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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.
- Cullen Hightower
- We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic.
- David Russell
- I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
- Nancy Reagan (1921 - )
- The idea of perfect closes your mind to new standards. When you drive hard toward one ideal, you miss opportunities and paths, not to mention hurting your confidence. Believe in your potential and then go out and explore it; don't limit it.
- John Eliot, Ph.D., Reverse Psychology for Success
- If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
- Brendan Francis
- How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
- Ronald Reagan (1911 - 2004)
- Decisions are made by people who have time, not people who have talent.
- Scott Adams (1957 - ), Dilbert, 10-26-07
- Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
- Lily Tomlin (1939 - )
- A hotel isn't like a home, but it's better than being a house guest.
- William Feather (1908 - 1976)
- There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted.
- James Branch Cabell (1879 - 1958)
- Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.
- Sir Wilfred Grenfell (1865 - 1940)
- Grasp the subject, the words will follow.
- Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC)
- You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
- But then there's a moment like tonight, a profound and transcendent experience, the feeling as if a door has opened, and it's all because of that instrument, that incredible, magical instrument.
- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Mite Makes Right, 1994
- We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969), speech, April 2, 1957
- Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.
- Christopher Reeve
- He had learned over the years that poor people did not feel so poor when allowed to give occasionally.
- Lawana Blackwell, The Courtship of the Vicar's Daughter, 1998
- Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.
- Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), Stanford Commencement Adress, 2005
- The way to procure insults is to submit to them: a man meets with no more respect than he exacts.
- William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)
- The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.
- Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)