Good Quotations by Famous People:

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. "
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. "
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)

"Don't be so humble - you are not that great. "
- Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat

"His ignorance is encyclopedic"
- Abba Eban (1915-)

"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than
anybody who can write better. "
- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. "
- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)

"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet. "
- Saint Augustine (354-430)

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. "
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. "
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense,
reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. "
- Galileo Galilei

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. "
- Emile Zola (1840-1902)

"This book fills a much-needed gap. "
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review

"The full use of your powers along lines of excellence. "
- definition of "happiness" by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. "
- e e cummings (1894-1962)

"Give me a museum and I'll fill it. "
- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

- Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) to his orchestra

"I'll moider da bum. "
- Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare

"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. "
- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. "
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems. "
- Rene Descartes (1596-1650), "Discours de la Methode"

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. "
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. "
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'. "
- Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. "
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

"I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it."
- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) when asked what is his favorite song

"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
- unknown

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

"I'll sleep when I'm dead."
- Warren Zevon

"There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

"If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

"The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, the finish by loading honors on your head."
- Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)

"Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. "
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

"Wit is educated insolence. "
- Aristotle (284-322 B.C.)

"My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy;
if not, you'll become a philosopher. "
- Socrates (470-399 B.C.)

"Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me. "
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

"A narcissist is someone better looking than you are. "
- Gore Vidal

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. "
- Antoine de St. Exupery

"Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. "
- Samuel Palmer (1805-80)

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. "
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. "
- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

"Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny. "
- Guy Davenport

"When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. "
- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

"We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?"
- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)

"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. "
- Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)

"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. "
- Paul Dirac (1902-1984)

"I would have made a good Pope. "
- Richard M. Nixon (1913-1994)

"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin. "
- John von Neumann (1903-1957)

"The mistakes are all waiting to be made. "
- chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956) on the game's opening position

"It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. "
- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

"Grove giveth and Gates taketh away. "
- Bob Metcalfe (inventor of Ethernet) on the trend of hardware speedups not being able to keep up with software demands

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. "
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown
is the belief that one's work is terribly important. "
- Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation. "
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)

"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. "
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"What do you take me for, an idiot?"
General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), when a journalist asked him if he was happy

"I heard someone tried the monkeys-on-typewriters bit trying for the plays of W. Shakespeare,
but all they got was the collected works of Francis Bacon. "
- Bill Hirst

"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. "
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines. "
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. "
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me. "
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1884-1980)

"A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies. "
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. "
- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"Logic is in the eye of the logician. "
- Gloria Steinem

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly. "
- William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

"Everything has been figured out, except how to live. "
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. "
- Martin Fraquhar Tupper

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it. "
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. "
- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. "
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"When ideas fail, words come in very handy. "
- Goethe (1749-1832)

"In the end, everything is a gag. "
- Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977)

"The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people. "
- Lucille S. Harper

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. "
- Yogi Berra

"I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known. "
- Walt Disney (1901-1966)

"He who hesitates is a damned fool. "
- Mae West (1892-1980)

"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. "
- Gail Godwin

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. "
- Henry Kissinger (1923-)

"The graveyards are full of indispensable men. "
- Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970)

"You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty. "
- Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime. "
- Honore de Balzac (1799-1850)

"If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. "
- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

"I am not young enough to know everything. "
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. "
- General George Patton (1885-1945)

"Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis. "
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food. "
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"I don't even butter my bread; I consider that cooking. "
- Katherine Cebrian

"I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it. "
- Steven Wright

"Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but bad quarters of an hour. "
- Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868)

"Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure. "
- Oliver Herford (1863-1935)

"I have read your book and much like it. "
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

"The covers of this book are too far apart. "
- Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers.
My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. "
- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

"Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. "
- Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. "
- Voltaire (1694-1778)

"When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. "
- Mae West (1892-1980)

"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. "
- Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

"No Sane man will dance. "
- Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

