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Mustafa Kamil If I weren't an Egyptian, I would have wished to be an Egyptian. 
Hamlet To be, or not to be. That is the question. 
Oscar Wilde Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. 
Japanese Proverb If you believe everything you read, better not read. 
John Stuart Mill If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power - would be justified in silencing mankind. 
Agatha Christie One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing; that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one. 
Sir Winston Churchill Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. 
Joseph Stalin A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron. 
 We do not want a single foot of foreign territory; but of our territory we shall not surrender a single inch to anyone. 
 Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. 
 Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs. 
Kurt Tucholsky The death of one man is a tragedy, the death of millions is a statistic. 
Adolf Hitler God helps only those who are prepared and determined to help themselves. 
 I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses. 
Aristotle That judges of important causes should hold office for life is a disputable thing, for the mind grows old as well as the body. 
 To love someone is to identify with them. 
 Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. 
 Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. 
 He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. 
 Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. 
 It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs. 
 Thus every action must be due to one or other of seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reasoning, anger, or desire. 
 Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural. 
 It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. 
 That judges of important causes should hold office for life is a disputable thing, for the mind grows old as well as the body. 
 The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else. 
 Again, it is possible to fail in many ways (for evil belongs to the class of the unlimited ... and good to that of the limited), while to succeed is possible only in one way (for which reason also one is easy and the other difficult—to miss the mark easy, to hit it difficult); for these reasons also, then, excess and defect are characteristic of vice, and the mean of virtue; For men are good in but one way, but bad in many. 
 Any one can get angry — that is easy — or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for every one, nor is it easy. 
Philip James Bailey "We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. 
Plato Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away... A man should wait, and not take his own life until God summons him. 
 False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil. 
 The judge should not be young; he should have learned to know evil, not from his own soul, but from late and long observation of the nature of evil in others: knowledge should be his guide, not personal experience. 
 The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. ...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. 
 Death is not the worst that can happen to men. 
Napoleon Bonaparte Strategy is the art of making use of time and space. I am less concerned about the latter than the former. Space we can recover, lost time never. 
 Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. 
 Ability is nothing without opportunity. 
 A true man hates no one. 
 Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest. 
 The only one who is wiser than anyone is everyone. 
 The word impossible is not in my dictionary. 
 The best cure for the body is a quiet mind. 
 Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. 
 Take time to deliberate¸ but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in. 
 The people to fear are not those who disagree with you¸ but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know. 
 Riches do not consist in the possession of treasures¸ but in the use made of them. 
 He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat. 
 Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. 
 The best way to keep one's word is not to give it. 
Albert Einstein Learn from yesterday¸ live for today¸ hope for tomorrow. 
 Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. 
 Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them. 
 Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. 
 If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. 
 Love is a better teacher than duty. 
 You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. 
 Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. 
 No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. 
 Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. 
 A man should look for what is¸ and not for what he thinks should be. 
 Imagination is more important than knowledge. 
 It's not that I'm so smart¸ it's just that I stay with problems longer. 
 Make everything as simple as possible¸ but not simpler. 
 Once we accept our limits¸ we go beyond them. 
 The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. 
 Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. 
 The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule. 
 A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. 
 If A is success in life¸ then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x¸ y is play¸ and z is keeping your mouth shut. 
 People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. 
 If we knew what it was we were doing¸ it would not be called research¸ would it?. 
 It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. 
Aristotle Knowledge is power. 
 First¸ have a definite¸ clear practical ideal¸ a goal¸ an objective. Second¸ have the necessary means to achieve your ends¸ wisdom¸ money¸ materials¸ and methods. Third¸ adjust all your means to that end. 
 The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. 
 The secret to humor is surprise. 
 The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger¸ since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently¸ but he is willing¸ in great crises¸ to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. 
 We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us. 
 The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. 
 In making a speech one must study three points: first¸ the means of producing persuasion¸ second¸ the language¸ third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech. 
 Well begun is half done. 
 What we have to learn to do¸ we learn by doing. 
 Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. 
 We cannot learn without pain. 
 He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. 
 The whole is more than the sum of its parts. 
 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence¸ then¸ is not an act¸ but a habit. 
 There are three classes of men - lovers of wisdom¸ lovers of honour¸ lovers of gain. 
Adolf Hitler How fortunate for leaders that men do not think. 
 For there is one thing we must never forget¸ the majority can never replace the man. And no more than a hundred empty heads make one wise man will a heroic decision arise from a hundred cowards. 
