Random Quotations

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There are too many people, and too few human beings.
Robert Zend
We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?
Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)
Famous I don't know about. It's hard to be famous and alive. I just want to play music every day and hear someone say, 'Thanks, that was great, here's some money, same time tomorrow, okay?'
Terry Pratchett, Soul Music, page 151
Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Total absence of humor renders life impossible.
Colette (1873 - 1954), Chance Acquaintances, 1952
Energy is eternal delight.
William Blake (1757 - 1827)
That all men are equal is a proposition which, at ordinary times, no sane individual has ever given his assent.
Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
Why was I born with such contemporaries?
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)
It has been my experience that maximizing income is a helluva lot less important than maximizing passion and fulfillment in your both professionally and personally.
John Green, Vlogbrothers, Is College Worth It?, 08-21-12
You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.
Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910), in Cecil Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale, 1951
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)
You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
John Wooden (1910 - )
Wisdom is what's left after we've run out of personal opinions.
Cullen Hightower
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), "Geometry and Experience", January 27, 1921
Children might or might not be a blessing, but to create them and then fail them was surely damnation.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Barrayar", 1991
I started thinking about little kids putting a cylindrical peg through a circular hole, and how they do it over and over again for months when they figure it out, and how basketball was basically just a slightly more aerobic version of that same exercise.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
Norman Thomas (1884 - 1968)
The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Sydney J. Harris
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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
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