Random Quotations

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I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
Jeff Bezos (1964 - )
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
Nikita Khrushchev (1894 - 1971)
I write because I'm afraid to say some things out loud.
Gordon Atkinson, Real Live Preacher weblog, 03-13-05
Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.
Ellen Goodman (1941 - )
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan (1941 - )
I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.
Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963)
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Henri-Frédéric Amiel
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
Bill Vaughan
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
Juan Ramon Jiminez
The older I get, the more I feel
almost beautiful...
Sharon Olds, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 - 1973), address to the nation, November 28, 1963
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James Thurber (1894 - 1961)
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine
If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
George C. Marshall (1880 - 1959)
Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
Charles Mackay
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
Lord Chesterfield (1694 - 1773), letter to his godson, December 18, 1765
If you can't do what you want, do what you can.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 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
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