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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- 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)