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Aeschylus
   said   
"Justice Inclines Her Scales So That Wisdom Comes at the Price of Suffering"
Greek tragedian, c.526-456 BC
Al Capone
   said   
"Vote Early and Vote Often."
American Gangster
Alfred Adler
   said   
"The Chief Danger in Life is That You May Take Too Many Precautions."
Allen Ginsberg
   said   
"What if Someone Gave a War and Nobody Came?"
American beat poet
Amelia Earhart
   said   
"Courage is the Price That Life Exacts for Granting Peace."
"The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear." American aviator
Amelia Earhart
   said   
"The Woman Who Can Create Her Own Job is the Woman Who Will Win Fame and Fortune"
American aviator
Andrew Carnegie
   said   
"The First One Gets the Oyster the Second Gets the Shell"
Steel King of America
Andrew Carnegie
   said   
"The Man Who Dies Rich Dies Disgraced"
Steel King of America
Andy Warhol
   said   
"Being Good in Business is the Most Fascinating Kind of Art"
American artist
Andy Warhol
   said   
"In the Future Everyone Will Be Famous for Fifteen Minutes"
American artist and a central figure in the movement known as pop art
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
   said   
"The Most Exhausting Thing in Life is Being Insincere"
American aviator, author, and the spouse of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh
Anthony McAuliffe
   said   
"Nuts!"
American general; in reply to German demand to surrender at Bastogne, 1944
Anthony Robbins
   said   
"Focus on Where You Want to Go, Not on What You Fear"
American self help author
Arnold Toynbee
   said   
"Civilization is a Movement and Not a Condition, a Voyage and Not a Harbour"
English historian
Arthur Koestler
   said   
"The More Original the Discovery, the More Obvious It Seems Afterwards."
Arthur Miller
   said   
"Everybody Likes a Kidder, but Nobody Lends Him Money."
American Playwright & Essayist
Art Rolnick
   said   
"We Make Money the Old Fashioned Way. We Print It"
Former Chief Economist, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
Barbara Walters
   said   
"If It's a Woman, It’s Caustic; if It's a Man, It's Authoritative"
American journalist, writer and media personality
Benjamin Jowett
   said   
"To Teach a Man How He May Learn to Grow Independently, and for Himself, is Perhaps the Greatest Service That One Man Can Do to Another"
British classical scholar, considered to be one of the greatest teachers of the 19th century
Bill Gates
   said   
"Just in Terms of Allocation of Time Resources, Religion is Not Very Efficient. There's a Lot More I Could Be Doing on a Sunday Morning"
American business magnate, philanthropist, chairman of Microsoft
Bill Maulden
   said   
"I Feel Like a Fugitive from the Law of Averages"
American cartoonist
Bill Vaughan
   said   
"Suburbia is Where the Developer Bulldozes out the Trees, then Names the Streets After Them"
American columnist and author
Bobby Clarke
   said   
"I’ve Discovered That the Less I Say, the More Rumors I Start"
Canadian professional ice hockey centre
Booker T. Washington
   said   
"You Can't Hold a Man Down Without Staying Down With Him"
American educationist and emancipated slave
Carl Jung
   said   
"Every Form of Addiction is Bad, No Matter Whether the Narcotic Be Alcohol or Morphine or Idealism"
Swiss psychiatrist, and influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology
Carl Sandburg
   said   
"Poetry is an Echo, Asking a Shadow to Dance"
American poet
Charles Buxton
   said   
"To Make Pleasures Pleasant, Shorten Them"
Charles Pierre Baudelaire
   said   
"A Sweetheart is a Bottle of Wine, a Wife is a Wine Bottle"
French poet, critic and acclaimed translator
Chief Joseph
   said   
"Look Twice at a Two-faced Man"
Chief of the Nez Perce
Clark Kerr
   said   
"A University Anywhere Can Aim No Higher Than to Be As British As Possible for the Sake of the Undergraduates, As German As Possible for the Sake of the Public at Large..."
First Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. "A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large, and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance"
Damien Hirst
   said   
"I Sometimes Feel That I Have Nothing to Say and I Want to Communicate This"
English artist and the most prominent of the group “Young British Artists”
Dave Barry
   said   
"Although Golf Was Originally Restricted to Wealthy, Overweight Protestants, Today It's Open to Anybody Who Owns Hideous Clothing"
Bestselling American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist
Dave Barry
   said   
"Electricity is Actually Made up of Extremely Tiny Particles Called Electrons, That You Cannot See With the Naked Eye Unless You Have Been Drinking."
Dave Barry
   said   
"The Moving Cursor Writes, and Having Written, Links On"
Bestselling American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist
Derek Bok
   said   
"If You Think Education is Expensive, Try Ignorance."
Dion Boucicault
   said   
"Men Talk of Killing Time, While Time Quietly Kills Them"
Irish actor and playwright
Don Marquis
   said   
"And Idea Isn’t Responsible for the People Who Believe in It"
American humorist, journalist and author
Doug Larson
   said   
"Instead of Giving a Politician the Keys to the City, It Might Be Better to Change the Locks"
English racer
Doug Larson
   said   
"An Optimist Thinks This is the Best of All Worlds. A Pessimist Fears the Same May Be True"
English racer
Douglas MacArthur
   said   
"A Better World Shall Emerge Based on Faith and Understanding"
US WWII general & war hero
Douglas MacArthur
   said   
"A General is Just As Good or Just As Bad As the Troops Under His Command Make Him"
US WWII general & war hero
Douglas MacArthur
   said   
"In War, There is No Substitute for Victory."
US WWII general & war hero
Douglas MacArthur
   said   
"It is Fatal to Enter Any War Without the Will to Win It"
US WWII general & war hero
Dan Rather
   said   
"Americans Will Put up With Anything Provided It Doesn't Block Traffic"
American journalist and anchor
Edvard Munch
   said   
"You Should Not Paint the Chair but Only What Someone Has Felt About It"
Expressionist painter of "The Scream"
Edward Albee
   said   
"You Gotta Have a Swine to Show You Where the Truffles Are"
American playwright known for works including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story
Edward G. Ryan
   said   
"Blind Submission to the Administration of the Government is Not Devotion to the Country or the Constitution ..."
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice."Blind submission to the Administration of the government is not devotion to the country or the Constitution. The administration is not the government"
E. E. Cummings
   said   
"To Be Nobody but Yourself - in a World Which is Doing It's Best, Night and Day, to Make You Like Everybody else ..."
