Quotations - Volume 1

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  1. An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. — John W. Gardner (1912-2002)

  2. Money is nothing more or less than a commodity to be used wisely for the greatest possible personal and family benefit. Its value lies not in what it is, but in what it can do. — Unknown

  3. The eyes shout what the lips fear to say. — Will Henry [Henry Wilson Allen] (1912-1991)

  4. Don't spit in a well. You might want to drink from it. — Scottish Proverb

  5. Warum so einfach wenn es so schõn kompliziert geht? Why be so simple when complexity is so beautiful? — German Maxim

  6. The average reader is more interested in fun than in intellectual pursuits. — William A. Katz (1924-2004)

  7. The most complicated task today is finding a way to live a simple life. — W. A. Nance

  8. He who lowers himself to the level of others realizes only then how tall he once stood. — Jeck

  9. We live in a world of unused and misapplied knowledge and skill. — H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

  10. Bigness is constantly confused with virtue. — Peter Gellatly (1969)

  11. Live in the past; it's cheaper. Live in the future; it's better. — Magazine Ad

  12. Education in the West, particularly higher education in America, has lost the ability to see the universe from very far away. — Charles Van Doren (1926- )

  13. Novel: A prose narrative of some length that has something wrong with it. — Randell Jarrell (1914-1965)

  14. A writer begins and ends with language. — Unknown

  15. Sorrow is too great to exist in small hearts. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  16. The strongest memory is weaker than the palest ink. — Chinese Proverb

  17. English is a funny language. A fat chance and a slim chance are the same thing. — Jack Herbert

  18. An old mountain man's prayer: "Lord, I don't ask for a faith that would move yonder mountain. I can take enough dynamite and move it, if it needs movin'. I pray, Lord, for enough faith to move me." — Norman Allen

  19. The peoples' Winter will pass away, and then comes the beautiful Spring, and the flowers must surely bloom in the fields, and the brooks will again leap in the valleys. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  20. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. — Erich Fromm (1900-1980)

  21. Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. — Horace Mann (1796-1859)

  22. We are the sons of Sorrow; we are the poets and the prophets and the musicians. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  23. See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of Nature being everywhere music, if you can only reach it. — Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

  24. Life is weaker than Death and Death is weaker than Truth. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  25. Thought, true labor of any kind, highest virtue itself, is it not the daughter of Pain? — Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

  26. The very strength that protects the heart from injury is the strength that prevents the heart from enlarging to its intended greatness within. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  27. 'Tis sweet to feel by what fine-spun threads our affections are drawn together. — Laurence Sterne (1713-1768)

  28. Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. — Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

  29. What is dignity... what is appearance, if it keeps us from talking together? — Ray Hill

  30. The function of the expert is not to be more right than other people, but to be wrong for more sophisticated reasons. — David Butler (1924- )

  31. The height of embarrassment is when two sets of eyes meet through a keyhole. — Unknown

  32. No matter how busy a man is, he is never too busy to stop and talk about how busy he is. — Unknown

  33. It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make pouring it out. — Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

  34. If a man desires to live a great life, let him remember that evil is always necessary. — Roy L. Smith

  35. The part of a man's religion which is convenient, that he'll never drop. — A. A. Horn

  36. It is not true that men prefer foolish women. Rather they prefer women who can simulate foolishness whenever necessary, which is the very core of intelligence. — Paul Eldridge (1888-1982)

  37. Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it. — Frank Wedekind (1864-1918)

  38. Whenever you hear the word "inevitable", watch out! An enemy of humanity has identified himself. — Stephen Vizinczey (1933- )

  39. The greatest educational dogma is also its greatest fallacy: the belief that what must be learned can necessarily be taught. — Sydney J. Harris (1917-1986)

  40. The devil does a nice business for such a lousy location. — D. Bennett

  41. Too great a sense of identity makes a man feel he can do no wrong. And too little does the same. — Djuna Barnes (1892-1982)

  42. Not blind opposition to progress, but opposition to blind progress. — Sierra Club Slogan

  43. Leopards! Be ready for a spot check! — Graffiti

  44. A rut is a grave with both ends open. — Carol Hicks

  45. Science has made us gods before we are worthy of being men. — Jean Rostand (1894-1977)

  46. Science has promised us truth an understanding of such relationships as our minds can grasp; it has never promised us either peace or happiness. — Gustave Le Bon (1841-1931)

  47. One holds his job by knowing how. One becomes boss by knowing why. — Perry Tanksley

  48. Bad administration can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy. — Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965)

  49. Pornography is writing that seeks primarily, even exclusively, to bring about sexual stimulation. This can be done crudely or delicately. In the former case it would be bad literature; in the latter good. — Kenneth Tynan (1927-1980)

  50. The richest and most powerful society in history, called to responsibility, if not leadership, in the spherical, scientific, social[ized], secular, dynamic, crowded, and contentious world promised us by the twenty-first century, must develop the facilities for knowing that world as completely as possible. Of these our libraries form not the least important element. — Mortimer Graves (1893-1987)

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  51. A person is not fully educated until he realizes that there are some questions to which nobody has the answers. — W. A. Nance

  52. We have, for a long time, expended much energy trying to entice people through our doors, only to tell them that what they want to read isn't good enough to be in our collections. — Doris Bass

  53. Today, serendipity is perhaps the most persuasive reason why our nation must continue with a strong, balanced program of space exploration. — United Technology Center ad

  54. In regard to pornography, we are all only human, each of us with his own hang-up, and we have cause to fear one extreme as well as another. — Wilson Library Bulletin, November 1970, p. 233

  55. Unreasonable distrust of automation in libraries will lead to an abdication of human values to the machine by assuring that humans continue to perform machine-like tasks. — Don Swanson (1924- )

  56. A library is an external human memory. — Frederick G. Kilgour (1914-2006)

  57. The periodical has added a new terror to research. — Arundell Esdaile (1880-1956)

  58. One Russian to another: As long as their greatest minds are kept occupied trying to define pornography, we've still got a good chance! — Writers' Yearbook, 1967

  59. In January the Americans invent something, in February the Russians say they invented it 20 years ago, in March the Japanese are selling it to the United States. — A.S.I.S. Journal

  60. Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load. — W. A. Nance (quoting Charles H. Parkhurst? [1842-1933])

  61. All that men know is almost nothing in comparison to what remains to be known. — Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

  62. Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001)

  63. Here I yearn, broken-hearted; came to learn and got outsmarted! — Graffiti

  64. That which benefits human life is God. — Prodicus of Ceos (465-395 BCE)

  65. Opinions are flexible prejudices. — Gerald Horton Bath

  66. Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. — Frank A. Clark (1911-1991)

  67. Excellence must consist in "fittingness"... a sense of resolution and final ease. — Estelle Brodman (1914-2007)

  68. A good woman is like a good book: entertaining, inspiring, and instructive; sometimes a bit too wordy, but when properly bound and decorated, irresistible. — Marcus Long

  69. A gray-haired old woman was preparing to enter a bus at 9th and L Streets; she was large and somewhat crippled. Her arms were loaded with packages. As the bus door opened, a man waiting behind her offered a helping hand. The old lady smiled but shook her head. "I'd best manage alone," she said. "If I get help today... I'll want it tomorrow." My admiration for her grew, and suddenly I knew she had in one clear sentence summed up the welfare tragedy. — from Sacramento Journal

  70. Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  71. Man's power over Nature is really the power of some men over other men, with Nature as their instrument. — C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

  72. An information system is neutral; it can be harnessed in support of many purposes. — Mary Lee Bundy (1927-1987)

  73. Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity. — Rick Warren (1954- ) in The Purpose Driven Life

  74. The one great sin is wasting existence. Never leave moments totally empty. If you're too tired to read or write or think, do something you're not too tired to do. The refrigerator. The leaves. The shoes. — Mario Cuomo (1932- )

  75. Nietzsche is pietzsche. — Graffiti

  76. We all have to have a self we can live with and the operation of memory is artistic selecting, suppressing, bending, touching up, turning our actions inside out so that we can have not necessarily a likable, merely a plausible identity. — Allen Seager (1906-1968)

