Random Quotations

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If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother and hope your guardian genius.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Give a fish a man, and he'll eat for weeks!
Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata, Animal Crossing: Wild World, 2005
Easy enough to dismiss others' problems when you had none of your own.
Elizabeth Aston, The Exploits & Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy, 2005
I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it.
Steven Wright (1955 - )
If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.
Henry J. Tillman
In a world where everything is remembered and everything is kept forever, you need to live for the future and things you really care about.
Eric Schmidt, University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address, 2009
Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Sophia Loren (1934 - )
Household tasks are easier and quicker when they are done by somebody else.
James Thorpe (1888 - 1953)
In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.
Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931), 'Narcotics and Dissecting Knives,' Thoughts and Meditations, 1960
Now is the time for all good men to come to.
Walt Kelly (1913 - 1973), "Pogo" (comic strip)
One can dream so much better in a room where there are pretty things.
L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Observe your enemies, for they first find out your faults.
Antisthenes (445 BC - 365 BC)
Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment.
Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
We're not talking about historical accuracy, we're talking about art. I've set in motion a geometric inevitability. If I start chiseling there, chipping here, the whole form is compromised.
David Assael, Northern Exposure, Family Feud, 1993
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
Dame Rose Macaulay (1881 - 1958)
I passionately hate the idea of being with it, I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.
Orson Welles (1915 - 1985)
When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.
Ed Macauley
Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Redd Foxx (1922 - 1991)
Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.
Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
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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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