Popular Quotes and Sayings about Justice

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. ~Albert Einstein

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. ~Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. ~Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. ~Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein

The individual must not merely wait and criticize, he must defend the cause the best he can. The fate of the world will be such as the world deserves. ~Albert Einstein

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein

Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, and a dark side, and it holds the universe together. ~Carl Zwanzig

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. ~Oscar Wilde

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. ~Oscar Wilde

Life is too important to be taken seriously. ~Oscar Wilde

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence -- and then success is sure. ~Mark Twain

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. ~Mark Twain

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. ~Mark Twain

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either. ~Mark Twain

I am prepared to meet anyone, but whether anyone is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. ~Mark Twain

Never tell the truth to those unworthy of it.... ~Mark Twain

Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. ~Mark Twain

[He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity. ~Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ~Mark Twain

Get your facts first and then you can distort them as much as you wish. ~Mark Twain

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ~Woody Allen

Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground. ~Unknown

Life is like a piano... what you get out of it depends on how you play it. ~Unknown

Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future. ~Unknown

A library is an arsenal of liberty. ~Unknown

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. ~Unknown

What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy. ~Unknown

The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass. ~Unknown

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things. ~Unknown

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past. ~Unknown

A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. ~Unknown

If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day. ~Unknown

Ideals 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 your guides and following them you will reach your destiny. ~Unknown

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are. ~Unknown

Use the talents you possess -- for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best. ~Unknown

Use soft words and hard arguments. ~Unknown

Usability is like oxygen -- you never notice it until it is missing... ~Unknown

True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes. ~Unknown

A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind, instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head. ~Unknown

Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. ~Unknown

Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason. ~Unknown

A healthy family is sacred territory. ~Unknown

Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting. ~Unknown

The worst prison would be a closed heart. ~Unknown

Dedication is not what others expect of you, it is what you can give to others. ~Unknown

Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. ~Unknown

Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process. ~Unknown

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. ~Unknown

Love is not blind, it sees more not less; But because it sees more it chooses to see less. ~Unknown

Never deprive someone of hope -- it may be all they have. ~Unknown

A life spent making mistakes is not only most honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ~Unknown

If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater. ~Unknown

Everything you do or say is public relations. ~Unknown

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. ~Unknown

If a pessimist is always right, is he a realist? ~Unknown

There are people who make things happen, those who watch what happens, and those who wonder what happened. ~Unknown

"Reality" is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes. ~Unknown

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.... ~Unknown

Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty. ~Unknown

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. ~Unknown

Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused. ~Unknown

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. ~Unknown

The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty. ~Unknown

To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so. ~Unknown

Courage atrophies from lack of use. ~Unknown

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~P. J. O%27Rourke

Victory is a political fiction. ~Anonymous

To be free it is not enough to beat the system, one must beat the system every day. ~Anonymous

Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. ~Anonymous

Change is good, but dollars are better. ~Anonymous

A single fact can spoil a good argument. ~Anonymous

I have decided that suicide is completely out of the question. I refuse to end the suffering of others... No, I must contemplate homicide and end the suffering of one... ME!!! ~Anonymous

Never argue with a fool. Someone watching may not be able to tell the difference. ~Anonymous

The future belongs to those who dare. ~Anonymous

Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice. ~Anonymous

The more you know, the less you need to show. ~Anonymous

Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love. ~Anonymous

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. ~Anonymous

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits ~Anonymous

Stupid is a boundless concept. ~Anonymous

The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion, the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion. ~Anonymous

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others. ~Anonymous

Art is a deliberate recreation of a new and special reality that grows from your response to life. It cannot be copied; it must be created. ~Anonymous

It usually takes a long time to find a shorter way. ~Anonymous

Truth fears no questions. ~Anonymous

There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some temptation we resisted. ~James Branch Cabell

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. ~Sir Winston Churchill

Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. ~Sir Winston Churchill

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. ~Sir Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. ~Sir Winston Churchill

When you have eliminated the impossible, that which remains, however improbable, must be the truth. ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If you suffer, thank God! -- it is a sure sign that you are alive. ~Elbert Hubbard

