Best Quotes About May

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you. -Satchel Paige

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. -Benjamin Franklin

It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online. -Esther Dyson

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

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

I'd rather be a could-be if I cannot be an are; because a could-be is a maybe who is reaching for a star. I'd rather be a has-been than a might-have-been, by far; for a might have-been has never been, but a has was once an are. -Milton Berle

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department. -Andrew Carnegie

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however. -Richard Bach

Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread – there may be. -Ray Stannard Baker

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. -Robert A. Heinlein

I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career, maybe even more. When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser. -Charles Schwab

A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success. -Alec Waugh

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

The doubt of an earnest, thoughtful, patient and laborious mind is worthy of respect. In such doubt may be found indeed more faith than in half the creeds. -John Lancaster Spalding

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day. -Winston Churchill

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

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! -Patrick Henry

As memory may be a paradise from which we cannot be driven, it may also be a hell from which we cannot escape. -John Lancaster Spalding

Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity. -Russell Baker

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords. -John Muir

Choice of attention – to pay attention to this and ignore that – is to the inner life what choice of action is to the outer. In both cases, a man is responsible for his choice and must accept the consequences, whatever they may be. -W. H. Auden

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself. -Robert Burton

He who lives in solitude may make his own laws. -Publilius Syrus

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. -Beverly Sills

You may delay, but time will not. -Benjamin Franklin

It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you. -Baltasar Gracian

If we wish to know the force of human genius, we should read Shakespeare. If we wish to see the insignificance of human learning, we may study his commentators. -William Hazlitt

The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery. -Ralph Hodgson

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. -Theodore Roosevelt

It may seem a strange principle to enunciate as the very first requirement in a hospital that it should do the sick no harm. -Florence Nightingale

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. -e. e. cummings

No matter how much Bill Gates may claim otherwise, he missed the Internet, like a barreling freight train that he didn't hear or see coming. -James H. Clark

A masterpiece… may be unwelcome but it is never dull. -Gertrude Stein

We shouldn't have to be burdened with all the technicalities that come up from time to time with shrewd, smart lawyers interpreting what the laws or what the Constitution may or may not say. -Dan Quayle

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. -Frank Sinatra

We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur. -Dan Quayle

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made. -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

The buying of time or space is not the taking out of a hunting license on someone else's private preserve but is the renting of a stage on which we may perform. -Howard Gossage

Does advertising corrupt editors? Yes it does, but fewer editors than you may suppose… the vast majority of editors are incorruptible. -David Ogilvy

When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either. -Leo Burnett

It takes good clients to make a good advertising agency. Regardless of how much talent an ad agency may have, it is ineffective without good products and services to advertise. -Morris Hite

Advertisements may be evaluated scientifically; they cannot be created scientifically. -Leo Bogart

Sales may lead to advertising as much as advertising leads to sales. -Michael Schudson

While it may be true that the best advertising is word-of-mouth, never lose sight of the fact it also can be the worst advertising. -Jef I. Richards

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

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. -George Bernard Shaw

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. -Garrison Keillor

Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump; you may be freeing him from being a camel. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. -Winston Churchill

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. -Samuel Ullman

Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age. -Sinclair Lewis

You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination. -Charles de Gaulle

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. -John Muir

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever came to sit by it. Passers-by see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on their way. -Vincent Van Gogh

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked. -Saint Augustine

No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Courage is the greatest of all virtues, because if you haven't courage, you may not have an opportunity to use any of the others. -Samuel Johnson

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead. -Samuel Butler

The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too. -Samuel Butler

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. -Unknown

We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. -Aldo Leopold

There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures. -Thomas Browne

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down. -Mary Pickford

He who has faith has… an inward reservoir of courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust that all will come out well – even though to the world it may appear to come out most badly. -B. C. Forbes

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

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low. -Thomas Fuller

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. -Mark Twain

Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world. -Thomas Carlyle

A nation may lose its liberties in a day and not miss them in a century. -Montesquieu

The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours. -Bertrand Russell

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life so. -Henry David Thoreau

People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. -Lewis Cass

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day. -Robert Frost

If the jury have no right to judge of the justice of a law of the government, they plainly can do nothing to protect the people against the oppressions of the government; for there are no oppressions which the government may not authorize by law. -Lysander Spooner

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

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. -H. L. Mencken

Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. -Josh Billings

'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel. -William Makepeace Thackeray

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house. -Jean Kerr

A man's heart may have a secret sanctuary where only one woman may enter, but it is full of little anterooms which are seldom vacant. -Helen Rowland

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. -Aldo Leopold

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. -Samuel McChord Crothers

Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry. -Gustave Flaubert

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has, it may be inadvisable to draw it out… Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure. -A. E. Housman

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale. -John W. Gardner

It is good for us to keep some account of our prayers, that we may not unsay them in our practice. -Matthew Henry

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave. -Louis Kronenberger

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. -Pablo Picasso

If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead. -Gelett Burgess

One may understand the cosmos, but never the ego; the self is more distant than any star. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself. -William Butler Yeats

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong. -William J. H. Boetcker

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. -Hans Hofmann

The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet. -Ann Landers

I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live. -Louis D. Brandeis

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul. -Logan Pearsall Smith

The man who has done his level best… is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. -B. C. Forbes

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. -Quentin Crisp

In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day's work. It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years. -Jacques Barzun

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. -Charles Caleb Colton

The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths. -William James

Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring. -Edward Gorey

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. -John Dryden

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen. -Pliny the Elder

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world. -Tom Brokaw

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV. -Ani DiFranco

The evil that is in the world almost always comes of ignorance, and good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding. -Albert Camus

I may be drunk, Miss, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly. -Winston Churchill

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

America may be unique in being a country which has leapt from barbarism to decadence without touching civilization. -John O'Hara

O' What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side! -William Shakespeare

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

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

Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work. -Gustave Flaubert

Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known. -Confucius

Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. -Anne Frank

It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators. -Ansel Adams

One very clear impression I had of all the Beautiful People was their prudence. It may be that they paid for their own airline tickets, but they paid for little else. -James Brady

You may be as vicious about me as you please. You will only do me justice. -Richard Burton

Older women are like aging strudels – the crust may not be so lovely, but the filling has come at last into its own. -Robert Farrar Capon

Someday we may have as many followers as the harpsichord. -Eddie Condon

Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring. -Bob Considine

Someday I suspect, when Jesus has definitely got me for a sunbeam, my works may be adequately assessed. -Noel Coward

The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever. -Mario Cuomo

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

You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow. Tomorrow it may rain. -Leo Durocher

Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think. -Lawrence Durrell

This desk of mine is one at which a man may die, but from which he cannot resign. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves. -T. S. Eliot

As things are, and as fundamentally they must always be, poetry is not a career, but a mug's game. No honest poet can ever feel quite sure of the permanent value of what he has written: He may have wasted his time and messed up his life for nothing. -T. S. Eliot

But maybe it's up in the hills under the leaves or in a ditch somewhere. Maybe it's never found. But what you find, whatever you find, is always only part of the missing, and writing is the way the poet finds out what it is he found. -Paul Engle

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

What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the guinea hen. -Alice B. Toklas

Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it alone. -John Updike

That is sad until one recalls how many bad books the world may yet be spared because of the busyness of writers. -Gore Vidal

We may not know the whole story in our lifetime. -Earl Warren

In these days, it is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if he is denied the opportunity of an education. -Earl Warren

To separate children from others of similar age and qualifications solely because of their race generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely ever to be undone. -Earl Warren

Prior to any questioning, the person must be warned that he has a right to remain silent, that any statement he does make may be used as evidence against him and that he has a right to the presence of an attorney, either retained or appointed. -Earl Warren

We do not choose the day of our birth nor may we choose the day of our death, yet choice is the sovereign faculty of the mind. -Thornton Wilder

There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice. -George Will

The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control. -J. William Fulbright

A man may not always be what he appears to be, but what he appears to be is always a significant part of what he is. -Willard Gaylin

Television has made places look alike, and it has transformed the way we see. A whole generation of Americans, maybe two, has grown up looking at the world through a lens. -Ronald Steel

They may not be conscripted against their will as the foot soldiers in a federal crusade. -John Paul Stevens

I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down. -Virgil Thomson

It may be, it just may be, that life as we know it with its humanity is more unique than many have thought. -Lyndon B. Johnson

Citizen Kane is perhaps the one American talking picture that seems as fresh now as the day it opened. It may seem even fresher. -Pauline Kael

All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin. And therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner!' -John F. Kennedy

What innocence, may I ask, is being played here when it is known that this virtuous damsel has already got a dozen illegitimate children? -Nikita Khrushchev

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot. -Jeane Kirkpatrick

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

The miniskirt enables young ladies to run faster, and because of it, they may have to. -John Lindsay

As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

The fact that the talk may be boring or turgid or uninspiring should not cause us to forget the fact that it is preferable to war. -Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.

