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It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
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Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965), My Early Life, 1930
Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age.
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William Feather (1908 - 1976)
The older I get, the more I feel
almost beautiful...
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Sharon Olds, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
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Fred Hoyle (1915 - 2001)
I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.
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Alice Walker (1944 - )
Whatever God's dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates.
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Stella Terrill Mann
If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)
Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive 'nows.'
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Sue Halpern, O Magazine, September 2003
Silence is a text easy to misread.
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A. A. Attanasio, 'The Eagle and the Sword'
To err is human, but to really foul things up requires a computer.
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Farmers' Almanac, 1978
Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses, you can move forward. Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you're good, you can fill up those openings with something positive. Maybe... combat some of the ugliness in the world.
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Goldie Hawn (1945 - )
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
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Bette Davis (1908 - 1989), The Lonely Life, 1962
Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
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Plato (427 BC - 347 BC)
Never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. People will take you very much at your own reckoning.
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Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882)
There is probably no more terrible instant of enlightenment than the one in which you discover your father is a man--with human flesh.
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Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986), Dune
There is no use in loving things if you have to be torn from them, is there? And it's so hard to keep from loving things, isn't it?
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
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H. Jackson Brown Jr., O Magazine, December 2003
Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it's well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible.
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Dorothy Draper
How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Man seeketh in society comfort, use and protection.
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Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), The Advancement of Learning, 1605
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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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