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  1.  A lawful kiss is never worth as much as a stolen one. — Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893)

  2.  Nobody works harder than a curious kid. — David "Doc" Searls (1947- )

  3.  The difference between information and knowledge is subtle but important. Knowledge is what you do with information. Knowledge is how you make meaning out of information. — James Hilton in The Future for Higher Education: Sunrise or Perfect Storm?

  4.  Politicians can make us more fearful and thereby be disablers, or they can inspire us and thereby be enablers. — Thomas L. Friedman (1953- ) in The World Is Flat

  5.  I believe with Schopenhauer that one of the strongest motives that leads men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955) in Ideas and Opinions

  6.  The first rule of intelligent tinkering is save all the pieces. — Aldo Leopold (1887-1948) as quoted by Glenn Prickett

  7.  Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right and the other is the husband. — Unknown

  8.  Everyone has to offer his sacrifice at the altar of stupidity from time to time, for the amusement of God and man. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955) in a letter to Max and Hedwig Born, September 9, 1920

  9.  Don't be yourself. Be someone a little nicer. — Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983)

  10.  Be frank and explicit with your lawyer... It will then be his job to make everything confused. — Unknown

  11.  Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, our one duty is to furnish it well. — Peter Ustinov (1921-2004)

  12.  It's like, at the end, there's this surprise quiz: Am I proud of me? I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth what I paid? — Richard Bach (1936- )

  13.  The best work is done with the heart breaking, or overflowing. — Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983)

  14.  The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children. — Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

  15.  We love flattery, even though we are not deceived by it, because it shows that we are of importance enough to be courted. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  16.  All religions are the same: religion is basically guilt, with different holidays. — Cathy Ladman

  17.  Books are the compasses and telescopes and sextants and charts which other men have prepared to help us navigate the dangerous seas of human life. — Jesse Lee Bennett (1885-1931)

  18.  Marriage is two people agreeing to tell the same lie. — Karen Durbin (1944- )

  19.  The greatest souls are capable of the greatest vices as well as the greatest virtues. — René Descartes (1596-1650)

  20.  History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. — Abba Eban (1915-2002)

  21.  Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. — Edward de Bono (1933- )

  22.  Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. — John Galsworthy (1867-1933)

  23.  War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. — Erasmus of Rotterdam (Geer Geertsz, 1466 - 1536)

  24.  A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually. — Abba Eban (1915-2002)

  25.  The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been derided as fools and madmen. — Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

  26.  Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast. — Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

  27.  You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked a clear question. — Albert Camus (1913-1960)

  28.  Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather, 'I have found a truth.' — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  29.  All would live long, but none would be old. — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

  30.  You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. — Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

  31.  Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your house. — David Frost (1939- )

  32.  Infidel, n. In New York, one who does not believe in the Christian religion; in Constantinople, one who does. — Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

  33.  Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase. — John Balguy (1686-1748)

  34.  If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke. — Brendan Francis Behan (1923-1964)

  35.  What we call 'progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. — Havelock Ellis (1859-1939)

  36.  I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there; I went to the temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys, but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Kaaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers, but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart, and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him; He was nowhere else to be found. — Jalaluddin Rumi, Poet and Mystic (1207-1273)

  37.  Peace within oneself is necessary to counteract the terror messages with which the powers-that-be try to aggravate everyone's lives. — Arturo Paoli (1912- )

  38.  A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. — Robert Frost (1874-1963)

  39.  It is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their times. — Thomas Brackett Reed (1839-1902)

  40.  No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power. — P.J. O'Rourke (1947- )

  41.  When one teaches, two learn. — Robert Half (1918- )

  42.  Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. — Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

  43.  Unless a good deed is voluntary, it has no moral significance. — Everett Dean Martin (1880-1941)

  44.  Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all: the conscientious historian will correct these defects. — Herodotus (c. 484 BC - c. 425 BC)

  45.  Be a lamp, or a lifeboat, or a ladder. Help someone's soul heal. Walk out of your house like a shepherd. — Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)

  46.  The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives. — Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

  47.  A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  48.  Persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. — Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957)

  49.  The real measure of our wealth is how much we'd be worth if we lost all our money. — John Henry Jowett (1864-1923)

  50.  We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run. — Roy Amara (1925-2007)

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  51.  Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge. — Paul Gauguin (1848-1903)

  52.  A technology changes the choices one makes or can make. — Richard E. Neustadt (1919-2003) and Ernest R. May (1928-2009) in Thinking in Time—History for Decision Makers

  53.  The worst disability is a bad attitude. — Michael Muir (1953- )

  54.  God does not bring two people together for the benefit of just one. — Rosemary West

  55.  A sign of old age: One day you look in the mirror and realize the face you are shaving is your father's. — Unknown

  56.  You might influence your yard, but you can't control it. — George Blooston

  57.  Marriage is difficult. But the thing has to be gone through. — Josephine Nivison Hopper (1883-1968)

  58.  If voting changed anything, they would make it illegal. — Unknown

  59.  The most futile thing in this world is any attempt, perhaps, at exact definition of character. All individuals are a bundle of contradictions—none more so than the most capable. — Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)

  60.  Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. — John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)

  61.  The quality of our thoughts is bordered on all sides by our facility with language. — J. Michael Straczynski (1954- )

  62.  That is a good book which is opened with expectation, and closed with delight and profit. — Amos Bronson Alcott (1799-1888)

  63.  Making mistakes is not a problem, not catching those mistakes is where the trouble starts. — Ed Berger

  64.  Every man's memory is his private literature. — Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

  65.  Few things are as immutable as the addiction of political groups to the ideas by which they have won office. — John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)

  66.  To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none. — Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

  67.  A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. — Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

  68.  Some smiles are not happy smiles, rather are they a way of crying with kindness. — Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957)

  69.  As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. — Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

  70.  That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history. — Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

  71.  Wag more—bark less. — Bumper Sticker

  72.  The most civilized people are as near to barbarism as the most polished steel is to rust. Nations, like metals, have only a superficial brilliancy. — Antoine de Rivarol(1753-1801)

  73.  Love involves a peculiar, unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding. — Diane Arbus (1923-1971)

  74.  That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. — James Kern Feibleman (1904-1987)

  75.  It's difficult not to have a desire for someone else's woman; those belonging to nobody are, after all, not very attractive. — Enzo Biagi (1920-2007)

  76.  The good thing about democracy is just this: everyone can say their piece but there's no need to listen to them. — Enzo Biagi (1920-2007)

  77.  Do something for somebody every day for which you do not get paid. — Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

  78.  Once a piece of music is released into the world, it can take on a life of its own rather different from any its creator could have expected. — Kenneth Hamilton in After the Golden Age

