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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Good order is the foundation of all things.
- Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797), 'Reflections on the Revolution in France,' 1790
- God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.
- Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)
- To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce
- Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
- The secret of being boring is to say everything.
- Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
- What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act III
- The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own.You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
- Albert Ellis
- You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
- Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973)
- Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
- Rita Rudner
- Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
- Robert Benchley (1889 - 1945)
- After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
- Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963), "Music at Night", 1931
- Absurdity, n.: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
- Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
- It can be a real struggle to accept that sometimes appearance can be more important than talent or intelligence.
- Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
- Photographers do this for a living, every single day -- they point their lenses toward every single corner of our world and somehow make the mundane mesmerizing through their artistic eye. It's all a matter of being aware of your surroundings and realizing that there are some really amazing and interesting things to look at, even if it may just be something so simple as a wall being covered up by paint.
- Ward Jenkins, Ward-O-Matic, 03-14-2005
- A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
- I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal.
- Eugene Delacroix (1798 - 1863)
- Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005)
- I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience.
- Mitch Hedberg (1968 - 2005), Comedy Central Presents
- It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
- I take it as a man's duty to restrain himself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos, 1986