Quotes and Sayings

A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.
Author Unknown
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There are certainly moments, said Chad, when you seem to me too good to be true. Yet if you are true, he added, that seems to be all that need concern me.
Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Eleventh, Chapter 1
The Diplomat sits in silence, watching the world with his ears.
Leon Samson
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.
J. Krishnamurti, Beginnings of Learning
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction - - Faith in fiction is a damnable false hope.
Thomas Edison
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
Norman Augustine
I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!
Louise Bogan
Most men who are not married by the age of thirty - Five are either homosexual or really smart.
Becky Rodenbeck
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
George Washington
Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.
George Herbert Walker Bush
Variety is the soul of pleasure.
Aphra Behn
Whoever destroys a single life is as guilty as though he had destroyed the entire world and whoever resues a single life earns as much merit as though he had rescued the entire world.
The Talmud
We make our fortunes and call them fate.
Benjamin Disraeli
Minds do not act together in public they simply stick together and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
Frank Moore Colby
It matters not whether you win or lose what matters is whether I win or lose.
Darrin Weinberg
All things good to know are difficult to learn.
Greek Prove
The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson
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
Lakes, rivers, streams... all are water and all travel to the same destination. So it is with religion.
Muhammed Ali, in a television interview
Culture is an instrument wielded by professors to manufacture professors who when their turn comes, will manufacture professors.
Simone Weil
When we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible to care far more profoundly about other people. The more alert and sensitive we are to our own needs, the more loving and generaous we can be toward others.
Eda LeShan
There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.
Socrates, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Television is the triumph of machine over people.
Fred Allen
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
Saint Augustine
Love not what you are, but what you may become.
Miguel de Cervantes
I refuse to be labeled immoral merely because I am godless.
Peter Walke
Life is a God - Damned, stinking, treacherous game and nine hundred and ninety - Nine men out of a thousand are bastards.
Theodore Dreiser, quoting an unnamed newspaper edito
To be proud of learning is the greatest ignorance.
Jeremy Taylo
An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
Alfred A. Knopf
Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
Francis Bacon
I think, therefore Descartes exists.
Saul Steinberg
Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.
George Gordon Byron
Things that we hear pass quicker from our minds than what we read.
When you are eight years old, nothing is any of your business.
Lenny Bruce
The first wealth is health.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you know what friendship is... it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.
Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chapter 13
Once upon a time there was an old country, wrapped up in habit and caution. ... We have to transform our old France into a new country and marry it to its time.
Charles De Gaulle
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze.
St. Catherine of Sienna