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

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.

— Sir 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

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.

— Niccolò Machiavelli

Our conscience is worth more than a thousand witnesses.

— Quintillianus

La mujer musa es, de carne y hueso.

— Ruben Darío

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 Bolívar

Mother is God’s name in the hearts and lips of children.

— W. Thackeray

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 María 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.

— Douglas 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 that 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 George S. 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 who 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

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

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