American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. "To be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you like everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting"
Elbert Hubbard
   said   
"Character is the Result of Two Things: Mental Attitude and the Way We Spend Our Time"
American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher
Elbert Hubbard
   said   
"If You Suffer, Thank God! It is a Sure Sign That You Are Alive"
American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher
Elbert Hubbard
   said   
"I Would Rather Be Able to Appreciate Things I Can Not Have Than to Have Things I Am Not Able to Appreciate"
American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher
Elbert Hubbard
   said   
"No Man Needs a Vacation So Much As the Man Who Has Just Had One"
American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher
Elie Weisel
   said   
"The Opposite of Love is Not Hate; It's Indifference"
Jewish writer, professor political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor
Elizabeth Drew
   said   
"Travel, Instead of Broadening the Mind, Often Merely Lengthens the Conversation"
American political journalist and author
Ellen Parr
   said   
"The Cure for Boredom is Curiosity. There is No Cure for Curiosity"
English and speak teacher
Emily Dickinson
   said   
"Finite to Fail, but Infinite to Venture"
American poet
Euripides
   said   
"The Best and Safest Thing is to Keep a Balance in Your Life, Acknowledge the Great Powers Around Us and in Us. If You Can Do That, and Live That Way, You Are Really a Wise Man."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Circumstances Rule Men and Not Men Rule Circumstances."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Do Not Consider Painful What is Good for You."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Short is the Joy That Guilty Pleasure Brings."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Talk Sense to a Fool and He Calls You Foolish."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Waste Not Fresh Tears over Old Griefs."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"When a Good Man is Hurt, All Who Would Be Called Good Must Suffer With Him."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Your Very Silence Shows You Agree."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Eustache Deschamps
   said   
"Friends Are Relatives You Make for Yourself"
French medieval poet
Evan Esar
   said   
"America Believes in Education: the Average Professor Earns More Money in a Year Than a Professional Athlete Earns in a Whole Week"
American humorist who wrote Esar’s Comic Dictionary
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"I'm All in Favor of Keeping Dangerous Weapons out of the Hands of Fools. Let's Start With Typewriters"
American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"The Longer I Live the More Beautiful Life Becomes"
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"Many Wealthy People Are Little More Than Janitors of Their Possessions"
American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"The Modern City is a Place for Banking and Prostitution and Very Little Else"
American architect
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"Tip the World over on Its Side and Everything Loose Will Land in Los Angeles"
American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher
Freya Stark
   said   
"The True Fruit of Travel is Perhaps the Feeling of Being Nearly Everywhere at Home"
British travel writer
Friedrich August Von Hayek
   said   
"The Argument for Liberty is Not an Argument Against Organization, Which is One of the Most Powerful Tools Human Reason Can Employ ..."
Austrian-British economist and political philosopher. "The argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better."
Friedrich August Von Hayek
   said   
"To Be Controlled in Our Economic Pursuits Means to Be Controlled in Everything"
Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974
George Ade
   said   
"Anyone Can Win Unless There Happens to Be a Second Entry"
Playwright
George Ade
   said   
"A Friend Who is Near and Dear May in Time Become As Useless As a Relative"
Playwright
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"Dancing is a Perpendicular Expression of a Horizontal Desire"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"A Government Which Robs Peter to Pay Paul Can Always Depend on the Support of Paul."
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"If You Can't Get Rid of the Skeleton in Your Closet, You'd Best Teach It to Dance"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"It is Dangerous to Be Sincere Unless You Are Also Stupid"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"It’s All That the Young Can Do for the Old, to Chock Them and Keep Them up to Date"
Irish writer
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"A Life Spent in Making Mistakes is Not Only More Honorable, but More Useful Than a Life Spent Doing Nothing"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"The Power of Accurate Observation is Frequently Called Cynicism by Those Who Don't Have It"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"Without Art, the Crudeness of Reality Would Make the World Unbearable"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George F. Will
   said   
"It is No Longer Enough to Be Lusty. One Must Be a Sexual Gourmet"
American Political columnist
George Jean Nathan
   said   
"Women Can Form a Friendship With a Man Very Well; but to Preserve It to That End a Slight Physical Antipathy Must Probably Help"
American drama critic and editor
George Patton
   said   
"Live for Something Rather Than Die for Nothing"
US general
George Patton
   said   
"No Good Decision Was Ever Made in a Swivel Chair"
US general
Geronimo
   said   
"Once I Moved About Like the Wind. Now I Surrender to You and That is All"
Apache chief surrendering 3-25-1886
Giacomo Casanova
   said   
"Economy in Pleasure is Not to My Taste"
Memoirs
Gloria Steinem
   said   
"A Liberated Woman is One Who Has Sex Before Marriage and a Job After"
American writer and journalist. A co-founder of New York Magazine
Goya
   said   
"The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters"
Spanish painter and printmaker
Harold Pinter
   said   
"The Weasel Under the Cocktail Cabinet"
English dramatist; on being asked what his plays were about
Helen Keller
   said   
"Death is No More Than Passing from One Room Into Another. But There's a Difference for Me, You Know. Because in That Other Room I Shall Be Able to See."
Henry Austin Dobson
   said   
"Time Goes, You Say? Ah No! Alas, Time Stays, We Go"
English poet and essayist
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"Any Fool Can Make a Rule, and Any Fool Will Mind It"
US Transcendentalist author
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"As if You Could Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity"
US transcendentalist author
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"Distrust Any Enterprise That Requires New Clothes"
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"None Are So Old As Those Who Have Outlived Enthusiasm"
US transcendentalist author
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"There is No Remedy for Love Than to Love More"
American naturalist, poet and philosopher
Henry Ford
   said   
"A Business That Makes Nothing but Money is a Poor Kind of Business"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"Chop Your Own Wood, and It Will Warm You Twice"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"I Am Looking for a Lot of Men Who Have an Infinite Capacity to Not Know What Can’t Be Done"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"Life is a Series of Experiences, Each One of Which Makes Us Bigger, Even Though Sometimes It is Hard to Realize This"
Henry Ford
   said   
"Obstacles Are Those Frightful Things You See when You Take Your Eyes off Your Goal"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"Whether You Think You Can or Whether You Think You Can’t You’re Right"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"You Can’t Build a Reputation on What You’re Going to Do"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Havelock Ellis
   said   
"It is Only the Great Men Who Are Truly Obscene. If They Had Not Dared to Be Obscene, They Could Never Have Dared to Be Great"
British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer
Henry Havelock Ellis
   said   
"The Sun, the Moon and the Stars Would Have Disappeared Long Ago... Had They Happened to Be Within the Reach of Predatory Human Hands"
British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer
Henry W. Longfellow
   said   
"Great is the Art of Beginning, but Greater is the Art of Ending"
US poet
Henry W. Longfellow
   said   
"Hope Has As Many Lives As a Cat or a King"
US poet
Henry W. Longfellow
   said   
"It Takes Less Time to Do Things Right Than to Explain Why You Did It Wrong"
US poet
Henry W. Longfellow
   said   
"Most People Would Succeed in Small Things if They Were Not Troubled With Great Ambitions"
US poet
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"All Men Are Frauds. The Only Difference Between Them is That Some Admit It. I Myself Deny It."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"Conscience: the Inner Voice Which Warns Us That Someone May Be Looking"
American journalist and literary critic
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"Conscience is a Mother-in-law Whose Visit Never Ends."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"Criticism is Prejudice Made Plausible."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"A Cynic is a Man Who, when He Smells Flowers, Looks Around for a Coffin."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"A Judge is a Law Student Who Marks His Own Examination Papers."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"Love is the Triumph of Imagination over Intelligence"
German American, journalist, satirist
Horace Mann
   said   
"It is Well to Think Well. It is Divine to Act Well"
American Educator
Horace
   said   
"No Verse Can Give Pleasure for Long, nor Last, That is Written by Drinkers of Water"
Latin lyric poet
Jack Dempsey
   said   
"A Champion is Someone Who Gets up when He Can't."
