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I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
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Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)
A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.
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Jeff Bezos (1964 - )
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
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Nikita Khrushchev (1894 - 1971)
I write because I'm afraid to say some things out loud.
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Gordon Atkinson, Real Live Preacher weblog, 03-13-05
Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.
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Ellen Goodman (1941 - )
The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.
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Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
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Bob Dylan (1941 - )
I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.
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Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963)
Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
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Henri-Frédéric Amiel
We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
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Bill Vaughan
If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.
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Juan Ramon Jiminez
The older I get, the more I feel
almost beautiful...
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Sharon Olds, Oprah Magazine, May 2004
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.
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Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 - 1973), address to the nation, November 28, 1963
It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
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James Thurber (1894 - 1961)
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
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Robert X. Cringely, InfoWorld magazine
If man does find the solution for world peace it will be the most revolutionary reversal of his record we have ever known.
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George C. Marshall (1880 - 1959)
Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
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Charles Mackay
Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
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Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
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Lord Chesterfield (1694 - 1773), letter to his godson, December 18, 1765
If you can't do what you want, do what you can.
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Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
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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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