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To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.
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Quentin Crisp
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
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Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
Therefore search and see if there is not some place where you may invest your humanity.
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Albert Schweitzer (1875 - 1965)
We cannot swing up on a rope that is attached only to our own belt.
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William Ernest Hocking (1873 - 1966)
Don't waste too much time trying' to be a better man, ' cause you ain't never gonna be one without a good woman.
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Mark Roberts, Mike & Molly, Peggy's New Beau, May 16, 2011
Nothing's so apt to undermine your confidence in a product as knowing that the commercial selling it has been approved by the company that make it.
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Franklin P. Jones
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Lady Windermere's Fan, 1892, Act I
We lift ourselves by our thought, we climb upon our vision of ourselves. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always, everywhere - your ideal of what you long to attain - the ideal of health, efficiency, success.
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Orison Swett Marden (1850 - 1924)
Why is it that our memory is good enough to retain the least triviality that happens to us, and yet not good enough to recollect how often we have told it to the same person?
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Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
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Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)
Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.
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H. Mumford Jones (1892 - 1980)
The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
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Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)
The good psychic would pick up the phone before it rang. Of course it is possible there was noone on the other line. Once she said "God Bless you" I said, "I didn't sneeze" She looked deep into my eyes and said, "You will, eventually." And damn it if she wasn't right. Two days later I sneezed.
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Ellen DeGeneres, My Point and I Do Have One
The author of the Iliad is either Homer or, if not Homer, somebody else of the same name.
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Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963)
A man may well bring a horse to the water but he cannot make him drink.
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John Heywood (1497 - 1580)
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
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Mae West (1892 - 1980), Klondike Annie (1936 film)
I think it is good that books still exist, but they do make me sleepy.
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Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)
That is the greatest fallacy, the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
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Ernest Hemingway (1899 - 1961), A Farewell to Arms, 1929
As I was walking up the stair
I met a man who wasn't there.
He wasn't there again today.
I wish, I wish he'd stay away.
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Hughes Mearns
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
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David Russell
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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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