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If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head.
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Andy Rooney (1919 - )
You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), New York Times, Dec. 23, 1929
Works of art, in my opinion, are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order, and that is why, though I don't believe that only art matters, I do believe in Art for Art's sake.
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E. M. Forster (1879 - 1970)
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Give a fish a man, and he'll eat for weeks!
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Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
To the soul, there is hardly anything more healing than friendship.
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Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.
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Thomas Szasz, The Second Sin (1973) "Personal Conduct"
Actions lie louder than words.
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Carolyn Wells
Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
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Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)
Outer space is no place for a person of breeding.
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Lady Violet Bonham Carter (1887 - 1969)
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
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Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
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Burt Bacharach (1928 - )
We cannot destroy kindred: Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.
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Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.
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Celia Thaxter
We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
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Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - )
You just have to start putting one foot in front of the other, making an effort to get healthy every day.
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Ali Vincent, Believe It, Be It: How Being the Biggest Loser Won Me Back My Life, 2009
Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
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Leo Rosten (1908 - )
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
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Ken Keyes Jr., Handbook of Higher Consciousness
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
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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
The Devil's Dictionary Contributed Quotations

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