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Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.

Franklin Pierce Adams

I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil


The man who views the world at 50 the same way he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.

Muhammed Ali

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.

Benjamin Disraeli

Management is nature's way of removing idiots from the productive flow.

Dogbert, (Scott Adams)

Rogues are preferable to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.

Alexandre Dumas

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas Edison

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving in words evidence of the fact.

George Eliot

There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives.

Dilbert, (Scott Adams)

Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

Dilbert, (Scott Adams)

Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

Dilbert, (Scott Adams)

In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king.

Desiderius Erasmus

To do for the world more than the world does for you--that is success.

Henry Ford

If a million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.

Anatole France

Life's tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.

Benjamin Franklin

Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive.

Edward Gibbon

The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

Edward Gibbon

I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.

Billy Graham

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging of the future but by the past.

Patrick Henry

One realizes that one of the chief differences between an adult and a juvenile is that the adult knows when he is an ass while the juvenile never does.

Eric Hoffer

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.

Aldous Huxley

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

Aldous Huxley

Reserve your right to think, for even to think wrongly is better than not to think at all.


If you don¥t know where you¥re going, when you get there you¥ll be lost.

Yogi Berra

The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.

Ambrose Bierce

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

William Blake

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he cannot sit on it.

William Ralph Inge

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

Samuel Johnson

The moving finger writes; and having writ moves on. Nor all your piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all your tears wash out a word of it.

Omar Khayyam

Indeed the Idols I have loved so long, have done my credit in this World much wrong; have drowned my Glory in a shallow Cup, and sold my Reputation for a Song.

Omar Khayyam

To ignore evil is to become an accomplice to it.

Martin Luther King

There are no lost causes because there are no gained causes.

Russell Kirk

It is the eternal struggle between these two principles - right and wrong - throughout the world. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time.

Abraham Lincoln

Stand with anybody that stands right. Stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.

Abraham Lincoln

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.

John Locke

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

Vince Lombard

There are no hopeless situations; There are only men who have grown hopeless about them.

Clare Boothe Luce

A man always has two reasons for what he does -- a good one, and the real one.

John Pierpont Morgan

Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.

Ogden Nash

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.

Sir Isaac Newton

Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

George Orwell

Your depth of commitment, your quality of service, the product of your devotion -- these are the things that count in life.

Scott O'Grady

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.

George S. Patton

Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.

Titus Maccius Plautus

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying... that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.

Alexander Pope

Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.

Francis Duc de La Rochefoucauld

We have all sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others.

Francis Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Nothing is given so profusely as advice.

Francis Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence.

Francis Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

I doubt if a charging elephant, or a rhino, is as determined or hard to check as a socially ambitious mother.

Will Rogers

Your mothers get mighty shocked at you girls nowadays, but in her day, her mother was just on the verge of sending her to reform school.

Will Rogers

An economist is a man that can tell you...what can happen under any given condition, and his guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's too.

Will Rogers

In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.

Theodore Roosevelt

To willful men, the injuries that they themselves procure must be their schoolmasters.

William Shakespeare

The minute you start talking about what you¥re going to do if you lose, you have lost.

George Shultz

Every evil, harm and suffering in this life comes from the love of riches.

Catherine of Siena, c.1370

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forgo even ambition when the end is gained --who can say this is not greatness?

William Makepeace Thackeray

For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.

Henry David Thoreau

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.

Henry David Thoreau

The strongest of all warriors are these two -- Time and Patience.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoi

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

Harry S. Truman

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.

Mark Twain

Adam was not alone in the Garden of Eden, however, and does not deserve all the credit; much is due to Eve, the first woman, and Satan, the first consultant.

Mark Twain

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Mark Twain

Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain

I remember that a wise friend of mine did usually say, 'That which is everybody's business is nobody's business'.

Izaak Walton

My father taught that the only helping hand you¥re ever going to be able to rely on is the one at the end of your sleeve.

J.C. Watts

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

Oscar Wilde

Ah, but a manís reach should exceed his grasp. Or whatís a heaven for?

Robert Browning

There is no safety for honest men except by believing all possible evil of evil men.

Edmund Burke

Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it has been said it is the quality which guarantees all others.

Winston Churchill

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby

Absence of occupation is not rest, A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.

William Cowper

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Edmund Burke

Memorable Quotes

Vices are their own punishment.


The wise learn many things from their enemies.

Aristophanes, Birds, c. 414 B.C.

Even Napoleon had his Watergate.

Yogi Berra

It's never over 'till it's over.

Yogi Berra

Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.


Life is an incurable disease.

Abraham Cowley

Am I getting smart with you? How would you know?

Dilbert, (Scott Adams)

Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.

Dionysius, the Elder

When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.

Winston Churchill

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On the keyboard of life, always keep one finger on the escape key.

Dilbert, (Scott Adams)

Tell me what you need, and I'll tell you how to get along without it.

Dilbert, (Scott Adams)

Someday we'll look back on all this and plow into a parked car.

Dilbert, (Scott Adams)

Nature is inexorable. If men do not follow the truth they cannot live.

Calvin Coolidge

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

Winston Churchill

Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.

Yassir Arafat
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.
There is but one law for all, namely, that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity--the law of nature, and of nations.
Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but what happens inside your house.
He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If he isn't there the first time you need him, chances are you won't be needing him again.

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