 Obstacles do not exist to be surrendered to¸ but only to be broken. 
 The family is the smallest but most precious unit in the building of a State. 
 If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough¸ it will be believed. 
 My father I respected¸ my mother I loved. 
 Our strategy is to destroy the enemy from within¸ to conquer him through himself. 
 Belief is harder to shake than knowledge. 
Bruce Lee As you think¸ so shall you become. 
 Knowing is not enough¸ we must apply. Willing is not enough¸ we must do. 
 The change is from inner to outer. We start by dissolving our attitude not by altering outer conditions. 
 It's not how much you have learned¸ but how much you have absorbed from what you have learned. It is not how much fixed knowledge you can accumulate¸ but what you can apply livingly that counts. "Being" is more valued than "doing". 
 A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence. 
 Ideas are the beginning of all achievement. 
 Mistakes are always forgivable¸ if one has the courage to admit them. 
 What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become. 
 A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough. 
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Virtue is a state of war, and to live in it we have always to combat with ourselves. 
 Happiness: a good bank account, a good cook and a good digestion. 
Albert Einstein You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. 
Max Planck Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. 
 We have no right to assume that any physical laws exist, or if they have existed up to now, that they will continue to exist in a similar manner in the future. 
 Both Religion and science require a belief in God. For believers, God is in the beginning, and for physicists He is at the end of all considerations… To the former He is the foundation, to the latter, the crown of the edifice of every generalized world view. 
 Under these conditions it is no wonder, that the movement of atheists, which declares religion to be just a deliberate illusion, invented by power-seeking priests, and which has for the pious belief in a higher Power nothing but words of mockery, eagerly makes use of progressive scientific knowledge and in a presumed unity with it, expands in an ever faster pace its disintegrating action on all nations of the earth and on all social levels. I do not need to explain in any more detail that after its victory not only all the most precious treasures of our culture would vanish, but — which is even worse — also any prospects at a better future. 
John F. Kennedy Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind. 
Socrates My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher. 
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date. 
Oscar Wilde Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. 
Elbert Hubbard  The supernatural is the natural not yet understood. 
Kahlil Gibran Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) ...when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. 
 You see, but you do not observe. 
 Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius. 
 I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. 
Samuel Johnson Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out. 
Isaac Asimov Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. 
Mao Zedong Even if we achieve gigantic successes in our work¸ there is no reason whatsoever to feel conceited and arrogant. Modesty helps one to go forward¸ whereas conceit makes one lag behind. This is a truth we must always bear in mind. 
 You have many good qualities and have rendered great service¸ but you must always remember not to become conceited. You are respected by all¸ and quite rightly¸ but this leads easily to conceit¸ If you become conceited¸ if you are not modest and cease to exert yourselves¸ and you do not respect others¸ do not respect the cadres and the masses¸ then you will cease to be heroes and models. There have been such people in the past¸ and I hope you will not follow their example. 
 If you want to know the taste of a pear¸ you must change the pear by eating it yourself. If you want to know the theory and methods of revolution¸ you must take part in revolution. All genuine knowledge originates in direct experience. 
 We stand for self-reliance. We hope for foreign aid but cannot be dependent on it¸ we depend on our own efforts¸ on the creative power of the whole army and the entire people. 
 We must see to it that all of our cadres and all our people constantly bear in mind that ours is a big socialist country but an economically backward and poor one¸ and that this is a very great contradiction. To make China rich and strong needs several decades of intense effort¸ which will include¸ among other things¸ the effort to practice strict economy and combat waste¸ i.e. the policy of building up our country through diligence and frugality. 
 You say¸ away with you Communists¸ we say¸ away with you imperialists. 
 Every Communist working in the mass movements should be a friend of the masses and not a boss over them¸ an indefatigable teacher and not a bureaucratic politician. 
 The only way to settle questions of an ideological nature or controversial issues among the people is by the democratic method¸ the method of discussion¸ of criticism¸ of persuasion and education¸ and not by the method of coercion or repression. 
 We must help all the young people to understand that ours is still a very poor country¸ that we cannot change this situation radically in a short time¸ and that only through the united efforts of our younger generation and all of the people¸ working with their own hands¸ can China be made strong and prosperous within a period of several decades. The establishment of our socialist system has opened the road leading to the ideal society of the future¸ but to translate this ideal into reality needs hard work. 
