Random Quotations

The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .

Ask advice only of your equals.
[info][add][mail]
Danish Proverb
It's not true that life is one damn thing after another; it is one damn thing over and over.
[info][add][mail]
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 - 1950)
Mothers may still want their sons to grow up to be President, but according to a famous Gallup poll of some years ago, some 73 percent do not want them to become politicians in the process.
[info][add][mail]
John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963), Profiles in Courage, 1956
We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
[info][add][mail]
Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977)
Age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
[info][add][mail]
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
[info][add][mail]
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
[info][add][mail]
Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832)
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
[info][add][mail]
Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)
You threaten to punch someone in the face, what do they do? They duck. You try to punch 'em in the wallet and they always open up.
[info][add][mail]
Howard Gordon and Evan Katz, Awake, Ricky's Tacos, April 2012
A mind too active is no mind at all.
[info][add][mail]
Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963)
We live in a time of transition, an uneasy era which is likely to endure for the rest of this century. During the period we may be tempted to abandon some of the time-honored principles and commitments which have been proven during the difficult times of past generations. We must never yield to this temptation. Our American values are not luxuries, but necessities - not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself.
[info][add][mail]
Jimmy Carter (1924 - ), in his farewell address
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
[info][add][mail]
e e cummings (1894 - 1962)
Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.
[info][add][mail]
Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)
Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
[info][add][mail]
Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
[info][add][mail]
Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973), Tao of Jeet Kune Do
One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
[info][add][mail]
Nancy Astor (1879 - 1964)
Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
[info][add][mail]
Jacopo Sannazaro
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.
[info][add][mail]
Charles W. Eliot (1834 - 1926), The Happy Life, 1896
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
[info][add][mail]
Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962)
Gluttony is not a secret vice.
[info][add][mail]
Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)
from these collections:

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

Select one or more collections and press the button above to get a new set of random quotations. You can also choose a different number of quotations. View the Descriptions of the Collections for more details.