Jack Dempsey
   said   
"Honey, I Just Forgot to Duck."
To his wife, on losing the World Heavyweight title.
Jack Dempsey
   said   
"Tell Him He Can Have My Title, but I Want It Back in the Morning."
James Montgomery
   said   
"Joy is Too Exquisite to Last and Yet More Exquisite when Past"
Poet
J. K. Galbraith
   said   
"In the Affluent Society, No Sharp Distinction Can Be Made Between Luxuries and Necessaries"
Canadian-American economist a leading proponent of the 20th century American liberalism and progressivism
J. K. Galbraith
   said   
"There Are Times in Politics when You Must Be on the Right Side and Lose"
Canadian-American economist a leading proponent of the 20th century American liberalism and progressivism
Joe Louis
   said   
"He Can Run. But He Can't Hide"
World boxing champion
Joe Namath
   said   
"Until I Was Thirteen, I Thought My Name Was Shut Up."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   said   
I Respect the Man Who Knows Distinctly What He Wishes. The Greater Part of All Mischief in the World Arises from the Fact That Men Do Not Sufficiently Understand Their Own Aims.
German poet, novelist, playwright, natural philosopher and diplomat
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   said   
"Just Trust Yourself and You Will Learn the Art of Living"
Faust
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   said   
"Knowing is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Willing is Not Enough; We Must Do"
German poet, novelist, playwright, natural philosopher and diplomat
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
   said   
"Nothing is More Terrible Than Ignorance in Action"
German poet, novelist, playwright, natural philosopher and diplomat
John Burroughs
   said   
"It is Always Easier to Believe Than to Deny. Our Minds Are Naturally Affirmative"
American naturalist and essayist
John Cogley
   said   
"Tolerance Implies a Respect for Another Person, Not Because He is Wrong or Even Because He is Right, but Because He is Human"
American Journalist
John D. Rockefeller
   said   
"A Friendship Founded on Business is Better Than a Business Founded on Friendship"
American industrialist and philanthropist
John Dryden
   said   
"Dancing is the Poetry of the Foot"
English poet, dramatist and critic
John Keats
   said   
"I Am Convinced More and More Day by Day That Fine Writing is Next to Fine Doing, the Top Thing in the World"
Was one of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement
John Kells
   said   
"The Dust of Some is Irish Earth, Among Their Own They Rest"
Irish poet, patriot and scholar
John Maynard Keynes
   said   
"I Do Not Know Which Makes a Man More Conservative - to Know Nothing but the Present, or Nothing but the Past"
British economist whose ideas, called Keynesian economics
John Millington Synge
   said   
"There is No Language Like the Irish for Soothing and Quieting"
Irish playwright
John Milton
   said   
"Better Reign Hell, Than Serve in Heaven"
English poet
John Milton
   said   
"A Good Book is the Precious Lifeblood of a Master Spirit"
Poet
John Milton
   said   
"Nothing Profits More Than Self-esteem, Grounded in What is Just and Right"
English poet
John Ruskin
   said   
"A Book Worth Reading is Worth Buying"
English art critic
Jorge Luis Borges
   said   
"Any Life is Made up of a Single Moment, the Moment in Which a Man Finds Out, Once and for All, Who He Is"
Argentine writer, poet, essayist and critic
Jorge Luis Borges
   said   
"Democracy is an Abuse of Statistics"
Argentine writer, poet, essayist and critic
Jorge Luis Borges
   said   
"Don’t Talk Unless You Can Improve the Silence"
Argentine writer, poet, essayist and critic
Jorge Luis Borges
   said   
"The Falklands Thing Was a Fight Between Two Bald Men over a Comb"
Argentine writer, poet, essayist and critic
Jorge Luis Borges
   said   
"I Have Always Imagined That Paradise Will Be a Kind of Library"
Argentine writer, poet, essayist and critic
Jorge Luis Borges
   said   
"Writing is Nothing More Than a Guided Dream"
Argentine writer, poet, essayist and critic
Joseph Addison
   said   
"Of All the Diversions of Life, There is None So Proper to Fill up Its Empty Spaces As the Reading of Useful and Entertaining Authors"
English essayist, poet and dramatist
Joseph Joubert
   said   
"Children Need Models Rather Than Critics"
French moralist
Joseph Joubert
   said   
"The Worst Thing About New Books is That They Keep Us from Reading the Old Ones"
French Moralist
Joseph Wood Krutch
   said   
"The Grand Paradox of Our Society is This: We Magnify Man’s Right but We Minimize His Capacities"
American writer, critic, and naturalist
Josh Billings
   said   
"To Bring up a Child in the Way He Should Go, Travel That Way Yourself Once in a While"
American Humor Writer
J. Paul Getty
   said   
"If You Can Actually Count Your Money, then You Are Not Really a Rich Man"
American industrialist
Laurence J. Peter
   said   
"Against Logic There is No Armor Like Ignorance"
Leonardo Da Vinci
   said   
"The Desire to Know is Natural to Good Men"
Italian mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer
Leonardo Da Vinci
   said   
"Why Does the Eye See a Thing More Clearly in Dreams Than the Mind While Awake?"