"Hell is a half-filled auditorium. "
- Robert Frost (1874-1963)

"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. "
- Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)

"Vote early and vote often. "
- Al Capone (1899-1947)

"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?"
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example. "
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"Hell is other people. "
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

"I am become death, shatterer of worlds. "
- Robert J. Oppenheimer (1904-1967)
(citing from the Bhagavadgita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion)

"Happiness is good health and a bad memory. "
- Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)

"Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. "
- Thomas Jones

"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. "
- Al Capone (1899-1947)

"The gods too are fond of a joke. "
- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

"Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. "
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting. "
- Gloria Leonard

"It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man. "
- Professor Scott Elledge on his retirement from Cornell

"Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America.
 If I'm not there, I go to work. "
- Robert Orben

"The cynics are right nine times out of ten. "
- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

"There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem. "
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"Attention to health is life greatest hindrance. "
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)

"Plato was a bore. "
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

"Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal. "
- Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

"I'm not going to get into the ring with Tolstoy. "
- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

"Hemingway was a jerk. "
- Harold Robbins

"How can I lose to such an idiot?"
- A shout from chessmaster Aaron Nimzovich (1886-1935)

"Not only is there no God, but try finding a plumber on Sunday. "
- Woody Allen (1935-)

"I don't feel good. "
- The last words of Luther Burbank (1849-1926)

"Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure. "
- Ross MacDonald (1915-1983)

"Men have become the tools of their tools. "
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. "
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant. "
- Richard J. Ferris, president of United Airlines

"I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. "
- Gore Vidal

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. "
- Woody Allen (1935-)

"Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. "
- Abba Eban (1915-)

"To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me. "
- Charles William Stubbs

"Sanity is a madness put to good uses. "
- George Santayana (1863-1952)

"Imitation is the sincerest form of television. "
- Fred Allen (1894-1956)

"Always do right- this will gratify some and astonish the rest. "
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take. "
- Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research. "
- Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)

"Why don't you write books people can read?"
- Nora Joyce to her husband James (1882-1941)

"Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers. "
- T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)

"Criticism is prejudice made plausible. "
- Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956)

"It is better to be quotable than to be honest. "
- Tom Stoppard

"Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. "
- Karl Wallenda

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized. "
- Sun Tzu

"A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. "
- Lao-Tzu (570?-490? BC)

" The best way to predict the future is to invent it. "
- Alan Kay

"Never mistake motion for action. "
- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)

"Hell is paved with good samaritans. "
- William M. Holden

"The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time. "
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

"Silence is argument carried out by other means. "
- Ernesto"Che"Guevara (1928-1967)

"Well done is better than well said. "
- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"The average person thinks he isn't. "
- Father Larry Lorenzoni

"Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd. "
- William Congreve (1670-1729)

"A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted. "
- Helen Rowland (1876-1950)

"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century. "
- Perelman

"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. "
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"There is a country is Europe where multiple-choice tests are illegal. "
- Sigfried Hulzer

"Ask her to wait a moment - I am almost done. "
- Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855), while working, when informed that his wife is dying

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. "
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. "
- Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943

"I think it would be a good idea. "
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), when asked what he thought of Western civilization

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. "
- Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

"I'm not a member of any organized political party, I'm a Democrat!"
- Will Rogers (1879-1935)

"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" "
- Will Rogers (1879-1935)

"The backbone of surprise is fusing speed with secrecy. "
- Von Clausewitz (1780-1831)

"Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity. "
- Irving Kristol

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. "
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

"640K ought to be enough for anybody. "
- Bill Gates (1955-), in 1981

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible. "
- A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"
- H. M. Warner (1881-1958), founder of Warner Brothers, in 1927

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. "
- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"Everything that can be invented has been invented. "
- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt. "
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. "
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one. "
- Cato the Elder (234-149 BC, AKA Marcus Porcius Cato)

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know. "
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. "
- last words of Pancho Villa (1877-1923)

"The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins. "
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. "
- Tom Clancy

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. "
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both. "
- Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527), "The Prince"

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. "
- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep. "
- Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking on Larry King Live

"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees. "
- Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks

"Half this game is ninety percent mental. "
- Yogi Berra

"There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole. "
- Bill Wulf

"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. "
- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

"I criticize by creation - not by finding fault."
- Cicero (106-43 B.C.)

"Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies."
- Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.

"Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run."
- Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

"He would make a lovely corpse."
- Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial."
- Irvin S. Cobb

"I worship the quicksand he walks in."
- Art Buchwald

"Wagner's music is better than it sounds."
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"A poem is never finished, only abandoned. "
- Paul Valery (1871-1945)

"We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction."
- General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

"#3 pencils and quadrille pads."
- Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when asked what CAD tools he used to design the Cray I;
he also recommended using the back side of the pages so that the lines were not so dominant.

"I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray."
- Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when was informed that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac.

"Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis. "
- Pierre Laplace (1749-1827), to Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God.

"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need. "
- Francois-Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them. "
- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"The truth is more important than the facts. "
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. "
- Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977)

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. "
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The there is as though everything is a miracle. "
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain."
- Robert Frost

"A barren superfluity of words."
- Sir Samuel Garth

"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money."
- Everett Dirksen

"A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward."
- Anonymous

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
- Groucho Marx

"A child of fortune."
- Pliny

"A city is a large community where people are lonesome together."
- Herbert Prochnow

"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read."
- Mark Twain

"A clever man commits no minor blunders."
- Goethe

"A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm."
- Henrik Ibsen

"A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything.
Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity."
- Robert Heinlein

"A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time."
- Alfred E. Wiggam

"A conservative is a man who does not think that anything should be done for the first time."
- Frank Vanderlip

"A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run."
- Elbert Hubbard (Epigrams)

"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward."
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

"A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead."
- Leo C. Rosten

"A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss."
- Goethe

"A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs."
- German Proverb

"A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
- Anonymous

"A deed without a name."
- William Shakespeare (Macbeth)

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."
- Robert Frost

"A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you."
- Francois Sagan

"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject."
- Winston Churchill

"A fly is as untamable as a hyena."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
  Hence University education."
- George Bernard Shaw

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something."
- Wilson Mizner

"A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming."
- Barbarella

"A heav'n on earth."
- John Milton

"A joke is a very serious thing."
- Winston Churchill

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
- Robert Frost

"A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving."
- Cyrano de Bergerac

"A kiss: To a young girl, faith; to a married woman, hope; to an old maid, charity."
- V.P. Skipper

A lady came up to me on the street and pointed to my suede jacket. "You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?" she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, "I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have to kill you too."
- Jake Johanson

"A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. "
- Harry Truman

" life without cause is a life without effect."
- Barbarella

"A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal."
- Oscar Wilde

"A long shot, Watson
  a very long shot! "
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"A man cannot be too careful in his choice of enemies."
- Oscar Wilde

"A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished."
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

"A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."
- John F. Kennedy

"A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights."
- Napoleon

"A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world."
- George Santayana

"A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy,
and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes."
- Anonymous

"A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it."
- Sir Thomas Beecham

"A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year."
- Dixy Lee Ray

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

"A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone."
- Anonymous

"A pessimist is someone who has had to listen to too many optimists."
- Anonymous

"A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground."
- H. L. Mencken

"A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep."
- Anonymous

"A progeny of learning."
- R.B. Sheridan

"A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing."
- Joey Adams

"A reasoning, self-sufficing thing,
An intellectual all-in-all! "
- William Wordsworth

"A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people."
- Peter McArthur

"A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation
can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation."
- Max Gluckman

"A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder."
- Chester Nimitz

"A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name."
- Evan Esar

"A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic."
- Joseph Stalin

"A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her."
- David Brinkley

"A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops."
- Henry B. Adams

"A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward."
- Jean Paul Richter

