Random Quotations

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You should not live one way in private, another in public.
Publilius Syrus (~100 BC)
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green
'If it’s meant for me, it will be.' Those words are my mantra in life, and it has never let me down.
Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.
Frederick Douglass (1817 - 1895)
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), Song of the Open Road
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958)
When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
Bernard Bailey
If I wrote what I really think, I would be so sad all the time. We create to fill a gap - not just to avoid the idea of dying, it's to fill some particular gap in ourselves.
Joss Whedon, Entertainment Weekly, 08-30-13
My computer beat me at chess... so I beat it at kickboxing.
Demetri Martin
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild.
John Muir (1838 - 1914), Our National Parks, 1901
Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.
William Wirt (1772 - 1834)
Stories don’t just make us matter to each other—maybe they’re also the only way to the infinite mattering he’d been after for so long.
John Green, An Abundance of Katherines, 2008
I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting.
Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)
Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.
A. R. Ammons
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)
Women and men have to fight together to change society - and both will benefit... Partnership, not dependence, is the real romance in marriage.
Muriel Fox
Not every story has explosions and car chases. That's why they have nudity and espionage.
Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum, Unshelved, 09-14-08
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, September 2002
Our great weariness comes from work not done.
Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983), The New York Times Magazine, April 25, 1971
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
The Devil's Dictionary Contributed Quotations

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