Quotes and Sayings

Thomas jefferson - difference of opinion is helpful in religion....
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary

Oscar wilde - fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that...
I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities, a still and quiet conscience.
William Shakespeare
If you start throwing hedgehogs under me, I shall throw a couple of porcupines under you.
Nikita Khrushchev
We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
Lyndon B. Johnson, December 13, 1963

Defeat in this world is no disgrace if you fought well and fought for the right thing.
Katherine Anne Porte
Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers.
Leonard Brandwein
To surpress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress... Now more than ever, we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
Wendell Willkie
He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist in our helper.
Edmund Burke
I hate and I love. Perhaps you ask why I do so. I do not know, but I feel it, and am in agony.
Catullus
All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Confucius
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine
During my three years in Vietnam, I certainly heard plenty of last words by dying American footsoldiers. Not one of them, however, had illusions that he had somehow accomplished something worthwhile in the process of making the Supreme Sacrifice.
Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus
Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Samuel Ullman
Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
Hannah Green
To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act.
Anatole France
He who wants a rose must respect the thorn.
Persian Prove
Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.
Kahlil Gibran
Do not despair of life. Think of the fox, prowling in a winter night to satisfy his hunger. His race survives I do not believe any of them ever committed suicide.
Henry David Thoreau
We are never so defensless against suffering as when we love.
Sigmund Freud
I believe that whoever tries to think things through honestly will soon recognize how unworthy and even fatal is the traditional bias against Negroes. What can the man of good will do to combat this deeply rooted prejudice? He must have the courage to set an example by words and deed, and must watch lest his children become influenced by racial bias.
Albert Einstein
Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.
Theophrastus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.
Benjamin Franklin
Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something.
Henry David Thoreau
I see my body as an instrument, rather than an ornament.
Alanis Morissette
The safest road to hell is the gradual one - The gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
Clive Staples Lewis
Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck - If you survive you start looking very carefully to the right and left.
Jean Ke
The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
Rudyard Kipling
The main thing is you and I should exist, and that we should be you and I. Apart from that let everything go as it likes. The best order of things to my way thinking, is the one I was meant to be part of, and to hell with the most perfect of worlds if I am not in it. I would rather exist, even as an impudent argufier, than not exist at all.
Jean - Francois Rameau
Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
Henry David Thoreau
Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
Anwar el Sadat
The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - Fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants beyond everything else is safety.
H. L. Mencken
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
Pietro Aretino
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can? t see from the centre.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Oscar Wilde
Beauty holds more worth than gold.
Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Money is always there, but the pockets change.
Gertrude Stein