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Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Always Bear in Mind That Your Own Resolution to Succeed is More Important Than Any One Thing."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"As President, I Have No Eyes but Constitutional Eyes; I Cannot See You"
16th United States President
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Better to Remain Silent and Be Thought a Fool Than to Speak out and Remove All Doubt."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Character is Like a Tree and Reputation Like It's Shadow."
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Force is All-conquering, but Its Victories Are Short-lived"
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"I Am a Firm Believer in the People. If Given the Truth, They Can Be Depended Upon to Meet Any National Crises."
The great point is to bring them the real facts.
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"If I Were Two-faced, Would I Be Wearing This One?"
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"If You Would Win a Man to Your Cause, First Convince Him That You Are His Sincere Friend."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"It Has Been My Experience That Folks Who Have No Vices Have Very Few Virtues."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"It is Difficult to Make a Man Miserable While He Feels Worthy of Himself and Claims Kindred to the Great God Who Made Him."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"It is Not Best to Swap Horses While Crossing the River"
16th United States President
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"I Will Study and Get Ready, and Perhaps My Chance Will Come"
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Most Folks Are About As Happy As They Make up Their Minds to Be."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"My Father Taught Me to Work; He Did Not Teach Me to Love It"
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Nearly All Men Can Stand Adversity, but if You Want to Test a Man's Character, Give Him Power."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"No Man Has a Good Enough Memory to Make a Successful Liar."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"No Man is Good Enough to Govern Another Man Without That Other's Consent."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"People Who Like This Sort of Thing Will Find This the Sort of Thing They Like."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"The Probability That We May Fail in the Struggle Ought Not to Deter Us from the Support of a Cause We Believe to Be Just."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Quarrel Not at All. No Man Resolved to Make the Most of Himself Can Spare Time for Personal Contention."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Tact is the Ability to Describe Others As They See Themselves"
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"That Some Should Be Rich, Shows That Others May Become Rich, And, Hence, is Just Encouragement to Industry and Enterprise."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Truth is Generally the Best Vindication Against Slander"
16th United States President
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Whatever You Are, Be a Good One."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"Whenever I Hear Anyone Arguing for Slavery, I Feel a Strong Impulse to See It Tried on Him Personally."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"When I Do Good, I Feel Good; when I Do Bad, I Feel Bad, and That is My Religion."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"When You Have Got an Elephant by the Hind Leg, and He is Trying to Run Away, It's Best to Let Him Run."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"You Cannot Escape the Responsibility of Tomorrow by Evading It Today."
Abraham Lincoln
   said   
"You Can Fool Some of the People All of the Time, and All of the People Some of the Time, but You Can Not Fool All of the People All of the Time"
16th United States President
Adam Smith
   said   
"No Society Can Surely Be Flourishing and Happy of Which the Far Greater Part of the Members Are Poor and Miserable"
Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy
Adolf Hitler
   said   
"The Broad Masses of a Population Are More Amenable to the Appeal of Rhetoric Than to Any Other Force"
Austrian born German politician who led the National Socialist German Workers Party, Chancellor of Germany and Führer
Adolf Hitler
   said   
"Make the Lie Big, Make It Simple, Keep Saying It, and Eventually They Will Believe It"
Austrian born German politician who led the National Socialist German Workers Party, Chancellor of Germany and Führer
Adolf Hitler
   said   
"Success is the Sole Earthly Judge of Right and Wrong"
Austrian born German politician who led the National Socialist German Workers Party, Chancellor of Germany and Führer
Aeschylus
   said   
"Justice Inclines Her Scales So That Wisdom Comes at the Price of Suffering"
Greek tragedian, c.526-456 BC
Agatha Christie
   said   
"An Archeologist is the Best Husband Any Woman Can Have; the Older She Gets, the More Interested He is in Her"
Albert Camus
   said   
"All Modern Revolutions Have Ended in a Reinforcement of the Power of the State"
French writer and a Nobel laureate
Albert Camus
   said   
"Culture: They Cry of Men in Face of Their Destiny"
French writer and Nobel laureate
Albert Camus
   said   
"Freedom is Nothing else but a Chance to Be Better"
French writer and a Nobel laureate
Albert Camus
   said   
"A Free Press Can, of Course, Be Good or Bad, But, Most Certainly Without Freedom, the Press Will Never Be Anything but Bad"
French writer and a Nobel laureate
Albert Camus
   said   
"Integrity Has No Need of Rules"
French novelist, essayist and dramatist
Albert Camus
   said   
"A Man Without Ethics is a Wild Beast Loosed Upon This World"
French writer and a Nobel laureate
Albert Camus
   said   
"The Need to Be Right is the Sign of a Vulgar Mind"
French novelist, essayist and dramatist
Albert Camus
   said   
"A Taste for Truth at Any Cost is a Passion Which Spares Nothing"
French writer and a Nobel laureate
Albert Einstein
   said   
"The Difference Between Stupidity and Genius is That Genius Has Its Limits."
Albert Einstein
   said   
"God Does Not Play Dice With the Universe"
Paraphrased
Albert Einstein
   said   
"I Know Not With What Weapons World War III Will Be Fought, but World War IV Will Be Fought With Sticks and Stones."
Albert Einstein
   said   
"I Live in the Solitude Which is Painful in Youth, but Delicious in the Years of Maturity."
Albert Einstein
   said   
"Imagination is More Important Than Knowledge"
Albert Einstein
   said   
"It is a Miracle That Curiosity Survives Formal Education."
Albert Einstein
   said   
"The Most Incomprehensible Thing About the World is That It is at All Comprehensible"
Quoted in "Speaking of Science" by Michael Fripp
Albert Einstein
   said   
"Not Everything That Can Be Counted Counts and Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted"
Scientist
Albert Einstein
   said   
"The Secret to Creativity is Knowing How to Hide Your Sources"
Albert Einstein
   said   
"Truth is What Stands the Test of Experience."
Albert Einstein
   said   
"Try Not to Become a Man of Success, but Rather Try to Become a Man of Value."
Albert Schweitzer
   said   
"Every Patient Carries Her or His Own Doctor Inside."
Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician
Albert Schweitzer
   said   
"Man is a Clever Animal Who Behaves Like an Imbecile"
Alsatian theologian, musician, philosopher and physician
Albert Szent-Györgyi
   said   
"Discovery Consists of Seeing What Everybody Has Seen and Thinking What Nobody Has Thought."
Al Capone
   said   
"Vote Early and Vote Often."
American Gangster
Aldous Huxley
   said   
"Experience is Not What Happens to a Man; It is What a Man Does With What Happens to Him."
1894-1963
Aldous Huxley
   said   
"Facts Do Not Cease to Exist Because They Are Ignored"
Proper Studies, 1927
Aldous Huxley
   said   
"Maybe This World is Another Planet’s Hell"
Aldous Huxley
   said   
"Morality is Always the Product of Terror; Its Chains and Strait-waistcoats Are Fashioned by Those Who Dare Not Trust Others..."
British writer, philosopher and author."Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty"
Aldous Huxley
   said   
"What the Rest of Us See Only Under the Influence of Mescalin, the Artist is Congenitally Equipped to See All the Time."
From "The Doors of Perception"
Aldous Huxley
   said   
"Ye Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Make You Mad"
British writer, philosopher and author
Alex Levine
   said   
"Only Irish Coffee Provides in a Single Glass All Four Essential Food Groups: Alcohol, Caffeine, Sugar, and Fat"
Alfred Adler
   said   
"The Chief Danger in Life is That You May Take Too Many Precautions."
Alfred North Whitehead
   said   
"Everything of Importance Has Been Said Before by Somebody Who Did Not Discover It"
British mathematician, logician and philosopher
Alfred North Whitehead
   said   
"Intelligence is Quickness to Apprehend As Distinct from Ability, Which is Capacity to Act Wisely on the Thing Apprehended"
English mathematician who became a philosopher
Allen Ginsberg
   said   
"What if Someone Gave a War and Nobody Came?"