  79.  [Modern recordings] have conditioned audiences to expect an inhuman degree of peformance accuracy, comparable to what a recording studio's editing team can produce by patching together the best moments from multiple takes. — James F. Penrose in "What Music Has Lost" from The Wall Street Journal Online

  80.  There exists in human nature a strong propensity to depreciate the advantages, and to magnify the evils, of the present times. — Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) in The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  81.  Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think. — Jean de la Bruyere (1645-1696)

  82.  Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. — William James (1842-1910)

  83.  The fire which enlightens is the same fire which consumes. — Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

  84.  To hurry pain is to leave a classroom still in session. To prolong pain is to remain seated in a vacated classroom and miss the next lesson. — Yahia Lababidi (1973- ) in Signposts to Elsewhere

  85.  The problem for the Western world is that it has incentivized non-productivity on an industrial scale. For large numbers at the lower end of the spectrum (still quaintly referred to by British reporters as "working class", the ritual of work "of lifetime employment as a normal feature of life" has been all but bred out by multigenerational dependency. At the upper end of the spectrum, too many of us seem to regard an advanced Western society as the geopolitical version of a lavishly endowed charitable foundation that funds somnolent programming on NPR. — Mark Steyn (1959- ) in The Desperation-of-Deprivation Myth (National Review Online)

  86.  A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was. — Joseph Hall (1574-1656)

  87.  A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born. — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935)

  88.  Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" Vanity asks the question, "Is it popular?" But, conscience asks the question, "Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

  89.  In the youth of a state arms do flourish; in the middle age of a state, learning; and then both of them together for a time; in the declining age of a state, mechanical arts and merchandise. — Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

  90.  Who breaks the thread, the one who pulls, the one who holds on? — James Richardson (1950- )

  91.  Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period. — Nicholas Sparks (1965- )

  92.  A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. — Jose Bergamin (1895-1983)

  93.  The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. — Voltaire (1694-1778)

  94.   One cannot look into other people's souls, everyone is a secret to others. However sympathetic we may find them, it is possible that they will be responsible for the most terrible disappointment. — Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929- )

  95.  The greatest joys are those that are shared. — Leon Fleisher (1928- )

  96.  Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. — Jeanette Lawrensen

  97.  Only the pure of heart can make good soup. — Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

  98.  I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for. Perfection is God's business. — Michael J. Fox (1961- )

  99.  All of us... when we think we are talking most intimately to someone else, are actually addressing an image we have of the person to whom we believe we speak. — Gene Wolfe (1931- ) in The Sword of the Lictor

  100.  You can't stay young forever, but you can be immature for the rest of your life. — Internet Graffito

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  101.  For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of potential happiness. — Quoted by Miriam Herwig

  102.  If you believe something, then you don't need proof of it, and if you have proof, you don't need to believe. — Maria Spiropulu (1970- ) in What We Believe but Cannot Prove

  103.  Real heroes don't save the world, they serve the world. — Quoted by Linda Bird

  104.  When you walk through the world feeling you are 'more than' rather than 'less than', more will come to you. Confidence is contagious; it will bring more into your life. — Suze Orman (1951- )

  105.  Be mindful of the link between action and outcome. Ask yourself: "If I repeat today's action 365 times, will I be where I want to be in a year?" — Roz Savage (1967- )

  106.  Think before you speak, but don't speak all you think. — Maida Villasensor

  107.  Sadness, fear, frustration or any troubling feeling cannot last. Nature doesn't create a storm that never ends. — Wayne Dyer (1940- )

  108.  The things we love in others and admire in ourselves spring from things we do not see and seldom think about. — Gene Wolfe (1931- ) in Citadel of the Autarch

  109.  Life would be infinitely happier if we could be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen. — Internet Graffito

  110.  If you start being afraid of the dark, next thing you'll be afraid of twilight. — Jeff (1958- ) and Bil Keane (1922- ) in Family Circus

  111.  The modern trouble is not the use of machinery but the abuse of it. — Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) [Furniture Designer and Manufacturer]

  112.  Another thing cooking is, or can be, is a way to honor the things we're eating, the animals and plants and fungi that have been sacrificed to gratify our needs and desires, as well as the places and the people that produced them. — Michael Pollan (1955- ) in The Omnivore's Dilemma

  113.  Richness does not entail luxury nor simplicity cheapness. — Gustav Stickley (1858-1942) [Furniture Designer and Manufacturer]

  114.  A rich person is not one who has the most but the one who needs the least. — Unknown

  115.  There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. — Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946)

  116.  A writer—and, I believe, generally all persons—must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art. — Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986)

  117.  Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. — Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)

  118.  Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast possession of definition. — Eli Khamarov (1948- )

  119.  Why is it that one can look at a lion or a planet or an owl or at someone's finger as long as one pleases, but looking into the eyes of another person is, if prolonged past a second, a perilous affair? — Walker Percy (1916-1990)

  120.  Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They're a different breed of dog. — Josh Billings (1818-1885)

  121.  Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength. — Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

  122.  For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. — Doug Larson (1926- )

  123.  It is also a victory to know when to retreat. — Erno Paasilinna (1935-2000)

  124.  There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for. — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

  125.  The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. — Walter Scott (1771-1832)

  126.  The only thing one can give an artist is leisure in which to work. To give an artist leisure is actually to take part in his creation. — Ezra Pound (1885-1972)

  127.  It was our own moral failure and not any accident of chance, that while preserving the appearance of the Republic we lost its reality. — Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC)

  128.  Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect. — Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)

  129.  If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1945)

  130.  The struggle with evil by means of violence is the same as an attempt to stop a cloud, in order that there may be no rain. — Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

  131.  Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  132.  We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others. — Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

  133.  Everyone says, "You can't impose democracy." Actually, you don't have to impose democracy. What you have to impose is tyranny. People naturally want democracy, or at least decent governance, and a say in their own affairs and destinies. You don't have to impose democracy. You have to allow it. Tyranny, you have to impose — as brutes do, all the world over. — Condoleezza Rice (1954- ) as paraphrased by Jay Nordlinger (1963- ) in "Impromptus: Prague Journal, Part III" National Review Online July 7, 2011

  134.  It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  135.  Forever is a long, long time—but not as long as it was yesterday. — Jeff (1958- ) and Bil (1922- ) Keane in Family Circus

  136.  It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. — Moliere [Jean Baptiste Poquelin] (1622-1673)

  137.  We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. — Stewart I. Udall (1920-2010)

  138.  It is the certainty that they possess the truth that makes men cruel. — Anatole France (1844-1924)

  139.  Modern English is the Wal-Mart of languages: convenient, huge, hard to avoid, superficially friendly, and devouring all rivals in its eagerness to expand. — Mark Abley (1955- )

