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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Sometimes it's hard to avoid the happiness of others.
- David Assael, Northern Exposure, Our Tribe, 1992
- Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what's in it for you create ripple effects. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity and boost our economy.
- Barack Obama (1961 - ), Arizona State Commencement Speech, 2009
- Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves.
- J. G. C. Brainard
- The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
- Heda Bejar
- It is necessary to try to surpass oneself always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
- Queen Christina (1626 - 1689), of Sweden
- Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special.
- Fran Lebowitz (1950 - )
- The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
- Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)
- Happiness arises in a state of peace, not of tumult.
- Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823), The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1764
- We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex--but Congress can.
- Cullen Hightower
- Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
- Paul Eldridge
- Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.
- Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.
- Thomas H. Huxley (1825 - 1895)
- You don't need fancy highbrow traditions or money to really learn. You just need people with the desire to better themselves.
- Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, Accepted, 2006
- I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
- Life is a fatal complaint, and an eminently contagious one.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894), "The Poet at the Breakfast-Table", 1872
- If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
- Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
- Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
- By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.
- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Following the Equator (1897)
- Take away the miseries and you take away some folks' reason for living.
- Toni Cade Bambara
- All phone calls are obscene.
- Karen Elizabeth Gordon