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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Inner wisdom is more important than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain.
- Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
- Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
- When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.
- Margery Allingham, Death of a Ghost, 1934
- I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
- Harry S Truman (1884 - 1972)
- It is fun to be in the same decade with you.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), in a letter to Winston Churchill
- When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
- Al Franken, "Oh, the Things I Know", 2002
- My idea of good company is the company of clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation; that is what I call good company.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Persuasion, 1818
- To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
- Marilyn vos Savant
- Seeing a murder on television... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
- Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)
- If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
- John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)
- Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.
- George Carlin (1937 - 2008)
- War is not nice.
- Barbara Bush (1925 - )
- Do not run from the truth. There be nought so hard to live with as a lie.
- Kathryn L. Nelson, Pemberley Manor, 2006
- When the water reaches the upper level, follow the rats.
- Claude Swanson (1862 - 1939)
- Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
- Leo Tolstoy (1828 - 1910)
- To imagine the unimaginable is the highest use of the imagination.
- Cynthia Ozick
- Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
- There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
- I think there's a god and I know it's not me.
- Michael J. Fox (1961 - ), Good Housekeeping, June 2011
- Ask me no reason why I love you; for though Love use Reason for his physician, he admits him not for his counsellor.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act II, sc. 1