  140.  The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. — M. Scott Peck (1936-2005)

  141.  I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. — Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

  142.  The primary reason to study Blake and Dickinson and Freud and Dickens is not to become more cultivated, or more articulate, or to be someone who at a cocktail party is never embarrassed (but can embarrass others). The ultimate reason to read them is to see if they may know you better than you know yourself. They may help you to cut through established opinion — doxa — about who you are and what the world is. They may give you new ways of seeing and saying things, and those ways may be truer for you than the ones that you grew up with. Genuine education is a process that gives students a second chance. They've been socialized once by their parents and teachers; now it's time for a second, maybe a better, shot. — Mark Edmundson (1952- )

  143.  There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life—happiness, freedom, and peace of mind—are always attained by giving them to someone else. — General Peyton C. March (1864-1955)

  144.  Be not too hasty to trust or admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels but they live like men. — Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

  145.  Nothing is ever as beautiful as its abstraction seen through the rose-colored glasses of anticipation. — Kai Krause (1957- ) in What We Believe But Cannot Prove

  146.  I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. — Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)

  147.  We should try to be the parents of our future rather than the offspring of our past. — Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936)

  148.  It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards. — Baltasar Gracian (1601-1658)

  149.  Having been unable to strengthen justice, we have justified strength. — Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)

  150.  We are all equal before the law, but not before those appointed to apply it. — Stanislaw J. Lec (1909-1966)

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  151.  All living souls welcome whatever they are ready to cope with; all else they ignore, or pronounce to be monstrous and wrong, or deny to be possible. — George Santayana (1863-1952)

  152.  A good listener helps us overhear ourselves. — Yahia Lababidi (1973- ) in Signposts to Elsewhere

  153.  Prevention saves lives; it is the right thing to do. But prevention does not save money. Can't be true? But it is. We prevent one disease just long enough to get another one, and dying in the future is more expensive, as health care costs increase more rapidly than other costs. — Arthur Garson, Jr. (1948- )

  154.  Evil is like a shadow—it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it. — Shakti Gawain (1948- )

  155.  To freely bloom—that is my definition of success. — Gerry Spence (1929- )

  156.  One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment. — Hart Crane (1899-1932)

  157.  If a man would 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 (1667-1745)

  158.  The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed—and hence clamorous to be led to safety—by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. — H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

  159.  The door of a bigoted mind opens outwards so that the only result of the pressure of facts upon it is to close it more snugly. — Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

  160.  We all have handicaps. The difference is that some of us must reveal ours, while others must conceal theirs, to be treated with mercy. — Yahia Lababidi (1973- ) in Signposts to Elsewhere

  161.  Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. — Elie Wiesel (1928- )

  162.  He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. — Horace [Quintus Horatius Flaccus] (65-8 BC)

  163.  I find it difficult to feel responsible for the suffering of others. That's why I find war so hard to bear. It's the same with animals: I feel the less harm I do, the lighter my heart. I love a light heart. And when I know I'm causing suffering, I feel the heaviness of it. It's a physical pain. So it's self-interest that I don't want to cause harm. — Alice Walker (1944- )

  164.  Our heads are round so that thoughts can change direction. — Francis Picabia (1879-1953)

  165.  The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human. — Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

  166.  Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. — St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430)

  167.  I need someone to protect me from all the measures they take in order to protect me. — Banksy [Street Artist] (~1970s- )

  168.  Faith which does not doubt is dead faith. — Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936)

  169.  Knowing what / Thou knowest not / Is in a sense / Omniscience. — Piet Hein (1905-1996)

  170.  For money you can have everything it is said. No that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money. — Arne Garborg (1851-1924)

  171.  I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation, whose purposes are modeled after our own—a God, in short, who is but a reflection of human frailty. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  172.  What the mind doesn't understand, it worships or fears. — Alice Walker (1944- )

  173.  The man who can make others laugh secures more votes for a measure than the man who forces them to think. — Malcolm De Chazal (1902-1981)

  174.  I cannot conceive otherwise than that He, the Infinite Father, expects or requires no worship or praise from us, but that He is even infinitely above it. — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

  175.  In those parts of the world where learning and science have prevailed, miracles have ceased; but in those parts of it as are barbarous and ignorant, miracles are still in vogue. — Ethan Allen (1738-1789)

  176.  Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason. — Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

  177.  Strange is the boy who doesn't love a band. — John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) in Marching Along

  178.  Men's minds are raised to the level of the women with whom they associate. — Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)

  179.  You can never get a cup of tea large enough, or a book long enough, to suit me. — C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

  180.  Enjoy the little things in Life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things. — Robert Brault

  181.  Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. — Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  182.  If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart, if someone's burden was lighter because you did your part, if you caused a laugh that chased a tear away, if tonight your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray, then your day was well spent. — Anonymous

  183.  A baggage porter once asked John Philip Sousa how he wrote a march. Sousa replied, "It is conceived; that is all I know about it. I know what you mean, of course, and I am afraid that I cannot answer your question more satisfactorily. The musician is actuated by a power beyond himself, so fleeting and intangible that it cannot be explained and I can only call it inspiration." — John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) in Marching Along

  184.  Year after year, cookbooks and diet books are the biggest sellers—how not to eat it once you've learned how to cook it. — Andy Rooney (1919- ) on 60 Minutes

  185.  Being young, I was extremely stern at rehearsals. It is wonderful the amount of drilling competent people will take. Only the stupid, vain ones, who are ill-equipped for the work anyway, get "hot under the collar" at correction or reproof. — John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) in Marching Along

  186.  Don't confuse what you have a right to do with what's right to do. — William Bennett (1943- )

  187.  I fancy musicians still entertain a vague idea that a military band is inferior to the symphony orchestra; inferior it is not. It is simply different. — John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) in Marching Along

  188.  It seems certain, likewise, that in the first two years of life, even though one retains no explicit memories [Freud called this infantile amnesia], deep emotional memories or associations are nevertheless being made in the limbic system and other regions of the brain where emotions are represented—and these emotional memories may determine one's behavior for a lifetime. — Oliver Sacks (1933- ) in Musicophilia - Tales of Music and the Brain

  189.  Like cars in amusement parks, our direction is often determined through collisions. — Yahia Lababidi (1973- )

  190.  Power is only important as an instrument for service to the powerless. — Lech Walesa (1943- )

  191.  Pride, like laudanum and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large, quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others. — Frederick Saunders (1879-1947)