American beat poet
Alvin Toffler
   said   
"Anyone Nit-picking Enough to Write a Letter of Correction to an Editor Doubtless Deserves the Error That Provoked It"
American writer and futurist
Ambrose Bierce
   said   
"A Coward is One Who in a Perilous Emergency Thinks With His Legs"
American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist
Ambrose Bierce
   said   
"Education: That Which Discloses the Wise and Disguises from the Foolish Their Lack of Understanding"
American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist
Ambrose Bierce
   said   
"Egotist: a Person More Interested in Himself Than in Me"
American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist
Ambrose Bierce
   said   
"Knowledge is the Small Part of Ignorance That We Arrange and Classify."
Ambrose Bierce
   said   
"Love: A Temporary Insanity Curable by Marriage"
American editorialist, journalist, short-story writer and satirist
Amelia Earhart
   said   
"Courage is the Price That Life Exacts for Granting Peace."
"The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear." American aviator
Amelia Earhart
   said   
"The Woman Who Can Create Her Own Job is the Woman Who Will Win Fame and Fortune"
American aviator
Anais Nin
   said   
"How Wrong It is for a Woman to Expect the Man to Build the World She Wants, Rather Than to Create It Herself"
French-American writer
Anais Nin
   said   
"Life Shrinks or Expands in Proportion to One's Courage."
Anatole France
   said   
"If a Million People Say a Foolish Thing, It is Still a Foolish Thing"
Anatole France
   said   
"People Who Have No Weaknesses Are Terrible; There is No Way of Taking Advantage of Them"
French author, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1921
Andre Malraux
   said   
"An Art Book is a Museum Without Walls"
French historian, novelist and statesman
Andre Malraux
   said   
"Art is a Revolt Against Fate"
20th century French writer
Andre Malraux
   said   
"There is Always a Need for Intoxication: China Has Opium, Islam Has Hashish, the West Has Woman"
French historian, novelist and statesman
Andre Malraux
   said   
"To Command is to Serve, Nothing More and Nothing Less"
French historian, novelist and statesman
Andrew Carnegie
   said   
"The First One Gets the Oyster the Second Gets the Shell"
Steel King of America
Andrew Carnegie
   said   
"The Man Who Dies Rich Dies Disgraced"
Steel King of America
Andrew Jackson
   said   
"One Man With Courage Makes a Majority"
American President
André Gide
   said   
"One Doesn’t Discover New Lands Without Consenting to Lose Sight of the Shore for a Very Long Time"
French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1947
Andy Warhol
   said   
"Being Good in Business is the Most Fascinating Kind of Art"
American artist
Andy Warhol
   said   
"In the Future Everyone Will Be Famous for Fifteen Minutes"
American artist and a central figure in the movement known as pop art
Aneurin Bevan
   said   
"Virtue is Its Own Punishment"
Welsh Labour politician
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
   said   
"The Most Exhausting Thing in Life is Being Insincere"
American aviator, author, and the spouse of fellow aviator Charles Lindbergh
Anthony Burgess
   said   
"The US Presidency is a Tudor Monarchy Plus Telephones"
British novelist, critic and composer
Anthony McAuliffe
   said   
"Nuts!"
American general; in reply to German demand to surrender at Bastogne, 1944
Anthony Robbins
   said   
"Focus on Where You Want to Go, Not on What You Fear"
American self help author
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
   said   
"I Know but One Freedom and That is the Freedom of the Mind"
French writer and aviator
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
   said   
"Perfection is Achieved, Not when There is Nothing More to Add, but when There is Nothing Left to Take Away"
French writer and aviator
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
   said   
"You Become Responsible, Forever, for What You Have Tamed"
From The Little Prince
Archibald Alexander Hodge
   said   
"It is Easier to Find a Score of Men Wise Enough to Discover the Truth Than to Find One Intrepid Enough, in the Face of Opposition, to Stand up for It"
An American Presbyterian Leader
Aristotle
   said   
"Dignity Consists Not in Possessing Honors, but in the Consciousness That We Deserve Them"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Education is the Best Provision for Old Age"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"A Friend is a Second Self"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"The Gods Too Are Fond of a Joke"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Homer Has Taught All Other Poets the Art of Telling Lies Skillfully"
Greek philosopher
Aristotle
   said   
"Intuition is the Source of Scientific Knowledge"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"It is the Mark of an Educated Mind to Be Able to Entertain a Thought Without Accepting It"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"It is Possible to Fail in Many Ways…while to Succeed is Possible Only in One Way"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Liars when They Speak the Truth Are Not Believed"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Man is by Nature a Political Animal"
Aristotle
   said   
"Misfortune Shows Those Who Are Not Really Friends"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"The Only Stable State is the One in Which All Men Are Equal Before the Law"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"A Person Who Cannot Live in Society, or Does Not Need to Because He is Self-sufficient, is Either a Beast or a God"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"We Are What We Repeatedly Do"
Greek philosopher and thinker
Aristotle
   said   
"Wit is Educated Insolence"
Greek philosopher
Arnold Schwarzenegger
   said   
"Everybody Pities the Weak; Jealousy You Have to Earn"
American actor and politician
Arnold Toynbee
   said   
"Civilization is a Movement and Not a Condition, a Voyage and Not a Harbour"
English historian
Arthur C. Clarke
   said   
"The Best Measure of a Man's Honesty Isn't His Income Tax Return. It's the Zero Adjust on His Bathroom Scale"
British science fiction author, inventor and futurist
Arthur C. Clarke
   said   
"It Has Yet to Be Proven That Intelligence Has Any Survival Value"
Arthur Koestler
   said   
"The More Original the Discovery, the More Obvious It Seems Afterwards."
Arthur Miller
   said   
"Everybody Likes a Kidder, but Nobody Lends Him Money."
American Playwright & Essayist
Arthur Schopenhauer
   said   
"All Truth Passes Through Three Stages. First, It is Ridiculed. Second, It is Violently Opposed. Third, It is Accepted As Being Self-evident"
German philosopher
Art Rolnick
   said   
"We Make Money the Old Fashioned Way. We Print It"
Former Chief Economist, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
Ashleigh Brilliant
   said   
"The Best Thing About Having Dreams is That in Dreams No Reasons Are Necessary"
Author
Ashleigh Brilliant
   said   
"I Either Want Less Corruption, or More Chance to Participate in It"
English author and syndicated cartoonist, living in California
A. Toussenel
   said   
"The More One Gets to Know Men, the More One Values Dogs"
French writer, 1803-85
August Strindberg
   said   
"I Dream, Therefore I Exist."
August Strindberg
   said   
"I Loathe People Who Keep Dogs. They're Cowards Who Don't Have the Guts to Bite People Themselves."
Swedish writer
Augustus Caesar
   said   
"Make Haste Slowly"
Baltasar Gracián
   said   
"Sometimes It Proves the Highest Understanding to Act Like You Do Not Understand"
Spanish Baroque prose writer
Barbara Bush
   said   
"Clinton Lied. A Man Might Forget Where He Parks or Where He Lives, but He Never Forgets Oral Sex, No Matter How Bad It Is"
Former US First Lady
Barbara De Angelis
   said   
"You Never Lose by Loving, You Lose by Holding Back"
Writer
Barbara Walters
   said   
"If It's a Woman, It’s Caustic; if It's a Man, It's Authoritative"
American journalist, writer and media personality
Baron De Montesquieu
   said   
"A Really Intelligent Man Feels What Other Men Only Know"
French social commentator and political thinker
Ben Affleck
   said   
"There’s Something Really Great and Romantic About Being Poor and Sleeping on Couches"
Actor
Benazir Bhutto
   said   
"Democracy is Necessary to Peace and to Undermining the Forces of Terrorism"
Pakistani opposition leader and former Prime Minister
Benazir Bhutto
   said   
"You Can Imprison a Man, but Not an Idea. You Can Exile a Man, but Not an Idea. You Can Kill a Man, but Not an Idea"
Pakistani opposition leader and former Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"Colonies Do Not Cease to Be Colonies Because They Are Independent."
