If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.
Lovers may be - and indeed generally are - enemies, but they never can be friends, because there must always be a spice of jealousy and a something of Self in all their speculations.
Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained.
John Stuart Mill
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.
TS (Thomas Stearns) Eliot
Art never improves, but the material of art is never quite the same.
Success is never final, failure is never fatal. It's courage that counts.
Who the hell are we to determine the next course of evolution for these people?
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Thank are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare - Hamlet, A
I met Woz when I was 13, at a friend's garage. He was about 18. He was, like, the first person I met who knew more electronics than I did at that point. We became good friends, because we shared an interest in computers and we had a sense of humor. We pulled all kinds of pranks together.
There is a woman at the beginning of all great things.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
There never was a good war or a bad peace.
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
The first mistake in public business is going into it.
Cut out all those exclamation marks. An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
W. Edwards Deming
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt.
Manana is often the busiest day of the week.
I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone.
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
I should warn you, I've always been attracted to older women.
Nothing is so much to be feared as fear.
Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.
No being is so important that he can usurp the rights of another.
It is better to have loafed and lost than never to have loafed at all.
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
To give pain is the tyranny to make happy, the true empire of beauty.
Man does not live by soap alone and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free -- however free one can be on this planet.
The taxpayer -- that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.
The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
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