  77. We have been tyrannized by the advice of experts telling us how we should make love. — V. Clay

  78. The most efficient way to fix a fact in memory is to see and hear it demonstrated once, adequately, within its context; then to apply it. — R. Straus

  79. Masters and Johnson's concept of the "family unit" is that if a problem is considered to exist, it cannot be characterized as "his" or "hers" but must be dealt with as "theirs". — O. M. Lilien

  80. [The family] must be a buffer between him [the father] and the impersonal, emotionally neutral world of work, where he is valued not so much for what he is as for what he can accomplish. — H. Witner & R. Kotinsky

  81. It is increasingly clear that our responsibility is to teach children how to think, rather than to tell them what to think. — W. J. Gadpaille

  82. We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

  83. Some callers stay longer in an hour than others do in a week. — William Dean Howells (1837-1920)

  84. Lord, a man has to be able to do something with his feelings and ideas, he has to try to give them to somebody and try to share his own understanding of himself and life. — Malcolm Boyd (1923- )

  85. IT'S MORNING, JESUS. IT'S MORNING, AND HERE'S THAT LIGHT AND SOUND ALL OVER AGAIN. I've got to move fast...get into the bathroom, wash up, grab a bite to eat, and run some more. I just don't feel like it, Lord. What I really want to do is get back into bed, pull up the covers, and sleep. All I seem to want today is the big sleep, and here I've got to run all over again. Where am I running? You know these things I can't understand. It's not that I need to have you tell me. What counts most is just that somebody knows, and it's you. That helps a lot. So I'll follow along, okay? But lead, Lord. Now I've got to run. Are you running with me, Jesus? — Malcolm Boyd (1923- )

  86. There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. — Edith Wharton (1862-1937) from Vesalius in Zante

  87. The man who rears roses in his garden also does a kindness to his neighbors. — F. H. Collier

  88. Between pigeons and politicians, it's hard to keep the courthouse clean. — Unknown

  89. Professional training is a developing process, never a fait accompli; to stand still is to fall behind. — M. L. Marshall

  90. Library science abounds in irreconcilables. — M. B. Lucas

  91. Administration is the art of getting things done through people. — Louise Darling (1911-1999)

  92. Good Lord, keep us from doing efficiently what doesn't need to be done at all. — Unknown

  93. Love is the passionate and abiding desire on the part of two or more people to produce together conditions under which each can be and spontaneously express his real self; to produce together an intellectual soil and emotional climate in which each can flourish. — F. Alexander Magoun (1896-??)

  94. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again; then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it. — W. C. Fields (1880-1946)

  95. This library should receive here and now a charge, a mission. Let it be sent forth ever to increase the knowledge of the universe in which man resides, and of man, in whom resides the universe. — S. Adams

  96. If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing. — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

  97. Let me hear the jokes of a nation and I will tell you what the people are like, how they are getting along, and what is going to happen to them. — Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

  98. The trouble with a lot of people is they're lookin' for a bigger world, and they won't make the effort to stretch the one they've got. — Helen Forrin

  99. The greatest influence on a child begins with the birth of his parents. — Les Crane (1933-2008)

  100. Four words describe a truly attractive woman: SERENITY, SIMPLICITY, SINCERITY, SYMPATHY. — Ed Durling

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  101. The three great essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. — W. A. Nance, paraphrasing Joseph Addison [1672-1719] (also attr. to Alexander Chalmers [1759-1834])

  102. The OPTIMIST proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds and the PESSIMIST fears that is true. — James Branch Cabell (1879-1958)

  103. The laws of nature "discovered" by science are merely mathematical or mechanical models that describe how nature behaves, not why, nor what nature "actually" is. Science strives to find representations that accurately describe nature, not absolute truths. This fact distinguishes science from religion. — George Ogden Abell (1927-1983)

  104. Too many geniuses make for inefficiency. — Unknown

  105. If mankind is to be true to itself, it needs ever new goals, new challenges, and new difficulties. If it is to live instead of sleep, our species will always need new and more difficult problems to solve. — Herbert N. Woodward (1911-2002)

  106. Happiness does not come from a state, but from a change of state. That it is so is illustrated by the total failure of every writer to describe a satisfactory paradise, whether in heaven or on earth. The tedium of eternity has almost become a joke, and the description of the earthly utopias are no better. Most of them fail to recognize that the human mind cannot hold any emotion for long at an even intensity, but that it always degenerates into something much more tepid... But it is not simply a change of state that makes for happiness; there must be something unexpected about it. — Charles G. Darwin (1887-1962)

  107. Science fiction is not just for children. On the contrary, the forward thinkers in that field should engage the attention of us all. — Herbert N. Woodward (1911-2002)

  108. We don't teach the way we were taught to teach; we teach the way we were taught. — Willard J. Congreve (1921- )

  109. Only if we speculate on possible futures can we begin to define desirable goals. — Herbert N. Woodward (1911-2002)

  110. There are three ingredients in the good life: Learning, earning and yearning. — Christopher Morley (1890-1957)

  111. There is no trace of any display of productive energy which has not been preceded by a display of expansive energy. — J. D. Unwin (1895-1936)

  112. Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as guides and following them, reach your destination. — Carl Schurz (1829-1906)

  113. I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. — Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

  114. A thought should be written instantly or it may be lost forever. — Unknown

  115. The function of a political party is not to discriminate between shades of political opinion but to organize a dominant opinion for action. — J. A. Spender (1862-1942)

  116. It is always necessary to remember that writers are important and are cherished for what they write, not what they are in everyday life. Most of them are discontented with the cosmos; if they weren't, and could accept it at face value without having to try to give it order and meaning in language, they wouldn't be writers. — Louis D. Rubin, Jr. (1923- )

  117. No one, least of all a free public library, has the right to judge what another may or may not read or hear. — Civil Liberties Ad

  118. If an idea is truly dangerous or evil, the best protection against it is a public which has been exposed to it and has rejected it; the worst protection is a public which has been shielded from exposure to it by official or self-appointed guardians. — Civil Liberties Ad

  119. In the event that anyone... should object to the Library's acquisition or retention of a certain publication on moral, political, religious, or philosophical grounds, the objection should be recognized as an indication that the publication in question may well be of more than routine interest and may be likely to be requested by members of the community who wish to judge its merits and demerits for themselves. — Civil Liberties Ad

  120. The Free Library must stand in the middle of the bewildering turmoil of issues and take no sides but make sure that all sides are represented as well as possible. — from American Libraries, Volume 2, p. 156

  121. Censorship has never been known to stop with one book or category of book. Once the backing down begins, censorship spreads like a brush fire. — from Tennessee Librarian, Volume 22, p. 58

  122. The capacity of the individual to derive information and enlightenment from the printed page varies greatly, and that of the majority is very much lower than that of the fortunate few. — J. S. Smith

  123. The true and lawful end of the sciences is that human life be enriched by new discoveries and powers. — Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

  124. We hold these truths to be self-evident: Management starts free but ends in chains. — IMAC Research Ad

  125. People are easily anesthetized by overstatement. — John Maddox (1925-2009)

  126. The way fortunes grow is by losing a little on several items while making a lot on a few. — Paul A. Samuelson (1915-2009)

  127. Everybody wants sympathy but nobody wants people feeling sorry for them. — Beryl Pfizer

  128. Ignorance is a form of environmental pollution. — Frank Freeman (1890-1969)

  129. How often are we offended by not being offered something we do not really want? — Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

  130. Experience is what you've got left after you've forgotten her name. — London Schoolboy

  131. After all is said and done, you usually find more was said than done. — Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

  132. If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow ennobled, and no one dares to criticize it. — Pierre Gallois (1911-2010)

  133. If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them. — Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)

  134. God may be subtle but He is not malicious. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  135. Nobody loves anybody like anybody wants to be loved. — Mignon McLaughlin (1913-1983)

  136. Society takes action only when gangrene sets in. — H. D. Doan

  137. The fact remains that before they are ruined by what is laughingly called education, all normal children have an absorbing interest in and curiosity about the Universe, which if properly developed could keep them happy for as many centuries as they may wish to live. — Arthur C. Clarke (1917-2008)

  138. O Time, thou must untangle this, not I;
    It is too hard a knot for me t' untie. — William Shakespeare (1564-1616) in Twelfth Night

