Famous Quotes



A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
          -  Edward Abbey

We need laws that protect everyone. Men and women, straights and gays, regardless of sexual perversion... uh, persuasion.
          -  Bella Abzug

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
          -  Lord Acton

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
          -  Douglas Adams

In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
          -  Douglas Adams

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody 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.
          -  Douglas Adams

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
          -  John Quincy Adams

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.
          -  African proverb

Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.
          -  Howard Aiken

The man who has no imagination has no wings.
          -  Muhammad Ali

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
          -  Woody Allen

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
          -  Woody Allen

I'm astounded by people who want to "know" the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
          -  Woody Allen

Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things.
          -  Woody Allen

The only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you leave behind.
          -  John Allston

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
          -  Maya Angelou

The way to make a small fortune in the commodities market is to start with a large fortune.
          -  Anonymous

There are 10 kinds of people in the world -- those who understand binary and those who don't.
          -  Anonymous

Come to the edge
He said. They said: We are afraid.
Come to the edge
He said. They came.
He pushed them, and
they flew...
          -  Guillaume Apollinaire

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.
          -  Arabic proverb

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
          -  Archimedes

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.
          -  Pietro Aretino

Friendship consists of only one soul inhabiting two bodies.
          -  Aristotle

Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it.
          -  Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
          -  Aristotle

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
          -  Aristotle

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
          -  Neil Armstrong

It is costly wisdom that is brought by experience.
          -  Roger Ascham

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
          -  Mary Kay Ash

There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere.
          -  Isaac Asimov

Simply stated, it is sagacious to eschew obfuscation.
          -  Norman Augustine

How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
          -  Marcus Aurelius

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
          -  Marcus Aelius Aurelius

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
          -  Roger Babson

Knowledge is power.
          -  Francis Bacon

Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
          -  Francis Bacon

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
          -  Bernard Bailey

I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.
          -  Russell Baker

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
          -  James Baldwin

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
          -  James Barrie

God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.
          -  James Matthew Barrie

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
          -  James Matthew Barrie

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
          -  Marion Barry, Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Any healthy man can go without food for two days -- but not without poetry.
          -  Charles Baudelaire

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures
          -  Henry Ward Beecher

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
          -  Henry Ward Beecher

Nobody ever died of laughter.
          -  Max Beerbohm

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem: they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.
          -  Brendan Behan

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
          -  Alexander Graham Bell

The moment a man talks to his fellows he begins to lie.
          -  Hilaire Belloc

There may be said to be two classes of people in the world; those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes and those who do not.
          -  Robert Benchley

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
          -  Jack Benny

As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.
          -  A. C. Benson

One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
          -  A. C. Benson

I hope I never get so old I get religious.
          -  Ingmar Bergman

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
          -  Ingrid Bergman

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
          -  Irving Berlin

Baseball is 90% mental; the other half is physical.
          -  Yogi Berra

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
          -  Yogi Berra

It's like déjà vu all over again.
          -  Yogi Berra

If you let that sort of thing go on, your bread and butter will be cut right out from under your feet.
          -  Ernest Bevin, Former British foreign minister

Do to others what you would have them do to you.
          -  Bible

Faith: Belief without evidence in what is told by one who speaks without knowledge, of things without parallel.
          -  Ambrose Bierce

Patience: A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
          -  Ambrose Bierce

Pray: To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
          -  Ambrose Bierce

Cogito cogito ergo cogito sum.
"I think that I think, therefore I think that I am."
          -  Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

          -  Bill the Cat

Laws are like sausages -- it is better not to see them being made.
          -  Otto von Bismarck

It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer.
          -  William Blackstone

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
          -  William Blake

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves.
          -  Smiley Blanton

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
          -  Allan Bloom

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future.
          -  Niels Bohr

A picture is worth a thousand words.
          -  Napoleon Bonaparte

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
          -  Napoleon Bonaparte

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
          -  Napoleon Bonaparte

The human race is governed by its imagination.
          -  Napoleon Bonaparte

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
          -  James Bond

There was a time when the reader of an unexciting newspaper would remark, "How dull is the world today!" Nowadays he says, "What a dull newspaper!"
          -  Daniel J. Boorstin

'Tis nobler to lose honor to save the lives of men than it is to gain honor by taking them.
          -  David Borenstein

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
          -  Victor Borge

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
          -  Hal Borland

Time isn't a commodity, something you pass around like cake. Time is the substance of life. When anyone asks you to give your time, they're really asking for a chunk of your life.
          -  Antoinette Bosco

The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance -- the idea that anything is possible.
          -  Ray Bradbury

We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
          -  Ray Bradbury

The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
          -  Omar Bradley, US army general

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.
          -  Jacob M. Braude

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
          -  Bertold Brecht

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
          -  Rupert Brooke

The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
          -  James Broughton

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
          -  Les Brown

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
          -  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
          -  Robert Browning

Everyday people are straying away from the church and going back to God.
          -  Lenny Bruce

Friends are treasures.
          -  Horace Bruns

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
          -  Buddha

Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred -- this is the law Eternal.
          -  Buddha