  192.  It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth. — John Locke (1632-1704)

  193.  Language is the amber in which a thousand precious and subtle thoughts have been safely embedded and preserved. — Richard C. Trench (1807-1886)

  194.  To profess to be doing God's will is a form of megalomania. — Joseph Prescott (1913-2001)

  195.  The whole future of the welfare state depends on how poverty is defined. "The poor" are the human shields behind whom advocates of ever bigger spending for ever bigger government advance toward their goal. — Thomas Sowell (1930- )in "Political Poverty" Blog Post, August 3, 2011

  196.  Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. — Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

  197.  I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

  198.  If a baseball player slides into home plate and, right before the umpire rules if he is safe or out, the player says to the umpire 'Here is $1,000.' what would we call that? We would call that a bribe. If a lawyer was arguing a case before a judge and said, 'Your honor before you decide on the guilt or innocence of my client, here is $1,000.' What would we call that? We would call that a bribe. But if an industry lobbyist walks into the office of a key legislator and hands her or him a check for $1,000, we call that a campaign contribution. We should call it a bribe. — Janice Fine

  199.  The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. — Henny Youngman (1906-1998)

  200.  Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. — Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

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  201. Hold me in peace while sleeping. Wake me with the sun's smiling. With pure water slake my thirst. Let me be merry in your love. — Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007)

  202.  If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself. — American Indian Proverb

  203.  Before eating, always take a little time to thank the food. — American Indian Proverb

  204.  Doc, why is it that when I speak to God it's a prayer, and when God speaks to me it's schizophrenia? — Russian Joke

  205.  Myth: we have to save the earth. Frankly, the earth doesn't need to be saved. Nature doesn't give a hoot if human beings are here or not. The planet has survived cataclysmic and catastrophic changes for millions upon millions of years. Over that time, it is widely believed, 99 percent of all species have come and gone while the planet has remained. Saving the environment is really about saving our environment—making it safe for ourselves, our children, and the world as we know it. If more people saw the issue as one of saving themselves, we would probably see increased motivation and commitment to actually do so. — Robert M. Lilienfeld (1953- ) and William L. Rathje (1945- )

  206.  Each morning puts a man on trial and each evening passes judgment. — Roy L. Smith (1930-1998)

  207.  A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. — Michael Pollan (1955- )

  208.  Alas, arguments do not prevail with the political class based on reason and evidence. Arguments prevail based on their political salability. — Holman W. Jenkins, Jr.

  209.  Every disease is a musical problem; every cure is a musical solution. — Novalis [Friedrich von Hardenberg] (1772-1801)

  210.  Time is inner space — space is outer time. — Novalis [Friedrich von Hardenberg] (1772-1801)

  211.  All men—whether they go by the name of Americans or Russians or Chinese or British or Malayans or Indians or Africans—have obligations to one another that transcend their obligations to their sovereign societies. — Norman Cousins (1915-1990)

  212.  The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else. — John Updike (1932-2009)

  213.  The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. — e.e. cummings (1894-1962)

  214.  I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I wouldn't have signed up in the first place! — Unknown

  215.  Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference. — Unknown

  216.  The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness. — John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006)

  217.  The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor creates a war betwixt princes. — Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

  218.  Memories are interpreted like dreams. — Leo Longanesi (1905-1957)

  219.  All know that the drop merges into the ocean but few know that the ocean merges into the drop. — Kabir (Late 15th Century)

  220.  The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. — Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

  221.  What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy? — Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

  222.  Trust is the first step to love. — Munshi Premchand (1880-1936)

  223.  Eyes are vocal, tears have tongues, and there are words not made with lungs. — Richard Crashaw (c.1613-1649)

  224.  All the men on earth, with all their power, and all their wit, are not able to recall one minute that is gone. — Richard Baxter (1615-1691)

  225.  The people who burned witches at the stake never for one moment thought of their act as violence; rather they thought of it as an act of divinely mandated righteousness. The same can be said of most of the violence we humans have ever committed. — Gil Bailie

  226.  Religions are not revealed: they are evolved. If a religion were revealed by God, that religion would be perfect in whole and in part, and would be as perfect at the first moment of its revelation as after ten thousand years of practice. There has never been a religion which fulfills those conditions. — Robert Blatchford (1851-1943)

  227.  What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? — Adam Smith (1723-1790)

  228.  He who wants to accomplish finds a way. He who doesn't finds an excuse. — Hector D. Cantu (1961- ) and Carlos Castellanos (c.1960- ) in Baldo (Cartoon)

  229.  There is no religion without love, and people may talk as much as they like about their religion, but if it does not teach them to be good and kind to other animals as well as humans, it is all a sham. — Anna Sewell (1820-1878)

  230.  The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. — Wilhelm Stekel (1868-1940)

  231.  Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness, of a belief. — Arthur Schnitzler (1862-1931)

  232.  Whenever two people meet, there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself, each man as the other person sees him, and each man as he really is. — William James (1842-1910)

  233.  This country will not be a permanently good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a reasonably good place for all of us to live in. — Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

  234.  I protect my right to be a Catholic by preserving your right to believe as a Jew, a Protestant, or non-believer, or as anything else you choose. We know that the price of seeking to force our beliefs on others is that they might some day force theirs on us. — Mario Cuomo (1932- )

  235.  The man who is always waving the flag usually waives what it stands for. — Laurence J. Peter (1919-1990)

  236.  The only gift is giving to the poor; all else is exchange. — Thiruvalluvar (1st Century AD ?)

  237.  What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another. — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

  238.  The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth. — Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799)

  239.  Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

  240.  There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers. — Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

  241.  Men build too many walls and not enough bridges. — Isaac Newton (1643-1727)

  242.  Journalists do not believe the lies of politicians, but they do repeat them—which is even worse! — Michel Colucci (1944-1986)

  243.  One should count each day a separate life. — Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c.1 BC-65 AD)

  244.  True remorse is never just a regret over consequences; it is a regret over motive. — Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983)

  245.  For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance. — Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983)

  246.  We all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair. — Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983)

  247.  If the truth doesn't save us, what does that say about us? — Lois McMaster Bujold (1949- )

  248.  In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. — Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899)

  249.  Experience has shown, time and again, that the government can only ensure equal opportunities. It cannot compel equal outcomes. That's the work of generations... — Mark Goldblatt (1957- ) in National Review Online

  250.  That's the nature of childhood—the countless individual droplets of events join quietly and seamlessly to form an ocean of experience upon which floats one's adulthood. Childhood supports everything else but itself resides mostly unseen and unrecalled except for a few momentous waves that occasionally wash to and fro in one's consciousness. — Fred O'Bryant (1949- ) in Tales of an Arkansas Traveler

