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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Assorted Quotes

Assorted Quotes
As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1.  The wise see knowledge and action as one; they see truly.
-- Bhagava Gita
2.  Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little course, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
3.  The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.
-- William Hazlitt
4.  The great end of life is not knowledge, but action. What men need is as much knowledge as they can organize for action; give them more and it may become injurious. Some men are heavy and stupid from undigested learning.
-- Thomas Henry Huxley

Malcolm X (1925-1965) U.S. political activist and civil rights leader
5.  My Alma mater was books, a good library . . . . I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
6.  History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
7.  Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
8.  Early in life I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
9.  Brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can't believe that everyone in here is a friend and I don't want to leave anybody out.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English economist, philosopher
10.             That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
11.             That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
12.             The great creative individual . . . is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be.
13.             They who know how to employ opportunities will often find that they can create them; and what we can achieve depends less on the amount of time we possess than on the use we make of our time.
14.             One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.

Plato (427-347 BC) Greek philosopher, student of Socrates
15.             If women are expected to do the same work as men, we must teach them the same things.
16.             When the mind is thinking, it is talking to itself.
17.             Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.
18.             Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
19.             We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Scottish author, physician; creator of Sherlock Holmes
20.             There comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
21.             It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgment.
22.             When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
23.             Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
24.             It is stupidity rather than courage to refuse to recognize danger when it is close upon you.

Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) U.S. critic, social reformer, writer
25.             Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
26.             The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
27.             Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
28.             It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.
29.             Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.

Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) U.S. clergyman, Protestant minister
30.             Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
31.             I would rather live in a world where life is surrounded by mystery, than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
32.             He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.
33.             No steam or gas drives anything until it is confined. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
34.             Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.

Miles Davis (1926-1991) U.S. jazz musician, composer
35.             That was my gift . . . having the ability to put certain guys together that would create a chemistry and then letting them go; letting them play what they knew, and above it.
36.             I'm always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning . . . Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
37.             I'll play it first and tell you what it is later.
38.             Bebop was about change, about evolution. It wasn't about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
39.             A legend is an old man with a cane known for what he used to do. I'm still doing it.
40.             There was a sound of revelry by night,
And Belgium's capital had gathered then
Her beauty and her chivalry, and bright
The lamps shone o'er fair women and brave men.
A thousand hearts beat happily; and when
Music arose with its voluptuous swell,
Soft eyes looked love to eyes which spake again,
And all went merry as a marriage bell.
But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell!
George Noel Gordon, Lord Byron 1788-1824
Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, canto III [1816], st. 21
41.             If you eat a live frog in the morning, nothing worse will happen to either of you for the rest of the day.
42.             Frogs are smart--they eat what bugs them.
43.             A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
-- William Shedd
44.             Vain the ambition of kings

Who seek by trophies and dead things

To leave a living name behind,

And weave but nets to catch the wind.
-- John Webster c.1580-c.1625)
45.             Matrimonially speaking, a bridle for the tongue is better than a rein for the heart.
-- Minna Antrim (fl. 1900) from Naked Truths and Veiled Illusions
46.             Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a woman's weapon is her tongue.
-- Hermione Gingold (1897-1987)
47.             We have drugs to make women speak, but none to keep them silent.
-- Anatole France (1844-1924)
48.             Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
-- Charles Caleb Colton
49.             I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like them myself. They're pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.
-- Humphrey Bogart to Lauren Bacall, in "The Big Sleep"
50.             Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
-- Jean Anouilh
51.             All courage is a form of constancy. It is always himself that a coward abandons first. After this all other betrayals come.
-- Cormac McCarthy
52.             We are the echo of the future.
-- W. S. Merwin
53.             Courage is the price that Love exacts for granting peace.
-- Amelia Earhart
54.             I was going to change my shirt, but I changed my mind instead.
-- Winnie the Pooh

55.             Courage: doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.
-- Eddie Rickenbacker
56.             A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whom timidity prevented from making a first effort.
-- Sydney Smith
57.             Cricket is best described as organised loafing.
-- Anonymous British Radio Broadcaster, 1996
58.             In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
-- Mortimer J. Adler
59.             Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.
-- Anon.
60.             Semper Gumby (always flexible)
-- Anon.
61.             Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time and annoys the pig.
-- Anon.
62.             If you don't know how to do something, you don't know how to do it with a computer.
-- Anon.
63.             It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
-- Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais
64.             The surest way to make a monkey of a man is to quote him.
-- Robert Benchley
65.             Quoting: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
-- Ambrose Bierce
66.             We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming.
-- Wehrner von Braun
67.             The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
-- Nicholas Murray Butler
68.             Not to anticipate is already to moan.
-- Leonardo da Vinci
69.             The important thing is not to stop questioning.
-- Albert Einstein
70.             He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose
-- Jim Elliott
71.             A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking.
-- Martin H. Fischer
72.             A really busy person never knows how much he weighs.
-- Ed Howe
73.             Never fear big long words.

Big long words mean little things.

All big things have little names,

Such as life and death, peace and war,

Or dawn, day, night, hope, love, home.

Learn to use little words in a big way.

It is hard to do,

But they say what you mean.

When you don't know what you mean,

Use big words--

That often fools little people.
-- Arthur Kudner
74.             Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.
-- Edward H. Land
75.             At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past.
-- Maurice Maeterlink
76.             All of the great patriots now engaged in edging and squirming their way toward the Presidency of the Republic run true to form. That is to say, they are all extremely wary, and all more or less palpable frauds. What they want, primarily, is the job; the necessary equipment of unescapable issues, immutable principles and soaring ideals can wait until it becomes more certain which way the mob will be whooping.
-- H. L. Mencken, on the 1920 election campaign
77.             Here is Edward Bear coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way...if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it!
-- A. A. Milne, the opening paragraph of Winnie-the-Pooh
78.             If you cannot be the master of your language, you must be its slave. If you cannot examine your thoughts, you have no choice but to think them, however silly they may be.
-- Richard Mitchell, from Less than Words Can Say
79.             The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.
-- Elting E. Morison
80.             Use your own best judgment at all times.
-- The entire Nordstrom's Department Stores policy manual
81.             You cannot think about thinking, without thinking about thinking about something.
-- Seymour Papert
82.             Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the 'ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome.' You must be willing to fire.
-- Gen. George S. Patton
83.             If there is any one proof of a man's incompetence, it is the stagnant mentality of a worker who, doing some small routine job in a vast undertaking, does not care to look beyond the lever of a machine, does not choose to know how the machine got there or what makes his job possible, and proclaims that the management of the undertaking is parasitical and unneccessary.
-- Ayn Rand
84.             I belong to no organized political party -- I am a Democrat.
-- Will Rogers
85.             Anything is possible, but only a few things actually happen.
-- Richard Rosen
86.             The most savage controversies are about those matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
-- Bertrand Russell
87.             Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
-- John-Paul Sartre
88.             Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple, learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
-- John Steinbeck
89.             Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
-- Simeon Strunsky
90.             The democratic theory is that if you accumulate enough ignorance at the polls, you produce intelligence.
-- Philo Vance
91.             Education is an admirable thing, but nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
-- Oscar Wilde
92.             I dislike arguments of any kind. They are always vulgar, and often convincing.
-- Oscar Wilde
93.             A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
-- Goethe
94.             Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.
-- Ralph N. Gerard
95.             Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.
-- Bill Moyers
96.             Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
-- Vladimir Nabokov
97.             What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences, their attractions and repulsions; life is plurality, death is uniformity.
-- Octavio Paz
98.             A person should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
-- Alexander Pope
99.             In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
-- Al Rogers, Global SchoolHouse Network
100.          Only that day dawns

to which we are awake.
-- Henry David Thoreau, Walden
101.          Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and
102.          new beauty waiting to be born.
-- Dr. Dale E. Turner
103.          Great eaters and great sleepers are incapable of anything else that is great.
-- William Shakespeare, Henry IV
104.          Cable is not a luxury, since many areas have poor TV reception.
-- The mayor of Tucson, Arizona, 1989
105.          What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.
-- Singer Alanis Morissette, 7/30/95 explaining her video for You Oughtta Know
106.          It's the notion that there is no perfection--that there is a broken world and we live with broken hearts and broken lives but still there is no alibi for anything. On the contrary, you have to stand up and say hallelujah under those circumstances.
-- Singer Leonard Cohen, 9/24/95 commenting on his song Hallelujah
107.          -We don't live in Disneyland. We live in blood and in time, not in Fantasyland. We live in a tragic world.
-- - Filmmaker Costa-Gavras, 9/6/95
108.          Technology is an extension of our hands and our feet, not our spirit.
-- - Filmmaker Costa-Gavras, 9/6/95
109.          Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?
110.          The six phases of a project:
1. Enthusiasm
2. Disillusionment
3. Panic
4. Search for the Guilty
5. Punishment of the innocent
6. Praise and Honors for the Non-Participants
111.          If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one.
-- Dr. W.C. Heuper of the National Cancer Institute, as quoted in the New York Times on April 14, 1954.
112.          For the majority of People, smoking has a beneficial effect.
-- Dr. Ian G. Macdonald, Los Angeles surgeon, quoted in Newsweek , Nov.18th 1963.
113.          Conscience is what hurts when everything else feels so good.
114.          Conscious is when you are aware of something and conscience is when you wish you weren't.
115.          Wasting time is an important part of life.
116.          Dreams never hurt anybody if you keep working right behind the dreams to make as much of them become real as you can.
-- Frank W. Woolworth
117.          Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
-- Dean Inge
118.          There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. They are the very simplest things and, because it takes a man's life to know them, the little new that each man gets from life is very costly and the only heritage he has to leave.
-- Ernest Hemingway
119.          If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavours to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-- Henry David Thoreau
120.          You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
-- George Bernard Shaw
121.          I sing sometimes for the war that I fight, 'Cause every tool is a weapon if you hold it right.
-- Ani DiFranco
122.          Sometimes you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.
-- Jerry Garcia
123.          Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
-- LaRouchefoucauld
124.          The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you 'come to terms with" only to discover that they are still there. The real questions refuse to be placated. They barge into your life at the times when it seems most important for them to stay away. They are the questions asked most frequently and answered most inadequately, the ones that reveal their true natures slowly, reluctantly, most often against your will.
-- Ingrid Bengis
125.          Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up.
-- Anon
126.          Computers will not be perfected until they can compute how much more than the estimate the job will cost.
-- Anon
127.          It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
-- St. Francis of Assisi
128.          It is a product of Einstein's genius -- taking a commonplace observation, combining it with some simple imaginary experiments, and arriving at a revolutionary conclusion.
-- Clifford M. Wills, 1986
129.          Both class and race survive education, and neither should. What is education then? If it doesn't help a human being to recognize that humanity is humanity, what is it for? So you can make a bigger salary
130.          than other people?
-- Beah Richards
131.          People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
-- Walter Savage Landor
132.          Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress. When progress is looking for a partner it doesn't turn to those who believe they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek the average level we cannot hope to achieve a high level of success. Our only hope is to avoid being a failure.
-- A. Lou Vickery
133.          Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
-- Roger Babson (1875-1967)
134.          Nature gave men two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.
-- George R. Kirkpatrick
135.          The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are going.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
136.          Realism is a corruption of reality.
-- Wallace Stevens
137.          The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.
-- Paul Ehrlich
138.          They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own.
-- Antonio Porchi
139.          All human actions are equivalent... and... all are on principle doomed...
-- Jean-Paul Sartre, "Being and Nothingness" (Conclusion, sct. 2)
140.          Feeding the hungry is a greater work than raising the dead.
-- Saint John Chrysostom
141.          Consequences, schmonsequences, as long as I'm rich!
-- Chuck Jones-directed cartoon
142.          Someday is not a day of the week.
-- Anon.
143.          Based on what you know about him in history books, what do you think Abraham Lincoln would be doing if he were alive today?
1. Writing his memoirs of the Civil War.
2. Advising the President.
3. Desperately clawing at the inside of his coffin.
-- David Letterman
144.          Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
-- Ed Abbey
145.          That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.
-- Madeleine L'Engle
146.          The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
-- Benjamin Jowett
From: Lovisa Lindberg
Date: Sat, 06 Apr 1996 00:01:04 -0500
Subject: Quotes from Loesje
Hallo!Here are some quotes for your amusement. They are all from the home-page of Loesje Interntional (Http:// Loesje International is association which members make posters with texts like those below. The posters can be seen in big cities all over Europe, and in other continents as well.
147.          It was a day like this Marco Polo left for China. What are your plans for today?
148.          Isn't it incredible that the news from all over the world always fit exactly into the newspaper?
149.          With both feet on the ground you won't get far.
150.          Next time I'll take parents of my own age.
151.          Better watch out that you won't become a television set in your next life.
152.          Does living take a lot of your time?
153.          I always think twice before I say something stupid.
154.          Per cubic inch, your current TV set is perhaps the dumbest appliance in your home (and I'm not even talking about the programs).
-- Nicholas Negroponte
155.          The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television.
-- Anon.
156.          It's linkage I'm talking about,
and harmonies and structures
And all the various things that lock
our wrists to the past.
--Charles Wright
157.          In the late 1600s the finest instruments originated from three rural families whose workshops were side by side in the Italian village of Cremona. First were the Amatis, and outside their shop hung a sign: "The best violins in all Italy." Not to be outdone, their next-door neighbors, the family Guarnerius, hung a bolder sign proclaiming: "The Best Violins In All The World!" At the end of the street was the workshop of Anton Stradivarius, and on its front door was a simple notice which read: "The best violins on the block."
-- Freda Bright
158.          For my part, I believe that the vainglorious and the violent will not inherit the earth... In pursuance of that faith my friends and I take the hands of the dying in our hands. And some of us travel to the Pentagon, and others live in the Bowery and serve there, and others speak unpopularly and plainly of the fate of the unborn and of convicted criminals. It is all one.
-- Daniel Berrigan
159.          Carelessly planned projects take three times longer to complete than expected. Carefully planned projects take four times longer to complete than expected, mostly because the planners expect their planning to reduce the time it takes.
-- Unknown
160.          In any organization there will always be one person who knows what is going on. This person must be fired.
-- Conway's Law
161.          Corrupt, adj.: In politics, holding an office of trust or profit.
162.          No matter how horrid a person may appear on the surface, if you dig deeper, you will find some nice, unexpected little quality.
-- Brooke Astor, age 15
163.          Your body cannot heal without play.
Your mind cannot heal without laughter.
Your soul cannot heal without joy.
-- Catherine Rippenger Fenwick
164.          Conversation, n.: A vocal competition in which the one who is catching his breath is called the listener.
-- Not Your Average Dictionary
165.          It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.
-- Gore Vidal
166.          No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in.
-- Anon.
Vote for the man who promises least. He'll be the least disappointing.
-- Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)
167.          When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: "I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance."
-- Anon.
168.          Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.
-- Grover Cleveland
169.          I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
-- Gilbert & Sullivan, from HMS Pinafore
170.          If ever I get married again it would have to be under an anaesthetic.
-- Marie Tonkin
171.          Love may be a dream but marriage is a nightmare.
-- Joan Collins
172.          Marry in haste, repent in leisure.
-- Tilney
173.          Before marraige a man will like awake all night thinking about something you said. After marriage he will fall asleep before you have finished saying it.
-- Anon.
174.          In olden times sacrifices were made at the altar--a practice which is still continued.
-- Helen Rowland
175.          When a girl marries she exchanges the attention of many men for the inattention of one.
-- Helen Rowland
176.          Our marriage would have worked if we hadn't lived together.
-- Joan Thompson
177.          Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage.
-- Ambrose Bierce
178.          Marriage is like a cage--one sees the birds outside desperate to get in and those inside equally desparate to get out.
-- Di Peatlins
179.          A girl must marry for love and keep on marrying until she finds it.
-- Zsa Zsa Gabor
180.          Marriage is a romance in which the heroine dies in the first chapter.
-- Cecilia Egan
181.          It's important to be open-minded, but not SO open-minded that your brains fall out.
-- Rick Radebaugh
182.          There's a difference between being open-minded & having a hole in your head.
-- Tom Parsons
183.          When looking back, usually I'm more sorry for the things I didn't do than for the things I shouldn't have done.
-- Malcolm Forbes
184.          We never live; we are always in the expectation of living.
-- Voltaire
185.          None but a good man is really a living man, and the more good any man does, the more he really lives. All the rest is death, or belongs to it.
-- Herman Melville
186.          No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.
-- Anon.
187.          If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
188.          I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
-- Anne Sullivan
189.          Obedience is the gateway through which knowledge, yes, and love, too, enter the mind of the child.
-- Anne Sullivan
190.          My heart is singing for joy this morning! A miracle has happened! The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil's mind, and behold, all things are changed!
-- Anne Sullivan
191.          Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
-- Anne Sullivan
192.          People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
-- Anne Sullivan
193.          It takes a great deal of history to produce a little literature.
-- Henry James
194.          She felt in italics and thought in capitals.
-- Henry James
195.          To take what there "is", and use it, without waiting forever in vain for the preconceived - to dig deep into the actual and get something out of that - this doubtless is the right way to live.
-- Henry James
196.          I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favour of doing it.
-- Henry James
197.          I don't want everyone to like me; I should think less of myself if some people did.
-- Henry James
198.          I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
-- Charlie Chaplin
199.          You have to believe in yourself, that's the secret. Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world.
-- Charlie Chaplin
200.          All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.
-- Charlie Chaplin
201.          I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.
-- Charlie Chaplin
202.          No matter how desperate the predicament is, I'm always very much in earnest about clutching my cane, straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie, even though I have just landed on my head.
-- Charlie Chaplin
203.          Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
-- Thornton Wilder
204.          Where there is an unknowable there is a promise.
-- Thornton Wilder
205.          The planting of trees is the least self-centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
-- Thornton Wilder
206.          For what human ill does dawn not seem to be an alternative?
-- Thornton Wilder
207.          Ninety-nine per cent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
-- Thornton Wilder
208.          Thank God - every morning when you get up - that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you a hundred virtues which the idle never know.
-- Charles Kingsley
209.          Twenty years fron now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-- Mark Twain
210.          What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.
-- François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613-80), French writer, moralist. Sentences et Maximes Morales, no. 83 (1678)
211.          Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.
-- Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. Bernard, in The Waves (1931; repr. 1943, p. 189).
212.          Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
-- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), Anglo-Irish playwright, author. Lord Darlington, in Lady Windermere’s Fan, act 2.