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
          -  Buddha

When the student is ready, the master appears.
          -  Buddhist proverb

Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and take a look around every once in a while, you could miss it.
          -  Ferris Bueller

We are the people our parents warned us about.
          -  Jimmy Buffett

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
          -  Edmund Burke

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
          -  Edmund Burke

First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.
          -  George Burns

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley.
          -  Robert Burns

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
          -  John Burroughs

For seven and half years I've worked alongside President Reagan. We've had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We've had some sex... uh... setbacks.
          -  George Bush, Vice President

It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from overseas.
          -  George W. Bush

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.
          -  George W. Bush

You teach a child to read and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.
          -  George W. Bush

Adversity is the first path to truth.
          -  George Gordon Byron

Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?
          -  Calvin (Bill Watterson)

People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.
          -  Calvin (Bill Watterson)

That's the remarkable thing about life. No matter how bad it gets it can always get worse.
          -  Calvin (Bill Watterson)

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
          -  Calvin (Bill Watterson)

There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
          -  Calvin (Bill Watterson)

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
          -  Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
          -  Albert Camus

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
          -  Albert Camus

In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer.
          -  Albert Camus

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
          -  Albert Camus

Vote early and vote often.
          -  Al Capone

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
          -  Thomas Carlyle

I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.
          -  Jasper Carrott

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
          -  Pablo Casals

My mother's love for me was so great I have worked hard to justify it.
          -  Marc Chagall

When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it – a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand – as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there’s a clash between the two, it’s bad art.
          -  Marc Chagall

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it.
          -  Jacob Chanowski

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
          -  G, K. Chesterton

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.
          -  Chinese proverb

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.
          -  Chinese proverb

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
          -  Chinese proverb

It is the beautiful bird that gets caged.
          -  Chinese proverb

Life begins the day you start a garden.
          -  Chinese proverb

Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted.
          -  Chinese proverb

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.
          -  Chinese proverb

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
          -  Winston Churchill

I always avoid prophesying beforehand because it is much better to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
          -  Winston Churchill

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
          -  Winston Churchill

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
          -  Winston Churchill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
          -  Winston Churchill

The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.
          -  Winston Churchill

The price of greatness is responsibility.
          -  Winston Churchill

The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.
          -  Winston Churchill

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
          -  Winston Churchill

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
          -  Arthur C. Clarke

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
          -  Arthur C. Clarke

I tried marijuana once. I did not inhale.
          -  Bill Clinton

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.
          -  Bill Clinton

If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.
          -  Irvin S. Cobb

Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
          -  Jean Cocteau

Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.
          -  Chapman Cohen

Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
          -  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Water, water everywhere,
Nor any drop to drink.
          -  Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
          -  Confucius

Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned,
Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
          -  William Congreve

Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast,
To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
          -  William Congreve

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
          -  Rich Cook

It takes a great man to be a good listener.
          -  Calvin Coolidge

When more and more people are thrown out of work, unemployment results.
          -  Calvin Coolidge

The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.
          -  James Fenimore Cooper

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
          -  Bill Cosby

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
          -  Norman Cousins

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
          -  Stephen Covey

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.
          -  Malcolm Cowley

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
          -  Norm Crosby

death i think is no parenthesis
          -  e. e. cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart)
          -  e. e. cummings

since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
          -  e. e. cummings

to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
          -  e. e. cummings

Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
          -  Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
          -  Leonardo da Vinci

The police are not here to create disorder. They're here to preserve disorder.
          -  Richard Daley, Chicago mayor, 1968 Democratic National Convention

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.
          -  Salvador Dali

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
          -  Josephus Daniels

The road to a friend's house is never long.
          -  Danish proverb

There is no such thing as justice--in or out of court.
          -  Clarence Darrow

The man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
          -  Charles Darwin

Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way.
          -  Edward De Bono

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.
          -  Saint Antoine de Exupery

A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.
          -  Bernard de Fontenelle

China is a big country, inhabited by many Chinese.
          -  Charles de Gaulle

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
          -  Jules de Gaultier

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
          -  Willem de Kooning

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.
          -  Francis Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
          -  Antoine de Saint Exupery

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
          -  John Dewey

"Hope" is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tunes without the words
And never stops -- at all --.
          -  Emily Dickinson

A little madness in the Spring
Is wholesome even for the King.
          -  Emily Dickinson

Success is counted sweetest,
By those who ne'er succeed.
          -  Emily Dickinson

I haven't committed a crime. What I did was I failed to comply with the law.
          -  David Dinkins, New York City Mayor and tax evader

A billion here, a billion there. Sooner or later it adds up to real money.
          -  Everett Dirksen

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
          -  Walt Disney

Nurture your mind with great thoughts.
          -  Benjamin Disraeli

We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
          -  Benjamin Disraeli

Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will some new pleasures prove
Of golden sands, and crystal brooks,
With silken lines, and silver hooks.
          -  John Donne

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
          -  John Donne

Where would Christianity be if Jesus got eight to fifteen years, with time off for good behavior?
          -  James H. Donovan, New York Senator, on capital punishment

It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
          -  Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Beware the fury of a patient man.
          -  John Dryden

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
          -  André Dubus

Everything that can be invented, has been invented.
          -  Charles H. Duell, 1899

