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Ludwig Wittgenstein

“A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.” Ludwig Wittgenstein

Woody Allen

“If my films don't show a profit, I know I'm doing something right.” Woody Allen

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Can an ass be tragic? To perish under a burden one can neither bear nor throw off? The case of the philosopher.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Oscar Wilde

“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.” Oscar Wilde

Dr. Seuss

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” Dr. Seuss

Vince Lombardi

“If it doesn't matter who wins or loses, then why do they keep score?” Vince Lombardi

Richard Bach

“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” Richard Bach

George Eliot

“Life is measured by the rapidity of change, the succession of influences that modify the being.” George Eliot

Oscar Wilde

“Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.” Oscar Wilde

Elvis Presley

“Sad thing is, you can still love someone and be wrong for them.” Elvis Presley

William Butler Yeats

“Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.” William Butler Yeats

Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

“Art and science have their meeting point in method.” Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton

Robert A. Heinlein

“Never frighten a little man. He'll kill you.” Robert A. Heinlein


“In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.” Aristotle

Friedrich Nietzsche

“What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche

John Paul Jones

“I have not yet begun to fight!” John Paul Jones

Nikos Kazantzakis

“I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.” Nikos Kazantzakis

Josh Billings

“If you ever find happiness by hunting for it, you will find it as the old woman did her lost spectacles - on her own nose all the time.” Josh Billings

Matthew Lotti

“The more vivid your imagination, the more dangerous the world becomes.” Matthew Lotti

Abraham Lincoln

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter, and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln

John Charles Salak

“Failures are divided into two classes – those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.” John Charles Salak

Dorothy Parker

“It serves me right for putting all my eggs in one bastard.” Dorothy Parker

Princess Diana

“Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are.” Princess Diana

Georges Louis Leclerc

“Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.” Georges Louis Leclerc

David Rakoff

“Youth is not wasted on the young, it is perpetrated on the young.” David Rakoff

Pen Densham

“There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions.” Pen Densham

Helen Keller

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.” Friedrich Nietzsche

John Ruskin

“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life, and every setting sun be to you as its close.” John Ruskin

Blaise Pascal

“Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.” Blaise Pascal

Leo Tolstoy

“Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.” Leo Tolstoy

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“The simplification of anything is always sensational.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton


“Who servers two masters has to lie to one.” Anonymous


“The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.” Aristotle

Thom Yorke

“I've got about the attention span of a gnat on speed.” Thom Yorke

Stanley Kubrick

“They're either at your throat or they're at your feet.” Stanley Kubrick

The Dalai Lama

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” The Dalai Lama

Albert Einstein

“Gravitation cannot be held responsible for falling in love.” Albert Einstein

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.” Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Sandra Carey

“Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.” Sandra Carey

Alexander Smith

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” Alexander Smith

Gary Gesme

“People get into a rhythm that makes them resistant to change... try switching hands when you brush your teeth in the morning.” Gary Gesme

Richard Geni

“The way I look at life - we're all on the Hindenberg, so there's no use in arguing over the window seat.” Richard Geni

Carl Gustav Jung

“Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” Carl Gustav Jung

Sam Keen

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” Sam Keen


“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.” Aristotle

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

“Not all who wander are lost.” John Ronald Reuel Tolkien


“Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Voltaire

Woody Allen

“My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.” Woody Allen

Archibald McLeish

“There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience.” Archibald McLeish


“Il faut cultiver notre jardin. [We must cultivate our garden.]” Voltaire

Swedish Proverb

“Shared joy is double joy. Shared sorrow is half sorrow.” Swedish Proverb

David Keuck

“Profanity is the common crutch of the conversational cripple.” David Keuck

Victor Hugo

“No one ever keeps a secret so well as a child.” Victor Hugo

Karl Marx

“Workers of the world unite; you have nothing to lose but your chains.” Karl Marx

Aldous Huxley

“To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense.” Aldous Huxley

Wilson Mizner

“If you steal from one author it's plagiarism; if you steal from many it's research.” Wilson Mizner

George Orwell

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” George Orwell

Elaine M. Ward

“The rules for parents are but three... Love, Limit, and Let them be.” Elaine M. Ward


“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” Sunzi


“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle

Thomas Campbell

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” Thomas Campbell

Dr. Seuss

“Today was good. / Today was fun. / Tomorrow is another one.” Dr. Seuss

Hunter S. Thompson

“In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” Hunter S. Thompson

John Steinbeck

“A kind of second childhood falls on so many men. They trade their violence for the promise of a small increase of life span.” John Steinbeck

Claude Rains

“A man who tells lies, like me, merely hides the truth. But a man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it.” Claude Rains

Victor Hugo

“Do not let it be your aim to be something, but to be someone.” Victor Hugo

Michel Montaigne

“Happiness is a singular incentive to mediocrity.” Michel Montaigne

Jonathan Franzen

“One pretty good definition of college is that it's a place where people are made to read difficult books.” Jonathan Franzen

Viktor E. Frankl

“The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances.” Viktor E. Frankl

Winston Churchill

“The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.” Winston Churchill

John A. Simone Sr.

