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Fame is something which must be won; honor is something which must not be lost.
--Arthur Schopenhauer ().

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
--Arthur C. Clarke ().

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
--Susan Ertz ().

I respect faith, but doubt is what gives you an education.
--Wilson Mizner ().

Your best dreams may not come true; fortunately, neither will your worst dreams.
--Newman's Discovery ().

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
--Arthur C. Clarke ().

Woman was taken out of man -- not out of his head, to rule over him; nor out of his feet, to be trampled under by him; but out of his side, to be equal to him -- under his arm, that he might protect her, and near his heart that he might love her.
--Henry ().

Without struggle there is no progress.
--Frederick Douglass ().

Great empires of the future will be empires of the Mind.
--Sir Winston Churchill ().

Every day, man is making bigger and better fool-proof things, and every day, nature is making bigger and better fools. So far, I think nature is winning.
--Albert Einstein ().

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
--Samuel Johnson ().

We are funny creatures. We don't see the stars as they are, so why do we love them? They are not small gold objects but endless fire.
--Saul Bellow (Henderson the Rain King).

He who laughs last... thinks the slowest.
--Will Broer ().

God promises heavens, but he does not promise they will always be blue.
--Abby Roland ().

Happiness is like a kiss. You have to share it to enjoy it.
--Bernard Meltzer ().

Don't wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be yourself perfectly.
--Saint Francis of Sales ().

Put your hand on a hot oven for a minute, and it feels like an hour. Chat with a pretty girl for an hour, and it feels like a minute. That's relativity.
--Albert Einstein ().

Minds are like parachutes: they work better if they're open.
--Lord Thomas Dewar ().

Nothing in life should be feared; it must only be understood.
--Marie Curie ().

We dominate nature by obeying it.
--Francis Bacon ().

Joy and love are the wings for new enterprises.
--Goethe ().

Each of us shakily kisses the hand of the one who has us chained.
--Voltaire ().

C'est le commencement de la fin.
--Tayllerand ().

Cherchez la femme.
--Alexandre Dumas ().

Cogito, ergo sum.
--Rene Descartes (Discourse of Method).

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
--Saint Augustine ().

God does not play dice.
--Albert Einstein ().

I slept and saw that life was joy;
I woke up and saw that life was service;
I served and saw that service was joy.

--Immanuel Kant ().

If you cry for having lost the sun, your tears will not let you see the stars.
--Rabinadrath Tagore ().

E pur, se muove.
--Galileo Galilei ().

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
--Martin Luther King Jr. ().

The end justifies the means.
--Niccolo Machiavelli ().

Our conscience worths more than a thousand witnesses.
--Quintillianus ().

La mujer musa es, de carne y hueso.
--Ruben Dario ().

Laissez faire, laissez passer.
--J. C. de Gournay ().

L'Etat, c'est moi.
--Louis XIV ().

London is full of fog and serious people. I wouldn't be able to say if it's the fog that produces serious people, or if it's the serious people who produce the fog.
--Oscar Wilde ().

Los tres mayores majaderos del mundo hemos sido Jesucristo, don Quijote, y yo...
--Simon Bolivar ().

Mother is God's name in the hearts and lips of children.
--W. Thackeray ().

Nobody is a prophet in their homeland.
--Saint Luke (IV, 24).

You can't really be an intellectual if you don't stop thinking once in a while.
--Allan Watts ().

What is history? A simple fable that the whole world has accepted.
--Napoleon Bonaparte ().

I only know that I know nothing.
--Socrates ().

A child is a question that we ask destiny.
--Jose Maria Peman ().

Living without friends: dying without witnesses.
--G. Herbert ().

And... if I have written such a long letter, it is only because I have not had time to make it shorter.
--Pascal ().

The Bible tells you how to reach heaven, not how it works.
--Galileo Galilei ().

The best way to keep your word is not giving it.
--Napoleon Bonaparte ().

Never use intuition.
--Omar Bradley ().

Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see how they're made.
--Otto Von Bismarck ().

An atheist is a man without invisible forms of support.
--John Buchan ().

The two most common elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.
--Harlan Ellison ().

A mathematician is an instrument designed to transform coffee into theorems.
--P. Erdos ().

