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Various Quotes

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is
shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.” – Mark Twain,
American Writer (1835-1910)

“A beautiful woman is the hell of the soul, the purgatory of the purse,
and the paradise of the eyes.” – Fontenelle

“A book may be compared to the life of your neighbor. If it be good,
it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.” –
H. Brooke

“A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody
has read.” – Mark Twain
“A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.” – Arthur
Block

“A conference is just an admission that you want somebody to join you
in your troubles – Will Rogers

“A diet is when you watch what you eat and wish you could eat what you
watch.” – Hermione Gingold, actress-comedienne (1897-1987)
“A fellow who is always declaring he’s no fool usually has his
suspicions. ” – Wilson Mizner

“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells
us the truth about its author.” – G. K. Chesterton
“A hospital is no place to be sick.” – Samuel Goldwyn, immigrant turned
famous movie producer

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” – Frank Capra
“A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better
lawyer.” – Robert Frost

“A large brain, like large government, may not be able to do simple
things in a simple way.” – Donald O. Hebb
“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.” –
Jane Austin

“A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it; it would be hell
on earth.” – George Bernard Shaw
“A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately,
they don’t have a J.O.B.” – “Fats” Domino
“A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.” – Arthur
Schoperhauer

“A man is as good as he has to be, and a woman is as bad as she dares.”
– Elbert Hubbard

“A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a
man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.” – Gustave
Flaubert

“A man lives by believing in something, not by debating and arguing
about many things.” – Thomas Carlyle

“A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which
otherwise would heal and do well.” – Francis Bacon
“A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any
human society.” – Frederick the Great.

“A nation . . . is just a society for hating foreigners.” – Olaf
Stapledon

“A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than
anything else in the world.” – Edmond & Jules Goncourt

“A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.” –
John Tudor

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” –
Joseph Stalin

“A stitch in time would have confused Einstein.” – anonymous
“A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.” – Rudyard
Kipling

“A woman, especially if she has the misfortune of knowing anything,
should conceal it as well as she can.” – Jane Austin
“A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.” –
James Montgomery Bailey

“Advice is like kissing. It costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to
do.” – H. W. Shaw
“Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like
it the least.” – Earl of Chesterfield

“All men are equal; it is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the
difference.” – Voltaire

“All progress is based upon a universal innate desire of every organism
to live beyond its means.” – Samuel Butler

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then
success is sure.” – Mark Twain

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the
rest.” – Mark Twain

“America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence
without civilization in between.” – Oscar Wilde
“America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our
European nations.” – Napoleon

“An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it.” –
Paul Val‚ry

“An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be
made in his subject and how to avoid them.” – Werner Heisenberg
“Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.” – Soren Kierkegaard, Dansish
Philospher (1813-1855)

“Any smoothly functioning technology will have the appearance of
magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.” –
Samuel Goldwyn

“Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.” –
C. C. Colton

“Art is the lie that makes us realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso
“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
– Albert Einstein

“As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take the course he will. He
will be sure to repent.” – Socrates
“As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep
you eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!” – Quote from Dr.
Murray Banks

“Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he is buying.” – Fran
Lebowitz

“Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.” –
John Stewart Mill

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own
reputation for ’tis better to be alone than in bad company.” George
Washington

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upward and leads us from this world
to another.” – Plato

“Baloney is flattery so thick that it can not be true and blarney is
flattery so thin that we like it.” – Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
“Basic research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.” –
Wernher Von Braun.

“Be happy. It is a way of being wise.” – Colette
“Be nice to people on your way up because you’ll need them on your way
down.” – Wilson Mizner

“Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of
Truth.” – Johann Georg Von Zimmermann
“Being kissed by a man who didn’t wax his moustache was like eating an
egg without salt.” – Rudyard Kipling
“Between two evils, I always like to take the one I’ve never tried
before.” – Mae West

“Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.” –
Benjamin Franklin

“Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.” – Stanislaw Lec
“Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty
bloodless substitute for life.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.” – Ambrose Bierce
“Clear writers assume, with a pessimism born of experience, that
whatever isn’t plainly stated the reader will invariably misconstrue.”
– John R. Trimble