"A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students."
- John Ciardi

"A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can."
- Montaigne

"A witty saying proves nothing."
- Voltaire

"A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day."
- Emily Dickenson

"A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God."
- Alan J. Perlis (Epigrams of Programming)

"About all some parents accomplish in life is to send a child to Harvard."
- Anonymous

"Above all nations is humanity."
- Goldwin Smith

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
- Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

"Academy: A modern school where football is taught."
- Ambrose Bierce (The Devil's Dictionary)

"Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion."
- Kate Reid

"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
- Benjamin Disraeli

"Advice from your friends in like the weather, some of it is good, some of it is bad."
- Anonymous

"After it, follow it,
Follow The Gleam."
- Lord Tennyson

"Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp -- or what's a heaven for?"
- Robert Browning

"Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means."
- Oscar Wilde's last words

"Ain't I volatile?"
- Charles Dickens

"All adventure is now reactionary."
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

"All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"All good things which exist are the fruits of originality."
- John Stuart Mill

"All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it."
- Anonymous

"All or nothing! "
- German expression

"All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing."
- Maurice Maeterlinck

"All power corrupts, but we need electricity."
- Haythum R. Khalid

"All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height."
- Casey Stengel

"All the people like us are we,
And everyone else is They."
- Rudyard Kipling

"All things are difficult before they are easy."
- Thomas Fuller

"All this and heaven too."
- Matthew Henry

"Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed."
- Winston Churchill

"Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you."
- Cyril Connolly

"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours."
- Yogi Berra

"Am I lightheaded because I'm not dead or because I'm still alive?"
- Heidi Sandige

"Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy."
- Charlie McCarthy

"Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. "
- William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

"America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar, and use it up in two weeks."
- Anonymous

"America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between."
- Oscar Wilde

"America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly
from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization."
- Georges Clemenceau

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but
among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh."
- W. H. Auden

"An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case.
God has written all the books."
- Samuel Butler

"An asylum for the sane would be empty in America."
- Anonymous

"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things
he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."
- Laurence J. Peter

"An egotist is a person of low taste--more interested in himself than in me. "
- Ambrose Bierce

"An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent."
- Edmund Burke

"An executive is a person who always decides sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides."
- John H. Patterson

"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field."
- Niels Bohr

"An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less."
- Nicholas Murray Butler

"An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought."
- Simon Cameron

"An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience. "
- Donald R. Perry Marquis

"An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts. "
- John Junor

"And I am right,
And you are right,
And all is right as right can be. "
- Sir W.S. Gilbert

"And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies."
- Queen Marie-Antoinette

"And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you
ask what you can do for your country. "
- John F. Kennedy

"And though hard be the task,
'Keep a stiff upper lip'. "
- Phoebe Cary

"And who so happy,---O who,
As the Duck and the Kangaroo? "
- Edward Lear

"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. "
- Charles Dickens

"Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of
immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before."
- Edith Warton

"Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art."
- Charles McCabe

"Any event, once it has occurered, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian."
- Lee Simonson

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do."
- Dale Carnegie

"Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought."
- Dwight Morrow

"Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers."
- Erik Pepke

"Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work."
- Al Capp

"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence;
he is just using his memory."
- Leonardo Da Vinci

"Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy. "
- John Dewey

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. "
- Edward R. Murrow

"Art is a collarboration between God an the artist, and the less the artist does the better."
- Andre Gide

"Art is either plagiarism or revolution. "
- Paul Guaguin

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced. "
- Leo Tolstoy

"As a mother, I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children;
therefore, they must recruit our children."
- Anita Bryant

"As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so
modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense."
- Jonathan Swift

"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain and as
far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality."
- Albert Einstein

"As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it."
- Dick Cavett

"As long as your going to be thinking anyway, think big."
- Donald Trump

"As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as
something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins."
- Albert Schweitzer

"As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise,
human science is at a loss."
- Noam Chomsky

"Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you.
Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all."
- Bernard Levin

"Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard)."
- Edgar R. Fiedler

"Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts."
- Charles Lamb

"Assassination is the extreme form of censorship."
- George Bernard Shaw

"At last I know what love is really like."
- Virgil

"Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work."
- Bette Davis

"Even if there is real danger, fear does not help."

