Random Quotations

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If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.
Andy Rooney (1919 - )
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), New York Times, Dec. 23, 1929
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970)
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Give a fish a man, and he'll eat for weeks!
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship.
Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Personal Conduct"
Actions lie louder than words.
Carolyn Wells
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)
Outer space is no place for a person of breeding.
Lady Violet Bonham Carter (1887 - 1969)
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
Burt Bacharach (1928 - )
We cannot destroy kindred: Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
Celia Thaxter
We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - )
You just have to start putting one foot in front of the other, making an effort to get healthy every day.
Ali Vincent, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life, 2009
Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
Leo Rosten (1908 - )
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
Ken Keyes Jr., Handbook of Higher Consciousness
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
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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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