Too much may be the equivalent of none at all. -Lee Loevinger

For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves. -Marya Mannes

In life there are no problems, that is, objective and external choices; there is only the life which we do not resolve as a problem but which we live as an experience, whatever the final result may be. -Alberto Moravia

If you elect a matinee idol mayor, you're going to have a musical comedy administration. -Robert Moses

It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception. -Robert Motherwell

So long as there is one pretty girl left on the stage, the professional undertakers may hold up their burial of the theater. -George Jean Nathan

A woman may not hit a ball stronger than a man, but it is different. I prize that difference. -Louise Berliawsky Nevelson

Stars are like animals in the wild. We may see the young but never the actual birth, which is a veiled and secret event. -Heinz R. Pagels

Judging is a lonely job in which a man is, as near as may be, an island entire. -Abe Fortas

As a member of this court I am not justified in writing my private notions of policy into the Constitution, no matter how deeply I may cherish them or how mischievous I may deem their disregard. -Felix Frankfurter

It must take account of what it decrees for today in order that today may not paralyze tomorrow. -Felix Frankfurter

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. -Robert Frost

If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right. -Maxwell Anderson

Death used to announce itself in the thick of life but now people drag on so long it sometimes seems that we are reaching the stage when we may have to announce ourselves to death. It is as though one needs a special strength to die, and not a final weakness. -Ronald Blythe

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

It may not be possible to get rare roast beef but if you're willing to settle for well done, ask them to hold the sweetened library paste that passes for gravy. -Marian Burros

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above. -Cyril Connolly

Free speech is not to be regulated like diseased cattle and impure butter. The audience that hissed yesterday may applaud today, even for the same performance. -William O. Douglas

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

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

If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water. -Ernest Hemingway

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers. -Herbert Hoover

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now, I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved. -Andre Malraux

Judicial judgment must take deep account of the day before yesterday in order that yesterday may not paralyze today. -Felix Frankfurter

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool. -Jane Wagner

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

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship. -John Milton

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions. -Roger Babson

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins. -Lao Tzu

A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury. -John Stuart Mill

It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it. -George Washington

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight. -Napoleon Bonaparte

One may be humble out of pride. -Michel de Montaigne

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair. -Niccolo Machiavelli

The high-spirited man may indeed die, but he will not stoop to meanness. Fire, though it may be quenched, will not become cool. -Ovid

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh. -Herodotus

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

The laws of God, the laws of man he may keep that will and can; not I: let God and man decree laws for themselves and not for me. -A. E. Housman

There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages. -Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. -Heinrich Heine

The man who has the will to undergo all labor may win to any good. -Martin Luther

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. -Anton Chekhov

When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized. -Ayn Rand

The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers. -Barbara Walters

One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time. -Barbara Walters

A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake. -Carl Sandburg

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything. -Ray Stannard Baker

Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. -Dorothy Canfield Fisher

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

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. -G. M. Trevelyan

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. -George Herbert

One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night. -Germaine Greer

Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch Life from the side lines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity. -Helen Hayes

Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all. -Henry David Thoreau

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. -Hunter S. Thompson

Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness. -John Heywood

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. -John Heywood

Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. -Jonathan Swift

To find a fault is easy; to do better may be difficult. -Louis Nizer

Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning. -Louisa May Alcott

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next. It is awful to see the lean hands of dotage making a coffer of the grave. -Pearl S. Buck

When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid – in which case all comment is superfluous – or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out? -Rene Descartes

It is up to us to give ourselves recognition. If we wait for it to come from others, we feel resentful when it doesn't, and when it does, we may well reject it. -Spencer Tracy

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. -Stevie Wonder

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. -Theodore Roethke

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it. -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

Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions, promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our day and generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered. -W. Somerset Maugham

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

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. -Thomas Jefferson

The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship. -Amelia Earhart

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are. -Norman Vincent Peale

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. -Bernard Williams

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

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. -Louisa May Alcott

It may be those who do most, dream most. -Stephen Leacock

There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don't care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause. -George Matthew Adams

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

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you. -Langston Hughes

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel

Where much is expected from an individual, he may rise to the level of events and make the dream come true. -Elbert Hubbard

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. -Khalil Gibran

The wisest of the wise may err. -Aeschylus

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. -Alexander Hamilton

It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears. -Rod Serling

To gain what is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. -Bernadette Devlin

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. -Edward de Bono

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it. -Sam Ewing

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. -John Quincy Adams

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -Elbert Hubbard

Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. -Joyce Brothers

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

The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. -Abraham Lincoln

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. -Alfred Adler

Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious. -George Bernard Shaw

It's the opinion of some that crops could be grown on the moon; which raises the fear that it may not be long before we're paying somebody not to. -Franklin P. Jones

The Bible may be the truth, but it is not the whole truth and nothing but the truth. -Samuel Butler

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. -Mark Twain

There are various sorts of curiosity; one is from interest, which makes us desire to know that which may be useful to us; and the other, from pride which comes from the wish to know what others are ignorant of. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good. -Margaret Mead

An ignorance of means may minister to greatness, but an ignorance of aims make it impossible to be great at all. -Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. -John F. Kennedy

For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time. -Louis L'Amour

And verily, a woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them. -Helen Rowland

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content. -Helen Keller

Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men. -John Stuart Mill

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. -John Adams

Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Important principles may, and must, be inflexible. -Abraham Lincoln

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought. -Aristotle

An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie. -Aldous Huxley

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. -H. L. Mencken

Puritanism. The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy. -H. L. Mencken

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer. -Charles Caleb Colton

Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings. -Helen Keller

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on. -John F. Kennedy

Value your words. Each one may be the last. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom. -Sandra Day O'Connor

Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you. -William Arthur Ward

Do not take yourself too seriously. You have to learn not to be dismayed at making mistakes. No human being can avoid failures. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

We need to give each other the space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing, and inclusion. -Max de Pree

In examining the potential of individuals, we must focus on their strengths and not just their mistakes. We cannot be limited by what they may have spilled in the kitchen. -William Pollard

You are just as capable of making a mistake as anyone else. By insisting too eagerly upon a small right, you may turn it into a wrong against yourself and also against your neighbor. -Lawrence G. Lovasik

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly. -P. J. O'Rourke

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

Indecision may or may not be my problem. -Jimmy Buffett

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. -Babe Ruth

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. -Emmet Fox

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. -Roger von Oech

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. -Joseph Hall

Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart. -Thomas Shadwell

I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me. -Agnetha Faltskog

When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Even though people may be well known, they hold in their hearts the emotions of a simple person for the moments that are the most important of those we know on earth: birth, marriage and death. -Jackie Kennedy

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. -Margaret Thatcher

An adventure may be worn as a muddy spot or it may be worn as a proud insignia. It is the woman wearing it who makes it the one thing or the other. -Norma Shearer

I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe. -Morgan Freeman

The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself. -Thomas Szasz

Angelina Jolie may get Antonio Banderas in bed for eight hours on a movie set, but I get him in bed everyday. -Melanie Griffith

Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash. -Jerry Seinfeld

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness. -Oscar Wilde

I'm the only man in the world with a marriage licence made out to whom it may concern. -Mickey Rooney

The opposite of a fact is falsehood, but the opposite of one profound truth may very well be another profound truth. -Niels Bohr

It may be you fear more to deliver judgment upon me than I fear judgment. -Giordano Bruno

Other people may not have had high expectations for me… but I had high expectations for myself. -Shannon Miller

So basically, I don't know what I'm talking about. But maybe I do. -Jenny McCarthy

I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows. -Drew Barrymore

If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem. -Robert Anthony

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is. -Winston Churchill

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater. -Bono

They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun. -Dan Rather

Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. -Mark Twain

Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party. -Dylan Thomas

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. -T. E. Lawrence

Commitment means that it is possible for a man to yield the nerve center of his consent to a purpose or cause, a movement or an ideal, which may be more important to him than whether he lives or dies. -Howard Thurman

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

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for. -Dag Hammarskjold

Our intent will not be to create gridlock. Oh, except maybe from time to time. -Bob Dole

I may be the only mother in America who knows exactly what their child is up to all the time. -Barbara Bush

This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one. -Arthur C. Clarke

The 1980s will seem like a walk in the park when compared to new global challenges, where annual productivity increases of 6% may not be enough. A combination of software, brains, and running harder will be needed to bring that percentage up to 8% or 9%. -Jack Welch

Americans' great and secret fear is that America may turn out to be a phenomenon rather than a civilization. -Shirley Hazzard