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"Every Production of Genius Must Be the Production of Enthusiasm"
British politician
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"Great Services Are Not Canceled by One Act or by One Single Error"
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"Ignorance Never Settles a Question"
British politician
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"In a Progressive Country Change is Constant; ...change... is Inevitable."
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"It is Much Easier to Be Critical Than to Be Correct"
English politician and author
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"Justice is Truth in Action"
British politician
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"Never Apologize for Showing Feeling. When You Do So, You Apologize for Truth"
British politician
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"No Success in Public Life Can Compensate for Failure in the Home"
British politician
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"Nurture Your Mind With Great Thoughts; to Believe in the Heroic Makes Heroes"
British politician
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"A Precedent Embalms a Principle"
British politician
Benjamin Disraeli
   said   
"The World is Weary of Statesmen Who Democracy Has Degraded Into Politicians"
British politician and author
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"Any Fool Can Criticize, Condemn, and Complain – and Most Fools Do"
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"At 20 Years of Age the Will Reigns, at 30 the Wit, at 40 the Judgment"
US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician & printer
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"Beware the Young Doctor and the Old Barber"
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"A Countryman Between Two Lawyers is Like a Fish Between Two Cats"
US author, diplomat, inventor physicist, politician & printer
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"Either Write Something Worth Reading or Do Something Worth Writing"
American statesman, scientist and philosopher
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"If Your Head is Wax, Don’t Walk in the Sun"
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"In This World Nothing Can Be Said to Be Certain, Except Death and Taxes"
American statesman and scientist
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"It is Hard for an Empty Bag to Stand Upright"
US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician & printer
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"Lost Time is Never Found Again"
American statesman, scientist, inventor and philosopher
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned"
US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician & printer
Benjamin Franklin
   said   
"Reading Makes a Full Man, Meditation a Profound Man, Discourse a Clear Man"
American statesman, scientist and philosopher
Benjamin Harrison
   said   
"We Americans Have No Commission from God to Police the World"
23rd United States President
Benjamin Jowett
   said   
"To Teach a Man How He May Learn to Grow Independently, and for Himself, is Perhaps the Greatest Service That One Man Can Do to Another"
British classical scholar, considered to be one of the greatest teachers of the 19th century
Berthold Auerbach
   said   
"Music Washes Away from the Soul the Dust of Everyday Life."
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"Many People Would Sooner Die Than Think. In Fact They Do"
British philosopher, historian, logician and mathematician
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"Mathematics, Rightly Viewed, Posses Not Only Truth, but Supreme Beauty a Beauty Cold and Austere, Like That of Sculpture"
English logician and philosopher
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"No One Gossips About Other People’s Secret Virtues"
British philosopher, historian, logician and mathematician
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"One of the Symptoms of an Approaching Nervous Breakdown is the Belief That One's Work is Terribly Important"
British philosopher, historian, logician and mathematician
Bertrand Russell
   said   
"This is One of Those Views Which Are So Absolutely Absurd That Only Very Learned Men Could Possibly Adopt Them"
British philosopher, historian, logician and mathematician
Bill Bryson
   said   
"The Whole of the Global Economy is Based on Supplying the Cravings of Two Per Cent of the World's Population."
Bill Clinton
   said   
"I Experimented With Marijuana a Time or Two. And I Didn't Like It, and I Didn't Inhale"
President of the US
Bill Gates
   said   
"Just in Terms of Allocation of Time Resources, Religion is Not Very Efficient. There's a Lot More I Could Be Doing on a Sunday Morning"
American business magnate, philanthropist, chairman of Microsoft
Billie Holiday
   said   
"You Can Be up to Your Boobies in White Satin, With Gardenias in Your Hair and No Sugar Cane for Miles, but You Can Still Be Working on a Plantation"
American Jazz Singer
Bill Maher
   said   
"Women Cannot Complain About Men Anymore Until They Start Getting Better Taste in Them"
American comedian, actor, writer and producer
Bill Maulden
   said   
"I Feel Like a Fugitive from the Law of Averages"
American cartoonist
Bill Vaughan
   said   
"Suburbia is Where the Developer Bulldozes out the Trees, then Names the Streets After Them"
American columnist and author
Billy Crystal
   said   
"By the Time a Man is Wise Enough to Watch His Step He's Too Old to Go Anywhere."
Billy Crystal
   said   
"Women Need a Reason to Have Sex. Men Just Need a Place"
American Emmy award-winning actor, writer, producer, comedian and film director
Blaise Pascal
   said   
"Man is Only a Reed, the Weakest in Nature; but He is a Thinking Reed"
Pensées, 1670
Bobby Clarke
   said   
"I’ve Discovered That the Less I Say, the More Rumors I Start"
Canadian professional ice hockey centre
Bob Dylan
   said   
"Colleges Are Like Old-age Homes, Except for the Fact That More People Die in Colleges"
American singer-songwriter, musician and poet
Bob Dylan
   said   
"Democracy Don't Rule the World, You'd Better Get That in Your Head; This World is Ruled by Violence, But I Guess That's Better Left Unsaid"
American singer, songwriter, author, musician and poet
Bob Dylan
   said   
"A Hero is Someone Who Understands the Responsibility That Comes With His Freedom"
American singer, songwriter, author, musician and poet
Bob Dylan
   said   
"I Consider Myself a Poet First and a Musician Second. I Live Like a Poet and I'll Die Like a Poet"
American singer, songwriter, author, musician and poet
Bob Hope
   said   
"I Don't Feel Old. I Don't Feel Anything Until Noon then It's Time for My Nap."
Bob Merill
   said   
"People Who Need People Are the Luckiest People in the World"
American songwriter, theatrical composer and lyricist and screenwriter
Bob Newhart
   said   
"Laughter Gives Us Distance. It Allows Us to Step Back from an Event, Deal With It and then Move On."
American Actor/Comedian
Booker T. Washington
   said   
"You Can't Hold a Man Down Without Staying Down With Him"
American educationist and emancipated slave
Boris Yeltsin
   said   
"Let's Not Talk About Communism. Communism Was Just an Idea, Just Pie in the Sky"
1st. President of the Russian Federation (1991-1999)
Boris Yeltsin
   said   
"A Man Must Live Like a Great Brilliant Flame and Burn As Brightly As He Can. In the End He Burns Out. But This is Far Better Than a Mean Little Flame"
1st President of the Russian Federation (1991-1999)
Boris Yeltsin
   said   
"We Don't Appreciate What We Have Until It's Gone. Freedom is Like That. It's Like Air. When You Have It, You Don't Notice It"
1st President of the Russian Federation (1991-1999)
Brendan Behan
   said   
"I Saw a Notice Which Said 'Drink Canada Dry' and I've Just Started."
Buddha
   said   
"Better Than a Thousand Hollow Words, is One Word That Brings Peace."
Buddha
   said   
"It is Better to Travel Well Than to Arrive."
Buddha
   said   
"Wakefulness is the Way to Life."
Buddha
   said   
"We Are What We Think."
Carl Jung
   said   
"Every Form of Addiction is Bad, No Matter Whether the Narcotic Be Alcohol or Morphine or Idealism"
Swiss psychiatrist, and influential thinker and the founder of analytical psychology
Carl Perkins
   said   
"If It Weren't for the Rocks in Its Bed, the Stream Would Have No Song."
