Best Quotes About End

Truth is a tendency. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky. -Fran Lebowitz

It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition. -Henry James

In the end, everything is a gag. -Charlie Chaplin

I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it. -Mark Twain

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -Groucho Marx

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch. -Tim Berners-Lee

He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends. -Oscar Wilde

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer. -Ted Williams

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. -John Boyle O'Reilly

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. -James Baldwin

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own. -Aesop

At the beginning and at the end of love, the two lovers are embarrassed to find themselves alone. -Jean de la Bruyere

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. -Muhammad Ali

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely. -Pam Brown

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. -Unknown

The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. -Elbert Hubbard

True friends stab you in the front. -Oscar Wilde

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. -Albert Camus

To teach a man how he may learn to grow independently, and for himself, is perhaps the greatest service that one man can do another. -Benjamin Jowett

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans – born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace. -John F. Kennedy

Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. -Abraham Lincoln

O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention. -William Shakespeare

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end. -William Butler Yeats

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger. -Franklin P. Jones

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort. -Sydney Smith

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. -Anais Nin

We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence. -Joseph Roux

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. -John Burroughs

The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it. -William James

Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise. -Charles Horton Cooley

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H. L. Mencken

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it. -Abraham Lincoln

By the end, everybody had a label – pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary… If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary. -Jerry Rubin

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off. -Carl Jung

Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being. -Khalil Gibran

Our happiness depends on wisdom all the way. -Sophocles

Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. -Oscar Wilde

For a nation which has an almost evil reputation for bustle, bustle, bustle, and rush, rush, rush, we spend an enormous amount of time standing around in line in front of windows, just waiting. -Robert Benchley

America is not only big and rich, it is mysterious; and its capacity for the humorous or ironical concealment of its interests matches that of the legendary inscrutable Chinese. -David Riesman

In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. -Laurence J. Peter

When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character. -W. Somerset Maugham

The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity. -James Fenimore Cooper

What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. -T. S. Eliot

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence. -Charles A. Beard

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. -William Blake

I have always believed that all things depended upon Fortune, and nothing upon ourselves. -Lord Byron

And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own. -Andre Malraux

I hate facts. I always say the chief end of man is to form general propositions – adding that no general proposition is worth a damn. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be. -Raymond Chandler

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. -Douglas Adams

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. -Ursula K. Le Guin

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. -E. M. Forster

The ends must justify the means. -Matthew Prior

What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. -W. H. Auden

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. -Rabindranath Tagore

He conquers who endures. -Persius

All the president is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway. -Harry S Truman

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. -Arnold J. Toynbee

Only solitary men know the full joys of friendship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything. -Willa Cather

I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here; and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end. -Khalil Gibran

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. -Sloan Wilson

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. -William Blake

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. -John F. Kennedy

The President seems to extend executive privilege way out past the atmosphere. What he says is executive privilege is nothing but executive poppycock. -Sam Ervin

I don't understand it. Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting. -Jackie Kennedy

No man can call himself liberal, or radical, or even a conservative advocate of fair play, if his work depends in any way on the unpaid or underpaid labor of women at home, or in the office. -Gloria Steinem

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. -A. E. Housman

I don't like food that's too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I'd buy a painting. -Andy Rooney

Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does. -Helen Hayes

My problem with chess was that all my pieces wanted to end the game as soon as possible. -Dave Barry

Some of our most exquisite murders have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like the kitchen table. -Alfred Hitchcock

The real threat to whales is whaling, which has endangered many whale species. -Dave Barry

It was Public Art, defined as art that is purchased by experts who are not spending their own personal money. -Dave Barry

We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires. -Dave Barry

I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one car. -Steven Wright

You can't buy time or save it, common idioms notwithstanding. You can only spend it. -Eric Zorn

My friend has a baby. I'm recording all the noises he makes so later I can ask him what he meant. -Steven Wright

The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun. -Jerry Seinfeld

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world. -Barry Goldwater

States should have the right to enact laws… particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live. -George W. Bush

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change. -Dan Quayle

People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history. -Dan Quayle

My friends, no matter how rough the road may be, we can and we will, never, never surrender to what is right. -Dan Quayle

I do have a political agenda. It's to have as few regulations as possible. -Dan Quayle

I avoid clients for whom advertising is only a marginal factor in their marketing mix. They have an awkward tendency to raid their advertising appropriations whenever they need cash for other purposes. -David Ogilvy

Too many ads that try not to go over the reader's head end up beneath his notice. -Leo Burnett

It is very likely that many firms spend more on advertising than, for their own best interests, they should. -Michael Schudson

Advertising generally works to reinforce consumer trends rather than to initiate them. -Michael Schudson

The effectiveness of advertising depends on the amount and kind of product information available to consumers… advertising will be more successful the more impoverished the consumer's information environment. -Michael Schudson

The question about those aromatic advertisements that perfume companies are having stitched into magazines these days is this: under the freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, is smelling up the place a constitutionally protected form of expression? -Calvin Trillin

Fun without sell gets nowhere but sell without fun tends to become obnoxious. -Leo Burnett

The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders. -Leo Burnett

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness. -Marshall McLuhan

Two common conceptions with regard to advertising which are held by a considerable number of people are that enormously large sums of money are expended for it, and that much of this expenditure is an economic waste. -Daniel Starch

In the world of commercial speech, tobacco advertising bears the earmarks of an endangered species. -Jef I. Richards

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family. -George Bernard Shaw

Friends are born, not made. -Henry Adams

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life. -Lee Iacocca

Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends? -Abraham Lincoln

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. -Dale Carnegie

A friend is a gift you give yourself. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. -Mark Twain

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. -John D. Rockefeller

It was the experience of mystery – even if mixed with fear – that engendered religion. -Albert Einstein

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure – that is all that agnosticism means. -Clarence Darrow

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book – I'll waste no time reading it. -Moses Hadas

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. -Igor Stravinsky

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. -Benjamin Franklin

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress. -Andre Gide

In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men. -Nicolas Chamfort

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it. -Will Rogers

America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair. -Arnold J. Toynbee

We are quite rich enough to defend ourselves, whatever the cost. We must now learn that we are quite rich enough to educate ourselves as we need to be educated. -Walter Lippmann

Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms. -George Eliot

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. -P. G. Wodehouse

To send light into the darkness of men's hearts – such is the duty of the artist. -Robert Schumann

Great art picks up where nature ends. -Marc Chagall

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. -Charles Caleb Colton

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. -Jim Bouton

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen. -Bob Lemon

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast. -Joe Garagiola

We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves to others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -Paul Sweeney

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. -Mark Twain

The cat could very well be man's best friend but would never stoop to admitting it. -Doug Larson

Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you. -Annie Dillard

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. -Diane Ackerman

Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavouring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still. -John Stuart Mill

The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. -Henry Steele Commager

Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings. -Heinrich Heine

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. -Maya Angelou

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder. -Alfred Hitchcock

Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself. -Michel de Montaigne

Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination. -Ernest Hemingway

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger. -Hale White

I intend to live forever. So far, so good. -Steven Wright

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the plaything of his memory. -Andre Breton

An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious – just dead wrong. -Russell Baker

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver. Then they would really be educated. -Al McGuire