Les A. Murray
   said   
"The Trouble With Being the Best Man Is, You Don't Get a Chance to Prove It"
Australian poet b. 1938
Lord Alfred Tennyson
   said   
"Be Near Me when My Light is Low… And All the Wheels O Being Slow"
English poet
Lord Alfred Tennyson
   said   
"I Am a Part of All That I Have Seen"
English poet
Lord Alfred Tennyson
   said   
"Knowledge Comes, but Wisdom Stays"
English poet
Lord Alfred Tennyson
   said   
"Let the Great World Spin for Ever Down the Ringing Grooves of Change"
English poet
Lord Alfred Tennyson
   said   
"My Strength is As the Strength of Ten, Because My Heart is Pure"
English poet
Lord Alfred Tennyson
   said   
"Self-reverence, Self-knowledge, Self-control - These Three Alone Lead Life to Sovereign"
English poet
Lord Byron
   said   
"I Like the Weather, when is Not Rainy, That Is, I Like Two Months of Every Year"
English poet and a leading figure in Romanticism
Lou Holtz
   said   
"The Man Who Complains About the Way the Ball Bounces is Likely the One Who Dropped"
American author, television commentator, motivational speaker and former NCAA football and NFL head coach
Louis MacNeice
   said   
"Better Authentic Mammon Than a Bogus God"
British poet, born in Belfast
Luc De Clapiers De Vauvenargues
   said   
"Necessity Saves Us the Trouble of Choosing"
French moralist, essayist and miscellaneous writer
Lucretius
   said   
"Nothing Can Be Created out of Nothing"
Roman poet, c.94-55 BC
Lysander
   said   
"Deceive Boys With Toys, but Men With Oaths"
Greek general, d. 395 BC
Magna Carta
   said   
"To No Man Will We Sell, or Deny, or Delay, Right or Justice"
1215
Malcolm S. Forbes
   said   
"The Best Vision is Insight"
US art collector, author & publisher
Malcolm S. Forbes
   said   
"There is Never Enough Time, Unless You’re Serving It"
US art collector, author & publisher
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"Dig Within. Within is the Wellspring of Good; and It is Always Ready to Bubble Up, if You Just Dig"
14th Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"Do Every Act of Your Life As if It Were Your Last"
14th Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"Every Man’s Life Lies Within the Present; for the Past is Spent and Done With, and the Future is Uncertain"
14th Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"It is Not Death That a Man Should Fear, but He Should Fear Never Beginning to Live"
14th Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"It is a Shameful Thing for the Soul to Faint While the Body Still Perseveres"
14th Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"Nothing Has Such Power to Broaden the Mind As the Ability to Investigate Systematically and Truly All That Comes Under Thy Observation in Life"
Roman Emperor called: “The Wise”
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"The Soul Becomes Dyed With the Color of Its Thoughts"
14th Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"The Universe is Change; Our Life is What Our Thoughts Make It"
14th Roman Emperor
Marcus Aurelius
   said   
"Waste No More Time Arguing What a Good Man Should Be, Be One"
14th Roman Emperor
Mario Andretti
   said   
"If Everything Seems Under Control, You're Just Not Going Fast Enough"
Italian-American racecar driver
Mark Overby
   said   
"Love is Much Like a Wild Rose, Beautiful and Calm, but Willing to Draw Blood in Its Defense"
American radio host
Mark Victor Hansen
   said   
"Lack of Forgiveness Causes Almost All of Our Self-sabotaging Behavior"
Motivational speaker and author of self-help books
Mark Victor Hansen
   said   
"You Control Your Future, Your Destiny"
Motivational speaker and author of self-help books
Marshall McLuhan
   said   
"The Medium is the Message"
Canadian communication scholar
Martha Graham
   said   
"The Body is a Sacred Garment"
American dancer and choreographer, pioneer of modern dance
Martha Graham
   said   
"Dance is the Hidden Language of the Soul of the Body"
American dancer, teacher and choreographer
Matsuo Bashó
   said   
"Days and Months Are Itinerants on an Eternal Journey; the Years That Pass by Are Also Travelers"
Japanese poet of the Edo period
Matthew Boulton
   said   
"I Sell Here, Sir, What All the World Desires to Have - POWER"
English manufacturer and engineer
Matt Lauer
   said   
"Researchers Have Discovered That Chocolate Produces Some of the Same Reactions in the Brain As Marijuana. The Researchers Also Discovered Other Similarities Between the Two but Can't Remember What They Are."
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
   said   
"Give Me Control of a Nation’s Money and I Care Not Who Makes the Laws"
German Godfather of the Rothschild Banking Cartel of Europe
Michael Torke
   said   
"Why Waste Money on Psychotherapy when You Can Listen to the B Minor Mass?"
Contemporary American composer, referring to the work by J.S. Bach
Mickey Rooney
   said   
"Women Like Me Because I Make Them Laugh. And What is an Orgasm, Except Laughter of the Loins?"
American Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning film actor
Mike Keenan
   said   
"It's Not What Happens to You in Life That's Important, It's How You React to What Happens."
Mikhail Baryshnikov
   said   
"I Do Not Try to Dance Better Than Anyone Else. I Only Try to Dance Better Than Myself"
Russian American dancer, choreographer and actor
Mikhail Baryshnikov
   said   
"No Dancer Can Watch Fred Astaire and Not Know That We All Should Have Been in Another Business"
Russian American dancer, choreographer and actor
Montesquieu
   said   
"The English Are Busy. They Don't Have Time to Be Polite"
French political philosopher; 1689-1755
Morrie Schwartz
   said   
"Learn How to Live, and You’ll Know How to Die; Learn How to Die, and You’ll Earn How to Live"
American Sociology Professor, Doctor of Philosophy. He gained posthumous fame as the subject of the book “Tuesdays with Morrie”
Morrie Schwartz
   said   
"The Most Important Thing in Life is to Learn How to Give out Love, and to Let It Come In"
American Sociology Professor, Doctor of Philosophy. He gained posthumous fame as the subject of the book “Tuesdays with Morrie”
Muhammad Ali
   said   
"Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee"
World boxing champion
Muhammad Ali
   said   
"My Toughest Fight Was With My First Wife"
Considered the best boxer of all time
Neil Armstrong
   said   
"I Believe That the Good Lord Gave Us a Finite Number of Heartbeats and I'm Damned if I'm Going to Use up Mine Running up and Down a Street."
Neil Armstrong
   said   
"That's One Small Step for a Man, One Giant Leap for Mankind"
Upon stepping foot on the moon
Nick Diamos
   said   
"Everybody Lies, but It Doesn’t Matter Because Nobody Listens"
Nicolas Boileau
   said   
"A Fool Always Finds a Greater Fool to Admire Him"
French poet and critic
Nicolas Boileau
   said   
"A Fool Always Finds a Greater One to Admire Him"
French poet / Critic
Octavio Paz
   said   
"Deserve Your Dream"
Mexican poet, writer and diplomat
Octavio Paz
   said   
"Love is an Attempt at Penetrating Another Being, but It Can Only Succeed if the Surrender is Mutual"
Mexican poet, writer and diplomat
Octavio Paz
   said   
"Solitude is the Profoundest Fact of the Human Condition. Man is the Only Being Who Knows He is Alone"
Mexican poet, writer and diplomat
Octavio Paz
   said   
"What Distinguishes Modern Art from the Art of Other Ages is Criticism"
Mexican poet, writer and diplomat
Ogden Nash
   said   
"Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker"
American poet
Oliver Wendell Holmes
   said   
"A Mind That is Stretched by a New Experience Can Never Go Back to Its Old Dimensions."
