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The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
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Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
The best way to live is by not knowing what will happen to you at the end of the day...
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Donald Barthelme
Don't let us make imaginary evils, when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
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Oliver Goldsmith (1730 - 1774)
Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
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Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)
The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), in Christian Science
Better be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security.
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Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)
Einstein said God doesn't play dice with the universe, but I don't know--maybe not as a whole, but I think he gets a pretty big kick out of messing in peoples' back yards.
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Dennis Koenig and Jordan Budde, Northern Exposure, Roots, 1991
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
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Richard Bach
Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.
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Sir Julian Huxley (1887 - 1975)
To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.
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Peter McWilliams, Life 101
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
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Sholem Asch (1880 - 1957)
Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.
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Jonathan Winters
We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
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Aneurin Bevan (1897 - 1960)
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.
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Paul Tillich (1886 - 1965)
I don't like composers who think. It gets in the way of their plagiarism.
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Howard Dietz
If hunger makes you irritable, better eat and be pleasant.
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Sefer Hasidim
I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.
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Miguel de Cervantes (1547 - 1616), Exemplary Novels (1613)
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
You ask me why I do not write something....I think one's feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results.
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Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910), in Cecil Woodham-Smith, Florence Nightingale, 1951
People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
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Lee Iacocca (1924 - )
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
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