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The ballot is stronger than the bullet
--Abraham Lincoln

Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely
--Adlai Stevenson

Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and a steady dedication of a lifetime.
--Adlai Stevenson

An editor is the one who separates the wheat from the chaff, and prints the chaff
--Adlai Stevenson

It is not possible for a nation to be at once politically internationalist and economically isolationist
--Adlai Stevenson

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping the shadow
--Aesop

The man who wakes up one morning to find himself famous has not been asleep.
--Age old saying

It is unfortunate, considering that enthusiasm moves the world, that so few enthusiasts can be trusted to speak the truth
--A J Balfour

It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action
--Al Batt

If only I had known, I'd have become a watchmaker
--Albert Einstein

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought
--Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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

It is easier to fight for oneís principles than to live up to them
--Alfred Adler

Maybe this world is another planet's hell
--Aldous Huxley

Charity is the perfection and ornament of religion
--Addison

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping the shadow
--Aesop

Thought must be divided against itself, before it can come to any knowledge about itself
--Aldous Huxley

Clever is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing
--Amiel

When you give of yourself, you receive more than you give
--Antoine de Saint-Exupeíry

It is only the poor who pay cash, and that not from virtue, but because they are refused credit
--Anatole France

The majestic egalitarianism of the law, which forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread
--Anatole France

Let us beware of writing too well, it is the worst possible manner of writing
--Anatole France

It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone
--Andy Rooney

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by
--Annie Dillard

What we steadily, consciously, habitually think we are, that we tend to become
--Ann Landers

A good newspaper I suppose, is a nation talking to itself
--Arthur Miller

If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out
--Arthur Koestler

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts
--Aristotle

The quality of life is determined by it's activities
--Aristotle

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness
--Aristotle

The best things in life arenít things
--Art Buchwald

What you keep to yourself, you lose, what you give away, you keep forever
--Axel Munthe

Those who are ignorant, ill-born or ill-bred are not the common herd; the common herd are all those who are satisfied with pettyness and an average humanity
--Sri Aurobindo

Patience is the ability to idle your motors when you feel like stripping your gears
--Barbara Johnson

A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if its a whisper
--Barry Neil Kaufman

What the orators want in depth, they give you in length
--Baron De Montesquieu

Liberty is the right to do everything which laws allow
--Baron De Montesquieu

I hasten to laugh at everything, for fear of being obliged to weep

--Beaumarchais

The world is an open door, and I look everywhere for the key
--Bedil

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed, too severe, seldom executed
--Benjamin Franklin

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes
--Benjamin Franklin

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead
-- Benjamin Franklin

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit of doing them
--Benjamin Jowett

A wonderful stream is the river Time,
As it runs through the realms of Tears,
With a faultless rhythm, and a musical rhyme,
As it blends with the Ocean of Years.
--Benjamin F Taylor

Tranquillity is like quicksilver, the harder you grab for it, the less likely you will grasp it
--Bern Williams

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope
--Bern Williams

The finest plans have always been spoilt by the littleness of those that should carry them out
--Bertolt Brecht

If he earns your praise, bestow it. If you like him, let him know it. Let the word of true encouragement be said. Donít wait till life is over and he is underneath the clover, for he cannot read the tombstone when he is dead
--Berton Braley

For that which is born, death is certain and for the dead birth is certain. Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable
--Bhagwat Geeta

A good architect can improve the looks of an old house merely by discussing the cost of a new one
--Bits & Pieces

Man is no more than a reed, the weakest in nature. But he is a thinking reed
--Blaise Pascal

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness
--Lady Blessington

When all else is lost, the future still remains
--Bovee

A bit of shooting takes your mind off troubles -- it makes you forget the cost of living
--Brendan Behan

Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those which donít
--Brett Butler

Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it
--Buckle

There are two kinds of men: the ones who make history and the ones who endure it
--Camilo Jose Cela

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he one who never inflicts pain
--Cardinal Newman

You have faith that there is a reason you go through certain things. I canít say Iím glad to go through the pain, but in a way, one must, n order to gain courage and really feel joy
--Carol Burnett

The library is the temple of learning and learning has liberated more people than all the wars of history
--Carl Rowan

A father is a man who expects his children to be as good as he meant to be
--Carolyn Coats

May you live as long as you want to. May you want to as long as you live
--Celtic Toast

Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are
--Cervantes, Don Quixote

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed
--Channing Pollock

The creed of the true saint is to make the best of life, and make the most of it
--Chapin

