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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- When you hire people that are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are.
- R. H. Grant
- The refreshing pleasure from the first view of nature, after the pain of illness, and the confinement of a sick-chamber, is above the conceptions, as well as the descriptions, of those in health.
- Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823), The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1764
- One reason I don't drink is that I want to know when I am having a good time.
- Nancy Astor (1879 - 1964)
- Nothing is so good for an ignorant man as silence; and if he was sensible of this he would not be ignorant.
- Saadi (1184 - 1291)
- Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.
- Diogenes the Cynic (412 BC - 323 BC)
- Could you imagine how horrible things would be if we always told others how we felt? Life would be intolerably bearable.
- Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 12-09-05
- Water is the most neglected nutrient in your diet but one of the most vital.
- Kelly Barton
- Every time we remember to say "thank you," we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach
- I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
- Shelley Winters (1922 - 2006)
- When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.
- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)
- It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.
- Eric Hoffer (1902 - 1983), The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
- Enquire not what boils in another's pot.
- Thomas Fuller (1608 - 1661)
- I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn (1882 - 1974)
- He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield (1694 - 1773)
- My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season.
- Mary Todd Lincoln (1818 - 1882)
- To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
- People find life entirely too time-consuming.
- Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966), "Unkempt Thoughts"
- Only exceptionally rational men can afford to be absurd.
- Allan Goldfein
- The will to be stupid is a very powerful force, but there are always alternatives.
- Lois McMaster Bujold, "Brothers in Arms"
- A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
- Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)