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Agatha Christie Autobiography 1977 Famous Quotes


One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. ~Author : Agatha Christie Autobiography 1977 Famous QuotesMore Categories Health Quotes Enthusiasm Sayings Effort Quotes Photography Sayings Scrapbooking Quotes Civilization Sayings Silence Quotes Valentines Day Sayings Get Well Soon Quotes Names Sayings Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books. ~Author : Bell Hooks O Magazine December 2003 Inspirational Sayings Time as he grows old teaches all things. ~Author : Aeschylus Nice Quotes One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests. ~Author : John Stuart Mill Great Sayings Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself. ~Author : HL Mencken Meaningful Sayings Rich bachelors should be heavily taxed. It is not fair that some men should be happier than others. ~Author : Oscar Wilde Wise Quotes I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life--specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far. ~Author : Erica Jong Motivational Sayings Screenwriters? Schmucks with Underwoods. ~Author : Jack Warner Famous Quotes Only the refusal to listen guarantees one against being ensnared by the truth. ~Author : Nozick Inspirational Sayings It is a true saying that One falsehood leads easily to another. ~Author : Cicero Nice Quotes Hobbies cost money but interests are free. ~Author : George Carlin George Carlin You Are All Diseased Great Sayings In necessary things, unity in doubtful things, liberty in all things, charity. ~Author : Richard Baxter Meaningful Sayings I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought: What the hell good would that do? ~Author : Ronnie Shakes Wise Quotes Miserable mortals who, like leaves, at one moment flame with life, eating the produce of the land, and at another moment weakly perish. ~Author : Homer The Iliad Motivational Sayings You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on. ~Author : Harry S Truman Famous Quotes Welcome every problem as an opportunity. Each moment is the great challenge, the best thing that ever happened to you . The more difficult the problem, the greater the challenge in working it out. ~Author : Grace Speare Inspirational Sayings Love flies, runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back. ~Author : Thomas a Kempis Nice Quotes Wars were not made by generations and their special stupidities, but that wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart. ~Author : John Knowles Great Sayings Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it. ~Author : Fannie Hurst Meaningful Sayings The ultimate security is your understanding of reality. ~Author : H Stanley Judd Wise Quotes I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year, I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women, for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40. ~Author : James Grover Thurber Motivational Sayings Tony Montana What you lookin' at You all a bunch of f***ing assholes. You know why You don't have the guts to be what you wanna be You need people like me. You need people like me so you can point your f***ing fingers and say, That's the bad guy. So... what that make you Good You're not good. You just know how to hide, how to lie. Me, I don't have that problem. Me, I always tell the truth. Even when I lie. So say good night to the bad guy Come on. The last time you gonna see a bad guy like this again, let me t[...]

Garry Gamble Famous Quotes


Christmas night, stars shine bright, and all the angels are singing. 'The Son of God is Born' Little child, holy child, how I want to be near you, this blessed Christmas night. ~Author : Garry Gamble Famous Quotes Confusion is the welcome mat at the door of creativity. ~Author : Michael J Gelb Inspirational Sayings Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,A medley of extemporanea;And love is a thing that can never go wrong;And I am Marie of Romania. ~Author : Dorothy Parker Not So Deep as a Well 1937 Comment Nice Quotes History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between. ~Author : Sarah Vowell Assassination Vacation p 208 Great Sayings To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely. ~Author : Hugo Von Hofmannsthal Meaningful Sayings A religious awakening which does not awaken the sleeper to love has roused him in vain. ~Author : Jessamyn West Wise Quotes In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight. ~Author : Rabindranath Tagore Motivational Sayings Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward for there you have been, there you long to return. ~Author : Leonardo DaVinci Famous Quotes Progress might have been all right once but it has gone on too long. ~Author : Ogden Nash Inspirational Sayings Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them. ~Author : Brittany Murphy Nice Quotes If, in instructing a child, you are vexed with it for want of adroitness, try, if you have never tried before, to write with your left hand, and then remember that a child is all left hand. ~Author : J F Boyse Great Sayings You shall go with me, newly-married bride,And gaze upon a merrier multitude.White-armed Nuala, Aengus of the Birds,Feachra of the hurtling form, and himWho is the ruler of the Western Host,Finvara, and their Land of Heart's Desire.Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,But joy is wisdom, time an endless song. ~Author : William Butler Yeats Meaningful Sayings High living and high thinking are poles apart. ~Author : B J Gupta Wise Quotes We have rudiments of reverence for the human body, but we consider as nothing the rape of the human mind. ~Author : Eric Hoffer Motivational Sayings Gossip about a person and his shadow will appear. ~Author : Japanese Proverb Famous Quotes After three days without reading, talk becomes flavorless. ~Author : Chinese Proverb Inspirational Sayings Too much sanity may be madness - and the maddest of all - to see life as it is, and not as it ought to be. ~Author : Don Quixote Man of La Mancha Nice Quotes It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. ~Author : Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire Great Sayings Some people are born mediocre, some people achieve mediocrity, and some people have mediocrity thrust upon them. ~Author : Joseph Heller Meaningful Sayings The only really happy folk are married women and single men. ~Author : Henry Louis Mencken Wise Quotes Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ~Author : Reggie Leach Motivational Sayings When in doubt, have two guys come through the door with guns. ~Author : Raymond Chandler Famous Quotes Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. ~Author : Albert von SzentGyorgyi in Irving Good The Scientist Speculates 1962 Inspirational Sayings Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs. ~Author : William Howard Stein Nice Quotes The greatest truths are the simplest. ~Author : Augustus Hare Great Sayings A coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave just one. ~Author : Anonymous Meaningful Sayings Who has confidence in himself will gain the confidene of others. ~Author : Leib Lazarow Wise Quotes To be pleased with one's limits is a wretched state. ~Author : Johann Wol[...]

