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Anonymous Famous Quotes


Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day. ~Author : Anonymous Famous Quotes The game is afoot. ~Author : Sir Arther Connan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Inspirational SayingsMore Categories Logic Quotes Nurses Sayings Cats Quotes Women Sayings Hate Quotes Imagination Sayings Hawww Quotes Experience Sayings Creativity Quotes Spirituality Sayings It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. ~Author : Mark Twain Nice Quotes If you ever have to steal money from your kid, and later on he discovers it's gone, I think a good thing to do is to blame it on Santa Claus. ~Author : Jack Handey Deep Thoughts Great Sayings Whenever I see an old lady slip and fall on a wet sidewalk, my first instinct is to laugh. But then I think, what if I was an ant, and she fell on me. Then it wouldn't seem quite so funny. ~Author : Jack Handey Deep Thoughts Meaningful Sayings By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community. ~Author : Oscar Wilde Wise Quotes All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience. ~Author : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Motivational Sayings Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result. ~Author : Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill Famous Quotes Every man is as Heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse. ~Author : Miguel de Cervantes Inspirational Sayings Uncle Ben With great power, comes great responsibility. ~Author : SpiderMan Nice Quotes We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. ~Author : Sir Winston Churchill Great Sayings Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. ~Author : Kate Reid Meaningful Sayings The censure of those who are opposed to us, is the highest commendation that can be given us. ~Author : Antoine De SaintExupery Wise Quotes George The official toxicity limit for humans is between one and one and half grams of cocaine depending on body weight. I was averaging five grams a day, maybe more. I snorted ten grams in ten minutes once. I guess I had a high tolerance. ~Author : Blow Motivational Sayings There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all. ~Author : Robert Orben Famous Quotes Our founders did not oust George III in order for us to crown Richard I. ~Author : Ralph Nader Inspirational Sayings Dubito ergo sum - I doubt therefore I am ~Author : Kayvan Sylvan Nice Quotes No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals. ~Author : Brian Tracy Great Sayings We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. ~Author : Albert Einstein on atomic energy Jan 22 1947 Meaningful Sayings It is honourable to be accused by those who deserve to be accused. ~Author : Latin Proverb Wise Quotes How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. ~Author : George Washington Carver Motivational Sayings The law hath not been dead, though it hath slept. ~Author : William Shakespeare Famous Quotes You wake up in the morning, and your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. And no one receives either more or less than you receive. ~A[...]

Abraham Lincoln Famous Quotes


If you look for the bad in people, you will surely find it. ~Author : Abraham Lincoln Famous Quotes Everyone makes a greater effort to hurt other people than to help himself. ~Author : Alexis Carrel Inspirational Sayings 'Bury me on my face,' said Diogenes and when he was asked why, he replied, 'Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.' ~Author : Laertius Diogenes Nice Quotes It is the action of an uninstructed person to reproach others for his own misfortune; of one entering instruction, to reproach himself; and one perfectly instructed, to reproach neither others nor himself. ~Author : Epictetus Enchiridion Great Sayings Friends are great and always seem to work by the appropriate will of God. ~Author : Jason Mraz Meaningful Sayings Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. ~Author : Maurice Setter Wise Quotes The wise man will love; all others will desire. ~Author : Afranius Motivational Sayings In wilderness is the preservation of the world. ~Author : Henry David Thoreau Famous Quotes A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. ~Author : Edward R Murrow Inspirational Sayings Ignorance, apathy, and lethargy cause the most problems in our world. People don't know what's going on, they don't care, and they're too lazy to find out. ~Author : Michael Masukawa Nice Quotes It is impossible to live without brains, either one's own or borrowed. ~Author : Baltasar Gracian Great Sayings We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words. ~Author : Anna Sewell Meaningful Sayings Never expose yourself unnecessarily to danger; a miracle may not save you...and if it does, it will be deducted from your share of luck or merit. ~Author : The Talmud Wise Quotes None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone. ~Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson Motivational Sayings You're so goddamned concerned about the civilians, and I don't give a damn. to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on civilian casualties in Vietnam ~Author : Richard Milhous Nixon Famous Quotes I'd better get off the phone now, I've already told you more than I heard myself. ~Author : Loretta Lockhorn Inspirational Sayings If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers. ~Author : Alphonse Karr Nice Quotes If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress. ~Author : Calvin Coolidge Great Sayings You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. ~Author : John Wooden Meaningful Sayings All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives, 'See, there's a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.' ~Author : Mickey Lolich Wise Quotes I am who I choose to be. I always have been what I chosethough not always what I pleased. ~Author : Lois McMaster Bujold Motivational Sayings Bluntness is a virtue. ~Author : Allison Ling Famous Quotes I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure - which is try to please everybody. ~Author : Herbert B Swope Inspirational Sayings No one can possibly know what is about to happen it is happening, each time, for the first time, for the only time. ~Author : James Arthur Baldwin Nice Quotes Even though quality cannot be defined, you know what quality is. ~Author : Robert Pirsig Great Sayings There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened. ~Author : Douglas Adams Meaningful Sayings The language of friend[...]