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew-
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
-- John Gillespie Magee (1922-1941), High Flight
213.          Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.
-- Kenny Ausubel
214.          Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
-- James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937) Scottish dramatist and novelist
215.          It’s no credit to anyone to work to hard.
-- Ed Howe (1853-1937) American Journalist
216.          One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belive that one’s work is terribly important.
-- Bertrand Rusell (1872-1970) English mathematician and philosopher
217.          Of all the damnable waste of human life that ever was invented, clerking is the worst.
-- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) British playwright
218.          True thinkers are characterised by a blending of clearness and mystery.
-- Victor Hugo
219.          What a difference there is between what we say and what we think.
-- Racine
220.          Dulce bellum inexpertis. (War is lovely for those who know nothing about it.)
-- Erasmus Rotterdamus, Adagia
221.          The amount of work to be done increases in proportion to the amount of work already completed.
222.          Work expands to fill the time available.
223.          My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
-- ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809-1865)
224.          Work and play are words to describe the same thing under different conditions.
-- MARK TWAIN (1835-1910)
225.          The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
226.          You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
227.          Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
-- OSCAR WILDE (1854-1900)
228.          My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.
229.          Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably why so few engage in it.
230.          Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
231.          By working faithfully eight hours a day, you might eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
-- ROBERT FROST (1874-1963)
232.          Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do, and play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
233.          The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a State depend.
-- Benjamin Disraeli (1804-188) Prime Minister of Great Britain
234.          A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
-- Edward Abbey
235.          Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
-- Calvin
236.          I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life
-- Calvin
237.          I'm not dumb, I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
-- Calvin
238.          There's no problem so awful that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse!
-- Calvin
239.          Free will is a golden thread running through the frozen matrix of fixed events.
-- Robert A. Heinlein _The Rolling Stones_
240.          Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft...and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor.
-- Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)
241.          We tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization
-- Petronius Arbiter (d. 66 A.D.)
242.          A team effort is a lot of people doing what I say.
-- Michael Winner (b. 1935)
243.          Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
-- Thomas Jones
244.          I don't meet competition. I crush it.
-- Charles Revlon (1906-1975)
245.          Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
-- Wolfgang Amadè Mozart 1756-1791
246.          When you're lying awake with a dismal headache,
and repose is taboo'd by anxiety,
I conceive you may use any language you choose
to indulge in, without impropriety
-- W. S. Gilbert
247.          The chess board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
-- T[homas] H[enry] Huxley 1825-1895 A Liberal Education [1868]
248.          We must believe in free will, we have no choice.
-- Isaac B. Singer
249.          For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
-- John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) _Maud Muller_ [1856]
250.          Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.
-- Hesiod, "The Theogony," line 694
251.          Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
-- Stephen Leacock
252.          If you wait until the last minute, then it only takes a minute.
-- -Someone in Mr. Deckert's senior design class
253.          In medieval times, people thought that evil spirits could enter a person through an open mouth. These days they more often leave that way.
-- David Deckert
254.          Like a kite
Cut from the string,
Lightly the soul of my youth
Has taken flight
-- Ishikawa Takuboku
255.          He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.
-- Confucius
256.          If we don't change the direction we are going,
We are likely to end up where we are heading.
-- Chinese saying
257.          Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
-- H. L. Mencken
258.          Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
-- George Bernard Shaw
259.          Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management.
-- Senator Soaper
260.          Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't think.
-- Anon.
261.          The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
-- William James
262.          How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?
Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
-- Abraham Lincoln
263.          Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
-- G. B. Shaw
264.          Democracy is good. I say this because other systems are worse.
-- Jawaharlal Nehru
265.          Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.
-- E. B. White
266.          Democracy, n.: A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic... negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate, whether it is based upon deliberation or governed by passion, prejudice, and impulse, without restraint or regard to consequences. Result is demagogism, license, agitation, discontent, anarchy.
-- U.S. Army Training Manual No. 2000-25 (1928-1932), since withdrawn.
267.          The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
-- Paul Valery
268.          Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add colour to my sunset sky.
-- Rabindranath Tagor
269.          Is there life before death?
-- Belfast Graffito
270.          Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
-- T.S. Eliot
271.          It is not because it is difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.
-- Lucius Anneaus Seneca
272.          A man's reach should exeed his grasp, or else what's a heaven for?
-- Robert Browning
273.          A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
-- George Benard Shaw
274.          Launch out into the deep. One discovers by living in scorn of consequence.
-- Essie Summers
275.          Character is what you are in the dark.
-- Dwight L. Moody
276.          To be nobody-but-yourselsf
-- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else
-- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can ever fight; and never stop fighting.
-- e.e. cummings
277.          I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. we are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers.
-- Thoreau
278.          The man who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
-- Lou Holtz (American football coach)
279.          Before you put on a frown, make absolutely sure there are no smiles available.
-- Jim Beggs
280.          The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
-- Thomas Jefferson
281.          He who receives an idea from me receives instruction for himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me.
-- Thomas Jefferson
282.          The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
-- Thomas Jefferson
283.          Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
-- Thomas Jefferson
284.          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
285.          Well if this is the wrong number, why did you answer it?
-- James Thurber
286.          I was nauseous and tingly all over... I was either in love or I had smallpox.
-- Woody Allen
287.          Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
-- Laurence J. Peter
288.          Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is blissfully ignorant.
--John Simon
289.          To realize that you do not understand is a virtue;
Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
--Lao-Tzu, "Tao Teh Ching"
290.          Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.
291.          I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
--Charlie Chaplin
292.          Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
-- H.L. Mencken
293.          Half of the American people never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
-- Gore Vidal
294.          "I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower."
"Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!"
-- Ken Kesey from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
295.          Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
-- George bernard Shaw
296.          Our elections are free - it's in the results where eventually we pay.
-- Bill Stern
297.          "I think it's about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we've been voting for boobs long enough."
-- Arizona senatorial candidate Claire Sargent, on women candidates
298.          It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people.
-- Gore Vidal
299.          No matter who you vote for, the Government always gets in.
-- Anon.
Vote for the man who promises least. He'll be the least disappointing.
-- Bernard Baruch (1870-1965)
300.          When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: "I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance."
-- Anon.
301.          Your every voter, as surely as your chief magistrate, exercises a public trust.
-- Grover Cleveland
302.          I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
-- Gilbert & Sullivan, from HMS Pinafore
303.          If ever I get married again it would have to be under an anaesthetic.
-- Marie Tonkin
304.          Love may be a dream but marriage is a nightmare.
-- Joan Collins
305.          To do great, important tasks, two things are necessary: a plan and not quite enough time.
-- Anon.
306.          Applying computer technology is simply finding the right wrench to pound in the correct screw.
-- Anon.
307.          If the government wants people to respect the law, it should set a better example.
-- Anon.
308.          I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
-- Benjamin Disraeli
309.          This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.
-- Winston Churchill
310.          A diplomat is a person who:
o   -always knows what to talk about, but doesn't always talk about what he knows.
o   -always tries to settle problems created by other diplomats.
o   -can always make himself misunderstood.
o   -can bring home the bacon without spilling the beans.
o   -can say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
o   -can tell you to go to hell so tactfully that you look forward to the trip.
o   -comes right out and says what he thinks when he agrees with you.
o   -divides his time between running for office and running for cover.
o   -lets you do all the talking while he gets what he wants.
o   -puts his cards on the table, but still has some up each sleeve.
o   -will lay down your life for his country.
311.          A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
-- Arthur Schoperhauer
312.          Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
-- William Yeats
313.          Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-- Mark Twain
314.          Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.
-- Danny Kaye The person who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau
316.          Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so you apologize for truth.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
317.          If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
-- Marcus Aurelius
318.          In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.
-- Gamaliel Bradford
319.          True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
-- Henry David Thoreau
320.          The greatest homage to truth is to use it.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
321.          A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
-- St. Augustine
322.          The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences.
-- Author Unknown
323.          Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
-- Aldous Huxley
324.          The best theology would need no advocates; it would prove itself.
-- Karl Barth
325.          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
326.          How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
-- Abraham Lincoln
327.          Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless.
-- R. Scott Richards
328.          It takes two to speak truth --One to speak, and another to hear.
-- Henry David Thoreau
329.          Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coattails.
-- Clarence Darrow
330.          Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies, or can die.
-- Thomas Carlyle
331.          To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
-- Ghandi
332.          Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.
--Don Galer
333.          Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
-- Samuel Johnson
334.          A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.
-- Anon.
335.          Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.
-- David Starr Jordan
336.          We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.
-- Theodore Roosevelt
337.          The time is always right to do what is right.
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.
338.          Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.
-- Clare Boothe Luce
339.          The only reward of virtue is virtue.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
340.          Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
-- Confucius
341.          Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
-- George Washington
342.          Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.
-- Thomas Carlyle
343.          The less a man thinks or knows about his virtues, the better we like him.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
344.          All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
-- Aristotle
345.          He who has lost honor can lose nothing more.
-- Publilius Syrus
346.          The nation's honor is dearer than the nation's comfort; yes, than the nation's life itself.
-- Woodrow Wilson
347.          No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.
-- Booker T. Washington
348.          Honor lies in honest toil.
-- Grover Cleveland
349.          Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor.
-- Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
350.          Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
-- Aristotle (384-322BC)
351.          Honor's a thing too subtle for wisdom; if honor lie in eating, he's right honorable.
-- Beaumont, Francis (c.1584-1616)
352.          Honorable, adj. Afflicted with an impediment in one's reach. In legislative bodies, it is customary to mention all members as honorable; as, `the honorable gentleman is a scurvy cur.'
-- Bierce, Ambrose (1842-?1914)
353.          Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return.
Boileau, Nicolas (1636-1711) _Satires_ (1666) satire 10, l. 167
354.          Our own heart, and not other men's opinions form our true honor.
-- Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834)
355.          War, he sung, is toil and trouble;
Honour but an empty bubble.
-- Dryden, John (1631-1700)
356.          The louder he talked of his honour, the faster we counted our spoons.
-- Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882) _Conduct of Life_ `Worship'
357.          Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.
-- Euripides (480-406BC)
358.          His designs were strictly honourable, as the phrase is; that is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
-- Fielding, Henry (1707-1754) _Tom Jones_ (1749) bk. xi, ch. 4
359.          Purity is the feminine, Truth the masculine, of Honour.
-- Hare, Julius (1795-1855) and Hare, Augustus (1792-1834), Guesses at truth (1827) series 1
360.          Honor's a good brooch to wear in a man's hat at all times.
-- Jonson, Ben (1673-1637)
361.          It is not necessary that whilst I live I live happily; but it is necessary that so long as I live I should live honourably.
-- Kant, Immanuel (1724-1804)
362.          A scar nobly got, or a noble scar, is a good livery of honour; so belike is that.
-- Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) _All's Well That Ends Well_ IV.v
363.          It was just him and me. He fought with honor. If it weren't for his honor, he and the others would have beaten me together. They might have killed me, then. His sense of honor saved my life. I didn't fight with honor . . . I fought to win.
-- Orson Scott Card from Ender's Game
364.          When a man takes an oath, Meg, he's holding his ownself in his own hands. Like water. And if he opens his fingers then- he needn't hope to find himself again.
-- Robert Bolt from A Man For All Seasons
365.          Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
-- George Saunders - last words
366.          Now comes the mystery.
-- Henry Ward Beecher - last words
367.          I am ready at any time. Do not keep me waiting.
-- John Brown - last words
368.          Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
-- John Barrymore - last words
369.          Thomas Jefferson--still surv...
-- John Adams - last words
370.          Friends applaud, the Comedy is over.
-- Ludwig von Beethoven - last words
371.          What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
-- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator, 1890
372.          Show my head to the people, it is worth seeing.
-- Georges Danton, to his executioner
373.          ...the fog is rising
-- Emily Dickinson - last words
374.          The nourishment is palatable.
-- Millard Fillmore - last words
375.          More light!
-- Goethe - last words
376.          Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son m tier.
(God will forgive me. It's his job.)
-- Heinrich Heine - last words
377.          This is the fourth?
-- Thomas Jefferson - last words
378.          Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
-- Karl Marx to his housekeeper
379.          Drink to me.
-- Pablo Picasso - last words
380.          They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist...
-- General John B. Sedgwick, 1864 - last words
381.          Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?
-- Socrates - last words
382.          Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
-- Pancho Villa - last words
383.          I still live.
-- Daniel Webster - last words
384.          Go away...I'm alright.
-- H. G. Wells - last words
385.          Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
-- Oscar Wilde - last words
386.          Life after Fifty (thanks to Rex Guinn)
387.          Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work
388.          The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals
389.          You feel like the night before and you haven't been anywhere
390.          You get winded playing chess
391.          Your children begin to look middle aged
392.          You begin to outlive enthusiasm
393.          Your mind makes contracts your body can't meet
394.          You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions
395.          You look forward to a dull evening
396.          Your favorite part of the newspaper is 25 Years Ago Today
397.          You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going
398.          Your knees buckle and your belt won't
399.          You reget all those mistakes resisting temptation
400.          Dialing long distance wears you out
401.          Your back goes out more than you do
402.          A fortune teller offers to read your face
403.          You burn the midnight oil after 9:00 pm
404.          You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there
405.          You get your exercise acting as a pallbearer for your friends who exercise
406.          You have too mech room in the house and not enough room in the medicine cabinet
407.          The best part of my day is over when the alarm goes off
408.          Children are one-third of our population and all of our future.
-- Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
409.          The soul is healed by being with children.
-- Fyodor Dostoevsky
410.          There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
411.          There are only two things a child will share willingly communicable diseases and his mother's age.
-- Modern Maturity
412.          Before I married, I had three theories about raising children and no children. Now, I have three children and no theories.
-- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester
413.          We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, - from The Conduct of Life
414.          We can't form our children on our own concepts;
we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, - from Hermann und Dorothea
415.          Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's
longing for itself...
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
-- Kahlil Gilbran, from The Prophet
416.          There was a child went forth everyday,
And the first object he looked upon and received with wonder or pity or dread,
that object he became,
And that object became part of him for the day or a certain part of the day...
or for many years or stretching cycles of years...
-- Walt Whitman,from There Was a Child Went Forth, in Leaves of Grass
417.          Wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way,
in that enchanted place on the top of the forest, a little boy and his
Bear will always be playing.
-- A A Milne, closing lines of Winnie-the-Pooh
418.          The better part of valor is discretion.
-- William Shakespeare 1564-1616 from King Henry the Fourth, Part I
[1597-1598], Act: V, Scene: iv, Line: 120
419.          Discretion is the better part of virtue,
Commitments the voters don't know about can't hurt you.
-- Ogden Nash 1902-1971 from The Old Dog Barks Backwards [1972]
420.          I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who
declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of
inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American essayist, poet, philosopher
421.          Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them.
-- Adlai Stevenson
422.          To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.
-- Albert Camus
423.          Feminists are those who cannot stand female characteristics.
-- G.K. Chesterson
424.          You've no idea of what a poor opinion I have of myself, and how little I deserve it.
-- W.S. Gilbert
425.          Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.
-- Anon.
426.          It ain't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so.
-- Will Rogers
427.          I loved you; even now I may confess,
  Some embers of my love their fire retain;
But do not let it cause you more distress,
  I do not want to sadden you again.
Hopeless and tonguetied, yet I loved you dearly
  With pangs the jealous and the timid know;
So tenderly I loved you, so sincerely,
  I pray God grant another love you so.
-- Alexander Pushkin, translated from the Russian
428.          However, never daunted, I will cope with adversity in my usual manner...sulking and nausea.
-- Tom K. Ryan
429.          The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
-- Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855) Danish philosopher, author
430.          The paradox is really the pathos of intellectual life and just as only great souls are exposed to passions it is only the great thinker who is exposed to what I call paradoxes, which are . . . grandiose thoughts in embryo.
-- Soren Kierkegaard
431.          During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
-- Soren Kierkegaard
432.          Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
-- Soren Kierkegaard
433.          The difference between a man who faces death for the sake of an idea and an imitator who goes in search of martyrdom is that the former expresses his idea most fully in death while the latter really enjoys the bitterness of failure.
-- Soren Kierkegaard
434.          Knowledge is the intellectual manipulation of carefully verified observations.
-- Sigmund Freud
435.          Thought is action in rehearsal.
-- Sigmund Freud
436.          Men are strong only so long as they represent a strong idea. They become powerless when they oppose it.
-- Sigmund Freud
437.          From error to error one discovers the entire truth.
-- Sigmund Freud
438.          The voice of the intellect is a soft one, but it does not rest till it has gained a hearing.
-- Sigmund Freud
439.          Genius has somewhat of the infantine; But of the childish not a touch or taint.
-- Robert Browning
440.          Stung by the splendour of a sudden thought.
-- Robert Browning
441.          And gain is gain, however small.
-- Robert Browning
442.          Grow old with me! The best is yet to be!
-- Robert Browning
443.          Study men, not historians.
-- Harry Truman
444.          You can always amend a big plan, but you can never expand a little one. I don't believe in little plans. I believe in plans big enough to meet a situation which we can't possibly foresee now.
-- Harry Truman
445.          It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
-- Harry Truman
446.          If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
-- Harry Truman
447.          He who wishes to teach us a truth should not tell it to us, but simply suggest it with a brief gesture, a gesture which starts an ideal trajectory in the air along which we glide until we find ourselves at the feet of the new.
-- Jose Ortega y Gasset
448.          The metaphor is probably the most fertile power possessed by man.
-- Jose Ortega y Gasset
449.          We live at a time when man believes himself fabulously capable of creation, but he does not know what to create.
-- Jose Ortega y Gasset
450.          Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
-- Jose Ortega y Gasset
451.          The characteristic of the hour is that the commonplace mind, knowing itself to be commonplace, has the assurance to proclaim the rights of the commonplace and to impose them wherever it will.
-- Jose Ortega y Gasset
452.          This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.
-- Fred Astaire
453.          When you're experimenting you have to try so many things before you choose what you want, and you may go days getting nothing but exhaustion.
-- Fred Astaire
454.          I have no desire to prove anything by dancing. I have never used it as an outlet or a means of expressing myself. I just dance. I just put my feet in the air and move them around.
-- Fred Astaire
455.          The higher up you go, the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top, if you make enough of them, it's considered to be your style.
-- Fred Astaire
456.          I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity. . . . [on why he stopped dancing professionally at age 71]
-- Fred Astaire
457.          The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
-- Salvador Dali
458.          The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
-- Salvador Dali
459.          Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
-- Salvador Dali
460.          Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
-- Salvador Dali
461.          In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
-- Salvador Dali
462.          Reading computer manuals without the hardware is a frustrating as reading sex manuals without the software.
-- Arthur C. Clarke
463.          If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
-- Dykstra
464.          I write all my critical routines in assembler, and my comedy routines in FORTRAN.
-- Anonymous
465.          Reading USENET is like drinking from a firehose, you'll get very wet but you probably will still be thirsty.
-- Steve Steinberg
466.          Are we thinking here, or is this just so much pointing and clicking?
-- The New Yorker
467.          A master was explaining the nature of Tao to one of his novices. "The Tao is embodied in all software -- regardless of how insignificant," said the master.
  "Is Tao in a hand-held calculator?" asked the novice.
  "It is," came the reply.
  "Is the Tao in a video game?" continued the novice.
  "It is even in a video game," said the master.
  "And is the Tao in the DOS for a personal computer?"
The master coughed and shifted his position slightly.
  "The lesson is over for today," he said.
-- from "The Tao of Programming"
468.          What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
-- George Elliot
469.          Cliches should be avoided like the plague.
-- Anon.
470.          Good-byes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say good-bye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again.
-- Elizabeth Bowen, _The House in Paris_
471.          Every parting gives a foretaste of death;. . .
-- Schopenhauer, _Parerga and Paralipomena_
472.          Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,
that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
-- Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare. Act II, Scene II, lines 220-221
From The Conduct of Life , by Ralph Waldo Emerson:
473.          The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it.
474.          Enlarge not thy destiny, said the oracle: endeavor not to do more than is given thee in charge.
475.          Go face the fire at sea, or the cholera in your friend's house, or the burglar in your own, or what danger lies in the way of duty, knowing you are guarded by the cherubim of Destiny. If you believe in Fate to your harm, believe it, at least, for your good.
476.          They who talk much of destiny, their birth-star, etc., are in a lower dangerous plane, and invite the evils they fear.
477.          Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Hyperion [1839], bk. IV, ch. 8
478.          It [training] doesn't get easier; you just get faster.
-- Greg Lemond, Three time winner of Tour d' France
479.          Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
-- William Jennings Bryan
480.          Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
-- Thomas Dekker (1577-1632)
481.          Sleep, rest of nature, O sleep, most gentle of the divinities, peace of the soul, thou at whose presence care disappears, who soothest hearts wearied with daily employments, and makest them strong again for labour!
-- Ovid (B.C. 43-18 A.D.)
482.          Come, Sleep: O Sleep! the certain knot of peace,
The baiting place of wit, the balm of woe,
The poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release,
The indifferent judge between the high and low.
-- Philip Sidney (1554-1586)
483.          If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.
-- Joseph Campbell
484.          Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
-- Ernest Hemingway
485.          Happiness, it is said, is seldom found by those who seek it, and never by those who seek it for themselves.
-- F. Emerson Andrews
486.          Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
-- Helen Keller
487.          Happiness is nothing more than health and a poor memory.
-- Albert Schweitzer
488.          Orpheus with his lute made trees,
And the mountain tops that freeze,
Bow themselves, when he did sing;
To his music, plants and flowers
Ever sprung; as sun and showers
There had made a lasting spring.
Every thing that heard him play,
Even the billows of the sea,
Hung their heads, and then lay by.

In sweet music is such art,
Killing care and grief of heart
Fall asleep, or hearing, die.
-- William Shakespeare, Song in _King Henry the Eighth_, Act 3, Scene 1
489.          How sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank!
Here will we sit, and let the sounds of music
Creep in our ears: soft stillness and the night
Become the touches of sweet harmony.
-- -Shakespeare, _Merchant of Venice_, Act 5, Scene 1
490.          Television is a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.
-- Ernie Kovacs (1919-1974)
491.          There is something supremely reassuring about television; the worst is always yet to come.
-- Jack Gould, quoted in: New York Times, 11/3/66
492.          I invite you to sit down in front of your television set when your station goes on the air...and keep your eyes glued to that set until the station signs off. I can assure uou that you will observe a great wasteland.
-- Newton N Minow, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speech before the National Association of Broadcasters, Washington, DC, May 9, 1961
493.          All business proceeds on beliefs, or judgments of probabilities, and not on certainties.
-- Charles W. Eliot (1834-1926)
494.          The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. Never contradict. Never explain. Never apologise
-- Lord "Johnnie" Fisher - British Admiral
495.          I won't grow up
I don't want to go to school
Just to learn to be a parrot
and recite a silly rule

If growing up means it would be
beneath my dignity to climb a tree
I'll never grow up, never grow up,
never grow uuuuuuup, not me.

I won't grow up
I don't want to wear a tie
and a serious expression
in the middle of July

And if it means I must prepare
to shoulder burdens with a worried air
I'll never grow up, never grow up,
never grow uuuuuuup, so there.

Never gonna be a man, I won't
Like to see somebody try and make me
Anyone who wants to try and make me
turn into a man, catch me if you can!

I won't grow up
not a peny will I pinch
I will never grow a mustache
or a fraction of an inch

Cause growing up is awfuller
than all the awful things that ever were
I'll never grow up, never, grow up,
never grow uuuuuuup, no sir!