What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print.
          -  Isadora Duncan

Efficiency is intelligent laziness.
          -  David Dunham

My work is done, why wait?
          -  George Eastman, suicide note

If an army of monkeys were strumming on typewriters, they might write all the books in the British Museum.
          -  Sir Arthur Eddington

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration.
          -  Thomas Edison

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
          - Thomas Edison

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.
          -  Thomas Edison

Everything should be made as simple as possible...but not simpler.
          -  Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
          -  Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
          -  Albert Einstein

I am living without fats, without meat, without fish, but am feeling quite well this way. It always seems to me that man was not born to be a carnivore.
          -  Albert Einstein

I am not only a pacifist, but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace.
          -  Albert Einstein

It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living by its purely physical effect on the human temperament would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind.
          -  Albert Einstein

No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
          -  Albert Einstein

Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
          -  Albert Einstein

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
          -  Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
          -  Albert Einstein

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
          -  Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
          -  Albert Einstein

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.
          -  Albert Einstein

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
          -  Dwight D. Eisenhower

Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.
          -  George Eliot

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
          -  George Eliot

Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.
          -  George Eliot

This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.
          -  T. S. Eliot

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every burned book enlightens the world.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate quotations.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ideas must work through the brains and arms of good and brave men, or they are no better than dreams.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is not a talent of some men but is the health of every man.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love and you shall be loved. All love is mathematically just, as much as the two sides of an algebraic equation.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some of your hurts you have cured,
And the sharpest you still have survived,
But what torments of grief you endured,
From evils which never arrived!
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The earth laughs in flowers.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The mind does not create what it perceives, any more than the eye creates the rose.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The world belongs to the energetic.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be simple is to be great.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
          -  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
          -  Nora Ephron

Only the educated are free.
          -  Epictetus

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
          -  Desiderius Erasmus

His thoughts swam between us, hidden under rocks, disappearing in weeds, and I was fishing for them, dangling my own words like baits and lures.
          -  Louise Erdrich, Chippewa poet

Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration.
          -  Lou Erickson

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
          -  Evan Esar

You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea.
          -  Medgar Evers

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
          -  William Feather

Economists state their GNP growth projections to the nearest tenth of percentage point to prove they have a sense of humor.
          -  Edgar R. Fiedler

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite. And furthermore always carry a small snake.
          -  W. C. Fields

To be a revolutionary you have to be a human being. You have to care about people who have no power.
          -  Jane Fonda

Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
          -  Malcolm Forbes

To measure the man, measure his heart.
          -  Malcolm Forbes

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
          -  Henry Ford

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
          -  Henry Ford

Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
          -  Gene Fowler

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
          -  Anatole France

Inflation is the one form of taxation that can be imposed without legislation.
          -  Milton Friedman

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
          -  Milton Friedman

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

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.
          -  Robert Fritz

Immature love says: "I love you because I need you." Mature love says "I need you because I love you."
          -  Erich Fromm

Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality.
          -  Erich Fromm

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
          -  Erich Fromm

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
          -  Robert Frost

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
          -  Robert Frost

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep
And miles to go before I sleep.
          -  Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a wood and I --
I took the one less travelled by,
and that has made all the difference."
          -  Robert Frost

Between, our birth and death we may touch understanding
As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
          -  Christopher Fry

When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
          -  R. Buckminster Fuller

All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.
          -  Thomas Fuller

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
          -  Thomas Fuller

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
          -  John Kenneth Galbraith

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.
          -  John Kenneth Galbraith

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
          -  Galileo Galilei

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
          -  Galileo Galilei

Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
          -  Mahatma Gandhi

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
          -  Mahatma Gandhi

Where there is love there is life.
          -  Mahatma Gandhi

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

I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species. We err in copying the lower animal world -- if we are superior to it.
          -  Mohandas Gandhi

I'm shopping around for something to do that no one will like.
          -  Jerry Garcia

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
          -  Judy Garland

There are no bugs in any Microsoft software that the majority of users want fixed.
          -  Bill Gates

Casual drug users should be taken out and shot.
          -  Daryl Gates

We may be finding that in some blacks when the choke hold is applied, the veins or arteries do not open up like in normal people.
          -  Daryl Gates, Los Angeles police chief

I shut my eyes in order to see.
          -  Paul Gauguin

In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
          -  Paul Gauguin

To change and to change for the better are two different things.
          -  German proverb

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers
          -  Kahlil Gibran

I wash my hands of those who imagine chattering to be knowledge, silence to be ignorance, and affection to be art.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love.
          -  Kahlil Gibran

Cyberspace: A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.
          -  William Gibson

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
          -  William Gibson

It is better to be hated for what one is, then to be loved for what one is not.
          -  Andrew Gide

I'm very well acquainted too with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot of news--
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
          -  Gilbert and Sullivan, Pirates of Penzance

Justice delayed is justice denied.
          -  William Gladstone

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
          -  Ellen Glasgow

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
          -  Arnold Glasow

I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.
          -  John Glenn

Choose well. Your choice is brief, and yet endless.
          -  Goethe

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
          -  Johann von Goethe

Talent develops in quiet places, character in the full current of human life.
          -  Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

