider
Things have never been more like the way they are today in history. - Dwight D Eisenhower
The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates
The only paradise is paradise lost. - Marcel Proust
How can I be useful, of what service can I be There is something inside me, what can it be - Vincent Van Gogh
The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf. - Shakti Gawain
The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. - John Foster Dulles
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. - Oscar Wilde
And yet, what is bravery but the capacity to reject our fears, ignore and supress them, then go on to do whatever it is we are afraid to do. - L. Neil Smith
The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. - Hellen Keller
Tony Gwynn, the fat batter behind Finley, is waiting. - Jerry Coleman
It is the creative potential itself in human beings that is the image of God. - Mary Daly
You`ll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. - George Bernard Shaw
When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don`t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well, like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason and argument. That is my experience. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. - Thich Nhat Hanh
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. - Douglas Adams
Certain souls seem hard because they are capable of strong feelings, and they sometimes go to rather extreme lengths their apparent unconcern and cruelty are but ways, known only to themselves, of feeling more strongly than others. - Marquis de Sade
A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought. - Dorothy L. Sayers
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. - Joseph Addison
Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy. - Mao Zedong
I think we dream so we don`t have to be apart so long. If we`re in each other`s dreams, we can play together all night. - Calvin - Bill Watterson
We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. - Mother Theresa
Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. - Edward De Bono
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. - Pablo Casals
Most of the most important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision. - Harold Taylor
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind for the soul is dyed by the thoughts. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway. - Bernard Avishai
He can be lethal death. - Jerry Coleman
A scholar knows no boredom. - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Nothing endures but personal qualities. - Walt Whitman
There are no secrets better kept than the secrets that everybody guesses. - George Bernard Shaw
Life is not anything, but an opportunity for something. - Johann von Goethe
We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play. - Heraclitus
It is not enough to conquer one must learn to seduce. - Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances. - J. Donald Wlters
You may search my time-worn face, You`ll find a merry eye that twinkles I am NOT an old lady Just a little girl with wrinkles. - Edythe E. Bregnard
A clever man commits no minor blunders. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It has been said that God`s gift is also indescribable because of the grace by which it is given. God, who is rich in mercy, gave the world the gift of His dear Son while we were at enmity with Him. Paul says `But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us` (Rom. 58). Therefore, in Him we are freely given all things redemption, forgiveness of sins, righteousness, peace, hope, wisdom and knowledge. - Paul Sadler
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you. - Cyril Connolly
There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start. - Charles Baudelaire
The work of art must seize upon you, wrap you up in itself and carry you away. It is the means by which the artist conveys his passion. It is the current which he puts forth which sweeps you along in his passion. - Auguste Renoir
The world is made for people who aren`t cursed with self-awareness. - Susan Sarandon
Many count their chickens before they are hatched and where they expect bacon, meet with broken bones. - Miguel de Cervantes
Why was I born with such contemporaries - Oscar Wilde
I`m not running, and I`m not walking fast. I`m going where I need to be. - Johnny McEntyre
In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. - Orson Scott Card