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“Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.” Laozi

Friedrich Nietzsche

“I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Ernest Hemingway

“No, that is the great fallacy; the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.” Ernest Hemingway

John A. Simone Sr.

“If you're in a bad situation, don't worry it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry it'll change.” John A. Simone Sr.

Victor Hugo

“Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.” Victor Hugo

Dr. Seuss

“You make 'em, I amuse 'em.” Dr. Seuss

Napoleon Bonaparte

“If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Soren Kierkegaard

“To Dare is to risk losing your foothold for a moment, Not to Dare is to risk losing yourself.” Soren Kierkegaard

Vladimir Nabokov

“I confess, I do not believe in time.” Vladimir Nabokov

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Friedrich Nietzsche

“All truth is simple ... is that not doubly a lie?” Friedrich Nietzsche

W. C. Fields

“Once ... in the wilds of Afghanistan, I lost my corkscrew, and we were forced to live on nothing but food and water for days.” W. C. Fields


“From wonder into wonder existence opens.” Laozi

Army Corp of Engineers

“The difficult can be done immediately, the impossible takes a little longer.” Army Corp of Engineers

Bob Marley

“Man is a universe within himself.” Bob Marley


“There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.” Aristotle

Victor Hugo

“One believes others will do what he will do to himself.” Victor Hugo

Adam Phillips

“A couple is a conspiracy in search of a crime. Sex is often the closest they can get.” Adam Phillips

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Hitch your wagon to a star.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


“No, the opposite of love is indifference.” Anonymous

Emily Bronte

“... take any form, drive me mad only do not leave me in this abyss where I cannot find you.” Emily Bronte

Clement Stone

“What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve.” Clement Stone


“He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.” Laozi

General George Patton

“A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow.” General George Patton

Friedrich Nietzsche

“One may sometimes tell a lie, but the grimace that accompanies it tells the truth.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Abraham Lincoln

“Towering genius distains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.” Abraham Lincoln

Walter Benjamin

“Gifts must affect the receiver to the point of shock.” Walter Benjamin

Imogene Fey

“The birth of every new baby is God's vote of confidence in the future of man.” Imogene Fey

Victor Hugo

“Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.” Victor Hugo


“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule #1.” Unknown

Friedrich Nietzsche

“He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.” Sunzi

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Robert A. Heinlein

“I never learned from a man who agreed with me.” Robert A. Heinlein

Barry Goldwater

“In the rush to cure all the ills to which humans are heir, liberty is too often an innocent bystander--and an accidental casualty.” Barry Goldwater

Addison Whithecomb

“When you resort to attacking the messenger and not the message, you have lost the debate.” Addison Whithecomb

Matt Groening

“Love is a perky little elf dancing a merry little jig, and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.” Matt Groening

George Bernard Shaw

“Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.” George Bernard Shaw

Jerzy Kosinski

“I am going to put myself to sleep now for a bit longer than usual. Call the time Eternity.” Jerzy Kosinski

Bruno Bettelheim

“The monster a child knows best and is most concerned with [is] the monster he feels or fears himself to be. ” Bruno Bettelheim

Gwendolyn Brooks

“Live not for the battles won. / Live not for the-end-of-the-song. / Live in the along.” Gwendolyn Brooks

Oscar Wilde

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.” Oscar Wilde

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Those who cannot understand how to put their thoughts on ice should not enter into the heat of debate.” Friedrich Nietzsche

John Derek

“Live fast, die young, and leave a good looking corpse.” John Derek

Jonathan Swift

“As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.” Jonathan Swift

Sir Winston Churchill

“The length of this document defends it well against the risk of its being read.” Sir Winston Churchill

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Today I love myself as I love my god: who could charge me with a sin today? I know only sins against my god; but who knows my god?” Friedrich Nietzsche

Walt Whitman

“Simplicity is the glory of expression.” Walt Whitman

Perry Paxton

“Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.” Perry Paxton

William Shakespeare

“Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.” William Shakespeare

Blaise Pascal

“I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.” Blaise Pascal

Woody Allen

“The most beautiful words in the English language are not 'I love you,' but 'It's benign.'” Woody Allen