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on
society.” – Mark Twain, American Writer (1835-1910)
“Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum: I think that I think, therefore I
think that I am” – Ambrose Bierce

“College isn’t the place to go for ideas.” – Hellen Keller
“Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is Genius.” – George Bernard
Shaw

“Common-looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason
the lord makes so many of them.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof; it is a temporary
expedient.” – James Russel Lowell, American editor (1819-1891)
“Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.”
– H. L. Mencken

“Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad
training.” – Anna Freud

“Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.” – Lillian Hellman
“Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad
jokes.” – Charles Bukowski

“Decay is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with
diligence.” – Buddha’s last words

“Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one
preserves, the other sweetens it.” – Bovee

“Doctrine is nothing but the skin of truth set up and stuffed.” –
Beecher

“Don’t be afraid to take a big step. You can’t cross a chasm in two
small jumps.” – David Lloyd George.

“Don’t be so humble. You’re not that great.” – Golda Meir
“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff
life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.” – Benjamin
Franklin

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit
there.” – Will Rogers

“Everthing human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not
joy but sorrow.” – Mark Twain, American Writer (1835-1910)

“Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and
the human race come to an end.” – Joseph Conrad

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist
after he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso

“Every heart that has beat strong and cheerfully has left a hopeful
impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind.”
– Robert Louis Stevenson

“Every successful person has had failures, but repeated failure is no
guarantee of eventual success” – anonymous

“Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few
minutes.” – Edgard Varese

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only
thing.” – Albert Schweitzer

“Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and
the skunk.” – O’Malley

“Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test
first, and the lesson afterward.” – Anonymous

“Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten
your aim.” – George Santayana

“Farming looks easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand
miles from a cornfield.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it
every six months.” – Oscar Wilde, British playwright, poet, and
novelist (1854-1900)

“Figure it out. Work a lifetime to pay off a house. You finally own
it and there’s no one to live in it.” – Arthur Miller, “Death of a
Salesman”

“Frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or laziness on the
part of a government.” – Jean Jacques Rousseau

“Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent
perspiration.” – Thomas Alva Edison

“Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.” – Jane Hopkins
“Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you
please.” – Mark Twain

“Girls are like pianos. When they’re not upright, they’re grand.” –
Benny Hill

“Give a small boy a hammer and he will find that everything he
encounters needs pounding.” – Abraham Kaplan

“Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the
necessities.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Good judgement comes from experience; and experience, well, that comes
from bad judgement.” – Anonymous

“Goodness is the only investment that never fails.” – Henry David
Thoreau

“Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in
his moccasins for two weeks.” – Sioux Indian Prayer

“Half a man’s life is devoted to what he calls improvements, yet the
original had some quality which is lost in the process.” – E. B. White,
American author (1899-1985)

“He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.” – Mary
Howitt

“He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.” –
William Shakespeare

“He that is proud eats up himself; pride is his own glass, his own
trumpet, his own chronicle.” – William Shakespeare

“He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.” –
Confucius

“He who hurries cannot walk with dignity.” – fortune cookie
“He who is sorry for having sinned is almost innocent.” – Seneca
“He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.” – M. C.
Escher

“He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.” – William
Blake, English poet and artist (1757-1827)

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” – Henry David
Thoreau

“Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can
never learn anything from history.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Here’s to your love, health, and wealth–and time to enjoy each.” –
Spanish Proverb

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on
people.” – W.C. Fields

“How can you expect to govern a country that has two hundred and forty-
six kinds of cheese? – Charles de Gaulle

“Human history becomes more and more a race between education and
catastrophe.” – H. G. Wells

“I always say that, next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a
battle gained.” – the Duke of Wellington

“I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love
today.” – William Allen White, American journalist (1868-1944)

“I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.” – Jules Renard
“I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep going forward.” –
Charlotte Bronte, English author (1816-1855)

“I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every
opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.” – John D.
Rockefeller

“I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.” – Isaac Asamov.
“I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.” –
Mark Twain

“I don’t have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem” –
Ashleigh Brilliant

“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.” – Marshall McLuhan
“I don’t think anyone should write their autobiography until after
they’re dead.” – Samuel Goldwyn