Carl Reiner
   said   
"A Lot of People Like Snow. I Find It an Unnecessary Freezing of Water"
American actor and film director
Carl Sagan
   said   
"It is Far Better to Grasp the Universe As It Really is Than to Persist in Delusion, However Satisfying and Reassuring"
American astronomer, astrochemist, writer
Carl Sandburg
   said   
"Poetry is an Echo, Asking a Shadow to Dance"
American poet
Cary Grant
   said   
"I Improve on Misquotation"
British actor known for mostly American films
Charles Buxton
   said   
"To Make Pleasures Pleasant, Shorten Them"
Charles Pierre Baudelaire
   said   
"A Sweetheart is a Bottle of Wine, a Wife is a Wine Bottle"
French poet, critic and acclaimed translator
Charlie Chaplin
   said   
"All I Need to Make a Comedy is a Park, a Policeman and a Pretty Girl"
English Academy Award-winning comedic actor, director, composer and musician
Charlton Heston
   said   
"Political Correctness is Tyranny With Manners"
American actor
Chico Marx
   said   
"I Wasn't Kissing Her, I Was Just Whispering in Her Mouth"
On being discovered by his wife with a chorus girl
Chief Dan George
   said   
"Sometimes the Magic Works and Sometimes It Doesn't"
Canadian native chief and actor; in Little Big Man
Chief Joseph
   said   
"The Earth and Myself Are of One Mind"
Attributed
Chief Joseph
   said   
"Look Twice at a Two-faced Man"
Chief of the Nez Perce
Christina Baldwin
   said   
"Journal Writing is a Voyage to the Interior"
Chuang-Tzu
   said   
"Great Wisdom is Generous; Petty Wisdom is Contentious. Great Speech is Impassioned, Small Speech is Cantankerous"
Chinese Philosopher
Chuck Palahniuk
   said   
"The Best Way to Waste Your Life…is by Taking Notes. The Easiest Way to Avoid Living is to Just Watch. Look for the Details. Report. Don’t Participate."
American freelance, journalist, satirist and novelist
Chuck Palahniuk
   said   
"People Have to Really Suffer Before They Can Risk Doing What They Love"
American freelance, journalist, satirist and novelist
Chuck Palahniuk
   said   
"Your Birth is a Mistake You’ll Spend Your Whole Life Trying to Correct"
American freelance, journalist, satirist and novelist
Chuck Palahniuk
   said   
"Your Heart is My Piñata"
American freelance, journalist, satirist and novelist
Cicero
   said   
"There is Nothing So Absurd but Some Philosopher Has Said It"
Roman orator and statesman; 106-43 BC
Clare Boothe Luce
   said   
"Censorship, Like Charity, Should Begin at Home, but Unlike Charity, It Should End There"
American playwright, legislator, and diplomat
Clare Boothe Luce
   said   
"Lying Increases the Creative Faculties, Expands the Ego, and Lessens the Frictions of Social Contacts."
American editor, playwright, social activist, congresswoman, journalist, and ambassador.
Clare Boothe Luce
   said   
"They Say That Women Talk Too Much. If You Have Worked in Congress You Know That the Filibuster Was Invented by Men"
American playwright, legislator, and diplomat
Clark Kerr
   said   
"A University Anywhere Can Aim No Higher Than to Be As British As Possible for the Sake of the Undergraduates, As German As Possible for the Sake of the Public at Large..."
First Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley. "A university anywhere can aim no higher than to be as British as possible for the sake of the undergraduates, as German as possible for the sake of the public at large, and as confused as possible for the preservation of the whole uneasy balance"
Claude Debussy
   said   
"Art is the Most Beautiful of All Lies."
Claude Debussy
   said   
"Music is the Space Between the Notes."
Clemens Von Metternich
   said   
"Ten Million Ignorances Do Not Constitute One Knowledge"
German-Austrian politician and statesman
Confucius
   said   
"The Cautious Seldom Err"
The Analects
Confucius
   said   
"Forget Injuries, Never Forget Kindnesses."
Confucius
   said   
"Our Greatest Glory Consists of Not in Never Falling but Rising Every Time We Fall"
Author
Confucius
   said   
"Real Knowledge is to Know the Extent of One's Ignorance"
Chinese thinker and social philosopher
Confucius
   said   
"The Superior Man is Satisfied and Composed; the Mean Man is Always Full of Distress"
The Analects
Confucius
   said   
"What the Superior Man Seeks is in Himself; What the Small Man Seeks is in Others."
Confucius
   said   
"When We See Men of a Contrary Character, We Should Turn Inwards and Examine Ourselves"
Chinese philosopher
Cornelius Tacitus
   said   
"The More Corrupt the State, the More Numerous the Laws"
Senator and historian of the Roman Empire
C. S. Lewis
   said   
"The Future is Something Which Everyone Reaches at the Rate of Sixty Minutes and Hour, Whatever He Does, Whoever He Is"
Irish writer and scholar
Dalai Lama
   said   
"In the Practice of Tolerance, One’s Enemy is the Best Teacher"
The spiritual leader of Tibetan people
Dalai Lama
   said   
"Our Prime Purpose in This Life is to Help Others. And if You Can’t Help Them, at Least Don’t Hurt Them"
The spiritual leader of Tibetan people
Dame Rose Macaulay
   said   
"The Great and Recurrent Question About Abroad Is, is It Worth Getting There?"
English novelist
Damien Hirst
   said   
"I Sometimes Feel That I Have Nothing to Say and I Want to Communicate This"
English artist and the most prominent of the group “Young British Artists”
Daniel W. Joselyn
   said   
"Rest is Not a Matter of Doing Absolutely Nothing. Rest is Repair."
Dave Barry
   said   
"Although Golf Was Originally Restricted to Wealthy, Overweight Protestants, Today It's Open to Anybody Who Owns Hideous Clothing"
Bestselling American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist
Dave Barry
   said   
"Electricity is Actually Made up of Extremely Tiny Particles Called Electrons, That You Cannot See With the Naked Eye Unless You Have Been Drinking."
Dave Barry
   said   
"The Moving Cursor Writes, and Having Written, Links On"
Bestselling American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist
David Gerrold
   said   
"The Shortest Distance Between Two Puns is a Straight Line"
American award-winning science fiction author
Dean Koontz
   said   
"... the Functions of Intellect Are Insufficient Without Courage, Love, Friendship, Compassion and Empathy"
American novelist, short story writer and screen writer. "Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy"
Dean Martin
   said   
"If You Drink, Don't Drive. Don't Even Putt"
American singer and actor
Dennis Miller
   said   
"I Rant, Therefore I Am"
American stand-up comedian, political/sports commentator, and television/radio personality
Derek Bok
   said   
"If You Think Education is Expensive, Try Ignorance."
Desiderius Erasmus
   said   
"Nothing is As Peevish and Pedantic As Men’s Judgments of One Another"
Dutch humanist and theologian
D. H. Lawrence
   said   
"I Can Never Decide Whether My Dreams Are the Result of My Thoughts, or My Thoughts the Result of My Dreams."
D. H. Lawrence
   said   
"I Like to Write when I Feel Spiteful: It’s Like Having a Good Sneeze"
English novelist, poet, essayist
D. H. Lawrence
   said   
"I Shall Always Be a Priest of Love"
British Author
D. H. Lawrence
   said   
"Life is Ours to Be Spent, Not to Be Saved"
English novelist, poet, essayist
Diana Black
   said   
"Big Egos Are Big Shields for Lots of Empty Space"
Dick Cavett
   said   
"There's So Much Comedy on Television. Does That Cause Comedy in the Streets?"