A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour. ~Elbert Hubbard

Sanity is a madness put to good use. ~George Santayana

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. ~Cicero

The first mistake in public business is the going into it. ~Benjamin Franklin

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. ~Benjamin Franklin

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. ~Robert Orben

Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right. ~Arthur Schopenhauer

Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold. ~Leo Tolstoy

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. ~Sir Francis Bacon

Dolendi modus, timendi non item. (To suffering there is a limit; to fearing, none.) ~Sir Francis Bacon

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad. ~Bob Edwards

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans. ~Peter Drucker

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment. ~Rita Mae Brown

Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know. ~Michel de Montaigne

To philosophize is to doubt. ~Michel de Montaigne

To save your world you asked this man to die; Would this man, could he see you now, ask why? ~W. H. Auden

Wine is bottled poetry. ~Robert Louis Stevenson

And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. ~John F. Kennedy

Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. ~John F. Kennedy

I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words bother me. ~A. A. Milne

"How long does getting thin take?" Pooh asked anxiously. ~A. A. Milne

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~Marcel Proust

Life is made up of marble and mud. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation. ~Anais Nin

If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. ~Carl Jung

All a man can betray is his conscience. ~Joseph Conrad

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern; no idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated. ~Ellen Glasgow

All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter. ~Edmund Burke

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself. ~Thomas Paine

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. ~African Proverb

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? ~Bible

Technology: No Place for Wimps! ~Scott Adams

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. ~George Eliot

For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, And though a late, a sure reward succeeds. ~William Congreve

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran

In this world no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing. ~John Henry Cardinal Newman

But my dear man, reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know. ~Alan Watts

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. ~John Dryden

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion. ~Ovid

Free people, remember this maxim: We may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. ~sseau<

All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago. ~ling<

The Earth is the Cradle of the Mind -- but one cannot eternally live in a cradle. ~stantin E. Tsiolkovsky<

Doroga k Zvjozdam Otkrita. (The way to the stars is open.) ~gei Koroljov<

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality. ~odor W. Adorno<

Shall ignorance of good and ill Dare to direct the eternal will? Seek virtue, and of that possest, To Providence resign the rest. ~

Cynics are made, not born. ~

Eh! Je suis leur chef, il fallait bien les suivre. (Ah well! I am their leader, I really ought to follow them.) ~xandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin<

Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again. ~more Schwartz<

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. ~kespeare<

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. ~kespeare<

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success. ~Stephen Covey

You are only as wise as others perceive you to be. ~Shawn Cole<

Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave. ~on Henry Peter Brougham<

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. ~Niccolo Machiavelli

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to. ~old H. Glasgow<

What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself. ~and Barthes<

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ~Confucius

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat. ~Henry Miller

In war there is no substitute for victory. ~General Douglas MacArthur

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity. ~General Douglas MacArthur

That which is not just is not law. ~William Lloyd Garrison

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply, ...finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. ~George Washington

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope. ~Josh Billings

The difficulty in life is the choice. ~George Moore

War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men. ~dinal Richelieu<

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of. ~i Weitzman<

Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling. ~demar W. Setzer<

Live to learn... forget... and learn again. ~an<

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience. ~vin & Hobbes<

Knowing is half the battle. ~Joe<

Everything you can imagine is real. ~asso<

Good taste is always an asset. ~y Bakalov<

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel. ~Muslim Proverb<

If one has not given everything, one has given nothing. ~rges Guynemer<

It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats. ~Russian proverb

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. ~dy Lew<

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life. ~Clark<

Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams. ~y Ellen Kelly<

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. ~nadette Devlin<

If you think education is expensive, Try Ignorance!!! ~y McIntyre<

It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion. ~tat Prayer<

We come and go just like ripples in a stream. ~n V. Politis<

In all things that involve social pressures, if we want to see change we have to force the envelope outwards. ~y Lee Phillips<

It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you. ~Grundler<

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day. ~Grundler<

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art. ~n A. Locke<

If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius. ~ry Leissner<

The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up. ~old R. McAlindon<

It is good for a man to eat thistles and to remember that he is an ass. ~S. Dallas<

