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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
- Buy on the rumor; sell on the news.
- Wall Street Proverb
- One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
- Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
- Nothing ever goes away.
- Barry Commoner (1917 - )
- You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
- John J. Plomp
- I have such poor vision I can date anybody.
- Garry Shandling (1949 - )
- To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.
- Michael Hanson
- Be to her virtues very kind. Be to her faults a little blind.
- Matthew Prior (1664 - 1721)
- Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
- Rita Rudner
- The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.
- Kilgore Trout, (Philip Jose Farmer), "Venus on the Half Shell"
- Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain - and most fools do.
- Dale Carnegie
- The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice.
- George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
- I take care of my things. After all, those of us as has few things to begin with must take care, lest we have fewer.
- Erica Eisdorfer, The Wet Nurse's Tale, 2009
- People say to me so often, 'Jane how can you be so peaceful when everywhere around you people want books signed, people are asking these questions and yet you seem peaceful,' and I always answer that it is the peace of the forest that I carry inside.
- Jane Goodall (1934 - )
- I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
- Woody Allen (1935 - )
- The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
- Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
- Far better to think historically, to remember the lessons of the past. Thus, far better to conceive of power as consisting in part of the knowledge of when not to use all the power you have. Far better to be one who knows that if you reserve the power not to use all your power, you will lead others far more successfully and well.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti (1938 - 1989), President of Yale University
- If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
- Bruce Barton
- You must dare to disassociate yourself from those who would delay your journey... Leave, depart, if not physically, then mentally. Go your own way, quietly, undramatically, and venture toward trueness at last.
- Vernon Howard