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"After you've done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over."
- Alfred E Perlment
"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."
- Khalil Gibran
"Cynical realism is the intelligent man's best excuse for doing nothing in an intolerable situation."
- Aldous Huxley
"Understanding is the wages of faith."
- St. Augustine
"We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"The road goes ever on and on down fromthe door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone and I must follow if I can. Pursuing it with weary feet until it joins some larger way, where many paths and errands meet -and whither then, I cannot say."
- J.R.R. Tolkien
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Right around the end of the fifties, college students and young people in general, began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country - this music contained the real history of the people of this country."
- Jackson Browne
"A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be."
- John Wooden
"Correction does much, but encouragement does more."
- Goethe
"I'm throwing myself back in because I like being married. I don't want to end this whole fabulous journey alone. I want someone by my side who I love and who loves me. I've finally found somebody who's up to the task of being my wife, because I'm very high maintenance."
- Neil Diamond
"Government is essentially immoral."
- Herbert Spencer
"To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men."
- Edmund Burke
"The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf."
- Bertrand Russell
"Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens."
- Andy Rooney
"Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces."
- Marcel Proust
"It's unbelievable how much you don't know about the game you've been playing all your life."
- Mickey Mantle
"Don't bother to just be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself."
- William Feather
"The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later."
- Harvey Fierstein
"I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards."
- Albert Einstein
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world...To see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one."
- John Ruskin
"I hope all of you are going to fill out your census form when it comes in the mail next month. If you don't return the form the area you live in might get less government money and you wouldn't want that to happen, would you."
- Andy Rooney
"Humor is a rubber sword -- it allows you to make a point without drawing blood."
- Mary Hirsch
"A great city is that which has the greatest men and women."
- Walt Whitman
"The Final Jeopardy! questions seem to be, by design, things you can't know. And so it's not about who knows them, but who can figure them out in thirty seconds."
- Ken Jennings
"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action."
- Herbert Spencer
"Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus."
- Mother Teresa
"A fool and his money are soon elected."
- Will Rogers
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."
- Andy Warhol
"Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous it is nothing if it is not ridiculous."
- Thornton Wilder
"I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
- Francis Bacon
"One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead."
- Oscar Wilde
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
- Winston Churchill
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
- Thomas Edison
"I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes."
- Ernest Hemingway
"The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering."
- St. Augustine
"A baby is God's opinion that life should go on."
- Carl Sandburg
"Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty."
- Lillian Hellman
"Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."
- John F. Kennedy
"I don't claim to be knowledgeable about theology. Most of my knowledge comes out of my experience and the lessons in the Bible. Every Sunday I'm home I teach 45 minutes and we boiled them down to one page for the new book, 'Through the Year with Jimmy Carter.'"
- Jimmy Carter
"I have tried to keep on with my striving because this is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting."
- Arthur Ashe
"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right."
- Henry Ford
"Sometimes you can't prioritise family and you feel guilty."
- Adam Sandler
"Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them."
- David Allen
"You should not live one way in private, another in public."
- Pubilius Syrus
"Mankind fears an evil man but heaven does not."
- Chinese Proverb
"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
- Albert Einstein
"The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify we give the name of knowledge."
- Ambrose Bierce
"There is in general good reason to suppose that in several respects the gods could all benefit from instruction by us human beings. We humans are - more humane."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
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