No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.  ~ Henry Adams

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.  ~ African Proverb

I cannot afford to waste my time making money.  ~ Louis Agassiz

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work, I want to achieve it through not dying.  ~ Woody Allen

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. ~ Woody Allen

I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.  ~ Woody Allen

It's impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.  ~ Woody Allen

As the poet said, "Only God can make a tree" -- probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. ~ Woody Allen

If you don't control your mind, someone else will.  ~ John Allston

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.  ~ Joe Ancis

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.  ~ Marcus Antonius 

We would rather be ruined than changed.  ~ W. H. Auden

It is well, when one is judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.  ~ Arnold Bennett

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.  ~ Henri Bergson

It is much easier to repent of sins that we have committed than to repent of those we intend to commit.  ~ Josh Billings

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.  ~ Bion

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.  ~ William Blake

There is a rule for every exception.  ~ Steve Bracy

Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.  ~ Louis Brandeis 

You may not live what you profess but you will live what you believe.  William Brown

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.  ~ Elizabeth Browning

When dealing with people remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudice, and motivated by pride and vanity.  ~ Dale Carnegie

How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man. ~ Johnny Cash

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.  ~ Charlie Chaplin

One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.  ~ Francois Chateteaubriand

The riddles of God are more satisfying than the solutions of man.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

Love means loving the unlovable -- or it is no virtue at all.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

If there were no God, there would be no atheists.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

My attitude toward progress has passed from antagonism to boredom. I have long ceased to argue with people who prefer Thursday to Wednesday because it is Thursday.  ~ G.K. Chesterton

May your every wish be granted.  ~ Ancient Chinese Curse

Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.  ~ Winston Churchill 

Lady Astor: "If I were your wife I'd put poison in your coffee."
Winston Churchill: "If I were your husband I'd drink it."

Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.  ~ Calvin Coolidge

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.  ~ 1 Corinthians 13.13

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.  ~ Philip Dick

It is much easier to be critical than to be correct.  ~ Benjamin Disraeli

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.  ~ Will Durant

He who is not busy being born is busy dying.  ~ Bob Dylan

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.  ~ Max Eastman

It is good to grasp the one and not let go of the other. The man who fears God will avoid all extremes.  ~ Ecclesiastes 7.18

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.  ~ Albert Einstein

No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.  ~ Albert Einstein

Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm-- but the harm does not interest them. Or they do not see it, or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.  ~ T. S. Eliot

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The wise man always throws himself on the side of his assailants. It is more his interest than it is theirs to find his weak point.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The years teach much which the days never knew.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. ~ Nathaniel Emmons

Never say of anything, 'I have lost it,' but only, 'I have given it back'.  ~ Epictetus

Try to want what you have, instead of spending your strength trying to get what you want.  ~ Abraham Feinberg

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.  ~ Henry Ford

Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now.  ~ Viktor Frankl

If there is a meaning in life at all, then there must be a meaning in suffering. ~ Victor Frankl

The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but still 'tis nonsense.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Does thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of.  ~ Benjamin Franklin 

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.  ~ Benjamin Franklin 

Who has deceiv'd thee so oft as thy self?  ~ Benjamin Franklin 

Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack'd, and never well mended.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

There is no little enemy.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride. Disguise it, struggle with it, beat it down, stifle it, mortify it as much as one pleases, it is still alive, and will every now and then peep out and show itself; even if I could conceive that I had completely overcome it, I should probably be proud of my humility. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?  ~ Maurice Freehill

Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it. ~ Max Frisch

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.  ~ Ellen Glasgow

Tell me what you’re laughing at and I shall tell you who you are.  ~ Johann Goethe

I think in one of my previous lives I was a mighty king, because I like people to do what I say.  ~ Jack Handy

In times like these, it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.  ~ Paul Harvey

We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.  ~ F. A. Hayek

Without the aid of prejudice and custom, I should not be able to find my way across the room.  ~ William Hazlitt

The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.  ~ Adolf Hitler

Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.  ~ Eric Hoffer

Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know.  ~ Eric Hoffer

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.  ~ Eric Hoffer 

It is easier to love humanity than to love your neighbor.  ~ Eric Hoffer

Success is 99% failure.  ~ Soichiro Honda

The creditor hath a better memory than the debtor.  ~ James Howell

We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.  ~ Elbert Hubbard

Nobody forgets where he buried the hatchet.  ~ Frank Hubbard

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.  ~ Hubert Humphrey

Nodding the head does not row the boat.  ~ Irish Proverb

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.  ~ Italian Proverb

The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.  ~ Japanese Proverb

If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists. ~ Jewish Proverb

It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.  ~ Jeseph Joubert

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.  ~ Carl Jung

Act only on that maxim which you can at the same time will that it should become a universal law.  ~ Immanuel Kant

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

Father in Heaven! When the thought of thee wakes in our hearts let it not awaken like a frightened bird that flies about in dismay, but like a child waking from its sleep with a heavenly smile. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

God creates out of nothing, wonderful, you say: yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful: he makes saints out of sinners. ~ Søren Kierkegaard

