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Abraham LincolnYou can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

—  Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, American President

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

Antonio PorchiaMan goes nowhere. Everything comes to man, like tomorrow.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

William WordsworthCome grow old with me. The best is yet to be.

—  William Wordsworth, 1770-1850, English poet

Ralph Waldo EmersonIn skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

VoltaireLove is of all the passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the body.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Stanislaw Jerzy LecPolitics: a race of Trojan horses.

—  Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, 1906-1966, Polish author of maxims

Jules RenardI don't know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn't.

—  Jules Renard, 1864-1910, French writer

EucliidThere is no royal road to geometry.

Μη είναι βασιλικήν ατραπόν επί γεωμετρίαν.

—  Eucliid, 4th-3rd cent. BC, Greek mathematician, the “father of geometry”

     (his answer to the king of Egypt Ptolemy, who asked for a shorter way to learn Geometry)

Mae WestSex is emotion in motion.

—  Mae West, 1892-1980, American actress

Ninotchka (1939)It's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.

—  from the film Ninotchka (1939)

Spike MilliganAll I ask is a chance to prove that money can't make me happy.

—  Spike Milligan, 1918-2002, Irish comedian

George CarlinIt's never just a game when you're winning

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

Julia ChildIt's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.

—  Julia Child, 1912-2004, American chef, author & TV personality.

SocratesBy all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

—  Socrates, 469-399 BC, Ancient Geek Philosopher

Konstantin Josef JirečekWe, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

—  Konstantin Josef Jireček, 1854-1918, Czech historian & Slavist

Georg Christoph LichtenbergI am convinced we do not only love ourselves in others but hate ourselves in others too.

—  Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, 1742-1799, German author of maxims

Samuel JohnsonWickedness is always easier than virtue; for it takes the short cut to everything.

—  Samuel Johnson, 1709-1784, English writer

Antonio PorchiaYou are sad because they abandon you and you have not fallen.

—  Antonio Porchia, 1885-1968, Italian-Argentinian poet

Ayn RandThe question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Pablo PicassoArt is a lie that makes us realize the truth.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

Pablo PicassoYouth has no age.

—  Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, Spanish painter

NapoleonReligious wars are basically people killing each other over who has the better imaginary friend.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

George Bernard ShawWhat really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.

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

Winston ChurchillHe has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

     (on British Labour politician Stafford Cripps)

H.L. MenckenConscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.

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

Gore VidalIt is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

—  Gore Vidal, 1925-2012, American writer

Francis BaconHope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Francis BaconMoney is like muck, not good except it be spread.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Francis BaconSome books should be tasted, some devoured, but only a few should be chewed and digested thoroughly.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

Martin Luther KingThe ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

—  Martin Luther King, 1929-1968, American leader in the Civil Rights Movement

Victor HugoIf I were Jesus, I would have saved Judah.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Alfred CapusYou have to know how to endure injustices until you are in position to commit them yourself.

—  Alfred Capus, 1858-1922, French writer

Lord ActonPower tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

—  Lord Acton, 1834-1902, English historian

Zig ZiglarYou can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Zig ZiglarEverybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free but it can’t go anywhere.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

Lou HoltzNever tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Lou HoltzYou're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.

—  Lou Holtz, 1937-, American football coach

Eleanor RooseveltNo one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

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

Zorba the Greek (1964)If a woman sleeps alone, it puts a shame on all men.

—  from the film Zorba the Greek (1964)



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