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
--Frank Lloyd Wright ().

If you can't convince them, confuse them.
--Harry S. Truman ().

It's not the fall that kills you. It's the sudden stop at the end.
--D. Adams ().

Experience is that wonderful thing that lets you recognize a mistake when you make it again.
--F. P. Jones ().

A man that is always declaring that he is not a fool, usually has his doubts.
--Wilson Mizner ().

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that makes you eager for the trip.
--Caskie Stinnett ().

God is a comedian acting for an audience that is afraid to laugh.
--Voltaire ().

A fanatic is someone who can't change his mind, and doesn't want to change the topic.
--Sir Winston Churchill ().

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sleigh through the snow.
--Jeff Valdez ().

One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
--Joseph Stalin ().

Cats see people as hot-blooded furniture.
--Jacquelyn Mitchard ().

Judge a man by his questions, instead of by his answers.
--Voltaire ().

A clean conscience is a continuous Christmas.
--Benjamin Franklin ().

When you do something, act like the whole world was watching.
--Benjamin Franklin ().

What the worm calls the end, the rest of the world calls butterfly.
--Lao Tsu ().

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
--Albert Einstein ().

A lie is on the other side of the world before a truth can put its pants on.
--Sir Winston Churchill ().

In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
--Martin Luther King Jr. ().

Wherever I climb, I'm followed by a dog by the name of 'Ego'.
--Friedrich Nietzsche ().

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
--Napoleon Bonaparte ().

I am totally in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let us start with typewriter machines.
--Frank Lloyd Wright ().

I have not failed. I have only found 10,000 ways that do not work.
--Thomas Alva Edison ().

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.
--Aldous Huxley ().

Black holes are where God divided by zero.
--Steven Wright ().

A friendship based on business is better than a business based on friendship.
--John D. Rockefeller ().

All truth goes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is opposed violently. Third, it is accepted for being obvious.
--Arthur Schopenhauer ().

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition which creates problems.
--Isaac Asimov ().

It is much more comfortable being crazy and knowing it, than being sane and having your doubts.
--G. B. Burgin ().

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
--Jimi Hendrix ().

Education is the progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
--Will Durant ().

There are people in this world that are so hungry, that God cannot appear to them but in the form of bread.
--Mahatma Gandhi ().

My advice to you is that you get married: if you find a good wife, you will become a happy man; if not, you will become a philosopher.
--Socrates ().

Reality is just an illusion, but it is a very persistent one.
--Albert Einstein ().

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
--John F. Kennedy ().

Cemeteries are full of indispensable men.
--Charles de Gaule ().

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would be worthless.
--Aristotle Onassis ().

The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his.
--General S. George Patton ().

There is not a more sincere love than the love for food.
--George Bernard Shaw ().

A pessimistic person sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimistic person sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
--Sir Winston Churchill ().

The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.
--Tom Clancy ().

The man that will not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
--Mark Twain ().

A baby is God's opinion that the world should continue.
--Carl Sandburg ().

Your friend is someone who knows all about you and still likes you.
--Fr. Jerome Cummings ().

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
--G. K. Chesterton ().

A good moment to keep your mouth shut is when you're underwater.
--Sidney Goff ().

A jury consists of twelve people chosen to decide who has the best lawyer.
--Robert Frost ().

It takes a mother twenty years to make her child a man, and another woman can make him a fool in only twenty minutes.
--Robert Frost ().

Absence makes small loves smaller and makes big loves bigger, like the wind makes candlelight die but makes the bonfire stronger.
--Comte DeBussy-Rabutin ().

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but we wish whe didn't know it.
--Erica Jong ().

Always do what you are afraid of doing.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson ().

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them more.
--Oscar Wilde ().

An eye for an eye only leads us to more blindness.
--Margaret Atwood ().

Believe those who are looking for the truth. Doubt those that have found it.
--Andre Gide ().

At the moment a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually already has a son who thinks he's wrong.
--Charles Wadsworth ().

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
--Theodore Roosevelt ().

Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
--Jason Hutchison ().

Faith is believing what you know is not so.
--Mark Twain ().