My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.  ~ Charles F. Kettering

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.  ~ Martin Luther King

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  ~ Martin Luther King

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.  ~ Ann Landers 

If there is no wind, row.  ~ Latin Proverb

When smashing monuments, save the pedestals -- they always come in handy.  ~ Stanislaw Lec

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.  ~ Oscar Levant

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.  ~ C. S. Lewis

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.  ~ C. S. Lewis

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.  ~ C. S. Lewis

We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.  ~ C. S. Lewis

The safest road to hell is the gradual one -- the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts. ~ C. S. Lewis

The doors of hell are locked on the inside. ~ C. S. Lewis

There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilization -- these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit -- immortal horrors or everlasting splendours.  ~ C. S. Lewis

Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man.  ~ Henry Longfellow

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.  ~ Thomas la Mance

All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.  ~ Steve Martin

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.  ~ Andrew Mason

As a rule, I always look for what others ignore.  ~ Marshall McLuhan 

When reason comes to an end it turns to ridicule and violence.  ~ Gary Meadors

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.  ~ John Stuart Mill

A person's treatment of money is the most decisive test of his character, how they make it and how they spend it.  ~ James Moffatt

Hollywood's a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul.  ~ Marilyn Monroe

No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.  ~ Michel de Montaigne

I have more trouble with myself than with any other man I've met.  ~ Dwight Moody

People do not believe lies because they have to, but because they want to.  ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Where there is a struggle it is a struggle for power.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.  ~ Anais Nin

It is vain to do with more that which can be done with less.  ~ William of Occam

The Marine Corps does more to promote world peace than all the Ben & Jerry's ice cream ever made.  ~ P. J. O'Rourke

The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it. ~ George Orwell 

Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, skeptically of skepticism.  ~ Blaise Pascal

The heart has reasons that reason does not know.  ~ Blaise Pascal

Brick walls let us show our dedication.  ~ Randy Pausch

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized, “Look what’s telling me that.” ~ Emo Phillips

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.  ~ Plato

There is always a better way, the question is...can we find it?  ~ Ryan Pomaski

Our knowledge can only be finite, while our ignorance must necessarily be infinite.  ~ Karl Popper

What the crowd requires is mediocrity of the highest order.  ~ Auguste Preault

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.  ~ Marcel Proust 

There is no man, however wise, who has not at some period of his youth said things, or lived in a way the consciousness of which is so unpleasant to him in later life that he would gladly, if he could, expunge it from his memory.  ~ Marcel Proust 

What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.  ~ Dan Quayle.

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so. ~ Ronald Reagan

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another’s.  ~ Jean Richter

There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.  ~ Joan Rivers

The heart is forever making the head its fool.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

Hypocrisy is the tribute vice pays to virtue.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

If we had no faults of our own, we should not take half so much satisfaction in observing those of other people.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

Many men are contemptuous of riches; few can give them away.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

Conceit causes more conversation than wit.  ~ François de La Rochefoucauld

What is not possible is not to choose.  ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.   ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

The Devil's boots don't creak.  ~ Scottish Proverb

No man was ever wise by chance.  ~ Senaca

He must have a long spoon that must eat with the devil.  ~ William Shakespeare

Brevity is the soul of wit.  ~ William Shakespeare

The reasonable man will adapt himself to the world. The unreasonable man will attempt to adapt the world to himself. All progress, therefore, depends on the unreasonable man.  ~ George Shaw

Beauty fades, dumb is forever.  ~ (Judge) Judy Sheindlin

One word of truth outweighs the whole world.  ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn 

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being, and who is willing to destroy his own heart?  ~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn 

Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables.  ~ Spanish Proverb

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.  ~ Oswald Spengler

I am afraid that all the grace that I have got out of my comfortable and easy times and happy hours, might almost lie on a penny. But the good that I have received from my sorrows, and pains, and griefs, is altogether incalculable. Affliction is the best bit of furniture in my house. It is the best book in a minister's library.  ~ Charles Spurgeon

It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.  ~ Charles Spurgeon

You know you're over the target when you start getting flak.  ~ Ben Stein

I am a part of all that I have met.  ~ Alfred Tennyson

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn't swim.  ~ Margaret Thatcher

As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.  ~ Henry Thoreau

The question is not what you look at but what you see.  ~ Henry Thoreau

A great many open minds should be closed for repairs.  ~ Toledo Blade

What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness. ~ Leo Tolstoy

Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.  ~ Leon Trotsky

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.  ~ Harry Truman

If you're going to think anyway, you might as well think big.  ~ Donald Trump

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.  ~ Mark Twain

It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.  ~ Mark Twain

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.  ~ Mark Twain

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.  ~ Mark Twain

We discover in ourselves what others hide from us, and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves.  ~ Luc Vauvenargues

Invention is the mother of necessity.  ~ Thorstein Veblen

It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.  ~ Gore Vidal

It is hard to free fools from the chains they revere.  ~ Voltaire

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.  ~ Thomas Watson

Sinful people tend to respond sinfully when sinned against. ~ David Whiting

Go to war against your sin; for your sin is at war against you. ~ David Whiting

Everyone acts according to their convinced identity. Always. Without exception. ~ David Whiting

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.   John Wooden

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?  ~ Steven Wright

Unfortunately, I have only enough humility to recognize that I am arrogant, and no more.  ~ David Ziegler

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