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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
- The only thing worse than a man you can't control is a man you can.
- Margo Kaufman
- I am an old man, but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life.
- Pablo Casals (1876 - 1973), O Magazine, October 2003
- A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
- Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
- Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)
- Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.'
- Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
- Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones.
- Chuck Sigars, The World According to Chuck weblog, September 8, 2003
- I have learned to use the word 'impossible' with the greatest caution.
- Wernher von Braun (1912 - 1977)
- If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
- Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)
- He who is not very strong in memory should not meddle with lying.
- Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592)
- No one can build his security upon the nobleness of another person.
- Willa Cather (1873 - 1947)
- There is no greater importance in all the world like knowing you are right and that the wave of the world is wrong, yet the wave crashes upon you.
- Norman Mailer (1923 - 2007), Armies Of The Night
- If you look good and dress well, you don't need a purpose in life.
- Robert Pante
- The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious ancestry is like the potato - the best part under ground.
- Thomas Overbury (1581 - 1613)
- But all endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.
- Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven, pg. 1 line 3-4
- A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and of vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness.
- Ann Radcliffe (1764 - 1823), The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1764
- What we play is life.
- Louis Armstrong (1900 - 1971)
- When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
- Al Franken, "Oh, the Things I Know", 2002
- Life ain't like books. Books got somebody writin' 'em and tryin' to entertain ya. Life is more like a set of Legos. Unless you take care of 'em, you lose a few pieces and you end up steppin' on 'em with bare feet. You gotta take care of your life.
- Laura Moncur (1969 - ), Merriton: 35 Minutes Away From Home, 02-29-12
- Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
- Mary Hemingway