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  1. To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it.

—Michael Korda


  1. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

—Arthur C. Clarke




  1. We all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school.

—Peter De Vries


  1. If you don’t run your life, somebody else will.

—John Atkinson




  1. It’s better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

—James Thurber


  1. Only the insecure strive for security.

—Wayne Dyer




  1. Truth is beautiful, no doubt. But so are lies.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson


  1. Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

—Anna Jameson




  1. All change is not growth; as all movement is not forward.

—Ellen Glasgow


  1. Our greatest glory is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.





  1. Children have more need of models than critics.



  1. Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.

—Alphonse Karr




  1. The day of the hero is past.

—Ayn Rand


  1. Silence is better that speech.

—George Elliot




  1. Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived.

—Abraham Lincoln


  1. Common sense is very uncommon.

—Horace Greeley




  1. A hungry man is not a free man.

—Adlai Stevenson


  1. Disappointment is the nurse of wisdom.

—Sir Boyle Roche




  1. Without discipline there is no life at all.

—Katherine Hepburn


  1. Anxious mothers make unsure kids.

—Bruno Bettleheim




  1. Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you.

—Malcolm Cowley


  1. The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

—Edward Phelps




  1. Respect is what we owe, love is what we give.

—Maharishi Mahesh Yogi


  1. Politics is war without violence.

—Stokely Carmichael




  1. Gray hair is a sign of age, not wisdom.

—Greek Proverb


  1. There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.

—Douglas Macarthur




  1. Nostalgia is a seductive liar.



  1. Society prepares the crime, the criminal commits it.

—Edmund Burke




  1. Power backs up in the face of more power.

—Malcolm X


  1. The only cure for grief is action.

—G. H. Lewis




  1. If you have a lemon, make lemonade.

—Howard Gossage


  1. In his private heart no man much respects himself.

—Mark Twain




  1. Raising kids is part joy, part guerilla warfare.

—Ed Asner


  1. An obstinate man does not hold opinions, they hold him.

—Alexander Pope




  1. We are never deceived, we deceive ourselves.



  1. There is no heavier burden than great potential.

—C. M. Schultz




  1. A wise man will live as much within his wit as his income.



  1. It is because of men that women dislike one another.

—La Bruyere




  1. No man does anything from a single motive.



  1. A man who could not seduce men cannot save them either.





  1. We hear and apprehend only what we already half know.



  1. The flower in the vase still smiles, but no longer laughs.





  1. Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed.

—Bertrand Russell


  1. The price of hating other humans is loving oneself less.

— Eldridge Cleaver




  1. A book is a mirror: if an ass peers into it, you can’t expect an apostle to look out.



  1. We have to change truth a little in order to remember it.





  1. We must respect the other fellow’s religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.

—H. L. Mencken


  1. If the apocalypse comes, beep me.

—Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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