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. ~saku Ikeda<

The first rule to tinkering is to save all the parts. ~l Erlich<

Hatred is toxic waste in the river of life. ~ron<

My curiosity is my creativity on the way to discovery. ~y" on Quartz<

The secret to life is that there is no secret. ~ampman" on Quartz<

If you choose not to decide -- you still have made a choice! ~l Peart<

These days, the wages of sin depend on what kind of deal you make with the devil. ~a Vichko

The perfect man uses his mind as a mirror. It grasps nothing. It regrets nothing. It receives but does not keep. ~ang Tzu<

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? ~Rabbi Hillel

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided. ~ey Stengal<

Mi taku oyasin. (We are all related.) ~ota belief<

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, None but ourselves can free our minds. ~Bob Marley

Where there is no law, but every man does what is right in his own eyes, there is the least of real liberty. ~ry M. Robert<

Reputations are created every day and every minute. ~istopher Ruel<

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. ~es Klass<

No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer It has chosen. ~Minor White

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. ~bert Highet<

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy. ~l Rudnick<

All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind. ~munist Manifesto<

No pressure, no diamonds. ~y Case<

What we imagine is order is merely the prevailing form of chaos. ~ry Thornley<

Not only are you anal, but you are anal about things most people have never even heard of. ~el<

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy? ~Ursula K. LeGuin

The Depth of your Mythology is the Extent of your Effectiveness. ~n Maxwell<

Ever notice that what the hell is always the right decision? ~Marilyn Monroe

Occasionally, I have to think like myself to remember where I put something. ~S. Taylor<

Beware the man of one book. ~Saint Thomas Aquinas

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. ~Buddha

The wise learn many things from their enemies. ~Aristophanes

Sleep... Oh! how I loathe those little slices of death.... ~gfellow<

Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. (Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.) ~Lucius Accius

There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? ~ert Francis Kennedy<

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live. ~eral Omar Bradley<

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child. ~ghts of Pythagoras<

Every man is the architect of his own fortune. ~ius Claudius<

Nothing endures but change. ~Heraclitus

From the persistence of noise comes the insistence of rage. From the emergence of tone comes the divergence of thought. From the enlightenment of music comes the wisdom of... silence. ~ions of Gregorian Chants<

Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. ...The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive. ~Frank Herbert

In a mad world, only the mad are sane. ~ro Kurosawa<

The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech. ~Justice Anthony Kennedy

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power. ~John Steinbeck

In science as in love, too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence. ~L. Berger<

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. ~her Theresa<

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. ~Jerry Chin

What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story, And the greatest good is little enough: for all life is a dream, and dreams themselves are only dreams. ~ro Calderon de la Barca<

People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it. ~ard W. Newton<

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it. ~ster<

If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country. ~ster<

Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many. ~noza<

So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now. ~liam of Baskerville<

One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop. ~Weilacher<

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death. ~H. Munro<

To deny we need and want power is to deny that we hope to be effective. ~Smith<

The first duty of a revolutionary is to get away with it. ~Abbie Hoffman

The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards. ~xander Jablokov<

It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. ~David Hume

Truth springs from argument amongst friends. ~David Hume

Whatever thy hand findest to do, do it with all thy heart. ~us Christ<

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. ~Rochefoucald<

Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great. ~te DeBussy-Rabutin<

Freedom hath a thousand charms to show, That slaves however contented never know. ~per<

No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves. ~n Peter Zenger<

The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal Name. ~Lao-tzu

The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet. ~Lao-tzu

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire. ~Jean de La Fontaine

With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. ~Friedrich von Schiller

A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men. ~Roald Dahl

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on. ~ter J. Lippmann<

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it. ~ian Anderson<

People are more easily led than driven. ~id Harold Fink<

Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together. ~se Jackson<

Jingshen is the Mandarin word for spirit and vivacity. It is an important word for those who would lead, because above all things, spirit and vivacity set effective organizations apart from those that will decline and die. ~es L. Hayes<

Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process. ~old Geneen<

Remember that it is far better to follow well than to lead indifferently. ~n G. Vance<

The only real training for leadership is leadership. ~hony Jay<

The art of leading, in operations large or small, is the art of dealing with humanity, of working diligently on behalf of men, of being sympathetic with them, but equally, of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problems. ~L. A. Marshall<

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. ~Ralph Nader

Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it; whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them -- this is of the essence of leadership. ~odore H. White<