Oliver Wendell Holmes
   said   
"A Moment's Insight is Sometimes Worth a Life’s Experience"
Author and Poet
Oriana Fallaci
   said   
"Europe is No Longer Europe, It is Eurabia, a Colony of Islam, Where the Islamic Invasion Does Not Proceed Only in a Physical Sense, but Also in a Mental and Cultural Sense"
Italian journalist, interviewer and author
Oriana Fallaci
   said   
"How Do You Dare to Ask Me for a Solution? It's Like Asking Seneca for a Solution. You Remember What He Did? He Committed Suicide!"
Italian journalist, interviewer and author
Oriana Fallaci
   said   
"The Moment You Give up Your Principles, and Your Values, You Are Dead, Your Culture is Dead, Your Civilization is Dead. Period"
Italian journalist, interviewer and author
Oriana Fallaci
   said   
"You Cannot Survive if You Do Not Know the Past"
Italian journalist, interviewer and author
Orison Swett Marden
   said   
"The Golden Rule for Every Business Man is This: Put Yourself in Your Customer’s Place"
Motivational author
Orison Swett Marden
   said   
"It is What We Do Easily and What We Like to Do That We Do Well"
Motivational author
Orison Swett Marden
   said   
"Man Becomes a Slave to His Constantly Repeated Acts. What He at First Chooses, at Last Compels"
Motivational author
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"All Charming People, I Fancy, Are Spoiled. It is the Secret of Their Attraction"
Irish poet and dramatist
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"Bigamy is Having One Wife Too Many. Monogamy is the Same"
Irish poet and dramatist
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"Biography Lends to Death a New Terror"
Irish poet and dramatist
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"The Books That the World Calls Immoral Are the Books That Show the World Its Own Shame"
Irish poet and dramatist
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"Consistency is the Last Refuge of the Unimaginative"
Irish poet and dramatist
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"I Can Believe Anything, Provided That It is Quite Incredible."
Irish Poet and Playwright
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"Ignorance is Like a Delicate Fruit, Touch It, and the Bloom is Gone"
Irish poet and dramatist
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"The Old-fashioned Respect for the Young is Fast Dying Out"
Irish poet and dramatist
Oscar Wilde
   said   
"Work is the Curse of the Drinking Classes"
Ovid
   said   
"Everything Comes Gradually and at Its Appointed Hour"
Publius Ovidius Naso. Roman poet
Ovid
   said   
"Fortune and Love Befriend the Bold"
Publius Ovidius Naso. Roman poet
Ovid
   said   
"Let Your Hook Be Always Cat; in the Pool Where You Least Expect It, There Will Be a Fish"
Publius Ovidius Naso. Roman poet
Ovid
   said   
"Nothing is Stronger Than Habit"
Publius Ovidius Naso. Roman poet
Ovid
   said   
"Take Rest. A Field That Has Rested Gives a Beautiful Crop"
Publius Ovidius Naso. Roman poet
Pablo Neruda
   said   
"I Love You Without Knowing How, or When, or from Where. I Love You Straightforwardly, Without Complexities or Pride; So I Love You Because I Know No Other Way"
Chilean poet, diplomat and politician. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971
Pablo Neruda
   said   
"Peace Goes Into the Making of a Poem As Flour Goes Into the Making of Bread"
Chilean poet, diplomat and politician. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971
Pablo Picasso
   said   
"Art Washes from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life"
Spanish cubist painter
Pablo Picasso
   said   
"Every Child is an Artist. The Problem is How to Remain an Artist Once He Grows Up"
Spanish cubist painter
Pablo Picasso
   said   
"Everything You Can Imagine is Real"
Spanish cubist painter
Pablo Picasso
   said   
"I Am Always Doing Things I Can’t Do, That’s How I Get to Do Them"
Spanish cubist painter
Pablo Picasso
   said   
"I Paint Objects As I Think Them, Not As I See Them"
Spanish cubist painter
Pablo Picasso
   said   
"It Takes a Long Time to Become Young."
Paul Gauguin
   said   
"Art is Either Plagiarism or Revolution"
Paul Gauguin
   said   
"Life Being What It Is, One Dreams of Revenge"
Paul J. Meyer
   said   
"Enthusiasm is the Yeast That Raises the Dough"
Sales master
Paul Tillich
   said   
"Cynically Speaking, One Could Say That It is True to Life to Be Cynical About It"
German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher
Peter De Vries
   said   
"The Difficulty With Marriage is That We Fall in Love With a Personality, but Must Live With a Character"
American editor and novelist
P. G. Wodehouse
   said   
"What Good Are Brains to a Man? They Only Unsettle Him"
British-American comic writer
Pierre Bosquet
   said   
"It is Magnificent but It is Not War"
French general on the charge of the Light Brigade at Balaclava, 1854
Pierre Corneille
   said   
"To Conquer Without Risk is to Triumph Without Glory"
French tragedian
Pittacus
   said   
"The Measure of a Man is What He Does With Power"
P. J. O'Rourke
   said   
"There is Only One Basic Human Right, the Right to Do As You Damn Well Please. And With It Comes the Only Basic Human Duty, the Duty to Take the Consequences"
US humorist, journalist, & political commentator
Plutarch
   said   
"To Find a Fault is Easy; to Do Better May Be Difficult"
Greek historian, biographer, essayist
Princess Margarethe of Denmark
   said   
"I Have Always Had a Dread of Becoming a Passenger in Life"
Daughter of King Christian I of Denmark (1456 -1486)
P. T. Barnum
   said   
"Whatever You Do, Do It With All Your Might. Work at It, Early and Late, in Season and out of Season, Not Leaving a Stone Unturned, and Never Deferring for a Single Hour That Which Can Be Done Just As Well Now"
American showman and founder the circus
Publilius Syrus
   said   
"As Men, We Are All Equal in the Presence of Death"
Quentin Crisp
   said   
"The Very Purpose of Existence is to Reconcile the Glowing Opinion We Have of Ourselves With the Appalling Things That Other People Think About Us"
British writer, illustrator, actor, artist’s model
Rabindranath Tagore
   said   
"Age Considers; Youth Ventures"
Indian educator & Bengali poet
Rabindranath Tagore
   said   
"Every Difficulty Slurred over Will Be a Ghost to Disturb Your Repose Latter On"
Indian educator & Bengali poet
Rabindranath Tagore
   said   
"Faith is the Bird That Sings when the Dawn is Still Dark"
Indian educator & Bengali poet
Rabindranath Tagore
   said   
"If You Shut the Door to All Errors, Truth Will Be Shut Out"
Indian educator & Bengali poet
Rabindranath Tagore
   said   
"Trees Are the Earth’s Endless Effort to Speak to the Listening Heaven"
Indian educator & Bengali poet
Rabindranath Tagore
   said   
"You Can’t Cross the Sea Merely by Standing an Staring at the Water"
Indian educator & Bengali poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"The End of the Human Race Will Be That It Will Eventually Die of Civilization"
American essayist, philosopher, poet and leader of the Transcendentalist movement
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"Good Luck is Another Name for Tenacity of Purpose"
US essayist & poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"Life is Not So Short but That There is Always Time Enough for Courtesy"
US essayist & poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"The Louder He Talked of His Hounour, the Faster We Counted Our Spoons"
