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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
- I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.
- Michael Crichton (1942 - 2008), State of Fear
- Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.
- Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, July 2003
- Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
- Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
- Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)
- I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
- Jack Handey (1949 - ), Deep Thoughts
- Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
- Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
- Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
- The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character;
So watch the thought and its ways with care,
And let it spring from love
Born out of concern for all beings…
As the shadow follows the body,
As we think, so we become.
- Buddha (563 BC - 483 BC), Dhammapada
- Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
- Plato (427 BC - 347 BC)
- When you point your finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at you.
- Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
- Ayn Rand (1905 - 1982)
- A harbor, even if it is a little harbor, is a good thing... It takes something from the world, and has something to give in return.
- Sarah Orne Jewett (1849 - 1909)
- When any two young people take it into their heads to marry, they are pretty sure by perseverance to carry their point, be they ever so poor, or ever so imprudent, or ever so little likely to be necessary to each other's ultimate comfort.
- Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Persuasion, 1818
- I improve on misquotation.
- Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)
- I do not have a psychiatrist and I do not want one, for the simple reason that if he listened to me long enough, he might become disturbed.
- James Thurber (1894 - 1961), "Carpe Noctem, If You Can", in "Credos and Curios" (1962)
- I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
- How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.
- D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930)
- Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
- You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
- Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)