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There is only one way to defeat the enemy, and that is to write as well as one can. The best argument is an undeniably good book. - Saul Bellow
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about. - Saskya Pandita
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. - Philippians 24 Bible
It`s very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances aren`t by any means always welcome, but at least one can`t be mistaken as to who or what they are. - Penelope Fitzgerald
Knowledge of the self is the mother of all knowledge. So it is incumbent on me to know my self, to know it completely, to know its minutiae, its characteristics, its subtleties, and its very atoms. - Kahlil Gibran
Why is it that we will laugh at a man in a clown outfit, but we won`t laugh at a man just walking down the street carrying a clown outfit in one of those plastic dry-cleaner bags - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
When good men die their goodness does not perish, But lives though they are gone. As for the bad, All that was theirs dies and is buried with them. - Euripides
Ask yourself Have you been kind today Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world. - Annie Lennox
Whenever I hear, `It can`t be done,` I know I`m close to success. - Michael Flatley
I have a new philosophy. I`m only going to dread one day at a time. - Charles M. Schulz
All proofs rest on premises. - Aristotle
A hit, a very palpable hit. - William Shakespeare
In conclusion, there is a marvelous anecdote from the occasion of Russell`s ninetieth birthday that best serves to summarize his attitude toward God and religion. A London lady sat next to him at this party, and over the soup she suggested to him that he was not only the world`s most famous atheist but, by this time, very probably the world`s oldest atheist. `What will you do, Bertie, if it turns out you`re wrong` she asked. `I mean, what if--uh--when the time comes, you should meet Him What will you say` Russell was delighted with the question. His birght, birdlike eyes grew even brighter as he contempalated this possible future dialogue, and then he pointed a finger upward and cried, `Why, I should say, `God, you gave us insufficient evidence.` ` - Al Seckel
Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don`t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. - Richard Milhous Nixon
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important. - T. S. Eliot
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome. - Arthur Ashe
It seemed to me that, somehow, the blue jay was trying to communicate with me. I would see him fly into the house across the way, pick up the telephone, and dial. My phone would ring, and it would be him, but it was just this squawking and cheeping. `What What` I would yell back, but he never did speak English. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
One`s real life is often the life that one does not lead. - Oscar Wilde
Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration. - Charles Dudley Warner
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. - Jean Giraudoux
The world is divided into people who do things, and people who get credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class, there is far less competition. - Dwight Morrow
You couldn`t be that good and not know it, somewhere in your secret heart, however much you`d been abused into affecting public humility. - Lois McMaster Bujold
There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man. - Polybius
The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos. - Stephen Jay Gould
Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning. - Samuel Johnson
Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy. - Margaret Thatcher
You call it madness, but I call it love. - Don Byas
Friendship is love with understanding. - Ancient Proverb
Every great decision creates ripples--like a huge boulder dropped in a lake. The ripples merge, rebound off the banks in unforseeable ways. The heavier the decision, the larger the waves, the more uncertain the consequences. - Benjamin Disraeli
If I knew I was going to live this long, I`d have taken better care of myself. - Mickey Mantle
Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value. - Marechal Ferdinand Foch
I guess what I`m trying to say is, I don`t think you can measure life in terms of years. I think longevity doesn`t necessarily have anything to do with happiness. I mean happiness comes from facing challenges and going out on a limb and taking risks. If you`re not willing to take a risk for something you really care about, you might as well be dead. - Andrew Schneider
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. - Robert Frost
We can do no great things, only small things with great love. - Mother Theresa
It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them. - Pierre Beaumarchais
She who loves roses must be patient and not cry out when she is pierced by thorns. - Olga Brouman
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. - Plutarch
And then I felt sad because I realized that once people are broken in certain ways, they can`t ever be fixed, and this is something nobody ever tells you when you are young and it never fails to surprise you as you grow older as you see the people in your life break one by one. You wonder when your turn is going to be, or if it`s already happened. - Douglas Couplan
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. - Pablo Picasso
It is the excitement of becoming - always becoming, trying, probing, falling, resting, and trying again- but always trying and always gaining... - Lyndon B. Johnson
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law - Dick Clark
Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. - Marianne Williamson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle
Live your questions now, and perhaps even without knowing it , you will live along some distant day into your answers. - Rainer Maria Rilke
I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves. - E. M. Forster
Thoughts are but dreams till their effects be tried. - William Shakespeare
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. - James Howell
The habit of common and continuous speech is a symptom of mental deficiency. - Walter Bagehot
Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary monetary matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself. - William Cobbett
Loving someone is easy but losing someone is hard. - Shelby Harthcock
