Random Quotations

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Good company requires only birth, education, and manners, and with regard to education is not very nice. Birth and good manners are essential; but a little learning is by no means a dangerous thing in good company; on the contrary, it will do very well.
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Persuasion, 1818
Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too.
Lawrence Bixby
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
Henry Stimson (1867 - 1950)
You can't think yourself out of a writing block, you have to write yourself out of a thinking block.
John Rogers, Kung Fu Monkey, 06-25-11
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby (1937 - )
The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.
Shakti Gawain
The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
I have come to the conclusion that politics are too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles De Gaulle (1890 - 1970)
Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
E. W. Dijkstra
My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946), Afterthoughts (1931) "Age and Death"
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - )
Democracy is the name we give the people whenever we need them.
Marquis de Flers Robert and Arman de Caillavet
He who hesitates is not only lost, but miles from the next exit.
[Addiction's] not about placating the bad dog - it's about feeding the good dog. You still have to feed the bad dog, but only enough so that the ASPCA doesn't bring you up on charges.
Robert Downey Jr., Entertainment Weekly, 11-21-08
You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.
Sacha Guitry (1885 - 1957)
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Jacques Maritain (1882 - 1973), Reflections on America, 1958
Life is something that everyone should try at least once.
Henry J. Tillman
Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.
Jane Wagner, (and Lily Tomlin)
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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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