lilje - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?]]> <![CDATA[Most of the successful people I've known are the ones who do more listening than talking.]]> <![CDATA[Logic! Good gracious! What rubbish! How can I tell what I think till I see what I say?]]> <![CDATA[Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.]]> <![CDATA[I have repeatedly said that in my opinion the idea of a personal God is a childlike one, but I do not share the crusading spirit of the professional atheist whose fervor is mostly due to a painful act of liberation from the fetters of religious indoctrination received in youth. I prefer an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.]]> <![CDATA[If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.]]> <![CDATA[Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.]]> <![CDATA[The heart will break, but broken live on.]]> <![CDATA[Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!]]> <![CDATA[Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you.]]> <![CDATA[Run if you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must, just never give up.]]> <![CDATA[We have no problems, only situations. Not all problems have solutions, but all situations have outcomes.]]> <![CDATA[Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.]]> <![CDATA[Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.]]> <![CDATA[A person hears only what they understand.]]> <![CDATA[Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied.]]> <![CDATA[We are all alike, on the inside.]]> <![CDATA[Faith is believing what you know ain't so.]]> <![CDATA[The essential part of creativity is not being afraid to fail.]]> <![CDATA[I don't know, I don't care, and it doesn't make any difference!]]> <![CDATA[A hard beginning maketh a good ending.]]> <![CDATA[To change and change for the better are two different things]]> <![CDATA[Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.]]> <![CDATA[Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.]]> <![CDATA[It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.]]> <![CDATA[The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply.]]> <![CDATA[Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy -- and that is life.]]> <![CDATA[To be social is to be forgiving.]]> <![CDATA[Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.]]> <![CDATA[If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.]]> <![CDATA[Seek always for the answer within. Be not influenced by those around you, by their thoughts or their words]]> <![CDATA[If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.]]> <![CDATA[Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.]]> <![CDATA[People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be consistent.]]> <![CDATA[Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one.]]> <![CDATA[Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.]]> <![CDATA[Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.]]> <![CDATA[To believe a thing is impossible is to make it so.]]> <![CDATA[Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.]]> <![CDATA[Sometimes life is like painting in the rain.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.]]> <![CDATA[You are only what you are when no one is looking.]]> <![CDATA[Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.]]> <![CDATA[Somehow the people who do as they please seem to get along just about as well as those who are always trying to please others.]]> <![CDATA[Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs]]> <![CDATA[Verbosity is a necessity to those who have a problem translating what they think.....]]> <![CDATA[Religion is doing; a man does not merely think his religion or feel it, he lives his religion as much as he is able, otherwise it is not religion but fantasy or philosophy.]]> <![CDATA[A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.]]> <![CDATA[It is the greatest mistake to think that man is always one and the same. A man is never the same for long. He is continually changing. He seldom remains the same even for half an hour.]]> <![CDATA[Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret.]]> <![CDATA[Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.]]> <![CDATA[At twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.]]> <![CDATA[I wept not, so to stone within I grew.]]> <![CDATA[You don't make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.]]> <![CDATA[Inside every man there is a poet who died young.]]> <![CDATA[I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.]]> <![CDATA[What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.]]> <![CDATA[I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence.]]> <![CDATA[It does not require a decision to go to hell.]]> <![CDATA[I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.]]> <![CDATA[The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.]]> <![CDATA[Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.]]> <![CDATA[The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so.]]> <![CDATA[The truth of the matter is that there's nothing you can't accomplish if: (1) You clearly decide what it is that you're absolutely committed to achieving, (2) You're willing to take massive action, (3) You notice what's working or not, and (4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.]]> <![CDATA[Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.]]> <![CDATA[Tolerance it a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.]]> <![CDATA[I want to be all used up when I die.]]> <![CDATA[What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.]]> <![CDATA[There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants -- more than anything else -- to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are -- and have always been.]]> <![CDATA[We don't laugh because we're happy -- we're happy because we laugh.]]> <![CDATA[The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.]]> <![CDATA[If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.]]> <![CDATA[There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen and those who don't know what's happening.]]> <![CDATA[There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.]]> <![CDATA[He is great who is what he is from nature, and who never reminds us of others.]]> <![CDATA[Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.]]> <![CDATA[Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.]]> <![CDATA[Once I make up my mind, I'm full of indecision.]]