Random Quotations

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If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.
Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering (1876 - 1958)
The good or ill of a man lies within his own will.
Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)
Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence.
Tom Blair
A life lived in chaos is an impossibility...
Madeleine L'Engle (1918 - )
Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
Amelia Earhart (1897 - 1937)
Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), The Black Cottage
Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841 - 1935)
The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), Journals, 1839
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walt Disney (1901 - 1966)
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
Bertha Calloway
On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
George Orwell (1903 - 1950)
I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.
Leo Rosten (1908 - )
He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
On account of being a democracy and run by the people, we are the only nation in the world that has to keep a government four years, no matter what it does.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
I've always found paranoia to be a perfectly defensible position.
Pat Conroy (1945 - )
A husband is like a fire, he goes out when unattended.
Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
That's the thing about being a former fat camp champ: when asked if I'd change my past if I could, I always answer no. The pain of being an overweight kid, the humiliation, make you think twice before ever cutting anyone else down.
Stephanie Klein, Moose, 2008
MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's.
Doug Ferrari
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Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
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