Mocking the TV-violence debate
Dion Boucicault
   said   
"Men Talk of Killing Time, While Time Quietly Kills Them"
Irish actor and playwright
Don Adams
   said   
"I Like Getting Married, I Just Don’t Like Being Married"
Comedian
Don Marquis
   said   
"And Idea Isn’t Responsible for the People Who Believe in It"
American humorist, journalist and author
Doris Day
   said   
"The Really Frightening Thing About Middle Age is That You Know You'll Grow out of It"
American Golden Globe and Grammy Award winning singer, actress, and animal welfare
Dorothy Parker
   said   
"Brevity is the Soul of Lingerie."
Dorothy Parker
   said   
"The Cure for Boredom is Curiosity. There is No Cure for Curiosity."
Dorothy Parker
   said   
"If You Want to Know What God Thinks About Money, Just Look at the People He Gave It To."
Dorothy Parker
   said   
"Men Seldom Makes Passes at Girls Who Wear Glasses."
Doug Larson
   said   
"Instead of Giving a Politician the Keys to the City, It Might Be Better to Change the Locks"
English racer
Doug Larson
   said   
"An Optimist Thinks This is the Best of All Worlds. A Pessimist Fears the Same May Be True"
English racer
Douglas MacArthur
   said   
"A Better World Shall Emerge Based on Faith and Understanding"
US WWII general & war hero
Douglas MacArthur
   said   
"A General is Just As Good or Just As Bad As the Troops Under His Command Make Him"
US WWII general & war hero
Douglas MacArthur
   said   
"In War, There is No Substitute for Victory."
US WWII general & war hero
Douglas MacArthur
   said   
"It is Fatal to Enter Any War Without the Will to Win It"
US WWII general & war hero
Dan Rather
   said   
"Americans Will Put up With Anything Provided It Doesn't Block Traffic"
American journalist and anchor
Dr. William C. Dement
   said   
"Dreaming Permits Each and Every One of Us to Be Quietly and Safely Every Night of Our Lives"
American sleep researcher and founder of the Sleep Research Center
Dwight D. Eisenhower
   said   
"From Behind the Iron Curtain, There Are Signs That Tyranny is in Trouble and Reminders That Its Structure is As Brittle As Its Surface is Hard"
34th United States President, nicknamed Ike
Dwight D. Eisenhower
   said   
"A People That Values Its Privileges Above Its Principles Soon Loses Both"
34th President of the United States. Inaugural Address (January 20, 1953)
E. B. White
   said   
"I Get up Every Morning Determined to Both Change the World and Have One Hell of a Good Time. Sometimes This Makes Planning My Day Difficult"
American Writer
Edgar Allan Poe
   said   
"All That We See or Seem is but a Dream Within a Dream"
Poet
Edgar Allan Poe
   said   
"Poetry is the Rhythmical Creation of Beauty in Words"
Poet
Edgar Allan Poe
   said   
"We Loved With a Love That Was More Than Love"
Poet
Edgerton Y. Davis Jr
   said   
"A Drug is a Substance That, when Injected Into a Rat, Produces a Scientific Paper."
Edmund Burke
   said   
"Among a People Generally Corrupt Liberty Cannot Long Exists"
Irish-born British statesman, parliamentary orator and political thinker
Edmund Burke
   said   
"Applaud Us when We Run, Console Us when We Fail, Cheer Us when We Recover"
Irish orator, philosopher & politician
Edmund Burke
   said   
"Never Despair; but if You Do, Work on in Despair"
Irish orator, philosopher & politician
Edmund Burke
   said   
"Our Patience Will Achieve More Than Our Force"
Irish orator, philosopher & politician
Edmund Burke
   said   
"Tell Me What Are the Prevailing Sentiments That Occupy the Minds of Your Young Men, and I Will Tell You What is to Be the Character of the Next Generation"
Anglo-Irish statesman, author orator, political theorist and philosopher
Edvard Munch
   said   
"You Should Not Paint the Chair but Only What Someone Has Felt About It"
Expressionist painter of "The Scream"
Edward Albee
   said   
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Play title, 1962
Edward Albee
   said   
"You Gotta Have a Swine to Show You Where the Truffles Are"
American playwright known for works including Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Zoo Story
Edward Dahlberg
   said   
"What Most Men Desire is a Virgin Who is a Whore"
American Author / Critic
Edward G. Ryan
   said   
"Blind Submission to the Administration of the Government is Not Devotion to the Country or the Constitution ..."
Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice."Blind submission to the Administration of the government is not devotion to the country or the Constitution. The administration is not the government"
E. E. Cummings
   said   
"To Be Nobody but Yourself - in a World Which is Doing It's Best, Night and Day, to Make You Like Everybody else ..."
American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. "To be nobody but yourself - in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you like everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting"
Elbert Hubbard
   said   
"Character is the Result of Two Things: Mental Attitude and the Way We Spend Our Time"
American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher
Elbert Hubbard
   said   
"If You Suffer, Thank God! It is a Sure Sign That You Are Alive"
American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher
Elbert Hubbard
   said   
"I Would Rather Be Able to Appreciate Things I Can Not Have Than to Have Things I Am Not Able to Appreciate"
American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher
Elbert Hubbard
   said   
"No Man Needs a Vacation So Much As the Man Who Has Just Had One"
American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher
Eleanor Roosevelt
   said   
"Perhaps Nature is Our Best Assurance of Immortality"
1st Lady of the United States
El-Ghazali
   said   
"A Man Who is Being Delivered from the Danger of a Fierce Lion Does Not Object Whether This Service is Performed by an Unknown or an Illustrious Individual ..."
"A man who is being delivered from the danger of a fierce lion does not object whether this service is performed by an unknown or an illustrious individual. Why therefore do people seek knowledge from celebrities?"
Elie Weisel
   said   
"The Opposite of Love is Not Hate; It's Indifference"
Jewish writer, professor political activist, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor
Elizabeth Drew
   said   
"Travel, Instead of Broadening the Mind, Often Merely Lengthens the Conversation"
American political journalist and author
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
   said   
"People Are Like Stained-glass Windows. They Sparkle and Shine when the Sun is Out, but when the Darkness Sets in ..."
"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."
Ellen Parr
   said   
"The Cure for Boredom is Curiosity. There is No Cure for Curiosity"
English and speak teacher
Elvis Presley
   said   
"I Don't Know Anything About Music. In My Line You Don't Have To"
Pop music icon
E. M. Forster
   said   
"The Two Entities Who Might Enlighten Us, the Baby and the Corpse, Cannot Do So."
Emily Dickinson
   said   
"Finite to Fail, but Infinite to Venture"
American poet
Epictetus
   said   
"Freedom is the Right to Live As We Wish"
Greek stoic philosopher
Epictetus
   said   
"It is Your Own Convictions Which Compels You, That Is, Choice Compels Choice"
Greek philosopher
Epictetus
   said   
"We Have Two Ears and One Mouth So That We Can Listen Twice As Much As We Speak."
C 55-135 AD
Epicurus
   said   
"Death is Nothing to Us, Since when We Are, Death Has Not Come, and when Death Has Come, We Are Not"
341-270 BC
Eric Hoffer
   said   
"There Are No Chaste Minds. Minds Copulate Wherever They Meet"
American philosopher and author
Ernest Hemingway
   said   
"All Good Books Have One Thing in Common - They Are Truer Than if They Had Really Happened"
American novelist, short-story writer and journalist
Ernest Hemingway
   said   
"Courage is Grace Under Pressure"
American writer
Ernest Hemingway
   said   
"Never Confuse Motion With Action"
American novelist, short-story writer and journalist
Ernest Hemingway
   said   
"Never Mistake Motion for Action"
Euripides
   said   
"The Best and Safest Thing is to Keep a Balance in Your Life, Acknowledge the Great Powers Around Us and in Us. If You Can Do That, and Live That Way, You Are Really a Wise Man."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Circumstances Rule Men and Not Men Rule Circumstances."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Do Not Consider Painful What is Good for You."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Short is the Joy That Guilty Pleasure Brings."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Talk Sense to a Fool and He Calls You Foolish."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Waste Not Fresh Tears over Old Griefs."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"When a Good Man is Hurt, All Who Would Be Called Good Must Suffer With Him."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Euripides
   said   
"Your Very Silence Shows You Agree."