The purpose of life is to produce another generation to figure it out.
          -  J. H. Goldfuss

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
          -  Samuel Goldwyn

Books won't stay banned -- ideas won't go to jail.
          -  Alfred Whitney Griswold

We're vegetarians, you know. People don't trust that. They'd rather you were a gangster than a vegetarian.
          -  Larry Hagman

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
          -  James Halliwell

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
          -  Alexander Hamilton

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamp-post what he feels about dogs.
          -  Christopher Hampton

Higher beings from outer space may not want to tell us the secrets of life, because we're not ready. But maybe they'll change their tune after a little torture.
          -  Jack Handey

Whenever anybody says he's struggling to become a human being I have to laugh because the apes beat him to it by about a million years. Struggle to become a parrot or something.
          -  Jack Handey

Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.
          -  Sydney J. Harris

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life.
          -  Orrin Hatch, Utah Senator

My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
          -  Stephen Hawking

A politician will do anything to keep his job -- even become a patriot.
          -  William Randolph Hearst

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
          -  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Music is the soul of language.
          -  Max Heindel

A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the Lord in vain—then have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system?
          -  Robert A. Heinlein

Always listen to the experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.
          -  Robert A. Heinlein

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
          -  Robert A. Heinlein

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
          -  Robert A. Heinlein

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.
          -  Robert A. Heinlein

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
          -  Sir Arthur Helps

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
          -  Claude-Adrien Helvetius

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
          -  Nelson Henderson

Give me liberty, or give me death!
          -  Patrick Henry

I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret... if you have any sense... And if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid.
          -  Katharine Hepburn

Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get -- only with what you are expecting to give -- which is everything.
          -  Katharine Hepburn

Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
          -  Frank Herbert

My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they're popular; you make them because they're right.
          - Theodore Hesburgh

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision.
          -  Theodore Hesburgh

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
          -  Hermann Hesse

Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?
          -  John Heywood

As to diseases, make a habit of two things - to help, or at least, to do no harm.
          -  Hippocrates

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
          -  Alfred Hitchcock

The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.
          -  Adolf Hitler

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

It is by no means certain that our individual personality is the single inhabitant of these our corporeal frames.... We all do things both awake and asleep which surprise us. Perhaps we have cotenants in this house we live in.
          -  Oliver Wendell Holmes

One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
          -  Oliver Wendell Holmes

We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it—but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
            -Oliver Wendell Holmes

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.
          -  Oliver Wendell Holmes

I slept and dreamed that life was beauty.
I awoke -- and found that life was duty.
          -  Ellen Sturgis Hooper

In my opinion, we are in danger of developing a cult of the Common Man, which means a cult of mediocrity.
          -  Herbert Hoover

Justice is incidental to law and order.
          -  J. Edgar Hoover

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero. (Seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow.)
          -  Horace

He has the deed half done who has made a beginning.
          -  Horace

A thief believes everybody steals.
          -  Edward W. Howe

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
          -  Elbert Hubbard

Fences are made for those who cannot fly.
          -  Elbert Hubbard

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
          -  Elbert Hubbard

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
          -  Elbert Hubbard

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
          -  Langston Hughes

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
          -  Victor Hugo

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
          -  Victor Hugo

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
          -  Victor Hugo

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved -- loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
          -  Victor Hugo

The right to be heard does not autmatically include the right to be taken seriously.
          -  Hubert Humphrey

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
          -  Margaret W. Hungerford

No one is entitled to the truth.
          -  E. Howard Hunt

I know the rent is in arrears
The dog has not been fed in years
It's even worse than it appears
but it's all right.
          -  Robert Hunter

The wheel is turning and you can't slow down
You can't let go and you can't hold on
You can't go back and you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will.
          -  Robert Hunter

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you.
          -  Aldous Huxley

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
          -  Aldous Huxley

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
          -  Aldous Huxley

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
          -  Aldous Huxley

The great tragedy of science -- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
          -  Thomas Huxley

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
          -  Dean Inge

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
          -  William R. Inge

It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
          -  Robert G. Ingersoll

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.
          -  Eugene Ionesco

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
          -  Washington Irving

... work together with me for a better life for oil... I mean all.
          -  Henry Jackson, Washington Senator

We have one simple rule here: Be kind.
          -  Sam Jaffe, Lost Horizon

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
          -  William James

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
          -  William James

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
          -  William James

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
          -  Japanese proverb

Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes... just be an illusion.
          -  Javan

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
          -  Thomas Jefferson

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
          -  Thomas Jefferson

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

That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves.
          -  Thomas Jefferson

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
          -  Thomas Jefferson

It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
          -  Jerome K. Jerome

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: PRESIDENT CAN'T SWIM.
          -  Lyndon Johnson

I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
          -  Samuel Johnson

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
          -  Samuel Johnson

Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
          -  Samuel Johnson

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
          -  Franklin Jones

Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
          -  Franklin P. Jones

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
          -  Franklin P. Jones

I have not yet begun to fight!
          -  John Paul Jones

Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to nurture it in solitude and to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
          -  Erica Jong

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.
          -  Jeseph Joubert