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend? -Robert Redford

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. -Marya Mannes

Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth. -Albert Schweitzer

God never made His work for man to mend. -John Dryden

Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. -Jean Arp

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. -Bill Cosby

Fear makes strangers of people who would be friends. -Shirley MacLaine

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. -Henri Nouwen

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it. -E. W. Howe

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. -Arnold H. Glasow

One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. -George Santayana

You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. -Laurence J. Peter

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. -C. S. Lewis

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not. -Mignon McLaughlin

It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. -Marlene Dietrich

She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. -Toni Morrison

Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. -Plautus

If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give. -George MacDonald

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts. -Margaret Lee Runbeck

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. -John Leonard

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. -William Blake

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine. -Thomas Jefferson

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing. -Katherine Mansfield

If it's very painful for you to criticize your friends – you're safe in doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue. -Alice Miller

Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference. -Emil Ludwig

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends. -Samuel Pepys

A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yes'm, old friends is always best, 'less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of. -Sarah Orne Jewett

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them. -Francesco Guicciardini

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. -Mencius

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness. -Dag Hammarskjold

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world. -Thomas A. Edison

I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. -Plutarch

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. -James Douglas

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. -Alfred Austin

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose. -Woodrow Wilson

If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion. -George Bernard Shaw

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things. -Epictetus

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it. -Josh Billings

I get my exercise acting as a pallbearer to my friends who exercise. -Chauncey Depew

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward. -John Mortimer

Honesty is the rarest wealth anyone can possess, and yet all the honesty in the world ain't lawful tender for a loaf of bread. -Josh Billings

Hope is independent of the apparatus of logic. -Norman Cousins

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home. -Edward R. Murrow

Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end. -Sid Caesar

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia. -Charles M. Schulz

The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless. -Nicolas Chamfort

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind. -William Butler Yeats

Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

Are right and wrong convertible terms, dependant upon popular opinion? -William Lloyd Garrison

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. -Socrates

Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right. -Mario Cuomo

You don't carry in your countenance a letter of recommendation. -Charles Dickens

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. -Abraham Lincoln

The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself. -Jane Addams

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to. -Arnold H. Glasow

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb… and I also know that I'm not blonde. -Dolly Parton

Mad, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence. -Ambrose Bierce

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. -George Washington Carver

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. -Og Mandino

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'. -Erma Bombeck

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. -Arthur Miller

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. -H. L. Mencken

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. -Dale Carnegie

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. -Peter Ustinov

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. -George Edward Moore

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old. -John Ciardi

A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy. -George Jean Nathan

Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? -Richard Bach

Only choose in marriage a man whom you would choose as a friend if he were a woman. -Joseph Joubert

No man is regular in his attendance at the House of Commons until he is married. -Benjamin Disraeli

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. -Galileo Galilei

A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. -Raymond Duncan

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? -Pablo Casals

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind. -Mahatma Gandhi

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. -Dale Carnegie

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. -John Lubbock

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. -Lewis Carroll

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

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it. -Bertrand Russell

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie. -Jean Cocteau

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom. -Robert Frost

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. -Sigmund Freud

This is a work of fiction. All the characters in it, human and otherwise, are imaginary, excepting only certain of the fairy folk, whom it might be unwise to offend by casting doubts on their existence. Or lack thereof. -Neil Gaiman

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. -Rita Mae Brown

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt. -Margaret Atwood

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it. -Andre Maurois

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. -George Eliot

Now the only thing I miss about sex is the cigarette afterward. Next to the first one in the morning, it's the best one of all. It tasted so good that even if I had been frigid I would have pretended otherwise just to be able to smoke it. -Florence King

Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day. -Bill Vaughan

Don't tell your friends about your indigestion. 'How are you' is a greeting, not a question. -Arthur Guiterman

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. -Elbert Hubbard

The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology. -E. F. Schumacher

We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. -Carl Sagan

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them. -Alfred North Whitehead

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth. -Erma Bombeck

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen. -Henry David Thoreau

A story should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order. -Jean-Luc Godard

I was right not to be afraid of any thief but myself, who will end by leaving me nothing. -Katherine Anne Porter

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it. -Edgar Allan Poe

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them. -Samuel Butler

Animals are my friends… and I don't eat my friends. -George Bernard Shaw

War would end if the dead could return. -Stanley Baldwin

Wisdom begins at the end. -Daniel Webster

Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. -Elbert Hubbard

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others. -Buddha

I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all. -Richard Wright

Don't be too harsh to these poems until they're typed. I always think typescript lends some sort of certainty: at least, if the things are bad then, they appear to be bad with conviction. -Dylan Thomas

To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart. -Phyllis Theroux

Art is why I get up in the morning but my definition ends there. You know I don't think its fair that I'm living for something I can't even define. -Ani DiFranco

If I'm gonna go down I'm gonna do it with style. You won't hear me surrender, you won't hear me confess cause you've left me with nothing but I have worked with less. -Ani DiFranco

Friends applaud, the comedy is over. -Ludwig van Beethoven

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance. -Sam Brown

Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends. -William Butler Yeats

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. -Charles Caleb Colton

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read. -Winston Churchill

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence, do little harm, for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness. -Charles Darwin

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time. -Annie Dillard

This is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper. -T. S. Eliot

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -T. S. Eliot

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don't need any fingers. -Larry Flynt

I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments. -Dr. Seuss

I must say that I do wrestle with the amount of money I make, but at the end of the day what am I gonna say? I took less money so Rupert Murdoch could have more? -Tom Hanks

I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? -Ernest Hemingway

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair. -Samuel Johnson

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind. -John F. Kennedy

I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear… that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived. -Harold Kushner

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

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. -Vince Lombardi

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down, I was convulsed with laughter. Someday I intend reading it. -Groucho Marx

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love. -Claude Monet

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. -Jim Morrison

It's like gambling somehow. You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know where your going to end up the next day. It could work out good or it could be disastrous. It's like the throw of the dice. -Jim Morrison

People fear death even more than pain. It's strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend. -Jim Morrison

Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning. -John Henry Newman

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. -John Dalberg-Acton

If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world. -Blaise Pascal

Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive. -Walker Percy

Against stupidity the very gods themselves contend in vain. -Friedrich Schiller

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life. -George Bernard Shaw

Success in any endeavor requires single-minded attention to detail and total concentration. -Willie Sutton

Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies. -Gore Vidal

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. -Evelyn Beatrice Hall

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. -Orson Welles

When you are down and out something always turns up – and it is usually the noses of your friends. -Orson Welles

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism. -Oscar Wilde

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills. -Minna Antrim

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Friends are generally of the same sex, for when men and women agree, it is only in the conclusions; their reasons are always different. -George Santayana

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. -Ronald Reagan

I'm so happy because today I found my friends – they're in my head. -Kurt Cobain

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror. -Frank Herbert

I have always done my duty. I am ready to die. My only regret is for the friends I leave behind me. -Zachary Taylor

The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured. -Dean Acheson

A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender. -Jim Bishop

Criticism of government finds sanctuary in several portions of the 1st Amendment. It is part of the right of free speech. It embraces freedom of the press. -Hugo Black

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly. -Hugo Black

Paramount among the responsibilities of a free press is the duty to prevent any part of the government from deceiving the people and sending them off to distant lands to die of foreign fevers and foreign shot and shell. -Hugo Black

Fashion is so close in revealing a person's inner feelings and everybody seems to hate to lay claim to vanity so people tend to push it away. It's really too close to the quick of the soul. -Stella Blum

Writers seldom choose as friends those self-contained characters who are never in trouble, never unhappy or ill, never make mistakes and always count their change when it is handed to them. -Catherine Drinker Bowen

There is no end to the violations committed by children on children, quietly talking alone. -Elizabeth Bowen

Those of Manhattan are the brokers on Wall Street and they talk of people who went to the same colleges; those from Queens are margin clerks in the back offices and they speak of friends who live in the same neighborhood. -Jimmy Breslin

