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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Man is what he believes.
- Anton Chekhov (1860 - 1904)
- Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you--if you don't play, you can't win.
- Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
- Happiness comes more from loving than being loved; and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding. To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again - this is the brave and happy life.
- J. E. Buchrose
- If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.
- Joseph Farrell
- If you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. A lot of people don`t appreciate the moment until it's passed.
- Kanye West
- Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
- Sam Levenson (1911 - 1980)
- Good food ends with good talk.
- Geoffrey Neighor, Northern Exposure, Duets, 1993
- It comes from saying no to 1,000 things to make sure we don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much.
- Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), BusinessWeek Online, Oct. 12, 2004
- You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.
- Sam Levenson (1911 - 1980)
- The word 'meaningful' when used today is nearly always meaningless.
- Paul Johnson
- Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
- George Sand (1804 - 1876)
- 'Whom are you?' he asked, for he had attended business college.
- George Ade (1866 - 1944), "The Steel Box", 1898
- It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
- Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)
- The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
- Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)
- The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.
- Garth Brooks, Country Music
- We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969), speech, April 2, 1957
- In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
- Stephen Jay Gould (1941 - 2002)
- I believe that [everyone] is the keeper of a dream - and by tuning into one another's secret hopes, we can become better friends, better partners, better parents, and better lovers.
- Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine, June 2003
- A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.
- Dutch Proverb
- The two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change.
- Seth MacFarlane, The Family Guy