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  251.  It is our choices... that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. — J. K. Rowling (1965- )

  252.  Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. — George Burns (1896-1996)

  253.  We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

  254.  Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning. — Bill Gates (1955- )

  255.  Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people. — Barbara Bush (1925- )

  256.  Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. — Doug Larson (1926- )

  257.  A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else. — Len Wein (1948- )

  258.  Spring is wonderful. It makes you feel young enough to do all the things you're old enough to know you can't. — Franklin P. Jones (1908-1980)

  259.  Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. — Lou Holtz (1937- )

  260.  Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  261.  Fools live to regret their words, wise men to regret their silence. — Will Henry (1912-1991)

  262.  You miss 100% of the shots you never take. — Wayne Gretzky (1961- )

  263.  Be careful of your thoughts; they may become words at any moment. — Iara Gassen

  264.  Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations and small needs. — William Howard Stein (1911-1980)

  265.  If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right. — Mary Kay Ash (1918-2001)

  266.  Failure is an event, never a person. — William D. Brown

  267.  Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. — Confucius (551-479 BC)

  268.  A professional is a man who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it. — Alistair Cooke (1908-2004)

  269.  Accept that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue. — Roger C. Anderson

  270.  Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. — Chinese Proverb

  271.  Do not fear what may happen tomorrow. The same loving Father who cares for you today, will care for you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings. — Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

  272.  In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose. — Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine, mystic (1782-1857)

  273.  We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice — that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.' — Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)

  274.  A man should live with his superiors as he does with his fire: not too near, lest he burn; nor too far off, lest he freeze. — Diogenes (c.412-323 BC)

  275.  Truth, in matters of religion, is simply the opinion that has survived. — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

  276.  Oh, it is excellent to have a giant's strength; but it is tyrannous to use it like a giant. — William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  277.  Oh, how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living! — Philip of Macedon (382-336 BC)

  278.  Oh, would that my mind could let fall its dead ideas, as the tree does its withered leaves! — André Gide (1869-1951)

  279.  Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? — Epicurus (341-270 BC)

  280.  Although a democracy must often fight with one hand tied behind its back, it nonetheless has the upper hand. — Aharon Barak (1936- )

  281.  We hand folks over to God's mercy, and show none ourselves. — George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880)

  282.  Not thinking critically, I assumed that the "successful" prayers were proof that God answers prayer while the failures were proof that there was something wrong with me. — Dan Barker (1949- )

  283.  Gravy is what you pour over healthy food to make it edible. — Jenny Campbell (c.1957- ) in Flo and Friends Cartoon

  284.  While college students may be computer-literate, they are not, as a rule, research-literate. And there's a huge difference between the two. — Todd Gilman

  285.  You're not going to see your dreams come true if you don't put wings, legs and arms, hands and feet on 'em. — Dolly Parton (1946- )

  286.  All high truth is poetry. Take the results of science: they glow with beauty, cold and hard as are the methods of reaching them. — Charles Buxton (1823-1871)

  287.  Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others? — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

  288.  He who sees a need and waits to be asked for help is as unkind as if he had refused it. — Dante Alighieri (c.1265-1321)

  289.  Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is. — Jean Anouilh (1910-1987)

  290.  If your morals make you dreary, depend on it they are wrong. — Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

  291.  Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fire. — Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

  292.  That sorrow which is the harbinger of joy is preferable to the joy which is followed by sorrow. — Saadi, poet (c.1213-1291)

  293.  All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. — Anatole France (1844-1924)

  294.  Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners. — Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas de Chamfort (1741-1794)

  295.  Is not dread of thirst when your well is full, thirst that is unquenchable? — Khalil Gibran (1883-1931)

  296.  Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. — Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)

  297.  Solitude has but one disadvantage; it is apt to give one too high an opinion of one's self. In the world we are sure to be often reminded of every known or supposed defect we may have. — George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

  298.  In my youth I thought of writing a satire on mankind; but now in my age I think I should write an apology for them. — Horace Walpole (1717-1797)

  299.  The best armor is to keep out of gunshot. — Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

  300.  Silence is the severest criticism. — Charles Buxton (1823-1871)

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  301.  It is good to rub and polish your mind against that of others. — Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592)

  302.  God is usually on the side of the big squadrons against the small. — Comte Roger de Bussy-Rabutin (1618-1693)

  303.  I had rather take my chance that some traitors will escape detection than spread abroad a spirit of general suspicion and distrust, which accepts rumor and gossip in place of undismayed and unintimidated inquiry. — Learned Hand (1872-1961)

  304.  Good and evil grow up together and are bound in an equilibrium that cannot be sundered. The most we can do is try to tilt the equilibrium toward the good. — Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

  305.  I used to think that people who regarded everyone benignly were a mite simple or oblivious or just plain lax — until I tried it myself. Then I realized that they made it only look easy. Even the Berditchever Rebbe, revered as a man who could strike a rock and bring forth a stream, was continually honing his intentions. "Until I remove the thread of hatred from my heart," he said of his daily meditations, "I am, in my own eyes, as if I did not exist." — Marc Barasch (1949- )

  306.  A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers. — Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)

  307.  We are reformers in spring and summer; in autumn and winter we stand by the old — reformers in the morning, conservatives at night. Reform is affirmative, conservatism is negative; conservatism goes for comfort, reform for truth. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  308.  There will be no Homeland Security until we realize that the entire planet is our homeland. Every sentient being in the world must feel secure. — John Perkins (1945- )

  309.  What you cannot enforce, do not command. — Sophocles (c.497-c.406 BC)

  310.  Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth. — Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)

  311.  Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons. — Douglas Adams (1952-2001)

  312.  Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. — Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

  313.  Being a parent is wanting to hug and strangle your kid at the same time. — Bill Watterson (1958- ) in Calvin and Hobbes cartoon

  314.  Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry. — Terry Pratchett (1948-2015)

  315.  All I ask is this: Do something. Try something. Speaking out, showing up, writing a letter, a check, a strongly worded e-mail. Pick a cause — there are few unworthy ones. And nudge yourself past the brink of tacit support to action. Once a month, once a year, or just once. — Joss Whedon (1964- )

  316.  Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. — Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

  317.  If a book be false in its facts, disprove them; if false in its reasoning, refute it. But for God's sake, let us freely hear both sides if we choose. — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

  318.  It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. — J. K. Rowling (1965- )

  319.  He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it — namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  320.  America, Britain, Canada, and Europe are operating on a defective business model: Not enough of us do not enough productive work for not enough of our lives. — Mark Steyn (1959- ) in The Desperation-of-Deprivation Myth (National Review Online)

