Category: Quotes

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Toni Cade Bambara

“Take away the miseries and you take away some folks’ reason for living.”

Harper Lee

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. …

Cherrie Moraga

“When you are not physically starving, you have the luxury to realize psychic and emotional starvation.”

Barry LePatner

“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”

Edith Nesbitt

“It is wonderful how quickly you get used to things, even the most astonishing.”

Theophrastus

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”

Marchioness Townsend

“Never tell a man you can read him through and through; most people prefer to be thought enigmas.”

Russel Lynes

“Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.”

King Charles I

“Never make a defense or an apology until you are accused.”

Chuck Reid

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; In practice, there is.”

Barry Switzer

“Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.”

Saskya Pandita

“Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, …

George Winters

“If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport.”

Herbert Bayard Swope

“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”

Marston Bates

“Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.”

Cherie Carter-Scott

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.”

Endicott Peabody

“Remember! Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights – then all will seem to reverse itself …

Roy Blount Jr.

“The last time somebody said, ‘I find I can write much better with a word processor.’, I replied, ‘They used to say the same thing …

Hector Berlioz

“Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.”

Gavin McDonald

“You can go a long way with bad legs and a good head.”

Monica Baldwin

“I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours.”

Sam Donaldson

“I’d rather work with someone who’s good at their job but doesn’t like me, than someone who likes me but is a ninny.”

George Wallace

“Why does the Air Force need expensive new bombers? Have the people we’ve been bombing over the years been complaining?”

Kevin Kelly

“The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention.”

Josiah Quincy

“When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first.”

David Friedman

“The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.”

Lord Brabazon

“I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go …

An English Professor

“I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.”

Tove Jansson

“You can’t ever be really free if you admire somebody too much.”

Captain J. A. Hadfield

“This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy …

Daniel Considine

“To get the best out of a man go to what is best in him.”

Noelie Altito

“The shortest distance between two points is under construction.”

Robert Wilensky

“We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that …

Grabel’s Law

“2 is not equal to 3, not even for large values of 2.”

Daniel H. Burnham

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood…Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.”