“I got a simple rule about everybody. If you don’t treat me right,
shame on you.” – Louis Armstrong, American jazz musician (1900-1971)
“I have long considered it one of god’s greatest mercies that the
future is hidden from us. If were not, life would surely be
unbearable.” – Eugene Forsey

“I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I
never made one.” – James G. Bennet

“I have taken more good from alcohol than alcohol has taken from me.” –
Winston Churchill

“I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I
hate people like that!” – Tom Lehrer, Satirist and Professor

“I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the
death, your right to say it.” – Voltaire, French writer and philospher
(1694-1778)

“I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an exception.” –
Groucho Marx

“I never put on a pair of shoes until I’ve worn them at least five
years.” – Samuel Goldwyn

“I once played a sheriff who thought he could do the job without a gun.
I was dead in twenty-seven minutes of a thirty minute show.” – Ronald
Reagan

“I predict that exact reproduction through cloning will not become
popular. Too many people already find it difficult to live with
themselves.” – Jeanne Dixon

“I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.” –
Anatole France

“I think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated his ability.”
– Oscar Wilde

“I use not only all the brains I have, but all I can borrow.” – Woodrow
Wilson

“I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you
can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.” – Samuel Johnson

“I wouldn’t join any club that would have me as a member.” – Groucho
Marx

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.” –
Carl Sandburg

“I’m opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the
position.” – Mark Twain

“I’m very critical of the U.S., but get me outside the country and all
of a sudden I can’t bring myself to say one nasty thing about the U.S.”
– Saul Alinsky, American political activist (1902-1972)

“I’ve been trying for some time to develop a life style that doesn’t
require my presence.” – Gary Trudeau

“I’ve gone into hundreds of (fortune-tellers’ parlors), and have been
told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman
getting ready to arrest her.” – N. Y. C. detective

“I’ve never met a healthy person who worried much about his health or a
good person who worried much about his soul.” – Haldane

“I’ve often said that my rats have taught me much more than I’ve taught
them.” – B. F. Skinner

“If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to
the airport.” – George Winters

“If God lived on earth, people would knock out all his windows” –
Yiddish saying

“If I could drop dead right now, I’d be the happiest man alive.” –
Samuel Goldwyn

“If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the
shoulders of giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

“If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient
who considered his work important.” – Bertrand Russell

“If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.” – Dorothy
Law Nolte.

“If death did not exist today it would be necessary to invent it.” –
Count Jean Baptiste Milhoud

“If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it better
not come at all.” – John Keats

“If the aborigine drafted an I.Q. test, all of Western civilization
would presumably flunk it.” – Stanley Garn

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem
as a nail.” – Abraham Maslow

“If there is a gun hanging on the wall in the first act, it must fire
in the last.” – Anton Chehkov, advice to a novice playwright.

“If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?” – Art Hoppe
“If time be of all things most precious, wasting time must be the
greatest prodigality, since lost time is never found again; and what we
call time enough always proves little enough.” – Benjamin Franklin
“If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution
inevitable.” – John F. Kennedy

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well dance
with it.” – George Bernard Shaw

“If you cannot convince them, confuse them” – Harry S. Truman, U.S.
President (1884-1972)

“If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find
something in them to hang him.” – Cardinal Richelieu
“If you hear a wise sentence or an apt phrase, commit it to your
memory.” – Sir Henry Sidney

“If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not
bite you. This is the principle difference between a dog and a man.” –
Mark Twain

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car
payments.” – Earl Wilson

“If you want a place in the sun, you’ve got to expect a few blisters.”
– Dear Abby

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.” – President
Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

“If, while you are in school, there is a shortage of qualified
personnel in a particular field, then by the time you graduate with the
necessary qualifications, that field’s employment is glutted.” –
Marguerite Emmons

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
“Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.”
– Joseph Conrad, Polish-born author (1857-1924)

“In America there are two classes of travel – first class, and with
children.” – Robert Benchley

“In Dr. Johnson’s famous dictionary, ‘patriotism’ is defined as the
last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened
but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.” –
Ambrose Bierce, American writer

