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Charles Caleb ColtonMoney is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.

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

4 likes
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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Bob MarleySome people feel the rain. Others just get wet.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

4 likes
Henry FordWhether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re probably right.

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

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H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

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

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

3 likes
Karl KrausPsychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

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Finn TaylorThere are two rules in life: Rule #1: Don't sweat the small stuff. Rule #2: Everything is small stuff.

—  Finn Taylor, 1958-, American film director

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HomerEver to excel.

Αιέν αριστεύειν.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad VI

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HoraceSeize the day.

Carpe diem.

—  Horace, 65-8 BC, Roman poet

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William ShakespeareThere's an old saying that applies to me: you can't lose a game if you don't play the game.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Romeo & Juliet

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Robert FrostHappiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

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Latin proverbMuch, not many.

Multum, non multa.

—  Latin proverb

     (meaning: take much care but not of many things; [replace 'take care' with 'learn' or whatever])

1 likes
Frank ZappaBroken hearts are for assholes.

—  Frank Zappa, 1940-1993, American musician

     (song title from the album “Sheik Yerbouti”, 1977)

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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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AnonymousAll those who believe in psychokinesis, raise my hand.

—  Anonymous

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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 McLaughlinWomen are the right age for just a few years; men, for most of their lives.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

William BlakeEvery harlot was a virgin once.

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

Bette DavisSex is God's joke on human beings.

—  Bette Davis, 1908-1989, American actress

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

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

William BlakeSome are born to sweet delight.
Some are born to endless night.

—  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-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

H.L. MenckenThere is always a well-known solution to every human problem: neat, plausible, and wrong.

—  H.L. Mencken, 1880-1956, American columnist & cultural critic

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

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

William ShakespeareWe are such stuff
As dreams are made on, and our little life
Is rounded with a sleep.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ The Tempest

Constantine KavafyAs you set out for Ithaka
hope the voyage is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.

—  Constantine Kavafy, 1868-1933, Greek poet ‐ Ithaka

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

—  Charles de Gaulle, 1890-1970, French President

La RochefoucauldAbsence extinguishes the minor passions and increases the great ones, as the wind blows out a candle and fans a fire.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

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

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

Jim RohnYou are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

—  Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, American self-help speker

T. S. EliotThis is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

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 RooseveltYesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift... that's why they call it the present.

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

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










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