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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- My object all sublime I shall achieve in time...
- W. S. Gilbert (1836 - 1911), The Mikado, 1885
- You know what uranium is, right? It's this thing called nuclear weapons. And other things. Like lots of things are done with uranium. Including some bad things.
- Donald Trump (1946 - ), Press Conference, February 16, 2017
- My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.
- Penn Jillette (1955 - ), in a Compuserve chat
- The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
- Joe Martin, Porterfield
- The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape...
- Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
- Sometimes when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else's life forever.
- Margaret Cho, weblog, 03-11-04
- Every man is the architect of his own fortune.
- Sallust (86 BC - 34 BC)
- There it was, hidden in alphabetical order.
- Rita Holt
- Keep cool and you command everybody.
- Louis de Saint-Just (1767 - 1794)
- In terms of being late or not starting at all, then it's never too late.
- Alison Headley, Digital Preservation and Blogs, SXSW 2006
- The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it.
- Plutarch (46 AD - 120 AD)
- I like weights. You know where you stand with them. Well, sometimes you're lying under them, trying not to let them crush you, but you see, you KNOW they'd crush you if they could. There's honesty.
- T. Campbell and Gisele Lagace, Penny and Aggie, 09-12-05
- That's the secret of entertaining. You make your guests feel welcome and at home. If you do that honestly, the rest takes care of itself.
- Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure, Northern Hospitality, 1994
- If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source.
- the Dhammapada
- Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)
- The best mirror is an old friend.
- George Herbert (1593 - 1633), 1651
- I reached for sleep and drew it round me like a blanket muffling pain and thought together in the merciful dark.
- Mary Stewart
- If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
- George C. Marshall (1880 - 1959)
- I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.
- Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881), campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832
- A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)