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"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he isn't. A sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
- Horace Walpole
"Life is a long lesson in humility."
- James Barrie
"I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it."
- Ernest Hemingway
"I have plenty of money, unlike other Hollywood celebrities or athletes that have not invested well."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
"Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one."
- Oscar Wilde
"The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude."
- Oprah Winfrey
"Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation."
- Khalil Gibran
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."
- Albert Einstein
"Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like to be taught."
- Winston Churchill
"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere."
- Carl Sagan
"Even when I'm old and grey, I won't be able to play it, but I'll still love the game."
- Michael Jordan
"Religion is essentially the art and the theory of the remaking of man. Man is not a finished creation."
- Edmund Burke
"The real leader has no need to lead -- he is content to point the way."
- Henry Miller
"The most important part of attitude is "U.""
- Poster
"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
- Abraham Lincoln
"A word of advice - do not give it."
- Anonymous
"If we can't face death, we'll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light."
- Maya Lin
"Do the best you can, and don't take life too serious."
- Will Rogers
"I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after."
- Ernest Hemingway
"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
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
- John Quincy Adams
"For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well-organized and armed militia is their best security."
- Thomas Jefferson
"Unwearied ceaseless effort is the price that must be paid for turning faith into a rich infallible experience."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."
- Eleanor Roosevelt
"How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god."
- Alan Watts
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."
- Will Rogers
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."
- Marcel Proust
"It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else."
- Erma Bombeck
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."
- Helen Keller
"Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does."
- Jane Austen
"Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearences."
- Soren Kierkegaard
"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God."
- Albert Einstein
"Men become accustomed to poison by degrees."
- Victor Hugo
"I'm just learning who I am and how relationships work and how to make them function. No different from anyone else."
- Drew Barrymore
"We must believe in the power of education. We must respect just laws. We must love ourselves, our old and or young, our women as well as our men."
- Arthur Ashe
"Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!"
- William James
"The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain, or the dread of pain. We do not disturb ourselves with the detection of fallacies which do us no harm."
- Samuel Johnson
"God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things."
- Pablo Picasso
"Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best."
- Andrew Carnegie
"People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all."
- Annie Dillard
"Whoever is happy will make others happy too."
- Anne Frank
"In the United States, I am a great success, but I am not a celebrity."
- Paulo Coelho
"I think the one lesson I have learned is that, there is no substitute for paying attention."
- Diane Sawyer
"Sabbath - a weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh."
- Ambrose Bierce
"The stones themselves are thick with history, and those cats that dash through the alleyways must surely be the ghosts of the famous dead in feline disguise."
- Erica Jong
"It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression."
- Eric Hoffer
"The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots."
- Erich Fromm
"When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative."
- Francis Bacon
"Fashions have done more harm than revolutions."
- Victor Hugo
"I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive."
- Henry Miller
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