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Margaret ThatcherThe feminists hate me, don’t they? And I don’t blame them. For I hate feminism. It is poison.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherConstitutions have to be written on hearts, not just paper.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherBut if Saddam had been in a position credibly to threaten America or any of its allies – or the coalition's forces – with attack by missiles with nuclear warheads, would we have gone to the Gulf at all?

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherOn my way here I passed a local cinema and it turns out you were expecting me after all, for the billboards read: “The Mummy Returns”.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherIn my lifetime all our problems have come from mainland Europe and all the solutions have come from the English-speaking nations across the world.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherWe've beaten the Germans twice and now they're back!

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

     (on Germany's reunification, in 1989, according to Chancellor Helmut Kohl)

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherI started life with two great advantages: no money, and good parents.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherI don't think there will be a woman prime minister in my lifetime.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

     (on “Val meets the V.I.P.s”, BBC, 5 March, 1973)

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherNo-one would remember the Good Samaritan if he'd only had good intentions; he had money as well.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherOf course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherPlan your work for today and every day, then work your plan.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherI usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherIt used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherEurope was created by history. America was created by philosophy.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherIf you just set out to be liked, you will be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and would achieve nothing.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherDo you know that one of the great problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

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

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherI am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherLook at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherThe problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherBeing powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

Margaret ThatcherDon't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.

—  Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013, British Prime Minister

06-26-2017

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyGet a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it’s done right.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyThat’s the real trouble with the world. Too many people grow up.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyThe way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyWhy worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyFirst, think. Second, believe. Third, dream. And finally, dare.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyA man should never neglect his family for business.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyI always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyLaughter is America's most important export.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyDisneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyDisneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyI do not make films primarily for children. I make them for the child in all of us, whether we be six or sixty. Call the child "innocence". The worst of us is not without innocence, although buried deeply it might be.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyI do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyAll right. I'm corny. But I think there's just about a-hundred-and-forty-million people in this country that are just as corny as I am.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyFor every laugh, there should be a tear.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyCourage is the main quality of leadership, in my opinion, no matter where it is exercised. Usually it implies some risk — especially in new undertakings.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyI could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible, because dreams offer too little collateral.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyWe're not trying to entertain the critics … I'll take my chances with the public.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyIt's kind of fun to do the impossible.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyWe allow no geniuses around our Studio.

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

06-26-2017

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

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyWell, my greatest reward, I think, is that I've been able to build this wonderful organization.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyWe are not influenced by the techniques or fashions of any other company.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyI only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyOver at our place, we're sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child.

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

06-26-2017

Walt DisneyIf you can dream it, you can do it.

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

06-26-2017

Peter PanAll it takes is faith and trust.

—  from the film Peter Pan

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Peter PanNow, think of the happiest things. It's the same as having wings.

—  from the film Peter Pan

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Peter PanThere it is, Wendy; second star to the right and straight on till morning.

—  from the film Peter Pan

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Marry PoppinsFirst of all, I would like to make one thing quite clear... I never explain anything.

—  from the film Marry Poppins

06-26-2017

Marry PoppinsIn every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and - SNAP - the job's a game!

—  from the film Marry Poppins

06-26-2017

The Lion KingIt’s times like this my buddy Timon here says: you got to put your behind in your past.

—  from the film The Lion King

06-26-2017

The Lion KingI'm only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.

—  from the film The Lion King

06-26-2017

The Lion KingOh yes, the past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.

—  from the film The Lion King

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustAdultery breathes new life into marriages which have been left for dead.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustAll the mind's activity is easy if it is not subjected to reality.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustPhotography is the product of complete alienation.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustIllness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed; to kindness, to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustHabit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustWe are at times too ready to believe that the present is the only possible state of things.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

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Marcel ProustJust as those who practice the same profession recognize each other instinctively, so do those who practice the same vice.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustLove is a reciprocal torture.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustA work in which there are theories is like an object which still has the ticket that shows its price.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustPeople wish to learn to swim and at the same time to keep one foot on the ground.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustIn a separation it is the one who is not really in love who says the more tender things.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustYour soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustNine tenths of the ills from which intelligent people suffer spring from their intellect.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustOne must never miss an opportunity of quoting things by others which are always more interesting than those one thinks up oneself.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustDo not wait for life. Do not long for it. Be aware, always and at every moment, that the miracle is in the here and now.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustAll our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustIf we are to make reality endurable, we must all nourish a fantasy or two.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustLove is space and time measured by the heart.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustThere is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustIt is often hard to bear the tears that we ourselves have caused.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustEverything great in the world is done by neurotics; they alone founded our religions and created our masterpieces.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustTime, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustThere are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we believe we left without having lived them, those we spent with a favorite book.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustDesire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustLike many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustIf a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less, but to dream more, to dream all the time

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustMy destination is no longer a place, rather a new way of seeing.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustThe true paradises are the paradises that we have lost.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

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Marcel ProustIt comes so soon, the moment when there is nothing left to wait for.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

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Marcel ProustWe don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustLove is a striking example of how little reality means to us.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustLet us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustHappiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustRemembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustThe real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

Marcel ProustLet us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

—  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French writer

06-26-2017

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

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillThe sea hates a coward.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillI am so far from being a pessimist...on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillLife is perhaps best regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillYou said they had found the secret of happiness because they had never heard that love can be a sin.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillWe fought so long against small things that we became small ourselves.

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

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Eugene O’NeillDogs...do not ruin their sleep worrying about how to keep the objects they have, and to obtain the objects they have not. There is nothing of value they have to bequeath except their love and their faith.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillGod gave us mouths that close and ears that don't... that should tell us something.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillMan is born broken. He lives by mending. The Grace of God is glue.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillIf dat ghost have money, I tells him never to haunt you less'n he wants to lose it!

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillWriting is my vacation from living.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillYou're worse than decent. You're virtuous.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillAny fool knows that to work hard at something you want to accomplish is the only way to be happy.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillThe past is the present, isn't it? It's the future, too. We all try to lie out of that but life won't let us.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillLife is a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillWe are such things as rubbish is made of, so let's drink up and forget it.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillMan's loneliness is but his fear of life.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillIt's a great game - the pursuit of happiness.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillObsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.

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

06-26-2017

Eugene O’NeillThere is no present or future, only the past, happening over and over again -now.

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

06-26-2017

Franklin RooseveltIt has always seemed to me that the best symbol of common sense was a bridge.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

06-26-2017

Franklin RooseveltOrganized money hates me--and I welcome their hatred!

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

06-26-2017

Franklin RooseveltIf civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

06-26-2017

Franklin RooseveltWe have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

06-26-2017

Franklin RooseveltWe know now that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

06-26-2017

Franklin RooseveltWhat America needs now is a drink.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

06-26-2017

Franklin RooseveltDemocracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

06-26-2017

Franklin RooseveltIn politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.

—  Franklin Roosevelt, 1882-1945, American President [1936-1945]

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