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Wit is educated insolence.


Love is letting go of fear.

Gerald Jampolsky

Friends are born, not made.

Henry Adams

Success is a great deodorant.

Elizabeth Taylor

Thinking evil is making evil.

Friedrich Nietzsche

We become what we think about.

Earl Nightingale

When in doubt, tell the truth.

Mark Twain

Actions lie louder than words.

Carolyn Wells

No man was ever wise by chance.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Fortune sides with him who dares.


Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

Jimi Hendrix

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

Lao Tzu

Beauty has a lot to do with character.

Kevyn Aucoin

As knowledge increases, wonder deepens.

Charles Morgan

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Victor Hugo's Short Quotes

A man of courage is also full of faith.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you’re going through hell keep going.

Winston Churchill

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Leonardo da Vinci

Do what you love and the money will follow.

Marsha Sinetar

If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three.

Laurence J. Peter

Eating without conversation is only stoking.

Marcelene Cox

There is no remedy for love than to love more.

Henry David Thoreau

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

Thomas A. Edison

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

Marshall McLuhan

Action is the foundational key to all success.

Pablo Picasso

Sometimes, the only realists are the dreamers.

Paul Wellstone

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.

Peter Ustinov

Architecture is the art of how to waste space.

Philip Johnson

An angry father is most cruel towards himself.

Publilius Syrus

The history of art is the history of revivals.

Samuel Butler

Education is the transmission of civilization.

Will Durant

A lawyer who does not know men is handicapped.

William Dunbar

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.


Life is faded away in the everlasting awaited.

Kazeronnie Mak

This is a time of accountability in education.

Kim Rabon

Vadalism: beautiful as a rock in a cop’s face.

Kurt Cobain

The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Love is a net that catches hearts like a fish.

Muhammad Ali

Life is beautiful and beauty comes from within

N. S. Cole

I do not love a man who is zealous for nothing

Oliver Goldsmith

In married life three is company and two none.

Oscar Wilde

If you want love, pray for it, not beg for it.

Ryan Kier

Love and money is equivalent to oil and water.

Scottie Somers

Success consecrates the most offensive crimes.


Pretending that we live doesn’t make us alive.

Serj Tankian

How much money were you hoping to get from me?

Shirley MacLaine

This is like the ideal liberal arts education.

Victoria Brinton

Giving is the highest expression of our power.

vivian greene

The heart need love like the vein needs blood.

Vontae Gardner

“Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.” Walt Disney

Walt Disney

Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power

William James

When reality bites we forget about the dreams.

Yasmeen Khan

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.

Anais Nin

Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.

Lionel Trilling

Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.

Louis Kahn

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.


Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

Knowledge is only one half. Faith is the other.


Genius always finds itself a century too early.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.

Robert Delaunay

I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down.

Robert Frost

I wasn’t a financial pro, and I paid the price.

Ruth Handler

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Stephen Covey

I poured spot remover on my dog. Now he’s gone.

Steven Wright

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.

Stewart Udall

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Victor Hugo

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.

Wallis Simpson

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.

Willard Gaylin

Time moves in one direction, memory in another.

William Gibson

A wise traveler never despises his own country.

William Hazlitt

Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life.

Albert Schweitzer

The voice of the dead was a living voice to me.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

It was magical. I felt the power and the drama.

Andre Leon Talley

Life is about living the songs others only sing

Andrew Dobson

Routine turns to habit, turns to second nature.

Astraea L. Skylar

A beautiful woman should break her mirror early

Baltasar Gracian

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.

Benjamin Franklin

Marry your Daughter and eat fresh Fish betimes.

Benjamin Franklin

Me having no education. I had to use my brains.

Bill Shankly

The money was gone and it was tough to operate.

Blane Reese

Love the life you live. Live the life you love.

Bob Marley

certain ambiguities in presidential succession.

Brian Baird

Without love…breath is just a clock, ticking.

