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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), The Conduct of Life, 'Fate,' 1860
- When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.
- Czech Proverb
- Children are all foreigners.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
- I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.
- Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)
- A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
- Sir Barnett Cocks (1907 - 1989)
- A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
- Fats Domino (1928 - )
- Don't be a fool and die for your country. Let the other sonofabitch die for his.
- George S. Patton (1885 - 1945), (attributed)
- I read part of it all the way through.
- Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)
- There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
- Anatole Broyard
- I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959)
- The best way to learn to be an honest, responsible adult is to live with adults who act honestly and responsibly.
- Claudia Jewett Jarrett, Adopting the Older Child, 1978
- Just because you are blind, and unable to see my beauty doesn't mean it does not exist.
- Margaret Cho, Margaret Cho's weblog, 03-23-06
- What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969), speech to the Republican National Committee, January 31, 1958
- Think enthusiastically about everything; but especially about your job. If you do, you'll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you'll shake it to pieces. You'll love it into greatness.
- Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)
- Little by little, one travels far.
- J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)
- I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
- Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)
- Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.
- L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
- The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
- Havelock Ellis (1859 - 1939)
- A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
- Dorothy L. Sayers (1893 - 1957), Lord Peter Wimsey in "Gaudy Night"
- Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
- Horace Mann (1796 - 1859), address at Antioch College, 1859