Be a terror to the butchers, that they may be fair in their weight; and keep hucksters and fraudulent dealers in awe, for the same reason. -Miguel de Cervantes

If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. -Thomas J. Watson

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

I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong. -Samuel Goldwyn

Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. -William Inge

All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. -Walt Disney

We are moving toward a global economy. One way of approaching that is to pull the covers over your head. Another is to say: It may be more complicated – but that's the world I am going to live in, I might as well be good at it. -Phil Condit

The poet may be used as a barometer, but let us not forget that he is also part of the weather. -Lionel Trilling

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. -C. S. Lewis

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price. -Benjamin Franklin

Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be. -Miguel de Cervantes

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. -Omar N. Bradley

I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else. -Lily Tomlin

Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey. -Anna Julia Cooper

And who knows? Somewhere out there in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well! -Barbara Bush

Winning may not be everything, but losing has little to recommend it. -Dianne Feinstein

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. -Confucius

I may have many faults, but being wrong ain't one of them. -Jimmy Hoffa

One thing I can say about George… he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring. -Barbara Bush

Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. -Aristophanes

The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark. -Agnes de Mille

Human life itself may be almost pure chaos, but the work of the artist is to take these handfuls of confusion and disparate things, things that seem to be irreconcilable, and put them together in a frame to give them some kind of shape and meaning. -Katherine Anne Porter

There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul. -Arnold Bennett

I believe that if we really want human brotherhood to spread and increase until it makes life safe and sane, we must also be certain that there is no one true faith or path by which it may spread. -Adlai Stevenson I

We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it. They must not do too much of it. And they must have a sense of success in it. -John Ruskin

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. -J. R. R. Tolkien

When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them. -Plato

There are goods so opposed that we cannot seize both, but, by too much prudence, may pass between them at too great a distance to reach either. -Samuel Johnson

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. -Jean Paul

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy; in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed. -Baltasar Gracian

Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you. -Roger Ebert

It may take practice to think more positively and more compassionately, but just as you must train a puppy to behave the way you want it to, you must train your mind to behave itself. Otherwise, like the puppy, your mind will just make a lot of messes. -Tom Barrett

With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner. -Anne Rice

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it. -Albert Schweitzer

While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be. -Amos Bronson Alcott

Parents, however old they and we may grow to be, serve among other things to shield us from a sense of our doom. As long as they are around, we can avoid the fact of our mortality; we can still be innocent children. -Jane Howard

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning. -Benjamin Franklin

As the biggest library if it is in disorder is not as useful as a small but well-arranged one, so you may accumulate a vast amount of knowledge but it will be of far less value than a much smaller amount if you have not thought it over for yourself. -Arthur Schopenhauer

It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached. -Samuel Johnson

While photographs may not lie, liars may photograph. -Lewis Hine

A man may be a pessimistic determinist before lunch and an optimistic believer in the will's freedom after it. -Aldous Huxley

You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you'll find – you're never sorry you were kind. -Herbert V. Prochnow

Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts. -William Penn

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. -John Cage

Be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. -Muriel Spark

All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it. -Samuel Johnson

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

From pacifist to terrorist, each person condemns violence – and then adds one cherished case in which it may be justified. -Gloria Steinem

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

Magic Johnson, former basketball player, may run for mayor of L.A. in the next election. Remember the good 'ol days when only qualified people ran for office like actors and professional wrestlers. -Jay Leno

Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. -John Adams

I have accepted a seat in the House of Representatives, and thereby have consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the ruin of our children. I give you this warning that you may prepare your mind for your fate. -John Adams

I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody's damned business. -Chester A. Arthur

A slave has but one master; an ambitious man has as many masters as there are people who may be useful in bettering his position. -Jean de la Bruyere

You may think the president is all-powerful, but he is not. He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord. -Barbara Bush

A man may speak very well in the House of Commons, and fail very completely in the House of Lords. There are two distinct styles requisite: I intend, in the course of my career, if I have time, to give a specimen of both. -Benjamin Disraeli

We have a powerful potential in out youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends. -Mary McLeod Bethune

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. -Frederick Douglass

We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something. -Newt Gingrich

Whatever you do may seem insignificant to you, but it is most important that you do it. -Mahatma Gandhi

However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now do face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole. -Muriel Rukeyser

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing. -Norman Cousins

We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it. -Mahatma Gandhi

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. -John Lennon

When onstage, I always try to take my audience through as many emotions as I possibly can. I want them to go from laughter to tears, be shocked and surprised and walk out the door with a renewed sense of themselves – and maybe a smile. -Reba McEntire

The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are. -Samuel Johnson

I don't know what to do or where to turn in this taxation matter. Somewhere there must be a book that tells all about it, where I could go to straighten it out in my mind. But I don't know where the book is, and maybe I couldn't read it if I found it. -Warren G. Harding

We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex – but Congress can. -Cullen Hightower

So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something. -Samuel Johnson

Severities should be dealt out all at once, so that their suddenness may give less offense; benefits ought to be handed ought drop by drop, so that they may be relished the more. -Niccolo Machiavelli

What appears to be the end of the road may simply be a bend in the road. -Robert H. Schuller

Whenever death may surprise us, let it be welcome if our battle cry has reached even one receptive ear and another hand reaches out to take up our arms. -Che Guevara

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel. -Vladimir Lenin

A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it. -Harry S Truman

I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent. -George Washington

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature. -Stephen Hawking

Preserve the President's options. He may need them. -Donald Rumsfeld

Enjoy your time in public service. It may well be one of the most interesting and challenging times of your life. -Donald Rumsfeld

Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive. -Donald Rumsfeld

If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. -Donald Rumsfeld

Plan backwards as well as forward. Set objectives and trace back to see how to achieve them. You may find that no path can get you there. Plan forward to see where your steps will take you, which may not be clear or intuitive. -Donald Rumsfeld

See that the President, the Cabinet and staff are informed. If cut out of the information flow, their decisions may be poor, not made, or not confidently or persuasively implemented. -Donald Rumsfeld

First rule of politics: you can't win unless you're on the ballot. Second rule: If you run, you may lose. And, if you tie, you do not win. -Donald Rumsfeld

What may seem depressing or even tragic to one person may seem like an absolute scream to another person, especially if he has had between four and seven beers. -Dave Barry

I may be a dumb blonde, but I'm not that blonde. -Patricia Neal

The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them. -Agnes Repplier

To despise riches, may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily, must surely be more beneficial to mankind. -Frances Burney

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. -C. S. Lewis

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. -Ayn Rand

What prudent merchant will hazard his fortunes in any new branch of commerce when he knows not that his plans may be rendered unlawful before they can be executed? -James Madison

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader. -Plato

I have a hat. It is graceful and feminine and give me a certain dignity, as if I were attending a state funeral or something. Someday I may get up enough courage to wear it, instead of carrying it. -Erma Bombeck

Never do today what you can do tomorrow. Something may occur to make you regret your premature action. -Aaron Burr

We make war that we may live in peace. -Aristotle

Politics are very much like war. We may even have to use poison gas at times. -Winston Churchill

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. -Cyril Connolly

God may be subtle, but he isn't plain mean. -Albert Einstein

Yield to temptation. It may not pass your way again. -Robert A. Heinlein

If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking. -Lyndon B. Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything. -Samuel Johnson

Never hurry. Take plenty of exercise. Always be cheerful. Take all the sleep you need. You may expect to be well. -James Freeman Clarke

Beauty may be skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone. -Redd Foxx

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. -Michelangelo

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. -W. Clement Stone

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution. -Edward Teller

I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere. -James Thurber

Lord, give us the wisdom to utter words that are gentle and tender, for tomorrow we may have to eat them. -Mo Udall

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war. -Tony Blair

Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory, there is no survival. -Winston Churchill

People may expect too much of journalism. Not only do they expect it to be entertaining, they expect it to be true. -Lewis H. Lapham

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through. -Jonathan Swift

I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It's quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S. -Eduardo Galeano

There's a magical tie to the land of our home, which the heart cannot break, though the footsteps may roam. -Eliza Cook

America makes prodigious mistakes, America has colossal faults, but one thing cannot be denied: America is always on the move. She may be going to Hell, of course, but at least she isn't standing still. -e. e. cummings

The very aim and end of our institutions is just this: that we may think what we like and say what we think. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them. -Alexis de Tocqueville

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that. -Charles Dickens

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them. -Evelyn Waugh

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels, and one must be prepared to suffer for it. -Arnold Bennett

Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness. -George Eliot

Human kindness is like a defective tap, the first gush may be impressive but the stream soon dries up. -P. D. James