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ~Frederick Douglass

The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves if we are underlings. ~kespeare.<

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. ~derick Douglass.<

Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. ~ef Seattle<

Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd. ~m the I Ching<

If you can read this, thank a teacher. ~nymous teacher<

Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them. ~rson<

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~rson<

All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato. ~rge Santiano<

The Net interprets censorship as damage... and routes around it. ~n Gilmore<

To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow. ~k Nupponen<

One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist. ~Diogenes Laertius

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. ~sie Stanley<

Sing Ho! For the life of a Bear! ~nie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne<

Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything. ~uel Hazo<

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains. ~n-Jacques Rousseau<

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ~g<

From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step. ~oleon<

Life is short; live it up. ~ushchev<

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe. ~Russian saying<

Live simply that others might simply live. ~zabeth Seaton<

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas. ~ge John Kane<

Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. ~rence Peter<

Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. ~rned Hand<

That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. ~Amos Bronson Alcott

We must never assume that which is incapable of proof. ~H. Lewes<

What more felicity can fall to creature, Than to enjoy delight with liberty. ~nser<

The forces of good and evil are working within and around me, I must choose, and in a free will universe I do have a choice. ~ereign<

In all things there are three choices: Yes, No & no choice, except in this -- I either choose the truth or I am deceit. ~ereign<

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. ~Indian saying<

When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. ~Namath<

I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few. ~lph Hitler<

By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed. ~lph Hitler<

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. ~ho<

Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism. ~rick Smith<

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate. ~J. R. R. Tolkien

Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever. ~cy Kerrigan<

Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely. ~Land Before Time<

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. ~en Parr<

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. ~James Russell Lowell

What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. ~wfoot<

Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself. ~n Harold<

My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected. ~M. Uhlich

Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it. ~ol Newlin<

We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another. ~iano de Crescenzo<

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. ~Dean Acheson

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. ~ncious de la Rochefoucauld<

Truth -- An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance. ~rce<

Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality. ~J. Jung<

An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country. ~Henry Wotton<

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. ~cus Garvey<

Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. ~James Baldwin

Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster. ~ert M. Pirsig<

You only live once; but if you live it right, once is enough. ~m Marshall<

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous. ~red Alder<

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. ~eral G. C. Patton<

War is based on deception. ~Sun-Tzu

To secure peace is to prepare for war. ~l von Clausewitz<

When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally. ~Tse<

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace. ~derick W. Taylor<

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. ~Gail Godwin

To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me. ~rles William Stubbs<

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. ~Tze<

Silence is argument carried out by other means. ~Che Guevara

A soft answer turneth away wrath. ~verbs 15:1<

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. ~sh Blessing<

Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection. ~eral Colin Powell<

No one worth possessing Can be quite possessed. ~Sara Teasdale

It is only the wisest and the stupidest that cannot change. ~fucius Analects<

Trust each other again and again. When the trust level gets high enough, people transcend apparent limits, discovering new and awesome abilities for which they were previously unaware. ~id Armistead<

Somebody who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world ~Law of Thumb<

Think not forever of yourselves, O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground. ~cemaker<

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong. ~n G. Riefenbaker<

Fortunately [psychoanalysis] is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist. ~en Horney<

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. ~Graham Greene

To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings. ~abeth Moss Kanter

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge. ~Paul Gauguin

We barely have time to react in this world, let alone rehearse. ~Difranco<

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom. ~tice William O. Douglas<

The service you do for others is the rent you pay for the time you spend on earth. ~Mohammed Ali

Wit is the only wall between us and the dark. ~k van Doren<

To pull together is to avoid being pulled apart. ~Allisat

Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order. ~Barry Goldwater

O what fine thought we had because we thought that the worst rogues and rascals had died out. ~B. Yeats<

If you obey all of the rules, you miss all of the fun. ~herine Hepburn<

Learn to obey before you command. ~Solon

We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them. ~Socrates

The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be. ~Socrates

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. ~Socrates

And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all. ~Socrates

I think; therefore I am. ~Rene Descartes

All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin. ~Lord Byron

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. ~John Wesley

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving -- we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas [and] the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