Greek Tragic Dramatist
Eustache Deschamps
   said   
"Friends Are Relatives You Make for Yourself"
French medieval poet
Evan Esar
   said   
"America Believes in Education: the Average Professor Earns More Money in a Year Than a Professional Athlete Earns in a Whole Week"
American humorist who wrote Esar’s Comic Dictionary
Finley Peter Dunne
   said   
"The Past Always Looks Better Than It Was. It's Only Pleasant Because It Isn't Here"
American author, writer and humorist
Flannery O’Connor
   said   
"Everywhere I Go I'm Asked if I Think the University Stifles Writers. My Opinion is That They Don't Stifle Enough of Them ..."
American novelist, short-story writer and essayist. "Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There’s many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher"
F. P. Jones
   said   
"Experience is That Marvelous Thing That Enables You to Recognize a Mistake when You Make It Again."
Frank Herbert
   said   
"The People I Distrust Most Are Those Who Want to Improve Our Lives but Have Only One Course of Action"
American science fiction author
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"Happiness is Not the Mere Possession of Money; It Lies in the Joy of Achievement, in the Thrill of Creative Effort"
US 32th. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"History Will Be Kind to Me for I Intend to Write It"
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"Human Kindness Has Never Weakened the Stamina or Softened the Fiber of a Free People"
US 32th. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"I Do Not Believe in Communism Any More Than You Do, but There is Nothing Wrong With the Communists in This Country. Several of the Best Friends I Have Are Communists"
32th United States President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"In the Truest Sense, Freedom Cannot Be Bestowed; It Must Be Achieved"
US 32th. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"It is Common Sense to Take a Method and Try It. If It Fails, Admit It Frankly and Try Another. But Above All, Try Something"
US 32th President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"Men Are Not Prisoners of Fate, but Only Prisoners of Their Own Minds"
US 32th. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"A Nation Does Not Have to Be Cruel to Be Tough"
US 32th. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself"
US 32th. President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
   said   
"Repetition Does Not Transform a Lie Into a Truth."
32nd US President
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"I'm All in Favor of Keeping Dangerous Weapons out of the Hands of Fools. Let's Start With Typewriters"
American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"The Longer I Live the More Beautiful Life Becomes"
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"Many Wealthy People Are Little More Than Janitors of Their Possessions"
American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"The Modern City is a Place for Banking and Prostitution and Very Little Else"
American architect
Frank Lloyd Wright
   said   
"Tip the World over on Its Side and Everything Loose Will Land in Los Angeles"
American architect, interior designer, writer, educator, and philosopher
Frank Zappa
   said   
"Without Music to Decorate It, Time is Just a Bunch of Boring Production Deadlines or Dates by Which Bills Must Be Paid"
American composer, guitarist, satirist and song writer
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"The Height of Cleverness is to Be Able to Conceal It"
French writer and Cardinal
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"It is With True Love As It is With Ghosts; Everyone Talks About It but Few Have Seen It"
French Classic writer
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"The More One Loves a Mistress, the More One is Ready to Hate Her"
French writer
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"Old People Are Fond of Giving Good Advice; It Consoles Them for No Longer Being Capable of Setting a Bad Example"
French writer and Cardinal
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"An Original Writer is Not One Who Imitates Nobody, but One Whom Nobody Can Imitate"
French writer, politician and diplomat
François De La Rochefoucauld
   said   
"Pride Does Not Wish to Owe and Vanity Does Not Wish to Pay"
Freya Stark
   said   
"The True Fruit of Travel is Perhaps the Feeling of Being Nearly Everywhere at Home"
British travel writer
Friedrich August Von Hayek
   said   
"The Argument for Liberty is Not an Argument Against Organization, Which is One of the Most Powerful Tools Human Reason Can Employ ..."
Austrian-British economist and political philosopher. "The argument for liberty is not an argument against organization, which is one of the most powerful tools human reason can employ, but an argument against all exclusive, privileged, monopolistic organization, against the use of coercion to prevent others from doing better."
Friedrich August Von Hayek
   said   
"To Be Controlled in Our Economic Pursuits Means to Be Controlled in Everything"
Nobel Laureate of Economic Sciences 1974
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"Be Careful when You Fight the Monsters, Lest You Become One."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"A Casual Stroll Through the Lunatic Asylum Shows That Faith Does Not Prove Anything."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"The Essence of All Beautiful Art, All Great Art, is Gratitude"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"In Heaven All the Interesting People Are Missing."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"Insanity in Individuals is Something Rare - but in Groups, Parties, Nations and Epochs, It is the Rule."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"Is Not Life a Hundred Times Too Short for Us to Bore Ourselves?"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"Man is the Cruelest Animal."
German philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"One Repays a Teacher Badly if One Remains Nothing but a Pupil"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"There Are No Facts, Only Interpretations"
Friedrich Nietzsche
   said   
"We Should Consider Every Day Lost in Which We Have Not Danced at the Least Once"
German-Swiss philosopher and writer
Friedrich Von Schiller
   said   
"Against Stupidity, the Gods Themselves Contend in Vain"
German poet, philosopher, historian and dramatist
Fran Leibowitz
   said   
"Humility is No Substitute for a Good Personality"
Fran Leibowitz
   said   
"Sleep is Death Without the Responsibility"
American author
Gabriel García Marquez
   said   
"Don't Cry Because It is Over...smile Because It Happened."
Gautama Buddha
   said   
"Nothing Brings Joy As Does a Tamed, Controlled, Attended and Restrained Heart"
Anguttara Nikaya
Gautama Buddha
   said   
"Open Are the Doors to the Deathless to Those With Ears"
After Enlightenment
Geoffrey Fisher
   said   
"In a Civilized Society, All Crimes Are Likely to Be Sins, but Most Sins Are Not and Ought Not to Be Treated As Crimes"
Archbishop of Canterbury
George Ade
   said   
"Anyone Can Win Unless There Happens to Be a Second Entry"
Playwright
George Ade
   said   
"A Friend Who is Near and Dear May in Time Become As Useless As a Relative"
Playwright
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"Dancing is a Perpendicular Expression of a Horizontal Desire"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"A Government Which Robs Peter to Pay Paul Can Always Depend on the Support of Paul."
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"If You Can't Get Rid of the Skeleton in Your Closet, You'd Best Teach It to Dance"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"It is Dangerous to Be Sincere Unless You Are Also Stupid"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"It’s All That the Young Can Do for the Old, to Chock Them and Keep Them up to Date"
Irish writer
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"A Life Spent in Making Mistakes is Not Only More Honorable, but More Useful Than a Life Spent Doing Nothing"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"The Power of Accurate Observation is Frequently Called Cynicism by Those Who Don't Have It"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Bernard Shaw
   said   
"Without Art, the Crudeness of Reality Would Make the World Unbearable"
Irish playwright, critic and political activist
George Burns
   said   
"Don’t Stay in Bed, Unless You Can Make Money in Bed"
American comedian and actor
George Burns
   said   
"If You Live to Be One Hundred, You've Got It Made. Very Few People Die Beyond That Age"
Actor, 1896-1996
George Burns
   said   
"People Ask Me What I’d Most Appreciate Getting for My Eighty-seventh Birthday. I Tell Them, a Paternity Suit"
American comedian and actor
George Burns
   said   
"The Secret of a Good Sermon is to Have a Good Beginning a Good Ending and to Have the Two As Close Together As Possible."
