Random Quotations

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If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
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Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Give a fish a man, and he'll eat for weeks!
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Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
Easy enough to dismiss others' problems when you had none of your own.
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Elizabeth Aston, The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005
I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it.
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Steven Wright (1955 - )
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
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Henry J. Tillman
In a world where everything is remembered and everything is kept forever, you need to live for the future and things you really care about.
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Eric Schmidt, University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address, 2009
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
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Sophia Loren (1934 - )
Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.
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James Thorpe (1888 - 1953)
In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.
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Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931), 'Narcotics and Dissecting Knives,' Thoughts and Meditations, 1960
Now is the time for all good men to come to.
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Walt Kelly (1913 - 1973), "Pogo" (comic strip)
One can dream so much better in a room where there are pretty things.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
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Antisthenes (445 BC - 365 BC)
Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment.
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Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
We're not talking about historical accuracy, we're talking about art. I've set in motion a geometric inevitability. If I start chiseling there, chipping here, the whole form is compromised.
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David Assael, Northern Exposure, Family Feud, 1993
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
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Dame Rose Macaulay (1881 - 1958)
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
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Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)
When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.
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Ed Macauley
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
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Redd Foxx (1922 - 1991)
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
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Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
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Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
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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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