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It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship. - Colette
To live content with small means, to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion, to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich, to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly, to listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart, to bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never, in a word to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common, this is to be my symphony. - William Ellery Channing
Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act. - Truman Capote
A true friend is the most precious of all possessions and the one we take the least thought about acquiring. - La Rochefoucauld
But then I sigh, and with a piece of scripture,Tell them that God bids us do good for evil.And thus I clothe my naked villainyWith odd old ends stolen forth of holy writ,And seem I a saint, when most I play the Devil. - William Shakespeare
The last time somebody said, `I find I can write much better with a word processor.`, I replied, `They used to say the same thing about drugs.` - Roy Blount, Jr.
Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person. - Dr. David M. Burns
To find a friend one must close one eye To keep him, two. - Norman Douglas
It is better to wear out than to rust out. - Bishop Richard Cumberland
Love lives on hope, and dies when hope is dead - Pierre Corneille
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. - Lord Chesterfield
The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality. - Henry Louis Mencken
We live in the present, we dream of the future, but we learn eternal truths from the past. - May-lin Soong Chiang
`Taint`t worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes. - Sarah Orne Jewett
To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture. - Anatole France
When you play, play hard when you work, don`t play at all. - Theodore Roosevelt
The highest reward for a man`s toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it. - Theodore Ruskin
No matter what you`ve done for yourself or for humanity, if you can`t look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished - Elbert Hubbard
Don`t let yourself forget what it`s like to be sixteen. - Anonymous
Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility. - Stephen Baker
Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us. - Loren
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go. - Mother Theresa
Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. - Nathaniel Emmons
Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. - Karen Kaiser Clark
When good Americans die they go to Paris. - Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
People fail forward to success. - Mary Kay Ash
Latet anguis in herba. (There`s a snake hidden in the grass) - Virgil
No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk-handsome, twentytwoyearold. - Vladimir Mayakovsky
There are three arts which are concerned with all things one which uses, another which makes, and a third which imitates them. - Plato
Al Czervik Hey everybody, we`re all gonna get laid. - CaddyShack
I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don`t even invite me. - Dave Barry
Ricky See thats what I`m talking about bobby, first class. You`ve got to get used to this my man, you deserve it. Hey ladies, you missed out on staying at the SoHo Grand on this trip you know what I mean. Listen, I`d offer you a ride in my limo, but I got to stretch my shit out. I`m a tall drink of water, don`t want to wrinkle anything. - Made
A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world. - John Locke
Sure i`m for helping the elderly. I`m going to be old myself some day. - Lillian Carter
Never do anything that you aren`t prepared to face the true consequences of. - Dr. Laura Schlessinger
In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins cash and experience. Take the experience first the cash will come later. - Harold Green
Spirit is living, and Life is Spirit, and Life and Spirit produce all things, but they are essentially one and not two. - H Hahn Blavatsky
If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water. - John Dryden
We do not regret the loss of our friends by reasons of their merit, but because of our needs and for the good opinion that we believed them to have held of us. - La Rochefoucauld
Each time we re-read a book we get more out of it because we put more into it a different person is reading it, and therefore it is a different book. - Muriel Clark
He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again. - William Shakespeare
Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine. - Honore' de Balzac
The evil that we know is best. - Titus Maccius Plautus
Next to power without honor, the most dangerous thing in the world is power without humor. - Eric Sevareid
He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible. - Pearl Bailey
Loyalty is still the same,Whether it win or lose the gameTrue as a dial to the sun,Although it be not shined upon. - Samuel Butler
No man is ever old enough to know better. - Holbrook Jackson
Living hell is the best revenge. - Adrienne E. Gusoff
Happy Son of a bitch ball. Why can`t you go home Aren`t you good enough for your home Answer me. Suck my white ass ball. - Happy Gilmore
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe. - John Muir
There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage. - Martin Luther
The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities. - Emerich Edward Dalbert
God is on everyone`s side and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies. - Jean Anouilh
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. - John W. Gardner
We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it or worse, they might. - Mignon McLaughlin
The distinction between children and adults, while probably useful for some purposes, is at bottom a specious one, I feel. There are only individual egos, crazy for love. - Don Barthelme
It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking. - Julius Caesar
True nobility is in being superior to your previous self. - Hindustani Proverb
An optimist thinks this is the best of all worlds. A pessimist fears the same may be true. - Doug Larson
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. - Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society. - William Makepeace Thackeray
I have not slept one wink. - William Shakespeare
The hand that rocks the cradleIs the hand that rules the world. - W.R. Wallace
Among the virtues and vices that make up the British character, we have one vice, at least, that Americans ought to view with sympathy. For they appear to be the only people who share it with us. I mean our worship of the antique. I do not refer to beauty or even historical association. I refer to age, to a quantity of years. - William Golding
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. - Abraham Lincoln
All glory comes from daring to begin. - Eugene F. Ware
Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, `This is the real me,` and when you have found that attitude, follow it. - James Truslow Adams
You never saw a fish on the wall with its mouth shut. - Sally Berger
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life IS worth living and your belief will help create the fact. - James Truslow Adams
Cosmic upheaval is not so moving as a little child pondering the death of a sparrow in the corner of a barn. - Thomas Savage
Mighty are the winds of time, which sweep away the despair of a broken heart, which blow back the essence of life, which refresh the soul with yet another sweet countenance. - Dax Ward
Partying is such sweet sorrow. - Robert Byrne
You`re alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this Look. Listen. Choose. Act. - Barbara Hall
Pink All I`m saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself. - Dazed and Confused
Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. - Lord Byron
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do. - Kahlil Gibran
Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible. - Dr. Karl Menninger
A God all mercy is a God unjust. - Edward Young
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. - Alvin Toffler
Be gentle with the young. - Juvenal
To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country. - George Washington
You`re confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they`re talking about product. That`s not art, that`s the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I`m not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands. - Jeff Melvoin
History is a cyclic poem written by Time upon the memories of man. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Thou art all the comfort, The Gods will diet me with. - William Shakespeare
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it`s amazing what they can accomplish. - Sam Walton
At twenty you have many desires which hide the truth, but beyond forty there are only real and fragile truths-your abilities and your failings. - Grard Depardieu
Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Man is always more than he can know of himself consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him. - Golo Mann
Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. - Zora Neale Hurston
Don`t tell your friends their social faults they will cure the fault and never forgive you. - Logan Pearsall Smith
The only normal people are the ones you don`t know very well. - Joe Ancis
So far as modern science is concerned, we have to abandon completely the idea that by going into the realm of the small we shall reach the ultimate foundations of the universe. I believe we can abandon this idea without any regret. The universe is infinite in all directions, not only above us in the large but also below us in the small. - Emil Wiechert
How beautiful is death, when earn`d by virtue Who would not be that youth What pity is it That we can die but once to serve our country - Joseph Addison
I love making friends.... it`s people I can`t stand - Linus
`We were making the future,` he said, and hardly any of us troubled to think what future we were making. And here it is`. - H. G. Wells
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place. - Henry Louis Mencken
Occasionally, I have to think like myself to remember where I put something. - Susan S. Taylor
Sometimes I think we`re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we`re not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering. - Arthur C. Clarke