Random Quotations

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You should not live one way in private, another in public.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), Song of the Open Road
An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn't take his education too seriously.
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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.
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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.
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Joss Whedon, Entertainment Weekly, 08-30-13
My computer beat me at chess... so I beat it at kickboxing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)
Anything looked at closely becomes wonderful.
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A. R. Ammons
Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
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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.
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Muriel Fox
Not every story has explosions and car chases. That's why they have nudity and espionage.
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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.
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Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, September 2002
Our great weariness comes from work not done.
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Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983), The New York Times Magazine, April 25, 1971
An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
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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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