Quotes and Sayings

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Oh! do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
The thought of being President frightens me and I do not think I want the job.
Ronald Reagan in 1973
Man is his own star and the soul that can render an honest and perfect man commands all light, all influence, all fate.
John Fletcher, 1647
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
It is not so much consequence what you say, as how you say it. Memorable sentences are memorable, on account of some single irradiating word.
Alexander Smith
It is the common failing of totalitarian regimes that they cannot really understand the nature of our democracy. They mistake dissent for disloyalty. They mistake restlessness for a rejection of policy. They mistake a few committees for a country. They misjudge individual speeches for public policy. Answering North Vietnamese charge that US could not endure.
Lyndon B. Johnson
In this world of change naught which comes stays and naught which goes is lost.
Madame Swetchine
I row after health like a waterman...
Jonathan Swift
Not only is life a bitch, it has puppies.
Adrienne E. Gusoff
Half of the secular unrest and dismal, profane sadness of modern society comes from the vain ideas that every man is bound to be a critic for life.
Henry Van Dyke
Most maxim - Mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Disclaimer If anyone disagrees with anything I say, I am quite prepared to not only retract it, but also to deny under oath I ever said it.
T. Lehre
Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I hate and I love. Perhaps you ask why I do so. I do not know, but I feel it, and am in agony.
What worries you masters you.
Haddon W. Robinson
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 1
To affect the quality of the day that is the art of life.
Henry David Thoreau
Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
All that is worth cherishing begins in the heart, not the head.
Suzanne Chapin
Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
George Jean Nathan
All zoos actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.
H. L. Mencken
Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
Dag Hammarskjld
This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the Holy Roman Empire was neither holy, nor Roman, nor an empire.
The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.
Malcolm Muggeridge
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violen trevolution inevitable.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Shall we make a new rule of life from tonight always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
James Barrie
The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.
John Burroughs, The Snow - Walkers
I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult the calendar.
Robert Brault
Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
Phillip Chesterfield
It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God - - But to create him.
Arthur C. Clarke
For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men.
William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 3 scene 2
We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anne Frank
The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.
Og Mandino
Do a little more each day than you think you possibly can.
Lowell Thomas
The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.
Charles Dudley Warne
A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart who looks at her watch.
James Beard
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.
Israel Zangwill
Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.
Sydney Smith