Joshua J. Marine

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua J. Marine

Marty Feldman

“Comedy, like sodomy, is an unnatural act.” Marty Feldman

James Douglas Morrison

“I am the lizard king. I can do anything.” James Douglas Morrison

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

John Dryden

“What passions cannot music raise or quell?” John Dryden

Theodore Roosevelt

“Believe you can and you're halfway there.” Theodore Roosevelt


“Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” Bible

Humphrey Bogart

“Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.” Humphrey Bogart

Elvis Costello

“I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused.” Elvis Costello

George Orson Welles

“I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.” George Orson Welles

Adolf Hitler

“What luck for the rulers that men do not think.” Adolf Hitler

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Two great European narcotics, alcohol and Christianity.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Buster Keaton

“Tragedy is a close-up; comedy, a long shot.” Buster Keaton

Nicholas Murray Butler

“Many peoples' tombstones should read 'Died at 30, burried at 60.'” Nicholas Murray Butler

Angelina Jolie

“You're young, you're drunk, you're in bed, you have knives; shit happens.” Angelina Jolie

Friedrich Nietzsche

“A great value of antiquity lies in the fact that its writings are the only ones that modern men still read with exactness.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Dan Castellaneta

“Alcohol is the cause and solution to all life's problems.” Dan Castellaneta


“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” Aristotle

Walker Percy

“I had discovered that a person does not have to be this or be that or be anything, not even oneself. One is free.” Walker Percy

Richard Whately

“Honesty is the best policy; but he who is governed by that maxim is not an honest man.” Richard Whately

Neal Pollack

“It doesn't matter what you write. But don't think that just because you wrote it that it's good.” Neal Pollack

Sydney J. Harris

“Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else is wrong.” Sydney J. Harris


“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.” Aristotle

Henry David Thoreau

“Dreams are the touchstones of our personality.” Henry David Thoreau

Carl Sagan

“One glance at a bookand you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.” Carl Sagan

Friedrich Nietzsche

“A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse (to the trap) gets the cheese.” Anonymous

Victor Hugo

“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo

George Bernard Shaw

“Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.” George Bernard Shaw


“The reason old souls enjoy spending time alone, is because they never really are.” Unknown

Derek Longdon

“The man who never made a mistake never made anything.” Derek Longdon

Mary Engelbreit

“If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.” Mary Engelbreit

Victor Hugo

“Idleness is the heaviest of all oppressions.” Victor Hugo

Woody Allen

“Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she'd come in and sink my boats.” Woody Allen


“Some days you're the dog, and some days you're the hydrant.” Anonymous

Jayne Howard

“If you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room.” Jayne Howard

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Is man merely a mistake of God's? Or God merely a mistake of man's?” Friedrich Nietzsche

William Shakespeare

“O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.” William Shakespeare

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Roald Dahl

“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” Roald Dahl

George Bernard Shaw

“Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.” George Bernard Shaw

Michael Caine

“I've never been out with a married woman, never. I respect others' properties.” Michael Caine

Mark McCormack

“Commit yourself to quality from day one ... it's better to do nothing at all than to do something badly.” Mark McCormack

Governor Jesse Ventura

“Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people who need strength in numbers.” Governor Jesse Ventura

Salvador Dali

“Have no fear of perfection--you'll never reach it.” Salvador Dali

Jean de La Bruyere

“The way to get on in the world is to make people believe it's to their advantage to help you.” Jean de La Bruyere


“Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.” Aristotle

Michel Houellebecq

“In reality, the monotheist texts preach neither peace, love nor tolerance. They are texts of hate.” Michel Houellebecq

Friedrich Nietzsche

“The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!” Friedrich Nietzsche

Will Rogers

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers


“Better is the enemy of good.” Voltaire

Serge Gainsbourg

“Love is blind--and your cane is pink.” Serge Gainsbourg

Muhammad Ali

“Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.” Muhammad Ali

Nikita Khrushchev

“Politicians are the same all over: they promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.” Nikita Khrushchev

Victor Hugo

“The learned man knows that he is ignorant.” Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

“Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.” Victor Hugo

Andre Gide

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.” Andre Gide

Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Robert De Niro

“You'll have time to rest when you're dead.” Robert De Niro

Rita Mae Brown

“Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.” Rita Mae Brown

Francois Truffaut

“Film lovers are sick people.” Francois Truffaut

Sir Winston Churchill

“Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiam.” Sir Winston Churchill