American essayist, philosopher, poet and leader of the Transcendentalist movement
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"Most of the Shadows of This Life Are Caused by Standing in One’s Own Sunshine"
US essayist & poet
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"Nothing Great Was Ever Achieved Without Enthusiasm"
American essayist, philosopher, poet and leader of the Transcendentalist movement
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"Poverty, Frost, Famine, Rain, Disease, Are the Beadles and Guardsmen That Hold Us to Common Sense"
American essayist, philosopher, poet and leader of the Transcendentalist movement
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"There is Properly No History; Only Biography"
American essayist, philosopher, poet and leader of the Transcendentalist movement
Ralph Waldo Emerson
   said   
"Truth is Beautiful, Without Doubt; but So Are Lies"
René G. Torres
   said   
"He Who Does Not Have the Courage to Speak up for His Rights Cannot Earn the Respect of Others"
Robert Benchley
   said   
"It Took Me Fifteen Years to Discover I Had No Talent for Writing, but I Couldn't Give It Up, Because by That Time I Was Too Famous"
American humorist best known for his work as a newspaper columnist and film actor
Robert Browning
   said   
"Ignorance is Not Innocence, but Sin"
English poet
Robert Edward Lee
   said   
"The Education of a Man is Never Completed Until He Dies"
American Army officer and engineer, and among the most celebrated generals in American history
Robert Frost
   said   
"By Working Faithfully Eight Hours a Day You May Eventually Get to Be a Boss and Work Twelve Hours a Day"
American poet
Robert Frost
   said   
"A Jury Consists of Twelve Persons Chosen to Decide Who Has the Better Lawyer"
American Poet
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"Don't Judge Each Day by the Harvest You Reap but by the Seeds That You Plant"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"Everybody, Soon or Late, Sits Down to a Banquet of Consequences"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"For My Part, I Travel Not to Go Anywhere, but to Go. I Travel for Travel's Sake. The Great Affair is to Move"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"A Friend is a Gift You Give Yourself"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"I Regard You With an Indifference Closely Bordering on Aversion"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"It is the Mark of a Good Action That It Appears Inevitable in Retrospect"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"Keep Your Fears to Yourself but Share Your Courage With Others"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"No Man is Useless Who Has a Friend, and if We Are Loved We Are Indispensable"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"There is No Duty We So Much Underrate As the Duty of Being Happy"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert Louis Stevenson
   said   
"To Travel Hopefully is a Better Thing Than to Arrive"
Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer
Robert M. Hamilton
   said   
"A Book of Quotations…can Never Be Complete"
Rudolf Bing
   said   
"It is So Much Worse to Be a Mediocre Artist Than to Be a Mediocre Post Office Clerk"
Austrian-born opera impresario
Saint Augustine
   said   
"Charity is No Substitute for Justice Withheld"
Theologian
Salvador Dalì
   said   
"I Don't Do Drugs. I Am Drugs."
Salvador Dalì
   said   
"There is Only One Difference Between a Madman and Me. I Am Not Mad"
Surrealist painter
Sam Levenson
   said   
"It's So Simple to Be Wise. Just Think of Something Stupid to Say and then Don't Say It"
American humorist, writer, television host and journalist
Samuel Butler
   said   
"Friendship is Like Money, Easier Made Than Kept"
English poet
Samuel Goldwyn
   said   
"I Don't Want Any Yes-men Around Me. I Want Everybody to Tell Me the Truth Even if It Costs Them Their Jobs."
Samuel Goldwyn
   said   
"We Want a Story That Begins With an Earthquake and Works Its Way up to a Climax."
Samuel Johnson
   said   
"Every Man Has, Some Time in His Life, and Ambition to Be a Wag"
English poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer
Samuel Johnson
   said   
"Love is the Wisdom of the Fool and the Folly of the Wise"
British Author
Samuel Johnson
   said   
"The Only End of Writing is to Enable the Readers Better to Enjoy Life, or Better to Endure It"
British essayist, poet, biographer, lexicographer and critic
Samuel Johnson
   said   
"There Are Charms Made Only for Distance Admiration"
English author
Saul Bellow
   said   
"The Body, She Says, is Subject to the Forces of Gravity. But the Soul is Ruled by Levity, Pure"
Canadian-born American writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976
Scott Adams
   said   
"Creativity is Allowing Yourself to Make Mistakes, Art is Knowing Which Ones to Keep"
Cartoonist
Scott Adams
   said   
"The Only Risk of Failure is Promotion"
Cartoonist
Sidney Littlewood
   said   
"The Irish Don't Know What They Want and Are Prepared to Fight to the Death to Get It"
President of the Middlesex Law Society
Sigmund Freud
   said   
"Love and Work Are the Cornerstones of Our Humanness"
Austrian physician. Founder of Psychoanalysis
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"If You Live Long Enough, You'll See That Every Victory Turns Into a Defeat"
French novelist and essayist
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"No One is More Arrogant Toward Women, More Aggressive or Scornful, Than the Man Who is Anxious About His Virility"
French novelist and essayist
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"Sex Pleasure in Woman is a Kind of Magic Spell; It Demands Complete Abandon; if Words or Movements Oppose the Magic of Caresses, the Spell is Broken"
French novelist and essayist
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"Society Cares for the Individual Only So Far As He is Profitable"
French novelist and essayist
Simone De Beauvoir
   said   
"To Catch a Husband is an Art; to Hold Him is a Job"
French novelist and essayist
Sir James Dewar
   said   
"Minds Are Like Parachutes. The Only Function when They Are Open"
Sir Robert Anthony Eden
   said   
"If You've Broken the Eggs, You Should Make the Omelette"
British politician who was Foreign Secretary for three periods between 1935 and 1955
Solomon Short
   said   
"The Only Winner in the War of 1812 Was Tchaikovsky"
Sophie Tolstoy
   said   
"One Can’t Live on Love Alone: and I Am So Stupid That I Can Do Nothing but Think of Him"
Sophie Tucker
   said   
"From Birth to 18 a Girl Needs Good Parents. From 18 to 35, She Needs Good Looks. From 35 to 55, Good Personality. From 55 On, She Needs Good Cash"
Russian-American singer and comedian
Sophocles
   said   
"Look and You Will Find It - What is Unsought Will Go Undetected"
Greek playwright
Sophocles
   said   
"Much Wisdom Often Goes With Fewer Words"
Greek playwright
Sophocles
   said   
"Rather Fall With Honor Than Succeed by Fraud"
Greek playwright
Soren Kierkegaard
   said   
"Life is Not a Problem to Be Solved, but a Reality to Be Experienced"
Danish philosopher and writer
Soren Kierkegaard
   said   
"People Demand Freedom of Speech to Make up for the Freedom of Thought Which They Avoid"
Danish philosopher and writer
Spike Milligan
   said   
"Money Can't Buy You Happiness but It Does Bring You a More Pleasant Form of Misery."