“In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French; I never
did succeed in making those idiots understand their language.” – Mark
Twain

“In a painting I want to say something comforting.” – Vincent van Gogh
“In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at
heart.” – Anne Frank

“In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is
true or becomes true.” – John Lilly

“In these matters the only certainty is that nothing is certain.” –
Pliny the Elder

“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and
taxes.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Inform all the troops that communications have completely broken
down.” – Ashleigh Brilliant

“Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold
weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigors of the
mind.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

“Is there life before death?” – Belfast Graffito
“Isn’t it strange? The same people who laugh at gypsy fortune-tellers
take economists seriously.” – anonymous

“It has been observed that one’s nose is never so happy as when it is
thrust into the affairs of another, from which some physiologists have
drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell” –
Ambrose Bierce, American writer

“It is always brave to say what everyone thinks.” – Georges Duhamel,
French author (1884-1966)

“It is bad luck to be superstitious” – Andrew W. Mathis

“It is better to remain silent and thought a fool, than to open your
mouth and remove all doubt.” – Anonymous

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a
rich man to enter into the kingdom of god.” – Matthew 19:24
“It is impossible to experience one’s death objectively and still carry
a tune.” – Woody Allen

“It is impossible to make anything foolproof, because fools are so
ingenious” – anonymous

“It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and
certainly not desirable, as one’s hat keeps blowing off.” – Woody
Allen

“It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation,
that gives happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson

“It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about
them.” – Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, French author-dramatist
(1732-1799)

“It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are
accountable.” – Moliere

“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or
whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it
myself.” – Salvador Dali

“It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of leading causes of
statistics.” – Fletcher Knebel

“It is people who live by the rules that are always hoping to get them
changed.” – Robert Harbison

“It is perfectly true that the government is best which govern least.
It is equally true that the government is best which provides most.” –
Walter Lippmann

“It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling
exception, is composed of others.” – John Andrew Holmes

“It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship god but to
create him.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu
speech.” – Mark Twain, American Writer (1835-1910)

“It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained
glass window.” – Raymond Chandler, “Farewell, my lovely.”

“It was always thus; and even if ’twere not, ‘twould inevitably have
been always thus.” – Dean Lattimer

“It would be as useless to perceive how things ‘actually look’ as it
would be to watch the random dots on untuned television screens.” –
Marvin Minsky

“It’s a small world, but I wouldn’t want to paint it.” – Steven Wright
“It’s not the things we don’t know that get us into trouble; it’s the
things we do know that aint so.” – Will Rogers

“It’s said that pigeons are the smartest people around; they’re always
getting the drop on the rest of us.” – Anonymous

“Journalists are like whores; as high as their ideals may be, they
still have to resort to tricks to make money.” – A. Cygni

“Just the omission of Jane Austen’s books alone would make a fairly
good library out of a library that hadn’t a book in it.” – Mark Twain
“Justice is incidental to law and order.” – J. Edgar Hoover
“Keep a stiff upper chin.” – Samuel Goldwyn

“Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.” – Anonymous
“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will
be clean.” – G”the

“Let us so endeavor to live, that when we come to die, even the
undertaker will be sorry.” – Mark Twain.

“Let’s have some new cliches.” – Samuel Goldwyn

“Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.” – Thornton
Wilder, American playwright (1897-1975)

“Logic is a system whereby one may go wrong with confidence.” – Charles
Kettering

“Love cures people; both the ones who give it, and the ones who receive
it.” – Dr. Karl Menninger

“Love your neighbors, but don’t pull down the fence.” – Chinese
proverb.
“Luck can’t last a lifetime unless you die young.” – Russell Banks

“Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.” – Albert Einstein

“Man is a credulous animal and must believe something. In the absence
of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.” –
Bertrand Russel, British philosopher (1872-1970)

“Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called
upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.” – Oscar Wilde,
British playwright, poet, and novelist (1854-1900)

“Man is an infant, with the toys of a child, and delusions of
adulthood.” – A. Cygni, Philosopher

“Man is only happy as he finds a work worth doing, and does it well.” –
E. Merrill Root

“Man is the only animal that blushes… or needs to.” – Mark Twain,
American Writer (1835-1910)

“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he
will pick himself up and continue on.” – Winston Churchill, British
statesman and writer (1874-1965)

“Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution
yet.” – Mae West.

“Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.” – Voltaire,
French writer and philospher (1694-1778)

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.” – Aldous Huxley
“Men don’t change. The only thing new in the world is the history you
don’t know.” – President Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

“Men like to pursue an elusive woman like a cake of wet soap – even men
who hate baths.” – Gelett Burgess

“Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.” – Groucho Marx
“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” – Oscar
Wilde

“Money is like an arm or leg: use it or lose it.” – Henry Ford
“Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It buys you
food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but
not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or
happiness.” – Henrik Ibsen

“Most of the evils of life arise from man’s being unable to sit still
in a room.” – Blaise Pascal

“My husband gave me a permanent wave, and now he’s gone.” – Dawn Messer
“My life has a superb cast but I can’t figure out the plot.” – Ashleigh
Brilliant

“My notion of a wife at forty is that a man should be able to change
her, like a bank note, for two twenties.” – Douglas Jerrold

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable
superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able
to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” – Albert Einstein
“Never could any increase of comfort or security be a sufficient good
to be bought at the price of liberty.” – Hilaire Belloc

“Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs painting.” –
Billy Rose

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they
will suprise you with their ingenuity.” – General George S Patton, Jr.
“No affectation of peculiarity can conceal a commonplace mind.” – W.
Somerset Maugham

“No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.” – William Cowper,
English poet (1731-1800)

“No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.” – Thomas
Mann, German author (1875-1955)

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor
Roosevelt

“No, ’tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but ’tis
enough, ’twill serve….” – Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet, Act III, scene I,
William Shakespeare

“Nostalgia is the realization that things weren’t as unbearable as they
seemed at the time” – Anonymous.

“Not to be able to bear poverty is a shameful thing, but not to know
how to chase it away by work is a more shameful thing yet.” – Pericles
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo
Emerson

“Nothing is more intolerable than to have to admit to yourself your own
errors.” – Beethoven

“Nothing so needs reforming as other peoples’ habits.” – Mark Twain
“Often it is fatal to live too long. ” – Racine

“Often you must turn your stylus to erase, if you hope to write
anything worth a second reading.” – Horace

“One martini is alright, two is too many, three is not enough.” – James
Thurber, American humorist (1894-1961)

“One of the few rules of Evolution is that extreme specialization
results in eventual extinction.” – Hardin

“One should never make one’s debut in a scandal. One should reserve
that to give interest to one’s old age.” – Oscar Wilde

“One thing the world needs is popular government at popular prices.” –
George Barker

“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.” –
William Shakespeare

“Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of
darkness.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided
missiles and misguided men.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn’t to
be found.” – Kathleen Norris, American author (1880-1960)
“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by
understanding” – Albert Einstein

“Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.” – Anonymous
“Pedestrians never seem to realize that they are a threat to the safety
of cars.” – Thomas Sowell

“People who never get carried away should be.” – Malcolm S. Forbes,
American publisher.

“People who feel well are sick people neglecting themselves.” – Jules
Romains

“People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven’t
what they want that they really don’t want it.” – Ogden Nash, American
humorist and poet (1902-1971)

“Perfection, then, is finally achieved, not when there is nothing left
to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de St.
Exup‚ry

“Pessimists have already begun to worry about what is going to replace
automation.” – John Tudor

“Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even
where there are no rivers.” – Nikita Khrushchev

“Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective
stories.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing
between the disastrous and the unpalatable.” – John Kenneth Galbraith

“Poverty often deprives a man of all spirit and virtue. It is hard for
an empty bag to stand upright.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Prejudice is the reason of fools.” – Voltaire

“Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the
mind.” – W. R. Alger

“Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.” – Solon

“Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance.” – Confucius
“Really, we create nothing. We merely plagiarize nature.” – Jean
Baitaillon

“Remember: the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.”
– Anonymous

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what
nobody else has thought.” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the
trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching
the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time” – Sir
J. Lubbock

“Resting on one’s laurels makes for an uncomfortable bed, and only
crushes the laurels.” – A. Cygni, Philospher