The majority of them give the impression of being men who have been drafted into the job during a period of martial law and are only waiting for the end of the emergency to get back to a really congenial occupation such as slum demolition or debt collecting. -Alan Brien

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance. -Anatole Broyard

The epic implications of being human end in more than this: We start our lives as if they were momentous stories, with a beginning, a middle and an appropriate end, only to find that they are mostly middles. -Anatole Broyard

However, when the privilege depends solely on the broad, undifferentiated claim of public interest in the confidentiality of such conversations, a confrontation with other values arises. -Warren E. Burger

Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman – or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. -George Burns

An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I've left the opera house. -Maria Callas

A publisher should always be on the receiving end. He should take an interest in almost any subject and remain anonymous, letting the author take center stage. -Cass Canfield

I got this idea of doing a really serious big work-it would be precisely like a novel, with a single difference: Every word of it would be true from beginning to end. -Truman Capote

When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip; and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely. -Truman Capote

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty. -John Cheever

What I am going to write is the last of what I have to say. I will say that literature is the only consciousness we possess and that its role as consciousness must inform us of our ability to comprehend the hideous danger of nuclear power. -John Cheever

In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies. -Winston Churchill

'No comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. -Winston Churchill

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack. -Winston Churchill

I cannot pretend to be impartial about the colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones, and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. -Winston Churchill

A defendant on trial for a specific crime is entitled to his day in court, not in a stadium or a city or nationwide arena. -Tom C. Clark

I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another. -Jean Cocteau

Congress is functioning the way the Founding Fathers intended-not very well. They understood that if you move too quickly, our democracy will be less responsible to the majority. -Barber Conable

The main failure of education is that it has not prepared people to comprehend matters concerning human destiny. -Norman Cousins

The drama may be called that part of theatrical art which lends itself most readily to intellectual discussion: what is left is theater. -Robertson Davies

The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend. -Agnes de Mille

The defendant wants to hide the truth because he's generally guilty. The defense attorney's job is to make sure the jury does not arrive at that truth. -Alan Dershowitz

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic. In Brazil they throw flowers at you. In Argentina they throw themselves. -Marlene Dietrich

One who comes to the Court must come to adore, not to protest. That's the new gloss on the 1st Amendment. -William O. Douglas

Marriage is a coming together for better or for worse, hopefully enduring, and intimate to the degree of being sacred. -William O. Douglas

Chaos is a friend of mine. -Bob Dylan

I think that this is the first war in history that on the morrow the victors sued for peace and the vanquished called for unconditional surrender. -Abba Eban

We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him. -Marian Wright Edelman

Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be. -Nora Ephron

What five members of the Supreme Court say the law is may be something vastly different from what Congress intended the law to be. -Benjamin Franklin Fairless

Religion is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert. -Austin Farrer

I can't think why mothers love them. All babies do is leak at both ends. -Douglas Feaver

Once you start, there is no end to who is to go in and who is to be left out. -Geoffrey Fisher

A friend of mine tells that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it. -J. R. R. Tolkien

Let us not seek to bring religion to others, but let us endeavor to live it ourselves. -Paul Tournier

Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt. -Pierre Trudeau

Whenever you put a man on the Supreme Court he ceases to be your friend. -Harry S Truman

The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend, the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard. -Barbara W. Tuchman

Substantive and procedural law benefits and protects landlords over tenants, creditors over debtors, lenders over borrowers, and the poor are seldom among the favored parties. -John Turner

It is an endless procession of surprises. The expected rarely occurs and never in the expected manner. -Vernon A. Walters

Life and liberty can be as much endangered from illegal methods used to convict those thought to be criminals as from the actual criminals themselves. -Earl Warren

There is no requirement that police stop a person who enters a police station and states that he wishes to confess a crime or a person who calls the police to offer a confession because volunteered statements of any kind are not barred by the 5th Amendment. -Earl Warren

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. -Evelyn Waugh

To exclude all jurors who would be in the slightest way affected by the prospect of the death penalty would be to deprive the defendant of the impartial jury to which he or she is entitled under the law. -Byron White

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak, not the right to spend. -Byron White

Where the suspect poses no immediate threat to the officer and no threat to others, the harm resulting from the failing to apprehend him does not justify the use of deadly force to do so. -Byron White

With the end of the nominating process, American politics leaves logic behind. -Theodore White

Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions into the November days had become more than a press corps – they had become his friends and, some of them, his most devoted admirers. -Theodore White

Man is not an end but a beginning. We are at the beginning of the second week. We are children of the eighth day. -Thornton Wilder

Once you fully apprehend the vacuity of a life without struggle, you are equipped with the basic means of salvation. -Tennessee Williams

PS: It's all gossip about the prince. I'm not in the habit of taking my girlfriends' beaux. -Wallis Simpson

At the outset, at least, all three groups had something else to recommend them, as well: They were headquartered 3,000 miles away from the East Side of Manhattan. -Tom Wolfe

The law of unintended consequences pushes us ceaselessly through the years, permitting no pause for perspective. -Richard Schickel

We seek the truth and will endure the consequences. -Charles Seymour

He must be independent and brave, and sure of himself and of the importance of his work, because if he isn't he will never survive the scorching blasts of derision that will probably greet his first efforts. -Robert E. Sherwood

Where it all will end, knows God. -Wolcott Gibbs

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me. -Cary Grant

I don't run democracy. I train troops to defend democracy and I happen to be their surrogate father and mother as well as their commanding general. -Alfred M. Gray

Architecture begins where engineering ends. -Walter Gropius

All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast. -John Gunther

I believe that God felt sorry for actors so he created Hollywood to give them a place in the sun and a swimming pool. The price they had to pay was to surrender their talent. -Cedric Hardwicke

Charity in the theater begins and ends with those who have a play opening within a week of one's own. -Moss Hart

Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone. -Susan Sontag

If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a 'peace conference', you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes. -Joseph Stalin

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. -Joseph Stalin

I am among the few who continue to draw after childhood is ended, continuing and perfecting childhood drawing – without the traditional interruption of academic training. -Saul Steinberg

I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school. -Adlai Stevenson I

We must recover the element of quality in our traditional pursuit of equality. We must not, in opening our schools to everyone, confuse the idea that all should have equal chance with the notion that all have equal endowments. -Adlai Stevenson I

The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. -Potter Stewart

To force a lawyer on a defendant can only lead him to believe that the law contrives against him. -Potter Stewart

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means. -Tom Stoppard

The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

No endeavor that is worthwhile is simple in prospect; if it is right, it will be simple in retrospect. -Edward Teller

To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing. -Dorothy Thompson

I said to my friends that if I was going to starve, I might as well starve where the food is good. -Virgil Thomson

If you believe, as the Greeks did, that man is at the mercy of the gods, then you write tragedy. The end is inevitable from the beginning. But if you believe that man can solve his own problems and is at nobody's mercy, then you will probably write melodrama. -Lillian Hellman

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends. -Herbert Hoover

Just the minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo. -J. Edgar Hoover

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars and get your money's worth. -George M. Humphrey

I cast my bread on the waters long ago. Now it's time for you to send it back to me – toasted and buttered on both sides. -Jesse Jackson

The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish. -Pope John Paul II

Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create. -Pope John Paul II

The council now beginning rises in the Church like the daybreak, a forerunner of most splendid light. -Pope John XXIII

It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention. -Pope John XXIII

Here I am at the end of the road and at the top of the heap. -Pope John XXIII

There are plenty of recommendations on how to get out of trouble cheaply and fast. Most of them come down to this: Deny your responsibility. -Lyndon B. Johnson