I won't grow up
I will never even try
I will do what Peter tells me
and I'll never ask him why

I won't grow up
no, I promise that I won't
I will stay a kid forever
and be banished if I don't

And Neverland will always be
the home of peace and joy and librety
I'll never grow up, never grow up,
never grow uuuuuuuup, not me!
-- from "Peter Pan", 1954 Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Music by Mark Charlap
496.          It's called flowers wilt.
It's called apples rot.
It's called thieves get rich and saints get shot.
It's called God don't answer prayers a lot.
Alright, now you know.
-- Stephen Sondheim in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
497.          The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newpapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside.
-- Brooks Atkinson, "December 11," _Once Around the Sun_ (1951)
498.          The liberty of the press is most generally approved when it takes liberties with the other fellow, and leaves us alone.
-- Edgar Watson Howe, _Country Town Sayings_(1911)
499.          Justice? You get justice in the next world, in this world you have the law.
-- William Gaddis, Writer
500.          Criticizing lawyers for lawsuits is like criticizing linebackers for knocking people down.
-- Dale Dauten, Newspaper columnist
501.          No laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident, or the drunken sober.
-- Samuel Stiles, 19th Century English writer
502.          We shake papers at each other the way primitive tribes shake spears.
-- John Jay Osborn, Jr., Author of The Associates
503.          Judges are, in many respects, like parents. You have to give them a good enough reason to do what you want.
-- Darlene Ricker, Lawyer and journalist
504.          A judge should be about sixty, clean shaven, with white hair, china-blue eyes, and suffer from hemorrhoids so that he will have that concerned look.
-- Anonymous
505.          We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
-- Mark Twain, Writer and humorist
506.          If the end of the world is imminent before all Tenant's obligations are fully performed, then Landlord may elect to declare all rents to the end of the term to be immediately due and payable in full and may be enforced against Tenant by any available procedure. For remedial purposes, the Landlord will be deemed aligned with the forces of light, and the Tenant with the forces of darkness, regardless of the parties' actual ultimate destinations, unless and until Landlord elects otherwise in writing.
-- "End of the World" clause proposed in a lease offered by a South Florida shopping center developer
507.          For a ploy hatched in hell, don't expect angels for witnesses.
-- Robert Perry, Lawyer
508.          Law school has been described as a place for the accumulation of learning. First-year students bring some in; third-year students take none away. Hence it accumulates.
-- Daniel R. White, Writer
509.          Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll, 19th Century lawyer
510.          I love judges, and I love courts. They are my ideals, that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.
-- William Howard Taft, 27th President of the U.S. and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
511.          This is what has to be remembered about the law: Beneath that cold, harsh, impersonal exterior there beats a cold, harsh, impersonal heart.
-- David Frost, British television journalist
512.          The worse the society, the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law, and due process will be meticulously observed.
-- Grant Gilmore, Legal scholar
513.          Whatever a man prays for, he prays for a miracle.
Every prayer reduces itself to this:
Great God, grant that two and two be not four.
-- Ivan Turgenev
514.          You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it.
-- Corazon C Aquino, President of the Philippines - from an adress to the US Congress, 1986
515.          Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends, but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
516.          Kofi Busia, Prime Minister of Ghana
517.          I personally think that he did violate the law, that he committed impeachable offenses. But I don't think that he thinks he did.
-- Jimmy Carter, 39th US President - refering to former President Richard M Nixon, 1977
518.          If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement. 1978
-- Jimmy Carter, 39th US President
519.          For the first time in the history of our country the majority of our people believe that the next five years will be worse than the past five years. 1979
-- Jimmy Carter, 39th US President
520.          Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. 1980
-- Jimmy Carter, 39th US President
521.          America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America. from his Farewell Address 1981
-- Jimmy Carter, 39th US President
522.          I began revolution with 82 men. If I had to do it again, I do it with 10 or 15 and absolute faith. It does not matter how small you are if you have faith and plan of action. 1959
-- Fidel Castro, President of Cuba
523.          I have never accepted what many people have kindly said--namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.
-- Winston Churchill - from an address to Parliament, 1954
524.          It may be that we shall by a process of sublime irony have reached a stage in this story where safety will be the sturdy child of terror, and survival the twin brother of annihilation.
-- Winston Churchill - on the hydrogen bomb, 1955
525.          Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it.
-- Winston Churchill
526.          If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire.
-- Winston Churchill - 1952
527.          In wartime, truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
-- Winston Churchill
528.          No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.
-- Charles De Gaulle:
529.          A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
-- Deng Xiaoping, Chinese Premier:
530.          It doesn't matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice. 1986
-- Alec Douglas-Home, Prime Minister of Great Britain
531.          Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.
-- Dwight D Eisenhower - Inaugural address, 1953
532.          Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
-- Dwight D Eisenhower 1953
533.          Unlike presidential administrations, problems rarely have terminal dates.
-- Dwight D Eisenhower - from the State of the Union address, 1961
534.          You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
-- Kahlil Gibran
535.          Not to be a republican at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.
-- Francois Guisot (1787-1874)
536.          Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.
-- Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)
537.          What is a socialist? One who has yearnings
538.          To share equal profits from unequal earnings..
-- Dean (William R.) Inge (1860-1954), 1925
539.          Conservatism defends those coercive arrangements which a still-lingering savageness makes requisite. Radicalism endeavours to realize a state more in harmony with the character of the ideal man.
-- Herbert Spencer (1820-1903), from Social Statistics (1850)
540.          The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion are adversaries are insane.
-- Mark Twain, lecture _Christian Science
541.          No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
-- William Blake
542.          Don't sweat the petty the sweaty things.
-- Anon.
543.          For she belike hath drunken deep
544.          Of all the blessedness of sleep.
-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), _The Knight's Tomb_
545.          Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleave of care, The death of each day's life, sore labour's bath, Balm of hurt minds, great Nature's second course, Chief nourisher in life's feast.
-- Shakespeare, _Macbeth_
546.          Sleep is better than medicine.
-- Proverb
547.          Tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy _Sleep_.
-- Edward Young (1683-1765), _Night Thoughts..._
548.          Sleep, nurse of our life, care's best reposer.
-- Edward Herbert (1583-1648), _To his Mistress, for her Picture_
549.          Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise.
-- Thomas Dekker (1577-1632), _the Comedy of Patient Grissil_:
550.          Brush up your Shakespeare,
Start quoting him now,
Brush up your Shakespeare
And the women you will wow.
-- Cole Porter
551.          You're the Nile,
You're the Tower of Pisa,
You're the smile
On the Mona Lisa.
-- Cole Porter
552.          Good authors, too, who once knew better words
Now only use four-letter words
Writing prose . . .
Anything goes.
-- Cole Porter
553.          Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? I don't.
-- Cole Porter
554.          The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
-- Gustave Courbet
555.          Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
-- Gustave Courbet
556.          The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.
-- Gustave Courbet
557.          Painting is the representation of visible forms. . . The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
-- Gustave Courbet
558.          I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota, without . . . having painted as much as you can cover with your hand, to please somebody or in order to sell the picture more easily.
-- Gustave Courbet
559.          Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
-- Vince Lombardi
560.          Football is a game of cliches, and I believe in every one of them.
-- Vince Lombardi
561.          It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever -- the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.
-- Vince Lombardi
562.          It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again.
-- Vince Lombardi
563.          Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything.
-- Vince Lombardi
564.          Even good opinions are worth very little unless we hold them in the broad, intelligent, and spacious way.
-- John Morley
565.          It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits, than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions.
-- Frederick William Robertson
566.          He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.
-- George Santayana
567.          Prejudice is a great time saver. It enables you to form opinions without bothering to get the facts.
-- Anon.
568.          If a man should register all his opinions upon love, politics, religion, learning, etc., beginning from his youth, and so go on to old age, what a bundle of inconsistencies and contradictions would appear at last.
-- Jonathan Swift
569.          Hatred destroys the person who hates.
-- James Baldwin
570.          Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.
-- James Baldwin
571.          A liberal: someone who thinks he knows more about your experience than you do.
-- James Baldwin
572.          If a man fools you once, he's a jerk. If he fools you twice, you're a jerk.
-- Anon.
573.          What all schoolchildren learn: those to whom evil is done do evil in return.
-- W.H. Auden
574.          Virtue is not always rewarded nor evil punished.
-- Anon.
575.          The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions and without becoming disillusioned.
-- Antonio Gramsci
576.          Driving forward is the chief characteristic of western man since the Sumerians. His dread triad of vices is property-holding, voraciousness, and lust.
-- Antonio Gramsci
577.          Our necessities are few but our wants are endless.
-- Anon.
578.          Yet the fact had no consciousness of itself except through me.
-- Joyce Carol Oates
579.          "Because there has been no one to stop me" has been one of the principles of my life.
-- Joyce Carol Oates
580.          The great man fights the elements in his time that hinder his own greatness, in other words his own freedom and sincerity.
-- Nietsche
581.          Oh what a job it is to get us to listen to ourselves!
-- Anon.
582.          Having listened to people for a long time, I believe many of us should be thankful not to be shot.
-- Leston Havens
583.          Of course they fought as lovers must do to find a liveable space.
-- L. Havens
584.          Only a fool predicts the fate of a marriage, you can do better with the weather.
-- Anon.
585.          Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.
-- Rose Lane
586.          Two things are bad for the heart - running up stairs and running down people.
-- Bernard M. Baruch
587.          Neurotics build castles in the air, psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
-- Rita Rudner
588.          We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
-- Jassamyn West
589.          Language shapes the way we think, and determines what we can think about.
-- Benjamin Whorf
590.          Society produces rogues, and education makes one rogue cleverer than another.
-- Oscar Wilde
591.          I eat my peas with honey
I've done it all my life
It makes the peas taste funny
But it keeps them on the knife!
-- Anon.
592.          I therefore come before you armed with the delusions of adequacy with which so many of us equip ourselves.
-- Air Vice-Marshall A.D. Button
593.          Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
-- John Harold
594.          You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jelly beans.
-- Ronald Reagan (1981)
595.          The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
-- Abigail Van Buren (1974)
596.          My experience is that as soon as people are old enough to know better, they don't know anything at all.
-- Oscar Wilde
597.          What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
-- B. Thoene
598.          When the mind is possessed of reality, it feels tranquil and joyous even without music or song, and it produces a pure fragrance even without incense or tea.
-- Hung Tzu-ch'eng (1593-1665)
599.          The man who consecrates his hours by vigorous effort, and an honest aim, at once he draws the sting of life and Death; he walks with nature; and her paths are peace.
-- Young (1683-1765)
600.          Fate chooses our relationships; we choose our friends.
601.          Friend-one who knows all about you and loves you just the same.
602.          True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
603.          Wherever you are, it is your friends who make your world.
604.          Old friends are always best, less you can catch a new one that's fit to make an old one out of.
605.          Friends are like spaghetti, they should stick together.
606.          The only way to have a friend is to be one.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
607.          If you have one true friend, you have more than your share. Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends.
-- Jacques Delille
608.          People say that friends hold hands, but true friends don't need to, because they know that the other hand is always there.
609.          Your destiny is not always the one you seek, but always the one that finds you.
610.          Intuition: going your way without inquiring about the way.
611.          Architecture: music that stands still.
612.          Life is a race between your hand raising the champagne cup to your lips and the ocean's tide rising to swallow you.
613.          Enjoy the pleasures of old age -- as long as you are young.
614.          Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
-- William Golding
615.          No day is so bad that it can not be fixed by a good nap.
-- Carrie Snow
616.          There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
-- Herman Hesse, from Demain
617.          Halfway up the stairs is the stair where I sit,
There isn't any other stair quite like it.
It's not at the bottom,
It's not at the top,
but this is the stair where I always stop.
-- Anon.
618.          We achieve everything by our efforts alone. Our fate is not decided by an almighty God. We decide our own fate by our actions. You have to gain mastery over yourself...It is not a matter of sitting back and accepting.
-- Aung San Suu Kyi.
619.          Sign in a cafe: "Please wait for the hostess to be seated"
620.          Your Mother Doesn't Work Here, So Clean Up After Yourself
621.          No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
-- William Blake
622.          When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff.
-- Cicero (B.C. 106-43)
623.          In civil jurisprudence it too often happens that there is so much law, that there is no room for justice, and that the claimant expires of wrong in the midst of right, as mariners die of thirst in the midst of water.
-- Caleb Charles Colton (1780-1832)
624.          Lawyers are the only persons in whom ignorance of the law is not punished.
-- Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
625.          "nemo me impune lacessit"
[no one attacks me with impunity]
-- Scottish motto
626.          To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.
-- George Washington (1732-1799)
627.          You may either win your peace or buy it;
win it by resistance to evil;
buy it by compromise with evil.
-- John Ruskin (1819-1900)
628.          Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
-- Savielly Grigorievitch
629.          Nothing contributes more to peace of soul than having no opinion at all.
-- George Christopher Lichtenberg
630.          Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do.
-- Raymond Mortimer
631.          He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds.
-- Ralph W. Emerson
632.          The average American thinks he isn't.
-- Anon.
633.          Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
-- Samuel Butler
634.          If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
-- Edmund Wilson
635.          Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
-- W.C. Fields
636.          People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
-- Ed Howe
637.          Electronic Mail: For when you absolutely, positively, have to lose important documents at the speed of light.
-- Anon.
638.          Two rules of success in life: 1. Don't tell people everything you know.
-- Anon.
639.          My motto: sans limites. (no limits)
-- Isadora Duncan
640.          It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
641.          Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
-- "Remembrance of Times Past" by James Thurber
642.          When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can't be cured.
-- "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov
643.          Never believe what a patient tells you his doctor said.
-- Sir William Jenner
644.          Doctors are men who prescribe medicine of which they know little to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of which they know nothing.
-- Voltaire
645.          Misfortune, n. The kind of fortune that never misses.
646.          I don't want the world, I just want your half.
-- the musical group They Might Be Giants
647.          I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
-- Elbert Hubbard
648.          But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd
Than that which withering on the virgin thorn 1
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness.
--Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act i. Sc. 1.
649.          For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.
--Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act i. Sc. 1.
650.          Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
--Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act i. Sc. 1.
651.          Lord, what fools these mortals be!
--Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act iii. Sc. 2.
652.          So we grew together,
Like to a double cherry, seeming parted,
But yet an union in partition.
--Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act i. Sc. 1.
653.          The lunatic, the lover, and the poet
Are of imagination all compact:
One sees more devils than vast hell can hold,
That is, the madman: the lover, all as frantic,
Sees Helen's beauty in a brow of Egypt:
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven;
And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes, and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name.
Such tricks hath strong imagination,
That if it would but apprehend some joy,
It comprehends some bringer of that joy;
Or in the night, imagining some fear,
How easy is a bush supposed a bear!
--Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, Act v. Sc. 1.
654.          Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.
-- Anon.
655.          The infinite is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others.
-- Jorge Luis Borges - Essay: "The Avatars of the Tortoise"
656.          Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
-- Benito Mussolini, speech, December 13, 1914
657.          Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts.
-- Benito Mussolini, speech, 1928
658.          Fascism is a religious conception in which man is seen in his immanent relationship with a superior law and with an objective Will that transcends the particular individual.
-- Benito Mussolini, _The Doctrine of Fascism_, in _Italian Encyclopedia_ (1932)
659.          Fortunately the Italian people is not habituated to eating several times a day.
-- Benito Mussolini, speech, Chamber of Deputies, December 12, 1930
660.          The mere understanding, however useful and indispensable, is the meanest faculty in the human mind and the most to be distrusted.
-- T. De Quincey, "On the Knocking at the Gate in _Macbeth_"
661.          As I have said before, I never had any large respect for good spelling. That is my feeling yet. Before the spelling-book came with its arbitrary forms, men unconsciously revealed shades of their characters, and also added enlightening shades of expression to what they wrote by their spelling, and so it is possible that the spelling-book has been a doubtful benevolence to us.
662.          -Mark Twain, Additional Notes to his _Autobiography_, February 7, 1906
663.          What is the real function, the essential function, the supreme function, of language? Isn't it merely to convey ideas and emotions? Certainly. Then if we can do it with words of fonetic brevity and compactness, why keep the present cumbersome forms?
664.          -Mark Twain, _Spelling And Pictures_, address at the annual dinner of the Associated Press, New York, September 18, 1906.
665.          This morning arrives a letter from my ancient silver-mining comrade, Calvin H. Higbie, a man whom I have not seen nor had communication with for forty-four years... [Footnote: _Roughing It_ is dedicated to Higbie.] ...I shall allow myself the privilege of copying his punctuation and his spelling, for to me they are a part of the man. He Jis as honest as the day is long. He is utterly simple-minded and straightforward, and his spelling and his punctuation are as simple and honest as he is himself. He makes no apology for them, and no apology is needed.
666.          -Mark Twain, Additional Notes to his _Autobiography_, March 26, 1906
667.          I have had an aversion to good spelling for sixty years and more, merely for the reason that when I was a boy there was not a thing I could do creditably except spell according to the book. It was a poor and mean distinction, and I early learned to disenjoy it. I suppose that this is because the ability to spell correctly is a talent, not an acquirement. There is some dignity about an acquirement, because it is a product of your own labor. It is wages earned, whereas to be able to do a thing merely by the grace of God, and not by your own effort, transfers the distinction to our heavenly home - where possibly it is a matter of pride and satisfaction, but it leaves you naked and bankrupt.
668.          -Mark Twain, Additional Notes to his _Autobiography_, March 27, 1906
669.          Society everwhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
670.          Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist... Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
671.          Accept your genius and say what you think.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
672.          What your heart thinks great is great. The soul's response is always right.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
673.          Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
674.          Be true to your own act and congratulate yourself if you have done something strange and extravagant to break the monotony of a decorous age.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
675.          Great works of art have no more affecting lesson for us than this. They teach us to abide by our own spontaneous expression with good humored inflexibility whether the whole cry of voices is on the other side.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
676.          The characteristic of genuine heroism is persistency.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
677.          Beware when the great God lets loose a genius upon the world. Then all things are at risk.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
678.          He that writes to himself writes to an eternal public.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
679.          The simplicity of the universe is very different from the simplicity of a machine. The simplicity of nature is not that which may be easily read but is inexhaustible. The last analysis can no wise be made.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
680.          We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons. We want men and women who shall renovate life and our social state but we see that most natures are insolvent, cannot satisfy their own wants, have an ambition out of all proportion to their practical force, and so do lean and beg day and night continually. Our housekeeping is mendicant, our arts, our occupations, our marriages, our religion we have not chosen but society has chosen for us. We are parlor soldiers. The rugged battle of fate, where strength is born, we shun.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays
681.          'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear; the profit of books is according to the sensibility of the reader; the profoundest thought or passion sleeps as in a mine, until it is discovered by an equal mind and heart.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Society and Solitude
682.          A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words and to-morrow speak what to-morrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said to-day.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
683.          What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
684.          Life is pain; anyone who tells you different is selling something.
-- Inigo Montoya from The Princess Bride
685.          If each one of us could make just one other happy, the whole world would know happiness.
-- Georges Simenon
686.          I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
-- Henry David Thoreau
687.          So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
688.          I disagree with everything you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
-- Voltaire
689.          A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
-- Robert Frost
690.          It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit,
than to do that of another, even though efficiently.
It is better to die doing one's own duty,
for to do the duty of another is fraught with danger.
-- Bhagavad Gita (c. B.C. 400)
691.          If we must fall, we should boldly meet the danger.
-- Tacitus (55-117 A.D.)
692.          Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
-- Socrates (B.C. 469-399)
693.          Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man.
-- Francis J. Spellman (1889-1967)
694.          For Africa to me . . . is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
-- Maya Angelou (1972)
695.          Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
-- Pamela Vaull Starr
696.          To live is to war with trolls.
-- Henrik Ibsen
697.          I have no sceptre, but I have a pen.
-- Voltaire
698.          Nothing is impossible to industry.
-- Periander (fl. c. B.C. 570)
699.          Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss. As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
700.          The surest road to health, say what they will,
Is never to suppose we shall be ill; -
Most of those evils we poor mortals know,
From doctors and imagination flow.
-- Charles Churchill (1731-1764)
701.          When people's ill, they come to I,
I Physics, bleeds, and sweats 'em;
Sometimes they live, sometimes they die.
What's that to I? I lets 'em.
-- John C. Lettsom, Quoted in: Say it Again, edited by Dorothy Uris
702.          One doctor, singly like the sculler plies,
The patient struggles, and by inches dies;
But two physicians, like a pair of oars,
Waft him right swiftly to the Stygian shores
-- Sir Samuel Garth (1661-1719) The Dispensary
703.          Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
--Pamela Vaull Starr
704.          If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
--Marcel Proust
705.          The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out, even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country.
--John Mitchell, Atty. General 1969-1972
706.          Talking and eloquence are not the same thing: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
--Ben Johnson
707.          There is a homely adage which runs, "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
--Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919] Speech at Minnesota State Fair [Sept. 2, 1901]
708.          Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends.
--Joseph Cambell, from "Creative Mythology"
709.          Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
--Jeremy Collier
710.          Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here.
711.          He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.
--William James
712.          Once an opportunity has passed, it cannot be caught.
713.          A philosopher being asked what was the first thing necessary to win the love of a woman, answered, 'Opportunity'.
--Marianne Moore
714.          The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
--E. W. Dijkstra
715.          Truth: n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.
--Ambrose Bierce
716.          In every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow wherever they may lead; the one being an innate desire of pleasure; the other, an acquired judgment which aspires after excellence.
--Socrates (469-399 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Quoted in: Plato, Phaedrus.
717.          A faith-holder puts himself below his faith and lets it guide his actions. The fanatic puts himself above it and uses it as an excuse for his actions.
718.          Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
719.          One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.
720.          The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
721.          Every obnoxious act is a cry for help. --ZIG ZIGLAR (1926- )
722.          Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
--EURIPIDES (C.485-406 B.C.)
723.          To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
--Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715-1771), French philosopher, from De L'Homme, Vol. 1, sec. 4.
724.          We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues, at our peril, risk and hazard.
--Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet), Liberty of the Press in Philosophical Dictionary (1764)
725.          Prejudice is an opinion without judgment.
--Voltaire, _Prejudices_, in _Philosophical Dictionary_
726.          Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
--Samuel Butler
727.          Mental pleasures never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.
--Nathaniel Cotton (1705-1788)
728.          The love of study, a passion which derives fresh vigor from enjoyment, supplies each day and hour with a perpetual source of independent and rational pleasure.
--Gibbon (1737-1794)
729.          When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
--Jacob Riis
730.          A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
--Henry Adam, The Education of Henry Adams
731.          He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
--George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
732.          God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
--Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac
733.          The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
--Richard Bach, _Illusions_ [1977]
734.          The imposition of stigma is the most common form of violence used in democratic societies.
--R. A. Pinker
735.          Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.
--Robert D. Sprecht
736.          The foolish and the uneducated have little use for freedom.
737.          No man is free who is not master of himself.
738.          Youth and skill are no match for experience and treachery.
739.          Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
-- Menander (B.C. 342-291)
740.          As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
-- Sallust (B.C. 86-34)
741.          There was once a professor of law who said to his students, "When you are fighting a case, if you have facts on your side hammer them into the jury, and if you have the law on your side hammer it into the judge." "But if you have neither the facts nor the law?" asked one of his listeners. "Then hammer the hell into the table, answered the professor."
--W Somerset Maugham, Notebooks
742.          Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
--Helen Keller,_The Open Door_ (1957)
743.          If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
--Arthur Koestler, quoted in _Encounter_
744.          I do not believe in fate that falls on men however they act;
But I do believe in fate that falls on them unless they act.
--G K Chesterton, _Generally Speaking_
745.          True enjoyment comes from activity of the mindand exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
-- Humboldt
746.          Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
[Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow.]
747.          --Horace [65-8 B.C], _Odes_, book 11
748.          The Box, 1969 by Kendrew LaSalles
Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-a-Bye,
Around about the wonderous days of yore,
They came across a sort of box, all bound with chains and locked with locks,
And labeled, "Kindly Do Not Touch... It's War".
A decree was issued 'round about, all with a flourish and a shout,
And a gaily-coloured mascot tripping lightly on before:
"Don't fiddle with this deadly box, or break the chains, or pick the locks,
And please, don't ever mess about with War".
Well, the children understood; children happen to be good,
And were just as good in those wonderous days of yore.
They didn't try to break the locks, or break into that deadly box,
And never tried to play about with War.
Mommies didn't either; sisters, aunts, nor grannies neither;
'Cause they were quiet and sweet and pretty
In those wonderous days of yore.
Well, very much the same as now, and really not to blame somehow,
For opening up that deadly box of War.
But someone did...
Someone battered in the lid, and spilled the insides all across the floor:
A sort of bouncy, bumpy ball, made up of flags and guns and all
The tears and the horror and the death that goes with War.
It bounced right out, and went bashing all about
Bumping into everything in store;
And what was sad and most unfair, was that it really didn't seem to care
Much who it bumped, or why, or what, or for.
It bumped the children mainly, and I'll tell you this quite plainly,
It bumps them everyday, and more and more;
And leaves them dead and burned and crying,
Thousands of them sick and dying,
'Cause when it bumps, it's very, very sore.
There is a way to stop the ball... it isn't very hard at all;
All it takes is wisdom, and I'm absolutely sure
We could get it back inside the box, and bind the chains and lock the locks,
But no one seems to want to save the children anymore.
Well, that's the way it all appears,
'Cause it's been bouncing 'round for years and years,
In spite of all the wisdom wizzed since those wonderous days of yore;
And the time they came across the box,
All bound with chains and locked with locks,
And labeled, "Kindly Do Not Touch... It's War".
749.          The basic ingredients of psychotherapy are religion, rhetoric, and repression, which are themselves mutually overlapping categories.
-- Thomas Szasz, The Myth of Psychotherapy, 1978.
750.          Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
--Friedrich Nietzsche
751.          For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast.
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.
--Lord Byron
752.          Quick now, here now, always-
A condition of complete simplicity
(costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well
All manner of things shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
and the fire and rose are one.
--T.S. Eliot , "Little Gidding"
753.          I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use _my_ power, as _I_ see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.
754.          --William F. Buckley, Jr., the end of his 1959 book, _Up from Liberalism_
755.          Pro football is like nuclear warfare. there are no winners, only survivors.
--Frank Gifford, NY Giants halfback Sports Illustrated July 4, 1960
756.          Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
--Frank Leahy, Notre Dame football coach Look magazine January 10, 1955
757.          I saw Eternity the other night,
Like a great ring of pure and endless light,
All calm, as it was bright;
And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,
Driv'n by the spheres
Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world
And all her train were hurled.
--Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), _The World_ British poet
758.          As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
-- Sallust (B.C. 86-34)
759.          Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
-- Samuel Butler
760.          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
761.          There's not one wise man among twenty will praise himself.
-- William Shakespeare
762.          To say, "well done" to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.
-- Phillips Brooks
763.          It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
-- Mark Twain
764.          If you are good for nothing else you can stil serve as a bad example
-- Peter l. Berger
765.          A government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
-- Henry David Thoreau,_On the Duty of Civil Disobedience_
766.          Courage is the price that love exacts for granting peace.
-- Amelia Earhart
767.          It were not best that we should all think alike; it is the difference of opinion that makes horseraces.
-- Mark Twain,_Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar_, 1894
768.          To suppress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress..Now more than ever we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
-- Wendell Willkie (1892 1944), Republican candidate for President, 1940
769.          The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
-- John E E Dalberg, Lord Acton (1834-1902), _The History of Freedom in Antiquity_
770.          When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
-- Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948), US Supreme Court Chief Justice, Opinion, June 17, 1925
771.          If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
-- Nelson Mandela (in _The Long Walk to Freedom_)
772.          A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.
-- Richard Byrd
773.          Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within hem. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
-- Richard Byrd
774.          I am hell-bent for the South Pole - God willing and crevasses permitting.
-- Edmund Hillary
775.          It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
-- Edmund Hillary
776.          I will go anywhere, as long as it be forward.
-- David Livingstone
777.          If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.
-- David Livingstone
778.          Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
-- Timothy Leary
779.          Men's minds are raised to the level of the women with whom they associate.
-- Alexandre Dumas
780.          The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
-- Margaret Fuller
781.          Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
-- Dick Van Dyke
782.          Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart. --Erma Bombeck
783.          Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
784.          It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.
-- Eric Hoffer
785.          Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
-- Mohandas Gandhi
786.          What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
-- Orison Swett Marden
787.          This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
-- Rainer Maria Rilke
788.          Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
-- Bacon (1561-1626)
789.          If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
-- Miguel de Unamuno
790.          Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
-- Dale Carnegie
791.          The men who start out with the notion that the world owes them a living generally find that the world pays its debt in the penitentiary or the poor house.
-- William G. Sumner
792.          We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting laundry.
-- E. B. White
793.          To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.
-- Thomas A. Buckner
794.          A successful man continues to look for work after he has found a job.
-- Anon.
795.          Unless you're Mary Lou Retton, in the right place at the right time with the right personality, you're not going to be on a Wheaties box and have all these endorsements.
-- Kerri Strug, gymnastics gold medalist, in a pre-Olympic interview, 1996
796.          The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
-- Supreme Court Justice William Orville Douglas
797.          Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
-- Lawrence Durrell
798.          Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
799.          In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
800.          The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
-- Henrik Ibsen
801.          Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne,
He travels fastest who travels alone.
-- Kipling
802.          My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
-- Abraham Lincoln
803.          Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
-- Mao Tse-tung, revolutionary and party chairman
804.          Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower; Address 'The Chance for Peace,' April 16, 1953
805.          Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married .
806.          The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war .
-- George Hyman Rickover
807.          To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love .
-- George Santayana
808.          I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
-- Igor Stravinsky
809.          Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.
-- Alfred Sheinwold
810.          Set Your Goals High Enough To Inspire You And Low Enough To Encourage You.
-- Anon.
811.          The Quality Of A Person's Life Is In Direct Proportion To Their Commitment To Excellence. Regardless Of Their Chosen Field Of Endeavor.
-- Vincent Lombardi
812.          There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
-- -Richard Bach (The Bridge Across Forever)
813.          If your subordinates are not making an occasional mistake or two, it is a sure sign they are playing it too safe.
-- Anon.
814.          A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake, as by never repeating it.
-- John Christian Bovee
815.          The logs of wood which move
down the river together
Are driven apart by every wave.
Such inevitable parting
Should not be the cause of misery.
-- Nagarjuna (c. 100-200 A.D.)
816.          She went her unremembering way,
She went and left in me
The pang of all the partings gone,
And partings yet to be.
-- Francis Thompson (1859-1907)
817.          All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
-- Mae West (1893?-1980)
818.          Whenever things sound easy, it turns out there's one part you didn't hear.
-- Donald E. Westlake, _Drowned_Hopes_
819.          Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
-- Chesterfield (1694-1773)
820.          I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.
-- Margaret Atwood in Lady Oracle
821.          The person who knows how will always have a job, but the person who knows why will be the boss.
-- Carl Wood
822.          Tell a man that there are 6 billion stars in the sky and he will believe you. Tell him that the paint on a park bench is wet and he has to touch it to find out.
-- Anon.
823.          Lord Rutherford was reported to have said that whoever talks about the liberation of atomic energy on an industrial scale is talking moonshine. Pronouncement of experts to the effect that something cannot be done has always irritated me.
-- Leo Szilard
824.          Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
-- Isaac Singer
825.          Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
-- Isaac Singer
826.          Originality is not seen in single words or even in sentences. Originality is the sum total of a man's thinking or his writing.
-- Isaac Singer
827.          The waste basket is the writer's best friend.
-- Isaac Singer
828.          Knuckling Down Quote:
When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am
grown up, they call me a writer.
-- Isaac Singer
829.          We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
-- Iris Murdoch
830.          All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn.
-- Iris Murdoch
831.          Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self.
-- Iris Murdoch
832.          A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
-- Iris Murdoch
833.          Could we teach taste or genius by rules, they would be no longer taste and genius.
-- Joshua Reynolds
834.          The value and rank of every art is in proportion to the mental labor employed in it, or the mental pleasure in producing it.
-- Joshua Reynolds
835.          A mere copier of nature can never produce anything great.
-- Joshua Reynolds
836.          If you have great talents, industry will improve them: if you have but moderate abilities, industry will supply their deficiency.
-- Joshua Reynolds
837.          The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
-- Joshua Reynolds
838.          What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists! One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
-- Edgar Degas
839.          No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.
-- Edgar Degas
840.          It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory. That is a transformation in which imagination collaborates with memory.
-- Edgar Degas
841.          One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.
-- Edgar Degas
842.          Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
-- Edgar Degas
843.          Who naught suspects is easily deceived.
-- Francesco Petrarch
844.          The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling.
-- Francesco Petrarch
845.          A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
-- Francesco Petrarch
846.          Who overrefines his argument brings himself to grief.
-- Francesco Petrarch
847.          How fortune brings to earth the oversure!
-- Francesco Petrarch
848.          For violence and hatred dry up the heart itself; the long fight for justice exhausts the love that nevertheless gave birth to it. In the clamour in which we live, love is impossible and justice does not suffice.
-- Albert Camus (1913-1960), _Return to Tipasa_
849.          The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he is born.
-- Dean Inge
850.          The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
-- Henry George
851.          The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
-- William Faulkner
852.          Creativeness often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that the right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
-- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
853.          Humanity is moving in a circle. The progress in mechanical things of the past hundred years has proceeded at the cost of losing many other things which perhaps were much more important for it.
-- George Gurdjieff
854.          In the next century it will be the early mechanical bird which get the first plastic worm out of the artificial grass.
-- Bill Vaughan
855.          In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
-- H. G. Wells
856.          He who anticipates his century is generally persecuted when living, and always pilfered when dead.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
857.          Not every age allows its sons to reap the results which remain great for all time, and . . . not every century is fitted to make the men who live in it distinguished and happy.
-- Gustav Freytag
858.          Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once in a minute something generous dies for want of it.
-- John Masefield
859.          Many of the problems the world faces today are the eventual result of short-term measures taken last century.
-- Jay Forrester
860.          It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day.
-- Homer Simpson
861.          I've got the presciption for you, Doctor... another hot beef injection!
-- Homer Simpson
862.          Every time I learn something new, it pushes out something old! Remember that time I took a home wine-making course and forgot how to drive?
-- Homer Simpson
863.          For once, somebody may call me "Sir" without adding, "'re making a scene."
-- Homer Simpson
864.          Operator! Give me the number for 911!
-- Homer Simpson
865.          Dear Lord, the gods have been good to me. As an offering, I present these milk and cookies. If you wish me to eat them instead, please give me no sign whatsoever... thy will be done (munch munch munch).
-- Homer Simpson
866.          Oh, everything's too damned expensive these days. This bible cost 15 bucks! And talk about a preachy book! Everybody's a sinner! Except this guy.
-- Homer Simpson
867.          Okay, brain. You don't like me, and I don't like you, but let's get through this thing and then I can continue killing you with beer.
-- Homer Simpson
868.          Getting out of jury duty is easy. The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
-- Homer Simpson
869.          If something goes wrong, blame the guy who can't speak English.
-- Homer Simpson
870.          Son, when you participate in sporthing events, it's not whether you win or lose... it's how drunk you get.
-- Homer Simpson
871.          Ahhh... sweet pity. Where would my love life be without it?
-- Homer Simpson
872.          Rock stars... is there anything they don't know?
-- Homer Simpson
873.          What's the point of going out? We're just going to wind up back here, anyway.
-- Homer Simpson
874.          You can't always do what you're supposed to do.
-- Arlo Guthrie
875.          The Internet is like a freight train roaring along while people are laying tracks in front of it. It's not just gaining on those laying tracks; it's gaining on the steel mills.
-- Matt Mathis
876.          Holding a jug of wine among the flowers,
And drinking alone, not a soul keeping me company,
I raise my cup and invite the moon to drink with me...
-- Li Po (fl. 755), "White Sun and Bright Moon"
877.          Wild moonlight fills the whole courtyard;
Drop by drop falls the crystal dew.
One by one the moving stars appear.
The fleeting glowworms sparkle in dark corners.
The waterfowl on the riverbank call to one another...
-- Tu Fu (713-770), "Summer Night"
878.          What is there in thee, Moon! that thou should'st move
My heart so potently?
-- John Keats (1795-1821), "Endymion"
879.          Soon as the evening shades prevail,
The moon takes up the wondrous tale,
And nightly to the listening earth
Repeats the story of her birth.
-- Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
880.          Go, lovely Rose that lives its little hour!
Go, little booke! and let who will be clever!
Roll on! From yonder ivy-mantled tower
The moon and i could keep this up forever.
-- Franklin Pierce Adams
881.          The Moon like a flower
In heaven's high bower,
with silent delight,
sits and smiles on the night.
-- William Blake
882.          Ah, pray no mistake,
We are not shy;
We're very wide awake
The Moon and I.
-- Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
883.          People grow through experience
if they meet life honestly and courageously.
This is how character is built.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt, _My Day_, newspaper column, August 7, 1941
884.          The eagle soaring majestically
Beholds the lion prowling
From now until eternity
The philosopher shall be howling
And the hoi polloi shall be scowling
885.          Now I've laid me down to die
I pray my neighbors not to pry
Too deeply into sins that I
Not only cannot here deny
But much enjoyed as life flew by.
--Preston Sturges, Epitaph
886.          If all the good people were clever
And all the clever people were good
The world would be nicer than ever
We thought that it possibly could.
But somehow, 'tis seldom or ner
The two hit it off as they should
The good are so harsh to the clever
The clever so rude to the good!
--Elizabeth Wordsworth
887.          Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
-- Anais Nin,_The Diary of Anais Nin_
888.          If I am not for myself, who is for me?
And if I am only for myself, what am I?
If not now, when?
-- Rabbi Hillel, in the _Talmud_
889.          We can not do great things.
We can only do little things with great love.
-- Mother Theresa
890.          All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
-- Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
891.          She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.
-- -Mark Twain in "Following the Equator", ch. 57, "Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar" (1897)
892.          I take a bottle of wine and I go to drink it among the flowers.
We are always three - counting my shadow and my friend the shimmering moon.
Happily the moon knows nothing of my drinking, and my shadow is never thirsty.
When I sing, the moon listens to me in silence.
When I dance, my shadow dances too.
After all festivities the guests must depart;
This sadness I do not know.
When I go home, the moon goes with me and my shadow follows me.
-- Li Po, The little fête
893.          Because of the truth and the sweetness of your love, your companion, Euthylla, placed this stone on your grave, Biote; she remembers you forever in her tears and weeps for the youth you have lost.
-- An Athenian epitaph from the late fifth century BC
894.          The British like any kind of music so long as it is loud.
-- Sir Thomas Beecham
895.          The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes.
-- Leo Tolstoy
896.          Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
-- Henry James (1843-1916), U.S. author. The Art of Fiction (1884)
897.          The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
-- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Spanish artist. Conversation avec Picasso, in Cahiers d'Art, vol. 10, no. 10 (1935; tr. in Alfred H. Barr Jr., Picasso: Fifty Years of His Art, 1946).
898.          Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
-- Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist. A Room Of One's Own, ch. 3 (1929).
899.          Someone told me the delightful story of the crusader who put a chastity belt on his wife and gave the key to his best friend for safekeeping, in case of his death. He had ridden only a few miles away when his friend, riding hard, caught up with him, saying "You gave me the wrong key!"
-- Anais Nin
900.          God made everything out of nothing.
But the nothingness shows through.
-- Paul Valery
901.          To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.
-- Albert Einstein
902.          There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever. What man's mind can create, man's character can control.
-- Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), newspaper interview, August 22, 1921 US Inventor
903.          You can certainly destroy enough of humanity so that only the greatest act of faith can persuade you that what's left will be human.
-- J Robert Oppenheimer to Edward R. Murrow, CBS TV, January 4, 1955 US Physicist
904.          The power to destroy the world by the use of nuclear weapons is a power that cannot be used--we cannot accept the idea of such monstrous immmorality.
-- Linus Pauling, _No More War_ (1958) US scientist, Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1954
905.          Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
-- H G Wells (1866-1946), The _Tribune_, London English novelist, historian
906.          Procrastination is the thief of time...
-- Edward Young
907.          Quae dant, quaeque negant, gaudent tamen esse rogatae.
[Whether they give or refuse, it delights women just the same to have been asked.]
908.          Ovid (43 BC -18 AD), _The Art of Love_, Book 1, 345
909.          Next to God, we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth having.