Norman Vincent Peale Famous Quotes


Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow. ~Author : Norman Vincent Peale Famous Quotes Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know. ~Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson Journal May 1849 Inspirational Sayings There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. ~Author : Josh Billings Nice Quotes The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action. ~Author : Confucius Great Sayings Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs. ~Author : Oliver Goldsmith Meaningful Sayings Thank God, I have done my duty. Kiss me, Hardy. ~Author : Adm Horatio Nelson last words 21 Oct 1805 Wise Quotes The capacity of human beings to bore one another seems to be vastly greater than that of any other animal. ~Author : H L Mencken Motivational Sayings All cats are gray in the dark. ~Author : Benjamin Franklin Famous Quotes Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that. ~Author : Jean Babtiste Henri Lacordaire Inspirational Sayings When good men die their goodness does not perish,But lives though they are gone. As for the bad,All that was theirs dies and is buried with them. ~Author : Euripides Temenidae Nice Quotes Dieu me pardonnera c'est son metier. (God will pardon me, that's his job.) ~Author : Heinrich Heine Great Sayings Never express yourself more clearly than you are able to think. ~Author : Niels Bohr Meaningful Sayings Those who would deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it. ~Author : Abraham Lincoln Wise Quotes No man deserves punishment for his thoughts. ~Author : Anonymous Motivational Sayings Like the winds of the sea are the winds of fate As we voyage along through life, Tis the set of the soul That decides its goal And not the calm or the strife. ~Author : Ella Wheeler Wilcox Famous Quotes Wisdom is perishable. Unlike information or knowledge, it cannot be stored in a computer or recorded in a book. It expires with each passing generation. ~Author : Sid Taylor Inspirational Sayings Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future. ~Author : John Fitzgerald Kennedy Nice Quotes No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. ~Author : George Jean Nathan Great Sayings The ingenuity of the device blinds us to its utter uselessness. ~Author : Anonymous British civil servant Take Her Deep by IJ Galatin Cdr US Navy ret Meaningful Sayings The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. ~Author : Mark Twain Wise Quotes In a false quarrel there is no true valour. ~Author : William Shakespeare Motivational Sayings To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. ~Author : Robert Anson Heinlein Famous Quotes Socialism is nothing but the capitalism of the lower classes. ~Author : Oswald Spengler Inspirational Sayings A good friend of my son's is a son to me. ~Author : Lois McMaster Bujold Nice Quotes I can resist anything but temptation. ~Author : Oscar Wilde Great Sayings I wish there could have been an invention that bottled up a memory, like perfume, and it never faded, never got stale. Then whenever I wanted to, I could uncork that bottle and live the memory all over again. ~Author : Daphne DuMaurier Rebecca Meaningful Sayings I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. ~Author : Roy Croft Wise Quotes Heaven is not the wide blue sky but the place where corporeality is begotten in the house of the Creative. ~Author : Lu Yen Motivational Sayings[...]