I believe the destiny of your generation – and your nation – is a rendezvous with excellence. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Greater love hath no man than to attend the Episcopal Church with his wife. -Lyndon B. Johnson

I understand your new play is full of single entendres. -George S. Kaufman

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. -John F. Kennedy

In the long history of the world, only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility – I welcome it. -John F. Kennedy

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder. -John F. Kennedy

It's our money, and we're free to spend it any way we please. -Rose Kennedy

A lawyer is never entirely comfortable with a friendly divorce, anymore than a good mortician wants to finish his job and then have the patient sit up on the table. -Jean Kerr

We must be part of the general staff at the inception, rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end. -Lane Kirkland

In liberal democracy and anxious anarchy, the traditional classic dance, compact of aristocratic authority and absolute freedom in a necessity of order, has never been so promising as an independent expression as it is today. -Lincoln Kirstein

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise. -Henry Kissinger

I think there's something incredibly sexy about a woman wearing her boyfriend's T-shirt and underwear. -Calvin Klein

The knife of corruption endangered the life of New York City. The scalpel of the law is making us well again. -Ed Koch

Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about. -Louis Kronenberger

Yes, hell exists. It is not a fairy tale. One indeed burns there. This hell is not at the end of life. It is here. At the beginning. Hell is what the infant must experience before he gets to us. -Frederick Leboyer

The monsters of our childhood do not fade away, neither are they ever wholly monstrous. But neither, in my experience, do we ever reach a plane of detachment regarding our parents, however wise and old we may become. To pretend otherwise is to cheat. -John le Carre

Where do consequences lead? Depends on the escort. -Stanislaw Lem

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me. -Roy Lichtenstein

Time should make enemies and Life should make friends. -Henry R. Luce

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory. -Douglas MacArthur

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable. -John D. MacDonald

I wondered vaguely if this was when it would end, whether I would pull up tonight's darkness like a quilt and be dead and at peace evermore. -William Manchester

I've been in on the beginning, the rise, peak, collapse and end of the talking picture. -Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend. -Mao Zedong

Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tackled the world of design has ended up designing one. -David McFadden

The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village. -Marshall McLuhan

Neither conscience nor sanity itself suggests that the United States is, should or could be the global gendarme. -Robert McNamara

Even Tom Sawyer had a girlfriend and to talk about adults without talking about their sex drives is like talking about a window without glass. -Grace Metalious

Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action? -Arthur Miller

In the theater, while you recognized that you were looking at a house, it was a house in quotation marks. On screen, the quotation marks tend to be blotted out by the camera. -Arthur Miller

I know that my works are a credit to this nation and I dare say they will endure longer than the McCarran Act. -Arthur Miller

I have made more friends for American culture than the State Department. Certainly I have made fewer enemies, but that isn't very difficult. -Arthur Miller

The theater is so endlessly fascinating because it's so accidental. It's so much like life. -Arthur Miller

If I see an ending, I can work backward. -Arthur Miller

I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns. -Walter F. Mondale

I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be. -Walter F. Mondale

Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle? Like seeing your family? Being with your friends? A fishing trip? A hunting trip? A night's sleep? -Walter F. Mondale

As always on this boulevard, the faces were young, coming annually in an endless migration from every country, every continent, to alight here once in the long journey of their lives. -Brian Moore

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. -Christopher Morley

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. -Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends. -Lewis Mumford

The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it. -Edward R. Murrow

Argentine political life is like the life of an ant community or an African forest tribe: full of events, full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical, and the year ends as it begins. -V. S. Naipaul

They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood. -Gamal Abdel Nasser

Even at the United Nations, where legend has it that the building was designed so that there could be no corner offices, the expanse of glass in individual offices is said to be a dead giveaway as to rank. Five windows are excellent, one window not so great. -Enid Nemy

Tell them to send everything that can fly. -Richard M. Nixon

It is a measure of the framers' fear that a passing majority might find it expedient to compromise 4th Amendment values that these values were embodied in the Constitution itself. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Statutes authorizing unreasonable searches were the core concern of the framers of the 4th Amendment. -Sandra Day O'Connor

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort. -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

Art has two constant, two unending concerns: It always meditates on death and thus always creates life. All great, genuine art resembles and continues the Revelation of St John. -Boris Pasternak

I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies. -Boris Pasternak

There is only one way in which one can endure man's inhumanity to man and that is to try, in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man. -Alan Paton

I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness. -Gene Fowler

Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want. -John Fowles

Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical. -John Fowles

All our work, our whole life is a matter of semantics, because words are the tools with which we work, the material out of which laws are made, out of which the Constitution was written. Everything depends on our understanding of them. -Felix Frankfurter

Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of achieving a free society. -Felix Frankfurter

The simple tableau is so rich with meaning that whether represented on the mantelpiece or in the mind, it seems suspended, complete unto itself, somewhere in eternity. -Lucinda Franks

The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended-and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended. -Robert Frost

What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those? -Gilbert Highet

The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination. -Richard Hofstadter

The man who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself. -Marjorie Holmes

Maybe you are the 'cool' generation If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

You will die but the carbon will not; its career does not end with you. It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time, sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life. -Jacob Bronowski

People have no idea what a hard job it is for two writers to be friends. Sooner or later you have to talk about each other's work. -Anatole Broyard

January, month of empty pockets! let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer's forehead. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

As an adolescent I was convinced that France would have to go through gigantic trials, that the interest of life consisted in one day rendering her some signal service and that I would have the occasion to do so. -Charles de Gaulle

Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. -Peter Drucker

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations. -Albert Einstein

The fleet sailed to its war base in the North Sea, headed not so much for some rendezvous with glory as for rendezvous with discretion. -Barbara W. Tuchman

I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money. -Andy Warhol

The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see-it is, rather, a light by which we may see-and what we see is life. -Robert Penn Warren

I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat. -E. B. White

The world may end up under a Sword of Damocles on a tightrope over the abyss. -Andrei A. Gromyko

A person's mere propinquity to others independently suspected of criminal activity does not give rise to probable cause to search that person. -Potter Stewart

My experience has been in a short 77 years that in the end when you fight for a desperate cause and have good reasons to fight, you usually win. -Edward Teller

There is no way that writers can be tamed and rendered civilized or even cured. The only solution known to science is to provide the patient with an isolation room, where he can endure the acute stages in private and where food can be poked in to him with a stick. -Robert A. Heinlein

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable. -Louis Kahn

Any fact that needs to be disclosed should be put out now or as quickly as possible, because otherwise the bleeding will not end. -Henry Kissinger

It was an instinct to put the world in order that powered her mending split infinitives and snipping off dangling participles, smoothing away the knots and bumps until the prose before her took on a sheen, like perfect caramel. -David Leavitt

I have designed my style pantomimes as white ink drawings on black backgrounds, so that man's destiny appears as a thread lost in an endless labyrinth. I have tried to shed some gleams of light on the shadow of man startled by his anguish. -Marcel Marceau

As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to the American people: Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. -Richard M. Nixon

The atomic bomb made the prospect of future war unendurable. It has led us up those last few steps to the mountain pass; and beyond there is a different country. -J. Robert Oppenheimer

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. -Jose Ortega y Gasset

In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. -Paul McCartney

Total absence of humor renders life impossible. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

There seemed to be endless obstacles… it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear. -Marion Milner

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree. -Elbert Hubbard

When an actor has money he doesn't send letters, he sends telegrams. -Anton Chekhov

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. -Aristotle

I can tell you, honest friend, what to believe: believe life; it teaches better that book or orator. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy. -Lao Tzu