-- C Nestell Bovee, _Thoughts, Feelings, and Fancies_ (1857)
910.          Desire and force between them are responsible for all our actions; desire causes our voluntary acts, force our involuntary.
-- Pascal (1623-1662)
911.          Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
-- Corazon Aquino, former president of the Philipines
912.          Some words are like rays of sunshine, others like barbed arrows or the bite of a serpent. And if hard words cut so deep, how much pleasure can kind ones give?
-- Sir John Lubbock
913.          Words are potent weapons for all causes, good or bad.
-- Manly P. Hall
914.          Word are the most powerful drug used by mankind.
-- Rudyard Kipling
915.          A word aptly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver.
-- Proverbs 25:11
916.          A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
917.          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.
-- Issac Asimov
918.          You know when you're young, you think your dad's Superman. Then you grow up and you realize he's just a regular guy who wears a cape.
-- Dave Atell
919.          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
920.          Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.
-- Ambrose Bierce
921.          So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
-- William Burroughs
922.          I hope I shall never be deterred from detecting what I think a cheat, by the menaces of a ruffian.
-- Samuel Johnson
923.          Doubtless the pleasure is as great
Of being cheated as to cheat.
-- Samuel Butler
924.          It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
-- Samuel Johnson
925.          Thou shalt not steal; an empty feat,
When it's so lucrative to cheat.
-- Arthur Hugh Clough
926.          It is almost worth while to be cheated; people's little frauds have an interest which amply repays what they cost us.
-- Logan Pearsall Smith
927.          Commerce is the school of cheating.
-- Vauvenargues
928.          What men call gallantry and gods adultery,
Is much more common where the climate's sultry.
-- Lord Byron (Don Juan)
929.          Like other occult techniques of divination, the statistical method has a private jargon deliberately contrived to obscure its methods from non-practitioners.
-- G. O. Ashley
930.          The laws of probability, so true in general, so fallacious in particular.
-- Edward Gibbon
931.          The evil that men do lives after them
The good is oft interred with their bones
-- Shakespeare - Julius Caeser
932.          If you disclose your alms, even then it is well done, but if you keep them secret, and give them to the poor, then that is better still for you; and this wipes off from you some of your evil deeds.
-- Koran (c. 651 A.D.)
933.          I say, if your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
-- Calvin and Hobbes
934.          I'm not dumb, I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
-- Calvin and Hobbes
935.          There's no problem that you can't add some guilt to it and make it even worse.
-- Calvin and Hobbes
936.          Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man?
Hobbes: I'm not sure man needs the help.
-- Calvin and Hobbes
937.          My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four, unless there are three other people.
-- Orson Welles
938.          Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of the organized life.
-- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
939.          Fools make researches and wise men exploit them.
-- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
940.          After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times, they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
-- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
941.          No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
-- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
942.          The individual, man as a man, man as a brain, if you like, interests me more than what he makes, because I've noticed that most artists only repeat themselves.
-- Marcel Duchamp
943.          I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.
-- Marcel Duchamp
944.          The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts; and these thoughts, although making a visual design on the chess-board, express their beauty abstractly, like a poem...
-- Marcel Duchamp
945.          I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
-- Marcel Duchamp
946.          The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.
-- Marcel Duchamp
947.          The observation of nature is part of an artist's life, it enlarges his form [and] knowledge, keeps him fresh and from working only by formula, and feeds inspiration.
-- Henry Moore
948.          I find in all the artists that I admire most a disturbing element, a distortion, giving evidence of a struggle . . . . In great art, this conflict is hidden, it is unresolved. All that is bursting with energy is disturbing - not perfect.
-- Henry Moore
949.          The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts.
-- Henry Moore
950.          There is a right physical size for every idea.
-- Henry Moore
951.          It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work.
-- Henry Moore
952.          Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever.
-- Don Marquis
953.          The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
-- Don Marquis
954.          An idea isn't responsible for the people who believe in it.
-- Don Marquis
955.          Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
-- Don Marquis
956.          Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
-- Don Marquis
957.          Liberalism seems to be related to the distance people are from the problem.
-- Whitney M. Young, Jr.
958.          Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our invention.
-- Whitney M. Young, Jr.
959.          The hardest work in the world is being out of work.
-- Whitney M. Young, Jr.
960.          Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
-- Whitney M. Young, Jr.
961.          The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power! We reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.
-- Maria Mitchell
962.          We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
-- Maria Mitchell
963.          Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
-- Maria Mitchell
964.          When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own interests.
-- Maria Mitchell
965.          People have to learn sometimes not only how much the heart, but how much the head, can bear.
-- Maria Mitchell
966.          The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
-- James Baldwin
967.          The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
-- James Baldwin
968.          Life is more important than art; that's what makes art important.
-- James Baldwin
969.          Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.
-- James Baldwin
970.          You know, it's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.
-- James Baldwin
971.          The intelligent are to the intelligentsia what a gentleman is to a gent.
-- Stanley Baldwin
972.          A platitude is simply a truth repeated until people get tired of hearing it.
-- Stanley Baldwin
973.          The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.
-- Stanley Baldwin
974.          Just as the results of inebriety are most painful to the habitually sober, and just as the greatest saints have often been the greatest sinners, so, when the first class brain does something stupid, the stupidity of that occasion is colossal.
-- Stanley Baldwin
975.          A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience.
-- Stanley Baldwin
976.          Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
-- Anais Nin
977.          The rule is perfect: In all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane.
-- Mark Twain, Lecture on Christian Science (1899)
978.          Ability is nothing without opportunity.
--Napoleon I
979.          Imagination rules the world.
--Napoleon I
980.          Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
--Napoleon I
981.          It is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.
--Napoleon I
982.          You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.
--Napoleon I
983.          Minds that are great and free,
should not on fortune pause:
'Tis crown enough to virtue still, her own applause."
-- _An Ode to Himself_, Ben Jonson (1573-1637)
984.          When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
-- Ursula K. LeGuin, _The Left Hand of Darkness_
985.          Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
-- Benjamin Franklin
986.          Tranquil pleasures last the longest; we are not fitted to bear long the burden of great joys.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
987.          Simple pleasure are the last refuge of the complex.
-- Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)
988.          All the great pleasures of life are silent.
-- Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929)
989.          The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
-- Thomas Jefferson
990.          I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
-- Mae West
991.          I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.
-- Mae West
992.          Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.
-- John Galsworthy
993.          A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
-- John Galsworthy
994.          One's eyes are what one is, one's mouth what one becomes.
-- John Galsworthy
995.          The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
-- John Galsworthy
996.          If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one.
-- John Galsworthy
997.          To be able to be caught up into the world of thought -- that is being educated.
-- Edith Hamilton
998.          When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.
-- Edith Hamilton
999.          Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
-- Edith Hamilton
1000.      Great art is the expression of a solution of the conflict between the demands of the world without and that within.
-- Edith Hamilton
1001.      The fullness of life is in the hazards of life.
-- Edith Hamilton
1002.      Learn to love good books. There are treasures in books that all the money in the world cannot buy, but the poorest laborer can have for nothing.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll
1003.      Reason, Observation, and Experience -- the Holy Trinity of Science.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll
1004.      In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll
1005.      The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll
1006.      Courage without conscience is a wild beast.
-- Robert G. Ingersoll
1007.      The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
-- Arnold Toynbee
1008.      Small nations are like indecently dressed women--they tempt the evil-minded.
-- Julius Nyerere, President of Tanganyika, Quoted in "The Reporter," April 9, 1964
1009.      Man wishes woman to be peaceable, but in fact she is essentially warlike, like the cat.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher (1844-1900),"Beyond Good and Evil," 1886
1010.      It is only a poor sort of happiness that could ever come by caring very much about our own pleasures. We can only have the highest happiness such as goes along with being a great man, by having wide thoughts and much feeling for the rest of the world as well as ourselves.
-- George Eliot
1011.      Fortunate indeed, is the man who takes exactely the right measure of himself, and holds a just balance between what he can acquire and what he can use.
-- Peter Mere Latham
1012.      Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.
-- Jose Ortega Gasset
1013.      What I dream is an art of balance, of purity and serenity, devoid of troubeling and depressing subject matter...a shooting, calming influence on the mind, something like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
-- Henry Matisse
1014.      Life is a difficult in the country, and it requires a good deal of forethought to steer the ship, when you are twelve miles from a lemon.
-- Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman and essayist
1015.      Madam, I have been looking for person that dislikes gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
-- Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman and essayist
1016.      Soup and fish explain half the emotions in life.
-- Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman and essayist
1017.      Thank God for tea! What would the world do without tea! How did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea!
-- Sydney Smith (1771-1845) English clergyman and essayist
1018.      Church ain't over till the fat lady sings.
-- Fabia Rue Smith and Charles Rayford, Southern Words and sayings [1976]
1019.      The opera ain't over until the fat lady sings.
-- Daniel John Cook (1926- ) American sports editor Television newscast, San Antonio, TX [Apr. 1978] and In Washington Post [Jun. 3, 1978]
1020.      It's not over till it's over.
-- Yogi Berra (1925- ) American beseball player and manager
1021.      The sheep are happier of themselves than under the care of a wolf.
-- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) American statesman and third president, Letter to William Stevens Smith [Nov. 13, 1787]
1022.      Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.
-- Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)
1023.      Give them pleasure -- the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
-- Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)
1024.      Self-plagiarism is style.
-- Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)
1025.      The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.
-- Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)
1026.      There's nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
-- Alfred Hitchcock (1899-1980)
1027.      There are only two ways by which to rise in this world, either by one's own industry or by the stupidity of others.
-- Jean de LaBruyere
1028.      Everything has been said, and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late.
-- Jean de LaBruyere
1029.      It is the glory and merit of some men to write well and of others not to write at all.
-- Jean de LaBruyere
1030.      Making a book is a craft, as is making a clock; it takes more than wit to become an author.
-- Jean de LaBruyere
1031.      The shortest and best way to make your fortune is to let people see clearly that it is in their interests to promote yours.
-- Jean de LaBruyere
1032.      Silence is the perfectest herald of joy.
I were but little happy if I could say how much.
-- Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (1564-1616)
1033.      An horrible stilness first invades our ear,
And in that silence we the tempest fear.
-- John Dryden (1631-1700) English poet, critic, and playwright, Astrea Redux
1034.      Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact.
-- George Eliot (1819-1880) English writer, Impressions of Theophratus Such
1035.      Never forget that when we are silent, we are one. And when we speak we are two.
-- Indira Gandhi (1917-1984) Indian prime minister
1036.      Silence is wonderful to listen to.
-- Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) English novelist and poet
1037.      A man is known by the silence he keeps.
-- Oliver Herford
1038.      You can't improve on saying nothing.
-- Golda Meir (1898-1978) Israeli prime minister
1039.      The mouth keeps silent to hear the heart speak.
-- Alfred De Musset (1810-1857) French poet and playwright, La Nuit de Mai
1040.      If you want others to have a good opinion of you, say nothing.
-- Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist, and moralist, Pensee
1041.      Universal silence must be taken to imply the consent of the people.
-- Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) French philosopher and novleist, Du Contrat Social
1042.      Where silence is not allowed, what then is permissible?
-- Seneca (4 BCE-CE 65) Roman philosopher and poet, Oedipus
1043.      Man goes into the noisy crowd to drown his own clamor of silence.
-- Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Indian writer and philosopher
1044.      He who belittles his neighbor lacks sense, but a man of understanding remains silent.
-- Proverbs 11:12
1045.      Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.
-- Proverbs 17:28
1046.      He is nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent.
-- Marcus Porcius Cato, (234-149 BC), Roman statesman
1047.      Silence is a friend who will never betray.
-- Confucius, (551-479 BC), Chinese sage, philosopher
1048.      I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
-- Publilius Syrus
1049.      To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
-- attributed to Abraham Lincoln, (1809-1865), 16th President of the U.S.
1050.      The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
-- St Augustine.
1051.      Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember and remember more than I have seen.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
1052.      I would be virtuous for my own sake, though nobody were to know it; as I would be clean for my own sake, although nobody were to see me.
-- Shaftesbury
1053.      A large part of virtue consists in good habits.
-- Barbara Paley
1054.      Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
-- George Eliot
1055.      Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.
-- Confucius
1056.      If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
-- Chinese Proverb
1057.      Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
-- Dr. Laurence Peter and Raymond Hull
1058.      My opinion is that a poet should express the emotion of all the ages and the thought of his own.
-- Thomas Hardy
1059.      The greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong.
-- William Randolph Hearst
1060.      What luck for rulers, that men do not think.
-- Adolph Hitler
1061.      You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
-- Eric Hoffer
1062.      Art is limitation: the essence of every picture is the frame.
-- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936),_Orthodoxy_, Chap. 3
1063.      Of all those arts in which the wise excel,
Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
-- John Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire (1648-1721), _Essay on Poetry_
1064.      I just sit at the typewriter and curse a bit.
1065.      -P G Wodehouse (1881-1975), on his technique as a writer, _Collier's_, August, 31, 1956
1066.      Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency... to get the book written. If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the _Ode to a Grecian Urn_ is worth any number of old ladies.
-- William Faulkner (1897-1962), _Writers At Work_ (1958)
1067.      Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.
-- Voltaire
1068.      Science advances, not by the accumulation if new facts, but by the continuos development of new concepts.
1069.      James Bryant Conant (1893-1978) American chemist, diplomat, and educator
1070.      Progress of science depends on new techniques, new discoveries and new ideas, provably in that order.
1071.      Sydney Brenner (1927- ) South African molecular biologist
1072.      I am a true laborer: I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man's happiness, glad of other men's good, content with my harm.
-- Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act III/Scene ii
1073.      I am at two with nature.
-- Woody Allen
1074.      Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
-- Robert Benchley
1075.      The innovator is not an opponent of the old, but a proponent of the new.
-- Lyle E. Schaller
1076.      Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag it's tail.
-- Richard Friedman
1077.      Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love until he's owned a dog. He can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.
-- Anon.
1078.      Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
-- Christopher Morley
1079.      Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
-- Scott Adams
1080.      Storytelling reveals meaning without comitting the error of defining it.
-- Hannah Arendt
1081.      When the outcome of a meeting is to have another meeting, it has been a lousy meeting.
-- Herbert Clark Hoover
1082.      Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don't know and I don't care.
-- William Safire
1083.      Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed.
-- William Blake
1084.      Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
-- Euripides
1085.      The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
-- Tom Robbins, _Still Life With Woodpecker_
1086.      You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
-- Woodrow Wilson
1087.      Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
-- Timothy Leary
1088.      Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game and dumb enough to think it's important.
-- Senator Eugene McCarthy
1089.      FUMBLE: in football, a rehearsed move that allows the other team to catch up to the point spread. Compare MUMBLE, a player's answers in the news conference after the game.
-- The Diabolical Dictionary of Modern English
1090.      You can't have a light without a dark to stick it in.
-- Arlo Guthrie
1091.      Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
-- Rodin
1092.      The future will be better tomorrow.
-- Dan Quayle
1093.      What a piece of work is man!
How noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty!
in form, in moving,
how express and admirable!
in action how like an angel!
in apprehension how like a god!
the beauty of the world!
the paragon of animals!
And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?
man delights not me; no, nor woman neither,
though by your smiling, you seem to say so.
--William Shakespeare, _Hamlet_, II, ii, 316
1094.      I am but mad north-north-west; when the wind is southerly,
I know a hawk from a handsaw.
-- Sheakespeare, _Hamlet_, II, ii, 405
1095.      Politics is not the art of the posssible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
-- John Kenneth Galbreath
1096.      Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
-- -Henry Adams, The Education of Henry Adams
1097.      Politics I supposed to be the second-oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblence to the first.
-- Ronald Reagan, quoted in Los Angeles Herald-Examiner
1098.      It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crown keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
-- -Ralph Waldo Emerson
1099.      Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.
-- Ralph Sockman
1100.      Marriage: the only sport in which the trapped animal has to buy the license.
1101.      Without civic morality communities perish; without personal morality their survival has no value.
-- Bertrand Russell
1102.      Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
-- Wendell Johnson
1103.      The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.
-- F. Scott Fitzgerald
1104.      Where love is concerned, too much is not enough.
-- Pierre A. de Beaumarchais
1105.      As soon as you can not keep anything from a woman, you love her.
-- Paul Geraldy
1106.      There is nothing ridiculous in love.
-- Olive Schreiner
1107.      I was married by a judge. I should've asked for a jury.
-- George Burns
1108.      I am a firm believer in getting married in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out you haven't wasted a whole day.
-- Mickey Rooney
1109.      A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
-- Andre Maurois
1110.      You can not pluck roses without fear of thorns, Nor enjoy a fair wife without danger of horns.
-- Benjamin Franklin
1111.      For some reason a glaze passes over people's faces when you say "Canada". Maybe we should invade North Dakota or something.
-- Sandra Gotlieb, wife of the Canadian Ambassador to the U.S.A.
1112.      Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
-- Oliver Goldsmith
1113.      Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people.
-- Cynthia Heimel
1114.      There are two dilemmas that rattle the human skull: How do you hang on to someone who won't stay? And how do you get rid of someone who won't go?
-- Danny DeVito, _The War of the Roses_
1115.      All lovers young, all lovers must
Consign to thee and come to dust..."
-- Shakespeare
1116.      A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
-- Abraham Maslow
1117.      You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink.
-- Proverb
1118.      You can lead a horse to water, but if you can get him to float on his back, you've got something.
-- Hartley's First Law
1119.      You can lead a computer to the Superhighway but you can't make it think.
-- Des Waller
1120.      The kind of work we do does not make us holy, but we can make it holy. However "sacred" a calling may be, as it is a calling, it has no power to sanctify; but rather as we are and have the divine being within, we bless each task we do, be it eating, or sleeping, or watching, or any other.
-- Meister Eckhart
1121.      Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with aperson, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand willtake and sift them, kepp what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.
-- Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
1122.      One of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
-- Margaret Mead
1123.      To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
-- Anna Louise Strong
1124.      Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads which sew people together through the years.
1125.      -Simone Signoret
1126.      If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
-- Lily Tomlin
1127.      Dum loquimur invida aetas fugerit.
[While we talk, hostile time flies away]
-- Horace, Ode XI
1128.      Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit
[Perhaps it will be pleasing sometime to have remembered these things(events)]
-- Vergil, The Aeneid
1129.      If a man wishes to
be sure of the road
he treads on, he must
close his eyes and
walk in the dark.
-- St. John of the Cross
1130.      Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.
-- Mary Ellen Kelly
1131.      Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.
-- Don Galer
1132.      A task becomes a duty from the moment you suspect it to be an essential part of that integrity which alone entitles a man to assume responsibility.
-- Dag Hammarskjold
1133.      Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
-- Samuel Johnson
1134.      Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.
-- Charles Simmons
1135.      Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
-- Lewis Mumford
1136.      I think that cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals: I mean the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object.
-- Roland Barthes, from Mythologies, "La nouvelle Citroen"
1137.      Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that's even newer. I don't even like *old* cars. I mean they don't even interest me. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least *human,* for God's sake.
-- J. D. Salinger, from Catcher in the Rye
1138.      My purposes are the geography that marks out my line of travel toward the person I want to be.
-- Alice Koller
1139.      A thing is not necessarily true because badly uttered, nor false because spoken magnificently.
-- St. Augustine
1140.      The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences.
-- Anonymous
1141.      Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
-- Aldous Huxley
1142.      The best theology would need no advocates; it would prove itself.
-- Karl Barth
1143.      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
1144.      To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.
-- George Bernard Shaw
1145.      Live fast, die young, make a pretty corpse.
-- Richard Wright, from Native Son
1146.      I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
-- Bill Cosby
1147.      Telling the future by looking at the past assumes that conditions remain constant. This is like driving a car by looking in the rear view mirror.
-- Herb Brody
1148.      The essential definition of neurotic behavior is behavior that's no longer in context.
-- Morris Schectman
1149.      Americans want to go to heaven without dying.
-- James Thurber
1150.      People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.
-- Ken Kesey
1151.      Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
-- Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
1152.      For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
-- Richard Feynman, from the Challenger disaster report
1153.      Even on the road to hell, flowers can make you smile.
-- Deng Ming-Dao
1154.      The visionary is the only true realist.
-- Federico Fellini
1155.      Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
-- John F. Kennedy
1156.      The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.
-- Bill Beattie
1157.      There is nothing so stupid as an educated man, if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
-- Will Rogers
1158.      It is because modern education is so seldom inspired by a great hope that it so seldom achieves great results. The wish to preserve the past rather than the hope of creating the future dominates the minds of those who control the teaching of the young.
-- Bertrand Russell
1159.      An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
-- Anon.
1160.      I hold it to be one of the distinguishing excellences of elective over hereditary successions that the talents which nature has provided in sufficient proportion, should be selected by the society for the govenment of their affairs, rather than that this should be be transmitted through the loins of knaves and fools passing from the debauches of the table to those of the bed.
-- Thomas Jefferson
1161.      The best kept secret in America today is that people would rather work hard for something they believe in than live a life of aimless diversion.
-- John Gardner
1162.      The sense of uselessness is the severest shock which our system can sustain.
-- Thomas Huxley
1163.      The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
-- John Gardner
1164.      But if we believe what we profess concerning the worth of the individual, then the idea of individual development within a framework of ethical purpose must become our deepest concern, our national preoccupation, our passion, our obsession. We must think of education as relevant for everyone everywhere -- at all ages and in all conditions of life.
-- John Gardner Put away your worries, the world is a good and perfect place. It is in fact very easy.
-- Fenchurch in "So Long and Thanks for all the Fish" by Douglas Adams
1165.      Explaining the unknown by means of the unobservable is always a perilous business.
-- Anon.
1166.      He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
-- Jules Michelet (1798-1847)
1167.      Never frighten a little man. He'll kill you.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1168.      There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
-- Aristotle (384-322)
1169.      What a wonderful world it is that has girls in it!
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1170.      It's OK, once you get past the hard exterior.
-- Anon.
1171.      To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
-- George MacDonald
1172.      Education with inert ideas is not only useless; it is above all things harmful.
-- Alfred North Whitehead
1173.      A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day.
-- Ancient Proverb
1174.      If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
-- Romans 12:18
1175.      If anyone accepts my help who doesn't need it, that's his problem; if I refuse my help to anyone who needs it, that's my problem.
-- Anon.
1176.      A love that defies all logic is sometimes the most logical thing in the world.
-- Anon.
1177.      The more you love, the more you can love--and the more intensely you love. Nor is there any limit on how many you can love. If a person had time enough, he could love all of that majority who are decent and just.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1178.      If you choose not to decide, you still have made your choice.
-- "Freewill" by Rush
1179.      It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? --Henry David Thoreau
1180.      'Tis a sharp medicine, but it will cure all that ails you.
-- Sir Walter Raleigh before his beheading
1181.      So little done, so much to do.
-- Alexander Graham Bell (last words)
1182.      What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneness, and say, "This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned--and you with it, dust of the dust!" Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, "Never have I heard anything more divine?"
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
1183.      To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
-- Anna Louise Strong
1184.      As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
-- Seneca
1185.      Come, let us go. Let us leave this festering hellhole. Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.
-- Dirk Gently in "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" by Douglas Adams
1186.      If you like the post office, you are going to LOVE national health care.
-- Anon.
1187.      For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers apppear on the earth, the time of pruning the vines has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
-- Song of Songs 2:11,12
1188.      I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there.
-- Richard P Feynman
1189.      Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss.
-- Dwight D Eisenhower
1190.      If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
-- George Washington
1191.      Draw in the breath of life, and as you breathe, smile.
-- Anon.
1192.      Let proportion be found not only in numbers and measures, but also in sounds, weights, times, and positions, and what ever force there is.
-- Manuscript K by Leonardo DiVinci
1193.      Politicians in government should be changed regularly, like diapers, for the same reason.
-- Richard Davies
1194.      Since theological propositions are scientifically meaningless, those of us of pragmatic disposition simply won't buy such dubious merchandise. Maybe--remotely--there might be something in such promotions, as there might be something in the talking dogs and the stocks in Arabian tapioca mines that W C Fields once sold in his comedies, but we suspect that we recognize a con game in operation. At least, we want to hear the dog talk or see the tapioca ore before we buy into such deals.
-- Robert Anton Wilson
1195.      Don't anthropomorphize computers. They don't like it.
-- Anon.
1196.      First say to yourself what you would be, then do what you have to do.
-- Epictetus
1197.      The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art.
-- Leonardo da Vinci
1198.      Between "just desserts" and "tragic irony" we are given quite a lot of scope for our particular talent. Generally speaking, things have gone about as far as they can possibly go when things have got about as bad as they reasonably get.
-- Player in _Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead_ by Tom Stoppard
1199.      The easiest way to find a use for something is to throw it out.
-- Anon.
1200.      Extreme fear can neither fight nor fly.
-- Anon.
1201.      For stern as death is love, relentless as the nether world is devotion; its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love, nor floods sweep it away.
-- Song of Songs 8:6
1202.      I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
-- Anon.
1203.      Know yourself first, evaluate others later, and for God's sake don't follow someone else.
-- Anon.
1204.      All that glitters has a high refractive index.
-- Anon.
1205.      How does one measure time? No, not in day, months, or years. It is measured by the most precious of all things: Love. Without which all beings and things whether brave or beautiful would perish.
-- Irish blessing
1206.      Music is the shorthand of emotion.
-- Leo Tolstoy
1207.      Johnny was a chemist's clerk
But Johnny is no more
For what he thought was H2O
Was H2SO4
-- Anon.
1208.      Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation.
-- Life's Little Instruction Book #332
1209.      He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
-- Abraham Lincoln
1210.      There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another which states that this has already happened.
-- "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" by Douglas Adams
1211.      Good friends are so hard to come by: may we all value them when we find them.
-- Anon.
1212.      Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
-- Frank Lloyd Wright
1213.      The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
-- John Muir
1214.      That's love?!? --Calvin
Medically speaking. --Hobbes
Heck, that happened to me once, but I figured it was cooties!!
-- Calvin in "Calvin and Hobbes" by Bill Waterson
1215.      At day's first light have in readiness, against disinclination to leave your bed, the thought that "I am rising for the work of man."
-- _Meditations_ by Marcus Aurelius
1216.      The only gift is a portion of yourself.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1217.      What a long time I have been running after unrealities!
-- Jitoku Eki
1218.      There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear.
-- 1 John 4:18
1219.      I've found out why people laugh. They laugh because it hurts--because it's the only thing that'll make it stop hurting.
-- Valentine Michael Smith in _Stranger in a Strange Land_ by Robert A Heinlein
1220.      I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed opponent.
-- Anon.
1221.      Never ask a question unless the answer makes a difference.
-- Anon.
1222.      Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
-- Anon.
1223.      Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
-- Henry David Thoreau
1224.      Hofstadter's Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take Hofstadter's Law into account.
-- Anon.
1225.      The saddest thing about ephemerals was that their little lives rarely held time enough for love.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heilein
1226.      Touch is the most fundamental sense. A baby experiences it, all over, before he is born and long before he learns to use sight, hearing, or taste, and no human ever ceases to need it. Keep your children short on pocket money--but long on hugs.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1227.      The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1228.      Don't walk in front of me. I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me. I may not lead.
Walk beside me. And just be my friend.
-- Albert Camus
1229.      Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-- Emerson
1230.      Dum spiro spero [While I breathe, I hope]
-- South Carolina's motto
1231.      All bicycles weigh 50 pounds:
  A 30-pound bicycle needs a 20-pound lock and chain.
  A 40-pound bicycle needs a 10-pound lock and chain.
  A 50-pound bicycle needs no lock or chain.
-- Anon.
1232.      It is only through the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
1233.      Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart.
-- Anon.
1234.      Faith is when you believe in something that you know ain't true.
-- Anon.
1235.      You can go wrong by being too skepical as readily as by being too trusting.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1236.      Come forth into the light of things and let nature be your teacher.
-- William Wordsworth
1237.      If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane!
-- Jimmy Buffett
1238.      Whence come I and whither go I? That is the great unfathomable question, the same for every one of us. Science has no answer to it.
-- Max Planck
1239.      What an annoying mad thing love is!
-- Emmanuel Schikaneder
1240.      Be good and you will be lonesome.
-- Mark Twain
1241.      Four innate sentiments dispose people to a universal moral sense. These are sympathy, fairness, self-control and duty.
-- James Q Wilson
1242.      The only true knowledge, consists in knowing, that we know nothing,
-- Socrates
1243.      Dawn: the time when people of reason go to bed.
-- Anon.
1244.      A wise man is more powerful than a strong man, and a man of knowledge than a man of might.
-- Proverbs 24:5
1245.      To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
-- Eva Young
1246.      If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; but if you really make them think they'll hate you.
-- Anon.
1247.      What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
-- Emerson
1248.      One man's theology is another man's belly laugh.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1249.      Smith & Wesson: The ultimate point & click user interface.
-- Anon.
1250.      You know it's going to be a bad day when you see a 60 Minutes news team waiting in your office.
-- Anon.
1251.      We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
-- Aristotle
1252.      In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
-- Robert Frost
1253.      There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1254.      Many open minds should be closed for repairs.
-- Toledo Blade
1255.      Q: What's an IBM man-year?
A: 730 people trying to get a project done before noon.
-- Anon.
1256.      Judge people from where they stand, not from where you stand.
-- Anon.
1257.      I was in the grocery store. I saw a sign that said "pet supplies." So I did. Then I went outside and saw a sign that said "compact cars"...
-- Steven Wright
1258.      All you need is a can of shaving cream, some liquid nitrogen, and a good imagination.
-- Anon.
1259.      If you don't care where you are, then you aren't lost.
-- Anon.
1260.      Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor.
-- O W Holmes
1261.      It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.
-- Anon.
1262.      A truly wise man never plays leapfrog with a unicorn.
-- Anon.
1263.      There aren't enough days in the weekend.
-- Steven Wright
1264.      Time is your total capital, and the minutes of your life are painfully few.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1265.      Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
-- Lyndon B Johnson
1266.      To be "matter of fact" about the world is to blunder into fantasy--and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1267.      Let us have Wine and Women, Mirth and Laughter
Sermons and soda-water the day after.
-- Lord Byron
1268.      Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
-- George Santayana
1269.      The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
-- Lily Tomlin
1270.      Only a sadistic scoundrel--or a fool--tells the bald truth on social occasions.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1271.      Be willing to lose a battle in order to win the war.
1272.      Tilting at windmills hurts you more than the windmills.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1273.      All I ask for is an opportunity to prove that money doesn't buy happiness.
1274.      The city of happiness is in the state of mind.
1275.      There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
-- Mark Twain
1276.      Courtois's Rule: If people listened to themselves more often, they'd talk less.
1277.      'Tis better to have loved and lost, then paid for it and not liked it.
1278.      Change your thoughts and you change your world.
1279.      You only live once--but if you work it right, once is enough.
-- Joe Lewis
1280.      Never give up, but know when to quit.
1281.      This above all: to thine own self be true.
-- Polonius in _Hamlet_ by William Shakespeare
1282.      In a world full of people we are alone.
1283.      Don't get even, get odd!
1284.      A "no" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a "yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble. -
-- Mahatma Gandhi
1285.      If we don't get some money in our bank account soon, we'll be arrested for impersonating the government.
1286.      Be courteous with all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
-- George Washington
1287.      At the source of every error which is blamed on the computer, you will find at least two human errors, including the error of blaming it on the computer.
1288.      Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others, can not keep it from themselves.
-- Irish blessing
1289.      Who loves not women, wine and song,
Remains a fool his whole life long.
-- Martin Luther
1290.      Obi-Wan has taught you well.
-- Darth Vader in "Return of the Jedi"
1291.      Love may conquer all, but it needs time as its field general.
1292.      He who knows only one religion knows none.
-- Max Müller
1293.      The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
-- Abraham Lincoln
1294.      This wallpaper is dreadful. One of us has simply got to go.
-- Oscar Wilde (his last words)
1295.      Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
-- Henry J Kaiser
1296.      Kwitchyerbellyakin
-- Irish saying
1297.      Above all things, reverence yourself.
1298.      A friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
1299.      Nothing's more expensive than a free computer.
-- Gerry Laurence
1300.      Control your emotion or it will control you.
-- Chinese adage
1301.      Going to the showers is the best part of the game.
-- Jubal in _Stranger in a Strange Land_ by Robert A Heinlein
1302.      Someone will always be looking at you as an example of how to behave. Don't let them down.
1303.      Aibohphobia: the fear of palindromes.
1304.      A budget is a planned method of worrying.
1305.      When a resolute fellow steps up to that great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find that the beard comes off in his hand, that it was only tied on to scare away timid adventurers.
1306.      The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it, therefore, while it lasts, and not spend it to no purpose.
-- Of the Training of Children by Plutarch
1307.      Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
-- Richard Hooker
1308.      Life isn't fair. It's just fairer than death, that's all.
-- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
1309.      So long as we love we serve;
So long as we are loved by others,
I would almost say that we are indispensible;
1310.      And no man is useless while he has a friend.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
1311.      Don't forget a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.
1312.      The real key to health and happiness and success is self knowledge.
1313.      Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. (He is also a fool.)
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1314.      Never confuse motion with action.
1315.      Before the world finds a place for you, find a place for yourself in the world.
1316.      Life is complex: it has a real part and an imaginary part.
1317.      First you must learn to control your /self/. The rest follows. Blessed is he who knows himself and commands himself, for the world is his and love and happiness and peace walk with him wherever he goes.
-- Valentine Michael Smith in _Stranger in a Strange Land_ by Robert A Heinlein
1318.      The "Enough Already" Law: The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets.
1319.      But isn't hate just scorned love?
1320.      Life-complication Theory: Given a choice between an easy solution and a complicated one, the loser will usually opt to travel the complicated path. Don't ignore a solution just because it's simple!
-- The Tortoise's Little Green Book by Robert J Ringer
1321.      Tact is rubbing out another's mistake instead of rubbing it in.
1322.      I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving; to reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it--but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
-- O W Holmes
1323.      True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
1324.      --Ben Jonson
1325.      I don't know about you, but my parents are always right.
1326.      When a person is willing and eager, God joins in.
1327.      When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut.
1328.      "Love" is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
-- Jubal in _Stranger in a Strange Land_ by Robert A Heinlein
1329.      There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, then are drempt of in your philosophy.
-- Hamlet Act I Scene V
1330.      There's a sucker born every minute.
-- P T Barnum
1331.      If mathematically you end up with the wrong answer, try multiplying by the page number.
1332.      A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
-- "Oscariana" by Oscar Wilde
1333.      Check to see if you any words out.
1334.      Go climb a gravity well.
1335.      The new Congressmen say they're going to turn the government around. I hope I don't get run over again.
1336.      Wisdom consists of knowing when to avoid perfection.
1337.      Competition doesn't create character, it exposes it.
1338.      Unix *is* user friendly. It's just picky about its friends.
1339.      Wasting time is an important part of living.
1340.      Since emotions are few and reasons many, the behavior or a crowd can be more easily predicted than the behavior of one person can.
-- Robot Gistard by Issac Asimov
1341.      Don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.
1342.      Those who are willing to face the music may someday lead the band.
1343.      Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.
-- Mark Twain
1344.      Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1345.      The soul would have no rainbow, had the eyes no tears.
1346.      Who's more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
1347.      Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1348.      The religion that is afraid of science dishoners God and commits suicide.
1349.      When God endowed human beings with brains, He did not intend to guarantee them.
1350.      Add life to your years, don't worry about adding years to your life.
1351.      A friend loves at all times. --Proverbs 17:17
1352.      Miracles arise from our ignorance of nature, not from nature itself.
-- "Essays" Bk 1, Ch 39 by Michel Eyquen Montaigne
1353.      He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
-- Socrates
1354.      If you don't like yourself, you can't like other people.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1355.      True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice.
-- Jonson
1356.      The manner in which it is given is often worth more than the gift.
1357.      He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
-- Tom J Connelly
1358.      Never precede any demo by a comment more predictive than "Watch this!".
1359.      Wisdom: to live in the present, plan for the future, and profit from the past.
1360.      That which does not kill you will only make you stronger.
-- Nietzsche
1361.      Size matters not.
-- Yoda in "Empire Strikes Back"
1362.      Every person that you meet knows something you don't; learn from them.
1363.      An elephant is a mouse with an operating system.
1364.      To err is human--and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
1365.      May evil spirits be confused on the way to your door.
-- George Carlin
1366.      If you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
1367.      I am a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.
1368.      A man may have no religion, and yet be moral.
1369.      Humor is a reminder that no matter how high a throne one sits on, one is sitting on one's butt.
1370.      When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on, and swing!
1371.      Never allow school to interfere with your education.
-- Mark Twain
1372.      God may be subtle, but He isn't mean.
-- Albert Einstein
1373.      I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
-- Albert Einstein
1374.      Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
-- Danny Kaye
1375.      Television, a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.
-- Ernie Kovacs
1376.      The best way to keep good intentions from dying is to execute them.
1377.      I am a man
More sinned against than sinning.
-- King Lear in King Lear Act III Sc II li 60 Lear
1378.      Love at first sight is one of the greatest labor-saving devices the world has ever seen.
1379.      Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
-- Henry Adams
1380.      A crisis is when you can't say "Let's forget the whole thing."
1381.      God grant you your quota of smiles.
-- Yeste in the _Princess Bride_ by William Goldman
1382.      You know it's going to be a bad day when your twin brother forgot your birthday.
1383.      Spend each moment perfecting the next, not correcting the last.
-- Scott Michael Durski
1384.      Never cut what can be untied.
-- Joseph Joubert
1385.      Watson's Law: The reliability of machinery is inversely proportional to the number and significance of any persons watching it.
1386.      The lottery is just a tax on people who are bad at math.
1387.      I love mankind; it's people I can't stand.
-- Linus van Pelt
1388.      If you want to get something done, give it to a busy person.
1389.      I am made from the dust of the stars and the oceans flow in my veins.
-- Rush
1390.      Pro is to con as progress is to Congress.
1391.      A brute kills for pleasure. A fool kills from hate.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1392.      Bumper sticker on the stealth bomber: "IF YOU CAN READ THIS, THEN WE WASTED 50 BILLION BUCKS."
1393.      It's not what you tell people, it's what you show them.
1394.      Let your work brag about you.
1395.      Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
1396.      For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
1397.      In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true.
-- Budda
1398.      When friends offer to help, let them.
1399.      Trust can be a powerful weapon.
1400.      Neutrinos have bad breadth.
1401.      You have the capacity to learn from mistakes. You'll learn a lot today.
1402.      Without love intelligence is dangerous; without intelligence love is not enough.
1403.      The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.
1404.      Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
1405.      Beware of food products whose ingredients are in quotation marks.
1406.      Take charge of your attitude. Don't let someone else choose it for you.
1407.      Learn from the past but don't dwell on it.
1408.      The cruelest lies are often told in silence.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
1409.      Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it.
-- Stevenson
1410.      No way of thinking or doing, however ancient can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes or in silence passes by as true to-day may turn out to be falsehood to-morrow.
-- Thoreau
1411.      No man steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river, and he's not the same man.
-- Heraclitas
1412.      An optimist laughs to forget, a pessimist forgets to laugh.
1413.      It's amazing what you can do when someone has faith in you.
1414.      The things taught in school are not an education but a means to an education.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1415.      To obtain maximum attention, it's hard to beat a good, big mistake.
1416.      Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world.
1417.      Love is for fools wise enough to take a chance.
1418.      I wish TV had a knob so you could turn up the intelligence. The one marked Brightness doesn't seem to work.
1419.      You live and learn. Or you don't live long.
-- Lazarus Long by Robert A Heinlein
1420.      But love is many things, none of them logical.
-- _The Princess Bride_ by William Goldman
1421.      The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
1422.      The only beneficial thing in smoking is that it repels gnats and mosquitoes, which only proves that you don't have to be big to be smart.
1423.      Alexander Hamilton started the U.S. Treasury with nothing--and that was the closest our country has ever been to being even.
1424.      Klein bottle for rent--inquire within.
1425.      Take pride in how far you have come, have faith in how far you can go.
1426.      Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation.
1427.      There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
1428.      Pour on; I will endure.
In such a night as this!
-- King Lear in "King Lear" Act III Sc IV li 60 by William Shakespeare
1429.      My physics teacher points to a blank chalk board and explains things.
-- Chris Kelly about Prof Erich Kunhardt
1430.      If you have a difficult task, give it to someone lazy, that person will find an easier way to do it.
1431.      Truth is stranger than fiction, but this is because fiction is obliged to stick to probability; truth is not.
1432.      Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved.
1433.      Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.
-- D H Lawrence
1434.      It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
-- Aesop
1435.      Golf is a good walk spoiled.
-- Mark Twain
1436.      Be brave. Even if you're not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference.
-- Life's Little Instruction Book
1437.      Never assume, seldom deny, always distinguish.
-- Anon
1438.      A moment is a lifetime.....but only for a moment.
1439.      Nothing would be done at all, if a man waited 'til he could do so well that no one could find fault with it.
1440.      Study reveals that 5 out of 4 Americans have trouble with fractions