  139. Have courage to face a difficulty, lest it kick you harder than you bargain for. — Stanislaw Leszczynski, King of Poland (1677-1766)

  140. If there are no facts available, a leap of faith is certainly blind and therefore of little real significance. — Bishop James Pike (1913-1969)

  141. To dismiss as impossible something which has not yet been investigated is most unscientific. — Bishop James Pike (1913-1969)

  142. God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please you can never have both. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  143. Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  144. All that you are is the result of what you have thought. — The Buddha (c.563-483 BC)

  145. Begin where you are! Be what you should be where you are! And when you have proven yourself, He will give you better ways! — Edgar Cayce (1877-1945)

  146. Whatever one's circumstances may be, they are completely appropriate to one's inner stage of unfoldment. — Gina Cerminara (1914-1984)

  147. Know this: that whatever situation you find yourself in, it is what is necessary for your development. An entity must apply in its associations from day to day a word here and a word there, one today, another tomorrow, and the next day, with the understanding that from such activities in word and deed, self-development will come... When an entity has prepared itself through constant forward movement towards service, the necessary circumstances for change will come about so that he may see the next step, the next opportunity... Haste not and be not over-anxious; for is not the whole of the building of His making? — Edgar Cayce (1877-1945)

  148. According to the reincarnation concept, no effort is ever wasted. — Gina Cerminara (1914-1984)

  149. In the carriages of the past, you can't go anywhere. — Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) in The Lower Depths

  150. It is very easy to be down on what you are not up on. — J. Allen Hynek (1910-1986)

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  151. Computers are too important to be left to the expert. — L. G. Payne & P. T. S. Brown

  152. Nostalgia is recalling the fun without reliving the pain. — Unknown; attrib. Bette Davis (1908-1989)

  153. I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end. — Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

  154. By then I knew that everything good and bad left an emptiness when it stopped. But if it was bad, the emptiness filled up by itself. If it was good, you could only fill it by finding something better. — Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) in A Moveable Feast

  155. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. — Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945)

  156. I know that the dissolutions of personal friendship are among the most painful occurrences in human life. — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

  157. The treasures are in the mind that seeks them. Otherwise they are not recognized. — Loren Eiseley (1907-1977)

  158. Some people who think they are big cheeses only smell like it. — Unknown

  159. Don't take time to look back. Somethin' might be gainin' on you. — Leroy "Satchel" Paige (1906-1982)

  160. There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  161. There is no cure for birth and death, save to enjoy the interval. — George Santayana (1863-1952)

  162. Humor is the only thing which stands between us and the dark. — Mark van Doren (1894-1972)

  163. I believe everybody is ignorant... only on different subjects. — Will Rogers (1879-1935)

  164. Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  165. A day is wasted without laughter. — Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort (1740-1794)

  166. This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or grow in its light and be of service to others. But what I do with this day is important because I have exchanged a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, today will be gone forever. I hope I will not regret the price I paid for it. — W. Heartsill Wilson (1920-1994)

  167. Lord, help me learn not to talk while you are interrupting! — Unknown

  168. There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots, the other, wings. — Hodding Carter (1935- )

  169. Dear Father, hear and bless thy beasts and singing birds, and guard with tenderness small things which have no words. — Eloise Burns Wilkin (1904-1987)

  170. All I want is less to do, more time to do it, and more pay for not getting it done. — Unknown

  171. Pray for a good harvest but keep on hoeing. — Slovenian Proverb

  172. God grant me SERENITY to accept the things I cannot change, COURAGE to change the things I can, and WISDOM to know the difference. — Alcoholics Anonymous

  173. When I works, I works hard; when I sits, I sits loose; and when I thinks, I falls asleep. — Unknown

  174. Back of the bread is the snowy flour
    And back of the flour the mill,
    And back of the mill is the wheat and the shower
    And the sun and the Father's will. — Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901)

  175. O Lord, help my words to be gracious & tender today, for tomorrow I may have to eat them. — Unknown

  176. Guest, you are welcome here,
    Be at your ease.
    Get up when you're ready,
    Go to bed when you please.

    We're happy to share with you
    Such as we've got,
    The leaks in the roof
    And the soup in the pot.

    You don't have to thank us
    Or laugh at our jokes,
    Sit deep and come often...
    You're one of the folks! — Unknown

  177. I'd enjoy the day more if it started later. — Unknown

  178. This is the NOW we're living in! Do not be distracted by the claims of tomorrow or the worries of yesterday. — Unknown

  179. God Bless America we need all the help we can get! — Unknown

  180. You can fly but that cocoon has to go. — Polish Proverb

  181. Lord, help me to remember that nothing is going to happen to me today that You and I together can't handle. — Alcoholics Anonymous

  182. The greatest unexplored area lies under your hat. — Unknown

  183. Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. — Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

  184. Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. — John Lennon (1940-1980)

  185. I finally got it all together but I forgot where I put it! — Unknown

  186. There ought to be a better way of starting the day than by getting up in the morning. — Unknown

  187. To err is human; to really foul things up requires a computer. — Unknown

  188. When in charge, ponder; when in trouble, delegate; when in doubt, mumble. — James H. Boren (1925-2010)

  189. Lord, there's never enough time for everything. Help me do a little less a little better. — Unknown

  190. God so loved the world that He didn't send a committee. — Unknown

  191. Lord, help me to know what's cooking before it boils over. — Unknown

  192. The trouble with half-truths is that people tend to believe the wrong half. — Unknown

  193. Lord, grant me the patience to endure my blessings. — Unknown

  194. All I have seen teaches me to trust all I have not seen. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  195. Nothing would be done at all if a person waited till he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it. — Cardinal John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

  196. Knowing as much as possible about what you're teaching, bringing enthusiasm for the subject, being interested in students and planning carefully what you are going to say all make a good teacher. — Irby B. Cauthen (1919-1994)

  197. The best solutions are simple ones, so if you really work at a problem, and believe you can solve it, one day you will. — T. W. Stinson

  198. [This was] another case of bureaucratic bungling where getting something done becomes an end in itself. This haste will invariably lead to waste. — Paul Fasana

  199. All too much of our effort up to now seems to have been somehow to automate handling of our data without departing from sanctified formats designed for other means of manipulation, presumably to avoid problems to those with large existing files. [Charles P.] Bourne's and others' data seem to show that it is now time to consider a truer systems approach. — Theodore C. Hines (1926-1983)

  200. Never underestimate the importance of nastiness to our progress thus far. If intelligence and gentleness were the chief criteria, our planet would be ruled by whales. — John W. Gardner (1912-2002)

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  201. Man staggers through life yapped at by his reason, pulled and shoved by his appetites, whispered to by fears, beckoned by hopes. — Eric Hoffer (1902-1993), from The Passionate State of Mind

  202. Error depends on understanding, heresy depends on will. — Meister Eckhart [Eckhart von Hochheim, O.P.] (c.1260-c.1327)

  203. Vacations are a little like love: anticipated with relish, experienced with inconvenience and remembered with nostalgia. — from The Pennant

  204. A man driven by greed or envy loses the power of seeing things as they really are, of seeing things in their roundness and wholeness, and his very successes become failures. — E. F. Shumacher (1911-1977)

  205. Whatever my secrets are, remember when I entrust them to you, they are part of me. — John Powell

  206. He who's not busy living is busy dying. — Bob Dylan (1941- )

  207. The individual citizen should enjoy maximum freedom, but at the same time he would also have to carry his responsibilities. Both go together. — Ludwig Wilhelm Erhard (1897-1977)

  208. Averages are composed of all abnormalities. — C. VanDenBrink

  209. Establishing what you want to do and who you are is necessary before you can truly believe that commitment to another person does not threaten your own individuality. — Gail Sheehy (1937- )

  210. If I accept the sunshine and warmth, I must also accept the thunder and the lightning. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  211. Nothing you become will disappoint me; I have no preconceptions that I'd like to see you be or do. I have no desire to foresee you, only to discover you. You can't disappoint me. — Mary Haskell

  212. Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the ploughshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring, and reserve a nook of shadow for the passing bird; keep a place in your heart for the unexpected guest, an altar for the unknown God. — Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)