Fashion is such an intolerable form of ugliness, that we have to change it every six months.
--Oscar Wilde ().

Fiction is the truth inside the lie.
--Stephen King ().

For the most part of history, Anonymous was a woman.
--Virginia Woolfe ().

Some men see things as they are and ask 'why?'. Others dream things that have never been and ask 'why not?'.
--George Bernard Shaw ().

Live like you will die tomorrow. Learn like you will live forever.
--Mahatma Gandhi ().

The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
--Abraham Lincoln ().

With the touch of love, everybody becomes a poet.
--Plato ().

It's a good way to know the rules. That way you know how to break them appropiately.
--The Dalai Lama ().

Don't worry that the world will die tomorrow. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
--Charles Schultz ().

There's nothing better than a friend, except a friend with chocolate.
--Mark Twain ().

A cynic is a person who knows everything's price, but does not know anything's worth.
--Oscar Wilde ().

Eureka!
--Archimedes ().

Give me a point of support and I will move the world.
--Archimedes ().

Hit, but listen.
--Themistocles ().

Go away and stop blocking the sun.
--Dyogenes ().

Better, that way we will fight in the shade.
--Leonidas ().

Veni, vidi, vici.
--Caesar ().

The world is losing such a great artist!
--Nero ().

Friends, I have lost this day.
--Titus Vespasianus ().

Yesterday was the day to fight like knights; today, it is to die like christians.
--Padilla ().

Everything is lost except honor and life.
--Francis I ().

I sent the Army to fight against the British, not against the elements.
--Philip II ().

Paris is well worth a mass.
--Henry IV ().

Freedom! How many crimes are comitted in your name!
--Madame Roland ().

Spain wants honor without ships, more than ships without honor.
--Mendez Nunez ().

If it weren't for electricity, we'd be watching telvision by candlelight.
--George Gobel ().

A true friends stabs you in the front.
--Oscar Wilde ().

I've never been able to discover precisely what feminisim is: I only know that people call me a feminist when I express feelings that differentiate me from a rug, or a prostitute.
--Rebecca West ().

It's a pity that the people who really know how to rule a country are busy driving taxis or cutting hair.
--George Burns ().

A thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.
--W.C. Fields ().

I am free from all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
--W.C. Fields ().

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has a limit.
--Albert Einstein ().

If I had no sense of humor, I would have killed myself a long time ago.
--Mahatma Gandhi ().

Love is the hardest habit to break and the most difficult habit to satisfy.
--Drew Barrymore ().

All men are mortals. Socrates was mortal. Ergo, all men are Socrates.
--Woody Allen ().

Have you noticed that 'what the hell!' is always the right choice?
--Marilyn Monroe ().

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
--C. C. Scott ().

And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
--Erica Jong ().

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live: now.
--Joan Baez ().

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
--Martin Luther King Jr. ().

When you look for the good in others, you discover the best in yourself.
--Martin Walsh ().

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
--Victor Borge ().

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible- it cannot be seen or measured- yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material posession ever could.
--Barbara DeAngelis ().

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
--Barbara DeAngelis ().

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved; it is God's finger on man's shoulder.
--Charles Morgan ().

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.
--Gottfried Van Lubreitz ().

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
--H. Jackson Brown ().

If you have love, you don't need to have anything and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have.
--James Barrie ().

We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can fly only by embracing each other.
--Luciano de Crescenzo ().

I may have all the knowledge and understand all secrets. I may have all the faith needed to move mountains- but if I have not love, I am nothing.
--Saint Paul (I Corinthians 13, 2).

An archeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
--Agatha Christie ().

If we all discovered that we only had 5 minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to tell them that they loved them.
--Christopher Morley ().

Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable.
--Henry Ward Beecher ().

When you speak, your words echo only across the room, or down the hall. But when you write, your words echo down the ages.
--Bud Gardner ().

It took me 15 years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
--Robert Benchley ().

I believe that sex is a beautiful thing between two people. Between five, it's fantastic.
--Woody Allen ().

Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.
--Unknown ().

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
--Ingrid Bergman ().

All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon the sand.
--Ella Wheeler Wilcox ().

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read, and nobody wants to read.
--Mark Twain ().

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
--Abraham Lincoln ().

