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Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing,Then beauty is its own excuse for beingWhy thou wert there, O rival of the roseI never sought to ask, I never knewBut, in my simple ignorance supposeThe selfsame power that brought me there brought you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
In what concerns you much, do not think that you have companions know that you are alone in the world. - Henry David Thoreau
All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
A year from now you may wish you had started today. - Karen Lamb
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. - Daniel J. Boorstin
Be bold and mighty powers will come to your aid. - Basil King
Sometimes it`s hard to avoid the happiness of others. - David Assael
I don`t think God put me on this planet to judge others. I think he put me on this planet to gather specimens and take them back to my home planet. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
God does not judge us by the multitude of works we perform, but how well we do the work that is ours to do. The happiness of too many days is often destroyed by trying to accomplish too much in one day. We would do well to follow a common rule for our daily lives--DO LESS, AND DO IT BETTER. - Dr. Dale E. Turner
Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want-and their kids pay for it. - Richard Lamm
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. - Lyndon B. Johnson
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth. - Mahatma Gandhi
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness. - Dalai Lama
I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such an absurd world. - Georges Duhamel
What should move us to action is human dignity the inalienable dignity of the oppressed, but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable. - Dominique de Menil
Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this. - Simone Weil
I have you and even if we never meet or ever see each other, we have left our thumbprints in the thick, moist clay of each others lives. - Hugh Elliott
The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it. - Carl R. Rogers
An ass is but an ass, though laden with gold. - Romanian Proverb
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. - William Blake
To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see. It was by their faith that people of ancient times won God`s approval. - Hebrews 111-2 Bible
Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. My mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought. - Alexander Hamilton
We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor. - Bobby Clarke
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. - Lin Yutang
Fear makes us feel our humanity. - Benjamin Disraeli
It isn`t that they can`t see the solution. It`s that they can`t see the problem. - Gilbert Keith Chesterton
I will wear my heart upon my sleeve For daws to peck at. - William Shakespeare
Life here is so elemental. So real. Without the interference of civilization you can really experience things like,...silence. Silence and darkness in its purity. Right now, right outside my window all I can see is a black void. Endless darkness. It`s totally exhilarating, and I feel very lucky to be here. Very, very lucky. - Andrew Schneider
Why dost thou gaze upon the sky O that I were yon spangled sphere Then every star should be an eye, To wander o`er thy beauties here. - Sir Thomas More
What`s a man`s age He must hurry more, that`s all Cram in a day, what his youth took a year to hold. - Robert Browning
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. - Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. - Albert Camus
It is wise to remember that you are one of those who can be fooled some of the time. - Laurence J. Peter
Cat a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings. - Oliver Herford
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. - Chinese Proverb
Forgiveness is not an occasional act it is an attitude. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
I`m becoming more and more myself with time, I guess that`s what grace is, the refinement of your soul through time. - Jewel
It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. - Baltasar Gracian
Naturally, we cannot say much about the spiritual body, because we cannot imagine what it would be like to have a spiritual body different from that which we now inhabit but it seems to me reasonable to believe that we are weaving our spiritual bodies as we go along. - William R. Matthews
Don`t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly. - John F. Kennedy
There comes a time in every man`s life and I`ve had many of them. - Casey Stengel
Dreams surely are difficult, confusing, and not everything in them is brought to pass for mankind. For fleeting dreams have two gates one is fashioned of horn and one of ivory. Those which pass through the one of sawn ivory are deceptive, bringing tidings which come to nought, but those which issue from the one of polished horn bring true results when a mortal sees them. - Homer
Batman You killed my parents. The Joker What What What are you talking about Batman I made you, you made me first. The Joker Give me a break. I was a kid when I killed your parents. When I say I made you you gotta say you made me. How childish can you get - Batman
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascentions, a kind in his intercession, a high priest. - Martin Luther
To keep the body in good health is a duty. . . otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. - Buddha
Tradition is what you resort to when you don`t have the time or the money to do it right. - Kurt Herbert Alder
A finished person is a boring person. - Anna Quindlen
Work saves us from three great evils boredom, vice and need. - Voltaire
Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom`s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own. - Nelson Algren
But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness -- each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked -- each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity. - Herbert Butterfield
Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. - Ed Cunningham
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. - Malcolm X
The pleasure of love is in the loving and there is more joy in the passion one feels than in that which one inspires. - La Rochefoucauld
I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them. - Isaac Asimov
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andr Gide
I don`t think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble. - Agatha Christie
Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea. - Rachel Carson
What makes men of genius, or rather, what they make, is not new ideas, it is that idea - possessing them - that what has been said has still not been said enough. - Eugene Delacroix
Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness. - Sophocles
Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. - Theodore Parker
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. - George Bernard Shaw
If a man does not know to what port he is steering, no wind is favourable to him. - Seneca
The best advice one can offer to both press and public is the suggestion Ronald Reagan himself gave to students in Chicago ... Don`t let me get away with it. Check me out. Don`t be the sucker generation. - Jean Nathan Miller
The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed. - Plato
The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. - John W. Gardner
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. - William Shakespeare
It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. - Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molire
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs. - Thomas Wolfe
I`m tired. I`m tired of feeling rejected by the American people. I`m tired of waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the war. - Lyndon B. Johnson
A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday. - Russell Wayne Baker
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman. - Virginia
All I want to be is normally insane. - Marlon Brando
If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved. - Maurice Chevalier
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I don`t know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will NOT ask, How many good things have you done in your life, rather he will ask, How much LOVE did you put into what you did - Mother Theresa
It is light grief that can take counsel. - Anonymous
The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it`s so rare. - Daniel Patrick Moynihan
I won`t say there aren`t any Harvard graduates who have never asserted a superior attitude. But they have done so to our great embarrassment and in no way represent the Harvard I know. - Derek Bethune
The White House is the leakiest place I`ve ever been in. (On special measures to ensure secrecy of plans to bomb Libya) - Ronald Reagan
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind. - Seneca
You ask me why I do not write something....I think one`s feelings waste themselves in words, they ought all to be distilled into actions and into actions which bring results. - Florence Nightingale
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned. - Buddha
Live as brave men and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts. - Cicero
It is always wise, as it is also fair, to test a man by the standards of his own day, and not by those of another. - Odell Shepard
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth. - Niels Bohr
It is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things than one. - Francis Bacon
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. - Aristotle
Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. - Gertrude Stein
The Earth is the Cradle of the Mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle. - Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky
Sometimes I think the world has gone completely mad. And then I think, `Aw, who cares` And then I think, `Hey, what`s for supper` - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Men seek but one thing in life - their pleasure. - W. Somerset Maugham
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets. - Anthony Burgess
The rich are the scum of the earth in every country. - G. K. Chesterton
The story of my boyhood and that of my brothers is important only because it could happen in any American family. It did, and will again. - Earl Eisenhower
Small to greater matters must give way. - William Shakespeare
I wish I lived back in the Old West days, because I`d save up my money for about twenty years so I could buy a solid-gold pick. Then I`d go out west and start digging for gold. When someone came up and asked what I was doing, I`d say, `Looking for gold, ya durn fool.` He`d say, `Your pick is gold.` And I`d say, `well, that was easy.` Good joke, huh - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
You know when you`ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. - Paul Sweeney

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