"It is good to read a Divine teaching, it is better to learn it. The best is to live it."

"Never complain of the behaviour of anyone, unless you have the power to change in his nature
what makes him so behave; and if you have the power, change him instead of complaining."

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
- John Wooden

"Pride makes us do things well. But it is love that makes us do them to perfection."
- H. Jackson Brown

"The harder you work, the luckier you get."
- Gary Player

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a
manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice."
- Old Indian Saying

"Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
- Shakespeare

"To travel hopefully is better than to arrive."
- Sir James Jeans

"Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It's just a matter of how you view them."
- Unknown

"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do
something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
- Helen Keller

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock."
- Thomas Jefferson

"When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name,
He marks, not that you won or lost, but how you played the game."
- Grantland Rice

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."
- Unknown

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone else expects of you.
Never excuse yourself."
- Henry Ward Beecher

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
- Mark Twain

"Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."
- David Lloyd George

"One man with courage is a majority."
- Andrew Jackson

"When you judge others, you are revealing your own fears and prejudices."
- H.Jackson Brown

"Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have
little time to criticize others."
- H. Jackson Brown

"We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort when all we really need to
be happy is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Excellence is never an accident."
H. Jackson Brown

"Oh, the difference between nearly right and exactly right."
- H. Jackson Brown

"It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it."
- Somerset Maugham

"Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail."
- Unknown

"If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Don't judge those who try and fail. Judge only those who fail to try."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Don't carry a grudge. While you're carrying the grudge the other guy's out dancing."
- Buddy Hackett

"A friend is a gift you give yourself."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

"To have a friend, be a friend."
- Old Saying]

"Happiness is not an absence of problems; but the ability to deal with them."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
- Abraham Lincoln

"Happiness is an inside job."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all the time."
- Chilton

"Always be a little kinder than necessary."
- James M. Barrie

"There are no unimportant jobs, no unimportant people, no unimportant acts of kindness."
- H. Jackson Brown

"There is no experience better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."
- H. Jackson Brown

"This is the final test of a gentleman:
his respect for those who can be of no possible value to him."
- William Lyon Phelps

"Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find it out."
- Frank A. Clark

"Who, being loved, is poor? "
- Oscar Wilde

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
- Francis Bacon

"There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job."
- George Crane

"In the game of life even the 50-yard line seats don't interest me. I came to play!"
- H.Jackson Brown

"Do it! Move it! Make it happen! No one ever sat their way to success."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is
more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded
genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

"Never, never, never, never give up."
- Winston Churchill

"We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are."
- H. Jackson Brown

"The display of status symbols is usually a result of low self-esteem. The self-confident person can afford to project a modest image."
- H. Jackson Brown

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Send someone a telegram that reads ``Congratulations.''Regardless of who he is,
he'll think he's done something the past week to deserve it."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Self-reliance is the greatest gift a parent can give a child."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Failure is success if we learn from it."
- Malcomb S.Forbes

"Success comes before work only in the dictionary."
- Anonymous

"There is never a wrong time to do a right thing."
- H. Jackson Brown

"If you pick a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you.
This is the principal difference between a dog and a man."
- Mark Twain

"The biggest mistake you can make is to believe that you work for someone else."
- Unknown

"No one ever went broke saving money."
- H. Jackson Brown

"The greatest ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about."
- H.Jackson Brown

"A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure."

"To teach is to learn again."
- H. Jackson Brown

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- WillRogers

"You never get a second chance to make a good first impression."
- H. Jackson Brown