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JeanJacques Rousseau Famous Quotes


The person who has lived the most is not the one with the most years but the one with the richest experiences.
~Author : JeanJacques Rousseau Famous Quotes

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.
~Author : Cicero Inspirational Sayings
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Art is anything you can get away with.
~Author : Andy Warhol Nice Quotes

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
~Author : J Russel Lynes Great Sayings

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.
~Author : Rebecca West Meaningful Sayings

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
~Author : Abraham Lincoln Wise Quotes

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
~Author : Napoleon Hill Motivational Sayings

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
~Author : Samuel Johnson Famous Quotes

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge
~Author : Voltaire Inspirational Sayings

Thomas Sowell Famous Quotes


Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
~Author : Thomas Sowell Famous Quotes

Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.
~Author : Jim Horning Inspirational Sayings

Vigorous writing is concise.
~Author : William Jr Strunk Nice Quotes

The curse of me & my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.
~Author : Ezra Loomis Pound Great Sayings

The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
~Author : Marshall McLuhan Meaningful Sayings

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
~Author : T S Eliot Wise Quotes

There is something about poverty that smells like death.
~Author : Zora Neale Hurston Motivational Sayings

For too long, many nations, including my own, tolerated, even excused, oppression in the Middle East in the name of stability. Oppression became common, but stability never arrived. We must take a different approach. We must help the reformers of the Middle East as they work for freedom, and strive to build a community of peaceful, democratic nations.
~Author : George W Bush Speech to UN General Assembly September 21 2004 Famous Quotes

Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
~Author : Francois de La Rochefoucauld Inspirational Sayings

Richard Adams Watership Down Famous Quotes


A thing can be true and still be desperate folly.
~Author : Richard Adams Watership Down Famous Quotes

For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
~Author : James Earl Jimmy Carter Jr Inspirational Sayings

A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
~Author : Adam Clayton Jr Powell Nice Quotes

His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.
~Author : Lois McMaster Bujold Memory 1996 Great Sayings

Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
~Author : Susanna Moodie Meaningful Sayings

Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste.
~Author : William A Smith Wise Quotes

Nothing feebler than a man does the earth raise up, of all the things which breathe and move on the earth, for he believes that he will never suffer evil in the future, as long as the gods give him success and he flourishes in his strength but when the blessed gods bring sorrows too to pass, even these he bears, against his will, with steadfast spirit, for the thoughts of earthly men are like the day which the father of gods and men brings upon them.
~Author : Homer Motivational Sayings

Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power.
~Author : Bertrand Russell Famous Quotes

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
~Author : Lyndon B Johnson Inspirational Sayings

Charles Francis Adams Sr Famous Quotes


In this country men seem to live for action as long as they can and sink into apathy when they retire.
~Author : Charles Francis Adams Sr Famous Quotes

I get plenty of exercise carrying the coffins of my friends who exercise.
~Author : Red Skelton Inspirational Sayings

If a sufficient number of people who wanted to stop war really did gather together, they would first of all begin by making war upon those who disagreed with them. And it is still more certain that they would make war on people who also want to stop wars but in another way.
~Author : Gurdjieff Nice Quotes

It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus, that 'Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain, have not got what they expected, and have lost what they had,--being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.'
~Author : Athenus Great Sayings

Beat a man with the strength of you argument, not with the strength of your arm.
~Author : Oliver Wendell Holmes Meaningful Sayings

What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motions of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason.
~Author : Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Wise Quotes

In wildness is the preservation of the world.
~Author : Henry David Thoreau Walking 1862 Motivational Sayings

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
~Author : Willa Cather Famous Quotes

We can forgive you for killing our sons. But we will never forgive you for making us kill yours.
~Author : Golda Meir to Anwar Saddat just before the peace talks Inspirational Sayings

Thomas Paine The Age of Reason Famous Quotes


"What is it the Bible teaches us? - rapine, cruelty, and murder. What is it the Testament teaches us? - to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.
~Author : Thomas Paine The Age of Reason Famous Quotes

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, Where have I gone wrong Then a voice says to me, This is going to take more than one night.
~Author : Charles M Schulz Inspirational Sayings

What was significant about the laughter . . . was not just the fact that it provides internal exercise for a person . . .a form of jogging for the innards, but that it creates a mood in which the other positive emotions can be put to work, too.
~Author : Norman Cousins Nice Quotes

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
~Author : Benjamin Disraeli Great Sayings

Ludwig von Beethoven had never mastered the elements of arithmetic beyond addition and subtraction. A thirteen-year-old boy whom he had befriended tried unsuccessfully to teach him simple multiplication and division.
~Author : Jan Ehrenwald Meaningful Sayings

When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of (his) faith. So let him remain conscious of God regarding the remaining half

~Author : Mohammed Wise Quotes

To me - old age is always ten years older than I am.
~Author : Andre Bernard Buruch Motivational Sayings

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
~Author : Barbara DeAngelis Famous Quotes

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
~Author : Albert Einstein Inspirational Sayings