  213. I wondered why somebody didn't do something. Then I realized that I am somebody. — Unknown

  214. When a person has a real friend, he learns not only to appreciate another human being, but he also learns to understand himself better. — Susan Polis Schutz (1944- )

  215. I looked for my soul but my soul I could not see. I looked for my God but my God eluded me. I looked for a friend and then I found all three. — William Blake (1757-1827)

  216. If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over? — Unknown

  217. Luck is the crossroads where preparation and opportunity meet. — Unknown

  218. Average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best. — Unknown

  219. It is better to establish a good precedent than to follow a bad one. — Unknown

  220. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. — William Cowper (1731-1800)

  221. Blessed is the leader who can develop leaders while leading. — Unknown

  222. I realized that you do not find clarity in the mind but in the heart. And the heart will not speak to you unless you quiet yourself and liberate yourself from such masters as greed and envy. But if you can do this you will find, in the stillness that follows, insights of wisdom that are obtainable in no other way. You will begin to see things as they really are. — E. F. Shumacher (1911-1977)

  223. What is now proved was once only imagined. — William Blake (1757-1827)

  224. The realm of the fairy story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords. In that realm a man may, perhaps, count himself fortunate to have wandered, but its very richness and strangeness tie the tongue of a traveller who would report them. And while he is there it is dangerous for him to ask too many questions, lest the gates should be shut and the keys be lost. — J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973) from On Fairy Stories

  225. We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. — Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)

  226. The mind will absorb only what the seat will endure. — Quoted by Rev. William A. Wright

  227. When you are well, then I am fine. — Roman Letter Closing

  228. Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out alive anyway. — Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

  229. Because parents may have enough money to permit extravagance does not in my judgement justify them in bringing their children up to be extravagant. — John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960)

  230. Effectiveness is a measure of performance in terms of how near a system... comes to meeting its objectives. Cost-effectiveness is the relationship between level of effectiveness and the costs involved in achieving that level. — Isobel J. Mosley

  231. No human relation gives one possession in another. Every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone. — Kahlil Gibran (1887-1931)

  232. What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to others? — George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880)

  233. Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are—chaff and grain together—certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away — Dinah Maria Mulock Craik (1826-1887); also incorrectly attributed to George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880)

  234. Friendship is, strictly speaking, reciprocal benevolence, which inclines each party to be solicitous for the welfare of the other as for his own. — Plato (428-348 BC)

  235. Every friendship that lasts is built of certain durable materials. The first of these is truthfulness. If I can look into the eyes of my friend and speak out always the truthful thought and feeling with the simplicity of a little child, there will be a real friendship between us. — Bertha Conde

  236. The language of friendship is not words, but meanings. It is an intelligence above language. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  237. As I love nature, as I love singing birds, and gleaming stubble, and flowing rivers, and morning and evening, and summer and winter, I love thee my friend. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  238. In Chinese, the word for crisis is a combination of two ideographs one of which means "danger", the other "opportunity". If I interpret that correctly, those wise Chinese, centuries ago, correctly observed that while a crisis is dangerous (because it challenges beliefs, values, lifestyles, one's financial security), it also offers the opportunity for growth and greater perspective. — Chuck Cockelreas

  239. We have no art; we do everything the best we can. — Balinese Saying

  240. The question is not how busy we are, but what are we busy about. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  241. The life that is infused into great music-making is life garnered from the great novels, from watching phosphorescent waves roar against a cliff in a thunderstorm, or from experiencing the sun setting over a mountain; life garnered from curiosity, not life garnered from a cubicle. — Tony Rothman (1953- )

  242. I see only the ideal. But no ideals have ever been fully successful on this earth. — Isadora Duncan (1877-1927)

  243. The degree to which I can create relationships which facilitate the growth of others as separate persons is a measure of the growth I have achieved in myself. — Carl S. Rogers (1932-2010)

  244. In the sense in which a man can ever be said to be at home in the world, he is at home not through dominating, or explaining, or appreciating, but through caring and being cared for. — Milton Mayeroff (1925-1979) from On Caring

  245. A man cannot be a true father without being a creator of something, something that he wants to flourish before him rather than to have molded in his image. A true father must be an artist, otherwise he becomes a violator of the creative spirit of man, by trying to mold a child to be exactly the way he the man is. — Gregory Zilboorg (1890-1959)

  246. Our purpose is not to fill all the gaps in the learner's information but rather it is to create spaces in which he can develop his knowledge. — Bernard Chibnall (Paraphrased)

  247. The library that is embedded in educational settings these days is a part of the technology of education. — Howard B. Hitchens

  248. To me, liberation means that I am confident enough of myself that I can give it to another, and love means that I am confident enough about that other that I can trust him with my gift. — Carol Tavris (1944- )

  249. We ourselves want to be needed. We do not only have needs, we are also strongly motivated by neededness... We are restless when we are not needed, because we feel "unfinished", "incomplete", and we can only get completed in and through these relationships. We are motivated to search not only for what we lack and need but also for that for which we are needed, what is wanted from us. — Andras Angyal (1902-1960)

  250. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. — Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926)

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  251. ...the law all laws above, Great Nature hath ordained the heart to love... — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  252. Every day I ought to get one drop from my brain of clear distilled essence I ought but ah!! — Ellen Louisa Tucker (1811-1831)

  253. ...God at first did marry soul to soul
    Though lands divide and seas between them roll. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  254. Perfect love exists between two people only when each addresses the other with the words, "O Myself!" — Sari-al-Sakadi

  255. Only about ten to 25 percent of the people in any organization do the creative work. The others simply follow established routines. — Walter M. Carlson

  256. If Moses were to come down from the mountain today, the two tablets would be aspirin. — Joe Nyquist

  257. Why, then, do we speculate about the future? Surely, the only sensible answer is that we speculate about the future because such an exercise helps us to think normatively about the present. — Stephen K. Bailey

  258. The higher you go in your work, the more you will become, not superlibrarians, but supermanagers. — Stephen K. Bailey

  259. Helping people, you are generally lucky. — Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007)

  260. I find that the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni and parking for the faculty. — Clark Kerr (1911-2003)

  261. Even when I try to please God, I tend to please my own ambition, His enemy. — Thomas Merton (1915-1968)

  262. Asking what the principal value of the home computer in the everyday home is [is] like asking Gutenberg the principal value of the printing press to the average peasant. — Ted Nelson (1937- )

  263. Nonsense expands to fill the available space. — Cyril Parkinson [Paraphrased] (1909-1993)

  264. The calibre of a man is found in his ability to meet disappointment successfully, enriched rather than narrowed by it. — Thomas Kelley

  265. Not till the sun refuses you do I refuse you. — Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

  266. God created man because God loves stories. Man tells stories because man loves God. — Elie Wiesel (1928- )

  267. To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  268. The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  269. Life is a series of surprises, and would not be worth taking or keeping if it were not. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  270. The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  271. For everything you have missed, you have gained something else. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  272. May you always find three welcomes: In a garden during summer; At a fireside during winter; And whatever the season, in the kind eyes of a friend. — Unknown

  273. To love someone is to stay close enough to touch, leaving space enough to grow. — Unknown

  274. Any teacher who could be replaced by a computer probably should be. — Quoted by Paul W. Marsh

  275. We are so accustomed to disguising ourselves from others, that we end by disguising ourselves from ourselves. — Francois La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

  276. It is easier to be wise for others than to be wise about oneself. — Francois La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

  277. The most important thing in life is to love someone. The second most important thing in life is to have someone love you. The third most important thing is to have the first two happen at the same time. — Howard "Howie" Schneider (1930-2007)

  278. In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on. — Robert Frost (1874-1963)

  279. [Here's] what to do when things go wrong. It said you don't get things from someone else; you get them from within yourself. — Julius Marini

  280. I hate to take advice from him. He needs it so badly himself. — James Dent (1928-1992)

  281. To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own. There is something of worship or prayer in laying down an offering at someone's feet and then going away quickly. The nicest gifts are those left, nameless and quiet, unburdened with love, or vanity, or the desire for attention. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001)