It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself
--Charles Dudley Warner

There are more ways of killing a cat than choking her with cream
--Charles Kingsley

Men are like steel, when they lose their temper, they lose their worth
--Chuck Norris

I prefer the most unfair peace to the most righteous war
--Cicero

It is fortune, and not wisdom, that rules a manís life
--Cicero

Good manners will open doors that best education cannot
--Clarence Thomas

He who strikes terror in others, is himself in continual fear
--Claudian

Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking
--Clement Attlee

The people may be made to follow a course of action, but they may not be made to understand it
--Confucius

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point
--C. S. Lewis

Money was invented so we could know exactly how much we owe
--Cullen Hightower


Much truth is spoken, that more may be concealed
--Lord Darling

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or not
--Lord Halifax

If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is useless. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless
--Darryl F Zanuck

No day in which you learn something is complete loss
--David Eddings

Diplomacy is the art of letting somebody else have your way
--David Frost

The incidence of memory is like the light from dead stars whose influence lingers long after they are gone
--David Horowitz

Prayer is less about changing the world, than it is about changing ourselves
--David Wolpe

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

Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet, it is a way of entering the quiet thatís already there
--Deepak Chopra

Love is an ocean of emotions, entirely surrounded by expenses
--Lord Dewar

Ours is a world where people don't know what they want, and are willing to go through hell to get it
--Don Marquis

There are always three choices Ė lead, follow, or get out of the way
--Donna Cl Prestwood

It is a wise man who knows the difference between free speech and cheap talk
--Doug Larson

If one judges love by its visible effects, it looks more like hatred than like friendship
--Duc De La Rochefoucauld

The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others
--Duc De La Rochefoucauld

The love of justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering injustice
--Duc De La Rochefoucauld

To establish oneself in the world, one has to do all one can to appear established
--Duc De La Rochefoucauld

He who imagines he can do without the world, deceives himself much; but he who fancies the world cannot do without him, is still more mistaken
--Duc De La Rochefoucauld

You donít get harmony when everybody sings the same note
--Doug Floyd

May God defend me from my friends, I can defend myself from my enemies
--Duc de Villars

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting
--Edmund Burke
Education is the vaccine for violence
--Edward James Olmos

We are blind until we see
That in the human plan
Nothing is worth the making
If it does not make the man.
Why build these cities,
If man unbuilded goes?
In vain we build the world,
Unless the builder also grows.
--Edwin Markham

Ultimately the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself
--Elie Wiesel

Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor
--Elizabeth I

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting
--Elizabeth Bibesco

If all the good people were clever,

And all clever people were good,

The world would be nicer than ever

We thought that it possibly could
--Elizabeth Wordsworth

Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs, that we have little time for living heroes
--Elbert Hubbard

Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we canít even describe, arenít even aware of
--Ellen Goodman

Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds
--Emerson

Luck, is not chance, itís toil. Fortuneís expensive smile is earned
--Emily Dickinson

A work of art is corner of creation seen through temperament
--Emil Zola

There is always time to say something, but not to remain silent
--Espin

Pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depended on man
--Francis Cardinal Spellman

A man's nature runs either to herbs, or to weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one and destroy the other
--Francis Bacon

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end with doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties
--Francis Bacon

Nothing destroys authority so much as the unequal and untimely interchange of power, pressed too far and relaxed too much
--Francis Bacon

Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man and writing an exact man
-- Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, some to be swallowed,and some few to be chewed and digested
--Francis Bacon

The more you say, the less people remember. The fewer the words, the greater the profit
--Francois Fenelon

Reconciliation with our enemies is only a desire of bettering our condition, a weariness of contest, and the fear of some disaster
--Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Peace, like charity, begins at home
--Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Two men look out through the same bars
One sees the mud, and one the stars
--Frederick Langbridge


Even when opportunity knocks, a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door.
--General Douglas MacArthur

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for the corrupt few
--George Bernard Shaw

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heartís desire, and the other is to gain it.<
--George Bernard Shaw

If you go to Heaven without being naturally qualified for it, you will not enjoy yourself
--George Bernard Shaw

When a stupid man is doing something he is afraid of, he always declares that it is his duty.
--George Bernard Shaw

Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a childís eyes, is that the is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below
--George Orwell

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear
--George Orwell

The future has a way of arriving unannounced
--George Will

Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no
--Lord Halifax

The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough
--Heinrich Heine

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation
--Henry David Thoreau

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something
--Henry David Thoreau

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than to be crowded on a velvet cushion
--Henry David Thoreau