> <![CDATA[The only way of catching a train I have ever discovered is to miss the train before.]]> <![CDATA[We love because it's the only true adventure.]]> <![CDATA[Gold! Gold! Gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold.]]> <![CDATA[Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.]]> <![CDATA[She learned to say things with her eyes that others waste time putting into words]]> <![CDATA[Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.]]> <![CDATA[Absence of proof is not proof of absence.]]> <![CDATA[The absent are never without fault. Nor the present without excuse.]]> <![CDATA[The best work never was and never will be done for money.]]> <![CDATA[It's what you do, unthinking, that makes the quick tear start; The tear may be forgotten -- but the hurt stays in the heart.]]> <![CDATA[A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.]]> <![CDATA[Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays.]]> <![CDATA[Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.]]> <![CDATA[Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.]]> <![CDATA[He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has.]]> <![CDATA[The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.]]> <![CDATA[Let your children go if you want to keep them.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul -- and sings the tunes without the words -- and never stops at all.]]> <![CDATA[Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.]]> <![CDATA[People can cry much easier than they can change.]]> <![CDATA[But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and life they lead.]]> <![CDATA[Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.]]> <![CDATA[As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say. I just watch what they do.]]> <![CDATA[People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.]]> <![CDATA[In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.]]> <![CDATA[Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.]]> <![CDATA[If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won t, you most assuredly won t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.]]> <![CDATA[sometimes you have to just take a chance. and if your scared of the past, just remember it's the past for a reason and it's not worth missing out on great things that could come in the future. take a chance, have no regrets.]]> <![CDATA[The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ]]> <![CDATA[People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.]]> <![CDATA[The most essential factor is persistence -- the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.]]> <![CDATA[Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.]]> <![CDATA[How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!]]> <![CDATA[Anyone can hate. It costs to love.]]> <![CDATA[We may not always get what we want, but surely we will get what we deserve.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is a sort of action.]]> <![CDATA[I will tell you the truth as soon as I figure it out.]]> <![CDATA[Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.]]> <![CDATA[All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.]]> <![CDATA[I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.]]> <![CDATA[Talent borrows, genius steals]]> <![CDATA[Only the shallow know themselves.]]> <![CDATA[There can be nothing more frequent than an occasional drink.]]> <![CDATA[Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.]]> <![CDATA[Talk to every woman as if you loved her, and to every man as if he bored you, and at the end of your first season you will have the reputation of possessing the most perfect social tact.]]> <![CDATA[The well-bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Who is that man over there? I don't know him. What is he doing? Is he a conspirator? Have you searched him? Give him till tomorrow to confess, then hang him! -- hang him!]]> <![CDATA[Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing can be beautiful which is not true.]]> <![CDATA[The truth is rarely pure, and never simple]]> <![CDATA[If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out.]]> <![CDATA[Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.]]> <![CDATA[Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.]]> <![CDATA[Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream.]]> <![CDATA[Youth! There is nothing like youth. The middle-aged are mortgaged to Life. The old are in Life's lumber-room. But youth is the Lord of Life. Youth has a kingdom waiting for it. Every one is born a king, and most people die in exile.]]> <![CDATA[This morning I took out a comma and this afternoon I put it back in again.]]> <![CDATA[There is only one real tragedy in a woman's life. The fact that her past is always her lover, and her future invariably her husband.]]> <![CDATA[As a wicked man I am a complete failure. Why, there are lots of people who say I have never really done anything wrong in the whole course of my life. Of course they only say it behind my back.]]> <![CDATA[Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attraction of others.]]> <![CDATA[Pray don't talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing. Whenever people talk to me about the weather, I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.]]> <![CDATA[Vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.]]> <![CDATA[Vulgarity is the conduct of other people, just as falsehoods are the truths of other people.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one.]]> <![CDATA[Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need. Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter.]]> <![CDATA[If we discovered we only had five minutes left to say all we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people telling other people that they loved them.]]> <![CDATA[There is no such thing as perpetual tranquillity of mind while we live here; because life itself is but motion, and can never be without desire, nor without fear, no more than without sense.]]> <![CDATA[I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance.]]> <![CDATA[As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.]]> <![CDATA[sometimes it's hard to be inlove because your afraid to be hurt but you need to try because to be hurt is part of being inlove and being inlove is part of being alive..]]> <![CDATA[Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.]]> <![CDATA[He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.]]>