  282. The industrial revolution had the effect of standardizing and routinizing life. Microtechnology, with nearly infinite capacities and adaptability, tends on the contrary toward individuality; with computers, people can design their lives far more in line with their own wishes. — from Time Magazine, 2/20/78

  283. Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light, and Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love; For it is in giving that we receive; It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. — St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226)

  284. Make all you can, save all you can, give all you can. — John Wesley (1703-1791)

  285. The most singular difference between happiness and joy is that happiness is a solid and joy a liquid. — J. D. Salinger (1919-2010)

  286. The worst that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly. — J. D. Salinger (1919-2010)

  287. Wisdom is the partner of a patient man. — Unknown

  288. Only the man who is below the average in economic ability desires equality; those who are conscious of superior ability desire freedom; and in the end superior ability has its way. — Will & Ariel Durant (1885-1981 & 1898-1981)

  289. By and large the poor have the same impulses as the rich, with only less opportunity or skill to implement them. — Will & Ariel Durant (1885-1981 & 1898-1981)

  290. When you part from your friend, you grieve not. For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  291. Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see. — Max Clarke

  292. So long as we love, we serve. So long as we are loved by others I would almost say we are indispensable and no man is useless while he has a friend. — Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

  293. We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over, so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over. — Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

  294. My coat and I live comfortably together. It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere, has molded itself on my deformities, and is complacent to all my movements. And I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm. Old coats and old friends are the same thing. — Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

  295. We always hope: and in all things it is better to hope than to despair. — Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

  296. They say that if one understands himself, he understands all people. But I say to you, when one loves people, he learns something about himself. — Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)

  297. Life is not a having and a getting, but a being and a becoming. — Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

  298. Dawn begins at midnight. — Leo Jozef Suenens (1904-1996)

  299. Be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. — Henry van Dyke (1852-1953)

  300. When you had gone, the love came. I supposed it would. The supper of the heart is when the guest has gone. — Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

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  301. The violets in the mountains can break the rocks, if we believe in them and allow them to grow. — Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) in Camino Real

  302. This is what Yahweh asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God. — The Bible, Micah 6:8

  303. You cannot think what a pleasure it is to be fond of somebody to whom one can talk... To be moved and talkative, unrestrained, one's own self... — William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

  304. Everything is good, everything beautiful. Everything is necessary. Each man, each thing, everything in this world has its reason for being. — Unknown

  305. Time flies, suns rise and shadows fall. Let time go by. Love is forever. — Unknown

  306. I always see better with my heart. — Unknown

  307. Do not pray for an easy life. Pray to be a strong person. — Unknown
    Perhaps a variant of: Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks. — Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

  308. The pursuit of truth will set you free even if you never catch up with it. — Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

  309. Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But turn your attention to other things, it comes and softly sits on your shoulder. — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  310. We do not remember days, we remember moments. — Cesare Pavese (1908-1950) from The Burning Brand

  311. A ship in a harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. — John A. Shedd (1850-1926)

  312. Happiness is the art of making a bouquet of those flowers within reach. — Bob Goddard

  313. Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. — Leo Jozef Suenens (1904-1996)

  314. Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm. — Unknown

  315. Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the road. — Sol Gordon (1923-2008)

  316. To be surprised, to wonder, is to begin to understand. — José Ortega y Gasset (1883-1955)

  317. Hold to a true friend with both your hands. — Unknown

  318. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. — Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

  319. The more I study, the more I know. The more I know, the more I forget. The more I forget, the less I know. So why study? — Unknown

  320. Be true to your own highest convictions. — William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)

  321. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. — Aesop (c.620-564 BC)

  322. A dreamer lives forever. — John Boyle O'Reilly (1844-1890)

  323. If you do not understand my silence, you will not understand my words. — Unknown

  324. The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence. — Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

  325. It is good to be petted a little, praised a little, appreciated a little. — Unknown

  326. There is nothing I can give you which you have not. But there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take. No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today. Take heaven. No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant. Take peace. The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within reach, is joy. Take joy. — Fra Giovanni Giocondo (1433-1515)

  327. What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  328. In every human being there is a special heaven, whole and unbroken. — Carl Jung (1875-1961)

  329. Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  330. For every complex question there is a simple answer. And it's wrong. — H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)

  331. If the opposite of "pro" is "con", then the opposite of progress is congress. — Graffiti

  332. We all think happiness dwells in the village where we are not. — Congolese Saying

  333. A committee is a group which succeeds in getting something done when, and only when, it consists of three members, one of whom happens to be sick and another absent. — Herbert V. Prochnow (1897-1998)

  334. There is always more wretchedness below than there is brotherhood above. — Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

  335. You may have heard that a dean is to a faculty as a hydrant is to a dog. — Alfred E. Kahn (1917-2010)

  336. America has become so tense and nervous that it has been years since I've seen anyone asleep in church. — Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

  337. The best way to forget your own problems is to help someone else solve theirs. — Unknown

  338. There is so lively an image of her imprinted in my mind, that I shall think of her too often I fear for my peace of mind. — Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

  339. A narrow mind has a broad tongue. — Arabian Proverb

  340. Be obscure clearly. — E. B. White (1899-1995)

  341. No one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid. — Unknown

  342. Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence. — Morris Kline (1908-1992)

  343. One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it. — Jean de La Fontaine (1621-1695)

  344. No question is so difficult as that to which the answer is obvious. — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  345. The things most people want to know are usually none of their business. — George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  346. Fate has a way of happening. — Jacob Epstein (1880-1959)

  347. It is beginnings that matter: love and birth and spring, the first robin, first step, first kiss. — Eleanore Lewis (1932-2010)

  348. I stand in good relation to the earth. I stand in good relation to the gods. I stand in good relation to all that is beautiful. I stand in good relation to you. I am alive. — American Indian Philosophy

  349. The trouble with being a leader today is that you can't be sure whether people are following you or chasing you. — Unknown

  350. Only one man understood me and he didn't understand me. — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831)

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  351. I was born without knowing why, I have lived without knowing why, and I am dying without knowing either why or how. — Pierre Gassendi (1592-1655)

  352. God will forgive me... it's his profession. — Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)

  353. Praise be God! Whatever the time there is somewhere a lovers' rendezvous. — Countess de Fontaine-Martel (c.1729)

  354. Most of us die with all our music still in us. — Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841-1935)

  355. We can best help others by enabling them to do what they themselves deeply wish to do. — Alfred Benjamin

  356. Library selectors are among the happiest, most fortunate members of the academic community. Their personal rewards are rich. They work independently and develop their own methods and standards. They watch history unfold itself in the books and periodicals coming from the press. Little by little, they acquire a mastery of the records of publication and a feel for their own collection, a practical "erudition" all their own that no power on earth can take away. And they have the joy of placing their accumulated knowledge and acquired skill at the service of their clientele and of seeing in time the results of their work on the shelves of the library. — Robert W. Wadsworth

  357. However subtly, if you pay for access to a book, it does affect the way you use that book. I suspect that this is nearly always true. I also suspect it is true of many library services besides the borrowing of books. — John Berry

  358. Love can teach us nothing about itself except that it is indispensable. — Brendan Gill (1914-1997)

  359. Innovative organizations spend neither time nor resources defending yesterday. — Peter Drucker (1909-2005)

  360. Perhaps the most serendipitous discovery of all is not the finding of unknown continents, but the landfall of the soul once it has found a new home among new ideas. — Doris Lund (1919-2003)

  361. Tough decisions never get easier to make; indecision is the quickest killer of ideas and men. — Willi Unsoeld (1926-1979)

  362. If you are to understand others, and have them understand you, know the big words but use the small ones. — Denys Parsons (1914- )

  363. My hands are the tools of my soul. — Movie Title

  364. Even at its cruelest, nature is kinder than man touched by evil. — Samuel Pisar (1929- )

  365. Most human minds rebel at simple concepts... and much prefer complexity. — Jeff Pemberton

  366. I want more than anything to hold one hand in this life. — Claudia Lintz

  367. 99% of us are born healthy and are made sick as a result of personal misbehavior and environmental conditions. — John H. Knowles

  368. Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do. — Lin Yutang (1895-1976)