The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it
--Henry David Thoreau

Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when one finds a trout in the milk
--Henry David Thoreau

Three things in human life are important; the first is to be kind, the second is to be kind, and the third is to be kind
--Henry James

It is the heart that makes the man rich. He is rich according to what he is not accordin to what he has
--Henry Ward Beecher

Progress is not an accident, but a neccessity. It is a part of nature
--Herbert Spencer

Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud
--Hermann Hesse


I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given a chance
--James A. Autry

Beyond all talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck - but, most of all, endurance
--James Baldwin

The joy of living comes from immersion in something that we know bigger, better, more enduring and worthier than we are
--James Mason Brown

It is better to ask some of the questions, than to know all the answers
--James Thurbur

Intelligence is like underwear. We all should have it but we shouldn't show it off
--James Dent

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love
--Jane Austen

It is not the mere existence of a nation that counts but what the nation does duringvarious periods of existence
--Jawaharlal Nehru

To show a child what once delighted you, to find the childís delight added to your own -this is happiness
--J.B.Priestly

Tact consists in knowing how far we may go too far
--Jean Cocteau

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, youíve got it made
--Jean Giradoux

A timid is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time and a courageous person afterwards
--Jean Paul Richter

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter
--Jefferson

The execution of laws is more important than the making of them
--Jefferson

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do
--Jerome K Jerome

Praise is like sunshine to the human spirit. We cannot flower and grow without it
--Jess Lair

The man who lives for self alone lives for the meanest mortal known
--Joaquin Miller

Life is like a movie, and you're the star. Give it a happy ending
--Joan Rivers

You canít be overbooked, only under- read
--John Drybred

To die for faction is evil. But to be hanged for nonsense is the Devil
--John Dryden

Truth has such a mein as to be loved needs only to be seen
--John Dryden

The sole secret of being well heeled is to get on your feet and keep on your toes
--John Jacob Astor

One of the best ways of avoiding necessary and even urgent tasks is to seem to be busily employed on things that are already done
--John Kenneth Galbraith

The worse I do, the more popular I get
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

My experience in government is that when things are non-controversial and beautifully co-ordinated, there is not much going on
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Our task now is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future
--John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A hard beginning maketh a good ending
--John Heywood

Your faith is what you believe, not what you know
--John L. Spalding

Books. Preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them
--John Milton

Accuse not nature, she hath done her part; Do thou but thine
--John Milton

We cannot forever hide the truth about ourselves, from ourselves
--John McCain

I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility
--John Ruskin
When we build, let us think that we build forever
--John Ruskin

Lord, how the day passes! Its like a life -so quickly when we donít watch it, and so slowly when we do
--John Steinbeck

Ask yourself if you are happy, and you will cease to be so
--John Stuart Mill

For he that loveth money, is the servant of Mammon: And Mammon is the name of the devil
--Acts of John XVI

The founding fathers decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with torture called education
--John Updike

Other sins only speak. Murder shrieks out
--John Webster

Glories like glow-worms, afar off shine bright. But looked to near, have neither heat nor light
--John Webster

Two sorts of writers posses genius: those who think, and those who cause others to think
--Joseph Roux

It is much easier to repent the sins that we have committed, than to repent of those that we intend to commit
--Josh Billings

He who has an imagination without learning, has wings but no feet
--Joubert

Those who never retract their opinions, love themselves more than they love truth
--Joubert

Never does Nature say one thing and wisdom another
--Juvenal

I hate money, but its the lack of it I hate most
--Katherine Mansfield

When you canít have what you want, its time to start wanting what you have
--Kathleen Sutton

Peace is dependant upon honesty and oath is immutable both in this world and the other world
--Kautilya

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think
--La Bruyere

He who gains a victory over other men is strong, but he who gains a victory over himself is all-powerful
--Lao-Tse

Who cannot what he will, let him will what he can
--Leonardo Da Vinci

Just as iron rusts from disuse, even so does inaction spoil the intellect
--Leonardo Da Vinci

If we had more time for discussion we should probably have made many more mistakes
--Leon Trotsky

Ideas that enter the mind under fire remain there securely and forever
-- Leon Trotsky

The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday -- but never jam today
--Lewis Carrol

One good thing about being wrong is the joy it brings to others
--The Lion

Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress
--Liz Smith

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are travelling for
--Louis L'Amour

Iíd much rather have that fellow inside the tent pissing out, than outside, pissing in
--Lydon B. Johnson