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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead (1901 - 1978)
- Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
- Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
- Doug Larson
- Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it's against the oppressor. You don't need anything else.
- Malcolm X (1925 - 1965), Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
- The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
- Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)
- Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
- Clement Atlee
- Remember! Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
- Endicott Peabody (1857 - 1944)
- As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
- Josh Billings (1818 - 1885), 'Affurisms from Josh Billings: His Sayings,' 1865
- Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
- Democritus (460 BC - 370 BC)
- At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
- Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
- Keep writing. Keep doing it and doing it. Even in the moments when it's so hurtful to think about writing.
- Heather Armstrong, Keynote Speech, SXSW 2006
- It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?
- L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
- We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
- Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
- For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.
- Clarence E. Hodges
- There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer; no disease that enough love will not heal; no door that enough love will not open.
- Emmet Fox
- I feel very strongly that change is good because it stirs up the system.
- Ann Richards
- In the end, everything is a gag.
- Charlie Chaplin (1889 - 1977)
- I am open to receive with every breath I breathe.
- Michael Sun
- An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.
- Sydney J. Harris