  369. Without hope men are only half alive. With hope they dream and think and work. — Charles Sawyer (1868-1954)

  370. Romance... cannot always have a sparkling fountain beauty as in the fairy-tales; though be sure neither can it ever be squalid nor ugly; only sometimes perhaps a little sad, because of the fee that has to be paid at the toll-gate. For the kingdom of romance may be freely entered when you are young, but as the years go on, you will not be admitted without paying. They rarely accept anything whole; yet a broken heart, a broken toy, a broken law or a broken home they will take and say: 'Pass in'. — G. B. Stern (1890-1973) from The Reasonable Shore

  371. There are few things that never go out of style, and a feminine woman is one of them. — Ralston

  372. What, sir, would the people of the earth be without women? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce. — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  373. The once rambunctious American spirit of innovation and adventurousness is today being paralyzed by the desire to build a risk- free society. Such a desire has always been a sign of decadence. — Henry Fairlie (1924-1990)

  374. Whoever, when he dies, leaves on paper a beautiful line of poetry has left the heavens richer and the earth too. — Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935)

  375. On trying to write poetry:

    'Tis not stringing rhymes together
    With your heart's blood you must write it,
    Though your cheek grows pale, none knowing.
    So the song becomes worth singing. — Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879)

  376. [If] you are going to write... Any suffering that you have borne, from the really big things down to a Second in Schools... is only the penalty to be paid... And you don't pay just in the way of compensation. You pay because you can't write until you've paid. — Winifred Holtby (1898-1935)

  377. There is still, I think, not enough recognition by teachers of the fact that the desire to think which is fundamentally a moral problem must be induced before the power is developed. Most people, whether men or women, wish above all else to be comfortable, and thought is a pre-eminently uncomfortable process; it brings to the individual far more suffering than happiness in a semi-civilized world which still goes to war, still encourages the production of unwanted C3 children by exhausted mothers, and still compels married partners who hate one another to live together in the name of morality. — Vera Brittain (1893-1970) from Testament of Youth

  378. There comes a terrible moment to many souls when the great movements of the world, the larger destinies of mankind, which have lain aloof in newspapers and other neglected reading, enter like an earthquake into their own lives... — George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans] (1819-1880) from Daniel Deronda

  379. It is only be grasping this nettle, danger, that we pluck this flower, safety; those who flee from emotion, from intimacy, from the shocks and perils attendant upon all close human relationships, end in being attacked by unseen Furies in the ultimate stronghold of their spirit. — Vera Brittain (1893-1970) from Testament of Youth

  380. Even when individuals can operate equipment to teach themselves, someone is needed to guide them in knowing what they need to know. — Lana Pipes

  381. Commercial television conditioned Americans to believe that they needed news daily, hourly, even by the minute, like junkies needing a fix. Of course most Americans don't need news. They get it because the broadcasting industry conned them into thinking that it was good citizenship to consume news at regular intervals; a kind of social hygiene, like regular tooth brushing. — Robert MacNeil (1931- )

  382. John Cotton Dana's Twelve Rules on Reading

        1.  Read.
        2.  Read.
        3.  Read some more.
        4.  Read anything.
        5.  Read about everything.
        6.  Read enjoyable things.
        7.  Read things you yourself enjoy.
        8.  Read, and talk about it.
        9.  Read very carefully, some things.
       10.  Read on the run, most things.
       11.  Don't think about reading, but
       12.  Just read.
    from Library Journal, October 15, 1933, p. 815

  383. There is a rule in sailing where the more maneuverable ship should give way to the less maneuverable craft. I think this is sometimes a good rule to follow in human relationships as well. — Joyce Brothers (1927- )

  384. Why this passion for shaking people out of ruts? I am devoted to ruts. Moreover, most of the people who are in ruts are much nicer, and much happier, than the people who are not. — Beverly Nichols

  385. I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others, and you can become a leader among men. — Lao-Tse (6th century BC)

  386. Jokes are no laughing matter to the brain. They are a type of release valve that enables us to think the unthinkable, accept the unacceptable, discover new relationships, adjust better and maintain our mental health. They are also funny. Without them we probably would be a dull, dimwitted society, trapped in a harsh world too serious to bear. — Ronald Kotulak

  387. The abuse of a thing does not forbid its use. — Latin Proverb

  388. Youth is given to us. Experience we pay for. — Carolyn G. Heilbron

  389. Love without criticism brings stagnation, and criticism without love brings destruction. — John W. Gardner (1912-2002)

  390. If we simply transfer the austerity-based LC subject heading approach to expensive computer systems, then we have used our computers merely to embalm the constraints that were imposed on library systems back before typewriters came into use! — Marcia J. Bates (1944- )

  391. If you teach a person what to learn you are preparing for the past; if you teach them how to learn you are preparing for the future. — Quoted by Robert D. Stueart

  392. People will suffer some inconvenience only when necessary; otherwise they fall back on familiar habits. — Jeff Pemberton

  393. There should be no available ugly frames for beautiful souls to be hurried into by carelessness or mistake, and no ugly souls should be suffered to creep, like hermit-crabs, into beautiful shells never intended for them. The outward and visible form should mark the inward and spiritual grace; that it seldom does so is a fact there is no gainsaying... When by Heaven's grace the very beautiful are also very good, it is time for us to go down on our knees, and say our prayers in thankfulness and adoration; for the divine has been permitted to make itself manifest for a while in the perishable likeness of our poor humanity. — George du Maurier (1834-1896) from Peter Ibbetson

  394. For scents, like musical sounds, are rare sublimators of the essence of memory... and scents need not be seductive in themselves to recall the seductions of scenes and days gone by. — George du Maurier (1834-1896) from Peter Ibbetson

  395. The whole cosmos is in a man's brains as much of it, at least as a man's brains will hold; perhaps it is nowhere else. And when sleep relaxes the will, and there are no earthly surroundings to distract attention no duty, pain, or pleasure to compel it riderless Fancy takes the bit in its teeth, and the whole cosmos goes mad and has its wild will of us. Ineffable false joys, unspeakable false terror and distress... chase each other... through the dark recesses of our clouded and imperfect consciousness. And the false terrors and distress, however unspeakable, are no worse than such real terrors and distress as are only too often the waking lot of man, or even so bad; but the ineffable false joys transcend all possible human felicity while they last, and a little while it is! We wake, and wonder... Poor human nature, so richly endowed with nerves of anguish, so splendidly organized for pain and sorrow, is but slenderly equipped for joy. — George du Maurier (1834-1896) from Peter Ibbetson

  396. Each separate unit of our helpless race is inexorably bounded by the inner surface of his own mental periphery, a jointless armor in which there is no weak place, never a fault, never a single gap of egress for ourselves, of ingress for the nearest and dearest of our fellow-units. At only five points can we just touch each other, and all that is... is from the outside. In vain we rack them [our senses] that we may get a little closer to the best beloved and most implicitly trusted; ever in vain, from the cradle to the grave. — George du Maurier (1834-1896) from Peter Ibbetson

  397. Oh, surely, surely, I cried to myself, we ought to find some means of possessing the past more fully and completely than we do. Life is not worth living for many of us if a want so desperate and yet so natural can never be satisfied. Memory is but a poor, rudimentary thing that we had better be without, if it can only lead us to the verge of consummation like this, and madden us with a desire it cannot slake. The touch of a vanished hand, the sound of a voice that is still, the tender grace of a day that is dead, should be ours forever, at our beck and call, by some exquisite and quite conceivable illusion of the senses. — George du Maurier (1834-1896) from Peter Ibbetson

  398. Marriage is a long event of perpetual change in which a man and a woman mutually build up their souls and make themselves whole. — D. H. Lawrence (1885-1930)

  399. When it was a relief from hard work, idleness had character; when it is merely a relief from long hours of leisure, it seems to have none. — Russell Lynes (1910-1991)

  400. In order to obtain a university degree it is necessary to stultify oneself by agreeing with the particular clique of fifth rate minds who, having been totally unable to carve out any way in the world, have become sodden in the backwater of a university; and taken up teaching as a profession, because they are incapable of learning. — Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)

