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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.
- Edgar Watson Howe (1853 - 1937)
- I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.
- Anna Freud (1895 - 1982)
- Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.
- Louis L'Amour (1908 - 1988)
- Fostering a spirit of cooperation with your ex means laying down your weapons in the war of divorce in order to protect your children.
- Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran, Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex, 2011
- There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'
- Frederick L Collins
- Nobody's journey is seamless or smooth. We all stumble. We all have setbacks. It's just life's way of saying, "Time to change course."
- Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2008
- It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress.
- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
- Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
- Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), An Ideal Husband, 1893, Act I
- There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience.
- Anatole Broyard
- If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
- If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.
- Doug Larson
- I try to avoid looking backward and keep looking upward.
- Charlotte Bronte (1816 - 1855)
- Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
- Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
- Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to a better understanding of ourselves.
- Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
- What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?
- Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946), Afterthoughts (1931) "Age and Death"
- Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
- A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.
- Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
- A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Gracian
- When I was a kid my parents moved a lot, but I always found them.
- Rodney Dangerfield (1921 - 2004)
- A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.
- Erica Jong, O Magazine, 2003