Random Quotations

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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
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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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