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  401. The rulers of a country make most of their mistakes because the knowledge of detail which is constantly thrust upon them is so great that it blinds them to fundamental considerations. The emergencies of the moment lure them into bypaths in which they become lost... The tendency of all men who are immersed in affairs, whether public or private, is to become concentrated upon tactical problems, and in doing this they lose sight of the principles of strategy. — Aleister Crowley (1875-1947)

  402. Nothing makes a mortal so violently angry as to compel him to think when he does not wish to make the effort. — Henry Clifford Stuart

  403. Like eating and speaking and dressing, making up has well-bred and vulgar possibilities. — Vogue Magazine, 1920

  404. The human heart opens to the heart that opens in return. — Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849)

  405. Fiction, it's been said, is an attempt to relive an experience you've never had. — Edward Mannix

  406. Shyness has nothing to do with modesty; it's fear of defeat. — John A. Curtis

  407. If in your life you've had one blissful thought, it's something you never forget. I can remember once as a child I was about six, and I'd walked out in the springtime in Virginia and down the road from where we lived was a field of flowers. It was something about the way the sun hit the flowers and the butterfly on my arm, I was just totally, totally happy for about ten seconds. Totally perfectly happy. — Shirley MacLaine (1934- )

  408. There is no such thing as fear; it only exists if we believe it does. We are a product of our thought. — Shirley MacLaine (1934- )

  409. If someone attacks me, they're really attacking their own confusion. — Shirley MacLaine (1934- )

  410. Diaries are meant to be found in a trunk years later, allowing someone the thrill of reading something never read by anyone else before, creating the illusion of how life once was. — John Perreault (1937- )

  411. Very nearly everything that happened in history very nearly did not happen. — Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947)

  412. What is literature but a record of people doing things they should not do? — E. L. Pearson (Early 20th century)

  413. What men owe to the love and help of good women can never be told. — Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

  414. Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. — Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

  415. If one will only exercise the patience to wait, his wants are likely to be fulfilled. — Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

  416. If sports are supposed to be good for you, how come athletes are over the hill at 31? — Bill Vaughan (1915-1977)

  417. When one is out of touch with oneself, one cannot touch others. — Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1906-2001)

  418. There is no distance on earth as far away as yesterday. — Robert Nathan (1894-1985)

  419. What is intimacy? It's being very open with another person about your innermost feelings, fantasies, fears, doubts and insecurities in the hope that you will be accepted, not for how you appear to the outside world, but for what you really are inside. — Helen Singer Kaplan (1929-1995)

  420. Sandel lacked... wisdom, and the only way for him to get it was to buy it with youth; and when wisdom was his, youth would have been spent in buying it. — Jack London (1876-1916) from A Piece of Steak

  421. If there is an unfortunate aspect to supporting nationalists over Communists, it must lie in the fact that so many of the alternatives to Communist domination are not really very much better, only different. — Lauren Paine

  422. If you have a head, you know the power of the heart. — Malcolm S. Forbes (1919-1990)

  423. My idea of exercise is a good brisk sit. — Phyllis Diller (1917- )

  424. When you have been thinking very much about something, you feel it is just and even possible; once you have arrived at this point, you are very strong. — Denis Diderot (1713-1784) from The Nun

  425. There is a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over and to let go. It means leaving what's over without denying its validity or its past importance in our lives. — Ellen Goodman (1941- )

  426. We are all still romantics at heart. The romantics give us back our moon, for instance, which science has taken away from us and made into just another airport. Secretly we all want the moon to be what it was before — a mysterious, hypnotic light in the sky. We want love to be mysterious, too, as it used to be, and not a set of psychotherapeutic rules for interpersonal relationships. We crave mystery even as we forge ahead toward the solution of one cosmic mystery after another. — Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

  427. He was among those who are unfortunately born to practice virtue without feeling its sweetness; they do good out of a spirit of obligation, in the same way as they reason. — Denis Diderot (1713-1784) from The Nun

  428. It is a terrible thing to have just enough talent to recognize one's own mediocrity. — Jack McDevitt (1935- )

  429. Inside every adult is a vulnerable part that never really grows up. Most of us are too afraid of disapproval or rejection to express our deeper feelings. We worry that "if you knew all about me, you wouldn't like me". We're certain that others are happier, wiser, more fulfilled. We cannot risk being compared unfavorably. But withholding our emotions makes healthy communication impossible and creates distance in relationships. The part we hold back our authentic selves constitutes the very richness that others would find appealing. There is hidden power, and magnetism, in vulnerability and in the willingness to share deeper feelings, whether to express love or to acknowledge fears and needs. The most difficult time to express vulnerability is when you're in love. Many are concerned about being too dependent on their partners for attention and love. They have a fear of appearing desperate or ridiculous. This is nonsense. Sharing with others how important they are to you makes them more loving and loyal, more thoughtful about your needs. When you are honest and open, you will find others inviting you into their private worlds. Think about the people you enjoy and admire. They are not superbeings. They err, they cry, they despair. They are real and vulnerable human beings. — Irene C. Kassorla (1941- )

  430. One and the same evil comes either from God, who is testing us, or from the devil, who is tempting us. — Denis Diderot (1713-1784) from The Nun

  431. "Commit your ways unto the Lord." But what good is a text like that when you are lying awake at midnight, and you have to decide for your whole life, and other people's too, whether it shall be yes or no? — Thomas Mann (1875-1955) from Buddenbrooks

  432. What was death? The answer came, not in poor, large-sounding words: he felt it within him, he possessed it. Death was a joy, so great, so deep that it could be dreamed of only in moments of revelation like the present. It was the return from an unspeakably painful wandering, the correction of a grave mistake, the loosening of chains, the opening of doors it put right again a lamentable mischance. End, dissolution! These were pitiable words, and thrice pitiable he who used them! What would end, what would dissolve? Why, this his body, this heavy, faulty, hateful incumbrance, which prevented him from being something other and better. Was not every human being a mistake and a blunder? Was he not in painful arrest from the hour of his birth? Prison, prison, bonds and limitations everywhere! The human being stares hopelessly through the barred window of his personality at the high walls of outward circumstance, till Death comes and calls him home to freedom! Individuality? All, all that one is, can, and has, seems poor, grey, inadequate, wearisome; what one is not, can not, has not, that is what one looks at with a longing desire that becomes love because it fears to become hate. — Thomas Mann (1875-1955) from Buddenbrooks

  433. What sort of men prefer the monotony of the sea? Those, I think, who have looked so long and deeply into the complexities of the spirit, that they ask of outward things merely that they should possess one quality above all: simplicity. — Thomas Mann (1875-1955) from Buddenbrooks

  434. Football combines two of the worst things about American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings. — George Will (1941- )

  435. The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present. — Bill Watterson (1958- ) from Calvin and Hobbes

  436. Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. — Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

  437. The "tale" of one's life is very marvelous. The teaching that has enabled one, through God's grace, to teach others! How untrue any biography even an autobiography of any human being must be! How much there is which can never be told except to God, but on which all that is really life has depended. — Elizabeth M. Sewell (1815-1906)

  438. It was his hopeless hope that sometime he would have an experience that would act on his life like alchemy, turning to gold all the dark metals of events, and from that revelation he would go on his way rich with an inextinguishable joy. There had been, of course, no chance of his ever getting it. — Rebecca West (1892-1983) from The Return of the Soldier

  439. Why did her tears reveal to me what I had learned long ago, but had forgotten in my frenzied love, that there is a draught that we must drink or not be fully human? I knew that one must raise to one's lips the wine of truth, heedless that it is not sweet like milk but draws the mouth with its strength, and celebrate communion with reality, or else walk forever queer and small like a dwarf. — Rebecca West (1892-1983) from The Return of the Soldier

  440. The gods do not visit you to remind you what you know already. — Mary Stewart (1916- ) from The Crystal Cave

  441. The important things in life, you don't make by forcing them and most of all nobody hands them to you and tells you to put them together in such-and-such a way. You find them. If you're lucky. Or sometimes, they find you. They come to you in the night, and if you have the courage, you follow them, over the hills and down the valleys, and you never know where they'll lead, you only know you want to go with them and stay there forever. — Jim Aikin (1948- ) from Statues