George Burns
   said   
"Sex at Age 90 is Like Trying to Shoot Pool With a Rope"
American comedian and actor
George Carlin
   said   
"Think of How Stupid the Average Person Is, and Realize That Half of Them Are Stupider Than That."
George Carlin
   said   
"When Someone Asks You, 'a Penny for Your Thoughts', and You Put Your Two Cents In, What Happens to the Other Penny?"
George Christoph Lichtenberg
   said   
"Doubt Everything at Least Once, Even the Proposition That Twice Two is Four"
German scientist, satirist and Anglophile
George F. Will
   said   
"It is No Longer Enough to Be Lusty. One Must Be a Sexual Gourmet"
American Political columnist
George H. W. Bush
   said   
"I’m The President of The United States and I’m Not Going to Eat Any More Broccoli"
Former President Of U.S.A
George Jean Nathan
   said   
"Women Can Form a Friendship With a Man Very Well; but to Preserve It to That End a Slight Physical Antipathy Must Probably Help"
American drama critic and editor
George Orwell
   said   
"Man is the Only Creature That Consumes Without Producing"
Animal Farm
George Orwell
   said   
"The Quickest Way of Ending a War is to Lose It"
George Patton
   said   
"Live for Something Rather Than Die for Nothing"
US general
George Patton
   said   
"No Good Decision Was Ever Made in a Swivel Chair"
US general
George Sand
   said   
"One Approaches the Journey’s End. But the End is a Goal, Not a Catastrophe"
French Romantic writer
George Santayana
   said   
"There is No Cure for Birth and Death, Save to Enjoy the Interval"
Spanish philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist
George Washington
   said   
"Liberty, when It Begins to Take Root, is a Plant of Rapid Growth"
1st. United States President
George W. Bush
   said   
"For Every Fatal Shooting, There Were Roughly Three Non-fatal Shootings. And, Folks, This is Unacceptable in America. It's Just Unacceptable. And We're Going to Do Something About It"
43th United States President
George W. Bush
   said   
"I'm a Uniter, Not a Divider"
George W. Bush
   said   
"I Promise You I Will Listen to What Has Been Said Here, Even Though I Wasn't Here"
43th United States President
George W. Bush
   said   
"I Think We Agree. The Past is Over."
Meeting with John McCain
George W. Bush
   said   
"I Think We All Agree, the Past is Over"
Dallas Morning News, 5/10/2000
George W. Bush
   said   
"It's Very Important for Folks to Understand That when There's More Trade, There's More Commerce"
43th United States President
George W. Bush
   said   
"My Job is a Job to Make Decisions. I'm a Decision...if the Job Description Were, What Do You Do...it's Decision Maker."
George W. Bush
   said   
"Natural Gas is Hemispheric. I Like to Call It Hemispheric in Nature Because It is a Product That We Can Find in Our Neighborhoods"
43th United States President
George W. Bush
   said   
"One of the Great Things About Books Is, Sometimes There Are Some Fantastic Pictures"
US News & World Report, 1/3/2000
George W. Bush
   said   
"Sometimes, Washington is One of These Towns Where the Person - People Who Think They've Got the Sharp Elbow is the Most Effective Person"
43th United States President
George W. Bush
   said   
"There Ought to Be Limits to Freedom"
News conference, 5/21/1999
George W. Bush
   said   
"They Misunderestimated Me"
Bentonville, Ak, 11/6/2000
George W. Bush
   said   
"We Need an Energy Bill That Encourages Consumption"
43th United States President
George W. Bush
   said   
"You Know One of the Hardest Parts of My Job is to Connect Iraq to the War on Terror."
Interview on CBS, 9-6-2006
Georg Lichtenberg
   said   
"Everyone is a Genius at Least Once a Year; a Real Genius Has His Original Ideas Closer Together"
German scientist and satirist
Gerald Ford
   said   
"If Lincoln Were Alive Today He'd Be Turning over in His Grave."
Geronimo
   said   
"Once I Moved About Like the Wind. Now I Surrender to You and That is All"
Apache chief surrendering 3-25-1886
Giacomo Casanova
   said   
"Economy in Pleasure is Not to My Taste"
Memoirs
Giorgio Moroder
   said   
"I Am Certainly Not Racist; I Even Like the British"
Producer
G. K. Chesterton
   said   
"An Adventure is Only an Inconvenience Rightly Considered. An Inconvenience is an Adventure Wrongly Considered"
British journalist and novelist
G. K. Chesterton
   said   
"A Good Novel Tells You the Truth About Its Hero; but a Bad Novel Tells You the Truth About Its Author"
English writer of the early 20th century. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography and detective fiction
Gloria Steinem
   said   
"A Liberated Woman is One Who Has Sex Before Marriage and a Job After"
American writer and journalist. A co-founder of New York Magazine
Golda Meir
   said   
"A Leader Who Doesn't Hesitate Before He Sends His Nation Into Battle is Not Fit to Be a Leader"
4th. Prime Minister of the State of Israel
Golda Meir
   said   
"Old Age is Like a Plane Flying Through a Storm. Once You're Aboard, There's Nothing You Can Do"
4th. Prime Minister of the State of Israel
Golda Meir
   said   
"Those Who Don't Know How to Weep With Their Whole Heart Don't Know How to Laugh Either"
4th Prime Minister of the State of Israel
Gordon. B. Hinckley
   said   
"Our Kindness May Be the Most Persuasive Argument for That Which We Believe"
Author, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Gough Whitlam
   said   
"Ladies and Gentlemen, Well May We Say 'God Save the Queen', Because Nothing Will Save the Governor-General."
Australia's 21st Prime Minister at the dismissal of his government by the Governor-General Sir John Kerr.
Goya
   said   
"The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters"
Spanish painter and printmaker
Groucho Marx
   said   
"I Was Married by a Judge, I Should Have Asked for a Jury."
Groucho Marx
   said   
"Military Justice is to Justice What Military Music is to Music"
Groucho Marx
   said   
"One Morning I Shot an Elephant in My Pyjamas. How He Got Into My Pyjamas I’ll Never Know"
American comedian and actor
Gus Hall
   said   
"Socialism in America Will Come Through the Ballot Box"
American leader of the Communist Party
Gustav Mahler
   said   
"If a Composer Could Say What He Had to Say in Words He Would Not Bother Trying to Say It in Music."
Gustav Mahler
   said   
"The Symphony Must Be Like the World. It Must Embrace Everything"
Remarks to Jean Sibelius
Guy Bellamy
   said   
"Life is a Sexually Transmitted Disease"
Guy De Maupassant
   said   
"A Legal Kiss is Never As Good As a Stolen One"
French writer
G. W. F Hegel
   said   
"Nothing Great in the World Has Ever Been Accomplished Without Passion"
Author
Harold Holt
   said   
"All the Way With LBJ."
Australia's 17th Prime Minister in relation to Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War.
Harold Pinter
   said   
"The Weasel Under the Cocktail Cabinet"
English dramatist; on being asked what his plays were about
Harry S. Truman
   said   
"If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen"
US President; attributed
Harry S. Truman
   said   
"A Pessimist is One Who Makes Difficulties of His Opportunities and an Optimist is One Who Makes Opportunities of His Difficulties"
33th. US President
Harry S. Truman
   said   
"We Must Build a New World, a Far Better World - One in Which the Eternal Dignity O Man is Respected"
33th. US President
Hector Berlioz
   said   
"Time is a Great Teacher, but Unfortunately Kills All Its Pupils"
French Romantic composer, best known for his Symphonie Fantastique
Helen Keller
   said   
"Death is No More Than Passing from One Room Into Another. But There's a Difference for Me, You Know. Because in That Other Room I Shall Be Able to See."
