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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Nothing endures but personal qualities.
- Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
- He who hesitates is not only lost, but miles from the next exit.
- It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
- Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983)
- Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation.
- Jack Nicklaus (1940 - ), 'My Story'
- Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton (1885 - 1945)
- Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people.
- James Russell Lowell (1819 - 1891)
- Forever is composed of nows.
- Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886)
- Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
- Robert Orben
- Acts of sacrifice and decency without regard to what's in it for you create ripple effects. Ones that lift up families and communities, that spread opportunity and boost our economy.
- Barack Obama (1961 - ), Arizona State Commencement Speech, 2009
- All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner (1897 - 1962)
- Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 - 1851)
- I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.
- Roger Moore (1927 - )
- You need only claim the event of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
- The least of learning is done in the classrooms.
- Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)
- If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
- John Atkinson
- Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines.
- David Letterman (1947 - )
- A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love.
- Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)
- All sanity depends on this: that it should be a delight to feel heat strike the skin, a delight to stand upright, knowing the bones are moving easily under the flesh.
- Doris Lessing
- A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes unnecessary.
- Ingrid Bergman (1915 - 1982)
- Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)