  321.  The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. — Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

  322.  Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful. — John R. Wooden (1910-2010)

  323.  I child-proofed the house — but they STILL get in! — Bumper Sticker

  324.  Let no man pull you low enough to hate him. — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

  325.  It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them. — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

  326.  In one and the same fire, clay grows hard and wax melts. — Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

  327.  Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. — Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

  328.  Plenty of kind, decent, caring people have no religious beliefs, and they act out of the goodness of their hearts. Conversely, plenty of people who profess to be religious, even those who worship regularly, show no particular interest in the world beyond themselves. — John Danforth (1936- )

  329.  Ultimately, our choice is to give up Utopian quests or give up our freedom. This has been recognized for centuries by some, but many others have not yet faced that reality, even today. If you think government should "do something" about anything that ticks you off, or anything you want and don't have, then you have made your choice between Utopia and freedom. — Thomas Sowell (1930- )

  330.  It is no inconsiderable part of wisdom, to know how much of an evil ought to be tolerated. — Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

  331.  Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. — Robert Orben (1927- )

  332.  On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow. — Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

  333.  The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  334.  There is usually only a limited amount of damage that can be done by dull or stupid people. For creating a truly monumental disaster, you need people with high IQs. — Thomas Sowell (1930- )

  335.  It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. — William G. McAdoo (1863-1941)

  336.  Have the fearless attitude of a hero and the loving heart of a child. — Ancient Sanskrit

  337.  Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. — Lao Tzu (6th Century BC?)

  338.  We are what we think, all that arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable. — The Buddha (c.563-483 BC)

  339.  He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened. — Lao Tzu (6th Century BC?)

  340.  Understanding and love are values that transcend dogma. — Thich Nhat Hanh (1926- )

  341.  A statement about luck is a statement about the mind, not about the world... We find what seems to have been the lucky break or the big mistake, and so we thank our lucky stars that we took the road less traveled or curse the fates that sent that little wavelet that flipped us on our backs. With hindsight, we seem to see that everything preceding the pivotal point was leading up to it, tending toward it, and that everything following grew from it. To any observer outside the lucky one himself however, luck is simply chance. Chance is neutral. — Eric Kraft (1944- ) in Brothers and Beasts: An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales

  342.  Togetherness arises out of separateness. To find togetherness, begin with separateness. In this way there can be both togetherness and separateness. — The Buddha (c.563-483 BC)

  343.  The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive. — Thich Nhat Hanh (1926- )

  344.  Who makes a show of himself, does not shine. Who affirms himself, is not recognized. Who shows off, has no credit. Who brags, does not last long. — Lao Tzu (6th Century BC?)

  345.  If you know the power of a generous heart, you will not let a single meal pass without giving to others. — The Buddha (c.563-483 BC)

  346.  The most important thing about quests, he decided, was not in finding what you went looking for, but in finding what you never could have imagined before you ventured forth. — Lois McMaster Bujold (1949- ) in The Sharing Knife: Passages

  347.  Nothing worth doing is fun all the time. But it's still worth doing all the time. — Lois McMaster Bujold (1949- ) in The Sharing Knife: Passages

  348.  Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science fiction is the improbable made possible. — Rod Serling (1924-1975)

  349.  The Internet has provided us with an almost unlimited amount of information, but the speed at which it works—and we work through it—has deprived us of its benefits. — John Freeman (1974- )

  350.  Remarkable coincidences sometimes happen when you're ready for them. — Josephine Humphreys (1945- )

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  351.  The need to communicate with a well-educated, feminine soul is so urgent, salutary, and natural to me that I view it as a very defined feature of my life. — Novalis [Friedrich von Hardenberg] (1772-1801)

  352.  When the springtime of infatuation has departed, night overwhelms... and little remains but a terrible emptiness. — Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829)

  353.  Before something can become a valuable antique, it goes through a period of being merely old. — Peter Greene in Musical Service: the Life and Times of the Franklin Silver Cornet Band

  354.  Many colleges claim that they develop "leaders". All too often, that means turning out graduates who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do. There are already too many people like that, and they are a menace to everyone else's freedom. — Thomas Sowell (1930- ) in Apothegms for the Age of Obama

  355.  Some people are so busy being clever that they don't have time enough to be wise. — Thomas Sowell (1930- ) in Apothegms for the Age of Obama

  356.  Stepping beyond your competence can be like stepping off a cliff. Too many people with brilliance and talent within some field do not realize how ignorant—or worse yet, misinformed—they are when talking like philosopher-kings about other things. — Thomas Sowell (1930- ) in Apothegms for the Age of Obama

  357.  If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them something more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them with a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it. — Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) on signing the Wilderness Act of 1964

  358.  Don't surrender your loneliness / So quickly. / Let it cut more deeply. / Let it ferment and season you / As few human / Or even divine ingredients can. — Hafez, poet (1315-1390)

  359.  We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. — Richard Dawkins (1941- )

  360.  The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. — Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

  361.  We have put elected officials in a difficult role. We distort them into service providers and suppliers. We relate to them as if we are consumers, not citizens. We want them to solve for us those issues that we should be solving for ourselves. — Peter Block (1940- )

  362.  The hours you waste stumbling over your piled debris, picking, washing, storing, re-storing, those are hours and spaces that you will never get back in a mortal lifetime. Basically, you have to curate these goods: heat them, cool them, protect them from humidity and vermin. Every moment you devote to them is lost to your children, your friends, your society, yourself. It's not bad to own fine things that you like. What you need are things that you GENUINELY like. Things that you cherish, that enhance your existence in the world. The rest is dross. — Bruce Sterling (1954- ) in The Last Viridian Note

  363.  Never compare yourself to others. You will invariably compare your weaknesses to other people's strengths. — Mary Kay Ash (1918-2001)

  364.  There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience. — Hartley Shawcross (1902-2003)

  365.  The test of a democracy is not the magnificence of buildings or the speed of automobiles or the efficiency of air transportation, but rather the care given to the welfare of all the people. — Helen Adams Keller (1880-1968)

  366.  A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect. — Unknown

  367.  It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not. — Jean de la Bruyere (1645-1696)

  368.  There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. — Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

  369.  Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. — Samuel Butler (1835-1902)

  370.  Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties. — Doug Larson (1926- )

  371.  Establishing goals is all right if you don't let them deprive you of interesting detours. — Doug Larson (1926- )

  372.  The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice. — Doug Larson (1926- )

  373.  There must be a happy medium somewhere between being totally informed and blissfully unaware. — Doug Larson (1926- )

  374.  The cardinal doctrine of a fanatic's creed is that his enemies are the enemies of God. — Andrew Dickson White (1832-1918)