 When the enemy advances¸ withdraw¸ when he stops¸ harass¸ when he tires¸ strike¸ when he retreats¸ pursue. 
 Fewer and better troops and simpler administration. Talks¸ speeches¸ articles and resolutions should be concise and to the point. Meetings also should not go on too long. 
 In transforming a backward agricultural China into an advanced industrial country¸ we are confronted with arduous tasks and our experience is far from adequate. So we must be good at learning. 
 We must thoroughly clear away all ideas among our cadres of winning easy victories through good luck¸ without hard and bitter struggle¸ without sweat and blood. 
Mohandas Gandhi A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. 
 A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. 
 A weak man is just by accident. A strong but non-violent man is unjust by accident. 
 All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take. 
Katharine Hepburn Life is hard. After all, it kills you. 
E. W. Dijkstra Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. 
Carl Sagan But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown. 
Robert Orben Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. 
Peter Ustinov Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. 
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for. 
Oscar Wilde Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. 
 A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. 
Mignon McLaughlin No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why. 
Samuel Johnson What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. 
Albert Einstein Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invaribly they are both disappointed. 
Franklin P. Jones The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it. 
Wilson Mizner Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research. 
Dame Edna Everage Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century. 
Mitch Hedberg I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later. 
William Wrigley Jr. When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. 
George Bernard Shaw People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. 
Martin Luther King Jr. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. 
Charles Bukowski The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting. 
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date. 
Robert McCloskey I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant. 
Elbert Hubbard Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. 
Mark Twain Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. 
 Better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. 
Mahatma Gandhi A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. 
Confucius Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. 
Don Juan Manuel He who praises you for what you lack, wishes to take from you what you have. 
Oscar Wilde The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what Fiction means. 
Havelock Ellis The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum. 
Alfred Nobel Contentment is the only real wealth. 
Herbert Rappaport I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some. 
David T. Wolf Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. 
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. A man's respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck. 
Alexandre the Great Alexandre cried when he heard Anaxarchus talk about the infinite number of worlds in the universe. One of Alexandre's friends asked him what was the matter, and he replied: "There are so many worlds, and I have not yet conquered even one." 
Arthur Schopenhauer Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. 
Henry Ford It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. 
Johnny Carson I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the time he killed himself. 
Frank Leahy  Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. 
Franklin P. Adams  Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them. 
Homer There is a strength in the union even of very sorry men. 
R. Buckminster Fuller  Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines. 
Rita Mae Brown  Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment. 
Franklin P. Jones  Nothing changes your opinion of a friend so surely as success - yours or his. 
Thomas A. Edison  There is no expedient to which a man will not go to avoid the labor of thinking. 
J. P. Donleavy When you don't have any money, the problem is food. When you have money, it's sex. When you have both it's health. 
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them. 
Albert Einstein  The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them. 
Thomas Neill  Of those who say nothing, few are silent. 
Napoleon You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your tricks of war. 
George Bernard Shaw  Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history. 
Sir Francis Bacon  There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion. 
Arthur C. Clarke Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. 
Thomas Jefferson  I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. 
Benjamin Franklin  Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. 
Jerome K. Jerome  I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. 
Laurens Van der Post  Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. 
Evan Esar  Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind. 
Henry David Thoreau  Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson  What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. 
Chinese Proverb  He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. 
Samuel Johnson  Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it. 
 Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble. 
Ambrose Bierce  Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. 
Will Rogers  Everything is funny as long as it is happening to Somebody Else. 
Alfred A. Knopf  An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible. 
Samuel Butler  The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. 
Katherine Mansfield Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in. 
Paulo Coelho Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, live truly, and forgive quickly. 
 You cannot avoid pain, but you can chose to overcome it. 
Mark Twain The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. 
Paulo Coelho What other people think of you is none of your business. 
 You have to own your mistakes, otherwise your mistakes own you. 
Napoleon In politics stupidity is not a handicap. 
Ernest Hemingway  Never confuse movement with action. 
Albert Guinon  There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves. 
Jack London A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog. 
Napoleon If you want a thing done well, do it yourself. 
Eric Hoffer  Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. 
Stephen Leacock Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it. 
Alfred Nobel Contentment is the only real wealth. 
Hunter S. Thompson  When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. 
Ludwig Wittgenstein I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. 
Thomas Edison Its obvious that we don't know one millionth of one percent about anything.  
W.H. Auden We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know. 
Albert Schweitzer  Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. 