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
          -  Carl Jung

Now I can look at you in peace; I don't eat you any more.
          -  Franz Kafka

If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren't really there.
          -  Paul Kantner

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty," -- that is all
Ye know on Earth, and all ye need to know.
          -  John Keats

Love is my religion -- I could die for it.
          -  John Keats

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
          -  John Keats

I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
          -  Garrison Keillor

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
          -  Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
          -  Helen Keller

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
          -  Helen Keller

We have met the enemy and it is us.
          -  Walt Kelly, Pogo

Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
          -  John F. Kennedy

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
          -  John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
          -  John F. Kennedy

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
          -  John F. Kennedy

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
          -  John F. Kennedy

Some men see things as they are and ask, "why?" I dream things that never were and ask, "why not?"
          -  Robert F. Kennedy

He who angers you conquers you.
          -  Elizabeth Kenny

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.
          -  Walter Kerr

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
          -  Joyce Kilmer, Trees

The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance... logic can be happily tossed out the window.
          -  Stephen King

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
          -  Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have a dream, that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!
          -  Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
          -  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
          -  Henry Kissinger

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
          -  J. Krishnamurti

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
          -  Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
          -  Stanley Kubrick

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
          -  La Rochefoucauld

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
          -  Dalai Lama

The three R's of Microsoft: Retry Reboot Reinstall.
          -  Matt Lammers

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
          -  Walter Savage Landor

Commonplace minds usually condemn what is beyond the reach of their understanding.
          -  Francois LaRochefoucauld

By the time they had diminished from 50 to 8, the other dwarves began to suspect "Hungry"...
          -  Gary Larson, The Far Side

Forget regret, or life is yours to miss.
          -  Jonathan Larson

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
          -  D. H. Lawrence

Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
          -  D. H. Lawrence

I take music pretty seriously. This scar on my wrist, do you know what that's from? I heard the Bee Gees were getting back together again.
          -  Denis Leary

To me the outdoors is what you must pass through in order to get from your apartment into a taxicab.
          -  Fran Lebowitz

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
          -  Ursula K. LeGuin

A lie told often enough becomes truth.
          -  Vladimir Lenin

I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round.
          -  John Lennon

Imagine all the people living in the world agree. You may say I'm a dreamer. But I'm not the only one. I hope some day you'll join us and the world will live as one.
          -  John Lennon

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
          -  John Lennon

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.
          -  John Lennon

We're humorous, and we stand a better chance under that guise, because all the serious people like Martin Luther King and Kennedy and Ghandi got shot.
          -  John Lennon

A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.
          -  Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Everyone has a purpose in life. Perhaps yours is watching television.
          -  David Letterman

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
          -  Alex Levine

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
          -  W. M. Lewis

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
          -  G. C. Lichtenberg

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
          -  Abraham Lincoln

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
          -  Abraham Lincoln

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
          -  Abraham Lincoln

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
          -  Abraham Lincoln

You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
          -  Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
          -  Abraham Lincoln

When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.
          -  Walter Lippmann

I hate you with the white hot intensity of a thousand suns.
          -  Shelley Long, as Diane Chambers in Cheers

When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another.
          -  Edward Lorenz

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
          -  Henri de Lubac

Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
          -  J. Russel Lynes

We are not retreating; we are advancing in another direction.
          -  Douglas MacArthur, General

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
          -  Thomas B. Macaulay

It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
          -  Niccolo Machiavelli

Honest businessmen should be protected from the unscrupulous consumer.
          -  Lester Maddox, governer of Georgia

The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.
          -  Ferdinand Magellan

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
          -  Nelson Mandela

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
          -  Nelson Mandela

Do all things with love.
          -  Og Mandino

It's good to shut up sometimes.
          -  Marcel Marceau

I have no weakness for shoes. I wear very simple shoes which are pump shoes. It is not one of my weaknesses.
          -  Imelda Marcos, owner of 3,400 pairs of shoes

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
          -  Orison Swett Marden

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
          -  Joshua J. Marine

Man cannot be uplifted; he must be seduced into virtue.
          -  Don Marquis

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
          -  Don Marquis

Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens -- and then everybody disagrees.
          -  Boris Marshalov

Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man.
          -  Sir Theodore Martin

A child of five would understand this. Send somebody to fetch a child of five.
          -  Groucho Marx

Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution?
          -  Groucho Marx

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies.
          -  Groucho Marx

She got her good looks from her father. He's a plastic surgeon.
          -  Groucho Marx

From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need.
          -  Karl Marx

To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail.
          -  Abraham Maslow

It is more profitable for your congressman to support the tobacco industry than your life.
          -  Jackie Mason

It is bad luck to be superstitious.
          -  Andrew Mathis

I have always tried to hide my efforts and wished my works to have a light joyousness of springtime which never lets anyone suspect the labors it has cost me.
          -  Henri Matisse

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
          -  Somerset Maugham

Don't dwell on reality; it will only keep you from greatness.
          -  Rev. Randall R. McBride, Jr.