As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay. -Sallust

The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life. -Lucan

Heaven lent you a soul, Earth will lend a grave. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Whatever the number of a man's friends, there will be times in his life when he has one too few; but if he has only one enemy, he is lucky indeed if he has not one too many. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect. -William Hazlitt

Friends are thieves of time. -Francis Bacon

When a man laughs at his troubles he loses a great many friends. They never forgive the loss of their prerogative. -Francis Bacon

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom. -Francis Bacon

Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

I would prefer as friend a good man ignorant than one more clever who is evil too. -Euripides

A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him. -Aesop

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots. -George Santayana

Do not have evil-doers for friends, do not have low people for friends: have virtuous people for friends, have for friends the best of men. -George Santayana

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself. -Confucius

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them. -Confucius

The traveller has reached the end of the journey! -Edmund Burke

Fame – a few words upon a tombstone, and the truth of those not to be depended on. -Christian Nestell Bovee

Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven. -Confucius

The person who grieves suffers his passion to grow upon him; he indulges it, he loves it; but this never happens in the case of actual pain, which no man ever willingly endured for any considerable time. -Edmund Burke

Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. -Thomas Jefferson

In honorable dealing you should consider what you intended, not what you said or thought. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. -Joseph Addison

Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor. -Jean-Paul Sartre

Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness. -Cyril Connolly

Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for. -Ambrose Bierce

We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party. -Mahatma Gandhi

Depend upon yourself. Make your judgement trustworthy by trusting it. You can develop good judgement as you do the muscles of your body – by judicious, daily exercise. To be known as a man of sound judgement will be much in your favor. -Grantland Rice

It is kindness to immediately refuse what you intend to deny. -Publilius Syrus

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one. -Henry Ward Beecher

Ignorant people see life as either existence or non-existence, but wise men see it beyond both existence and non-existence to something that transcends them both; this is an observation of the Middle Way. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Life is the game that must be played, this truth at least, good friends, we know; so live and laugh, nor be dismayed as one by one the phantoms go. -Arthur Rubinstein

My candle burns at both ends; it will not last the night; but ah, my foes, and oh, my friends – it gives a lovely light! -Edna St. Vincent Millay

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much. -William Hazlitt

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. -Sara Teasdale

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief. -Benjamin Franklin

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners. -Thomas Babington Macaulay

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all. -Washington Irving

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets. -Rudyard Kipling

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason. -Leonardo da Vinci

Just as the soul fills the body, so God fills the world. Just as the soul bears the body, so God endures the world. Just as the soul sees but is not seen, so God sees but is not seen. Just as the soul feeds the body, so God gives food to the world. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Time will bring to light whatever is hidden; it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor. -Horace

I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts. -Abraham Lincoln

Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which cannot apply will make no man wise. -Samuel Johnson

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts. -Thomas Paine

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads. -George Bernard Shaw

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet – the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies. -Michel de Montaigne

In war, when a commander becomes so bereft of reason and perspective that he fails to understand the dependence of arms on Divine guidance, he no longer deserves victory. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Give the enemy not only a road for flight, but also a means of defending it. -Thomas Hardy

I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting. I have long advocated its complete abolition, as its very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a method of settling international disputes. -Ernest Hemingway

Wars are caused by undefended wealth. -Ernest Hemingway

The will is a beast of burden. If God mounts it, it wishes and goes as God wills; if Satan mounts it, it wishes and goes as Satan wills; Nor can it choose its rider… the riders contend for its possession. -Martin Luther

The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. -Albert Schweitzer

Absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. -Ambrose Bierce

Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat. -Anais Nin

Old men should have more care to end life well than to live long. -Anita Brookner

A well begun is half ended. -A. C. Benson

Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Old books that have ceased to be of service should no more be abandoned than should old friends who have ceased to give pleasure. -Bernard Baruch

Anger begins with folly, and ends with repentance. -Pythagoras

The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified. -Bob Wells

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. -Cesare Pavese

When an actor has money, he doesn't send letters, but telegrams. -Charlotte Whitton

Act like you expect to get into the end zone. -Christopher Morley

You must intensify and render continuous by repeatedly presenting with suggestive ideas and mental pictures of the feast of good things, and the flowing fountain, which awaits the successful achievement or attainment of the desires. -Claude M. Bristol

Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. -Coco Chanel

The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. -Colin Powell

Abuse a man unjustly, and you will make friends for him. -Douglas Horton

Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet. -Earl Nightingale

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones. -Edmund Burke

The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness. -Edward Gibbon

If I traveled to the end of the rainbow as Dame Fortune did intend, Murphy would be there to tell me the pot's at the other end. -Ed Koch

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness. -Eldridge Cleaver

The heart may think it knows better: the senses know that absence blots people out. We really have no absent friends. -Elizabeth Bowen

It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets. -Elizabeth Bowen

Fortune befriends the bold. -Emily Dickinson

One does nothing who tries to console a despondent person with word. A friend is one who aids with deeds at a critical time when deeds are called for. -Euripides

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. -Fanny Brice

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. -Francis Bacon

You are wise, witty and wonderful, but you spend too much time reading this sort of stuff. -Frank Crane

I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things. -Franz Kafka

Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse. Murphy's First Corollary If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the next morning you will have a flat tire. -George Edward Woodberry

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life. -George Herbert

The first time I read an excellent work, it is to me just as if I gained a new friend; and when I read over a book I have perused before, it resembles the meeting of an old one. -George Gissing

The artist vocation is to send light into the human heart. -George Sand

Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends. -Giorgos Seferis

Upon books the collective education of the race depends; they are the sole instruments of registering, perpetuating and transmitting thought. -Harry S Truman

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. -Henry David Thoreau

Accept everything about yourself – I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end – no apologies, no regrets. -Henry Kissinger

Everything in the world exists to end up in a book. -Hosea Ballou

Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion. -Jack Kerouac

I'm an assistant storyteller. It's like being a waiter or a gas-station attendant, but I'm waiting on six million people a week, if I'm lucky. -Jane Fonda

Somebody told me I should put a pebble in my mouth to cure my stuttering. Well, I tried it, and during a scene I swallowed the pebble. That was the end of that. -Jean Rostand

In civilized life, where the happiness and indeed almost the existence of man, depends on the opinion of his fellow men. He is constantly acting a studied part. -Jeremy Collier

A loud noise at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. -Jerome K. Jerome

You read a book from beginning to end. You run a business the opposite way. You start with the end, and then you do everything you must to reach it. -Jessamyn West

To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful, ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry. -John Holmes

Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time. -John Locke

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family. -Joseph Brodsky

Ambition never comes to an end. -Kenneth Kaunda

An angel is a spiritual creature created by God without a body for the service of Christendom and the church. -Leo Rosten

The dignity of the artist lies in his duty of keeping awake the sense of wonder in the world. In this long vigil he often has to vary his methods of stimulation; but in this long vigil he is also himself striving against a continual tendency to sleep. -Marc Chagall

It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it. -Matthew Prior

Art is the human disposition of sensible or intelligible matter for an esthetic end. -Milan Kundera

Age, like distance lends a double charm. -Oliver Herford

Let me tell you I am better acquainted with you for a long absence, as men are with themselves for a long affliction: absence does but hold off a friend, to make one see him the truer. -Ovid

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open. -Pauline Kael

The best mirror is an old friend. -Peter Nivio Zarlenga

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The depth of darkness to which you can descend and still live is an exact measure of the height to which you can aspire to reach. -Pliny the Elder

Never reach out your hand unless you're willing to extend an arm. -Pope Paul VI

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a tendency for things to right themselves. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness. -Virginia Woolf

