Random Quotations

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Blaze with the fire that is never extinguished.
Luisa Sigea, O Magazine, September 2003
He that will not sail until all dangers are over, will never put to sea.
Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
John Adams (1735 - 1826)
Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
Samuel Beckett (1906 - 1989)
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner
O Lord, help me to be pure, but not yet.
Saint Augustine (354 AD - 430 AD)
I love pretty things; and I hate to look in the glass and see something that isn't pretty. It makes me feel so sorrowful—just as I feel when I look at any ugly thing. I pity it because it isn't beautiful.
L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
Nikola Tesla (1857 - 1943), Modern Mechanics and Inventions, July, 1934
It is easier to live through someone else than to become complete yourself.
Betty Friedan (1921 - 2006)
Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Give a fish a man, and he'll eat for weeks!
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
Surely there comes a time when counting the cost and paying the price aren't things to think about any more. All that matters is value - the ultimate value of what one does.
James Hilton (1900 - 1954)
I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954)
Do not speak of repulsive matters at table.
Amy Vanderbilt (1908 - 1974)
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it.
William Penn (1644 - 1718)
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It is the funniest joke in the world.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), John Bull's Other Island (1907) act 2
I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.
Anwar el-Sadat (1918 - 1981)
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.... Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Pride and Prejudice, 1811
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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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