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
          -  George McGovern

If I knew what I was so anxious about, I wouldn't be so anxious.
          -  Mignon McLaughlin

It is important to our friends that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to our friendship that we are not.
          -  Mignon McLaughlin

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.
          -  Mignon McLaughlin

I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence.
          -  Doug McLeod

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
          -  Marshall McLuhan

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
          -  Margaret Mead

I'm not against the blacks, and a lot of the good blacks will attest to that.
          -  Evan Mecham, Arizona governor

Don't be humble. You're not that great.
          -  Golda Meir

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
          -  Herman Melville

A man may be a fool and not know it -- but not if he is married.
          -  H. L. Mencken

Imagine the Creator as a stand up commedian - and at once the world becomes explicable.
          -  H. L. Mencken

It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
          -  H. L. Mencken

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
          -  H. L. Mencken

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
          -  H. L. Mencken

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule -- and both commonly succeed, and are right.
          -  H. L. Mencken

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
          -  H. L. Mencken

It's like an Alcatraz around my neck.
          -  Thomas Menino, Boston mayor, on the shortage of city parking spaces

It's not enough that I should succeed -- others should fail.
          -  David Merrick

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
          -  Michelangelo

Faith in oneself... is the best and safest course.
          -  Michelangelo

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
          -  Michelangelo

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
          -  John Stuart Mill

Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
          -  Henry Miller

All progress occurs because people dare to be different.
          -  Harry Millner

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
          -  John Milton

Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.
          -  John Milton, Paradise Lost

I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever.
          -  Miss Alabama, 1994 Miss Universe contestant

More than anything I must have flowers, always, always.
          -  Claude Monet

Isn't there any other part of the matzo you can eat?
          -  Marilyn Monroe, after being served matzoball soup three meals in a row

I'm an experienced woman; I've been around... well, alright, I might not've been around, but I've been... nearby.
          -  Mary Tyler Moore, as Mary Richards

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
          -  John Morley

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
          -  John Muir

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
          -  Vladimir Nabokov

Annual drug deaths: tobacco: 395,000, alcohol: 125,000, "legal" drugs: 38,000, illegal drug overdoses: 5,200, marijuana: 0. Considering government subsidies of tobacco, just what is our government protecting us from in the drug war?
          -  Ralph Nader

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
          -  Mahfouz Naguib

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
          -  George Jean Nathan

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.
          -  Cynthia Nelms

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means "put down."
          -  Bob Newhart

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
          -  John Henry Newman

If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you.
          -  Paul Newman

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
          -  Reinhold Niebuhr

Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs: He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
          -  Friedrich Nietzsche

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
          -  Friedrich Nietzsche

There are no facts, only interpretations.
          -  Friedrich Nietzsche

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
          -  Anais Nin

I was not lying. I said things that later on seemed to be untrue.
          -  Richard M. Nixon

I'm not a crook.
          -  Richard M. Nixon

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.
          -  Richard M. Nixon

When the president does it, that means it is not illegal.
          -  Richard M. Nixon

The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
          -  Novalis

It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
          -  Mary O'Connor

Microsoft is a cross between The Borg and the Ferengi. Unfortunately they use Borg to do their marketing and Ferengi to do their programming.
          -  Simon Oke

Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult.
          -  Sir Laurence Olivier

The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows.
          -  Aristotle Onassis

I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
          -  J. Robert Oppenheimer

He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
          -  George Orwell

Happy the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying, once and for all.
          -  Ovid

Let your hook be always cast. In the pool where you least expect it, will be fish.
          -  Ovid

Catch the wind, see it spin, sail away, live the day way up high in the sky.
          -  Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
          -  Thomas Paine

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom.
          -  Charlie Parker

Every year, back come Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.
          -  Dorothy Parker

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
          -  Jean Paul

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
          -  Linus Pauling

Solitude is the profoundest fact of the human condition. Man is the only being who knows he is alone.
          -  Octavio Paz

The priest persuades a humble people to endure their hard lot, a politician urges them to rebel against it, and a scientist thinks of a method that does away with the hard lot altogether.
          -  Max Percy

He conquers who endures.
          -  Persius

Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed.
          -  Irene Peter

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
          -  Laurence J. Peter

In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.
          -  Laurence J. Peter

Everything you can imagine is real.
          -  Pablo Picasso

My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
          -  Pablo Picasso

Never eat more than you can lift.
          -  Miss Piggy, Muppet

Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection.
          -  Pindar

A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
          -  Maxwell Planck

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
          -  Plato

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
          -  Plato

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.
          -  Plato

Hope is the dream of a waking man.
          -  Pliny the Elder

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
          -  Plutarch

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.
          -  Edgar Allan Poe

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
          -  Pogo

Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true.
          -  Polish proverb

A critic is a legless man who teaches running.
          -  Channing Pollock

Hope springs eternal in the human breast.
          -  Alexander Pope

To err is human; to forgive, divine.
          -  Alexander Pope

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
          -  John Powell

Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.
          -  Michael Pritchard

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
          -  Marcel Proust

The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one other person.
          -  Vi Putnam

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy. But that could change.
          -  Dan Quayle

I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix.
          -  Dan Quayle

I stand by all the misstatements.
          -  Dan Quayle

If we don't succeed, then we run the risk of failure.
          -  Dan Quayle

It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago.
          -  Dan Quayle