Dedrick D. L. Pitter

Science and math are scary to a lot of lawyers.

Gary Clements

There is no such thing as a successful defence.

General George S. Patton

Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.

George Bernard Shaw

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.

Henry David Thoreau

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death.

Jim Morrison

That’s enough money to really change your life.

Jimmy White

Ambition and love are the wings to great deeds.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Choosing success over failure is YOUR decision!

John Di Lemme

We all share a piece of the universe within us.

Marcus Gonzales

Love is so much better when you’re not married.

Maria Callas

who says love never lives? Maybe we never lived

oware junior

A good indignation brings out all one’s powers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.

T.S. Eliot

To enjoy life, we must touch much of it lightly


Women have tended to be their own worst enemies,

Christopher Hayes

A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.

Claude Debussy

All imaginable futures are not equally possible.

Kevin Kelly

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

Pablo Picasso

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.

Rosalind Russell

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Samuel Butler

I think we are a product of all our experiences.

Sanford I. Weill

Time is the longest distance between two places.

Tennessee Williams

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

Theodore Roethke

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.

Thomas Fuller

No one but you owns the title deed to your life.

John Di Lemme

The only love worthy of a name is unconditional.

John Powell

Love is a madness; if thwarted it develops fast.

Mark Twain

Make sure to send a lazy man the angel of death.

Martin Luther

Most women are not as young as they are painted.

Max Beerbohm

You never find yourself until you face the truth

Pearl Bailey

You are far more powerful than you ever dreamed.

Peter McWilliams

If you have a dream, give it a chance to happen.

Richard M. DeVos

Life isn’t a matter of milestones but of moments

Rose F. Kennedy

The beauty of life depends upon our good habits.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Death is one moment, and life is so many of them

Tennessee Williams

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

Napolean Hill

The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.

Mary Kay Ash

Attention to health is life’s greatest hindrance.


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

Robert A. Heinlein

Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued.


A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.

Thomas Carlyle

Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.

Annette Funicello

If you want a neat wife, choose her on a Saturday

Benjamin Franklin

In love of home, the love of country has its rise

Charles Dickens

To open a shop is easy, to keep it open is an art

Chinese Proverbs

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.


Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

One must be a living man and a posthumous artist.

Jean Cocteau

Never underestimate the power of “I’d like that.”

John Mayer

Love as if you liked yourself, and it may happen.

Marge Piercy

One is apt to overestimate beauty when it is rare

Mark Twain

First step to SUCCESS: Eliminate fear of failure.

Mitta Xinindlu

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

Oscar Wilde

A FRIEND is what’s left after the money is gone..

Paul Frazier

More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The main factor behind success is – self control.

Rig Veda

Tomorrow is nothing, if youre living in the past.

Scottie Somers

Woman once made equal to man becomes his superior


Logic is neither an art nor a science but a dodge


Love is not what we become but who we already are

Stephen Levine

Love has no race, creed, nationality or religion.

Vernest Hines Likkel

I always trust my gut reaction; it’s always right.

Kiana Tom

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.

Leo Buscaglia

It’s the most unhappy people who most fear change.

Mignon McLaughlin

Politics is not a game. It is an earnest business.

Winston Churchill

Fashion your life as a garland of beautiful deeds.

Buddha Quotes

Only what is really oneself has the power to heal.

Carl Gustav Jung

The man of upright life is obeyed before he speaks


If you think education is expensive, try ignorance

Derek Bok

Leave the past, live the present, love the future.

Dror Ceder

He who is guilty believes all men speak ill of him

Italian Proverb

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

Les Brown

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.

Mother Teresa

Courteous men learn courtesy from the discourteous

Persian Proverb

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have the heart of a lion and the mind of an eagle.

Roberto Torres

You have to walk, before you can help others walk.

Scottie Somers

Each life makes its own immitation of immortality.

Stephen King

Let your hope of heaven master your fear of death.

William Gurnall

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.

