Random Quotations

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Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005)
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)
If you can't do what you want, do what you can.
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
The best way to try to motivate somebody is by being direct with them. To be honest with them. Lies are never the right way to get your message across.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, My Future Self n' Me, 2002
Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't.
Brett Butler, 'Knee Deep in Paradise'
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930), (Sherlock Holmes) Valley of Fear, 1915
One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.
Rabbi Harold Kushner
He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
Lord Chesterfield (1694 - 1773)
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
James Feibleman
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot (1819 - 1880)
I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.
Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
A good home must be made, not bought.
Joyce Maynard, "Domestic Affairs"
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)
The world is full of women blindsided by the unceasing demands of motherhood, still flabbergasted by how a job can be terrific and torturous.
Anna Quindlen (1953 - ), O Magazine, May 2003
In many cases, the more you try to compete, the less competitive you actually are.
Kathy Sierra, Creating Passionate Users, 07-22-06
The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
Dick Werthimer
No foreign policy-no matter how ingenious-has any chance of success if it is born in the minds of few and carried in the hearts of many.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858 - 1919), Speech, San Francisco, May 13, 1903
First secure an independent income, then practice virtue.
Greek Proverb
Life is full of obstacle illusions.
Grant Frazier
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
Tom Stoppard (1937 - ), Jumpers (1972) act 1
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