Consistency is the last resort of the unimaginative.
--Oscar Wilde ().

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of the heart, and that is softness of the head.
--Theodore Roosevelt ().

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
--Confucius ().

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
--Mahatma Gandhi ().

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
--Theodore Roosevelt ().

Death twitches my ear. 'Live,' he says, 'I am coming.'
--Virgil ().

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who reads history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made - through disobedience and rebellion.
--Oscar Wilde ().

Hell is other people.
--Jean Paul Sartre ().

I never let my schooling interfere with my education.
--Mark Twain ().

Death means nothing to us: when we are, death has not come yet, and when death has come, we no longer are.
--Epicurus ().

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work, I want to achieve it through not dying.
--Frederic Amiel ().

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
--Xenocrates ().

In the next world, Arnax, God will not ask you 'Why were you not Moses?' but 'Why were you not Arnax?'
--Kurt Vonnegut ().

Life does not cease to be funny when people die, any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
--George Bernard Shaw ().

Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations and ages it is the rule.
--Friedrich Nietzsche ().

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every human ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor, and survival not beyond the bounds of possibility.
--Aldous Huxley ().

Humankind cannot bear too much reality.
--T. S. Eliot ().

It takes an unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.
--Alfred North Whitehead ().

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion if we want to be happy.
--Cyril Connolly ().

Jeremy: That's longer than the New Testament you know.
Jo: Oh God, stop it. With all these new facts that I didn't know. Is it?
Jeremy: Yeah. By about 70,000 words or something.
Jo: Do you know the Christian fundamentalists will find a way to turn that into a reason to hate me as well. She's more verbose than God.
--Jeremy Pax Man and Jo K Rowling (About Order of the Phoenix).

Old friends, like old swords, still are trusted best.
--John Webster ().

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
--Eleanor Roosevelt ().

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 ().

People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don't realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.
--Calvin & Hobbes (Calvin).

The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light.
--George Steiner ().

There is a microscopically fine line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth.
--Cynthia Heimel ().

To know is nothing at all. To imagine is everything.
--Anatole France ().

The only thing necessary for the triumph of Evil is for Good men to do nothing.
--Edmund Burke ().

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
--Mahatma Gandhi ().

It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.
--Unknown ().

Be careful, lest in banishing your demons, you banish the best thing within you.
--Friedrich Nietzsche ().

Life sucks. Get a fucking helmet.
--Sheldon Noble ().

First you take a drink, and then the drink takes a drink... and then the drink takes you.
--F. Scott Fitzgerald ().

The Ottoman Empire, filled with furniture for some reason...
--Eddie Izzard ().

I personally find baseball to be highly inaccurate. A man with four balls cannot walk.
--Leon Knights ().

I don't want to have the terrible limitation of those who live only on what makes sense. Not me- I want an invented truth.
--Clarice Lispector ().

Creativity consists in seeing what everybody sees and thinking of what nobody thought.
--Szent Gyorgi ().

Don't worry about the past... there's a reason why it's not your future.
--Unknown ().

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
--Robert Frost ().

The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
--Oscar Wilde ().

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
--Confucius ().

To be great is to be misunderstood.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson ().

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson ().

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
--Henry Ford ().

Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.
--Barbara Garrison ().

Friends are God's way of apologizing for your families.
--Unknown ().

Just remember that your darkest hour is only 60 minutes.
--Unknown ().

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson ().

Why is there something rather than nothing?
--Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz ().

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend; inside a dog, it's too hard to read.
--Groucho Marx ().

Those who think they know everything, are very annoying to those of us who do.
--Mark Twain ().

The wise man will love; all others will desire.
--Afranius ().

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
--Mother Theresa of Calcutta ().

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
--Roger Miller ().

Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
--Maurice Freehill ().

The greatest pleasure of the intelligent man is to pretend to be ignorant in front of an ignorant who pretends to be intelligent.
--Unknown ().

I swear to drunk I'm not God!
--Unknown (Seen on an LJ icon).

I was standing in the park one day, and I was wondering why frisbee's got bigger as they got closer. Then it hit me.
--Unknown (Seen on someone's profile).

