Quotes and Sayings

There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
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A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5, 000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.
Steve Prefontaine
The world is blessed most by men who do things, not by those who merely talk about them.
James Olive
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Charles Franklin Kettering
Good timber does not grow with ease the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
J. Willard Marriott
The opinions we hold of one another, our relations with friends and kinfolk are in no sense permanent, save in appearance, but are as eternally fluid as the sea itself.
Marcel Proust
Although we were sent into a failing world, we were not sent to fail.
Neil A. Maxwell
If you were a pirate, you know what would be the one thing that would really make you mad Treasure chests with no handles. How the hell are you supposed to carry it.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
I now begin the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life. I know that for America there will always be a bright dawn ahead.
Ronald Reagan, Nov. 5, 1994
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Letters, 1952
Seek ye first the good things of the mind, and the rest will either be supplied or its loss will not be felt.
Sir Francis Bacon
The end always passes judgement on what has gone before.
Publilius Syrus
There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Albert Camus
The young are generally full of revolt, and are often pretty revolting about it.
Mignon McLaughlin
The Knowledge of God is very far from the love of Him.
Blaise Pascal
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
Daniel Webste
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires.
Lao Tzu
Wisdom is supreme therefore make a full effort to get wisdom. Esteem her and she will exalt your embrace her and she will honor you.
Proverbs 47 - 8
What one has not experienced one will never understand in print.
Isadora Duncan
Even the longest hours come to an end.
Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998) One of the Best Novels of 1998 (LA Times)
A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Alexander Pope
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
(St. Luke 2: 1)
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than saying a drunken man is happier than a sober man.
George Bernard Shaw
There is always something new out of Africa.
Pliny the Elder, Natural History
It is better to have done something than to have been someone.
Claude Monet
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Saul Bellow
I prefer the wicked rather than the foolish. The wicked sometimes rest.
Alexandre Dumas
Most people my age are dead at the present time.
Casey Stengel
Time lost is time when we have not lived a full human life, time unenriched by experience, creative endeavor, enjoyment, and suffering.
Dietrich Bonhoeffe
There is no substitute for victory.
General Douglas MacArthu
We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Et tu, Brute!
William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 3 scene 1
Slater Behind every good man there is a woman, and that woman was Martha Washington man, and everyday George would come home, she would have a big fat bowl waiting for him, man when he come in the door, man she was a hip, hip, hip lady, man.
Dazed and Confused
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust
I thought ten thousand swords must have leaped from their scabbards to avenge even a look that threatened her with insult. But the age of chivalry is gone.
Edmund Burke
Sow and act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap destiny.
Frances E. Willard
By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Elias Canetti
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
Lord Chesterfield