What distinguishes a great artist from a weak one is first their sensibility and tenderness; second, their imagination, and third, their industry. -Salman Rushdie

Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen. -Samuel Johnson

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. -Arthur Helps

Choose an author as you choose a friend. -Arthur Helps

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield. -St. Jerome

The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants. -Theodore Roosevelt

When ambition ends, happiness begins. -Thomas Merton

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar – you pretend it's not there. -Tom Stoppard

Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old. -Victor Hugo

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought – asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation. -William Butler Yeats

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. -William James

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost. -Chauncey Depew

A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change. -Earl Nightingale

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. -Jawaharlal Nehru

The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. -John Galsworthy

A hard beginning maketh a good ending. -John Heywood

It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning. -Rainer Maria Rilke

It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character. -Dale Turner

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. -Sydney Smith

My Alma mater was books, a good library… I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity. -Malcolm X

Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change. -Jesse Jackson

Change is the end result of all true learning. -Leo Buscaglia

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading. -Lao Tzu

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time, we always end up with exactly what we deserve. -Edward Albee

If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality. -James A. Michener

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. -Vince Lombardi

In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try. -David Viscott

To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again. -David Viscott

The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future. -Herbert Spencer

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition. -Thomas Jefferson

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade. -Christian Nestell Bovee

A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand. Is not the mountain far more awe-inspiring and more clearly visible to one passing through the valley than to those who inhabit the mountain? -Khalil Gibran

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation. -George Washington

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. -Samuel Butler

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover. -Joseph Addison

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let's face it, friends make life a lot more fun. -Charles R. Swindoll

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own. -Charlotte Bronte

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one. -Oscar Wilde

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. -Henry David Thoreau

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it. -Thomas Jefferson

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. -Walter Winchell

'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary. -Louisa May Alcott

A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success! -Doug Larson

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. -Aristotle

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. -Marcus Aurelius

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile. -Bertrand Russell

True happiness is… to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness in not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful. -H. G. Wells

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. -George Bernard Shaw

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly. -Richard Bach

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. -Barbara Bush

A life is either all spiritual or not spiritual at all. No man can serve two masters. Your life is shaped by the end you live for. You are made in the image of what you desire. -Thomas Merton

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. -Henri Nouwen

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. -Carl Sandburg

Let grace and goodness be the principal loadstone of thy affections. For love which hath ends, will have an end; whereas that which is founded on true virtue, will always continue. -John Dryden

If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down. -Ray Bradbury

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. -Confucius

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – never knowing. -Jim Rohn

People in their handlings of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure. -Lao Tzu

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers. -William Penn

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. -Eric Hoffer

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but, unlike charity, it should end there. -Clare Boothe Luce

Nothing endures but change. -Heraclitus

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. -Isaac Asimov

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity. -Charles Caleb Colton

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me. -Henry Ford

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away. -Wilson Mizner

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself. -George Bernard Shaw

I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell – you see, I have friends in both places. -Mark Twain

Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame. -Mahatma Gandhi

If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend. -Doug Larson

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, 'Did you sleep good?' I said 'No, I made a few mistakes.' -Steven Wright

Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth. -Will Rogers

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it. -Thomas Jefferson

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever. -Herb Caen

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. -Lin Yutang

Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Political chaos is connected with the decay of language… one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end. -George Orwell

A Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive. -Bruce Jay Friedman

My boyfriend and I broke up. He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to. -Rita Rudner

Marriages don't last. When I meet a guy, the first question I ask myself is: is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with? -Rita Rudner

The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission. -John F. Kennedy

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing. -Alexander Woollcott

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. -Kurt Vonnegut

Those who attain any excellence, commonly spend life in one pursuit; for excellence is not often gained upon easier terms. -Samuel Johnson

Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul. -Johann Sebastian Bach

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. -Jimmy Carter

People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights. -Indira Gandhi

Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission. -Vannevar Bush

It is a rare mind indeed that can render the hitherto non-existent blindingly obvious. The cry 'I could have thought of that' is a very popular and misleading one, for the fact is that they didn't, and a very significant and revealing fact it is too. -Douglas Adams

It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer. -E. B. White

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. -Jessamyn West

They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers. -Frederic Bastiat

The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny. -Hugo Black

My desire to curtail undue freedom of speech extends only to such public areas as restaurants, airports, streets, hotel lobbies, parks, and department stores. Verbal exchanges between consenting adults in private are as of little interest to me as they probably are to them. -Fran Lebowitz

Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred. -Jean de La Fontaine

Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to. -Ambrose Bierce

Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end? -Tom Stoppard

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. -Charles Caleb Colton

God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it. -Daniel Webster

If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. -Bill Watterson

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. -Bill Watterson

The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end. -Benjamin Disraeli

Neither a borrower nor a lender be. -William Shakespeare

All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason. -Immanuel Kant

Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more. -George S. Patton

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property. -Frederic Bastiat

The tax laws are written by men with considerable net worth, and with little understanding of what wage-earners must do to make ends meet. -Martin L. Gross

'Do you spell it with a 'V' or a 'W'?' inquired the judge. 'That depends upon the taste and fancy of the speller, my Lord'. -Charles Dickens

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up. -Phyllis Diller

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Success is dependent on effort. -Sophocles

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn't rain. -Mae West

People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives. -J. Michael Straczynski

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. -Denis Waitley

The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk. -Ogden Nash

No university in the world has ever risen to greatness without a correspondingly great library… When this is no longer true, then will our civilization have come to an end. -Lawrence Clark Powell

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present. -Marianne Williamson

A gentleman has his eyes on all those present; he is tender toward the bashful, gentle toward the distant, and merciful toward the absent. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end. -Margaret Thatcher

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. -Denis Waitley

Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. -Gary Ryan Blair

Money is always on its way somewhere. What you do with it while it is in your keeping and the direction you send it in say much about you. Your treatment of and respect for money, how you make it, and how you spend it, reflect your character. -Gary Ryan Blair

It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious. -Peter McWilliams

Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce. -P. J. O'Rourke

We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal… in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live. -Peter McWilliams

The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts… How does the media do this? By quoting some 'expert'… you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything. -Peter McWilliams

If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end. -Julius Erving

The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end. -Adlai Stevenson I

If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. -Abraham Maslow

Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who posses it; and this I know, my lords: that where law ends, tyranny begins. -William Pitt

Those who won our independence… valued liberty as an end and as a means. They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. -Louis D. Brandeis

It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with. -Clark Gable

The artist I wanna be like is Michael Jackson. I'll get the house with the roller coaster and the rides and a disco, and I'll invite all my friends and just stay at home. -Lil' Kim

Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge. -Fritz Perls

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance. -Jawaharlal Nehru

If you don't know where you're going, you will probably end up somewhere else. -Laurence J. Peter

There is no royal road to anything, one thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures. -Josiah Gilbert Holland

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity. -Irving Wallace

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. -George Bernard Shaw

Everything a writer learns about the art or craft of fiction takes just a little away from his need or desire to write at all. In the end he knows all the tricks and has nothing to say. -Raymond Chandler

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow. -Cher

Biography lends to death a new terror. -Oscar Wilde

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything. -Agnetha Faltskog

The kind of music I like depends very much on my mood. -Frida Lyngstad

If a song's about something I've experienced or that could've happened to me it's good. But if it's alien to me, I couldn't lend anything to it. Because that's what soul is all about. -Aretha Franklin