Spike Milligan
   said   
"Money Couldn't Buy You Friends, but You Get a Better Class of Enemy"
British-Irish comedian, writer, musician poet and playwright
Stanislaw J. Lec
   said   
"You Must First Have a Lot of Patience to Learn to Have Patience"
Polish Poet and aphorist
St Augustine of Hippo
   said   
"Poetry is the Devil's Wine"
Catholic Father of the Church, 354-430
Stephen King
   said   
"The Road to Hell is Paved With Adverbs"
American author, screenwriter, musician, columnist, actor, film producer and director
Stan Smith
   said   
"Experience Tells You What to Do; Confidence Allows You to Do It."
Susan B. Anthony
   said   
"The Older I Get, the Greater Power I Seem to Have to Help the World; I Am Like a Snowball - the Further I Am Rolled, the More I Gain."
US Abolitionist & Suffragist
Susan B. Anthony
   said   
"Resolved, That the Women of This Nation in 1876, Have Greater Cause for Discontent, Rebellion and Revolution Than the Men of 1776."
US Abolitionist & Suffragist
Theodore Roosevelt
   said   
"Far and Away the Best Prize That Life Has to Offer is the Chance to Work Hard at Work Worth Doing"
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
   said   
"It is Hard to Fail, but It is Worse Never to Have Tried to Succeed"
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
   said   
"Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick."
Theodore Rubin
   said   
"Kindness is More Important Than Wisdom, and the Recognition of This is the Beginning of Wisdom"
American psychiatrist and author
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
   said   
"To Keep the Heart Unwrinkled, to Be Hopeful, Kindly, Cheerful, Reverent - That is to Triumph over Old Age"
American poet, novelist, traveler and editor
Thomas Carlyle
   said   
"Blessed is He Who Has Found His Work; Let Him Ask No Other Blessedness"
Scottish author, essayist & historian
Thomas Carlyle
   said   
"The Greatest of Faults, I Should Say, is to Be Conscious of None"
British historian and essayist
Thomas Carlyle
   said   
"The Idea is in Thyself. The Impediment, Too, is in Thyself"
Scottish author, essayist & historian
Thomas Carlyle
   said   
"I Do Not Believe in the Collective Wisdom of Individual Ignorance"
English historian and essayist
Thomas Carlyle
   said   
"Nothing is More Terrible Than Activity Without Insight"
Author
Thomas Carlyle
   said   
"Oh, Give Us the Man Who Sings at His Work"
English historian and essayist
Thomas Carlyle
   said   
"A Well-written Life is Almost As Rare As a Well-spent One"
Scottish author, essayist & historian
Thomas Edison
   said   
"I Am Not Discouraged, Because Every Wrong Attempt Discarded is Another Step Forward"
US inventor
Thomas Edison
   said   
"I Have Not Failed. I’ve Just Found 10,000 Ways That Won’t Work"
American inventor and entrepreneur
Thomas Edison
   said   
"I Have Not Failed. I’ve Just Found 10,000 Ways That Won’t Work"
US inventor
Thomas Edison
   said   
"To Invent, You Need a Good Imagination and a Pile of Junk"
US inventor
Thomas Fuller
   said   
"All Things Are Difficult Before They Are Easy"
English clergyman & historian
Thomas Fuller
   said   
"Bad Excuses Are Worse Than None"
English clergyman & historian
Thomas Fuller
   said   
"We Are All Adam’s Children but Silk Makes the Difference"
English churchman and historian
Thomas Fuller
   said   
"A Wise Man Turns Chance Into Good Fortune"
English clergyman & historian
Thomas Fuller
   said   
"Zeal Without Knowledge is Fire Without Light"
English clergyman & historian
Thomas Hardy
   said   
"Poetry is Emotion Put Into Measure. The Emotion Must Come by Nature, but the Measure Can Be Acquired by Art"
British novelist, short story writer and poet
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"Banking Establishments Are More Dangerous Than Standing Armies"
3rd United States President
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"Fear Can Only Prevail when Victims Are Ignorant of the Facts"
3rd. United States President
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"I'm a Great Believer in Luck, and I Find the Harder I Work the More I Have of It"
3rd. President of the United States
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"In Matters of Style, Swim With the Current; In Matters of Principle, Stand Like a Rock"
3rd. US President
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"The Issue Today is the Same As It Has Been Throughout All History, Whether Man Shall Be Allowed to Govern Himself or Be Ruled by a Small Elite"
3rd. United States President
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"I Would Rather Be Exposed to the Inconveniences Attending Too Much Liberty Than to Those Attending Too Small a Degree of It"
3rd. United States President
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"One Man With Courage is a Majority."