It is the province of knowledge to speak And it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. ~Franz Kafka

This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. ~John Ruskin

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

We can do no great things; only small things with great love. ~Mother Teresa

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. ~Charles Dickens

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man. ~Joseph Addison

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses. ~William Arthur Ward

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. ~William Arthur Ward

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. ~Jawaharlal Nehru

Comedy is tragedy plus time. ~Carol Burnett

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. ~H. G. Wells

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. ~Eugene McCarthy

To err is human, to forgive divine. ~Alexander Pope

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. ~Albert Schweitzer

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Everything may happen. (Omnio fieri possent.) ~Seneca

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. ~Seneca

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do. ~Dale Carnegie

A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. ~Chinese Proverb

Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. ~Chinese Proverb

He who cannot agree with his enemies is controlled by them. ~Chinese Proverb

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness. ~Havelock Ellis

When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. ~Anatole France

Quarrels would not last long if the fault were only on one side. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. ~Isaac Newton

Do what you can with what you have where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt

I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. ~Wernher von Braun

Never mistake motion for action. ~Ernest Hemingway

Many of us are more capable than some of us... but none of us is as capable as all of us!! ~Tom Wilson

To generalize is to be an idiot. ~William Blake

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. ~Mahatma Gandhi

We must become the change we want to see. ~Mahatma Gandhi

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right. ~Mahatma Gandhi

The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. ~Mahatma Gandhi

The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~Plato

Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. ~Plato

Necessity, who is the mother of invention. ~Plato

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. ~Plato

The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. ~Abraham Lincoln

With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. ~Abraham Lincoln

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. ~Abraham Lincoln

No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. ~Abraham Lincoln

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. ~Harry S Truman

Men make history, and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. ~Harry S Truman

We can never tell what is in store for us. ~Harry S Truman

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. ~Harry S Truman

People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Wisdom sets bounds even to knowledge. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no They, Only Us. ~Graffito

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. ~Lily Tomlin

All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. ~Martin Luther King Jr.

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. ~Arthur C. Clarke

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. ~Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible. ~Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. ~Aristotle

I live for books. ~Thomas Jefferson

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. ~Thomas Jefferson

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. ~Thomas Jefferson

Delay is preferable to error. ~Thomas Jefferson

Be polite to all, but intimate with few. ~Thomas Jefferson

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. ~Thomas Jefferson

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. ~Isaac Asimov

It may be that those who do most, dream most. ~Stephen Leacock

A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it. ~H. L. Mencken

Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood. ~H. L. Mencken

Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. ~Will Rogers

Well, all I know is what I read in the papers. ~Will Rogers

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. ~Bertrand Russell

Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. ~Bertrand Russell

Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~Carl Sandburg

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. ~Caskie Stinnett

I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. ~Wilson Mizner

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. ~Robert Frost

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. ~George Bernard Shaw

Virtue is insufficient temptation. ~George Bernard Shaw

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life. ~George Bernard Shaw

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready. ~Henry David Thoreau

In wildness is the preservation of the world. ~Henry David Thoreau

Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it. ~Henry David Thoreau

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. ~Greek Proverb

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. ~Samuel Johnson

Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better. ~Albert Camus

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. ~Aesop

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. ~Herman Melville

To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy -- and dull fantasy at that, as the real world is strange and wonderful. ~Robert Heinlein

The public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it. ~Voltaire

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it. ~Voltaire

I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it. ~Voltaire

Logic is like the sword--those who appeal to it shall perish by it. ~Samuel Butler

All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it. ~Samuel Butler

Say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith, I consider a capacity for it terrifying and absolutely vile! ~Kurt Vonnegut

Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information. ~Kurt Vonnegut

So of cheerfulness, or a good temper, the more it is spent, the more it remains. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well -- he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here is the world, sound as a nut, perfect, not the smallest piece of chaos left, never a stitch nor an end, not a mark of haste, or botching, or second thought; but the theory of the world is a thing of shreds and patches. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I hate quotations. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a tale told by an idiot -- full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. ~William Shakespeare

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. ~William Shakespeare

Simply the thing that I am shall make me live. ~William Shakespeare

Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. ~Abba Eban

Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Life is like a sewer... what you get out of it depends on what you put into it. ~Tom Lehrer