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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- It can be a real struggle to accept that sometimes appearance can be more important than talent or intelligence.
- Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
- The best of us must sometimes eat our words.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999
- But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument.
- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Mite Makes Right, 1994
- I started concentrating so hard on my vision that I lost sight.
- Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992
- When you have given nothing, ask for nothing.
- Albanian Proverb
- Don't fall before you're pushed.
- English Proverb
- Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
- Malcolm X (1925 - 1965), Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
- Hope is only the love of life.
- Henri-Frédéric Amiel
- Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
- Edward Shepherd Mead
- Love cannot survive if you just give it scraps of yourself, scraps of your time, scraps of your thoughts.
- Mary O'Hara
- I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
- James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937)
- It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J. K. Rowling
- While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.
- Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
- I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.
- William Blake (1757 - 1827)
- The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
- Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)
- I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
- Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)
- A problem isn’t a problem until it actually happens.
- Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran, Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex, 2011
- There is no Them, there is only Us. Some of Us think this or some of Us think that, but we're all Us.
- Lisa Williams, Us and Them: A Blog Conversation Survival Guide, SXSW 2006
- The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
- Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919)
- You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt.
- Ed Meese (1931 - ), on the Hinckley verdict