Random Quotations

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In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.
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Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988)
Anyone can be an idealist. Anyone can be a cynic. The hard part lies somewhere in the middle i.e. being human.
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Hugh Macleod, How To Be Creative: 29, 08-22-04
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
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Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121 AD - 180 AD)
She did not talk to people as if they were strange hard shells she had to crack open to get inside. She talked as if she were already in the shell. In their very shell.
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Marita Bonner
We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
You pile up enough tomorrows and you'll be left with nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.
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Meredith Willson, The Music Man
There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
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Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), "Of Beauty"
The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours.
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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.
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Bob Wells
The more you chase money, the harder it is to catch it.
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Mike Tatum, Cashing In or Selling Out, SXSW 2006
It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
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Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)
When you own or take responsibility for your feelings, you place yourself in a position of power and control.
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Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran, Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex, 2011
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
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e e cummings (1894 - 1962)
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
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Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth.
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Archimedes (287 BC - 212 BC), 300 B.C.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.
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Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923)
A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
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Sir Barnett Cocks (1907 - 1989)
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
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Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912)
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
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George Burns (1896 - 1996)
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
The Devil's Dictionary Contributed Quotations

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