The loss of life will be irreplaceable.
          -  Dan Quayle, on the San Francisco earthquake

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
          -  Gilda Radner

Facts are stupid things.
          -  Ronald Reagan

If you've seen one redwood tree, you've seen them all.
          -  Ronald Reagan

The United States has much to offer the Third World War.
          -  Ronald Reagan, one of nine times he referred to the Third World that way in the same speech

My fellow Americans. I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.
          -  Ronald Reagan, unaware that his microphone was live

It is more difficult to be an honourable man for a week than to be a hero for fifteen minutes.
          -  Jules Renard

The streets are safe in Philadelphia. It's only the people that make them unsafe.
          -  Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia Mayor and Police Chief

I love the way Microsoft follows standards. In much the same manner that fish follow migrating caribou.
          -  Kirrily Robert

Time is the fire in which we burn.
          -  Gene Roddenberry

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.
          -  Will Rogers

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
          -  Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
          -  Eleanor Roosevelt

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
          -  Eleanor Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
          -  Franklin Delano Roosevelt

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
          -  Franklin Delano Roosevelt

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
          -  Franklin Delano Roosevelt

I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.
          -  Leo Rosten

A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
          -  Helen Rowland

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
          -  Theodore Rubin

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
          -  Bertrand Russell

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
          -  Bertrand Russell

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
          -  Bertrand Russell

The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
          -  Bertrand Russell

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
          -  Bertrand Russell

To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
          -  Bertrand Russell

War does not determine who is right -- only who is left.
          -  Bertrand Russell

The scientific theroy I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
          -  Mark Russell

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
          -  Carl Sagan

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
          -  Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
          -  Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
          -  George Santayana

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

Hell is other people.
          -  Jean-Paul Sartre

The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.
          -  The Scarecrow, still not quite getting it...

I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time.
          -  Charles Schultz, Charlie Brown

Life becomes harder for us when we live for others, but it also becomes richer and happier.
          -  Albert Schweitzer

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
          -  Albert Schweitzer

Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive!
          -  Sir Walter Scott

As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.
          -  Zachary Scott

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.
          -  Scottish proverb

Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
          -  Haile Selassie

All art is but imitation of nature.
          -  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
          -  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
          -  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
nothing is going to get better. It's not.
          -  Dr. Seuss

The chief cause of problems is solutions.
          -  Eric Sevareid

The joy that isn't shared dies young.
          -  Anne Sexton

All that glisters is not gold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
          -  William Shakespeare

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
          -  William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on.
          -  William Shakespeare

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
          -  William Shakespeare

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
          -  William Shakespeare

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
          -  George Bernard Shaw

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
          -  George Bernard Shaw

England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
          -  George Bernard Shaw

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
          -  George Bernard Shaw

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.
          -  George Bernard Shaw

Smoking kills. And if you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life.
          -  Brooke Shields

The first time you say to anyone that we want to produce human sperm in mice, they look at you with frank horror.
          -  Dr. Roger Short

I didn't think it was physically possible, but this both sucks and blows.
          -  Bart Simpson

And Lord, we are especially thankful for nuclear power, the cleanest, safest energy source there is. Except for solar, which is just a pipe dream.
          -  Homer Simpson

Dear Lord, thank You for this microwave bounty, even though we don't deserve it. I mean... our kids are uncontrollable hellions! Pardon my French... but they act like savages! Did You see them at the picnic? Oh, of course You did... You're everywhere, You're omnivorous. Oh Lord! Why did You spite me with this family?
          -  Homer Simpson

Dear Lord: The gods have been good to me. For the first time in my life, everything is absolutely perfect just the way it is. So here's the deal: You freeze everything the way it is, and I won't ask for anything more. If that is OK, please give me absolutely no sign. OK, deal. In gratitude, I present you this offering of cookies and milk. If you want me to eat them for you, give me no sign. Thy will be done.
          -  Homer Simpson

Every time I learn something new it pushes some old stuff out of my brain.
          -  Homer Simpson

How ironic -- now he's blind after a life of enjoying being able to see.
          -  Homer Simpson

I discovered a meal between breakfast and brunch.
          -  Homer Simpson

If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing.
          -  Homer Simpson

If you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers!
          -  Homer Simpson

No! No no no no no no! Well, yes.
          -  Homer Simpson

Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover.
          -  Homer Simpson

Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals... except the weasel.
          -  Homer Simpson

When will I learn? The answer to my problems isn't at the bottom of a bottle -- it's on TV!
          -  Homer Simpson

You couldn't fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life if you had an electrified fooling machine.
          -  Homer Simpson

People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
          -  Isaac Bashevis Singer

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.
          -  B. F. Skinner

Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
          -  Betty Smith

The artist should be a seeing-eye dog for a myopic civilization.
          -  Jacob Getlar Smith

My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.
          -  Socrates

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.
          -  Socrates

The unexamined life is not worth living.
          -  Socrates

Wisdom begins in wonder.
          -  Socrates

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
          -  Sophocles

As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape.
          -  John Lancaster Spalding

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
          -  Baruch Spinoza

Excuse me, there is a multi-legged creature crawling up your shoulder.
          -  Spock

