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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Virtue is its own punishment.
- Aneurin Bevan (1897 - 1960)
- Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.
- John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)
- You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
- Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)
- Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
- Dame Edna Everage (1934 - ), In a television interview with Joan Rivers
- Here's a tip to avoid death by celebrity: First off, get a life. They can't touch you if you're out doing something interesting.
- Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, Ask a Ninja, Question 55, 10-03-07
- What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?
- Evelyn Waugh (1903 - 1966)
- The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
- Lewis Thomas (1913 - 1993)
- A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
- Robertson Davies, "What's Bred in the Bone"
- People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it.
- Howard Newton
- A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Society and Solitude: Works and Days, 1870
- Anarchy - it's not the law, it's just a good idea.
- Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
- Edgar Watson Howe (1853 - 1937)
- Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid.
- Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
- Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
- Lord Chesterfield (1694 - 1773)
- I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.
- Whoopi Goldberg
- I've always followed my father's advice: he told me, first to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be goddamn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble.
- John Wayne (1907 - 1979)
- That isnít about money, fame, or power. Itís about will, dedication, commitment, and knowing your self-worth. You can be poor as dirt and have those traits. Money canít buy you values. You just need to know what is important to you and then feel secure in your pursuit to achieve that.
- Jennifer Hudson, I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down, 2012
- No man ever listened himself out of a job.
- Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)
- If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like.
- Phyllis Diller
- Men seek but one thing in life - their pleasure.
- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), 'Of Human Bondage', 1915