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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
- Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)
- Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin (1903 - 1977), The Diary of Anais Nin, volume 3, 1939-1944
- The intermediate stage between socialism and capitalism is alcoholism.
- Norman Brenner
- You can pray for someone even if you don't think God exists.
- Gordon Atkinson, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, July 7, 2003
- Costly thy habit [dress] as thy purse can buy; But not expressed in fancy - rich, not gaudy. For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), 'Hamlet,' Act I, Scene iii
- When there's snow on the ground, I like to pretend I'm walking on clouds.
- Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
- Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.
- Marilyn Ferguson
- I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
- John Adams (1735 - 1826)
- Some cupid kills with arrows, some with traps.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, sc. 1
- An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
- If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
- Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)
- The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
- Elizabeth Taylor (1932 - )
- A good friend of my son's is a son to me.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, Ethan of Athos, 1986
- Folks that has brought up children know that there's no hard and fast method in the world that'll suit every child. But them as never have think it's all as plain and easy as Rule of Three—just set your three terms down so fashion, and the sum'll work out correct.
- L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
- I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy.
- Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)
- Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), 'Eleanora,' 1842
- There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.
- Henry Kissinger (1923 - )
- [Not smoking the cigarette is] a metaphor, see: You put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don’t give it the power to do its killing.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
- There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all.
- Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)
- I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr. (1900 - 1965), Speech during 1952 Presidential Campaign