Woodrow T. Wilson

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness

Allen Ginsberg

That which does not kill us only makes us stronger.

Friedrich Nietzche

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

Mark Twain

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.

Leo Rosten

We are each responsible for all of our experiences.

Louise L. Hay

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.

Nelson Mandela

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.

Oscar Wilde

Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives.

Samuel Johnson

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Theodor Adorno

If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.

Thomas Fuller

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.

Thomas Jefferson

A man should never neglect his family for business.

Walt Disney

Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.

Albert Einstein

In life you need either inspiration or desperation.

Anthony Robbins

Dreams do come true, but you have to work for them.

Bob Crawford

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

C.S. Lewis

The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.

D.H. Lawrence

A woman’s always younger than a man of equal years.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I like men to behave like men – strong and childish

F. Sagan

Think with awe on the slow and quiet power of time.

Friedrich von Schiller

It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.

Irish Sayings

The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

It’s not what the dream is but what the dream does.

John Johnson

Love and work…work and love, that’s all there is.

Sigmund Freud

Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.

Victor Hugo

Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much.

Walter Lippmann

All our words from loose using have lost their edge.

Ernest Hemingway

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

Margaret Fuller

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.


I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.

Stephen King

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.

William James

If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score?

Vince Lombardi

Habit is the second nature which destroys the first.

Blaise Pascal

Intelligence is what you know, Smart is what you do.

Charlie Kennedy

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.

George Washington

History is a race between education and catastrophe.

H. G. Wells

The ideal beauty is a fugitive which is never found.

Joan Rivers

Few things in life have as much power as commitment.

John Di Lemme

Good government is no substitute for self-government

Mahatma Gandhi

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.

Zora Neale Hurston

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

Stevie Wonder

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.

Bill Gates Quotes

Life stinks, but that doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy it

Dustin Hoffman

Good writing excites me, and makes life worth living.

Harold Pinter

You can only come to the morning through the shadows.

J.R.R. Tolkien

Loving someone is setting them free, letting them go.

Kate Winslet

Now, I have the power of the tongue, … I can speak.

Ted Turner

Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious.

Will Rogers

If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.

William Hazlitt

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion

Jack Kerouac

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.

W. C. Fields

LONGEVITY, n. Uncommon extension of the fear of death.

Ambrose Bierce

Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.

Benjamin Franklin

All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream

Edgar Allan Poe

The most efficient labor-saving device is still money.

Franklin P. Jones

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men

George Clemenceau

evil is not power; it is ignorance and misuse of good.

James Allen

Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals

Jim Rohn

Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.

Marcus Garvey

Sleep, that deplorable curtailment of the joy of life.

Virginia Woolf

Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn.

Will Durant

The most powerful element in advertising is the truth.

William Bernbach

Beware of the person who can’t be bothered by details.

William Feather

On the broken stem of dreamsOnly disappointments grow.

William Wetmore Story

Wealth is the slave of a wise man. The master of a fool


Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it.

Mark Twain

Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.

Susan Sontag

Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.

T. S. Eliot

There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.

Thomas Fuller

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Thomas Paine

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin

I live in a house full of women, dolls and conga drums!

Andy Garcia

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

Ayn Rand

Error is just as important a condition of life as truth

Carl Gustav Jung

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.

Daniel Goleman

Education has for its object the formation of character

Herbert Spencer

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss

Morale is the greatest single factor in successful wars

Dwight David Eisenhower

Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.

Earl Warren

Great men are the guideposts and landmarks in the state

Edmund Burke

That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.

Emily Dickinson

It’s really a subterfuge on the part of the government.

George Hoffer

Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception.

George Orwell

Men often are valued high, when they are most wretched.

John Webster

He’s the kind of man who picks his friends…to pieces.

Mae West

It is the cause and not the death that makes the martyr

Napoleon Bonaparte

There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The mystical bond of brotherhood makes all men brothers

Thomas Carlyle

Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.