“God's creatures, great and small ... eat them one, eat them all.” John A. Simone Sr.

Frank Sinatra

“Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night - be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.” Frank Sinatra

La Fontaine

“People who make no noise are dangerous.” La Fontaine

Max Guinn, Deere & Co.

“The end game is whether they (customers) are getting the right product at the right time at a competitive price.” Max Guinn, Deere & Co.

John Stuart Mill

“It is not because men's desires are strong that they act ill; it is because their consciences are weak.” John Stuart Mill

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Plato was a bore.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“We make war that we may live in peace.” Aristotle

The Dalai Lama

“There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.” The Dalai Lama

Aldous Huxley

“All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings, and so, give them the power to pull ours.” Aldous Huxley

Henry Ford

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!” Henry Ford

Samuel Johnson

“Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Samuel Johnson

The Prophet Mohammad

“Believe, if thou wilt, that mountains change their place, but believe not that man changes his nature.” The Prophet Mohammad

Friedrich Nietzsche

“There cannot be a God because, if there were one, I would not believe that I was not He.” Friedrich Nietzsche

George Orson Welles

“Create your own visual style... let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.” George Orson Welles

Anne Frank

“Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne Frank

Billy Bob Thornton

“I had a divorce to pay for, frankly.” Billy Bob Thornton

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Great indebtedness does not make men grateful, but vengeful; and if a little charity is not forgotten, it turns into a gnawing worm.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Woody Allen

“I think you should defend to the death their right to march, and then go down and meet them with baseball bats.” Woody Allen

Joan Rivers

“I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.” Joan Rivers

Octave Mirbeau

“The joy of killing has become greater and, besides, has become popularized in proportion to the spread of social refinement.” Octave Mirbeau

William Shakespeare

“Cromwell, I charge thee, fling away ambition. By that sin fell the angels.” William Shakespeare

Marshall McLuhan

“Money is a poor man's credit card.” Marshall McLuhan

William Shakespeare

“I count myselt in nothing else so happy As in a soul rememb'ring my good friends.” William Shakespeare

Friedrich Nietzsche

“If a woman possesses manly virtues one should run away from her; and if she does not possess them she runs away from herself.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Daniel Day Lewis

“I suppose I have a highly developed capacity for self-delusion, so it's no problem for me to believe I'm somebody else.” Daniel Day Lewis

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Sir Noel Coward

“Certain women should be struck regularly, like gongs.” Sir Noel Coward

Dr. Anthony P. Witham

“Children spell love...T-I-M-E.” Dr. Anthony P. Witham

Sir Winston Churchill

“It is a good thing for the uneducated man to read books of quotations.” Sir Winston Churchill

Abraham Lincoln

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln

Zadie Smith

“Make sure the lubricant is unscented. Don't join fashionable 'schools of thought.' Read everything.” Zadie Smith

Max Guinn, Deere & Co.

“Celebrate the speed at which you're traveling instead of the destination you've reached.” Max Guinn, Deere & Co.

Matthew Henry

“Blushing is the color of virtue.” Matthew Henry

Karsh of Ottawa

“The eyes are the windows to the soul.” Karsh of Ottawa

Andy Warhol

“They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

Walt Disney

“I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.” Walt Disney

Joseph Addison

“To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny.” Joseph Addison

John Steinbeck

“If I were hungry, I would happily hunt anything that runs or crawls or flies, even relatives, and tear them down with my teeth.” John Steinbeck

Alexander Dumas

“Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.” Alexander Dumas

Herman Melville

“There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.” Herman Melville

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Was mich nicht umbringt, macht mich starker. Transl: Whatever does not destroy me makes me stronger.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Mark Twain

“Let us endeavor to live, so that when we die, even the undertaker will be sorry.” Mark Twain

Isaac Asimov

“Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.” Isaac Asimov

George Bernard Shaw

“He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” George Bernard Shaw

Napoleon Bonaparte

“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Mark Twain

“To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” Mark Twain


“Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline; simulated fear postulates courage; simulated weakness postulates strength.” Laozi

Alexander Pope

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” Alexander Pope

George Carlin

“You live eighty years, and at best you get about six minutes of pure magic.” George Carlin

Dave Chappelle

“That's not true. Unless 'sense of humor' means 'money.' I don't believe them bitches for second.” Dave Chappelle


“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” Aristotle

Oscar Wilde

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” Oscar Wilde