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When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But, when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain

If you judge people you have no time to love them.

Mother Theresa

Chess is mental torture.

Gary Kasparov

Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

Mark Twain

Old soldiers never die, they merely fade away.

General Douglas MacArthur

Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

George Bernard Shaw

I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

Winston Churchill

It is not necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paper work, and the other is nostalgia.

Frank Zappa

Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.

Oscar Wilde

Recent medical research into the secrets of biology confirms what we always knew: that women are tougher, stronger and lustier than anyone ever thought. Our challenge is to surpass these expectations!

Jennie Chua, General Manager of the Raffles Hotel

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles

Albert Einstein

All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.

George Orwell
Animal Farm

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

Napoleon Bonaparte

I am a soldier, I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight.

General George Patton

Maybe there are 5 000, maybe 10 000 Nazi bastards in their concrete foxholes before the Third Army. Now if Ike stops holding Monty's hand and gives me the supplies, I'll go through the Siegfried Line like shit through a goose.

General George Patton

The question in life is not whether you get knocked down. You will. The question is, are you ready to get back up... and fight for what you believe in.

Dan Quayle

Power tends to crrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton

We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from the equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness.

Thomas Jefferson

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

Albert Einstein

There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.

Mahatma Ghandi

Work is the curse of the drinking classes.

Oscar Wilde

Having an education in one thing, being educated is another.

Lee Kuan Yew

Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money.

Robin Williams

There are quite a few things I've done that even I thought might have been one step too far. But if you are willing to make a fool of yourself and make people smile, as long as you do it with a sense of fun, you can get away with it.

Richard Branson

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fears, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela

A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.

Mahatma Gandhi

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Because it's there.

Sir Edmund Hillary, when questioned why he wanted to climb Mount Everest

Kill them all. God will know his own. (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet)

Amal Ulric

Everything flows.


There is no such thing as an omen. Fate does not send us heralds. She is too wise or too cruel for that.

Oscar Wilde

If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.

Oscar Wilde

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

John F. Kennedy

Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.

Al Capone

I do not fear an army of lions, if they are led by a lamb. I do fear an army of sheep, if they are led by a lion.

Alexander the Great

Henceforth the adequacy of any military establishment will be tested by its ability to preserve the peace.

Henry Kissinger

My life was too short to acheive the conquest of the whole world.

Genghis Khan

Battles are won by slaughter and maneuver. The greater the general, the more he contributes in maneuver, the less he demands in slaughter.

Winston Churchill

It's better to life one day as a lion, than a hundred as a sheep.

Benito Mussollini

Religion is for those who believe in hell, Spirituality is for those who have been there.

David Bowie

Art is a lie which makes us realise the truth.

Pablo Picasso

A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want.


Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others.

Oscar Wilde

Maybe if I had not picked up that one person dying on the street, I would not have picked up the thousands.

Mother Teresa

The Church says the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the Moon, and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church.

Ferdinand Magellan

I wish people could acheive what they think would bring them happiness in order for them to realize that that's not what happiness really is.

Alanis Morisette

Once at a national parade, Charles de Gaulle said to Lazaro Cardenas (former president of Mexico), 'Do the Mexicans really love you Mister President?'. Cardenas replied, 'Of course Mister President.' And with a sad face De Gaulle said 'It's a shame, the French only need me.'

Mauricio Gonzalez de la Garza

As we leave the moon and Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came, and God willing, as we shall return; with peace and hope for all mankind.

Cpt. Eugene Cernan, Cdr. Apollo 17
upon leaving man's last footsteps on the Moon

Onstage, I make love to 25 000 people, then I go home alone.

Janis Joplin
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