One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man. -Fyodor Dostoevsky

A moderate addiction to money may not always be hurtful; but when taken in excess it is nearly always bad for the health. -Clarence Day

The past is our definition. We may strive with good reason to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it. But we will escape it only by adding something better to it. -Wendell Berry

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late. -Pearl S. Buck

He that has eyes to see and ears to hear may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret. If his lips are silent, he chatters with his fingertips; betrayal oozes out of him at every pore. -Sigmund Freud

Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends. -Maya Angelou

No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man. -H. L. Mencken

A man may be in as just possession of truth as of a city, and yet be forced to surrender. -Thomas Browne

Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us. -Jane Austen

Whatever talents I possess may suddenly diminish or suddenly increase. I can with ease become an ordinary fool. I may be one now. But it doesn't do to upset one's own vanity. -Dylan Thomas

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably. -Bertolt Brecht

Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves. -Thomas Hobbes

In relation to a writer, most readers believe in the Double Standard: they may be unfaithful to him as often as they like, but he must never, never be unfaithful to them. -W. H. Auden

Learn to know every man under you, get under his skin, know his faults. Then cater to him – with kindness or roughness as his case may demand. -John McGraw

Don't cut my throat, I may want to do that later myself. -Casey Stengel

I never threw the spitter, well maybe once or twice when I really needed to get a guy out real bad. -Whitey Ford

When I throw a ground ball, I expect it to be an out, maybe two. -Warren Spahn

I think one of the most difficult things for anyone who's played baseball is to accept the fact that maybe the players today are playing just as well as ever. -Ralph Kiner

I may have been fierce, but never low or underhand. -Ty Cobb

May joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner, may the Olympic Torch pursue its way through ages, increasing friendly understanding among nations, for the good of a humanity always more enthusiastic, more courageous and more pure. -Pierre de Coubertin

He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast. -Leonardo da Vinci

I may be revered or defamed and decried; But I tried to live my life right. -Tracy Chapman

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. -John Muir

A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value. -Isaac Asimov

To show resentment at a reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it. -Tacitus

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair. -C. S. Lewis

Every idea is an incitement… eloquence may set fire to reason. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion. -Arthur C. Clarke

Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it. -George Eliot

My own eyes are no more than scouts on a preliminary search, for the camera's eye may entirely change my idea. -Edward Weston

In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. -Patti Smith

A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding. -Isaac Newton

Now that women are jockeys, baseball umpires, atomic scientists, and business executives, maybe someday they can master parallel parking. -Bill Vaughan

Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the president's spouse. I wish him well! -Barbara Bush

For me optimism is two lovers walking into the sunset arm in arm. Or maybe into the sunrise – whatever appeals to you. -Krzysztof Kieslowski

The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers. -Harvey Cushing

We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low. -Desmond Tutu

I may be the girl next door, but you wouldn't want to live next to me. -Elisabeth Shue

History may be divided into three movements: what moves rapidly, what moves slowly and what appears not to move at all. -Fernand Braudel

I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts. -Christopher Walken

We weep over the graves of infants and the little ones taken from us by death; but an early grave may be the shortest way to heaven. -Tryon Edwards

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same. -Helen Keller

Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel. -Benjamin Franklin

Experts say that Iraq may have nuclear weapons. That's bad news – they may have a nuclear bomb. Now the good news is that they have to drop it with a camel. -David Letterman

You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty. -Jessica Mitford

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them. -Patrick Henry

I may find Saddam Hussein's regime abhorrent – any normal person would – but the survival of it is in his hands. -Tony Blair

Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile. -Sean Connery

It is simply not true that war is solely a means to an end, nor do people necessarily fight in order to obtain this objective or that. In fact, the opposite is true: people very often take up one objective or another precisely in order that they may fight. -Martin Van Creveld

Whoever conquers a free town and does not demolish it commits a great error and may expect to be ruined himself. -Niccolo Machiavelli

There is such a thing as legitimate warfare: war has its laws; there are things which may fairly be done, and things which may not be done. -John Henry Newman

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead. -Carl von Clausewitz

It's dismaying to see the unilateralism that the government is doing. -Edward Norton

I believe – though I may be wrong, because I'm no expert – that this war is about what most wars are about: hegemony, money, power and oil. -Dustin Hoffman

A man may devote himself to death and destruction to save a nation; but no nation will devote itself to death and destruction to save mankind. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Patriotism has served, at different times, as widely different ends as a razor, which ought to be used in keeping your face clean and yet may be used to cut your own throat or that of an innocent person. -Charles Edward Montague

I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future. -Ralph Abernathy

If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. -Thurgood Marshall

I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. -John Constable

A child who is protected from all controversial ideas is as vulnerable as a child who is protected from every germ. The infection, when it comes- and it will come- may overwhelm the system, be it the immune system or the belief system. -Jane Smiley

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. -Mary Shelley

To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose. -Giulio Douhet

There is small risk a general will be regarded with contempt by those he leads, if, whatever he may have to preach, he shows himself best able to perform. -Xenophon

In New York, we had primary elections for mayor. To improve their chances, all five candidates changed their name to Rudy Giuliani. -Conan O'Brien

Men, even when alone, lighten their labors by song, however rude it may be. -Quintilian

Support a compatriot against a native, however the former may blunder or plunder. -Richard Francis Burton

Men may live fools, but fools they cannot die. -Edward Young

Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance. -Virgil

Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy. -Virgil

The little may contrast with the great, in painting, but cannot be said to be contrary to it. Oppositions of colors contrast; but there are also colors contrary to each other, that is, which produce an ill effect because they shock the eye when brought very near it. -Voltaire

To whom it may concern: It is springtime. It is late afternoon. -Kurt Vonnegut

Tears may be dried up, but the heart – never. -Margaret of Valois

True feeling justifies whatever it may cost. -May Sarton

A mother is neither cocky, nor proud, because she knows the school principal may call at any minute to report that her child had just driven a motorcycle through the gymnasium. -Mary Kay Blakely

Caution: These verses may be hazardous to your solemnity. -Russell Baker

One layer was certainly 17th century. The 18th century in him is obvious. There was the 19th century, and a large slice, of course, of the 20th century; and another, curious layer which may possibly have been the 21st. -Clement Attlee

Ah, bless you, Sister, may all your sons be bishops. -Brendan Behan

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. -Thomas Beecham

Forever may it remain that way. And may God bless these now-found souls. -Robert Ballard

Silence may be golden, but can you think of a better way to entertain someone than to listen to him? -Brigham Young

A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstitching has been naught. -William Butler Yeats

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste. -William Butler Yeats

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice? -William Butler Yeats

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all. -Alice Walker

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter. -George Washington

And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero. -Walt Whitman

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor. -Walt Whitman

Thy books should, like thy friends, not many be, yet such wherein men may thy judgment see. -William Wycherley

There is much to support the view that it is clothes that wear us, and not we, them; we may make them take the mould of arm or breast, but they mould our hearts, our brains, our tongues to their liking. -Virginia Woolf

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned. -Izaak Walton

An atheist may be simply one whose faith and love are concentrated on the impersonal aspects of God. -Simone Weil

Our greatest stupidities may be very wise. -Ludwig Wittgenstein

Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you. -Miguel de Unamuno

Anger may repast with thee for an hour, but not repose for a night; the continuance of anger is hatred, the continuance of hatred turns malice. -Francis Quarles

Fear nothing but what thy industry may prevent; be confident of nothing but what fortune cannot defeat; it is no less folly to fear what is impossible to be avoided than to be secure when there is a possibility to be deprived. -Francis Quarles

Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man. All men come into this world alone and leave it alone. -Thomas de Quincey

Singleness of purpose is one of the chief essentials for success in life, no matter what may be one's aim. -John D. Rockefeller

Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it. -Jim Rohn

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are 'made in America.' -Helen Rowland

A man's desire for a son is usually nothing but the wish to duplicate himself in order that such a remarkable pattern may not be lost to the world. -Helen Rowland

The philosophic spirit of inquiry may be traced to brute curiosity, and that to the habit of examining all things in search of food. -William Winwood Reade

To begin with, you must realize that any idea accepted by the brain is automatically transformed into an action of some sort. It may take seconds or minutes or longer – but ideas always produce a reaction of some sort. -Scott Reed

One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top. -Bob Richards

It may offend us to hear our own thoughts expressed by others: we are not sure enough of their souls. -Jean Rostand

I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being. -Theodore Roosevelt

I may be paralyzed from the waist down, but unlike Gray Davis, I'm not paralyzed from the neck up. -Larry Flynt

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not. -Isaac Asimov

May it not be that, just as we have to have faith in Him, God has to have faith in us and, considering the history of the human race so far, may it not be that 'faith' is even more difficult for Him than it is for us? -W. H. Auden