1441.      I think all of us are looking at the future with yesterday's eyes.
-- Dan Burrus
1442.      Few people even scratch the surface, much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
-- Randolph Bourne
1443.      Old men ought to be explorers
Here and there does not matter
We must be still and still moving
Into another intensity
For further union, a deeper communion
Through the dark cold and the empty desolation ...
In my end is my beginning.
-- T. S. Eliot
1444.      Good to forgive;
  Best to forget!
  Living, we fret;
Dying, we live.
-- R. Browning
1445.      The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not, the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer, the ones that you 'come to terms with" only to discover that they are still there. The real questions refuse to be placated. They barge into your life at the times when it seems most important for them to stay away. They are the questions asked most frequently and answered most inadequately, the ones that reveal their true natures slowly, reluctantly, most often against your will.
-- Ingrid Bengis
1446.      The office of the President is such a bastardized thing, half royalty and half democracy, that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit.
-- Jimmy Breslin
1447.      It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
-- Pierre Augustin de Beaumarchais
1448.      Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men?
-- Natalie Clifford Barney
1449.      The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
-- Nicholas Murray Butler
1450.      Quoting: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.
-- Ambrose Bierce
1451.      The best defence against the atom bomb is not to be there when it goes off.
-- The British Army Journal
1452.      Dawn: The time when men of reason go to bed. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devel's Dictionary"
1453.      Liar: One who tells an unpleasant truth.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devel's Dictionary"
1454.      Modesty: the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
1455.      -Ambrose Bierce, "The Devel's Dictionary"
1456.      Nobody makes a greater mistake then he who does nothing because he could only do a little.
-- Edmund Burke
1457.      No happiness is like unto it, no love so great as that of man and wife, no such comfort as a sweet wife.
-- Robert Burton
1458.      Democracy--the domination of unreflective and timorous men, moved in vast herds by mob conditions.
-- H L Mencken
1459.      In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), (1896)
1460.      I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample under foot. Men are not superior by the accidents of race or color. They are superior wh have the best heart -- the best brain.
-- Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)
1461.      Justice is the only worship.
Love is the only priest.
Ignorance is the only slavery.
Happiness is the only good.
The time to be happy is now,
The place to be happy is here,
The way to be happy is to make others so.
-- Anon.
1462.      It's the Government's job to print the money, deliver the mail and declare war. Now give me my cigarettes.
-- Florence King
1463.      Sad is his lot, who, once at least in his life, has not been a poet.
-- Lamartine
1464.      Nonsense, it was all nonsense: this whole damned outfit, with its committees, its conferences, its eternal talk, talk, talk, was a great con trick; it was a mechanism to earn a few hundred men and women incredible sums of money.
-- Doris Lessing
1465.      Randomness scares people. Religion is a way to explain randomness.
-- Fran Lebowitz
1466.      Religion is a candle inside a multi-colored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.
-- Modammed Neguib
1467.      Few maxims are true from every point of view.
-- Vauvenargues
1468.      Even Plato didn't care for the flickering images of reality projected on the cave walls.
-- Jason Vigdior, _Jest_, 1996
1469.      To execute great things, one should live as though one would never die.
-- Vauvenargues (1715-1747)
1470.      Long years must pass before the truths we have made for ourselves become our very flesh.
-- Paul Valery
1471.      It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
-- Whitney Young, Jr.
1472.      No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
-- The wisdom of the Taoists
1473.      The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
-- Robert F. Kennedy
1474.      Prayer gives a man the opportunity of getting to know a gentleman he hardly ever meets. I do not mean his maker, but himself.
-- Dean Inge
1475.      It is a product of Einstein's genius -- taking a commonplace observation, combining it with some simple imaginary experiments, and arriving at a revolutionary conclusion.
-- Clifford M. Wills, 1986
1476.      If you don't want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work.
-- Ogden Nash
1477.      Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume; the hellish cycle is complete.
-- Raoul Vaneigem
1478.      Don't LOOK at anything in a physics lab. Don't TASTE anything in a chemistry lab. Don't SMELL anything in a biology lab. Don't TOUCH anything in a medical lab. And, most importantly, don't LISTEN to anything in a philosophy department.
-- Bill Lye
1479.      Food for thought is no substitute for the real thing.
-- Walt Kelly
1480.      If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
-- Kurt Lewin
1481.      The meta-Turing test counts a thing as intelligent if it seeks to devise and apply Turing tests to objects of its own creation.
-- Lew Mammel, Jr.
1482.      The crime bill passed by the Senate would reinstate the Federal death penalty for certain violent crimes: assassinating the President; hijacking an airliner; and murdering a government poultry inspector.
-- Knight Ridder News Service dispatch
1483.      Flowers often grow more beautifully on dung-hills than in gardens that look beautifully kept.
-- Saint Francis De Sales
1484.      Men create the gods in their own image.
-- Xenophanes
1485.      When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.
-- Richard Nixon in an interview with David Frost 1977.
1486.      It was involuntary. They sank my boat.
-- President Kennedy quoted in Schlesinger's A Thousand Days remarking how he became a hero.
1487.      The kind of people I look for to fill top management spots are the eager beavers, the mavericks. These are the guys who try to do more than they are expected to do - they always reach.
-- Lee Iacocca
1488.      The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
-- Robert F. Kennedy
1489.      Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
-- John F. Kennedy
1490.      I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
-- Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)
1491.      We are dealing with the best-educated generation in history. But they've got a brain dressed up with nowhere to go.
-- Timothy Leary (1920-1996)
1492.      Science is all metaphor.
-- Timothy Leary (1920-1996)
1493.      In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show.
-- Timothy Leary (1920-1996)
1494.      If you don't like what you are doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.
-- Timothy Leary (1920-1996)
1495.      If you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out.
-- Timothy Leary (1920-1996)
1496.      Total freedom is never what one imagines and, in fact, hardly exists. It comes as a shock in life to learn that we usually only exchange one set of restrictions for another. The second set, however, is self-chosen, and therefore easier to accept.
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh
1497.      John Gillespie Magee (1922-1941)
High Flight

