mlarson320 - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[The ship of Democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard.]]> <![CDATA[Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.]]> <![CDATA[Success is dependent upon the glands -- sweat glands.]]> <![CDATA[Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.]]> <![CDATA[I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way.]]> <![CDATA[Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.]]> <![CDATA[Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.]]> <![CDATA[To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.]]> <![CDATA[Religions are the cradles of despotism.]]> <![CDATA[There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.]]> <![CDATA[The majority of pop stars are complete idiots in every respect.]]> <![CDATA[Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.]]> <![CDATA[One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.]]> <![CDATA[If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.]]> <![CDATA[Economy is too late when you are at the bottom of your purse.]]> <![CDATA[When I think over what I have said, I envy dumb people.]]> <![CDATA[Other men's sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.]]> <![CDATA[I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.]]> <![CDATA[It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.]]> <![CDATA[Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.]]> <![CDATA[No one is better born than another, unless they are born with better abilities and a more amiable disposition.]]> <![CDATA[Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.]]> <![CDATA[Fate leads the willing, and drags along the reluctant.]]> <![CDATA[It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.]]> <![CDATA[Whatever needs to be maintained through force is doomed.]]> <![CDATA[No one asks you to throw Mozart out of the window. Keep Mozart. Cherish him. Keep Moses too, and Buddha and Lao Tzu and Christ. Keep them in your heart. But make room for the others, the coming ones, the ones who are already scratching on the window-panes.]]> <![CDATA[Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.]]> <![CDATA[Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't ask, you don't get.]]> <![CDATA[I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.]]> <![CDATA[If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.]]> <![CDATA[An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.]]> <![CDATA[We must not take the faults of our youth with us into old age, for age brings along its own defects.]]> <![CDATA[One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.]]> <![CDATA[Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.]]> <![CDATA[Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything.]]> <![CDATA[Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.]]> <![CDATA[Quarrels would not last so long if the fault lay only on one side.]]> <![CDATA[True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.]]> <![CDATA[Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever.]]> <![CDATA[I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.]]> <![CDATA[I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.]]> <![CDATA[It's easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[We seldom find any person of good sense, except those who share our opinions.]]> <![CDATA[Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.]]> <![CDATA[We forget our faults easily when they are known to ourselves alone.]]> <![CDATA[No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.]]> <![CDATA[To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed.]]> <![CDATA[Old age is a tyrant, who forbids, under pain of death, the pleasures of youth.]]> <![CDATA[Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.]]> <![CDATA[I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.]]> <![CDATA[Dont interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.]]> <![CDATA[When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.]]> <![CDATA[If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.]]> <![CDATA[My father taught me to work, but he did not teach me to love it.]]> <![CDATA[We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot.]]> <![CDATA[The ballot is stronger than the bullet.]]> <![CDATA[Let the people know the truth and the country is safe.]]> <![CDATA[The principles of Jefferson are the definitions and axioms of free society.]]> <![CDATA[A Government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.]]> <![CDATA[I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.]]> <![CDATA[No man has a good enough memory to make a successful liar.]]> <![CDATA[Avoid popularity if you would have peace.]]> <![CDATA[We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.]]> <![CDATA[If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.]]> <![CDATA[The man of science is a poor philosopher.]]> <![CDATA[If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.]]> <![CDATA[The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.]]> <![CDATA[Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.]]> <![CDATA[Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.]]> <![CDATA[Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.]]> <![CDATA[A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.]]> <![CDATA[It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.]]> <![CDATA[You can't blame gravity for falling in love.]]> <![CDATA[Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.]]> <![CDATA[Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.]]> <![CDATA[I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.]]> <![CDATA[If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.]]> <![CDATA[Men are disturbed not by things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen.]]> <![CDATA[It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.]]> <![CDATA[He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.]]> <![CDATA[Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.]]> <![CDATA[I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.]]> <![CDATA[Slanderers do not hurt me because they do not hit me.]]> <![CDATA[I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.]]> <![CDATA[Call no man unhappy until he is married.]]> <![CDATA[Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.]]> <![CDATA[Enjoy yourself -- it's later than you think.]]> <![CDATA[Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.]]> <![CDATA[The good and the wise lead quiet lives.]]> <![CDATA[If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing like the sight of an old enemy down on his luck.]]> <![CDATA[To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.]]> <![CDATA[Often a noble face hides filthy ways.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.]]> <![CDATA[Do not plan for ventures before finishing what's at hand.]]> <![CDATA[Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.]]> <![CDATA[Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated.]]> <![CDATA[Silence is the true friend that never betrays.]]> <![CDATA[The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.]]> <![CDATA[When prosperity comes, do not use all of it.]]> <![CDATA[Mankind differs from the animals only by a little and most people throw that away.]]> <![CDATA[The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.]]> <![CDATA[Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.]]> <![CDATA[Have no friends not equal to yourself.]]> <![CDATA[Only the wisest and the stupidest of men never change.]]> <![CDATA[Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.]]> <![CDATA[Hell, there are no rules here, we are trying to accomplish something.]]> <![CDATA[Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work.]]> <![CDATA[The value of an idea lies in the using of it.]]> <![CDATA[I have not failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that won't work.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.]]> <![CDATA[The game isn't over until it's over.]]> <![CDATA[It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.]]> <![CDATA[TV -- chewing gum for the eyes.]]> <![CDATA[A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.]]> <![CDATA[Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.]]> <![CDATA[Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.]]> <![CDATA[I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it.]]> <![CDATA[Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.]]> <![CDATA[Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.]]> <![CDATA[Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.]]> <![CDATA[France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country.]]> <![CDATA[His money is twice tainted: taint yours and taint mine.]]> <![CDATA[When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.]]> <![CDATA[When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.]]> <![CDATA[Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.]]> <![CDATA[It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.]]> <![CDATA[There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.]]> <![CDATA[The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.]]> <![CDATA[So I became a newspaperman. I hated to do it but I couldnt find honest employment.]]> <![CDATA[When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.]]> <![CDATA[Sacred cows make the best hamburger.]]> <![CDATA[When you cannot get a compliment in any other way pay yourself one.]]> <![CDATA[I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places.]]> <![CDATA[Never do wrong when people are looking.]]> <![CDATA[Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.]]> <![CDATA[I do not like work even when someone else does it.]]> <![CDATA[A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words... the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.]]> <![CDATA[An average English word is four letters and a half. By hard, honest labor I've dug all the large words out of my vocabulary and shaved it down till the average is three and a half... I never write metropolis for seven cents, because I can get the same money for city. I never write policeman, because I can get the same price for cop.... I never write valetudinarian at all, for not even hunger and wretchedness can humble me to the point where I will do a word like that for seven cents; I wouldn't do it for fifteen.]]> <![CDATA[Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.]]> <![CDATA[Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.]]> <![CDATA[In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made School Boards.]]> <![CDATA[Man is a creature made at the end of the week's work when God was tired.]]> <![CDATA[By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.]]> <![CDATA[Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.]]> <![CDATA[The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.]]> <![CDATA[I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.]]> <![CDATA[Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.]]>