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"We have just religion enough to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. "
Jonathon Swift

"It's not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are already enough people to do that. "
G. H. Hardy

"Democracy is government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. "
Clement Attlee

"I would not like to be a political leader in Russia. They never know when they're being taped. "
Richard Nixon

"Language is the most imperfect and expensive means yet discovered for communicating thought. "
William James

"What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. "
Havelock Ellis

"No matter what side of an argument you're on, you always find some people on your side that wish you were on the other side. "
Jascha Heifetz

"In America any boy may become President, and I suppose that's just the risk he takes. "
Adlai Stevenson

"I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. "
Ronald Reagan

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. "
Abraham Lincoln

"When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones. "
Peter De Vries

"Of all the wild beasts of land or sea, the wildest is woman. "

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it for themselves. "
Lane Kirkland

"When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, you think it's only a minute. But when you sit on a hot stove for a minute, you think it's two hours. That's relativity. "
Albert Einstein

"The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. "
Eugene McCarthy

"We ought to have as great a regard for religion as we can, so as to keep it out of as many things as possible. "
Sean O'Casey

"The only reason I'm here is because I don't yet have the moral strength to turn down the money. "
Marlon Brando

"By all means marry. If you get a good wife, you will become happy; and if you get a bad one, you will become a philosopher. "

"Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home. "
David Frost

"Virtue is it's own revenge. "
E. Y. Harburg

"It is by universal misunderstanding that we all agree. For if, by ill luck, people understood each other, they would never agree. "
Charles Baudelaire

"Never believe anything until it has been officially denied. "
Claud Cockburn

"I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. "
Thomas Jefferson

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true. "
James Cabell

"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. "
Thornton Wilder

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president; I'm beginning to believe it. "
Clarence Darrow

"The trouble with people is not that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so. "
Josh Billings

"Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. "
William Shakespeare

"Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. "
Edward Murrow

"One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued. "
Benjamin Franklin

"It is better to be adventurous than cautious, because fortune is a woman. "
Niccolo Machiavelli

"If you marry you will regret it. If you do not marry, you will also regret it. "
Sören Kierkegaard

The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. "
Sigmund Freud

"The police are not here to create disorder. They are here to preserve disorder. "
Richard Daley

"Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it. "
Max Frisch

"An antique is something that's been useless so long it's still in pretty good condition. "
Franklin Jones

"Even when all the experts agree, they may well be mistaken. "
Bertrand Russell

"Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. "
Henery Kissinger

"Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. "
G. K. Chesterton

"The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.  "

"Regarded as a means, the businessman is tolerable; regarded as an end he is not so satisfactory.  "
John Maynard Keynes

"I have never understood why it should be considered derogatory to the Creator to suppose that he has a sense of humor.   "
William Ralph Inge

"Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.  "
Paul Gauguin

"The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.  "
Samuel Crothers

"The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of clichés as the first prize.  "
Saul Bellow

"There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then.  "
Hazel Scott

"Half the misery in the world is caused by ignorance.  The other half is caused by knowledge.  "
Bonar Thompson

"The first sigh of love is the last of wisdom.  "
Antoine Bret

"It's not certain that everything is uncertain.  "
Blaise Pascal

"I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.  "
Lillian Hellman

"Everything has been figured out except how to live.  "
Jean-Paul Sartre

"Here's to woman!  Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.  "
Ambrose Bierce

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.  "
Sir Ernest Benn

"Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.  "
George Orwell

"Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.  "
Dion Boucicault

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"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
- Thomas Jefferson

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
- George Eliot

"Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth or the only truth."
- Charles A. Dana

"Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination."
- Roy Goodman

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
- C.S. Lewis

"True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new."
- Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?"
- Frank Moore Cobly

"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

"You can't try to do things - - you simply must do them."
- Ray Bradbury

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
- Marilyn vos Savant

"It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies."
- Arthur Calwell

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

"If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts, but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties."
- Francis Baron

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"Don't be afraid to take a big step when one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small steps."
- David Lloyd George

"The man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to the scrap heap."
- Ayn Rand

"To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life."
- Paula P. Brownlee

"Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind."
- Samuel Johnson

"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."
—Mahatma Gandhi

"Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none."
- William Shakespeare

"Our greatest glory consists not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall."
- Oliver Goldsmith

"We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne."
- Marcus Aurelius

"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal."
- E. Joseph Cossman

"Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"No man is happy who does not think himself so."
- Publilius Syrus

"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."
- Aldous Huxley

"People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within."
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy."
- Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf

"Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle."
- James Russell Lowell

"True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice."
- Ben Johnson

"It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail."
- Peter Marshall

"Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are."
- Malcolm Forbes

"Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."
- Doug Larson

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
- John Wooden

"The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been."
- Alan Ashley-Pitt

"If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been."
- Robert H. Schuller

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."
- Marie Curie

"New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common."
- John Locke

"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions."
- Claude Levi-Strauss

"Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost."
- Robert H. Schuller

"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself."
- Robert Ingersoll

"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
- Joseph Addison

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."
- Erica Jong

"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything."
- William Connor Magee

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."
- Aristotle

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have."
- Doris Mortman

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