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds-and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of-wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
Where never the lark, nor even eagle flew-
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
1498.      There never were in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity.
-- Michel De Montaigne
1499.      Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
-- Christopher Morley
1500.      We are fortunate to live in such interesting times, we have a ringside seat for the fall of western civilization, the only problem is that it is inside the ring.
-- Robert A. Nelson
1501.      Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
-- George Santayana, The Life of Reason
1502.      We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us.
-- Virginia Satir
1503.      The progress of life shows a man the stuff of which he is made.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer
1504.      You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
-- Beverly Sills
1505.      The reason so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted.
-- Samuel Smiles
1506.      Lillian Smith
1507.      When you stop learning, stop listening, stop looking and asking questions, always new questions, then it is time to die.
1508.      When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side.
-- Francis Cardinal Spellman
1509.      Hope, like faith, is nothing if it is not courageous; it is nothing if it is not ridiculous.
-- Thornton Wilder
1510.      Arguing with a person's faith is like chasing them around a big empty parking lot. You can keep backing them up, and backing them up--but you never actually corner them.
-- George Weilacher
1511.      Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less material you need.
-- Charles Kettering
1512.      When you point your finger 'cause your plan fell through You got three more fingers pointing back at you!
-- Mark Knoppfler
1513.      When we lose, I eat. When we win, I eat. I also eat when we're rained out.
-- Tommy Lasorda
1514.      Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
-- Fran Lebowitz
1515.      Use your own best judgment at all times.
-- The entire Nordstrom's Department Stores policy manual
1516.      Not to anticipate is already to moan.
-- Leonardo da Vinci
1517.      Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
-- Reggie Leach
1518.      The only true time which a man can properly call his own, is that which he has all to himself; the rest, though in some sense he may be said to live it, is other people's time, not his.
-- Charles Lamb
1519.      If competitive advantage can be achieved from just-in-time participatory management styles, then bottom-line oriented organizations can better facilitate their gain-sharing systems to network for the new global technologies. At my company, for example, detected casualties fluctuate between generic niche discontinuities and complementary enculturative yield functions.
-- Harvard Business Review article
1520.      That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
-- Adlai Stevenson
1521.      It's getting harder and harder to act weird.
-- Zippy the Pinhead
1522.      When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
-- Helen Keller
1523.      Do not be deceived by this technological terror you have created. The power to destroy a planet is insignificant when compared with the power of the Force.
-- Darth Vader in "STAR WARS"
1524.      Never wrestle with pigs. You get dirty, and they enjoy it.
1525.      The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
-- William James
1526.      Sometimes men come by the name of genius in the same way that certain insects come by the name of centipede--not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen.
-- G. C. Lichtenberg
1527.      When we got into office, the thing that surprised me most was to find that things were just as bad as we'd been saying they were.
-- John F. Kennedy
1528.      If you are as happy, my dear sir, on entering this house as I am in leaving it and returning home, you are the happiest man in this country.
-- James Buchanan to Abraham Lincoln
1529.      I had been told I was on the road to hell, but I had no idea it was just a mile down the road with a dome on it.
-- Abraham Lincoln
1530.      Seriously, I do not think I am fit for the Presidency.
-- Abraham Lincoln
1531.      You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
-- Abraham Lincoln
1532.      You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
-- Abraham Lincoln
1533.      You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
-- Abraham Lincoln
1534.      Malesuada fames.
[Hunger persuades to evil.]
-- Publius Vergilius Maro (Vergil) (70-19 BC), _Aeneid_, Book III
1535.      A am not old but mellow like good wine.
-- Stephen Phillips (1868-1915), _Ulysses_
1536.      Against boredom, even the gods struggle in vain.
1537.      Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.
-- Henry Kissinger
1538.      When congressman Newt Gingrich was a graduate student at Tulane University I baptized him by immersion into the membership of the St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church. Perhaps I didn't hold him under long enough.
-- Rev. G. Avery Lee
1539.      I never knew what real happiness was until I got married. And by then it was too late.
-- Max Kauffmann
1540.      Marriage is the only known example of the happy meeting of the immovable object and the irresistible force.
-- Ogden Nash (1902-1971)
1541.      Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
-- Ovid (B.C. 43-18 A.D.)
1542.      Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
-- Plato
1543.      Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs.
-- Pearl Strachen
1544.      Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
1545.      If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
-- Arthur Koestler, _Encounter_ Hungarian novelist, journalist
1546.      Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
-- Lee Iacocca
1547.      The only conquests that are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over ourselves.
-- Napoleon
1548.      Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
-- Helen Keller
1549.      The world is your mirror and your mind is a magnet. What you perceive is in this world is largely a reflection of your own attitudes and beliefs. Life will give you what you attract with your thoughts think, act and talk negatively and your world will be negative. Think and act and talk with enthusiasm and you will attract positive results.
-- Michael LeBeuf
1550.      The mind of the scholar, if he would leave it large and liberal, should come in contact with other minds.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882
1551.      Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882
1552.      If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it: Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882
1553.      In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882
1554.      We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882
1555.      The individual who prosecutes a man, his brother, because he is not of the same opinion, is a monster.
-- Voltaire,_Philosophical Dictionary_, 1764
1556.      The true leader must submerge himself in the fountain of the people.
-- V I Lenin, quoted by John Gunther, Soviet Russia Today (1958)
1557.      I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion without knowing whether it is true or false is guilty of falsehood, and the accidental truth of the assertion does not justify or excuse him.
-- Abraham Lincoln
1558.      The age is dull and mean. Men creep,
  Not walk; with blood too pale and tame
  To pay the debt they owe to shame;
Buy cheap, sell dear; eat. drink, and sleep
  down-pillowed, deaf to moaning want;
Pay tithes for soul-insurance; keep
  Six days to Mammon, one to Cant

