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Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. - Aristotle
Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. - William Adams
Never tell evil of a man, if you do not know it for certainty, and if you know it for a certainty, then ask yourself, `Why should I tell it` - Johann K. Lavater
In the end the aggressors always destroy themselves, making way for others who know how to cooperate and get along. Life is much less a competitive struggle for survival than a triumph of cooperation and creativity. - Fritjof Capra
Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid. - Heinrich Heine
...it was always said of him Scrooge that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us - Charles Dickens
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France
I don`t think it`s the function of Congress to function well. It should drag its heels on the way to decision. - Barber B. Conable, Jr
It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. - Jean de La Fontaine
Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen. - Benjamin Disraeli
Skiing consists of wearing 3,000 worth of clothes and equipment and driving 200 miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and drink. - P. J. O'Rourke
The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. - Eric Hoffer
Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life--learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. - Robert
I would rather be right and die than be wrong and kill. - Holly Lisle
It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. - E. B. White
Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved. - Niccolo Machiavelli
A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective. - Edward Teller
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. - Louis L'Amour
He that is down can fall no lower. - Samuel Butler
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks. - Charlotte Bronte
I never believed in trying to do anything. Whatever I set out to do I found I had already accomplished. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To me, clowns aren`t funny. In fact, they`re kinda scary. I`ve wondered where this started, and I think it goes back to the time I went to the circus and a clown killed my dad. - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
They crucified Jesus not because they disliked what he said, but because they couldn`t take it - Paul Sherer
When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food. - Desiderius Erasmus
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. - Ambrose Redmoon
Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody trusts an unidentified source. - Ron Nesen
I think somebody should come up with a way to breed a very large shrimp. That way, you could ride him, then after you camped at night, you could eat him. How about it, science - Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
I am always grieved when a man of real talent dies, for the world needs such men more than heaven does. - G. C. Lichtenberg
The man who acts never has any conscience no one has any conscience but the man who thinks. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Time is but the stream I go a-fishin in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It`s thin current slides away, but eternity remains. - Henry David Thoreau
I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change. - Dan Quayle
I`m very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. `Don`t complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.` - Earl Warren
The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society. - Robert Francis Kennedy
There is always something for which to be thankful. - Charles Dickens
A prosperous fool is a grievous burden. - Aeschylus
For the villainy of the world is great, and a man has to run his legs off to keep them from being stolen out fom underneath him. - Bertolt Brecht
Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at. - Jimmy Demaret
Gossip needs no carriage. - Assyrian Proverb
When holy and devout religious men Are at their beads, `tis hard to draw them thence So sweet is zealous contemplation. - William Shakespeare
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. - Henry David Thoreau
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone. - Henry David Thoreau
Bite off more than you can chew and then chew like hell. - Peter Brock
There is a destiny That makes us brothers None goes his way alone All that we send into the lives of others Comes back into our own. - Edwin Markham
Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state. - Kathleen Norris
The man who goes alone can start today but he who travels with another must wait till the other is ready, and it may be along time before they get off. - Henry David Thoreau
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. - Louisa May Alcott
Time cools, time clarifies no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. - Mark Twain
The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire. - Richard Milhous Nixon
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn`t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice. - Prince Otto
Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man. - Francis Cardinal Spellman
At best, most college presidents are running something that is somewhere between a faltering corporation and a hotel. - Leon Botstein
First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. - Johann von Goethe
Thomas Jefferson once said, `We should never judge a president by his age, only by his works.` And ever since he told me that, I stopped worrying. - Ronald Reagan
A word to the wise is enough. - Miguel de Cervantes
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
If we don`t succeed, we run the risk of failure. - J Danforth Quayle
A hypocrite is a person who--but who isn`t - Don Marquis
A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards. - Karl Kraus
The Padres, after winning the first game of the doubleheader, are ahead here in the top of the fifth and hoping for a split. - Jerry Coleman
The easiest thing of all is to deceive one`s self for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true. - Demosthenes
Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word `safe` that I wasn`t previously aware of. - Douglas Adams
A friend is someone who makes me feel totally acceptable. - Ene Riisna
What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Courage is grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway
Never let yesterday use up too much of today. - Will Rogers
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many of the prejudices of the few. - Benjamin Disraeli
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special. - Stephen Hawking
Whom did it benefit. - Longinus Cassius
Good nonsense is good sense in disguise. - Josh Billings
Joy seems to me a step beyond happiness -- happiness is a sort of atmosphere you can live in sometimes, when you`re lucky. Joy is a light that fills you with hope and faith and love. - Saint Adela Rogers Johns
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you. - Conan Doyle
Happiness is not a reward-it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment-it is a result. - Robert Green Ingersoll
Make no little plans they have no magic to stir men`s blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work. - Daniel H. Burnham
Fear is sharp-sighted, and can see things under ground, and much more in the skies. - Miguel de Cervantes
Blade There are worse things out tonight than vampires. Dr. Karen Jenson Like what Blade Like me. - Blade
The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes, in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning. - Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill
I am who I am, You are who you are, So, be who you are, not what you are. - Teo Chee Huen
A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people. - Thomas Mann
Our hours in love have wings in absence, crutches. - Colley Cibber
My toughest fight was with my first wife. - Muhammad Ali
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it. - Albert Schweitzer
What we`re saying today is that you`re either part of the solution or you`re part of the problem. - Eldridge Cleaver
If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn`t part of ourselves doesn`t disturb us. - Hermann Hesse
My mind to me a kingdom is, Such present joys therein I find, That it excels all other bliss. - Sir Edward Dyer
Something that has always puzzled me all my life is why, when I am in special need of help, the good deed is usually done by somebody on whom I have no claim. - William Feather
There are two sides to every question. - Protagoras
If you don`t change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news - Douglas Noel Adams
Time is the fire in which we burn. - Gene Roddenberry
There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light. - N. P. Willis
No one can dub you with dignity. That`s yours to claim. - Odetta
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It`s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing it`s when you`ve had everything to do, and you`ve done it. - Margaret Hilda Thatcher
The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it. - Leo C. Rosten
It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us. - Norman Maclean
The brave man carves out his fortune, and every man is the son of his own works. - Miguel de Cervantes
I felt like poisoning a monk. - Umberto Eco
People only see what they are prepared to see. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can. - Richard Bach
Money doesn`t talk, it swears. - Bob Dylan