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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- You know, I think that if parents would spend less time worrying about what their kids watch on TV and more time worrying about what's going on in their kids' lives, this world would be a much better place.
- Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Death, 1997
- An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
- Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
- History is more or less bunk.
- Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)
- The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.
- George Jessel
- So little time and so little to do.
- Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972)
- Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.
- T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
- The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in 70 or 80 years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all.
- Doris Lessing, O Magazine, October 2003
- Abraham Lincoln and Millard Fillmore had the same title. They were both presidents of the United States, but their tenure in office and their legacy could not be more different.
- Barack Obama (1961 - ), Arizona State Commencement Speech, 2009
- Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
- Pearl Buck (1892 - 1973)
- America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.
- Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
- A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive. Having been alive, it won't be so hard in the end to lie down and rest.
- Pearl Bailey (1918 - 1990)
- There is this unwritten contract between author and reader and I think not ending your book kind of violates that contract.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
- Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the way to grow worse.
- Francis Quarles (1592 - 1644)
- I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.
- Monica Baldwin
- Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
- Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)
- We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet: and, amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.
- Maurice Maeterlinck (1862 - 1949)
- Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.
- Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
- You try to give away what you want yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
- I am interested in the homeless, but they're a symptom. You're treating a symptom and the disease rages on and consumes the human race. I'm talking about an overhaul of the system: putting power in different hands.
- Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, 2008
- The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.
- Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom, 1647