C. C. Colton There is this paradox in pride - it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
Kurt Vonnegut I am eternally grateful.. for my knack of finding in great books, some of them very funny books, reason enough to feel honored to be alive, no matter what else might be going on.
Diogenes Laertius One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist.
Nathaniel Hawthorne The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
Pythagoras It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Ogden Nash A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
Christopher Paolini You can?t argue with all of the fools in the world. It?s easier to let them have their way, then trick them when they?re not paying attention.
William Congreve I came upstairs into the world; for I was born in a cellar.
Plutarch The giving of riches and honors to a wicked man is like giving strong wine to him that hath a fever.
Ogden Nash Candy- Is dandy - But liquor - Is quicker
Ashlee Simpson Some promises are better left unsaid
Plato No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
Kahlil Gibran Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it, to recall what our country has done for each of us, and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.
Unknown Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.
Harlan Ellison The two most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogren and stupidity.
Cesare Pavese The only joy in the world is to begin.
Millard Fuller Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads, on terms they can afford to pay.
Queen Victoria I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.
Paul Theroux Gain a modest reputation for being unreliable and you will never be asked to do a thing.
Paul Erlich The first rule to tinkering is to save all the parts.
Augustus Octavius Practice, the master of all things.
Henry Fielding If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil.
Diogenes As a matter of self-preservation, a man needs good friends or ardent enemies, for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Samuel Ullman 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.