Quotes

Publilius Syrus What is left when honor is lost?
Oscar Wilde One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards.
Henri De Regnier It is well to write love letters. There are certain things for which it is not easy to ask your mistress face to face, like money for instance.
Mark Twain Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
Brendan Francis If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
Douglas Gerald Some people are so fond of ill-luck that they run half- way to meet it.
Alfred Hitchcock Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Firmianus Lactantius Memory tempers prosperity, mitigates adversity, control youth, and delights old age.
Leonard Bernstein Any great work of art . . . revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world -- the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air.
Dan Quayle When I have been asked during these last weeks who caused the riots and the killing in L.A., my answer has been direct and simple: Who is to blame for the riots? The rioters are to blame. Who is to blame for the killings? The killers are to blame.
William Shakespeare O, I am slain!
Sir Francis Bacon Knowledge is power
Cicero There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
Everett Dirksen A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.
Mary Hemingway Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything.
Lucan If the victor had the gods on his side, the vanquished had Cato.
J. R. R. Tolkien I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
Friedrich Nietzsche The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Eric Hoffer The leader has to be practical and a realist, yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
James F. Clarke Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
Kurt Vonnegut Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
James Harvey Robinson Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
Martin Luther King Jr. Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality.
Mark Twain The holy passion of Friendship is so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Howard Crosby A wisely chosen illustration is almost essential to fasten the truth upon the ordinary mind, and no teacher can afford to neglect this part of his preparation.

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