“Rich men without convictions are more dangerous in modern society than
poor women without chastity.” – George Bernard Shaw
“Rivers in the United States are so polluted that acid rain makes them
cleaner.” – Andrew Malcolm

“Say what you will about the ten commandments; you must always come
back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.” – H. L.
Mencken

“Scripture teaches us to be as wise as serpents and as harmless as
doves. All too often, [we] are as wise as doves and as harmless as
serpents.” – Moishe Rosen

“Seeing consists of the grasping of structural features rather than the
indiscriminate recording of detail.” – Rudolf Arnheim
“Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering the
Farmer’s Daughter.” – Julius H. Comroe.

“Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when
others believe him.” – Charles de Gaulle

“Sleep is conducive to beauty. Even velvet looks worn when it loses
its nap.” – Joan L. Zielin

“So far, I haven’t heard of anybody who wants to stop living on account
of the cost.” – Kin Hubbard

“Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more
deadly in the long run.” – Mark Twain

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a
yellow spot into the sun.” – Pablo Picasso

“Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people
they are.” – John W. Gardner

“Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of
order that sets me free to fly.” – Julie Andrews

“Some people want to achieve immortality through their works or their
descendants. I prefer to achieve immortality by not dying.” – Woody
Allen.

“Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car
could go straight upwards.” – Fred Hoyle

“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will
ever regret.” – Ambrose Bierce

“Suicide is cheating the doctors out of a job.” – Billings
“Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you
get.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Take from me the hope that I can change the future and you will send
me mad.” – Israel Zangwill

“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop
thinking and go in.” – Andrew Jackson.

“Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological
criminal.” – Albert Einstein

“The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have
plenty of messenger boys.” – Sir William Preece, chief engineer of the
British Post Office, 1876

“The English certainly and fiercely pride themselves in never praising
themselves.” – Wyndham Lewis

“The Show-off is always shown up in a showdown.” – fortune cookie.
“The alphabet will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls. They
will trust the written characters and not remember themselves.” –
Socrates

“The art of acting consists of keeping people from coughing.” – Sir
Ralph Richardson

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures
the disease.” – Voltaire

“The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody
else of the same name.” – Aldous Huxley

“The average woman would rather have beauty than brains because the
average man can see better than he can think” – anonymous

“The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s
the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book
about it.” – Benjamin Disraeli

“The bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.”
– Galileo

“The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get
up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” –
Robert Frost

“The budget should be balanced, the treasury refilled, public debt
reduced, the arrogance of officialdom tempered and controlled, and the
assistance to foreign lands curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt.” –
Cicero, Roman statesman (106 B.C.-43 B.C.)

“The coward regards himself as cautious; the miser, as thrifty.” –
Publilius Syrus

“The despot, be assured, lives night and day like one condemned to
death by the whole of mankind for his wickedness.” – Xenophon

“The difference between a rich man and a poor man is this: the former
eats when he pleases, the latter when he can get it.” – Sir Walter
Raleigh

“The fault lies not with our technologies but with our systems.” –
Roger Levian

“The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal
constancy of women who love me.” – George Bernard shaw
“The first condition of immortality is death.” – Stanislaw Lec

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” – Shakespeare:
Henry VI, Part 2, act ii

“The fixity of a habit is generally in direct proportion to it’s
absurdity.” – Proust

“The flush toilet is the basis of western civilization.” – Alan Coult
“The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the
past, only more expensive.” – John Sladek

“The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered by their
proverbs.” – Francis Bacon

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will
outlast it.” – William James

“The greatness of a man can nearly always be measured by his
willingness to be kind.” – G. Young
“The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly
to revere what is unknowable.”

“The ladder of life is full of splinters, but they always prick hardest
when you’re sliding down.” – William Brownell

“The man who, in a fit of melancholy, kills himself today, would have
wished to live had he waited a week.” – Voltaire

“The man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestry is like a potato.
The only good belonging to him is underground.” – Sir Thomas Overbury

“The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights.” – J.
Paul Getty

“The mistake you make is in trying to figure it out.” – Tennessee
Williams

“The more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the
pleasure and charm of conversation.” – Plato

“The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is
comprehensible.” – Albert Einstein.

