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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- A doctor saves lives -- It's up to people to create lives that are worth saving.
- Philip Gold, Doctors: Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes 2005 Calendar
- I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.
- Beverly Sills (1929 - )
- Wait until it is night before saying that it has been a fine day.
- French Proverb
- America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
- Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)
- If courage wasn't a standard result of aging, it meant that the young could somehow acquire it as well.
- Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, 1998
- Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
- Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)
- All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
- Ernest Rutherford (1871 - 1937), in J. B. Birks "Rutherford at Manchester" (1962)
- There's no business like show business, but there are several businesses like accounting.
- David Letterman (1947 - )
- You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), (attributed)
- Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
- Thomas J. Watson
- To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
- Phyllis Theroux, in House Beautiful Magazine
- The gambling known as business looks with austere disfavor upon the business known as gambling.
- Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
- An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
- Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!
- J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 1997
- Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
- Steven Wright (1955 - )
- The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- Paul Valery (1871 - 1945)
- Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
- Christopher Morley (1890 - 1957)
- The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
- Sam Levenson (1911 - 1980)
- There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
- Anatole Broyard
- Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
- Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957), quoted in Bengt de Torne "Sibelius: A Close-Up" 1937