Over 40,000 Famous Quotes Sorted By Topic and Author
Baltasar Gracian Topic: Miscellaneous
It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you. - The Oracle.
Charles Dudley Warner Topic: Miscellaneous
I am convinced that the majority of people would be generous from selfish motives, if they had the opportunity. - My Summer in a Garden.
Finley Peter Dunne Topic: Miscellaneous
Th' newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th'ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward. - "Mr. Dooley's Opinions", 1900.
A C Benson Topic: Miscellaneous
As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow. - From a College Window.
Bede Jarrett Topic: Miscellaneous
The mysterious is always attractive. People will always follow a vail. - The House of Gold.
Oscar W Firkins Topic: Miscellaneous
All men love peace in their armchairs after dinner; but they disbelieve the other nations's professions, rightly measuring its sincerity by their own. - Oscar Firkins: Memoirs and Letters.
Baruch Spinoza Topic: Miscellaneous
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Alexis Carrel Topic: Miscellaneous
To what extent is any given man morally responsible for any given act? We do not know. - Reflections on Life.
Robert A Heinlein Topic: Miscellaneous
A long and wicked life followed by five minutes of perfect grace gets you into Heaven. An equally long life of decent living and good works followed by one outburst of taking the name of the Lord in vain—then have a heart attack at that moment and be damned for eternity. Is that the system?
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