God's ways seem dark, but, soon or late,
  They touch the shining hills of day;
  The evil cannot brook delay,
The good can well afford to wait,
  Give ermined knaves their hour of crime;
Yet have the future grand and great,
  The safe appeal of Truth to Time!
1559.      John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), _For Righteousness' Sake_ (1855)
1560.      I demonstrate by means of philosophy that the earth is round, and is inhabited on all sides; that it is insignificantly small, and is borne through the stars.
-- Johannes Kepler, "Astronomis nova"
1561.      Every animal knows far more than you do.
-- [Nez Pearce]
1562.      When the legends die, the dreams end;
there is no more greatness.
-- [Shawnee]
1563.      Look out how you use proud words.
When you let proud words go, it is not easy to call them back.
They wear long boots, hard boots; they walk off proud; they can't hear you calling--
Look out how you use proud words.
-- "Primer Lesson" by Carl Sandburg.
1564.      Sad is his lot, who, once at least in his life, has not been a poet.
-- Lamartine
1565.      Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
1566.      George Orwell (Eric Blair), Politics and the English Language (1946)
1567.      But Dulness sits at Helm, and in this Age,
Governs on Councils, Pulpits, and the Stage:
Here a dull _Councellor_ ador'd we see,
And there a Poet, duller yet than he,
With beardless Bishop, dullest of the three,
'Tis dangerous to think--
For who by thinking tempts his jealous Fate,
Is straight arraign'd as Traytor to the State,
And none that come within the Verge of Sense,
Have to Preferment now the least Pretence...
--John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647-1680)
1568.      Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never doall he can do.
-- Henry Drummond
1569.      For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making, and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others, it may be much less gifted, make their way and achieve success by simple patience, equanimity, and self-control.
-- Samuel Smiles
1570.      Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you will still be heading for a star.
-- Willis Reed
1571.      Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.
-- Willis R. Whitney
1572.      When a man boasts about what he'll do tomorrow we like to find out what he did yesterday.
-- Anon.
1573.      A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse form the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.
-- Alexander Tyler
1574.      Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
-- Robert Burton (1576-1640)
1575.      When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
-- Geoffrey F. Abert
1576.      Work out you own salvation. Do not depend on others.
-- Buddha
1577.      Every now and then we discover in the seething mass of humanity round us a person who does not seem to need anybody else, and the contrast with ourselves is stinging.
-- Ernest Dimnet
1578.      Most people - one may say the best sort of people - greatly prefer to do things for themselves, however badly, than to have things done for them, however well.
-- Anon.
1579.      If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
-- John Atkinson
1580.      I deal with the obvious. I present, reiterate and glorify the obvious -- because the obvious is what people need to be told.
-- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
1581.      Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
-- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
1582.      The most important thing in life is not simply to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The important thing is to profit from your loses. That requires intelligence, and makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool.
-- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
1583.      Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
-- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
1584.      Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is Justice.
-- H L Mencken
1585.      The love of Justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering Injustice.
-- Francois, Duc de la Rouchefoucauld
1586.      Never expect justice in this world. That is not part of God's plan. Everybody thinks that if they don't get it, they're some kind of odd man out. And it's not true. Nobody gets justice -- people just get good luck or bad luck.
-- Orson Welles
1587.      Think of this doctrine -- That reasoning beings were created for one another's sake;
-- Marcus Aurelius Antonius
1588.      That to be patient is a branch of justice; and that we often sin without intending it.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antonius
1589.      Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to,
the more ought law to weed it out.
-- Francis Bacon
1590.      The price of Justice is eternal publicity.
-- Enoch Arnold Bennett
1591.      Life is a warfare, & a stranger's sojourn, And after fame is oblivion.
-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
1592.      Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.
-- La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
1593.      Managers who are skilled communicators may also be good at covering up real problems.
-- Chris Argyris, Harvard Business Review
1594.      You don't hear things that are bad about your company unless you ask. It is easy to hear good tidings, but you have to scratch to get the bad news.
-- Thomas J. Watson (1874-1956), Fortune
1595.      The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few but information in the hands of many.
-- John Naisbitt (b. 1929), Megatrends
1596.      One may know the world without going out of doors.
One may see the Way of Heaven without looking through the windows.
The further one goes, the less one knows.
Therefore the sage knows without going about,
Understands without seeing,
And accomplishes without any action.
-- Lao-Tzu (fl. B.C. 600)
1597.      A drop of water has the tastes of the water of the seven seas: there is no need to experience all the ways of worldly life. The reflections of the moon on one thousand rivers are from the same moon: the mind must be full of light.
-- Hung Tzu-ch'eng (1593-1665)
1598.      Could we have avoided the tragedy of Hiroshima? Could we have started the atomic age with clean hands? No one knows. No one can find out.
-- Edward Teller
1599.      La majesteuse égalité des lois, qui interdit au riche comme au pauvre de coucher sous les ponts, de mendier dans les rues et de voler du pain.
1600.      The majestic equality of the laws, which forbid the rich as well as the poor to sleep under the bridges, to beg in the streest and to steal bread.
-- Anatole France
1601.      Because our goals are not lofty but illusory, our problems are not difficult, but nonsensical.
1602.      -Ludwig Wittgenstein
1603.      Some reckon time by stars,
And some by hours;
Some measure days by dreams
And some by flowers;
My heart alone records
My days and hours.
-- Madison J. Cawein,_Some Reckon Time by Stars_
1604.      Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
-- Samuel Butler
1605.      I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.
-- Abbie Hoffman
1606.      If you ever have to support a flagging conversation, introduce the topic of eating.
-- Leigh Hunt
1607.      Never play cards with a man named Doc and never eat at a place called Mom's.
-- John O'Hara
1608.      To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that is very good but that most people can't eat it.
-- Leo Tolstoy
1609.      Pick the right grandparents, don't eat or drink too much, be circumspect in all things, and take a two-mile walk ever morning before breakfast.
-- Harry S. Truman ( on how to reach the age of 80)
1610.      Frenchman: Germans with good food.
-- Fran Lebowitz
1611.      Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
-- Fran Lebowitz
1612.      Never before have we had so little time in which to do so much.
-- F.D.Roosevelt (Feb. 23, 1942)
1613.      When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive--to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
-- Marcus Aurelius
1614.      A duty dodged is like a debt unpaid; it is only deferred, and we must come back and settle the account at last.
-- Joseph F. Newton
1615.      La cafe doit etre fort comme le mort, noir
comme le Maure, et doux comme l'amour.
[Coffee should be strong as death, black as the Moor, and sweet as love.]
1616.      Why do they always put mud into coffee on board steamers?
Why does the tea generally taste of boiled boots?
-- William M. Thackeray (1811-1863), _The Kickleburys on the Rhine_ (1850)
1617.      Coffee, which makes the politician wise, And see through all things with his half-shut eyes.
-- Alexander Pope (1688-1744), _The Rape of the Lock_ (1712)
1618.      The best coffee in Europe is Vienna coffee, compared to which all other coffee is fluid poverty.
-- Mark Twain, quoted in _Greatly Exaggerated_
1619.      Nothing overshadows truth so completely as authority.
-- Alberti
1620.      The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority.
-- Stanley Milgram
1621.      Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
-- (1749-1832) Thomas Henry Huxley
1622.      The faith that stands on authority is not faith ."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1623.      Conduct is more convincing than language.
-- John Woolman
1624.      No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
1625.      You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
1626.      A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
1627.      We achieve everything by our efforts alone. Our fate is not decided by an almighty God.We decide our own fate by our actions. You have to gain mastery over yourself...It is not a matter of sitting back and accepting.
-- Aung San Suu Kyi
1628.      The greatest gift for an individual or a nation ...was abhaya, fearlessness, not merely bodily courage but absence of fear from the mind....Fearlessness may be a gift, but perhaps more precious is the courage acquired through endeavour, courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one's actions, courage that could be described as "grace under pressure" -- grace which is renewed repeatedly in the face of harsh, unremmiting pressure.
-- Aung San Suu Kyi
1629.      Do what you think is best for you and follow your dreams. Don't listen to negative comments from anyone else. When you decide on something, just go straight for it and keep at it until you get it.
-- Princess Tenko, renowned female magician from Japan.
1630.      There is something to be said for overcoming difficult periods in your life. It makes you a much stronger person.
-- Andie Macdowell, actress
1631.      Whatever woman do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
-- Charlotte Whitton
1632.      I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery. I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
-- Brigid Brophy
1633.      In the U.S. you have to be a deviant or exist in extreme boredom...Make no mistake; all intellectuals are deviants in the U.S ."
-- William Burroughs
1634.      An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself ."
-- Albert Camus
1635.      Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them ."
-- Einstein
1636.      An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
-- Dwight D. Eisenhower
1637.      Intellectual brilliance is no guarentee against being dead wrong ."
-- David Fasold
1638.      A word carries far -- very far -- deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
-- Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Polish novelist, short story writer
1639.      Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.
-- Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Polish novelist, short story writer
1640.      An artist is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
-- Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Polish novelist, short story writer
1641.      Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
-- Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Polish novelist, short story writer
1642.      He who wants to persuade should put his trust not in the right argument, but in the right word. The power of sound has always been greater than the power of sense.
-- Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Polish novelist, short story writer
1643.      I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
-- Woody Allen (1935-____) U.S. comedian, actor, director
1644.      I was thrown out of N.Y.U. my freshman year. . . for cheating on my metaphysics final. You know, I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me.
-- Woody Allen (1935-____) U.S. comedian, actor, director
1645.      In Beverly Hills. . . they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.
-- Woody Allen (1935-____) U.S. comedian, actor, director
1646.      If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative.
-- Woody Allen (1935-____) U.S. comedian, actor, director
1647.      Eighty percent of success is showing up.
-- Woody Allen (1935-____) U.S. comedian, actor, director
1648.      The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon.
-- J. Russel Lynes (1910-1991)U.S. editor, writer
1649.      Wasting time is negative, but there is something positive about idleness.
-- J. Russel Lynes (1910-1991)U.S. editor, writer
1650.      Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.
-- J. Russel Lynes (1910-1991)U.S. editor, writer
1651.      No author dislikes to be edited as much as he dislikes not to be published.
-- J. Russel Lynes (1910-1991)U.S. editor, writer
1652.      If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
-- J. Russel Lynes (1910-1991)U.S. editor, writer
1653.      I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.
-- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish essayist, historian
1654.      Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.
-- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish essayist, historian
1655.      Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
-- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish essayist, historian
1656.      The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
-- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish essayist, historian
1657.      Endurance is patience concentrated.
-- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) Scottish essayist, historian
1658.      What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
-- Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976) German physicist
1659.      Every word or concept, clear as it may seem to be, has only a limited range of applicability.
-- Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976) German physicist
1660.      Every tool carries with it the spirit by which it had been created.
-- Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976) German physicist
1661.      An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them.
-- Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976) German physicist
1662.      Even for the physicist the description in plain language will be a criterion of the degree of understanding that has been reached.
-- Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901-1976) German physicist
1663.      Give the people a new word and they think they have a new fact.
-- Willa Cather (1873-1947) U.S. novelist
1664.      A child's attitude toward everything is an artist's attitude.
-- Willa Cather (1873-1947) U.S. novelist
1665.      What was any art but an effort to make a sheath, a mold in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself.
-- Willa Cather (1873-1947) U.S. novelist
1666.      Art should simplify. That is very nearly the whole of the higher artistic process; finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without and yet preserve the spirit of the whole.
-- Willa Cather (1873-1947) U.S. novelist
1667.      I tell you there is such a thing as creative hate.
-- Willa Cather (1873-1947) U.S. novelist
1668.      My education [takes place] during the holidays from Eton.
-- Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969) English novelist
1669.      The artist, like the idiot, or clown, sits on the edge of the world, and a push may send him over it.
-- Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969) English novelist
1670.      Poetry is like fish: if it's fresh, it's good; if it's stale, it's bad; and if you're not certain, try it on the cat.
-- Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969) English novelist
1671.      In reality, killing time Is only the name for another of the multifarious ways By which Time kills us.
-- Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969) English novelist
1672.      It is fatal to be appreciated in one's own time.
-- Osbert Sitwell (1892-1969) English novelist
1673.      Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans -- born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage -- and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed.
-- John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address
1674.      I get plenty of exercise carrying the coffins of my friends who exercise.
-- Red Skelton
1675.      My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential friends, look forward with unbounded hope.
-- Herbert Hoover
1676.      Good manners and good morals are sworn friends and fast allies.
-- C. A. Bartol
1677.      Always forgive your enemies ---- but never forget their names.
-- Robert F. Kennedy
1678.      A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1679.      Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.
-- Edna St. Vincent Millay
1680.      We cannot forgive, because that means forgetting also. If we forget, then we're doomed, because the past will creep back to poison our future.
-- John Gardner
1681.      We should forgive our enemies, but only after they have been hanged first.
-- Heinrich Heine:
1682.      Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
-- Aristotle
1683.      The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
1684.      People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
-- Eric Hoffer
1685.      There are moments when everything goes well; don't be frightened, it won't last.
-- Jules Renard
1686.      Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
-- Anna Freud
1687.      It's only when the tide goes out that you learn who's been swimming naked.
-- Warren Buffet
1688.      A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
-- Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
1689.      Knowledge is power.
-- Francis Bacon (1561-1626), _De Sapientia Veterum._ (1609)
1690.      Many phenomena of common experience, in themselves trivial - for example, the cracks in an old wall, the shape of a cloud, the path of a falling leaf, or the froth on a pint of beer - are very difficult to formalize, but is it not possible that a mathematical theory launched for such homely phenomena might, in the end, be more profitable for science?"
-- Rene Thom
1691.      It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.
-- Benjamin E. Mays (1895-1984) U.S. educator, clergyman
1692.      Every man and woman is born into the world to do something unique and something distinctive and if he or she does not do it, it will never be done.
-- Benjamin E. Mays (1895-1984) U.S. educator, clergyman
1693.      We, today, stand on the shoulders of our predecessors who have gone before us. We, as their successors, must catch the torch of freedom and liberty passed on to us by our ancestors. We cannot lose in this battle.
-- Benjamin E. Mays (1895-1984) U.S. educator, clergyman
1694.      I have sworn upon the alter of God eternal, hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
-- Thomas Jefferson
1695.      We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least one-thirtieth of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past.
-- Tom Wolfe
1696.      If you want to get a pail of milk, don't sit yourself on a stool in the middle of a field hoping that a cow will come over to you.
-- Anon.
1697.      People are far more interesting and successful when they are less concerned about being normal, and more concerned on being natural.
-- Michael Nolan
1698.      The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
-- Elbert Hubbard
1699.      Do not wish to be anything but who you are, and try to be that perfectly.
-- St. Frances De Sales
1700.      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
1701.      Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.
-- Milton Friedman (1912-__) U.S. economist; Nobel Prize for Economics [1976]
1702.      What kind of society isn't structured on greed? The problem of social organization is how to set up an arrangement under which greed will do the least harm; capitalism is that kind of a system.
-- Milton Friedman
1703.      The greatest advances of civilization, whether in architecture or painting, in science and literature, in industry or agriculture, have never come from centralized government.
-- Milton Friedman
1704.      The only relevant test of the validity of a hypothesis is comparison of prediction with experience.
-- Milton Friedman
1705.      Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
-- Milton Friedman
1706.      Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
-- Dag Hammarskjold (1905-1961) Swedish diplomat, 1st Secretary General of the U.N.
1707.      The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you hear what is sounding outside. And only he who listens can speak.
-- Dag Hammarskjold
1708.      Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
-- Dag Hammarskjold
1709.      Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy.
-- Dag Hammarskjold
1710.      Life demands from you only the strength you posses. One one feat is possible -- not to have run away.
-- Dag Hammarskjold
1711.      One must have chaos in oneself to give birth to a dancing star.
-- F. Nietsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra
1712.      Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
-- O.W. Holmes; _The Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table,_ XII, 1858
1713.      If there's another way to skin a cat, I don't want to know about it.
-- Steve Kravitz
1714.      If a cat spoke, it would say things like 'Hey, I don't see the *problem* here'.
-- Roy Blount, Jr.
1715.      The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Modern life would be very tedious if it were either, and modern literature a complete impossiblity
-- -- Oscar Wilde
1716.      We are sure to get the better of fortune if we do but grapple with her.
-- Seneca (B.C. 3-65 A.D.)
1717.      The main ingredient of stardom is the rest of the team.
-- John Wooden
1718.      The thick plottens.
-- Nigel Rees, A year of Boobs and Blunders
1719.      He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
-- Bertolt Brecht
1720.      He's a Fool that makes his Doctor his Heir.
-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
1721.      The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
-- Dolly Parton
1722.      Among the attributes of God, although they are all equal, mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
-- Cervantes
1723.      A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special. We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
-- Nelson Mandela, (1918-____) --South African president, lawyer, civil rights activist
1724.      Openly free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.
-- Nelson Mandela
1725.      In two words:impossible.
-- Sam Goldwin
1726.      Nothing comes from nothing.
-- Lucretius
1727.      No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.
-- H. G. Wells
1728.      A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-adressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation for the editor.
-- Ring Lardner, How to Write Short Stories
1729.      A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
-- Richard M. Nixon
1730.      All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immenseley the value of your first.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
1731.      Never judge a man's actions until you know his motives.
-- Anonymous
1732.      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
1733.      Self knowledge is best learned, not by contemplation, but action. Strive to do your duty and you will soon discover of what stuff you are made.
-- Goethe
1734.      Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk, we must act big.
-- Theodore Roosevelt
1735.      You become what you think all day long, and those days become your lifetime.
-- Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
1736.      Suddenly the world has run amok and left you alone and sane behind.
-- Wole Soyinka (1934-____) Nigerian playwright, novelist, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1986
1737.      The hand that dips into the bottom of the pot will eat the biggest snail.
-- Wole Soyinka
1738.      The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.
-- Wole Soyinka
1739.      What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
-- George Bernard Shaw
1740.      You see things; and say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were and say 'Why not?'
-- George Bernard Shaw
1741.      What the world calls originality is only an unaccustomed method of tickling it.
-- George Bernard Shaw
1742.      A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
-- George Bernard Shaw
1743.      One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
-- George Bernard Shaw
1744.      Theatre is Life
Cinema is Art
Television is Furniture.
1745.      Denken wollen ist eins; Talent zum Denken haben, ein Anderes.
[Wanting to think is one thing; a talent for thinking another.]
-- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1944)
1746.      Don't throw away your conscience.
-- George McGovern (1922-____) U.S. Senator, 1972 Democratic presidential candidate
1747.      The longer the title, the less important the job.
-- George McGovern
1748.      It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil, that all adults are unsympathetic, that all politicians are mere opportunists.
-- George McGovern
1749.      Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
-- George McGovern
1750.      You know, sometimes, when they say you are ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing.
-- George McGovern
1751.      I know that you believe that you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
-- Robert McCloskey, U.S. State Department spokesman, at a press briefing during the Vietnam War
1752.      Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised.
1753.      We have all sufficient strength to endure the misfortunes of others. (Maxim 19)
1754.      Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it. (Maxim 22)
1755.      We need greater virtues to sustain good than evil fortune. (Maxim 25)
1756.      Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye. (Maxim 26)
1757.      Interest speaks all sorts of tongues, and plays all sorts of parts, even that of disinterestedness. (Maxim 39)
1758.      We are never so happy or so unhappy as we suppose. (Maxim 48)
1759.      There are few people who would not be ashamed of being loved when they love no longer. (Maxim 71)
1760.      True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. (Maxim 76)
1761.      The love of justice is simply, in the majority of men, the fear of suffering injustice. (Maxim 78)
1762.      Silence is the best resolve for him who distrusts himself. (Maxim 79)
1763.      Friendship is only a reciprocal conciliation of interests, and an exchange of good offices; it is a species of commerce out of which self-love always expects to gain something. (Maxim 83)
1764.      Nothing is given so profusely as advice. (Maxim 110)
1765.      The true way to be deceived is to think oneself more knowing than others. (Maxim 127)
(Maxim 19)
Usually we praise only to be praised. (Maxim 146)
1766.      Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence. (Maxim 180)
1767.      Most people judge men only by success or by fortune. (Maxim 212)
1768.      Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue. (Maxim 218)
1769.      Too great haste to repay an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. (Maxim 226)
1770.      There is great ability in knowing how to conceal one's ability. (Maxim 245)
1771.      The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in that we inspire. (Maxim 259)
1772.      We always like those who admire us; we do not always like those whom we admire. (Maxim 294)
1773.      The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits. (Maxim 298)
1774.      Lovers are never tired of each other, though they always speak of themselves. (Maxim 312)
1775.      We pardon in the degree that we love. (Maxim 330)
1776.      We hardly find any persons of good sense save those who agree with with us. (Maxim 347)
1777.      The greatest fault of a penetrating wit is to go beyond the mark. (Maxim 377)
1778.      We may give advice, but we cannot inspire the conduct. (Maxim 378)
1779.      The veracity which increases with old age is not far from folly. (Maxim 416)
1780.      Quarrels would not last long if the fault was only on one side. (Maxim 496)
1781.      In the adversity of our best friends we often find something that is not exactly displeasing.