An engaged woman is always more agreeable than a disengaged. She is satisfied with herself. Her cares are over, and she feels that she may exert all her powers of pleasing without suspicion. All is safe with a lady engaged; no harm can be done. -Jane Austen

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does. -Jane Austen

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. -Joseph Addison

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense. -Joseph Addison

A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative. -George Ade

Thou must be emptied of that wherewith thou art full, that thou mayest be filled with that whereof thou art empty. -Saint Augustine

Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. -Saint Augustine

Economic growth may one day turn out to be a curse rather than a good, and under no conditions can it either lead into freedom or constitute a proof for its existence. -Hannah Arendt

The defiance of established authority, religious and secular, social and political, as a world-wide phenomenon may well one day be accounted the outstanding event of the last decade. -Hannah Arendt

Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone. -Albert Einstein

Opposition may become sweet to a man when he has christened it persecution. -George Eliot

The sons of Judah have to choose that God may again choose them. The divine principle of our race is action, choice, resolved memory. -George Eliot

You may try but you can never imagine what it is to have a man's form of genius in you, and to suffer the slavery of being a girl. -George Eliot

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion. -Meister Eckhart

Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel. -Tryon Edwards

Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end. -Tryon Edwards

A minority may be right, and a majority is always wrong. -Henrik Ibsen

Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it… it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse. -Henrik Ibsen

So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. -Lee Iacocca

A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he can't sit on it. -William Inge

His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall. -James M. Barrie

Civilization exists precisely so that there may be no masses but rather men alert enough never to constitute masses. -Georges Bernanos

The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden. -Phillips Brooks

Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. -Richard Bach

Retirement may be looked upon either as a prolonged holiday or as a rejection, a being thrown on to the scrap-heap. -Simone de Beauvoir

Mere parsimony is not economy. Expense, and great expense, may be an essential part in true economy. -Edmund Burke

By gnawing through a dike, even a rat may drown a nation. -Edmund Burke

If you can be well without health, you may be happy without virtue. -Edmund Burke

It is not what a lawyer tells me I may do; but what humanity, reason, and justice tell me I ought to do. -Edmund Burke

Good fame is like fire; when you have kindled you may easily preserve it; but if you extinguish it, you will not easily kindle it again. -Francis Bacon

In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring. -Enid Bagnold

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact. -Honore de Balzac

Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise; the U.S. is a paradise. Paradise is just paradise. Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be, it is paradise. There is no other. -Jean Baudrillard

Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles. -Thomas Browne

The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it. -Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then. -John Burroughs

I believe that you control your destiny, that you can be what you want to be. You can also stop and say, 'No, I won't do it, I won't behave his way anymore. I'm lonely and I need people around me, maybe I have to change my methods of behaving,' and then you do it. -Leo Buscaglia

I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned. -Lord Byron

A thousand years may scare form a state. An hour may lay it in ruins. -Lord Byron

Lovers may be – and indeed generally are – enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations. -Lord Byron

Though sages may pour out their wisdom's treasure, there is no sterner moralist than pleasure. -Lord Byron

People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues. -Elizabeth Gaskell

Fools may our scorn, not envy, raise. For envy is a kind of praise. -John Gay

An open foe may prove a curse, but a pretended friend is worse. -John Gay

It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music. -Ursula K. Le Guin

Kings may be judges of the earth, but wise men are the judges of kings. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun. -Jean Genet

The slave has but one master, the ambitious man has as many as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortunes. -Jean de la Bruyere

In all professions each affects a look and an exterior to appear what he wishes the world to believe that he is. Thus we may say that the whole world is made up of appearances. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Taste may change, but inclination never. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Poverty may be the mother of crime, but lack of good sense is the father. -Jean de la Bruyere

However things may seem, no evil thing is success and no good thing is failure. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Sometimes we may learn more from a man's errors, than from his virtues. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Give what you have to somebody, it may be better than you think. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I shall never be a heretic; I may err in dispute, but I do not wish to decide anything finally; on the other hand, I am not bound by the opinions of men. -Martin Luther

You may tell a man thou art a fiend, but not your nose wants blowing; to him alone who can bear a thing of that kind, you may tell all. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

Him, who incessantly laughs in the street, you may commonly hear grumbling in his closet. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

There lies at the back of every creed something terrible and hard for which the worshipper may one day be required to suffer. -E. M. Forster

The goal towards which the pleasure principle impels us – of becoming happy – is not attainable: yet we may not – nay, cannot – give up the efforts to come nearer to realization of it by some means or other. -Sigmund Freud

A good garden may have some weeds. -Thomas Fuller

Be the business never so painful, you may have it done for money. -Thomas Fuller

In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better. -Paul Klee

Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness. -Immanuel Kant

All the interests of my reason, speculative as well as practical, combine in the three following questions: 1. What can I know? 2. What ought I to do? 3. What may I hope? -Immanuel Kant

It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel. -John Keats

We may have found a cure for most evils; but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all, the apathy of human beings. -Helen Keller

My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious. -Helen Keller

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length. -Helen Keller

The light that radiates from the great novels time can never dim, for human existence is perpetually being forgotten by man and thus the novelists' discoveries, however old they may be, will never cease to astonish. -Milan Kundera

When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us. -Sydney J. Harris

It is not enough to merely defend democracy. To defend it may be to lose it; to extend it is to strengthen it. Democracy is not property; it is an idea. -Hubert H. Humphrey

The myths have always condemned those who 'looked back.' Condemned them, whatever the paradise may have been which they were leaving. Hence this shadow over each departure from your decision. -Dag Hammarskjold

A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much. -Zora Neale Hurston

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle, cutting off the soul from what it desires. If a man would travel far along the mystic road, he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness, passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength. -Aldous Huxley

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it. -E. W. Howe

A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous. -Thomas Hobbes

The battle is all over except the 'shouting' when one knows what is wanted and has made up his mind to get it, whatever the price may be. -Napoleon Hill

It has always been my belief that a man should do his best, regardless of how much he receives for his services, or the number of people he may be serving or the class of people served. -Napoleon Hill

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. -Napoleon Hill

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought. -Napoleon Hill

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration. -William Hazlitt

There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you. -William Hazlitt

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

The State of the Union may look rosy from the White House balcony or the suites of George Bush's wealthiest donors. But hardworking Americans will see through this president's efforts to wrap his radical agenda with a compassionate ribbon. -Howard Dean

I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ. -David Livingstone

I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever. -Anita Loos

Fear may come true that which one is afraid of. -Viktor E. Frankl

Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose. -Heinrich Heine

While I do not suggest that humanity will ever be able to dispense with its martyrs, I cannot avoid the suspicion that with a little more thought and a little less belief their number may be substantially reduced. -John B. S. Haldane

Those who are of the opinion that money will do everything may reasonably be expected to do everything for money. -Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

Coercion may prevent many transgressions; but it robs even actions which are legal of a part of their beauty. Freedom may lead to many transgressions, but it lends even to vices a less ignoble form. -Wilhelm von Humboldt

However great an evil immorality may be, we must not forget that it is not without its beneficial consequences. It is only through extremes that men can arrive at the middle path of wisdom and virtue. -Wilhelm von Humboldt

The question of whether it's God's green earth is not at center stage, except in the sense that if so, one is reminded with some regularity that He may be dying. -Edward Hoagland

If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big. -Donald Trump

All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first, but are sure to collapse in the end. -Tacitus

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs. -Margaret Thatcher

An empty book is like an infant's soul, in which anything may be written. It is capable of all things, but containeth nothing. I have a mind to fill this with profitable wonders. -Thomas Traherne

It is here, my daughters, that love is to be found – not hidden away in corners but in the midst of occasions of sin. And believe me, although we may more often fail and commit small lapses, our gain will be incomparably the greater. -Saint Teresa of Avila

As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution. -Henry David Thoreau

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others. -Aiden Wilson Tozer

The greatest gift that Oxford gives her sons is, I truly believe, a genial irreverence toward learning, and from that irreverence love may spring. -Robertson Davies

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught. -John Dryden

Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son. -John Dryden

We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity. -Isadora Duncan

The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts. -Ivan Illich

Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural. -Amelia Barr

The decline of the aperitif may well be one of the most depressing phenomena of our time. -Luis Bunuel

Faith without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven. -Francis Beaumont

I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal. -Mikhail Gorbachev

The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. -Leon Trotsky

The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces – in nature, in society, in man himself. -Leon Trotsky

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved. -George Sand

Not without a shudder may the human hand reach into the mysterious urn of destiny. -Friedrich Schiller

Shame may restrain what law does not prohibit. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When an author is too meticulous about his style, you may presume that his mind is frivolous and his content flimsy. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lost wealth may be replaced by industry, lost knowledge by study, lost health by temperance or medicine, but lost time is gone forever. -Samuel Smiles