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. -Audrey Hepburn

Husbands are like fires – they go out when they're left unattended. -Cher

I'm still friends with all my exes, apart from my husbands. -Cher

They tell me that it will be hard to find a man strong enough to love my own strength and independence, and not worry about being Mr. Diana Ross, but I disagree. I know absolutely that that man is somewhere out there. -Diana Ross

I don't pretend to be an ordinary housewife. -Elizabeth Taylor

You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life. -Greta Garbo

If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend you don't need an analyst. -Joan Crawford

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely? -Judy Garland

I've never had to pretend to be having sex with somebody. I'm like the queen of the foreplay dissolve. -Julia Roberts

My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.' -Julia Roberts

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret. -Marlene Dietrich

The morals of yesterday are no more. They are as dead as the day they were lived. Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man. -Norma Shearer

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing. It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net. -Meg Whitman

The dream is real, my friends. The failure to realize it is the only unreality. -Toni Cade Bambara

It was as helpful as throwing a drowning man both ends of the rope. -Arthur Baer

The service we render others is the rent we pay for our room on earth. -Wilfred Grenfell

Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes. -Daniel Defoe

Solitude is strength; to depend on the presence of the crowd is weakness. The man who needs a mob to nerve him is much more alone than he imagines. -Paul Brunton

Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another. -Madonna Ciccone

Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. -John Philip Sousa

It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice. -Eric Lindros

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything. -Nikola Tesla

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. -Henry Ford

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. -Edward R. Murrow

Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before. -William Butler Yeats

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes – every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. -Orison Swett Marden

Christina Aguilera and I are friends no matter what the media makes up. -Britney Spears

I go out with friends, but I don't have time to get in trouble. -Britney Spears

I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot. -Britney Spears

I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her. -Britney Spears

Most nights I end up wearing a wife beater T-shirt and boxers. -Jessica Alba

My ideal relaxation is working on upholstry. I spend hours in junk shops buying furniture. I do all the upholstery work myself, and it's like therapy. -Pamela Anderson

When I'm out with my girlfriends at the bar, and I see some young 18-year old boy, just for fun I say, 'Hi honey. Do you like girls? Do you like girls exclusively? Oh, good.' -Yasmine Bleeth

I don't see why I can't have friends of both sexes without wild rumors being circulated. It's crazy. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I get a friend to travel with me… I need somebody to bring me back to who I am. It's hard to be alone. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I want to be a jerk like the rest of my friends, and have fun, and not care about the consequences, but I just can't now. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I prefer ordinary girls – you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating. -Leonardo DiCaprio

My plan after office is to get up and spend that entire first day helping my wife move into her new senatorial office. -William J. Clinton

I have a lot of boyfriends, I want you to write that. Every country I visit, I have a different boyfriend. And I kiss them all. -Anna Kournikova

At this year's Open, I'll have five boyfriends. -Anna Kournikova

I love doing normal things – movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths – that's a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. -Christina Aguilera

It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are. -Christina Aguilera

One out of four people in this country is mentally unbalanced. Think of your three closes friends; if they seem OK, then you're the one. -Ann Landers

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. -George Bernard Shaw

An incinerator is a writer's best friend. -Thornton Wilder

Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate. -Ambrose Bierce

I shook hands with a friendly Arab. I still have my right arm to prove it. -Spike Milligan

I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons. -Douglas Adams

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police. -Robert Louis Stevenson

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible. -George Burns

Why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as well as prohibition did, in five years Americans would be the smartest race of people on Earth. -Will Rogers

Room service? Send up a larger room. -Groucho Marx

I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. -Quentin Crisp

My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years. -Paul Merton

Success? You can't get a big head about it. When people stare at me, they could be whispering to their friend, 'That guy sucks! Have you seen him before? He's horrible.' -David Spade

I try to remember, as I hear about friends getting engaged, that it's not about the ring and it's not about the wedding. It's a grave thing, getting married. And it's easy to get swept up in the wrong things. -Gwyneth Paltrow

In Hollywood, she's revered, she gets nominated for Oscars, but I've never heard anyone in the public or among my friends say, 'Oh, I love Winona Ryder.' -Jennifer Lopez

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes, not their friends, that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war. -Aristophanes

Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date. -Caroline Rhea

I don't have a boyfriend right now. I'm looking for anyone with a job that I don't have to support. -Anna Nicole Smith

It's a job – someone's gotta kiss Jennifer Aniston. The reality is, Jennifer and I can do our job well because we truly are friends. But when the day's over, she goes home to her boyfriend and I go home to a magazine. -David Schwimmer

I have stepped off the relationship scene to come to terms with myself. I have spent most of my adult life being 'someone's girlfriend', and now I am happy being single. -Penelope Cruz

All my fans tell me what a glamorous life I have, but I tell them how hard I work and how many nights I spend alone with my dogs, eating chicken pot pie in my bedroom. -Shannen Doherty

You know, I'm not really any good at working out when people are flirting with me. And I think I'm too flirtatious with people I'm trying not to flirt with! What I am good at is making people feel uncomfortable. I don't want to but it always ends up happening! -Josh Hartnett

Boyfriends have to understand me and my needs. They have to know what I want out of my life and about my strict regime. I go to bed at 10pm and not later. I separate my professional and private lives. -Anna Kournikova

All I ever intended was to make a living at what I do. Everything I've achieved since then is above and beyond. -Shania Twain

It was just like a dream. I could have ended up with an album that's not all that different from anything else coming out of Nashville. Mutt made the difference. He took these songs, my attitude, my creativity, and colored them in a way that is unique. -Shania Twain

Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out. -Reese Witherspoon

Stick to the basics, hold on to your family and friends – they will never go out of fashion. -Niki Taylor

Actors are an insecure breed. It's hard to have your career depend upon other people's opinions of what you do. -Alyssa Milano

There is a light at the end of the tunnel… hopefully its not a freight train! -Mariah Carey

I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life. -Drew Barrymore

There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk. -Drew Barrymore

Life is very interesting… in the end, some of your greatest pains, become your greatest strengths. -Drew Barrymore

Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need. -Gillian Anderson

Acting allows me to tell a lot of stories, you know start at the beginning, finish at the end, and tell everything in between. Modelling is just an image. -Cameron Diaz

Everybody smokes! Models, actresses, everyone! Don't they realize that it's gross? I understand it's an addiction, but it still pains me to see my friends do it. -Kirsten Dunst

Do you know the only thing that gives me pleasure? It's to see my dividends coming in. -John D. Rockefeller

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. -Ray Kroc

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. -Winston Churchill

In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance. -John Perry Barlow

I have no trouble with y enemies. But my god damn friends… they are the ones that keep me walking the floors at night. -Oscar Levant

No one should negotiate their dreams. Dreams must be free to fly high. No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams. You should never agree to surrender your dreams. -Jesse Jackson

The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. -Leon Blum

To declare that in the administration of criminal law the end justifies the means to declare that the Government may commit crimes in order to secure conviction of a private criminal would bring terrible retribution. -Louis D. Brandeis

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing. -Randolph Bourne

I've always defended Shania. She not only opened doors; she knocked several down. -Faith Hill

My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don't really know me. -Garry Shandling

Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon dioxide emissions, saying a promise made, a promise broken. And then out of habit, she demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch. -Craig Kilborn

Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution. -Jay Leno

President Bush left for Canada today to attend a trade summit. Reportedly, the trade summit got off to an awkward start when the president pulled out his baseball cards. -Conan O'Brien

The herd instinct among forecasters makes sheep look like independent thinkers. -Edgar Fiedler

If you do a good job for others, you heal yourself at the same time, because a dose of joy is a spiritual cure. It transcends all barriers. -Ed Sullivan

