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Samuel JohnsonThe true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

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Marquis de SadeSexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.

—  Marquis de Sade, 1740-1814, French writer

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Bob DylanIf you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.

—  Bob Dylan, 1941-, American singer [Nobel 2016]

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Paul ValeryThe best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

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Elbert HubbardDo not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

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La RochefoucauldOld men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

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Latin phraseReady-Willing-Potent

Libens-Volens-Potens

—  Latin phrase

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ArchimedesGive me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.

Δως μοι πα στω και ταν γαν κινάσω.

—  Archimedes, 287-212 BC, Ancient Greek mathematician & inventor

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To read them all, reckon 150,000 years.

—  Slogan of the Bibliothèque nationale de France (2014)

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George CarlinEveryone smiles in the same language

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Marilyn MonroeBefore marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.

—  Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, American actress

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HeraclitusCharacter is destiny.

—  Heraclitus, 544-484 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Mignon McLaughlinIf it came true, it wasn’t much of a dream.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Mignon McLaughlinWhat we love about love is the fever, which marriage puts to bed and cures

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

William BlakeEvery harlot was a virgin once.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

William G.T. SheddA ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

—  William G.T. Shedd, 1820-1894, American Presbyterian theologian

Charles Caleb ColtonSilence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

—  Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric & writer

William BlakeExcessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Lord ByronThe great object of life is sensation- to feel that we exist, even though in pain.

—  Lord Byron, 1788-1824, British poet

Lao-TzuA good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Lao-TzuBeing deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

NapoleonThe greatest danger occurs at the moment of victory.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

George Bernard ShawIn an ugly and unhappy world, the richest man can purchase nothing but ugliness and unhappiness.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Michel de MontaigneIf you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was I.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

Arthur SchopenhauerAfter your death, you will be what you were before your birth.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Laurence J PeterHumility is the embarrassment you feel when you tell people how wonderful you are.

—  Laurence J Peter, 1919-1990, Canadian writer & educator

Oscar WildeI like men who have a future and women who have a past.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Charles de GaulleI respect only those who resist me, but I cannot tolerate them.

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

Sacha GuitryYou can pretend to be serious but you can't pretend to be witty.

—  Sacha Guitry, 1885-1957, French writer

Will DurantIn the last analysis civilization is based upon the food supply.

—  Will Durant, 1885-1981, American historian & philosopher

André GideMan cannot discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.

—  André Gide, 1869-1951, French writer, Nobel 1947

Adolf HitlerConscience is a Jewish invention.

—  Adolf Hitler, 1889-1945, German dictator

Bob MarleyYou never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

Zsa Zsa GaborGetting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

—  Zsa Zsa Gabor, 1917-2016, Hungarian-American actress

Arthur ClarkeThe goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play. That's why we have to destroy the present politico-economic system.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Eleanor RooseveltNever allow a person to tell you “no” who doesn't have the power to say “yes”.

—  Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, American politician & wife of the 32nd USA president

Henry FordGivers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

Eugene O’NeillDon't cry. The damned don't cry.

—  Eugene O’Neill, 1888-1953, American playwright, Nobel 1936

Walt DisneyThere is more treasure in books than in all the pirates' loot on Treasure Island.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Margaret ThatcherIn politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister










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