Luke, I am your great grand uncle twice removed...
--Unknown (Seen on someone's sig).

God must love stupid people... he made sooo many.
--Unknown (Seen on someone's profile).

Support your local undertaker and DROP DEAD!
--Unknown (Seen on a bumper sticker).

In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme: Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.
--John Steinbeck ().

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a different way.
--Doris Lessing ().

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home; so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, and equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them so close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.
--Eleanor Roosevelt ().

If Dracula can't see his reflection in the mirror, how come his hair is always so neatly combed?
--Steven Wright ().

Y es tanta mi fe que aunque no tengo jardin ya compre una podadora
--Ricardo Arjona ().

Kill a man, one is a murderer; kill a million, a conqueror; kill them all, a God.
--Jean Rostand ().

The wise man will love; all others will desire.
--Afranius ().

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
--Albert Einstein ().

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
--Anton Chekhov ().

Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.
--Oscar Wilde ().

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
--Oliver Wendell Holmes ().

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
--Oscar Wilde ().

The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.
--Jacques Benigne Bossuel ().

Our memories are the only paradise from which we can never be expelled.
--Jean Paul Richter ().

We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.
--Eric Hoffer ().

The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
--William James ().

Remember that men are like fine wine - they start out like grapes and it’s your job to stomp all over them until they mature into something that you’d like to have dinner with!
--Unknown ().

Thank You: Kurt Cobain.
--Nirvana (Thank You note on the 'From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah' Nirvana Album).

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
--Harry S. Truman ().

If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?
--Albert Einstein ().

Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
--Bertrand Russell ().

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
--Oscar Wilde ().

I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.'
--Sir Winston Churchill ().

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
--Albert Einstein ().

The law will never make men free; it is men who have got to make the law free.
--Henry David Thoreau ().

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
--Charles Babbage ().

History would be an excellent thing if only it were true.
--Leo Tolstoy ().

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
--Aristotle ().

I can't die. It would ruin my image.
--Jack La Lanne ().

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
--Edsger Dijkstra ().

When the weight of the paperwork equals the weight of the plane, the plane will fly.
--Donald Douglas ().

A man said to the Universe: 'Sir, I exist!' 'However,' replied the Universe, 'the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.'
--Stephen Crane ().

The battle of the sexes will never be won as long as we keep sleeping with the enemy.
--Emo Phillips ().

I never met a man so stupid I could not learn something from him.
--Galileo Galilei ().

Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have.
--Harry Emerson Fosdick ().

There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience.
--Hartley Shawcross ().

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
--Aesop ().

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
--Elvis Presley ().

What can be said at all can be said clearly.
--Ludwig Wittgenstein ().

I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it, and I just hate it.
--Clarence Darrow ().

Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
--Chester Bowles ().

Ars longa, vita brevis.
--Horace ().

Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe ... every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
--Hannes Alfven ().

Dare to be nave.
--Buckminster Fuller ().

What's another word for Thesaurus?
--Steven Wright ().

It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.
--Richard Ferris ().

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
--Niels Bohr ().

It's not that I'm afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
--Woody Allen ().

I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
--Samuel Johnson ().

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 ().

As for the future, your task is not to forsee it, but to enable it.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery ().

You can build a throne with bayonets, but you can't sit on it for long.
--Boris Yeltsin ().

Outside of the killings, DC has one of the lowest crime rates in the country.
--Marion Berry ().

That man is an Euclidian point: position without substance.
--Ernest Rutherford ().

The reason that clichés become clichés is that they are the hammers and screwdrivers in the toolbox of communication.
--Terry Pratchett ().

Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will just be a completely unintentional side effect.
--Linus Torvalds ().

Sex is only dirty if it's done right.
--Woody Allen ().

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.
--Friedrich Nietzsche ().

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
--Ana Nin ().

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
--Eleanor Roosevelt ().

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
--Mahatma Gandhi ().

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'Thank You', that would suffice.
--Meister Eckhart ().

Security is mostly a superstition... Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
--Hellen Keller ().

For myself, I am an optimist; it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
--Sir Winston Churchill ().

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
--George Carlin ().

