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Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.

Buddha

To live a single day and hear a good teaching is better than to live a hundred years without knowing such teaching.

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Lord Byron

Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.

All farewells should be sudden.

Since Eve ate the apple, much depends on dinner

All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.

Good but rarely come from good advice.

Thomas Campbell

When love came first to Earth, the Spring spread rose beds to receive him.

Albert Camus

Sin is hoping for another life and eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.

Elias Canetti

In eternity everything is just beginning.

Confucius

I hear and I forget. I see and I believe. I do and I understand.

To see what is right, and not do it, is want of courage, or of principle.

Leonardo da Vinci

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation ... even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.

It's easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.

Fyodor Dostoyevski

The soul is healed by being with children.

Albert Einstein

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.

I want to know God's thoughts ... the rest are details.

You can't blame gravity for falling in love.

T.S.Eliot,

In my end is my beginning.

Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.

Hell is oneself, Hell is alone, the other figures in it, merely projections.

Epicurus

The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it.

Sigmund Freud

The tendency of aggression is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man...it constitutes the most powerful obstacle to culture.

Erich Fromm

Mother is the home we come from. She is nature, soil, ocean.

Mohandas Ghandi

Non cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.

A "No" uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a "Yes" merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Claude Adrien Helvetius

Every man without passion has within him no principle of action, nor motive of act. x

Horace

The human race afraid of nothing, rushes on through every crime.

Whatever advice you give, be short.

Victor Hugo

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

I had a dream my life would be different from this hell I am living, so different from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed.

Aldous Huxley

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen.

A bad book is as much labour to write as a good one, is comes as sincerely from the author's soul.

To his dog, every man is Napolean; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

Maybe this world is another planet's hell.

Milan Kundera

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

Chris Levi

Everything happens for a reason; If you can't find a reason for something, there's a reason for that.

Somerset Maugham

The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones.

Michelangelo

Genius is eternal patience.

John Stuart Mill

The perpetual obstacle to human advancement is custom.

Nietzsche

What is evil? Whatever springs from weakness.

Pascal

The heart has its reasons that reason does not know.

Plato

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

Bertrand Russell

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf.

Drunkeness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.

The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.

Christ believed in hell. I do not myself feel that any person who is really profoundly humane can believe in everlasting punishment.

George Sand

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

Jean Paul Sartre

Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.

Everything comes to us from others. . .To be is to belong to someone.

Hell is other people.

Seneca

The sun shines even on the wicked.

Drunkenness does not create vice; it merely brings it into view.

Drunkness is nothing but voluntary madness.

George Bernard Shaw

Custom wil reconcile people to any atrocity; and fashion will drive them to acquire any custom.

Lack of money is the root of all evil.

The longer I live, the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.

Censorship ends in locigal completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody can read.

If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.

Hate is the coward's revenge for being humiliated.

The liars punishment is, not in the least that he cannot be believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.

Sophocles

To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.

Spinoza

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.

Rabindanath Tagore

The first flower that blossomed on this earth was an invitation to an unborn song.

Lao Tsu

The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Mark Twain

Crank a man with a new idea until it succeeds.

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

When angry, count to four, when very angry, swear.

Why is it that people rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the people involved.

The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.

Ignorant people think it is the noise which fighting cats make that is so aggravating, but it ain't so; it is the sickening grammar that they use.

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Wilhelm von Leibnitz

To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.

Oscar Wilde

Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.

Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.

Argument are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Art is the most intense mode of invidualism that the world has known.

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did he would cease to be an artist.

Bad artists always admire each others work.

There is no such thing as a moral book or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. That is all.

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.

Crying is the refuge of plain women, but the ruin of pretty ones.

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.

Virginia Woolf

To love another person is to see the face of God.

Anonymous

Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.

The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping stone in the pathway of the strong.

Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.

If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.

A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left to him.

He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything.

Better bend than break.

Never swap horses while crossing a stream.

What is friendship? Two bodies and one soul.

Friendship is when people know all about you but like you anyway.

If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving.

Hold fast to your dreams for they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.

If it weren't for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers.

A perfect wife is one who helps her husband with the dishes.

Marriage isn't a word...it's a sentence.

Age is a number and mine is unlisted.

Trying to understand modern art is like trying to follow the plot in a bowl of alphabet soup.

It is a gratification to me to know that I am ignorant of art.

Love is the bridge between two hearts.

Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.

Sisters by chance, Friends by choice

The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.

Love is like an avalanche where you have to run for your life.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.

A flower is the most eligible object in the world.

Flowers are works of art created by Nature for our pleasure.

If we knew what we were doing it wouldn't be research.

Babies are such a nice way to start people.

Babies are works of art created by God for his pleasure.

When you were born, you cried And the world rejoiced.

The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore.

When one has good health, it is not serious to be ill.

Death is just a beginning of another life.

Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared us half the sorrow.

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.

A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

The person who really wants to do something finds a way; the others find an excuse.

Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.

Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared us half the sorrow.

Remember that the mighty oak was once an acorn.

The race is not always to the swift.. but to those who keep on running.

You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.

The race for quality has no finish line.

A bend in the road is not the end of the world, unless you fail to make the turn.

You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.

No one can predict to what heights you can soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings.

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

True love means two seeds grow seperately until they join in Matrimony forever.

We are born naked, wet and hungry. Then things get worse!

Few women admit their age. Few men act theirs.

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Just say, "I'm not 40, I'm 18 with 22 years experience."

Out of sight, out of mind.

The absent are always in the wrong.

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married.

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

He that has no children brings them up well.

When you are young, women tell you, "Look but do not touch." As you get older you hear just the opposite.

Gray hairs are death's blossoms.

There is a devil in every berry of the grape.

A drunkard is like a whiskey bottle, all neck and belly and no head.

With wine comes truth.

When ther are a lot of drunk people about to drive home, drive as fast as you can. It is alot harder for drunk people to hit you that way.

Sticks and stones may break your bones when there's anger to inpart. Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart.

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.

An argument is like a country road, you never know where it is going to lead.

A vandal is somebody who throws a brick through a window. An artist is somebody who paints a picture on that window. A great artist is somebody who paints a picture on the window and then throws a brick through it.

They now have a 900 number for atheists. When you call, nobody answers and you get charged for the call.

Reckless automobile driving arouses the suspicion that much of the horse sense of the good old days was possessed by the horse.

If men bore children, there would only be one born in each family.

A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase.

There is no worse robber than a bad book.

A bore is a man who has nothing to say and says it anyway.

In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods, they have never forgotten this.

Curiousity did not kill the cat, I got him with the lawnmower.

Late children are early orphans.

People who buy Macs are the same people who said BETA is better than VHS 15 years ago.

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

Every woman is wrong until she cries.

A woman wears her tears like jewelry.

How facinating is death, the extinction of life. One moment here and the next gone. The light put out and only the empty bag of the body left.

The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.

Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into the emptiness, another dark gray day. Dreams are only memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen.

Economists are people who work with numbers but do not have the personality to be accountants.

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Hell is a place where the motorists are French, the policemen are German, and the cooks are English.

One man's idea of hell is to be forced to remain in another man's idea of heaven.

I just want to know how people with multiple personalities fill out their census papers.

If you start on fire should you stop, drop and roll, or run around a bit and freak out the annoying neighbors who always yell at you for starting fires in the backyard?

In the old days, crazy meant something, now days, everyone is crazy.

All you need to start an insane asylum is an empty room and the right type of people.

Even if the voices are not real, they have some good ideas.



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