What our eyes behold may well be the text of life but one's meditations on the text and the disclosures of these meditations are no less a part of the structure of reality. -Wallace Stevens

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. -Saadi

The philosophy of the common man is an old wife that gives him no pleasure, yet he cannot live without her, and resents any aspersions that strangers may cast on her character. -George Santayana

Every possession and every happiness is but lent by chance for an uncertain time, and may therefore be demanded back the next hour. -Arthur Schopenhauer

For the duration of its collective life, or the time during which its identity may be assumed, each class resembles a hotel or an omnibus, always full, but always of different people. -Joseph A. Schumpeter

A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect. -Walter Scott

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. -Robert Southey

If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic. -Muriel Spark

I wouldn't take the Pope too seriously. He's a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third. -Muriel Spark

One's prime is elusive. You little girls, when you grow up, must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of your life it may occur. You must then live it to the full. -Muriel Spark

For much of the female half of the world, food is the first signal of our inferiority. It lets us know that our own families may consider female bodies to be less deserving, less needy, less valuable. -Gloria Steinem

One may as well be asleep as to read for anything but to improve his mind and morals, and regulate his conduct. -Laurence Sterne

Of all the cants which are canted in this canting world, – though the cant of hypocrites may be the worst, – the cant of criticism is the most tormenting! -Laurence Sterne

The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie. -Susan Sontag

Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Man's yesterday may never be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability. -Percy Bysshe Shelley

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. -May Sarton

Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

The magistrates are the ministers for the laws, the judges their interpreters, the rest of us are servants of the law, that we all may be free. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is your work to clear away the mass of encumbering material of thoughts, so that you may bring into plain view the precious thing at the center of the mass. -Robert Collier

The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end. -Charles Caleb Colton

The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other. -Charles Caleb Colton

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgments requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity. -Calvin Coolidge

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will. -Oliver Cromwell

Whatever evil a man may think of women, there is no woman but thinks more. -Nicolas Chamfort

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement – but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims. -Joseph Conrad

Man may dismiss compassion from his heart, but God never will. -William Cowper

A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out. -Cyril Connolly

Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

An aged Christian, with the snow of time upon his head, may remind us that those points of earth are whitest which are nearest to heaven. -Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting. -Henry James

Do something everyday for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test. -William James

No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may remain entirely unaffected for the better. -William James

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. -Thomas Jefferson

We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country. -Thomas Jefferson

It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others: or their case may, by change of circumstances, become his own. -Thomas Jefferson

Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it. -Thomas Jefferson

In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving – instead of actually getting up and leaving. -Erica Jong

As a man is said to have a right to his property, he may be equally said to have a property in his rights. -James Madison

You may live in an imperfect world but the frontiers are not closed and the doors are not all shut. -Maxwell Maltz

We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving. -Bernard Meltzer

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. -Bernard Meltzer

One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring. -H. L. Mencken

I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime. -Arthur Miller

The wretch who digs the mine for bread, or ploughs, that others may be fed, feels less fatigued than that decreed to him who cannot think or read. -Hannah More

Genius without religion is only a lamp on the outer gate of a palace; it may serve to cast a gleam of light on those that are without, while the inhabitant sits in darkness. -Hannah More

However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power. -Kate Millett

If there is any country on earth where the course of true love may be expected to run smooth, it is America. -Harriet Martineau

Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive. -Bernard de Mandeville

People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it. -Bernard de Mandeville

Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation. -Norman Mailer

It is not in the world of ideas that life is lived. Life is lived for better or worse in life, and to a man in life, his life can be no more absurd than it can be the opposite of absurd, whatever that opposite may be. -Archibald MacLeish

Turn where we may, within, around, the voice of great events is proclaiming to us, Reform, that you may preserve! -Thomas Babington Macaulay

Of mankind we may say in general they are fickle, hypocritical, and greedy of gain. -Niccolo Machiavelli

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is… the highway to success. -Og Mandino

Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. -Og Mandino

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. -Karl Marx

The writer may very well serve a movement of history as its mouthpiece, but he cannot of course create it. -Karl Marx

There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in – that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible. -Mother Teresa

Our schools should get five years to get back to where they were in 1963. If they're still bad maybe we should declare educational bankruptcy, give the people their money and let them educate themselves and start their own schools. -William Bennett

It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little; a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little will only accustom you to endure. -Grenville Kleiser

Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know. -John Denham

It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits. -Greil Marcus

Comedy may be big business but it isn't pretty. -Steve Martin

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train. -Phyllis McGinley

If human beings are to survive in a nuclear age, committing acts of violence may eventually have to become as embarrassing as urinating or defecating in public are today. -Myriam Miedzian

Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for – because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. -Peter Marshall

Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature. -Maurice Maeterlinck

Over emphatic negatives always suggest that what is being denied may be what is really being asserted. -Jonathan Raban

Well everybody in Casablanca has problems. Yours may work out. -Humphrey Bogart

I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together. -William Jennings Bryan

We may be personally defeated, but our principles never! -William Lloyd Garrison

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art. -Paul Theroux

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age – as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. -Phyllis Diller

To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist. -Gail Sheehy

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out in a technological society. -Arthur C. Clarke

You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady. -Lady Randolph Churchill

If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name. -A. A. Milne

People may or may not say what they mean… but they always say something designed to get what they want. -David Mamet

The will is commendable though the ability may be wanting. -Ovid

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. -George Orwell

We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose. -George Orwell

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. -Thomas Paine

By depending on the great, The small may rise high. See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top. -Saskya Pandita

When many work together for a goal, Great things may be accomplished. It is said a lion cub was killed By a single colony of ants. -Saskya Pandita

It may be doubtful, at first, whether a person is an enemy or friend. Meat, if not properly digested, becomes poison; But poison, if used rightly, may turn medicinal. -Saskya Pandita

Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good. -Plato

Science may be described as the art of systematic over-simplification. -Karl Popper

He may have hair upon his chest but, sister, so has Lassie. -Cole Porter

No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem, if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things. -Channing Pollock

Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be. -Norman Vincent Peale

Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory. -George S. Patton

Men despise religion. They hate it and are afraid it may be true. -Blaise Pascal

No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim. -Boris Pasternak

Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond. -Thomas Love Peacock

What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero. -Pablo Picasso

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, and wretches hang that jurymen may dine. -Alexander Pope

We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally at our convenience and which ones may never be if we are to live pleasantly with our fellow man. -Amy Vanderbilt

The whole course of human history may depend on a change of heart in one solitary and even humble individual – for it is in the solitary mind and soul of the individual that the battle between good and evil is waged and ultimately won or lost. -M. Scott Peck

During last night's debate, John Kerry and John Edwards were so friendly to each other some political experts think that they may end up running together. In fact Kerry and Edwards were so friendly, President Bush accused them of planning a gay marriage. -Conan O'Brien

I'm just deeply disappointed that once again we may have to settle for the lesser of two evils. -Howard Dean

There is none made so great, but he may both need the help and service, and stand in fear of the power and unkindness, even of the meanest of mortals. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. -Martha Washington

Though we may know Him by a thousand names, He is one and the same to us all. -Mahatma Gandhi

All the religions of the world, while they may differ in other respects, unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth. -Mahatma Gandhi

We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts? -Mahatma Gandhi

Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, however noble and great the latter may be. -Mahatma Gandhi

Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender. -Winston Churchill

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. -Benjamin Disraeli

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God – but to create him. -Arthur C. Clarke

The American people would not want to know of any misquotes that Dan Quayle may or may not make. -Dan Quayle

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. -Edwin Markham

What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive. -Arnold Palmer

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. -Erich Fromm

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty. -Mary Wilson Little

No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not. -H. L. Mencken

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We may have lured judges into roaming at large in the constitutional field. -Warren E. Burger

Constant attention by a good nurse may be just as important as a major operation by a surgeon. -Dag Hammarskjold

When the burdens of the presidency seem unusually heavy, I always remind myself it could be worse. I could be a mayor. -Lyndon B. Johnson

He may be president, but he still comes home and swipes my socks. -Joseph P. Kennedy

I just want to do God's will. And he's allowed me to go to the mountain. And I've looked over, and I've seen the promised land! I may not get there with you, but I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

When a book leaves your hands, it belongs to God. He may use it to save a few souls or to try a few others, but I think that for the writer to worry is to take over God's business. -Flannery O'Connor

There are few earthly things more beautiful than a university a place where those who hate ignorance may strive to know, where those who perceive truth may strive to make others see. -John Masefield