Henri Fréderic Amiel
   said   
"Charm is the Quality in Others That Makes Us More Satisfied With Ourselves"
Swiss writer
Henry Austin Dobson
   said   
"Time Goes, You Say? Ah No! Alas, Time Stays, We Go"
English poet and essayist
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"Any Fool Can Make a Rule, and Any Fool Will Mind It"
US Transcendentalist author
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"As if You Could Kill Time Without Injuring Eternity"
US transcendentalist author
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"Distrust Any Enterprise That Requires New Clothes"
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"None Are So Old As Those Who Have Outlived Enthusiasm"
US transcendentalist author
Henry David Thoreau
   said   
"There is No Remedy for Love Than to Love More"
American naturalist, poet and philosopher
Henry Ford
   said   
"A Business That Makes Nothing but Money is a Poor Kind of Business"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"Chop Your Own Wood, and It Will Warm You Twice"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"I Am Looking for a Lot of Men Who Have an Infinite Capacity to Not Know What Can’t Be Done"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"Life is a Series of Experiences, Each One of Which Makes Us Bigger, Even Though Sometimes It is Hard to Realize This"
Henry Ford
   said   
"Obstacles Are Those Frightful Things You See when You Take Your Eyes off Your Goal"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"Whether You Think You Can or Whether You Think You Can’t You’re Right"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Ford
   said   
"You Can’t Build a Reputation on What You’re Going to Do"
US automobile industrialist
Henry Havelock Ellis
   said   
"It is Only the Great Men Who Are Truly Obscene. If They Had Not Dared to Be Obscene, They Could Never Have Dared to Be Great"
British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer
Henry Havelock Ellis
   said   
"The Sun, the Moon and the Stars Would Have Disappeared Long Ago... Had They Happened to Be Within the Reach of Predatory Human Hands"
British doctor, sexual psychologist and social reformer
Henry Kissinger
   said   
"The Illegal We Do Immediately. The Unconstitutional Takes a Little Longer."
US (German-born) Diplomat & Scholar
Henry Kissinger
   said   
"The Nice Thing About Being a Celebrity is That if You Bore People They Think It’s Their Fault"
German-born American politician, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Henry Kissinger
   said   
"Ninety Percent of the Politicians Give the Other Ten Percent a Bad Reputation."
US(German-born) Diplomat & Scholar
Henry Kissinger
   said   
"University Politics Are Vicious Precisely Because the Stakes Are So Small"
German-born American politician, and 1973 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Henry Kissinger
   said   
"You Can't Make War in the Middle East Without Egypt and You Can't Make Peace Without Syria."
Henry Miller
   said   
"The American Ideal is Youth,handsome, Empty Youth"
American writer and painter
Henry Ward Beecher
   said   
"Books Are Not Made for Furniture, but There is Nothing else That So Beautifully Furnishes a House"
American Congregationalist,
Henry Ward Beecher
   said   
"The Philosophy of One Century is the Common Sense of the Next"
Henry W. Longfellow
   said   
"Great is the Art of Beginning, but Greater is the Art of Ending"
US poet
Henry W. Longfellow
   said   
"Hope Has As Many Lives As a Cat or a King"
US poet
Henry W. Longfellow
   said   
"It Takes Less Time to Do Things Right Than to Explain Why You Did It Wrong"
US poet
Henry W. Longfellow
   said   
"Most People Would Succeed in Small Things if They Were Not Troubled With Great Ambitions"
US poet
Herbert Hoover
   said   
"About the Time We Think We Can Make Ends Meet, Somebody Moves the Ends."
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
   said   
"Words Without Actions Are the Assassins of Idealism"
Herman Melville
   said   
"I Whaleship Was My Yale College and My Harvard"
American novelist and poet, in Moby Dick
H. G. Wells
   said   
"Human History Becomes More and More a Race Between Education and Catastrophe"
English writer best known for such science fiction novels
H. G. Wells
   said   
"Moral Indignation is Jealously With a Halo"
English writer, best known for such science fiction novels
Hillaire Belloc
   said   
"Never Could an Increase of Comfort or Security Be a Sufficient Good to Be Bought at the Price of Liberty"
French-born British writer
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"All Men Are Frauds. The Only Difference Between Them is That Some Admit It. I Myself Deny It."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"Conscience: the Inner Voice Which Warns Us That Someone May Be Looking"
American journalist and literary critic
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"Conscience is a Mother-in-law Whose Visit Never Ends."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"Criticism is Prejudice Made Plausible."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"A Cynic is a Man Who, when He Smells Flowers, Looks Around for a Coffin."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"A Judge is a Law Student Who Marks His Own Examination Papers."
US editor
H. L. Mencken
   said   
"Love is the Triumph of Imagination over Intelligence"
German American, journalist, satirist
Horace Mann
   said   
"It is Well to Think Well. It is Divine to Act Well"
American Educator
Horace
   said   
"No Verse Can Give Pleasure for Long, nor Last, That is Written by Drinkers of Water"
Latin lyric poet
H. P. Lovecraft
   said   
"The Most Merciful Thing in the World ... is the Inability of the Human Mind to Correlate All Its Contents"
American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction
Hubert H. Humphrey
   said   
"Behind Every Successful Man Stands a Surprised Mother-in-law"
38th Vice President of the United States
Hunter S. Thompson
   said   
"I Hate to Advocate Drugs, Alcohol, Violence or Insanity to Anyone, but They've Always Worked for Me"
Ian L. Fleming
   said   
"I Shall Not Waste My Days in Trying to Prolong Them"
English author, journalist and Second World War Navy Commander
Iris Murdoch
   said   
"Every Man Needs Two Women, a Quiet Home-maker, and a Thrilling Nymph"
English novelist and philosopher
Iris Murdoch
   said   
"Writing is Like Getting Married. One Should Never Commit Oneself Until One is Amazed at One’s Luck"
British novelist and philosopher
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"I Do Not Fear Computers. I Fear the Lack of Them"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"If Knowledge Can Create Problems, It is Not Through Ignorance That We Can Solve Them"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"It Pays to Be Obvious, Especially if You Have a Reputation for Subtlety"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"I Write for the Same Reason I Breathe – Because if I Didn’t, I Would Die"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"Life is Pleasant. Death is Peaceful. It’s the Transition That’s Troublesome"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"Part of the Inhumanity of the Computer is That Once It is Competently Programmed and Working Smoothly, It is Completely Honest"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Asimov
   said   
"Violence is the Last Refuge of the Incompetent"
Russian-born American biochemist and writer
Isaac Newton
   said   
"I Seem to Have Been Like a Child Playing on the Sea Shore, Finding Now and then a Prettier Shell Than Ordinary, Whilst the Great Ocean of Truth Lay Undiscovered Before Me"
English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian
Jack Dempsey
   said   
"A Champion is Someone Who Gets up when He Can't."
Jack Dempsey
   said   
"Honey, I Just Forgot to Duck."
To his wife, on losing the World Heavyweight title.
Jack Dempsey
   said   
"Tell Him He Can Have My Title, but I Want It Back in the Morning."
Jackie Kennedy
   said   
"A Camel Makes an Elephant Feel Like a Jet Plane"
First Lady of the United States and Book Editor
Jackie Kennedy
   said   
"The First Time You Marry for Love, the Second for Money, and the Third for Companionship"
First Lady of the United States and Book Editor
Jackie Kennedy
   said   
"I Want Minimum Information Given With Maximum Politeness"
First Lady of the United States and Book Editor
Jackie Kennedy
   said   
"The One Thing I Do Not Want to Be Called is First Lady. It Sounds Like a Saddle Horse"
First Lady of the United States and Book Editor


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