Francis Rabelais:

1782.      He left a paper sealed up, wherein were found three articles as his last will: "I owe much; I have nothing; I give the rest to the poor."
1783.      One inch of joy surmounts of grief a span,
Because to laugh is proper to the man.
1784.      I drink no more than a sponge.
1785.      Thought the moon was made of green cheese.
1786.      He always looked a given horse in the mouth.
1787.      By robbing Peter he paid Paul.
1788.      Corn is the sinews of war.
1789.      Subject to a kind of disease, which at that time they called lack of money.
1790.      How well I feathered my nest.
1791.      So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.
1792.      Then I began to think that it is very true which is commonly said, that the one half of the world knoweth not how the other half liveth.
1793.      You have there hit the nail on the head.
1794.      He that has patience may compass anything.
1795.      We will take the good will for the deed.
1796.      Plain as a nose in a man's face.
1797.      Nothing is so dear and precious as time.
1798.      We have here other fish to fry.
1799.      What cannot be cured must be endured.
1800.      Thought I to myself, we shall never come off scot-free.
1801.      It is enough to fright you out of your seven senses.
1802.      Necessity has no law.
1803.      I believe he would make three bites of a cherry.

Martin Luther

1804.      A faithful and good servant is a real godsend; but truly 't is a rare bird in the land.

Omar Khayyám

(Translated by Edward Fitzgerald.)
1805.      I sometimes think that never blows so red
The Rose as where some buried Cæsar bled;
That every Hyacinth the Garden wears
Dropt in her Lap from some once lovely Head.
-- Rubáiyát. Stanza xix.
1806.      A Moment's Halt--a momentary taste
Of BEING from the Well amid the Waste--
And, Lo! the phantom Caravan has reach'd
The NOTHING it set out from. Oh, make haste!
-- Rubáiyát. Stanza xlviii.
1807.      Heav'n but the Vision of fulfill'd Desire,
And Hell the Shadow of a Soul on fire.
-- Rubáiyát. Stanza lxvii.
1808.      The Moving Finger writes; and having writ,
Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
-- Rubáiyát. Stanza lxxi.
1809.      And this I know: whether the one True Light
Kindle to Love, or Wrath-consume me quite,
One Flash of It within the Tavern caught
Better than in the Temple lost outright.
-- Rubáiyát. Stanza lxxvii.
1810.      And when like her, O Sáki, you shall pass
Among the Guests Star-scatter'd on the Grass,
And in your blissful errand reach the spot
Where I made One--turn down an empty Glass.
-- Rubáiyát. Stanza ci.
1811.      As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at the peril of being not to have lived.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are the more leisure we have.
-- William Hazlitt
1812.      The great end of life is not knowledge, but action. What men need is as much knowledge as they can organize for action; give them more and it may become injurious. Some men are heavy and stupid from undigested learning.
-- Thomas Henry Huxley
1813.      My Alma mater was books, a good library . . . . I could spend the rest of my life reading, just satisfying my curiosity.
-- Malcolm X (1925-1965) U.S. political activist and civil rights leader
1814.      History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals.
-- Malcolm X
1815.      Truth is on the side of the oppressed.
-- Malcolm X
1816.      Early in life I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
-- Malcolm X
1817.      Brothers and sisters, friends and enemies: I just can't believe that everyone in here is a friend and I don't want to leave anybody out.
-- Malcolm X
1818.      That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.
-- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English economist, philosopher
1819.      The great creative individual . . . is capable of more wisdom and virtue than collective man ever can be.
-- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English economist, philosopher
1820.      They who know how to employ opportunities will often find that they can create them; and what we can achieve depends less on the amount of time we possess than on the use we make of our time.
-- John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) English economist, philosopher
1821.      Misers are very kind people: they amass wealth for those who wish their death.
-- Leszczynski Stanislaus (1677-1766)
1822.      Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: I served in the United States Navy. John F. Kennedy
1823.      A man's character is his fate. Heraclitus
1824.      My ideas are beyond the comprehension of ordinary mortals. The brilliance of my mind can only be described as dazzling. Even I am impressed by it. -- Armand Hammer
1825.      Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes in the house. -- Robert A. Heinlein, Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love."
1826.      Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards. Fred Hoyle, 1979
1827.      I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry. -- Randell Jarrell
1828.      Science is the systematic classification of experience.
-- George Henry Lewes (1817-1878) English philosopher, critic, dramatist, scientist
1829.      The true function of philosophy is to educate us in the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
-- George Henry Lewes
1830.      We must never assume that which is incapable of proof.
-- George Henry Lewes
1831.      Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
-- George Henry Lewes
1832.      The only cure for grief is action.
-- George Henry Lewes
1833.      A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.
-- Louis Nizer (1902-1994) English lawyer
1834.      A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
-- Louis Nizer
1835.      Yes, there's such a thing as luck in trial law but it only comes at 3 o'clock in the morning. . . . You'll still find me in the library looking for luck at 3 o'clock in the morning.
-- Louis Nizer
1836.      I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds.
-- Louis Nizer
1837.      It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul.
-- Ovid
1838.      In some crude sense, which no vulgarity, no humor, no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have know sin and this is a knowledge which they cannot lose.
-- J. Robert Oppenheimer, Lecture, 1947
1839.      It is insufficiently considered that men more often require to be reminded than informed.
-- Samuel Johnson
1840.      He who knows only his own generation remains always a child.
-- George Norlin
1841.      To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
-- Plutarch
1842.      Practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist. Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back. I am sure that the power of vested interests is vastly exaggerated compared with the gradual encroachment of ideas.
-- John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1936)
1843.      The first theory is that if we make the rich richer, somehow they will let a part of their prosperity trickle down to the rest of us.
-- Franklin D Roosevelt, campaign address, Detroit, Michigan, October 2, 1932
1844.      It is said that Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo because he forgot his infantry---he staked too much upon the more spectacular but less substantial cavalry. The present administration in Washington provides a close parallel. It has either forgotten or it does not want to remember the infantry of our economic army. These unhappy times call for building of plans...that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt, Radio Address on the National Economic Emergency, April 7, 1932
1845.      Nothing is more useful than silence.
-- Menander (B.C. 342-291)
1846.      From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggety beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
-- Cornish
1847.      When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
-- George Bernard Shaw
1848.      Happiness is merely the remission of pain.
1849.      Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
1850.      Sometimes too much drink is not enough.
1851.      All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.
1852.      Micro Credo: Never trust a computer bigger than you can lift.
1853.      The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant.
1854.      The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.
1855.      Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.
1856.      I have seen the truth -- and it makes no sense.
1857.      Suicide is the most sincere form of self-criticism.
1858.      One-seventh of your life is spent on Monday.
1859.      All things being equal, fat people use more soap.
1860.      Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
1861.      The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets.
1862.      Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.
1863.      Black holes are bugs in nature's software.
1864.      Democracy is where you can say what you think even if you don't think.
1865.      Here dead lie we because we did not choose
To live and shame the land from which we sprung.
Life to be sure, is nothing much to lose;
But young men think it is, and we were young.
-- A.E. Housman (1859-1936)
1866.      Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
-- John Harold
1867.      All persons, living or dead, are purely coincidental, and should not be construed.
-- Kurt Vonnegut
1868.      A faithful dog will always stay with you
And laugh with you --or cry--
He'll gladly starve to stay with you
Nor ever reason why.
And when you re feeling out of sorts
Somehow, he ll understand. He ll watch you with his shining
Eyes and try to lick your hand.
His blind implicit faith in you
Is matched by his great love.
The kind that all of us should have
In the Master, up above.
When everything is said and done
I guess this isn t odd.
For when you spell Dog backwards
You will get the name of God.

-- Anon.
1869.      Five is a sufficiently close approximation to infinity.
-- Robert Firth
1870.      Procrastination shortens the job and places the responsibility for its termination on someone else (i.e., the authority who imposed the deadline).
-- First Law of Procrastination
1871.      Procrastination avoids boredom; one never has the feeling that there is nothing important to do.
-- Fifth Law of Procrastination
1872.      I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven't.
-- Lucille Ball
1873.      A figment of the imagination is just a harmless illusion--unless you are a victim of it.
-- Cullen Hightower
1874.      A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
-- Joseph Conrad
1875.      Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.
-- Jules Feiffer, _Crawling Arnold_
1876.      In art, rebellion is consummated and perpetuated in the act of real creation, not in criticism or commentary.
-- Albert Camus, _The Notebooks_
1877.      If you want to know what is actually occurring inside, underneath, at the center, at any given moment, art is a truer guide than 'politics,' more often than not.
--Percy Wyndham Lewis, _Time and the Western Man_
1878.      Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by so quick you hardly catch it going.
-- Tennessee Williams
1879.      I attribute my success to ambition, determination, guts, integrity, fairness, honesty, and having enough money to buy people with those qualities.
-- Lord Julius
1880.      Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work.
-- Gustave Flaubert
1881.      There are a billion people in China. It's not easy to be an individual in a crowd of more than a billion people. Think of it. More than a BILLION people. That means even if you're a one-in-a-million type of guy, there are still a thousand guys exactly like you.
-- A. Whitney Brown, _The Big Picture_
1882.      I believe I found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It is us.
-- Konrad
1883.      Fear nothing, for every renewed effort raises all former failures into lessons, all sins into experiences.
-- Katherine Tingley
1884.      Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one go.
-- Truman Capote
1885.      Rome's just a city like anywhere else. A vastly overrated city, I'd say. It trades on belief just as Stratford trades on Shakespeare.
-- Anthony Burgess, _Inside Mr. Enderby_
1886.      London is chaos incorporated.
-- George Mikes, _Down With Everybody_
1887.      To Europe she was America, to America she was the gateway of the earth. But to tell the story of New York would be to write a social history of the world.
-- H.G. Wells, _The War in the Air_
1888.      I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
-- Saul Bellow
1889.      If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.
-- Isaac Newton
1890.      If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.
-- Hal Abelson
1891.      The truth is that the beginning of anything and its end are alike touching.
-- Yoshida Kenko, _Life (Frail and Fleeting)_
1892.      Our society has passed from a period which was ignorant of adolescence to a period in which adolescence is the favorite age. We now want to come to it early and linger in it as long as possible.
-- Philippe Aries, _Centuries of Childhood_
1893.      Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate.
(Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.)
-- Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
1894.      If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it.
-- W.C. Fields
1895.      No matter what goes wrong, it will probably look right.
-- Scott's First Law
1896.      All prosperity begins in the mind and is dependent only on the full use of our creative imagination."
-- Ruth Ross
1897.      Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later.
-- The Tenth Law of Computer Programming
1898.      Progress does not consist of replacing a theory that is wrong with one that is right. It consists of repacing a theory that is wrong with one that is more subtly wrong.
-- Hawkin's Theory of Progress
1899.      Life should be lived so vividly and so intensely that thoughts of another life, or of a longer life, are not necessary.
-- Marjory Stoneman Douglas, B. 1890 American Conservationist

1900.Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.
-- H.L. Mencken
1901. Half of the American people never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
-- Gore Vidal
1902."I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower."
"Oh yeah, well I'm so insane, I voted for Eisenhower TWICE!"
-- Ken Kesey from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1903. Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
-- George bernard Shaw
 1904.Our elections are free - it's in the results where eventually we pay.
-- Bill Stern
1905."I think it's about time we voted for senators with breasts. After all, we've been voting for boobs long enough."
-- Arizona senatorial candidate Claire Sargent, on women candidates

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