I am endeavoring to construct a mnemonic memory circuit using stone knives and bear skins.
          -  Spock

I assumed you needed help. I see I am in error.
          -  Spock

One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.
          -  Josef Stalin

You know...that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum -- a canvas -- a piece of film -- or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something -- that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you.
          -  Edward Steichen

No one wants advice -- only corroboration.
          -  John Steinbeck

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
          -  George Stephanopolous, aide to President Clinton

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
          -  Robert Louis Stevenson

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
          -  Robert Louis Stevenson

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own, and fill the slaughter houses daily with screams of pain and fear.
          -  Robert Louis Stevenson

Illegitimis non carborundum. (Don't let the bastards grind you down.)
          -  Joseph Stilwell, General

Every exit is an entry somewhere.
          -  Tom Stoppard

I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say? I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. "That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific."
          -  Igor Stravinsky

Form follows function.
          -  Louis Henri Sullivan

I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted.
          -  Lawrence Summers, World Bank chief economist, on exporting toxic wastes

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
          -  Swedish proverb

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
          -  Swedish proverb

We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
          -  Ben Sweetland

May you live every day of your life.
          -  Jonathan Swift

The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
          -  Jonathan Swift

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

Practice is the best of all instructors.
          -  Publilius Syrus

To do two things at once is to do neither.
          -  Publilius Syrus

What is left when honour is lost?"
          -  Publilius Syrus

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
          -  Rabindranath Tagore

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
          -  S. G. Tallentyre

The journey is the reward.
          -  Taoist proverb

Bill, strange things are afoot at the Circle K.
          -  Ted

'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
          -  Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ours not to reason why
Ours but to do and die.
          -  Alfred Lord Tennyson

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.
          -  William Makepeace Thackeray

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
          -  Mother Theresa

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
          -  Dylan Thomas

Come, gentle Spring! ethereal Mildness! come.
          -  James Thomson

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
          -  Henry David Thoreau

I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals.
          -  Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
          -  Henry David Thoreau

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
          -  James Thurber

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
          -  J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
          -  Leo Tolstoy

All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
          -  Lily Tomlin

Reality is a crutch for people who can't handle drugs.
          -  Lily Tomlin

The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.
          -  Kilgore Trout

In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen from time to time.
          -  Edward P. Tryon

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.
          -  Turkish proverb

A fool and his money are soon parted.
          -  Thomas Tusser

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
          -  Mark Twain

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
          -  Mark Twain

It is better to give than receive... especially advice.
          -  Mark Twain

It's noble to be good. It's nobler to teach others to be good, and less trouble.
          -  Mark Twain

October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
          -  Mark Twain

Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah... didn't miss the boat.
          -  Mark Twain

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
          -  Lao Tzu

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.
          -  John Updike

When a fellow begins to understand that he doesn't understand, he's beginning to understand.
          -  Unknown

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
          -  Theodore N. Vail

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
          -  Paul Valery

Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
          -  Henry Van Dyke

It is better to be high-spirited even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent.
          -  Vincent van Gogh

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
          -  Hendrik Willem Van Loon

A democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
          -  Gore Vidal

Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.
          -  Virgil, Aenid

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
          -  Voltaire

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
          -  Voltaire

Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.
          -  Voltaire

The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.
          -  W. R. Wallace

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
          -  Horace Walpole

If you can imagine it,
You can achieve it.
If you can dream it,
You can become it.
          -  William Arthur Ward

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
          -  Booker T. Washington

All I am I owe to my mother.
          -  George Washington

We don't have to protect the environment -- the Second Coming is at hand.
          -  James Watt

I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land, and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
          -  John Wayne

I may be going to hell in a bucket, but at least I'm enjoying the ride.
          -  Bob Weir

Hope is the denial of reality.
          -  Margaret Weis

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
          -  John Wesley

A hard man is good to find.
          -  Mae West

Whenever I have to decide between two evils, I always choose the one I haven't tried before.
          -  Mae West

Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
          -  William Westmoreland, General

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
          -  Walt Whitman

The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
          -  Walt Whitman

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.
          -  Flora Whittemore

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
          -  John Greenleaf Whittier

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Bachelors should be heavily taxed. It's not fair that some men should be happier than others.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
          -  Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
          -  Oscar Wilde

The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
          -  Oscar Wilde

The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
          -  Oscar Wilde

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.
          -  Oscar Wilde

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat.
          -  Oscar Wilde

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
          -  Colin Wilson

Nothing recedes like success.
          -  Walter Winchell

There are people with no more brains than you, but they have one thing you don't have... they have a diploma!
          -  The Wizard of Oz

It is not so important who starts the game but who finishes it.
           - John Wooden

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
          -  George E. Woodberry

The child is father of the man.
          -  William Wordsworth

A doctor can always bury his mistakes. An architect can only advise his client to plant ivy.
          -  Frank Lloyd Wright

An idea is salvation by imagination.
          -  Frank Lloyd Wright

If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
          -  Steven Wright

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
          -  Xenophon

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
          -  William Butler Yeats

Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven.
          -  Yiddish proverb

Some Scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
          -  Frank Zappa

Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship.
          -  Zeuxis

Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together....
          -  Carl Zwanzig

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