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.
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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.
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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.
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Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Mite Makes Right, 1994
I started concentrating so hard on my vision that I lost sight.
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Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992
When you have given nothing, ask for nothing.
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Albanian Proverb
Don't fall before you're pushed.
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English Proverb
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you're a man, you take it.
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Malcolm X (1925 - 1965), Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
Hope is only the love of life.
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Henri-Frédéric Amiel
Not even computers will replace committees, because committees buy computers.
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Edward Shepherd Mead
Love cannot survive if you just give it scraps of yourself, scraps of your time, scraps of your thoughts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.
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William Blake (1757 - 1827)
The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
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Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)
I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
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Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)
A problem isn’t a problem until it actually happens.
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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.
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Lisa Williams, Us and Them: A Blog Conversation Survival Guide, SXSW 2006
The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
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Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919)
You couldn't even prove the White House staff sane beyond a reasonable doubt.
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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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