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If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
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Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
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Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958)
The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.
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Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
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Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.
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Tom Blair
A life lived in chaos is an impossibility...
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Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - )
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
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Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937)
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
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Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), The Black Cottage
Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
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Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 - 1935)
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Journals, 1839
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
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Walt Disney (1901 - 1966)
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
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Bertha Calloway
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
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George Orwell (1903 - 1950)
I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
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Leo Rosten (1908 - )
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
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Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.
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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
I've always found paranoia to be a perfectly defensible position.
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Pat Conroy (1945 - )
A husband is like a fire, he goes out when unattended.
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Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
That's the thing about being a former fat camp champ: when asked if I'd change my past if I could, I always answer no. The pain of being an overweight kid, the humiliation, make you think twice before ever cutting anyone else down.
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Stephanie Klein, Moose, 2008
MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's.
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Doug Ferrari
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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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