If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it's done. -Scott Adams

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. -Carl Sagan

We're obviously going to spend a lot in marketing because we think the product sells itself. -Jim Allchin

Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. -Immanuel Kant

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry. One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed. These are fearful odds. -Benjamin Disraeli

Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty. -Stephen King

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

My boyfriend thinks I lost my true calling to be a librarian. -Paulina Porizkova

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected. -Charles Lamb

Quality is a direct experience independent of and prior to intellectual abstractions. -Robert M. Pirsig

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships. -Stephen Covey

We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step. -Kofi Annan

Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peace keeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their own populations. -Kofi Annan

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward, and freedom will be defended. -George W. Bush

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder with our American friends in this hour of tragedy, and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world. -Tony Blair

You just don't luck into things as much as you'd like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities. -Barbara Bush

For me music is a vehicle to bring our pain to the surface, getting it back to that humble and tender spot where, with luck, it can lose its anger and become compassion again. -Paula Cole

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. -Ernest Hemingway

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane. -Hermann Hesse

This will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum. -Elbert Hubbard

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing… not healing, not curing… that is a friend who cares. -Henri Nouwen

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -Mark Twain

Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages. -Marcel Proust

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them. -W. Edwards Deming

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

All lasting business is built on friendship. -Alfred A. Montapert

Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it. -Harry Emerson Fosdick

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. -Thomas A. Edison

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding. -Agnes Repplier

Art depends on luck and talent. -Francis Ford Coppola

God bless America. God save the Queen. God defend New Zealand and thank Christ for Australia. -Russell Crowe

The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train. -David Lee Roth

The critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising. -Pauline Kael

Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end. -Jerry Seinfeld

I don't have a girlfriend. But I do know a woman who'd be mad at me for saying that. -Mitch Hedberg

When I told my friends I was going to be a comedian, they laughed at me. -Carrot Top

It is better to be deceived by one's friends than to deceive them. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies. -William Hazlitt

Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood. -Walt Disney

Mickey Mouse is, to me, a symbol of independence. He was a means to an end. -Walt Disney

We eat up artists like there's going to be a famine at the end. -Nikki Giovanni

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry. -Bill Cosby

The essence of childhood, of course, is play, which my friends and I did endlessly on streets that we reluctantly shared with traffic. -Bill Cosby

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. -Pauline Phillips

No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. -Alice Walker

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by his heart, and his friends can only read the title. -Virginia Woolf

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense. -Mignon McLaughlin

Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it. -Dianne Feinstein

Every absurdity has a champion to defend it. -Oliver Goldsmith

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. -Anais Nin

If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy. -Kurt Vonnegut

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. -Bruce Lee

Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use any other drug with special horror. -William S. Burroughs

It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous. -Charles Dudley Warner

I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. -Anna Quindlen

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. -Aristotle

Some believe all that parents, tutors, and kindred believe. They take their principles by inheritance, and defend them as they would their estates, because they are born heirs to them. -Alan Watts

I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. -Abraham Lincoln

Do not suppose, however, that I intend to urge a diet of classics on anybody. I have seen such diets at work. I have known people who have actually read all, or almost all, the guaranteed Hundred Best Books. God save us from reading nothing but the best. -Robertson Davies

You may call for peace as loudly as you wish, but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace. -Max Lerner

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another. -Thomas Merton

I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless. -Bette Davis

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things. -Bruce Barton

It is very, very easy not to be offended by a book. You just have to shut it. -Salman Rushdie

Success in any endeavor depends on the degree to which it is an expression of your true self. -Ralph Marston

Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't make friends who are comfortable to be with. Make friends who will force you to lever yourself up. -Thomas J. Watson

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. -Henry David Thoreau

If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments. -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do. -Lydia M. Child

Every legend, moreover, contains its residuum of truth, and the root function of language is to control the universe by describing it. -James Baldwin

Literary critics, however, frequently suffer from a curious belief that every author longs to extend the boundaries of literary art, wants to explore new dimensions of the human spirit, and if he doesn't, he should be ashamed of himself. -Robertson Davies

It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things. -Theodore Roosevelt

If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it. -Toni Morrison

At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving. -Woodrow Wilson

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. -Richard Bach

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. -Jacob Bronowski

The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong. -Carl Jung

Ideas came with explosive immediacy, like an instant birth. Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other. -Eugene Field

Use, do not abuse… neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy. -Voltaire

Marriage is like paying an endless visit in your worst clothes. -J. B. Priestley

Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. -Henry Ward Beecher

When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger. -Epictetus

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all. -Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. -Aristotle

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks. -St. Jerome

I like a friend the better for having faults that one can talk about. -William Hazlitt

Friends… they cherish one another's hopes. They are kind to one another's dreams. -Henry David Thoreau

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need. -Epicurus

The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. -Ulysses S. Grant

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. -George Washington

Many a time from a bad beginning great friendships have sprung up. -Terence

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. -Dalai Lama

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy. -Jim Rohn

More people have been slaughtered in the name of religion than for any other single reason. That, my friends, that is true perversion. -Harvey Milk

I don't think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it's a choice, but in fact, it's in one's nature. The choice is whether one expresses one's nature truthfully or spends the rest of one's life lying about it. -Marlo Thomas

A society made up of individuals who were all capable of original thought would probably be unendurable. -H. L. Mencken

It's precisely the disappointing stories, which have no proper ending and therefore no proper meaning, that sound true to life. -Max Frisch

No memory is ever alone; it's at the end of a trail of memories, a dozen trails that each have their own associations. -Louis L'Amour

The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. -Confucius

Our awesome responsibility to ourselves, to our children, and to the future is to create ourselves in the image of goodness, because the future depends on the nobility of our imaginings. -Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

What is to give light must endure burning. -Anton Wildgans

The solution to adult problems tomorrow depends on large measure upon how our children grow up today. -Margaret Mead

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies. -Moshe Dayan

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. -Lao Tzu

Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer. -Winston Churchill

Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it. No painting or drawing, however naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way that a photograph does. -John Berger

I never have taken a picture I've intended. They're always better or worse. -Diane Arbus

It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent. -W. Somerset Maugham

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Prayer begins where human capacity ends. -Marian Anderson

Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand. -Hippocrates

Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. -Jane Addams

To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life. -Robert Louis Stevenson

Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year. -Horace Mann

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read. -Abraham Lincoln

When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity. -George Eliot

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh. -Henry David Thoreau

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

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. -Albert Schweitzer

Great cultural changes begin in affectation and end in routine. -Jacques Barzun

Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and, beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity. -Thomas Merton

They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom. -William Congreve

The final test for a novel will be our affection for it, as it is the test of our friends, and of anything else which we cannot define. -E. M. Forster

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect. The judgement of the intellect is only part of the truth. -Carl Jung

People mistakenly assume that their thinking is done by their head; it is actually done by the heart which first dictates the conclusion, then commands the head to provide the reasoning that will defend it. -Anthony de Mello

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts. -Axel Munthe

It may be that the satisfaction I need depends on my going away, so that when I've gone and come back, I'll find it at home. -Rumi

Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness. -Helen Keller

Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. -Benjamin Disraeli

The values by which we are to survive are not rules for just and unjust conduct, but are those deeper illuminations in whose light justice and injustice, good and evil, means and ends are seen in fearful sharpness of outline. -Jacob Bronowski

Values are not trendy items that are casually traded in. -Ellen Goodman

Only the dead have seen the end of the war. -George Santayana

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars – yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application. -Miguel de Cervantes

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. -Albert Camus

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. -Robert A. Heinlein

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