Edgar Watson Howe Famous Quotes


If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old. ~Author : Edgar Watson Howe Famous Quotes Artificial Intelligence: the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies ~Author : Bill Bulko Inspirational Sayings Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks. ~Author : Carol Botwin Nice Quotes True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkenss, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds, a handful of stars tossed into the night sky. ~Author : Jim Bishop Great Sayings No matter how big a nation is, it is no stronger that its weakest people, and as long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you might otherwise. ~Author : Marian Anderson Meaningful Sayings At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas. ~Author : Aldous Huxley Wise Quotes Mike Caldwell, the Padres' right-handed southpaw, will pitch tonight. ~Author : Jerry Coleman Motivational Sayings Cultivate the habit of early rising. It is unwise to keep the head long on a level with the feet. ~Author : Henry David Thoreau Famous Quotes You will find that the mere resolve not to be useless, and the honest desire to help other people, will, in the quickest and delicatest ways, improve yourself. ~Author : John Ruskin Inspirational Sayings I am more afriad of an army of 100 sheep lead by a lion than an army of 100 lions lead by a sheep. ~Author : Tallyrand Nice Quotes When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained. ~Author : Edward R Murrow Great Sayings It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am. ~Author : Muhammad Ali Meaningful Sayings If you want to imagine the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. ~Author : George Orwell 1984 Wise Quotes Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. ~Author : Phillips Brooks Motivational Sayings Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock. ~Author : Will Rogers Famous Quotes To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character. ~Author : Aristotle Nichomachean Ethics Inspirational Sayings The most common lie is that which one lies to himself lying to others is relatively an exception. ~Author : Hietzsche Nice Quotes God don't make no mistakes. That's how He got to be God. ~Author : Archie Bunker Great Sayings If worry were an effective weight-loss program, women would be invisible. ~Author : Nancy Drew Meaningful Sayings I am never afraid of what I know. ~Author : Anna Sewell Wise Quotes No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see. ~Author : Taoist Proverb Motivational Sayings Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough we must do. ~Author : Bruce Lee Famous Quotes It is the person who is blind to what goes on around him that is most surprised when the same things happen to him. ~Author : M Thompson Inspirational Sayings If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves. ~Author : J Paul Getty Nice Quotes Take care of the fans and they will sure as hell take care of you. ~Author : Elvis Presley Great Sayings He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. ~Author : Horace Meaningful Sayings [...]

William Bolitho Famous Quotes


You need more fact in the dangerous art of giving presents than in any other social action. ~Author : William Bolitho Famous Quotes The universe seems wondrous to me, with or without God. It has powerful lines and uncompromising ways. Patience and time sit like sages on the planets, strong and impersonal. There is a stark beauty to all of this. ~Author : Real Live Preacher Inspirational Sayings Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. ~Author : Marie Curie Nice Quotes I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.' ~Author : Earl Warren Great Sayings Word is a shadow of a deed. ~Author : Democritus Meaningful Sayings One does not adopt a new idea, one slips into it. ~Author : JeanPaul Sartre Wise Quotes To have a choice at all is to be free - even when the choice is between two terrible things. ~Author : Orson Scott Card The Worthing Saga Motivational Sayings Truth is truthTo the end of reckoning. ~Author : William Shakespeare Measure for Measure Act 5 scene 1 Famous Quotes There are three great friends an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. ~Author : Benjamin Franklin Inspirational Sayings Never lose hope. ~Author : Unknown Nice Quotes If you have a job without aggravation, you don't have a job. ~Author : Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Great Sayings Frailty, thy name is woman! ~Author : William Shakespeare Hamlet Act 1 scene 2 Meaningful Sayings You do not need to be loved, not at the cost of yourself. The single relationship that is truly central and crucial in a life is the relationship to the self. Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never lose. ~Author : Jo Coudert Advice From A Failure Wise Quotes A true artist is born with a unique voice and cannot copy so he has only to copy to prove his originality. ~Author : Radiquet Motivational Sayings The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein; it rejects it. ~Author : Biologist P B Medawar Famous Quotes Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light ~Author : Maurice Freehill Inspirational Sayings I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day. ~Author : Albert Camus Nice Quotes When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay. ~Author : Brian Aldiss Great Sayings A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. ~Author : Hector Hugh Munro Meaningful Sayings Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn't matter. I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for. ~Author : Alice Walker Wise Quotes My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them. ~Author : Penn Jillette Motivational Sayings A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. ~Author : James Clarke Famous Quotes 'We're always lucky,' I said and like a fool I did not knock on wood. ~Author : Ernest Hemingway Inspirational Sayings History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. ~Author : Sir Winston Churchill Nice Quotes All great men are gifted with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know. ~Author : Alexis Carrel Great Sayings The human race is faced with a cruel choice work or daytime television. ~Author : Unknown Meaningful Sayings If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. ~Author : Wittge[...]