If your morals make you dreary, depend upon it, they are wrong. I do not say give them up, for they may be all you have, but conceal them like a vice lest they spoil the lives of better and simpler people.
--Robert Louis Stevenson ().

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ().

Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
--Bertrand Russell ().

That virtue we appreciate is as much ours as another's. We see so much only as we possess.
--Henry David Thoreau ().

We are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead, nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.
--Thomas Jefferson ().

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.
--Jesus Christ ().

The time is always right to do what is right.
--Martin Luther King Jr. ().

They were nothing like the French people I had imagined. If anything, they were too kind, too generous and too knowledgable in the fields of plumbing and electricity.
--David Sedaris ().

I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.
--Friedrich Nietzsche ().

Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
--Albert Einstein ().

Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.
--Carl Sagan ().

All of humanity is in peril of extinction if each one of us does not dare, now and henceforth, always to tell only the truth, and all the truth, and to do so promptly— right now.
--Buckminster Fuller ().

Truth alone will endure; all the rest will be swept away before the tide of time.
--Mahatma Gandhi ().

Shared pain is lessened; shared joy, increased; thus do we refute entropy.
--Spider Robinson ().

Dignity does not come in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
--Aristotle ().

There may be love without jealousy, but there is none without fear.
--Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ().

There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. ... There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
--Douglas Adams ().

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
--Arthur C. Clarke ().

No man can justly censure or condemn another, because indeed no man truly knows another.
--Sir Thomas Browne ().

Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable.
--G. K. Chesterton ().

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
--Douglas Adams ().

All the ill that is in us comes from fear, and all the good from love.
--Eleanor Farjeon ().

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
--Albert Camus ().

I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
--Stephen Grellet ().

The things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done.
--Buckminster Fuller ().

If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it's to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.
--Jim Morrison ().

To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty, and leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things.
--Sir Isaac Newton ().

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
--Eric Hoffer ().

Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
--George Santayana ().

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can make the world safe for diversity.
--John F. Kennedy ().

True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.
--Antoine de Saint-Exupery ().

I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
--E. E. Cummings ().

Treat a person as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat him as he could be, and he will become what he should be.
--Unknown ().

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.
--George Bernard Shaw ().

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
--Bill Watterson ().

There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom. Friendship loves a free Air, and will not be penned up in streight and narrow Enclosures. It will speak freely, and act so too; and take nothing ill where no ill is meant; nay, where it is, ’twill easily forgive, and forget too, upon small Acknowledgments.
--William Penn ().

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
--Isaac Asimov ().

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
--Dr. Seuss ().

An amicable divorce is like a ventilated condom; it just doesn't work.
--Rita Rudner ().

Truth gains more even by the errors of one who, with due study and preparation, thinks for himself, than by the true opinions of those who only hold them because they do not suffer themselves to think.
--John Stuart Mill ().

We may afirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
--Georg Friedrich Wilhelm Hegel ().

It is only by preserving faith in human dreams that we may, after all, perhaps some day make them come true.
--James Branch Cabell ().

The day may dawn when fair play, love for one's fellow men, respect for justice and freedom, will enable tormented generations to march forth triumphant from the hideous epoch in which we have to dwell. Meanwhile, never flinch, never weary, never despair.
--Sir Winston Churchill ().

The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven.
--John Milton ().

May Heaven exist, even if my place is Hell.
--Jorge Luis Borges ().

An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
--J. D. Salinger ().

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
--Carl Jung ().

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed. That can make life a garden.
--Goethe ().

The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.
--Charles Caleb Colton ().

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
--Hellen Keller ().

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against.
--Malcolm X ().

Do not say 'I follow the one true path of the Spirit,' but rather, 'I have found the Spirit walking on my path,' for the Spirit walks on all paths.
--Khalil Gibran ().

Try to have a good day today, wherever you are, whatever you do, whoever is near, if no one is near. Try to be happy, because you may not see tomorrow. There is someone this morning, who didn't wake up, who will never see this day. Try to feel lucky that this is not you.
--Margaret Cho ().

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
--Booker T. Washington ().

Always, Sir, set a high value on spontaneous kindness. He whose inclination prompts him to cultivate your friendship of his own accord, will love you more than one whom you have been at pains to attach to you.
--Samuel Johnson ().

Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' And Vanity comes along and asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But Conscience asks the question 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.
--Martin Luther King Jr. ().

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
--Albert Einstein ().

A man who lies to himself, and believes his own lies, becomes unable to recognize truth, either in himself or in anyone else, and he ends up losing respect for himself and for others. When he has no respect for anyone, he can no longer love, and in him, he yields to his impulses, indulges in the lowest form of pleasure, and behaves in the end like an animal in satisfying his vices. And it all comes from lying to others and to yourself.
--Fyodor Dostoevsky ().

The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
--Aldous Huxley ().

In critical moments even the very powerful have need of the weakest.
--Aesop ().

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
--Peter Ustinov ().

There's no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
--Alexander Woolcott ().

The meaning I picked, the one that changed my life: Overcome fear, behold wonder.
--Aeschylus ().

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
--Robert Frost ().

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they might have been.
--William Hazlitt ().

Where there is great love there are always miracles.
--Willa Cather ().

Life is too deep for words, so don't try to describe it, just live it.
--C. S. Lewis ().

The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of hell.
--Saint Augustine ().

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
--John Vance Cheney ().

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
--Henry James ().

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
--Jesus Christ ().

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.
--Friedrich Nietzsche ().

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
--Kurt Vonnegut ().

Curse on all laws but those which love has made!
--Alexander Pope ().

The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do.
--B. F. Skinner ().

The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one.
--Bill Hicks ().

Materialists and madmen never have doubts.
--G. K. Chesterton ().

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
--Elbert Hubbard ().

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.
--Molire ().

I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.
--Anne Frank ().

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
--Martha Washington ().

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
--Buddha ().

Nothing is better than the unintended humor of reality.
--Steve Allen ().

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
--Anatole France ().

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
--Benjamin Disraeli ().

Prejudice comes from being in the dark; sunlight disinfects it.
--Muhammad Ali ().

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
--Robert J. Hanlon ().

Man is the measure of all things.
--Protagoras ().

Quos deus vult perdere prius dementat.
--Unknown (Latin proverb; Those whom a god wishes to destroy, he first drives mad.).

Only the dead have seen the end of war.
--Plato ().

The weak and the blotched shall perish, first principle of our charity.
--Friedrich Nietzsche ().

Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt and kill...
--William Golding ().

The life of every individual is really always a tragedy but gone through in detail, it has the character of a comedy.
--Arthur Schopenhauer ().

Fear, I have observed, would induce men to shun one another; but the marks of this fear being reciprocal, would soon engage them to associate.
--Charles de Montesquieu ().

Your anxiety is directly proportional to your forgetfulness of nature, for you bring on yourself unlimited fears and desires.
--Epicurus ().

Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
--George Santayana ().

My heart is strung like a lute; If you touch it, it resounds.
--Pierre-Jean De Béranger ().

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
--George Bernard Shaw ().

An apology for the Devil: it must be remembered that we have heard only one side of the case; God has written all the books.
--Samuel Butler ().

To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia -- to mistake an ordinary young man for a Greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
--H.L. Mencken ().

When you have come to the edge of all the light you have
And step into the darkness of the unknown
Believe that one of the two will happen to you
Either you'll find something solid to stand on
Or you'll be taught how to fly!

--Richard Bach ().

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be. Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soulmate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction. When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.
--Richard Bach ().

Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
--Richard Bach ().

If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem.
--Richard Bach ().

Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. 'Nothing' is the worst thing that can happen to us!
--Richard Bach ().

Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them.
--Richard Bach ().

If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim.
--Richard Bach ().

It is by not always thinking of yourself, if you can manage it, that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost.
--Richard Bach ().

Easter has been canceled-- They found the body.
--Unknown (Seen on a t-shirt).

Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
--Otomo no Yakamochi ().

Real love stories never have endings.
--Richard Bach ().

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
--Anonymous ().

The best friend you can have is one you can sit on the porch with and not say a word, then get up and feel like that was the best conversation you've ever had.
--Anonymous (Seen on someone's signature).

You can bomb the world to pieces but you can't bomb the world to peace.
--Mahatma Gandhi ().

If you can't change your fate, change your attitude.
--Amy Tan ().