“The most merciful thing in the world is the inability of the human
mind to correlate all its contents.” – H. P. Lovecraft

“The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age
brings wisdom.” – H. L. Mencken

“The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the
opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” –
Niels Bohr

“The polar ice cap is melting and all you can do is look at reruns of
Barney Miller?” – ‘What A Guy’, by Bill Hoest
“The pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy.” – D. H.
Laurence

“The shortest distance between two points is under construction” –
Noelie Altito

“The smallest fact is a window through which the infinite may be seen.”
– Aldous Huxley

“The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to
be.” – Paul Val‚ry

“The trouble with the ra
t race is that even if you win, you’re still a
rat.” – Lily Tomlin
“The trouble with the profit system has always been that it was highly
unprofitable to most people.” – E. B. White

“The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot,
his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at
anything by his art.” – George Bernard Shaw

“The two most important tools an architect has are the eraser in the
drawing room and the sledge hammer on the construction site.” – Frank
Lloyd Wright

“The universe is looking less and less like a great machine and more
and more like a great thought.” – Ortega y Gasset

“The unnatural, that too is natural.” – G”the

“The wisdom of man never yet contrived a system of taxation that
operates with perfect equality.” – Andrew Jackson
“The world stands aside to let anyone pass who know where he is going.”
– David Starr Jordan

“The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.” – Alexander Pope
“There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is
striking at the root.” – Thoreau

“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything
or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.” – Alfred
Korzybski

“There are four kinds of homocide: felonious, excusable, justifiable,
and praiseworthy.” – Ambrose Bierce

“There are no second acts in American lives.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald,
American Author (1896-1940)

“There are no friends at cards or world politics.” – F. P. Dunne
“There is a capacity of virtue in us, and there is a capacity of vice
to make your blood creep.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” –
Booker T. Washington

“There is no country and no people who can look forward to the age of
leisure and abundance without dread.” – John Maynard Keynes, English
economist (1883-1946)

“There is nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things
we don’t know.” – Ambrose Bierce

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter
and open a vein.” – Red Smith

“There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” –
Salvador Dali

“There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale
returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.” –
Mark Twain, American Writer (1835-1910)

“There was never a good war or a bad peace.” – Benjamin Franklin
“There’s a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this
line – Oscar Levant

“They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to
change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol, American pop artist (1928-1987)
“Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.” –
Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Thirty-five is a very attractive age. London’s society is full of
women who have of their free choice remained thirty-five for years.” –
Oscar Wilde

“This world is comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that
feel.” – Horace Walpole

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those
who dream only by night.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.” – Wilson
Mizner

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry
it within us or we will find it not.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his
mouth.” – Arab proverb

“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.” –
Hector Berlioz

“Time is what we want most, but alas, what we use worst.” – William
Penn

“Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los
Angeles.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“To be seen is the ambition of ghosts, and to be remembered is the
ambition of the dead.” – Norman O. Brown

“To define a thing is to substitute the definition for the thing
itself.” – Georges Braque, French artist (1882-1963)

“To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.” –
anonymous

“Trapped, like a trap in a trap.” – Dorothy Parker

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather, try to become a man of
value.” – Albert Einstein.

“Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the
amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.” – Jame McNeil
Whistler

“Universities are designed for the convenience of the faculty, not for
the convenience of the students.” – Adam Smith

“Unless a man feels he has a good memory, he should never venture to
lie.” – Montaigne

“Up is, by definition, the direction which broadens horizons.” – A.
Cygni

“Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it
is for. Spend all you have before you die; and do not outlive
yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast
beef.” – Tom Robbins

“Virtue is like a rich stone, best plain set.” – Francis Bacon
“War is just when it is necessary; arms are permissible when there is
no hope except in arms.” – Machiavelli

“Washington is a city of southern efficiency and northern charm.” –
John F. Kennedy

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” –
Oscar Wilde

“We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities
brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” – John W. Gardner
“We are what we pretend to be.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

“We didn’t inherit the land from our fathers. We are borrowing it from
our children.” – Amish belief