  375.  One can promise actions, but not feelings, for the latter are involuntary. He who promises to love forever or hate forever or be forever faithful to someone is promising something that is not in his power. — Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900)

  376.  The greatest pain that comes from love is loving someone you can never have. — Unknown

  377.  A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it. — William Styron (1925-2006)

  378.  Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both. — Abraham Flexner (1866-1959)

  379.  Reading a book is like rewriting it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms. — Angela Carter (1940-1992)

  380.  Man can be the most affectionate and altruistic of creatures, yet he's potentially more vicious than any other. He is the only one who can be persuaded to hate millions of his own kind whom he has never seen and to kill as many as he can lay his hands on in the name of his tribe or his God. — Benjamin Spock (1903-1998)

  381.  Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  382.  The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible. — Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977)

  383.  Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones. — Marcus Aurelius (121-180)

  384.  A ruler isn't always straight. — Robert Half (1918- )

  385.  I would never read a book if it were possible for me to talk a half an hour with the man who wrote it. — Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

  386.  The truth always turns out to be simpler than you thought. — Richard Feynman (1918-1988)

  387.  It's easy to make good decisions when there are no bad options. — Robert Half (1918- )

  388.  People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can't live within its income. — Robert Half (1918- )

  389.  The search for someone to blame is always successful. — Robert Half (1918- )

  390.  And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence. — Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

  391.  The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be. — Louis de Berniere (1954- )

  392.  When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  393.  One of the problems with trying to help underdogs, especially with government programs, is that they and everyone else start to think of themselves as underdogs, focusing on their problems rather than their opportunities. Thinking of themselves as underdogs can also dissipate their energies in resentments of others rather than spending that energy making the most of their own possibilities. — Thomas Sowell (1930- )

  394.  Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. — F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)

  395.  Statistics are like bikinis—what they show is suggestive, what they hide is crucial. — Aaron Levenstein (1911-1986)

  396.  Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math. — Unknown

  397.  Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings—always darker, emptier, and simpler. — Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

  398.  There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. — James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

  399.  I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the paper I wrote it down on. — Beryl Pfizer

  400.  Once the "what" is decided, the "how" always follows. We must not make the "how" an excuse for not facing and accepting the "what." — Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973)

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  401.  There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact. — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

  402.  A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  403.  The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. — Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  404.  I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. — Josh Billings (1818-1885)

  405.  Men rarely (if ever) managed to dream up a god superior to themselves. Most gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. — Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

  406.  When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself. — Isak Dinesen [Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke] (1885-1962)

  407.  We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. — Andre Berthiaume (1938- )

  408.  Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there. — Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

  409.  Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry... To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery. — George Polya (1887-1985)

  410.  True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own. — Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957)

  411.  There's no heavier burden than a great potential! — Charles M. Schulz (1922-2000) in Peanuts

  412.  It's not that politicians never learn. They learn how much they can get away with, when they can blame others. — Thomas Sowell in National Review Online February 23, 2010

  413.  Worry is a misuse of imagination. — Dan Zadra in Together We Can

  414.  Every time you practice or attempt something, you are succeeding at getting better—not failing at being perfect. — Cary E. Krix

  415.  Isn't it wonderful how mamas always seem to be able to "scrape up the money"? — Meredith Willson (1902-1984) in There I Stood with My Piccolo

  416.  The modern library has become not only a store-house of thought, but a lab, a workshop, a mine, and inspiration for both professors and students. — Edwin A. Alderman (1861-1931) in an 1894 report on library services

  417.  There's nothing more frightening than a reputation. I figured the only thing I could do was get worse. — Reginald Kell (1906-1981), British clarinetist

  418.  Even this late it happens: the coming of love, the coming of light. You wake and the candles are lit as if by themselves, stars gather, dreams pour into your pillows, sending up warm bouquets of air. Even this late the bones of the body shine and tomorrow's dust flares into breath. — Mark Strand (1934- ) in The Coming of Light

  419.  Great decisions I find are not made, they grow up out of one's nature and cannot be resisted. One's whole nature decides the question, not balanced arrays of data for or against... — Edwin A. Alderman (1861-1931) in a July 1904 letter to Judge Charles E. Fenner

  420.  They say God is Love. Well, Friendship is love boiled down and flavored with common sense. In other words, it is God made human. — Edwin A. Alderman (1861-1931) in a January 1913 letter to M. C. S. Noble

  421.  Posterity is incurious about the minor faults of its heroes. — Edwin A. Alderman (1861-1931) in a memorial speech for Woodrow Wilson, delivered before the U.S. Congress on December 15, 1924

  422.  The most critical are not the successful, nor the complete failures, but those who might have achieved something of worth, save for small but crucial faults within themselves, for they can seldom bear the thought of how close they came to greatness. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  423.  The longest journeys are the ones where one fears the destination. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  424.  Learning requires unlearning. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  425.  To every man, his cause is the one most just. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  426.  The more exalted the position, the heavier and yet less obvious the burden of responsibility and the greater the expectations of others. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  427.  The difference between an explanation and an excuse lies with the one receiving it. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  428.  When times are bad and things are going badly, people do not seek the causes. They seek someone to blame. Who do they blame? The first target is almost always the group that appears to be favored, that has more than they do, and whose numbers are small. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  429.  Some men change their principles as frequently as their linens, and others never do; both are in error. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  430.  The sweetest-scented roses have the sharpest thorns. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  431.  Professional interrogators should study mothers. — L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (1943- ) in Imager

  432.  A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself. — John Muir (1838-1914)

  433.  When others asked the truth of me, I was convinced it was not the truth they wanted, but an illusion they could bear to live with. — Anais Nin (1903-1977)

  434.  Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven. — Yiddish Proverb

  435.  Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a "necessary evil", it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil. — Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)

  436.  A gun gives you the body, not the bird. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  437.  An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it. — James Albert Michener (1907-1997)

  438.  People who say they want a government program because "I don't want to be a burden to my children" apparently think it is all right to be a burden to other people's children. — Thomas Sowell (1930- ) in "Political Poverty" Blog Post, August 3, 2011

  439.  There's never been a true war that wasn't fought between two sets of people who were certain they were in the right. The really dangerous people believe they are doing whatever they are doing solely and only because it is without question the right thing to do. And that is what makes them dangerous. — Neil Gaiman (1960- )

  440.  One is happy as a result of one's own efforts once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness: simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self denial to a point, love of work, and above all, a clear conscience. — George Sand [pen name of Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin] (1804-1876)

  441.  Punishment is the last and least effective instrument in the hands of the legislator for the prevention of crime. — John Ruskin (1819-1900)

