Random Quotations

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Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.
James Thurber (1894 - 1961)
Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.
Ogden Nash (1902 - 1971)
Appetite, with an opinion of attaining, is called hope; the same, without such opinion, despair.
Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)
How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!
Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
How could you be a Great Man if history brought you no Great Events, or brought you to them at the wrong time, too young, too old?
Lois McMaster Bujold, "Memory", 1996
Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Plan more than you can do, then do it.
Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.
Marilyn Ferguson
I trust that everything happens for a reason, even when we're not wise enough to see it.
Oprah Winfrey (1954 - ), O Magazine
You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), (attributed)
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark places where it leads.
Erica Jong
Im in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that were all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth well ever have, and I am in love with you.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
It's not a 9-5 job. It's an every moment you're awake job because you actually enjoy the work that you're doing.
Jeffrey Kalmikoff, Designing for Community with Zero-Advertising Brands, SXSW 2006
Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)
War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.
Georges Clemenceau (1841 - 1929)
O that a man might know the end of this day's business ere it come!
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), Julius Caesar, 1599-1600
Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home.
David Frost
There ain't no free lunches in this country. And don't go spending your whole life commiserating that you got raw deals. You've got to say, 'I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.'
Lee Iacocca (1924 - )
America is a mistake, a giant mistake.
Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)
Never fight an inanimate object.
P. J. O'Rourke (1947 - )
My whole career can be summed up with 'Ignorance is bliss.' When you do not know better, you do not really worry about failing.
Jeff Foxworthy
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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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