Famous Quotes E-O

It is necessary to the happiness of a man that he be mentally faithful to himself. -Thomas Paine

Figure out who you are and then do it on purpose. -Dolly Parton

A good plan is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. -General George S. Patton

There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived. -M. Scott Peck

I don't care how good you play, you can find somebody who can beat you, and I don't care how bad you

play, you can find someone you can beat. -Harvey Penick

I am grateful for all my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet

those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties. -J.C. Penney

The happiest person is he who thinks the most interesting thoughts. -William Lyon Phelps

I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I

said, "You'll be sorry." He said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners

very well." -Emo Phillips

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. -Pablo Picasso

The harder you work, the luckier you get. -Gary Player

To believe everything or to doubt everything are two equally convienent solutions: Both dispense with the

need for reflection. - Jules Henri Poincare'

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. -Ivy Baker Priest

I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch. -Gilda Radner

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't

have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and

making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. -Gilda Radner

Thinking men cannot be ruled. -Ayn Rand

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by the way he eats jelly beans. -Ronald Reagan

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. -Jules Renard

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. -Eddie Rickenbacher

I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted

and I would never have to worry. -Anthony Robbins

Destiny is as destiny does. If you believe you have no control, then you have no control. -Wess Roberts

What do women want? To be treated like a queen; but by a king, not a pawn. -James Robison

Love really is a fire that consumes the heart. What most people don't realize, is that fire is painfully hot and

the closer you are to it, the bigger the burn you're going to get. -John Roche

Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there. -Will Rogers

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Theodore Roosevelt

The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. -Theodore Roosevelt

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I

don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours. -Rita Rudner

Absentmindedness is looking for the horse you are riding. -Russian Proverb

For the time being I have seen enough of living things, of dogs, of men, of all flabby masses which move spontaneously. -Jean-Paul Sartre

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. -Charles Schwab

Religion is regarded by the common people as true,by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful. -Seneca

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go. -"Oh,

the Places You'll Go!", Dr. Seuss

Illusions are dangerous people. They have no flaws. -A line in "Sabrina"

Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead. -Scottish Proverb

Songs are sneaky things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always

believed the right song at the right moment could change history. -Pete Seeger

Lord, what fools these mortals be! -Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. -Shakespeare, Macbeth (V, 5)

'To thine own self be true, and so it shall come that you can be false to no other man' -William Shakespeare

I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation. -George Bernard Shaw

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is

happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. -George Bernard Shaw

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. It may mean a giving up of familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work,values no longer believed in, relationships that have lost their meaning. As Dostoevsky put it, 'Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.' The real fear should be of the opposite course. -Gail Sheehy

I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. -Frank Sinatra

Heh Heh Heh! Lisa! Vampires are make believe, just like elves and gremlins and eskimos! -Homer Simpson

I am so smart! I am so smart! S-M-R-T! S-M-R-T! I mean, S-M-A-R-T! -Homer Simpson, singing, upon finding out he's been admitted to college

Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand. -Homer Simpson

Any kid'll run an errand for you if you ask at bedtime. -Red Skelton

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. -Alexander Smith

If it's such a nice day, why spoil it for the rabbits? -Snoopy

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. -Socrates

Finally he released the young man, and waded back to dry land. Then Socrates questioned the man. "What

did you most want just now?" The young man replied, "Air." "When you want knowledge as much as you

just wanted air, you shall have it." -Socrates

Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority and disrespect for their elders. Children nowadays are tyrants. -Socrates

If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. -Julia Soul

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. -Leopold Stokowski

Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake. -Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. -Mother Teresa

Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not. -Virgil Thomson

Do not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness. -James Thurber

Remember, you can't steal second if you don't take your foot off first. -Mike Todd

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost. -J. R. R. Tolkien

Norms are things that are always perceived, but never achieved. Phillip A. Trella

As long as you're going to think anyway, think big. -Donald Trump

Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today. -Mark Twain

Few things are harder to put up with than a good example. -Mark Twain

Get your facts first, then you can distrue them as you please. -Mark Twain

Man is the only animal that blushes - or needs to. -Mark Twain

Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. -Mark Twain

The best minds will tell you that when a man has begotten a child he is morally bound to tenderly care for it, protect it from hurt, shield it from disease, clothe it, feed it, bear with its waywardness, lay no hand upon it save in kindness and for its own good, and never in any case inflict upon it a wanton cruelty. God's treatment of his earthly children, every day and every night, is the exact opposite of all that, yet those bes minds warmly justify these crimes, condone them, excuse them, and indignantly refuse to regard them as crimes at all, when he commits them. -Mark Twain

There is probably no pleasure equal to the pleasure of climbing a dangerous Alp, but it is a pleasure which is confined strictly to people who can find pleasure in it. -Mark Twain

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, While loving someone deeply gives you courage. -Lao Tzu

Often we have no time for our friends, but all the time in the world for our enemies. -Lean Uris

Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious. -Paul Valery

Kindness to me is only powerful if it has the cruel streak behind it. If someone is kind all the time under all circumstances, they're just simple-minded. Kindness is only worth something if you have the cruel streak to back it up. -Suzanne Vega

We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else's idea of life. -James Van Praagh

I wish they would only take me as I am. -Vincent Van Gogh

In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism and scepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically. -Vincent Van Gogh

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much perfoms much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. -Vincent Van Gogh

Infatuation is when you think that he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Conner, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford-but you'll take him anyway. -Judith Viorst

Common Sense is not so common. -Voltaire

I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could. -Orson Welles

He who hesitates is a damned fool. -Mae West

Whenever I have to decide between two evils, I always choose the one I haven't tried before. -Mae West

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. -William Allen White

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order. Life refuses to be embalmed alive. - Alfred North Whitehead

Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian. -Dennis Wholey

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months. -Oscar Wilde

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. -Oscar Wilde

There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. -Oscar Wilde

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

The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. -Woodrow Wilson

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. -Oprah Winfrey

I used to believe in forever, but forever was too good to be true. -Winnie the Pooh

I think - therefore I'm single. -Lizz Winstead

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes if for happiness. -Mary Wollstonecraft

No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes if for happiness. -Mary Wollstonecraft

What is the difference between apathy and ignorance? I don't know and I don't care. -World Entertainment War

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. -Zig Ziglar