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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
- William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), The Tempest, Act II scene 1
- The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
- Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
- Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but, unlike charity, it should end there.
- Clare Booth Luce (1903 - 1987)
- Life is consciousness.
- Emmet Fox
- It may be that the old astrologers had the truth exactly reversed, when they believed that the stars controlled the destinies of men. The time may come when men control the destinies of stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), First on the Moon, 1970
- I think it's always a good move to listen to that inner voice, if it doesn't lead to a crime.
- Lisa Kudrow, Vasser Commencement Address, 2010
- Lies are like children: they're hard work, but it's worth it because the future depends on them.
- Pam Davis, House M.D., It's A Wonderful Lie, 2008
- Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.
- Lewis Mumford (1895 - 1990)
- So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
- Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804)
- The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988), Caltech commencement address, 1974
- Our envy of others devours us most of all.
- Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918 - )
- Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day.
- Mickey Rooney (1920 - )
- There are some men who lift the age they inhabit, till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.
- Maxwell Anderson (1888 - 1959)
- Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
- Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)
- 'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
- Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), (attributed)
- The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
- I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
- Richard Lewis
- Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
- Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914), The Devil's Dictionary
- As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life - so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.
- M. Cartmill
- Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
- Jules de Gaultier