  442.  Every man is a creature of the age in which he lives, and few are able to raise themselves above the ideas of the time. — Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

  443.  Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't. — Richard Bach (1936- )

  444.  Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again; skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts. — Unknown

  445.  Though I have been trained as a soldier, and participated in many battles, there never was a time when, in my opinion, some way could not be found to prevent the drawing of the sword. I look forward to an epoch when a court, recognized by all nations, will settle international differences. — Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885)

  446.  Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. — John Muir (1838-1914)

  447.  Religious freedom should work two ways: we should be free to practice the religion of our choice, but we must also be free from having someone else's religion practiced on us. — John Irving (1942- )

  448.  Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, "the greatest", but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is. — Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)

  449.  Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman. — Philip Dormer Stanhope (1694-1773) [Lord Chesterfield]

  450.  I don't want you to hear what I'm saying, I want you to hear what I'm feeling. — Randy Glasbergen (1957- ) in The Better Half (Cartoon)

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  451.  The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. — William James (1842-1910)

  452.  He who listens to truth is not less than he who utters truth. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  453.  The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age, payable with interest, about thirty years after date. — Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

  454.  Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. — Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

  455.  It is not how old you are, but how you are old. — Jules Renard (1864-1910)

  456.  The reformer is always right about what is wrong. He is generally wrong about what is right. — G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

  457.  Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to be that perfectly. — St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

  458.  There is no way—no way—that America's enemies can defeat America. Only Americans can do that. — Jay Nordlinger (1963- ) in National Review Online

  459.  You can't beat learning in with a rod; you have to sustain fascination with it. — Colleen McCullough (1937- ) in Caesar: Let the Dice Fly

  460.  Words are only postage stamps delivering the object for you to unwrap. — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  461.  Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces and then eat just one of the pieces. — Judith Viorst (1931- )

  462.  Before I came here, I was confused about this subject. Having listened to your lecture, I am still confused. But on a higher level. — Enrico Fermi (1901-1954)

  463.  The lucky man is he who knows how much to leave to chance. — C. S. Forester (1899-1966) in Lord Hornblower

  464.  Kind words make good echoes. — Bumper Sticker

  465.  The technological and political face of war is always changing. But its essence—organized violence to achieve political ends—is no different from antiquity. Conflict will remain the same as long as human nature does as well. — Victor Davis Hanson (1953- )

  466.  No writer ever knows enough words but he doesn't have to try to use all the words he does know. — James A. Michener (1907-1997) in The World Is My Home: a Memoir

  467.  A man and a woman could fall in love—no one could stop that. But there was much that could prevent them from even thinking of living happily ever after. — Dudley Pope (1925-1997) in Ramage and the Renegades

  468.  Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am in a thousand winds that blow, I am the softly falling snow. I am the gentle showers of rain, I am the fields of ripening grain. I am in the morning hush, I am in the graceful rush of beautiful birds in circling flight, I am the starshine of the night. I am in the flowers that bloom, I am in a quiet room. I am in the birds that sing, I am in each lovely thing. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I do not die. — Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905-2004)

  469.  Promise me you'll always remember: you're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. — A. A. Milne (1882-1956) in Winnie the Pooh

  470.  I used to believe in forever... but forever was too good to be true. — A. A. Milne (1882-1956) in Winnie the Pooh

  471.  Faith makes things possible, not easy. — Unknown

  472.  Understand this, I mean to arrive at the truth. The truth, however ugly in itself, is always curious and beautiful to seekers after it. — Agatha Christie (1890-1976)

  473.  Your friends were once strangers in disguise. — Gene Mora in Grafitti (Cartoon)

  474.  "Faith" is a fine invention / For gentlemen who see — / But microscopes are prudent / In an emergency. — Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  475.  Your task is not to foresee the future, but to enable it. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) from Citadelle

  476.  The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) from Terre des Hommes

  477.  To love is not to look at one another: it is to look, together, in the same direction. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) from Terre des Hommes

  478.  Nobody grasped you by the shoulder while there was still time. Now the clay of which you were shaped has dried and hardened, and naught in you will ever awaken the sleeping musician, the poet, the astronomer that possibly inhabited you in the beginning. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) from Terre des Hommes

  479.  To be a man is to be responsible: to be ashamed of miseries you did not cause; to be proud of your comrades' victories; to be aware, when setting one stone, that you are building a world. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) from Livre de Poche, No.68

  480.  The essential things in life are seen not with the eyes, but with the heart. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) from The Little Prince

  481.  Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944) from The Little Prince

  482.  Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit. — Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1900-1944)

  483.  Today we in the West are reluctant to use our full military might in war lest we seem imperialistic; we hesitate to enforce our borders lest we seem racist; we are reluctant to ask for assimilation from new immigrants lest we seem xenophobic; and we are pained to give Western Civilization primacy in our educational curricula lest we seem supremacist. Today the West lives on the defensive, the very legitimacy of our modern societies requiring constant dissociation from the sins of the Western past—racism, economic exploitation, imperialism and so on. — Shelby Steele (1946- ) in Wall Street Journal Online

  484.  It is hard for anyone to apprehend the sheer felicity of one's own time [in history] until it is gone. — Charles Krauthammer (1950- ) in National Review Online

  485.  The World is divided into armed camps ready to commit genocide just because we can't agree on whose fairy tales to believe. — Ed Krebs (1951- )

  486.  What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

  487.  My goal in life is to be the sort of person my dog thinks I am. — Unknown

  488.  I'm not sure if life's trying to pass me by or run me over. — Graffiti

  489.  The unreported good things that happen in this country are both more encouraging and more significant than all the over-reported bad things. — Ken Horne in Society of St. Andrew Report

  490.  Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. — William C. Dement (1928- )

  491.  It has always seemed strange to me that in our endless discussions about education so little stress is laid on the pleasure of becoming an educated person, the enormous interest it adds to life. To be able to be caught up into the world of thought—that is to be educated. — Edith Hamilton (1867-1963)

  492.  If any man seeks for greatness, let him forget greatness and ask for truth, and he will find both. — Horace Mann (1796-1859)

  493.  Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as the headlights, but you make the whole trip that way. — E. L. Doctorow (1931- )

  494.  Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. — Natalie Clifford Barney (1876-1972)

  495.  There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works. — Will Rogers (1879-1935)

  496.  Never miss a good chance to shut up. — Will Rogers (1879-1935)

  497.  There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves. — Will Rogers (1879-1935)

  498.  The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. — Will Rogers (1879-1935)

  499.  Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved. — Will Rogers (1879-1935)

  500.  When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra. — Will Rogers (1879-1935)

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