Merry Browne Famous Quotes


The elegance of honesty needs no adornment. ~Author : Merry Browne Famous Quotes Divide and rule, a sound motto. Unite and lead, a better one. ~Author : Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Inspirational Sayings You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. ~Author : Kahlil Gibran The Prophet Nice Quotes A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money. ~Author : Senator Everett Dirksen Great Sayings 'Whom are you' he asked, for he had attended business college. ~Author : George Ade Meaningful Sayings If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it? ~Author : Steven Wright Wise Quotes The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. ~Author : Dorothea Lange Motivational Sayings A thousand cups of wine do not suffice when true friends meet, but half a sentence is too much when there is no meeting of minds. ~Author : Chinese proverb Famous Quotes Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometime, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight. ~Author : Barbara Schapiro Inspirational Sayings Life without a friend is death without a witness. ~Author : Danish proverb Nice Quotes There are no clear paths. Only pitfalls and tripwires and darkness. ~Author : Robert Jordan The Wheel of Time Great Sayings It is what you learn after you know it all that counts. ~Author : John Wooden Meaningful Sayings George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth - he could not even lie. ~Author : Mark Twain Wise Quotes Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society. ~Author : Michel Eyquem de Montaigne Motivational Sayings Language is only the instrument of science, and words are but the signs of ideas. ~Author : Samuel Johnson Famous Quotes Remember happiness doesn't depend on who you are or what you have it depends solely upon what you think. ~Author : Dale Carnegie Inspirational Sayings What a beautiful fix we are in now; peace has been declared. ~Author : Napoleon Bonaparte 1802 Nice Quotes The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul. ~Author : Rona Barrett Great Sayings Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. ~Author : Benjamin Franklin Meaningful Sayings The temptation shared by all forms of intelligence cynicism. ~Author : Albert Camus Wise Quotes Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever. ~Author : Kahlil Gibran Motivational Sayings Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. ~Author : Charles Caleb Colton Famous Quotes I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty. ~Author : Groucho Marx Inspirational Sayings The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. ~Author : Plato The Republic Nice Quotes He who does not venture has no luck. ~Author : Mexican Proverb Great Sayings For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root. ~Author : Henry Thoreau Meaningful Sayings Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart. ~Author : Marianne Williamson Wise Quotes Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation know the nature of joy. ~Author : Maitri Upanishads Motivational Sayings[...]

Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes


Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence ... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. ~Author : Thomas Jefferson Famous Quotes You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. ~Author : Colette in New York WorldTelegram and Sun 1961 Inspirational Sayings I hope you become confortable with the use of logic wihout being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion. ~Author : Neil Armstrong USC 2005 graduation Nice Quotes He altered the image of the Jew from that of rabbi, merchant, wanderer, to that of scientist, farmer and soldier. ~Author : Shimon Peres Great Sayings If you must choose between two paths, either of which will bring death and defeat, then choose the path wherein you die fighting for honor and justice. ~Author : Pan Ku Meaningful Sayings Anything that one imagines of God apart from Christ is only useless thinking and vain idolatry. ~Author : Martin Luther Wise Quotes I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. ~Author : Mark Twain Motivational Sayings We believe at once in evil, we only believe in good upon reflection. Is this not sad ~Author : Dorothe Deluzy Famous Quotes Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these ~Author : Ovid Inspirational Sayings Sometimes when you look in his eyes you get the feeling that someone else is driving. ~Author : David Letterman Nice Quotes Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. ~Author : Howard Aiken Great Sayings The joy of discovery is certainly the liveliest that the mind of man can ever feel. ~Author : Claude Bernard 181378 Meaningful Sayings It may not seem like much, but think of the consequences. One overdue library book today, the collapse of the universe by the end of the week. ~Author : Gareth Roberts Wise Quotes It is a denial of justice not to stretch out a helping hand to the fallen that is the common right of humanity. ~Author : Seneca Motivational Sayings The proposition that the people are the best keepers of their own liberties is not true. They are the worst conceivable, they are no keepers at all they can neither judge, act, think, or will, as a political body. ~Author : John Adams Famous Quotes Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it. ~Author : Helen Keller Inspirational Sayings Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. ~Author : Peter McArthur Nice Quotes Reading well is one of the great pleasures that solitude can afford you. ~Author : Harold Bloom Great Sayings I am...blood. That primordial ooze. Not out there, listeners, in here. Inside this skin we wear, it only lets us think we're something else-- nice clean brains, little talking computers running around in the pursuit of happiness. We pierce this skin and what do we see Warm ooze, protoplasm churning and jesting, defecating, pulsating, life, death. ~Author : Robin Green Meaningful Sayings The eyes believe themselves the ears believe other people. ~Author : German proverb Wise Quotes It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. ~Author : Kahlil Gibran Motivational Sayings It seems very unfortunate that in order to secure political preference, people are made Vice President who are never intended, neither by party nor by the Lord, to be Presidents. ~Author : General Omar Nelson Bradley Famous Quotes True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. ~Author : Socrates Inspirational Sayings Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes. ~Author : Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire Nice Quotes One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul. ~Author : Honore' de Balzac Great Sayings Mission[...]

HL Mencken Famous Quotes


The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth--that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one. ~Author : HL Mencken Famous Quotes There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts. ~Author : Christine Lavin Inspirational Sayings The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why and how it is said. ~Author : Vaclav Havel Nice Quotes Dream no small dreams. They have no power to stir the souls of men. ~Author : Victor Hugo Great Sayings When anger rises, think of the consequences. ~Author : Confucius Meaningful Sayings Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way. ~Author : Julius K Nyerere Wise Quotes I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment, to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure ?- that is all agnosticism means. ~Author : Clarence Darrow Scopes Trial 1925 Motivational Sayings Those who say truth is stranger than fiction have wasted their time on poorly written fiction. ~Author : Mark Twain Famous Quotes Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. ~Author : Will Rogers Inspirational Sayings "How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? ~Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Sign of Four Nice Quotes None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself. ~Author : Muhammad Great Sayings I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together. ~Author : Charles Dickens Meaningful Sayings Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. ~Author : George Bernard Shaw Back to Methuselah 1921 pt 5 Wise Quotes Fame - a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on. ~Author : John Christian Bovee Motivational Sayings Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude. ~Author : William Shakespeare Famous Quotes The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. ~Author : Roger Bannister Inspirational Sayings You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. ~Author : Indira Gandhi quoted by Christian Science Monitor May 17 1982 Nice Quotes You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~Author : Mark Twain Great Sayings If I had my way, any man guilty of golf would be ineligible for any office of trust in the United States. ~Author : H L Mencken Meaningful Sayings Life is something that everyone should try at least once. ~Author : Henry J Tillman Wise Quotes A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. ~Author : Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde Motivational Sayings The world is so dreadfully managed, one hardly knows to whom to complain. ~Author : Ronald Firbank Famous Quotes I think a good novel would be where a bunch of men on a ship are looking for a whale. They look and look, but you know what They never find him. And you know why they never find him It doesn't say. The book leaves it up to you, the reader, to decide. Then, at the very end, there's a page you can lick and it tastes like Kool-Aid. ~Author : Jack Handey Deep Thoughts Inspirational Sayings Not the senses I have but what I do with them is my kingdom. ~Author : Helen Keller Nice Quotes Hereafter, in a better world than this,I shall desire more love and knowledge of you. ~Author : William Shakespeare As You Like It Act 1 scene 2 Great Sayings In order that all men may be taught to speak truth, it is necessary that all likewise should learn to hear it. ~Author : Sa[...]