We have talked long enough in this country about equal rights. ... It is time now to write the next chapter-and to write it in the books of law. - Lyndon B. Johnson
Youth is something very new twenty years ago no one mentioned it. - Coco Chanel
This book fills a much-needed gap. - Moses Hadas
The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. - Alan Patrick Herbert
There is no safety for honest men but by believing all possible evil of evil men. - Edmund Burke
The challenges of change are always hard. It is important that we begin to unpack those challenges that confront this nation and realize that we each have a role that requires us to change and become more responsible for shaping our own future. - Hillary Rodham Clinton
Great writing is a submission to a creative force that seems to use the writer as an instrument. The writer finds that the words stream out, almost as if someone else were producing them. Writing becomes a process of discovery. - S. O'Brien
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. - Francis Quarles
Mars is essentially in the same orbit... Mars is somewhat the same distance from the Sun, which is very important. We have seen pictures where there are canals, we believe, and water. If there is water, that means there is oxygen. If oxygen, that means we can breathe. - Dan Quayle
Active minds that think and study, Like swift brooks are seldom muddy. - Arthur Guiterman
The fact that when we die we are nothing more than worm meat---I just don`t think about it. - Robin Green
Deliver me from writers who say the way they live doesn`t matter. I`m not sure a bad person can write a good book, If art doesn`t make us better, then what on earth is it for. - Alice Walker
Religions are many and diverse, but reason and goodness are one. - Elbert Hubbard
Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due to yourself, reputation to your neighbour. - Saint Augustine
You live, you learn You love, you learn You cry, you learn You lose, you learn You bleed, you learn You scream, you learn - Alanis Morissette
The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it`s so rare. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Five miles meandering with mazy motion,Through dale the sacred river ran,Then reached the caverns measureless to man,And sank the tumult to a lifeless oceanAnd `mid this tumult Kubla heard from farAncestral voices prophesying war - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Before we take to the sea, we walk on land. . . Before we create, we must understand. . . - Ernest Hemingway
A witty saying proves nothing. - Voltaire
Happiness is not in having being it is in doing. - Lillian Eichler Watson
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. - Richard Leider
One thing is clear to me. You cant know everything youd like to know. You cant do everything youd like to do. You cant read everything youd like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life. - Real Live Preacher
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. - Friedrich Nietzsche
One must also accept that one has `uncreative` moments. The more honestly one can accept that, the quicker these moments will pass. - Etty Hillesum
The ascent from earth to heaven is not easy. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. - George Burns
We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. - Josh Billings
One thing life has taught me if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else. - Roosevelt, Eleanor
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. - Francis Bacon
If we can dispel the delusion that learning about computers should be an activity of fiddling with array indexes and worrying whether X is an integer or a real number, we can begin to focus on programming as a source of ideas. - Harold Abelson
Where you end up isn`t the most important thing. It`s the road you take to get you there. The road you take is what you`ll look back on And call your life. Not reaching success isn`t the end of the world. Not trying to reach it is. - Tim Wiley
The grace of God means something like Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn`t have been complete without you. Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don`t be afraid. I am with you. Nothing can ever separate us. It`s for you I created the universe. I love you. There`s only one catch. Like any other gift, the gift of grace can be yours only if you`ll reach out and take it. Maybe being able to reach out and take it is a gift too. - Frederick Buechner
So I`m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face. - Lawrence Peter Berra
It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats. - Assyrian Proverb
If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it - Steven Wright
Death is not the worst rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it. - Sophocles
I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have the sense to do without my persuading them. That`s all the powers of the President amount to. - Harry S Truman
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not. - La Rochefoucauld
Journalism largely consists of saying `Lord Jones is Dead` to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. - G. K. Chesterton
It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. - Elizabeth Taylor
The future is the past returning through another gate. - Arnold Glasgow
Love is a flame that burns in heaven, And whose soft reflections radiate to us. Two worlds are opened, two lives given to it. It is by love tht we double our being It is by love that we approach God. - Aimee Martin
Genius is nothing but continued attention. - Claude Adrien Helvetius
Experience is an expensive school, but a fool will learn from no other. - Japanese Proverb
In America any boy may become President and I suppose it`s just one of the risks he takes. - Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson
hy doesn`t the past decently bury itself, instead of sitting waiting to be admired by the present - D. H. Lawrence
It is really the undergraduate who makes a university, gives it its lasting character, smell, feel, quality, tradition ... whose presence creates it and whose memories preserve it. - Sen O'Faolin
How can we expect another to keep our secret, if we cannot keep it ourself - La Rochefoucauld
Arthur Schopenhauer Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him. - Henry David Thoreau
Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts. - Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire