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Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

Jonathan Kozol

Man is least himself when he is in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth.

Oscar Wilde
Penguin Plays

Art is a gift, and should be used, not to recreate what you see, but to recreate what you imagine.

Do unto others, then get away fast!

Everything costs something. The only question is the price and how you have to pay it.

Judge Phillip D. Barber

Be a friend to yourself; then others will.

Mel .I.

Once you have tasted the secrets, you will have a strong desire to understand them.

Listening causes me to find the existence of truth behind the veil.

Loreena McKennitt

Depression is unfocused self-pity.

Bill Wilson

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Hector Louis Berlioz

There are two ways to slip easily through life...one is to believe everything and the other is to doubt everything. Either one will allow you to go through life without thinking.

The study of law is to learn how not to get into trouble with it.

Yip Weng

All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Holding on to anger only gives you tense muscles.

Joan Lunden
Joan Lunden's Healthy Living

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Max Ehrmann

Some lemmings stay behind.

Bill Krul

Life is a first draft... with NO rewrite.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw

Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

David Lloyd George

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.

Josephus Daniels

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

George E. Woodberry

Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.

It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.

Brigitte Bardot

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live now.

Joan Baez

Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.

Praying is like a rocking chair - it'll give you something to do but it won't get you anywhere.

Gypsy Rose Lee

There is only one serious conviction that man should have, and that is that nothing should be taken too seriously.

Samuel Butler

What makes information a powerful tool is that others don't have it.

Scott Manuel

No matter how difficult the road, some will pull ahead. No matter how easy the road, some will fall behind.

old Irish proverb

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness.

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.

Josh Billings

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.

W. Migner

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.

The strength of women is the facade of weakness, the weakness of men is the facade of strength.

It is said that for money you can have everything, but you cannot. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; knowledge but not wisdom; glitter, but not beauty; fun, but not joy; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not faithfulness; leisure, but not peace. You can have the husk of everything for money, but not the kernel.

Arne Garborg

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.

Alfred Korzybski
Manhood of Humanity

I don't rent space to anyone in my head.

a guy on Candid Camera who responded to Mr. Funt, when asked why he had not gotten upset

Every man is a moon; he has a side no one sees.

Mark Twain

The unexamined life may not be worth living, but the life too closely examined may not be lived at all.

It is better to have people think you a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

Mark Twain

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.

James Stephens

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.

Edward Gibbon

Character is much easier kept than recovered.

Thomas Paine

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

Edward Phelps

If we could sell our experiences for what they cost us we'd be millionaires.

Abigail Van Baren

Not to go back is somewhat to advance, and men must walk at least, before they dance.

Alexander Pope

Procrastination is the fault most people put off correcting.

Don't compromise yourself.

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

Charles Steinmetz