“We forgive once we give up attachment to our wounds.” – Lewis Hyde
“We have all passed a lot of water since then.” – Samuel Goldwyn
“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it that
to consume wealth without producing it.” – George Bernard Shaw.
“We have really everything in common with America nowadays except, of
course, language.” – Oscar Wilde

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: all men could be cremated
equal.” – Vern Parlow

“We seem to believe it is possible to ward off death by following rules
of good grooming.” – Don Delillo

“We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.” – Henry
David Thoreau

“We think in generalities, but we live in detail.” – Alfred North
Whitehead, British philospher (1861-1947)

“What time hath scanted men in hair, he hath given them in wit.” –
William Shakespeare

“What you get is a living; what you give is a life.” – Lilian Gish,
American actress

“What’s a thousand dollars? mere chicken feed. A `poultry’ matter.” –
Groucho Marx

“When I was a kid, my parents told me what to do. When I went to
school, my teachers told me what to do. Now I’m married, and my
husband tells me what to do. I’m not going to use a computer and let
it tell me what to do.” – Anonymous

“When I’m good I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.” – Mae
West

“When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him:
`whose?’ – Don Marquis

“When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.” – George Bernard
Shaw

“When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this
sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” – Jonathan
Swift

“When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.” –
Thomas Jefferson

“When large numbers of men are unable to find work, unemployment
results.” – Calvin Coolidge

“When one has good health it is not serious to be ill.” – Francis
Blanche

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” – Hunter S. Thompson,
American journalist.

“When the man who knows all about the fruit fly chromosomes finds
himself sitting next to an authority on Beowulf, there may be an uneasy
silence.” – Brand Blanshard

“When things go wrong, don’t go with them.” – Anonymous

“When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut” – anonymous

“When you’re through changing, you’re through.” – Bruce Barton

“Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver.” – Hermann
Goring

“White hair is not a sign of wisdom, only age” – Greek proverb

“Whoever tells the truth is chased out of nine villages.” – Turkish
proverb

“Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein.” – Paraphrasing the Book of
Proverbs

“Why doesn’t the fellow who says, ‘I’m no speech maker’, let it go at
that instead of giving a demonstration?” – Kin Hubbard

“Why is it that we rejoice at a wedding and cry at a funeral? It is
because we are not the person involved.” – Mark Twain

“Why is this thus? What is the reason for this thusness?” – Artemus
Ward

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?” – Frank
Scully

“Wickedness is always easier than virtue; for it takes the short cut to
everything.” – Samuel Johnson

“Woman is like a teabag; you can’t tell how strong she is until you put
her in hot water.” – First Lady Nancy Reagan

“Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge.” – Abraham Joshua
Heschel

“Words wound. But as a veteran of twelve years in the united states
senate, I happily attest that they do not kill.” – Lyndon Johnson.
“Work to become, not to acquire.” – Confucius

“Working as a journalist is exactly like being a wallflower at an
orgy.” – Nora Ephron

“Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.” – Robert
Frost

“You can observe a lot just by watchin’.” – Yogi Berra

“You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him
mad.” – Adali Stevenson

“You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? – Steven Wright
“You can’t say civilizations don’t advance . . . in every war they kill
you in a new way.” – Will Rogers

“You simply cannot understand psychedelic drugs, which activate the
brain, unless you understand something about computers.” – Timothy
Leary

“You’ve no idea of what a poor opinion I have of myself, and how little
I deserve it.” – W.S. Gilbert

“Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are
to think themselves sober enough.” – Earl of Chesterfield

“Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter for execution
than for counsel, fitter for new projects than settled business.” –
Francis Bacon

“`Automatic’ simply means that you can’t repair it yourself.” – Mary H.
Waldrip

“`Contrariwise’, continued Tweedledee, `If it was so, it might be; and
if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.'”
– Lewis Carroll

“`It can’t happen here’ is Number 1 on the list of famous last words.”
– David Crosby, rock singer and musician

Glendower: “I can call the spirits from the vasty deep.”||Hotspur:
“Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call
for them?”| – William Shakespeare: Henry IV, Part I, act iii, scene i

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