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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him.
- H. Mathews
- Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
- Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
- I'm not concerned about all hell breaking loose, but that a PART of hell will break loose... it'll be much harder to detect.
- George Carlin (1937 - 2008)
- What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes!
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)
- Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
- W. H. Auden (1907 - 1973)
- Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
- Matt Groening (1954 - ), "Life in Hell"
- All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors.
- I know nothing about sex because I was always married.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor (1919 - )
- Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days.
- Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
- Wally Lamb
- You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
- Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)
- It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?
- L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
- Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
- Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
- The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer (1820 - 1903)
- You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
- Parents are never as bad as kids think they are.
- Matt Witten, House M.D., Cursed, 2004
- There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
- G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
- Television – a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.
- Ernie Kovacs
- History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban (1915 - 2002)
- Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900), Thus Spoke Zarathustra