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A man who has bought a theory will fight a vigorous rearguard action against the facts.
Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen
Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
We must at all costs avoid over-simplification, which one might be tempted to call the occupational disease of philosophers if it were not their occupation.
Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
The only way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run.
A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perserverence, and to turn around three times before lying down.
History has seen wars which used up less ammunition than a cease-fire does today.
If you think you have someone eating out of your hand, it's a good idea to count your fingers.
The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.
When George Washington threw that dollar across the Rappahannock River, he didn't realize he was establishing a precedent for government spending.
To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
He who truly knows has no occasion to shout.
Leonardo da Vinci
How can you govern a nation which has 246 kinds of cheese?
Charles de Gaulle
Nothing can be proved, although one can become convinced.
When you're sitting with your girlfriend for two hours, it seems like two minutes, but when you sit on a hot stove for two seconds, it seems like infinity.
All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and doesn't send a card.
If your dog thinks you're the greatest person in the world, don't seek a second opinion.
Sacred cows make the best hamburger, but the meat can be hard to swallow.
Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others.
I've met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. It was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature. But beautiful old people are works of art.
Marjorie Barshow Greenbie
Serious thinking in American popular religion must be the most valuable commodity on earth. It certainly seems to be the scarcest.
If the soup had been as warm as the wine; if the wine had been as old as the turkey; and if the turkey had had a breast like the waitress, it would have been a swell dinner.
Most people think they are thinking when they replace one set of prejudicese for another.
If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing all the thinking.
Lyndon B. Johnson
You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do.
I said to the almond tree, "Sister, speak to me of God," and teh almond tree blossomed.
Music finds its way where the rays of the sun cannot penetrate.
People hardly ever make use of the freedom they have, for example, freedom of thought; instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
The older an archaeologist's spouse grows the mor interested in her he is likely to become.
Lloyd and Jennifer Laing
A man who boasts only of his ancestors confesses that he belongs to a family that is better dead than alive.
J. Gilchrist Lawson
Hate hurts the hater more than the hated.
Love isn't how you feel. It's what you do.
Show me a man with both feet on the ground and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants on.
Joe E. Lewis
When you ask from a stranger that which is of interest only to yourself, always enclose a stamp.
"Love is as rare as a star."
"I thought the stars were anything but rare, uncle."
"That's because you never went out to find one for yourself, Katey. They would prove a few miles apart then."
"But it would be big enough when I did find it."
"Right, my dear. That is the way it is with love.
Lord, when we are wrong, make us willing to change. And when we are right, make us easy to live with.
If you cannot win, make the one ahead of you break the record.
You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
James D. Miles
I quote others only in order the better to express myself.
Michel de Montaigne
The solipsist, just like anyone else, looks both ways before crossing the street.
John Warwick Montgomery
The Heart has its reasons which the Reason does not understand.
The only war I ever approved of was the Trojan War; it was fought over a woman, and the men knew what they were fighting for.
William Lyon Phelps
The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling.
We always condemn most in others that which we most fear in ourselves.
I could study all my life and not think up half the amount of funny things they can think of in one session of Congress.
Conceited people never hear anything but praise.
Antoine de Saint Exupery
You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.
The trouble with the publishing business is that too many people who have half a mind to write a book do so.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Only kings, editors, and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial "we."
It is fair to judge people and stained-glass windows only in their best light.
William Arthur Ward