  442. Life is scary sometimes. Don't let anybody tell you it isn't. And don't let anybody tell you how to live it, either. You know, everybody has their own ideas on how you ought to live your life. They'll tell you they know what's best for you, and they'll keep after you to try to make you believe them. When times are good, it's easy enough to do what you're told. But when things get scary, there's only one thing you can afford to listen to. You have to listen to your heart. Your heart knows what's right for you. The trouble is, sometimes your heart doesn't talk very loud, and everybody else is shouting at you, and you get confused. The thing to do when you get confused about what to do is get real quiet and just listen until you hear your heart. — Jim Aikin (1948- ) from Statues

  443. Except for war, it's hard to think of any socially sanctioned custom as vicious as a scholars' debate. — John Tierney (1953- )

  444. When you die and meet your Creator, you are not going to be asked why you did not become the Messiah or find some cure for a strange disease. You will be asked, "Why didn't you become yourself?" — Elie Wiesel (1928- )

  445. Oh God, to reach the point of death only to find that you have never lived at all! — Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

  446. As a Hopi, you finally achieve adulthood by initiation into a religious society; then you assume the full burden of being accountable to your creator. It is then that you know that everything has a consequence and that if you transgress divine and social law, you do so knowingly. — Abbot Sekaquaptewa ( -1992)

  447. God be thanked, the meanest of his creatures boasts two soul-sides, one to face the world with, one to show a woman when he loves her! — Robert Browning (1812-1889) from Man and Woman

  448. Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly. — Louis Ginsberg (1896-1976)

  449. How we men, women and children care for our homes is really a miniature reflection of how we must care for Earth, our only home. — Doris Lund (1919-2003)

  450. I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respect. — Neil Simon (1927- )

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  451. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. — Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922)

  452. But the real remained the real, like the flat, bare, oozy tide-mud, when the blue sparkling wave, with all its company of gliding boats and white-winged ships, its music of oars and chiming waters, has gone down, and there it lies, flat, slimy, bare exceedingly real. Of course, in a novel, people's hearts break, and they die, and that is the end of it; and in a story this is very convenient. But in real life we do not die when all that makes life bright dies to us. There is a most busy and important round of eating, drinking, dressing, walking, visiting, buying, selling, talking, reading, and all that makes up what is commonly called living, yet to be gone through. — Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) from Uncle Tom's Cabin

  453. Life passes, with us all, a day at a time... so well is the harp of human feeling strung that nothing but a crash that breaks every string can wholly mar its harmony; and, on looking back to seasons which in review appear to us as those of deprivation and trial, we can remember that each hour, as it glided, brought its diversions and alleviations, so that, though not happy wholly, we were not, either, wholly miserable. — Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) from Uncle Tom's Cabin

  454. There is a kind of beauty so intense, yet so fragile, that we cannot bear to look at it. — Harriet Beecher Stowe, (1811-1896) from Uncle Tom's Cabin

  455. One intelligent person doesn't go faster just because twenty fools are nipping at his heels. — Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) from "1-999" in The Union Club Mysteries

  456. I do not consider myself an expert on the matter [of writing] or even knowledgeable about it. I consider myself a "primitive" in that I have had no formal education in the subject, but have, instead, been writing from an early age out of some inner instinct or compulsion, without knowing, precisely, what I am doing. — Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) from Opus 300

  457. Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten. — Julian Morel

  458. Heart and head are focal points of one body, one personality. — Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)

  459. We hope to find an unambiguous "beginning of life" or "definition of death", although nature often comes to us as irreducible continua. — Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)

  460. It's frightening to think that you might not know something, but more frightening to think that, by and large, the world is run by people who have faith that they know exactly what is going on. — Amos Tversky (1937-1996)

  461. The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. — Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

  462. Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. — Doug Larson (1926- )

  463. Waiting is worse than knowing. Grief rends the heart cleanly, that it may begin to heal; waiting shreds the spirit. — Morgan Llywelyn (1937- )

  464. Don't find fault; find a remedy. — Henry Ford (1863-1947)

  465. The meaning of life cannot be told; it has to happen to a person. — Ira Progoff (1921-1998)

  466. There's a giant asleep in each of us, and when that giant awakes, miracles can happen. — Frederick Faust (1892-1944)

  467. We gain a true place in life only by giving ourselves to others. — Frederick Faust (1892-1944)

  468. If I have an art form of leadership, it is to make as many mistakes as quickly as I can in order to learn. — Unknown Executive

  469. Whenever I make a bum decision, I just go out and make another one. — Harry S. Truman (1884-1972)

  470. Never lie in bed at night asking yourself questions you can't answer. — Charles M. Schultz (1922-2000)

  471. We do, through our fears, tend to bring about that which we fear the most. — Aaron T. Beck (1921- )

  472. You don't ask nobody to give what they can't give, or be what they can't be. You've learnt that, you got a headstart on heartbreak. — Jack Farris (1921-1998) from The Abiding Gospel of Claude Dee Moran, Jr.

  473. A winning smile is the best accessory any dress ever had. — C. Terry Cline, Jr. (1935- )

  474. Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. — Michael Burke

  475. Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. — Pearl Strachan Hurd

  476. The man who has no imagination has no wings. — Muhammad Ali (1942- )

  477. Ask God's blessing on your work, but don't ask Him to do it for you. — Dame Flora Robson (1902-1984)

  478. Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. — Arnold H. Glasow (1905-1998)

  479. The most important things in life aren't things. — Anthony J. D'Angelo

  480. There is no substitute for excellence. Not even success. — Thomas Boswell (1947- )

  481. May those that love us love us; and those that don't love us, may God turn their hearts; and if he doesn't turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we'll know them by their limping. — Old Irish Curse

  482. Better be quarreling than lonesome. — Irish Proverb

  483. May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door. — Irish Toast

  484. Bring me your troubles early and you have a partner in finding a solution. Bring me a disaster late and you have a judge. — Unknown (Attrib. James A. Preston)

  485. There is a note of pain in spring's song of joy, a note of sorrow like the whisper of the wind warning that spring is the briefest of the seasons. Poor spring, that frees the bud and sets the time of green things on its way, but will not see the growth and fullness of summer nor the harvest of the fall. Like youth, it is so bursting with life, so wild and blustery, so loud and confused and yet so sweet, so lovely, and like youth so soon gone. Thinking back on what we were and how we were in those long- ago springs, I have to smile. And looking from a window thrown open to welcome winds colder than the winds of fall against which they were shut, I know a moment almost of pity for all the wild, sweet, raw young people at this greening time of year, in their groping, their wondering, their uncertainty. But, oh, that I could join them, just once more. — John Ed Pearce (1917-2006)

  486. Doing as you like always costs you something. — Mary E. Pearce from Apple Tree Lean Down

  487. Education is the ability to read almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. — Robert Frost (1874-1963)

  488. What's out of reach always seems the best, whether it is or not. — Mary E. Pearce, from The Two Farms

  489. People without hope for tomorrow have a very difficult time living for today. — Doug Kanney (1946- )

  490. The heart is not a knee that can bend. — Jane Yolen (1939- ) from The White Babe

  491. Nothing on TV or elsewhere has improved on a good story that begins: "Once upon a time..." — William J. Bennett (1943- )

  492. Perhaps we make marriage too complicated. Ultimately, it's just a relationship in which human beings try to find release and fulfillment and they don't ask so very much. Just to come first with someone. To be needed by someone. And to hear an occasional word of appreciation from that someone. — Henry N. Ferguson

  493. Adults tend to repress their pleasure. Sad to say, I think we become adults only through disappointment, grief, and lies. So of course gradually we become tough, less sensitive. — Jean-Louis Gassee (1944- )

  494. Productivity, if we take it to mean an obsession with large quantities, is not an operative concept in intellectual professions and in the service and communication sectors. — Jean-Louis Gassee (1944- )

  495. The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. — Elisabeth Foley

  496. There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. — Charles Morgan (1894-1958)

  497. Manners are the happy way of doing things. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  498. Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere. — Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

  499. Education is not training but rather the process that equips you to entertain yourself, a friend, and an idea. — Wallace Sterling (1906-1985)

  500. Each individual should work for himself. Generally speaking, people work harder if they work voluntarily instead of being told to do something. They come to work to enjoy themselves, and that feeling leads to innovation. — Soichiro Honda (1906-1991)

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