Famous Quotes E-O

The most unbelievable social convention of the age in which we live is the one to the effect that all religious opinions should be respected, no matter how ignorant. -William Edelen

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. -Thomas Edison

When I discover who I am, I'll be free. -Ralph Ellison

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Earth laughs in flowers. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

A stumble may prevent a fall. -English Proverb

Money is what people without talent use to keep score. -Jeremy C. Epworth

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other. -Douglas Everett

Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. -Henry Ford

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. -Henry Ford

If fifty million people say a foolish thing it is still a foolish thing. -Anatole France

I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that won't work. -Benjamin Franklin

Code of Honor: Never approach a friend's girlfriend or wife with mischief as your goal. There are just too many women in the world to justify that sort of dishonorable behavior. Unless she's really attractive. -Bruce Jay Friedman

We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake. -Erich Fromm

A broken friendship may be soldered, but will never be sound. Thomas Fuller

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves. -C. G. Fung

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking. -John Kenneth Galbraith I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. -Galileo Galilei

There is more to life than increasing its speed. -Mahatma Gandhi

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. -David Tyson Gentry

It is the woman who chooses the man who will choose her. -Paul Geraldy

Believe those who seek the truth; doubt those who find it. -Andre Gide

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. -Andre Gide

It's never too late to do nothing at all. -Alan Ginsberg

Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart. -Arnold H. Glasgow

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. -Natalie Goldberg

At night, the ice weasels come. - Matt Groening

You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. - H. R. Haldeman

Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, 'It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver. -Jack Handy

The danger is not that computers will think like men, but that men will think like computers. -Sydney J. Harris

An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools. -Ernest Hemingway

The first draft of anything is always shit. -Ernest Hemingway

You have to go on and be crazy. Craziness is like heaven. -Jimi Hendrix

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. -Eric Hoffer

The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye: the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract. -Oliver Wendell Holmes

Don't take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. -Elbert Hubbard

The believer is happy. The doubter is wise. -Hungarian proverb

If you believe everything you read, better not read. Japanese proverb

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. -William James

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will create the fact. -William James

Never spend your money before you have it. -Thomas Jefferson

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. -Erika Jong

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something, but I can't accept not trying. -Michael Jordan

Rest is not a matter of doing absolutely nothing. Rest is repair. -Daniel W. Joselyn

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. - Carl Gustav Jung

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. -Sam Keen

It's not what happens to you in life that's important, it's how you react to what happens. -Mike Keenan

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those

moments of life that are utterly simple? -Eugene Kennedy

A child mis-educated is a child lost. -John F. Kennedy

All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. or will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, nor in the life of

this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin. -John F. Kennedy

About one-fifth of the people are against everything all the time. -Robert F. Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -Robert F. Kennedy

People are very open-minded about new things--as long as they're exactly like the old ones. -Charles Kettering

I am a part of all I have read. -John Kieran

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. -Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. -Kikuyu proverb

In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -M L King Jr.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

Everybody has the will to win; precious few have the will to prepare to win. -Bobby Knight

Life sucks, but death doesn't put out at all. -T. J. Kopp

I do not think I will ever reach a stage when I will say, "This is what I believe. Finished." What I believe

is alive... and open to growth. -Madeleine L'Engle

Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted. -John Lennon

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and

what would you say? And why are you waiting? -Stephen Levine

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be. -Abraham Lincoln

It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again. -Vince Lombardi

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You, too? Thought I was the

only one." -C.S. Lewis

Mistakes are the dues one pays for a full life. -Sophia Loren

The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didn't exist. -Aaron Machado

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them

all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your

life will never be the same again. -Og Mandino

Don't be so humble - you are not that great. -Golda Meir

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point. -Mistinguett

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. -George Moore

After all there is but one race - humanity. -George Moore

Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than onself is real. -Iris Murdoch

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy. -Cynthia Nelms

What does the spell checker on the computer have against passive voice? -Dunn Neugebauer

Without music, life would be a mistake. -Friedrich Nietzsche

What does not kill me makes me stronger. -Friedrich Nietzsche

I contribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. -Florence Nightingale

Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. -Anias Nin

It is a known fact that women have better verbal skills than men. I just have to say: Duh! -Conan O'Brien

The world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed. -Sean O'Casey