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"There is a Natural Aristocracy Among Men. The Grounds of This Are Virtue and Talents"
Third President of the United States
Thomas Jefferson
   said   
"Whenever You Do a Thing, Act As if All the World Were Watching"
3rd. US President
Thomas Jones
   said   
"Friends May Come and Go, but Enemies Accumulate"
Welsh pop music singer
Thomas Mann
   said   
"A Man's Dying is More the Survivors' Affair Than His Own"
German novelist; in The Magic Mountain
Thomas Neill
   said   
"Of Those Who Said Nothing, Few Are Silent"
Thomas Paine
   said   
"Character is Much Easier Kept Than Recovered"
US patriot & political philosopher
Thomas Paine
   said   
"The Harder the Conflict, the More Glorious the Triumph"
US patriot & political philosopher
Thomas Paine
   said   
"My Country is the World, and My Religion is to Do Good"
English political theorist; The Rights of Man
Thomas Paine
   said   
"The Real Man Smiles in Trouble, Gathers Strength from Distress, and Grows Brave by Reflection"
US patriot & political philosopher
Tim Flannery
   said   
"I Was Trying to Get People to See That You Can't Just Grow for Ever and Hope That the Environment Will Take Care of Itself"
Australian Mammologist, Paleontologist and Environmental Activist
Tom Clancy
   said   
"I Believe That Sex is One of the Most Beautiful, Natural, Wholesome Things That Money Can Buy"
American author of bestselling political thrillers
Tom Stoppard
   said   
"Eternity’s a Terrible Thought. I Mean Where’s It All Going to End?"
British Academy Award winning, screenwriter and Tony Award winning playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"Failure is the Condiment That Gives Success Its Flavor"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"The Good Thing About Masturbation is That You Don’t Have to Dress up for It"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"I Believe More in the Scissors Than I Do in the Pencil"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"It’s a Scientific Fact That if You Stay in California You Lose One Point of Your IQ Every Year"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"To Me, the Greatest Pleasure of Writing is Not What It’s About, but the Inner Music That Words Make"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
Truman Capote
   said   
"Venice is Like Eating an Entire Box of Chocolate Liqueurs in One Go"
American short-story writer, novelist and playwright
T. S. Eliot
   said   
"Success is Relative. It is What We Can Make of the Mess We Have Made of Things"
British (US-born) critic, dramatist & poet
T. S. Eliot
   said   
"What We Call the Beginning if Often the End. And to Make an End is to Make a Beginning. The End is Where We Start From"
British (US-born) critic, dramatist & poet
Tug McGraw
   said   
"Ninety Percent I'll Spend on Good Times, Women and Irish Whiskey. The Other Ten Percent I'll Probably Waste."
Major league baseball relief pitcher and father of American country singer Tim McGraw, on how he'll spend his new found wealth.
Vartan Gregorian
   said   
"The Book is Here to Stay. What We're Doing is Symbolic of the Peaceful Coexistence of the Book and the Computer"
American academic, currently serving as the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York
Victor Hugo
   said   
"An Invasion of Armies May Be Resisted but Not an Idea Whose Time Has Come"
French dramatist, novelist & poet
Victor Hugo
   said   
"Laughter is the Sun That Drives the Winter from the Human Face"
French Poet / Dramatist and Novelist
Victor Hugo
   said   
"Life is the Flower for Which Love is the Honey"
French poet, dramatist and novelist
Victor Hugo
   said   
"Music Expresses That Which Cannot Be Put Into Words and That Which Can Not Remain Silent"
French dramatist, novelist & poet
Victor Hugo
   said   
"People Do Not Lack Strength; They Lack Will"
French dramatist, novelist & poet
Vince Lombardi
   said   
"If Winning Isn’t Everything, Why Do They Keep Score?"
Vita Sackville-West
   said   
"Travel is the Most Private of Pleasures. There is No Greater Bore Than the Travel Bore"
English poet, novelist and gardener
Wallis Simpson
   said   
"Fill What’s Empty, Empty What’s Full, and Scratch Where It Itches"
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
   said   
"A Woman Can’t Be Too Rich or Too Thin"
Duchess of Windsor
Walter Bagehot
   said   
"The Greatest Pleasure in Life is Doing What People Say You Cannot Do"
Walt Kelly
   said   
"We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us"
Comic strip artist for “Pogo”
Walt Whitman
   said   
"And Your Very Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem"
Poet
Walt Whitman
   said   
"A Great City is That of Which Have the Greatest Men and Women"
Poet
Walt Whitman
   said   
"I Believe a Leaf of Grass is No Less Than the Journey Work of the Stars"
From Song of Myself
Walt Whitman
   said   
"I Celebrate Myself, and Sing Myself"
American poet from Song of Myself
Wayne Dyer
   said   
"Be Miserable. Or Motivate Yourself. Whatever Has to Be Done, It’s Always Your Choice"
American psychotherapist, author and lecturer
W. H. Auden
   said   
"One Cannot Review a Bad Book Without Showing Off"
Anglo-American poet
W. H. Thompson
   said   
"We Are None of Us Infallible-not Even the Youngest of Us"
Bodyguard of Winston Churchill for 18 years
Wilfred Owen
   said   
"All a Poet Can Do Today is Warn"
English poet killed in WWI
Wilfred Peterson
   said   
"Big Thinking Precedes Great Achievement"
William Blake
   said   
"It is Easier to Forgive an Enemy That to Forgive a Friend"
William Congreve
   said   
"Music Has Charms to Soothe the Savage Breast"
William Cowper
   said   
"Knowledge is Proud That He Has Learned So Much, Wisdom is Humble That He Knows No More."
William Faulkner
   said   
"The Tools I Need for My Work Are Paper, Tobacco, Food, and a Little Whiskey"
American novelist and short-story writer
William Faulkner
   said   
"A Writer Needs Three Things, Experience, Observation, and Imagination, Any Two of Which, at Times Any One of Which, Can Supply the Lack of the Others"
American novelist and short-story writer
William Glasser
   said   
"There Are Only Two Places in the World Where Time Takes Precedence over the Job to Be Done. School and Prison"
Jewish American psychiatrist, developer of Reality Therapy and Choice Theory
William James
   said   
"The Greatest Use of Life is to Spend It for Something That Will Outlast It"
US pragmatist philosopher & psychologist
William James
   said   
"A Great Many People Think They Are Thinking when They Are Merely Rearranging Their Prejudices"
US pragmatist philosopher & psychologist
William James
   said   
"An Idea, to Be Suggestive, Must Come to the Individual With the Force of Revelation"
US pragmatist philosopher & psychologist
William Lyon Phelps
   said   
"This is the Final Test of a Gentleman: His Respect for Those Who Can Be of No Possible Service to Him"
American author, critic and scholar
William Shakespeare
   said   
"Thoughts Are Dreams Till Their Effects Are Tried"
Author
Yogi Bera
   said   
"It Ain't over Till It's Over."
Yogi Berra
   said   
"Always Go to Other People’s Funerals; Otherwise They Won’t Go to Yours"
American former Major League Baseball player and manager
Yogi Berra
   said   
"I Didn't Really Say Everything I Said"
Maintaining that many of his expressions were only attributed to him


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