I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth. -Ambrose Bierce

No evil propensity of the human heart is so powerful that it may not be subdued by discipline. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Laugh at your friends, and if your friends are sore; So much the better, you may laugh the more. -Henry Ward Beecher

Although a man may wear fine clothing, if he lives peacefully; and is good, self-possessed, has faith and is pure; and if he does not hurt any living being, he is a holy man. -Denis Diderot

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough. -Frank Crane

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Truth may be stretched, but cannot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as does oil above water. -Miguel de Cervantes

Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person's money as his time. -Horace Mann

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness. -Elbert Hubbard

Assassinate me you may; intimidate me you cannot. -John Philpot Curran

The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired. -Stephen Hawking

For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received. -Storm Jameson

I'm not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It's not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship. -Ben Affleck

Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. -Paramahansa Yogananda

There may be fairies at the bottom of the garden. There is no evidence for it, but you can't prove that there aren't any, so shouldn't we be agnostic with respect to fairies? -Richard Dawkins

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death. -Nathaniel Hawthorne

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. -Henry Ford

Inspiration may be a form of super-consciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness I wouldn't know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self-consciousness. -Aaron Copland

I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. -Hermann Hesse

Men may die, but the fabrics of free institutions remains unshaken. -Chester A. Arthur

Increase of material comforts, it may be generally laid down, does not in any way whatsoever conduce to moral growth. -Mahatma Gandhi

This is our purpose: to make as meaningful as possible this life that has been bestowed upon us; to live in such a way that we may be proud of ourselves; to act in such a way that some part of us lives on. -Oswald Spengler

Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power. -Henry George

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. -Russell Baker

Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones. -Nancy Astor

Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space. -Douglas Adams

It may be true that you can't fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country. -Will Durant

We know what we are, but know not what we may be. -William Shakespeare

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. -Anita Brookner

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good. -Bob Greene

Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy. -Marshall McLuhan

It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it. -George Washington

A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside is more often his nursery. -Clare Boothe Luce

There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance. -Walt Whitman

A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come. -Denis Waitley

As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the prospect of the coming eternity. -Jean Paul

What we have found in this country, and maybe we're more aware of it now, is one problem that we've had, even in the best of times, and that is the people who are sleeping on the grates, the homeless, you might say, by choice. -Ronald Reagan

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all. -Isaac Asimov

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. -Maya Angelou

However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks. -Havelock Ellis

The night is a skin pulled over the head of day that the day may be in torment. -Djuna Barnes

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do, before we risk congratulations. -Edmund Burke

Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. -Aristotle

I have many regrets, and I'm sure everyone does. The stupid things you do, you regret… if you have any sense, and if you don't regret them, maybe you're stupid. -Katharine Hepburn

You make me chuckle when you say that you are no longer young, that you have turned twenty-four. A man is or may be young to after sixty, and not old before eighty. -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited advice or tries to help a man, she has no idea of how critical and unloving he may sound to him. -John Gray

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it. -Patrick Henry

A day may sink or save a realm. -Alfred Lord Tennyson

It pays to know the enemy – not least because at some time you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend. -Margaret Thatcher

Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong. -William Shakespeare

The more defects a man may have, the older he is, the less lovable, the more resounding his success. -Marquis de Sade

There is no absurdity so palpable but that it may be firmly planted in the human head if you only begin to inculcate it before the age of five, by constantly repeating it with an air of great solemnity. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. -Robert Southey

Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead. -Charles Caleb Colton

I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken. -Oliver Cromwell

Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor. -Charles Churchill

Nations it may be have fashioned their Governments, but the Governments have paid them back in the same coin. -Joseph Conrad

I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. -James Madison

Laws and customs may be creative of vice; and should be therefore perpetually under process of observation and correction: but laws and customs cannot be creative of virtue: they may encourage and help to preserve it; but they cannot originate it. -Harriet Martineau

One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful. -Thomas Arnold

There is an abiding beauty which may be appreciated by those who will see things as they are and who will ask for no reward except to see. -Vera Brittain

Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry. -William Butler Yeats

Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. -Henry Taylor

If you strive for the moon, maybe you'll get over the fence. -James Woods

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it. -Confucius

Ill give you a definite maybe. -Samuel Goldwyn

In this possibly terminal phase of human existence, democracy and freedom are more than just ideals to be valued – they may be essential to survival. -Noam Chomsky

No man may make another free. -Zora Neale Hurston

Though men may be deep, mentally they are slow. -Camille Paglia

We're all capable of mistakes, but I do not care to enlighten you on the mistakes we may or may not have made. -Al Gore

Dancing is my number one love. That was my first goal as a child. I would love to do stage, maybe do Chicago. I love being in front of an audience. It's so stimulating. I also love to barbecue. -Carmen Electra

Most of us are consumed with our own thoughts and desires and are not always thinking about what other people may want. This is not necessarily being egocentric; it is just being human. -Bo Bennett

When you take a stand out of deep conviction, people know. They may not even agree, but they ask, 'Do I want someone who is willing to take a hard stand and someone I can trust to do that when the chips are down?' They want that. -Barbara Boxer

What does it mean to be an American? While each of us may have our own specific answer to that question, we likely can agree on the basic principles of America: freedom, equal opportunity, and rights accompanied by responsibilities. -Ben Nelson

While one party may possess the levers of power, one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas. Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to craft effective solutions. -Bill Owens

We may disagree on some things, but we can do so without being disagreeable. -Christine Gregoire

Duty is the great business of a sea officer; all private considerations must give way to it, however painful it may be. -Horatio Nelson

It is warm work; and this day may be the last to any of us at a moment. But mark you! I would not be elsewhere for thousands. – at the Battle of Copenhagen. -Horatio Nelson

Don't worry about what others say about your music. Pursue whatever you are hearing… but if everybody really hates your music maybe you could try some different approaches. -Wynton Marsalis

Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer. -Bryant H. McGill

Remember that the greatest fool in the world may ask more than the wisest man can answer. -Bryant H. McGill

The best way to win against the intolerable is to tolerate them, for this they have seldom dealt with. Your indulgence may soften their malice and open their eyes to more honorable ways. -Bryant H. McGill

You may find many contradictory statements and philosophies within my writings. However, to this I will say such is life, for life is full of contradictions. -Bryant H. McGill

What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn't think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

Methamphetamine is a hideous drug. Meth makes a person become paranoid, violent, and aggressive – making them a serious threat to society and law enforcement. And maybe more importantly, meth users are a threat to their own children and families. -Dirk Kempthorne

Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher. -Joe Manchin

Inaction may be safe, but it builds nothing. -Dave Freudenthal

It is imperative that we make consumers more aware of the long-term effects of their financial decisions, particularly in managing their credit card debt, so that they can avoid financial pitfalls that may lead to bankruptcy. -Daniel Akaka

What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning. -Chuck Grassley

While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis. -Trent Lott

Although we must change the ways we protect our country, we must also guard against policies that appear attractive but offer little real protection and may even impede our ability to protect ourselves. -Richard Burr

For many Americans, including many who are employed, going to the doctor when they fall ill or become injured may not be an option because of the absence of health insurance. -Ben Nelson

The election in Iraq clearly demonstrates that Iraqi people are like people everywhere. They desire to create a future in an environment that is safe and allows them to reach their full potential as human beings, whatever that potential may be. -John Ensign

I dare say there may be some men and women in the Armed Forces who are so decent that they would say: Give the Iraqi people money, we do not want to be paid back. That is the strength of our country. -Lindsey Graham

Without greater support for childcare, parents of young children may be forced to choose cheaper, poor quality care for their children or fail to provide it entirely. -Tim Johnson

But very often in politics we have the experience called up from my father when someone was trying to help him in the campaign: I can take care of my enemies, may the Good Lord save me from my friends. -Robert Foster Bennett

It is vital that the United States maintains open lines of communication with our allies. We must assure them of our commitment to eradicating global terrorism wherever it may reside or wherever it's given haven. -George Allen

This Bush administration has a growing credibility gap, maybe even a credibility chasm, on environmental policy. The President has lost the trust of the American people when it comes to the environment. -Jim Jeffords

If you tailor your news viewing so that you only get one point of view, well of course you're going to think somebody else has got a different point of view, and it may be wrong. -Peter Jennings

The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty. -Frank Lloyd Wright

Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. -Hillary Clinton

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion,and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure. -Abraham Lincoln

Total war is no longer war waged by all members of one national community against all those of another. It is total… because it may well involve the whole world. -Jean-Paul Sartre

Paris Hilton, that's very interesting what she did. I've never done that. I haven't really sort of ever got into that. As time passes, maybe I should record it and put it in a vault so that when I get a little old don't have the energy I can remember how life used to be. -Jeremy Irons

Where I live, nobody who's fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it's so important to preserve your innocence. -Natalie Portman