Titus Livius

The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks


My face looks like a wedding-cake left out in the rain.

W. H. Auden

Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

William Butler Yeats

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.

Truman Capote

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

Lee Iacocca

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.

Salvador Dali

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

Margaret Thatcher

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.

Marshall McLuhan

It was the men I deceived the most that I loved the most.

Marguerite Duras

Marriage is one long conversation, checkered by disputes.

Robert Louis Stevenson

The era we are living in today is a dream of coming true.

Walt Disney

Listening is being able to be changed by the other person.

Alan Alda

Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.

Mason Cooley

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

Will Durant

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake

The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.

Abraham Lincoln

A very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed


You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

Barbara De Angelis

We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.

Charles de Montesquieu

Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself

Edwin Land

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.

George Sand

The point, as Marx saw it, is that dreams never come true.

Hannah Arendt

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

Henry David Thoreau

A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself

Jean Anouilh

I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.

Julius Caesar

Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring.

Lorrin L. Lee

If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.

Louise L. Hay

No one is so old as to think he cannot live one more year.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is no power on earth more formidable than the truth.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds

Mark Twain

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.

Martin Buber

Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.

Michael J. Gelb

Never forget that the most powerful force on earth is love

Nelson Rockefeller

Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is the spectator, and not life, that art really mirrors

Oscar Wilde

Education can no longer be the sole property of the state.

Peter F. Drucker

To love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden

Robert Louis Stevenson

Let the people think they govern and they will be governed.

William Penn

The greatest power is not money power, but political power.

Walter Annenberg

Real politics are the possession and distribution of power.

Benjamin Disraeli

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it

Charles R. Swindoll

Did you ever think about life as a metaphor for television?

Chuck Palahniuk

The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.


If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.

Jane Austen

External superiority is the result of internal inferiority.

Jeffrey Benjamin

We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.

Jules Verne

Without knowledge, life is no more than the shadow of death


Parents — not politics — should run education in America.

Steve Forbes

To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly.

William James

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.


I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.

Arthur Rubinstein

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

Lily Tomlin

Cultivation to the mind is as necessary as food to the body.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

There is only one meaning of life: the act of living itself.

Erich Fromm

The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.

Francis Bacon

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.

Charles Caleb Colton

To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.


When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

Jonathan Swift

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.

Napoleon Hill

Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly.

Linus Pauling

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.

Elbert Hubbard

Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

Malcolm Forbes

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Herman Melville

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

Dale Carnegie

It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.

Vaclav Havel

Finding some quiet time in your life, I think, is hugely important.

Mariel Hemingway

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.

Soren Kierkegaard

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said”

Peter Drucker

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

Vidal Sassoon

Real beauty is to be true to oneself. That’s what makes me feel good.

Laetitia Casta

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absense of fear.

Mark Twain

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.

Lyndon Johnson

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.

Will Rogers

A person will be just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln

Sometimes its the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.

Keri Russell

Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.

Robert Kiyosaki

Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You’ll be criticized anyway.

Eleanor Roosevelt

No man should receive a dollar unless that dollar has been fairly earned.

Theodore Roosevelt

There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.

Kevin James

For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.

Carl Sagan

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Mother Teresa

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts.

Max Lerner

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.

Robert Frost

Everything in writing begins with language. Language begins with listening.

Jeanette Winterson

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.

Theodore Roosevelt

A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Lou Holtz

Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you’ll ever regret.

Lawrence J. Peter

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.

Blaise Pascal

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family. In another city.

George Burns

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.

Earl Nightingale

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say, I just watch what they do.

Andrew Carnegie

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

Mark Twain

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The American ideal, after all, is that everyone should be as much alike as possible.

James Baldwin Quotes

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

Winston Churchill

Be yourself not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.

Henry David Thoreau

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs.

Martha Scott

Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.

W. C. Fields

All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.

James Allen

A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.

James Baldwin

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

Jane Austen

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