Hubert H. Humphrey  The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. 
Voltaire  Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. 
Plato One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics, is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. 
Mark Twain A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. 
Plato You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. 
Albert Camus  Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. 
Paulo Coelho People may forget what we said, people may forget what we did, but never forget how we made them feel. 
Sigmund Freud The great question - which I have not been able to answer - is: "What does a woman want?" 
Friedrich Nietzsche The best weapon against an enemy is another enemy.  
Albert Einstein If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. 
Margot Asquith What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it. 
Francois de La Rochefoucauld We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. 
Joseph Roux A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. 
 Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained. 
Paulo Coelho  What other people think of us is none of our business. 
Thomas A. Edison Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. 
Ambrose Bierce  Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. 
Paulo Coelho What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition. 
Winston Churchill We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. 
Paulo Coelho Don't explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you. 
Alec Bourne It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. 
Edgar Watson Howe Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public. 
Kurt Vonnegut Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand. 
Albert Guinon When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong-- or absolutely right. 
Winston Churchill A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. 
Arthur Koestler The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards. 
W. S. Gilbert  When everyone is somebody, then no one's anybody. 
Unknown An effective way to deal with predators is to taste terrible. 
Mark Twain Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it. 
Jack Handey I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it. 
Oscar Wilde Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. 
Plato We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. 
Gian Vincenzo Gravina A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company. 
Elbert Hubbard If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate. 
Gandhi When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always. 
Arthur Stringer Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow. 
Henry Fielding A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. 
Thomas Paine If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. 
Ambrose Bierce History: An account mostly false, of events mostly unimportant, which are brought about by rulers mostly knaves, and soldiers mostly fools. 
James Anthony Froude Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. 
Seth Hoffman Rules are just helpful guidelines for stupid people who can't make up their own minds. 
Oscar Wilde Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. 
 Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. 
Thomas Paine I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death. 
Victor Hugo Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. 
Alex Karras It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more 'manhood' to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles and an immature mind. 
George Washington Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. 
Lao Tzu He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still. 
William Shakespeare Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none. 
Winston Churchill  Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. 
Voltaire It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. 
Daisy Bates No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies. 
Mark Twain  If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. 
Olin Miller You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do. 
Ernest Hemingway Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. 
Thomas Jefferson Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God. 
 What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? 
Phaedrus Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many. 
Alexander Pope A man should never be ashamed to own he has been wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. 
 An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded. 
Bertrand Russell War doesn't determine who's right - only who's left. 
Socrates I know one thing, that I know nothing. 
--- Real science is a revision in progress, always. It proceeds in fits and starts of ignorance. 
John Dewey Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. 
Michelangelo The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. 
Mark Twain Let us consider that we are all partially insane. It will explain us to each other; it will unriddle many riddles; it will make clear and simple many things which are involved in haunting and harassing difficulties and obscurities now. 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. 
Benjamin Franklin All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. 
 There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self. 
Agatha Christie If one sticks too rigidly to one's principles, one would hardly see anybody. 
W. C. Fields I never vote for anyone; I always vote against. 
Oscar Wilde Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made. 
Bertrand Russell Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. 
Albert Einstein I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. 
Stephen King Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win. 
Terry Pratchett Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. 
Chris Hedges We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success”, defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A culture that does not grasp the vital interplay between morality and power, which mistakes management techniques for wisdom, which fails to understand that the measure of a civilization is its compassion, not its speed or ability to consume, condemns itself to death. 
Cornel West Too many young folk have addiction to superficial things and not enough conviction for substantial things like justice, truth and love. 
Lao Tzu Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner. 
Voltaire A witty saying proves nothing. 
Bill Cosby I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. 
Polybius There is no witness so dreadful, no accuser so terrible as the conscience that dwells in the heart of every man. 
Blaise Pascal Justice without force is powerless; force without justice is tyrannical. 
Abraham Lincoln I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. 
Johann Kasper Lavater Say not you know another entirely, till you have divided an inheritance with him. 
Christopher Lasch Family is a haven in a heartless world. 
St. Francis de Sales Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength. 
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden. 
Tawfeek el-Hakim One must know everything about something, and know something about everything. 
George Carlin Inside every cynical person, there is a disappointed idealist. 
Bertrand Russell When considering marriage one should ask oneself this question; 'will I be able to talk with this person into old age?' Everything else is transitory, the most time is spent in conversation. 
Benjamin Franklin He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. 
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