There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke. -Vincent Van Gogh

Conversation may be compared to a lyre with seven chords – philosophy, art, poetry, love, scandal, and the weather. -Anna Jameson

There are so many ways to heal. Arrogance may have a place in technology, but not in healing. I need to get out of my own way if I am to heal. -Anne Wilson Schaef

There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to man and beast, it is all a sham. -Anna Sewell

The next war… may well bury Western civilization forever. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

People's attitudes about sex aren't healthy anywhere, except maybe in those tribes where they go around naked. -Asia Argento

When I am dead, I hope it may be said: His sins were scarlet, but his books were read. -Hilaire Belloc

However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once. -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

If I'm a commodity, it wouldn't be a wise idea to buy stock in me – although, in the long run, maybe I'm a slow growth investment. -Tim Robbins

The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those that got there first. -Steven Tyler

Medicine is not only a science; it is also an art. It does not consist of compounding pills and plasters; it deals with the very processes of life, which must be understood before they may be guided. -Paracelsus

The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class, capital-S, Society may have come when, in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be call the Society page was replaced by the Style section. -Joseph Epstein

No good poem, however confessional it may be, is just a self-expression. Who on earth would claim that the pearl expresses the oyster? -C. Day Lewis

If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true. -Anthony Holden

In a sense, each of us is an island. In another sense, however, we are all one. For though islands appear separate, and may even be situated at great distances from one another, they are only extrusions of the same planet, Earth. -J. Donald Walters

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance. -William Wirt

I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them. -Clara Barton

The future may be made up of many factors but where it truly lies is in the hearts and minds of men. Your dedication should not be confined for your own gain, but unleashes your passion for our beloved country as well as for the integrity and humanity of mankind. -Li Ka-shing

I'm not a traditional politician, and I have a sense of humor. I'll try to soften it and become boring, maybe even very boring, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to. -Silvio Berlusconi

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. -Steve Jobs

Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored. -Alfred Whitney Griswold

With the success of the last three or so years, when a lot of people start treating you differently, there's a danger that you may start to think of yourself differently. You rely on your friends to say, 'Hey, wake up!' -David Schwimmer

Before, being a model, it was just a job, and I was making fun of it. But today, I take my career more seriously. The fact that a reader may buy an Armani item because she'd seen it on me in a magazine is very important to me. So much so that I intend to launch my own label. -Milla Jovovich

I've learned to relax more. Everybody feels pressure in what they do, maybe mine is just a little different because there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to accomplish what I want to. -Tom Cruise

I get bored at the theatre a lot because I notice that there's not always a connection between the actors. They may be technically proficient, but they're not surprising each other. I'm thrilled by actors who make choices that are surprising. -Lusia Strus

Be your own politics, grow your own garden, and maybe you can help out more. -Rip Torn

I love film and TV, the medium of them, just because it's such a smaller screen. It's much more precise. Ideally, I'd like to do maybe a film a year of some sort and use that to work more in the theatre because theatre really is my first love. -Shuler Hensley

But if our hopes are betrayed, if we are forced to resist the invasion of our soil, and to defend our threatened homes, this duty, however hard it may be, will find us armed and resolved upon the greatest sacrifices. -Albert II of Belgium

The ultimate creative capacity of the brain may be, for all practical purposes, infinite. -George Leonard

However dark and profitless, however painful and weary, existence may have become, life is not done, and our Christian character is not won, so long as God has anything left for us to suffer, or anything left for us to do. -Frederick William Robertson

It may be that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong – but that is the way to bet. -Cybill Shepherd

Everything must be recaptured and relocated in the general framework of history, so that despite the difficulties, the fundamental paradoxes and contradictions, we may respect the unity of history which is also the unity of life. -Fernand Braudel

Yes, prudently invested contributions to the Social Security fund may bring greater dividends, but those contributions would also face a greater risk. It would be like gambling. We should not gamble with the investments and the future of the citizens of this land. -Daniel Inouye

The job of mayor and Governor is becoming more and more like the job of university president, which I used to be; it looks like you are in charge, but you are not. -Lamar Alexander

Mr. President, it may surprise my colleagues, but I am no fan of federal disaster programs for agriculture. They are difficult to pass and often a disaster to implement. -Pat Roberts

Our work is before us. It cannot be passed to future legislatures and must not be passed to future generations. May we boldly seize the moment with singular unity. And may we build a Texas of unlimited possibility. -Rick Perry

Increasing recycling in Delaware is an idea whose time has come and, if put off, may not come again. -Ruth Ann Minner

This independent report clearly indicates that while we may differ among ourselves in government about what to spend money on, we have one of the most reliable and non-political processes for agreeing on how much money there is. We don't play games with the numbers. -Ruth Ann Minner

When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time. -Orison Swett Marden

The more we get out of the world the less we leave, and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival. -Norbert Wiener

The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with information. -Norbert Wiener

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing. -Christopher Fry

In our film profession you may have Gable's looks, Tracy's art, Marlene's legs or Liz's violet eyes, but they don't mean a thing without that swinging thing called courage. -Frank Capra

We may achieve climate, but weather is thrust upon us. -O. Henry

The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity. -Sholem Asch

If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks. -Francois Rabelais

Older women are best, because they always think they may be doing it for the last time. -Ian Fleming

We demand that people should be true to the pictures we have of them, no matter how repulsive those pictures may be: we prefer the true portrait in all its homogeneity, to one with a detail added which refuses to fit in. -Pamela Hansford Johnson

One may know how to gain a victory, and know not how to use it. -Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Time and space – time to be alone, space to move about – these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow. -Edwin Way Teale

I think that in a year I may retire. I cannot take my money with me when I die and I wish to enjoy it, with my family, while I live. I should prefer living in Germany to any other country, though I am an American, and am loyal to my country. -Harry Houdini

For myself, I can only say that I am astonished and somewhat terrified at the results of this evening's experiments. Astonished at the wonderful power you have developed, and terrified at the thought that so much hideous and bad music may be put on record forever. -Arthur Sullivan

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose. -Czeslaw Milosz

Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love. -Hector Berlioz

When you've seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there. -George Harrison

Genius, scholar, and war hero though he is, you have to admit – or maybe you should think about admitting – that George Bush might have rushed things a little in invading Iraq. -Alan Colmes

I can honestly say this industry hasn't made me neurotic about my looks, except maybe my weight. I hope my clothes kind of reflect that. They're meant to make you feel good. -Stella McCartney

We will liberate our country from the occupying forces and put an end to relations between Russia and the Chechen State, no matter how difficult the task may be. -Aslan Maskhadov

It was between the ages of 14 and 20 and I started off not eating at all, maybe an apple a day. -Torrie Wilson

There's no secret about my ambition, I do not want to go into the House of Commons. My only real political interest is in London and if one day I'm in a position to run for mayor, then terrific. -Trevor Phillips

Thank you for the sacrifices you and your families are making. Our Vietnam Veterans have taught us that no matter what are positions may be on policy, as Americans and patriots, we must support all of our soldiers with our thoughts and our prayers. -Zach Wamp

We are the only ones who really can care about the preservation Foreigners who come to excavate, maybe some of them care about preservation, but the majority care about discoveries. -Zahi Hawass

The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself. -Dawn Fraser

I don't think you can look for love. All you can do is get yourself in a situation where you don't discourage something that may be rather nice. -Linda Ronstadt

The man who runs may fight again. -Menander

We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely… change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now. -George A. Sheehan

Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork… we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly. -Agnes Martin

Acting classes, I guess, are good and I would like to maybe sometime take one. But I would feel like I was learning someone else's technique. I like mine. -Frankie Muniz

As thy days, so shall thy strength be which, in modern language, may be translated as thy thoughts so shall thy life be. -Emmet Fox

God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won't. -Alfred Korzybski

Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone. -Elizabeth Fry

Morality may consist solely in the courage of making a choice. -Leon Blum

The law is not a 'light' for you or any man to see by; the law is not an instrument of any kind. The law is a causeway upon which so long as he keeps to it a citizen may walk safely. -Robert Bolt

Technology should be an important ingredient. It may be and should be a tool for social development. -Aleksander Kwasniewski

I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes. -Fidel Castro

A person may rightfully be happy if in this life he could do a great favor for widows and orphans, could assist support than, and facilitate fate of people. -Islom Karimov

It is not enough to receive support, no matter, how needed it may be. It is fundamental to know how to receive this support and ensure that its result is exponential. -Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao

May hard work, and justice, always cement our bonds of unity that we may get our country back to production. -Mwai Kibaki

You may count on Mexico's support, since your commitment to the noblest causes of mankind and your vast experience are and will be invaluable in enabling us, together, to achieve a better world. -Vicente Fox

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