Random Quotations

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They always talk who never think.
Matthew Prior (1664 - 1721)
The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), "Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?", 1947
When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
John Billings(Henry Wheeler Shaw)
Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
Jimmy Breslin
I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
Stephen Leacock (1869 - 1944)
A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)
A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly, unless you want to hurt the giver.
Eleanor Hamilton
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Euripides (484 BC - 406 BC)
There are only two kinds of scholars; those who love ideas and those who hate them.
Emile Chartier
Observe Everything.
Communicate Well.
Draw, Draw, Draw.
Frank Thomas, Disney Animator, When asked to give advice to young animators
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh
The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.
Mitchell Burgess, Northern Exposure, Thanksgiving, 1992
Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
Simeon Strunsky (1879 - 1948), No Mean City (1944)
I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.
Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, 1998
If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Marlon Brando (1924 - 2004)
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
Gustave Flaubert (1821 - 1880)
Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
Edward Teller (1908 - 2003)
Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought.
Sir William Osler (1849 - 1919)
We feel in one world, we think and name in another. Between the two we can set up a system of references, but we cannot fill in the gap.
Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)
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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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