Read books online
at our other site:
The Literature Page
The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.
- Sir Edward Appleton (1892 - 1965)
- I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
- Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
- The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel
- The cure for writer's cramp is writer's block.
- Inigo DeLeon
- Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
- Leigh Hunt (1784 - 1859)
- Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.
- Roy M. Goodman
- No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
- It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
- Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)
- The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
- Scott Adams (1957 - )
- The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
- Hannah Arendt (1906 - 1975)
- You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973)
- Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
- Thomas Henry Huxley
- I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it.
- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)
- Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.
- Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC)
- Knowledge is power.
- Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), Religious Meditations, Of Heresies, 1597
- You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
- Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966), "Unkempt Thoughts"
- The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
- Robertson Davies
- The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back.
- Franklin P. Jones
- Order is the shape upon which beauty depends.
- Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)
- Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
- Ernest Benn