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"Curiosity is the first rung on the ladder to learning."
- Anonymous
"I have no wisdom to share on dating."
- Rachel Dratch
"One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds."
- Frank Zappa
"Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind."
- Neil Armstrong
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
- Melody Beattie
"The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are nothing else than grandiose thoughts in embryo."
- Soren Kierkegaard
"My family, frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. My mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew but she didn't raise me in the church, so I came to my Christian faith later in life and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead."
- Barack Obama
"In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might."
- Winston Churchill
"Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses."
- Francis Bacon
"A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large."
- Henry Ford
"Don't gamble take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."
- Will Rogers
"Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine."
- David Ogilvy
"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage."
- Erma Bombeck
"The important thing is that men should have a purpose in life. It should be something useful, something good."
- Dalai Lama
"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
- Henry Ford
"From as long as, literally as far back as I can remember I've liked puns, word jokes, I can literally recall looking at a comic at the age of six or seven and I remember what I enjoyed and what it was precisely and how the joke worked."
- Tom Stoppard
"A good conscience is a continual Christmas."
- Benjamin Franklin
"The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed."
- Henry Ford
"Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art."
- Andy Warhol
"It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent."
- Barack Obama
"There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice."
- Mark Twain
"Formal education will make you a living self-education will make you a fortune."
- Jim Rohn
"A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"The course of true love never did run smooth."
- William Shakespeare
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Whether you like it or not, you're forced to come to the realisation that death is out there. But I don't fear death, I'm a fatalist. I believe when it's your time, that's it. It's the hand you're dealt."
- Clint Eastwood
"Assuredly, Loving Souls, you should go to God with all humility and respect, humbling yourselves in His presence, especially when you remember your past ingratitude and sins."
- Alphonsus Liguori
"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."
- Dale Carnegie
"World War II was the last government program that really worked."
- George F Will
"Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for a star."
- Fred Allen
"Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it."
- Will Rogers
"There is little for the great part of the history of the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath."
- Woodrow Wilson
"It is well for the world that in most of us, by the age of thirty, the character has set like plaster, and will never soften again."
- William James
"I look only to the good qualities of men. Not being faultless myself, I won't presume to probe into the faults of others."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"No money is better spent than what is laid out for domestic satisfaction."
- Samuel Johnson
"When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat."
- Henry Miller
"Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence."
- Erich Fromm
"The world is a tragedy to those who feel and a comedy to those who think."
- Horace Walpole
"Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody."
- Truman Capote
"What do I care about the purring of one who cannot love, like the cat?"
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"Getting money is not all a man's business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life."
- Samuel Johnson
"The legal battle against segregation is won, but the community battle goes on."
- Dorothy Day
"Art is the elimination of the unnecessary."
- Pablo Picasso
"Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano."
- Jackson Browne
"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."
- Soren Kierkegaard
"Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy."
- Francis Bacon
"The assertion that 'all men are created equal' was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use."
- Abraham Lincoln
"A string of excited, fugitive, miscellaneous pleasures is not happiness happiness resides in imaginative reflection and judgment, when the picture of one's life, or of human life, as it truly has been or is, satisfies the will, and is gladly accepted."
- George Santayana
"People change over the years, and that changes situations for good and for bad."
- Bobby Knight
"Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy."
- Walt Whitman
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