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Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.
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Chinese Proverb
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.
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Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)
I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.
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Joanna Field
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
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John Andrew Holmes
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
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Alec Bourne
When you get right down to it, what we all need is a place to go... A place where we can escape the noise of our lives and just relax.
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Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.
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Russell Baker (1925 - )
It doesn't matter if you win or lose in the big, scary jungle of the real world. Winners and losers... Enemies and allies... We don't live in a comic book! This is the real deal.
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Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
Content makes poor men rich; discontentment makes rich men poor.
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Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
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Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.
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Stephen Nachmanovitch
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930), (Sherlock Holmes)
A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
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Edward Bulwer-Lytton (1803 - 1873)
Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
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Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), The Notebooks
A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
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John Updike (1932 - ), Assorted Prose (1965)
I try to avoid looking backward and keep looking upward.
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Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)
If you find serenity and happiness, some people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
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Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)
A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know.
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H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion.
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Publilius Syrus (~100 BC), Moral Sayings, 100 B.C.
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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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