Famous Words, Words of the Famous

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.

A. Whitney Brown

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.

Isaac Asimov

You can kill a thousand; you can bring an end to life; you cannot kill an idea.

Acting Israeli Prime Minister
Shimon Peres on the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin

Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.

Woody Allen

Insofar as the laws of mathematics are certain, they do not refer to reality; and insofar as they refer to reality, they are not certain.

Albert Einstein

Only presidents, editors and people with tapeworm have the right to use the editorial 'we'.

Mark Twain

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation... the other eight are unimportant.

Henry Miller

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.

Mark Twain

A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems shorter than a minute. But tell that same man to sit on a hot stove for a minute, it is longer than any hour. That's relativity.

Albert Einstein

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

John Lennon

The Lord God is subtle, but malicious he is not.

Albert Einstein

I always get what I want because I always want what I get.

Tim Bischoff

If you suck on a tit the movie gets an R rating. If you hack the tit off with an axe it will be PG.

Jack Nicholson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.

Samuel Johnson

I believe in the brotherhood of man, all men, but I don't believe in brotherhood with anybody who doesn't want brotherhood with me. I believe in treating people right, but I'm not going to waste my time trying to treat somebody right who doesn't know how to return the treatment.

Malcolm X

The utmost extent of man's knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing.

Joseph Addison

Nothing endures but change.


Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.

Lord Kelvin

Flight by machines heavier than air is unpractical and insignificant, if not utterly impossible.

Simon Newcomb
1902, eighteen months before Kitty Hawk

The aeroplane will never fly.

Lord Haldane
Minister of War, Britain, 1907, four years after Kitty Hawk

And then, the Earth being small, mankind will migrate into space, and will cross the airless Saharas which separate planet from planet and sun from sun. The Earth will become a Holy Land which will be visited by pilgrims from all the quarters of the Universe. Finally, men will master the forces of Nature; they will become themselves architects of systems, manufacturers of worlds.

Winwood Reade
The Matrydom of Man

You would make a ship sail against the winds and currents by lighting a bon-fire under her deck... I have no time for such nonsense.

commenting on Fulton's Steamship

I had the ambition to not only go farther than man had gone before, but to go as far as it was possible to go.

Captain Cook
on his voyage to the Pacific in Endeavor

The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

Taking a new step... is what people fear most.


In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they may fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

Henry David Thoreau

A reflection of my feelings about the space program is found in a quotation from Charles A. Lindbergh's "Autobiography of Values." It reads, "Whether outwardly or inwardly, whether in space or time, the farther we penetrate the unknown, the vaster and more marvelous it becomes."

Robert Wise
Director of Star Trek

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.

Winston Churchill

There are only two types of people on this beach: those who are dead, and those who are about to die.

The Longest Day

Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July 1969, A.D.
We came in peace for all mankind.

Apollo 11 plaque left on Moon

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.

Isaac Newton

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

Al Capone

History is a set of lies agreed upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

Retire? I'm going to stay in show business until I'm the only one left.

George Burns
at age 90

If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.

Winston Churchill

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give up because by that time I was too famous.

Robert Benchley
Mrs Parker and the Vicious Circle

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.

Elizabeth Taylor

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you.
This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

Mark Twain

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.

Thomas Alva Edison

If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper that did his job well.

Martin Luther King

It doesn't bother me. Sure, everybody wants approval, but I came from the theatre and I've always treasured a remark from there which goes: 'For every six people who love you, there will be half a dozen who loathe you.' The quality of an author's work is not usually determined until after his death. Even Dickens got some pretty bad reviews.

Robert Ludlum

In the name of the hungry, of the naked, of the crippled, of the homeless, of the blind, in their name, I accept the award.

Mother Teresa
accepting the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979

I'm not Jacko, I'm Jackson... 'Wacko Jacko' - Where did that come from? Some English tabloid. I have a heart and I have feelings. I feel that when you do that to me, it's not nice.

Michael Jackson
in an interview on ABC News programme 20/20


What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.


If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.

Albert Einstein

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Mahatma Gandhi

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King

I'm a great housekeeper. I get divorced. I keep the house.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Sex appeal is 50% what you've got and 50% what people think you've got.

Sophia Loren

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

Mother Theresa

The great question - which I have not been able to answer - is, "What does a woman want?"

Sigmund Freud

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

Winston Churchill
on formal declaration of war

After I'm dead, I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Marcus Porcius Cato

The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.

Jacques Cousteau

I do not know myself and God forbid that I should.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.

W. C. Fields

Give me a museum and I'll fill it.

Pablo Picasso

I function as a channel from which music emerges from the chaos of noise.

from the album Direct

God does not play dice with the universe.

Albert Einstein

But I refuse to believe that I am a better actor than myself.

Jim Carrey
1995 MTV Movie Awards

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.

Winston Churchill

The act of policing is, in order to punish less often, to punish more severely.


Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is the victory over self.


A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde

Sex is an emotion in motion.

Mae West

Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.

General George Patton

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Judy Garland

I want to know God's thoughts. The rest are details.

Albert Einstein

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Mark Twain

They've got us surrounded again... the poor bastards!

Gen. Creighton W. Abrams

(contributed by Mark Adams)

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.

Martin Luther King Jr.

(contributed by Eric Pedersen)

The most important of all sciences man can and must learn is the science of living so as to do the least evil and the greatest possible good.

Leo Tolstoy

It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney

We all are worms, but I do believe I am a glowworm.

Winston Churchill

What is moral is what you feel good after.

Ernest Hemingway

If you're going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.

Jesse Jackson

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.

John F. Kennedy

In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors

Wililam Blake

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

Ernest Hemingway

Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning.

Samuel Johnson

Give me a lever long enough, and I shall move the world.


When you come right down to it all you have is yourself. The sun is a thousand rays in your belly. All the rest is nothing.

Pablo Picasso

An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music.

Music is THE BEST.

Frank Zappa

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in an ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

Mother Theresa

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe,and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.

Arthur C. Clarke

May this continent, the last explored by humankind, be the first one to be spared by humankind.

Jacques-Yves Cousteau
1973, on Antartica

To err is human, to forgive, divine.

Alexander Pope

Let us endeavour to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

Mark Twain

The attraction of being wild is living on the edge, living up to the reputations of the people you've been following or emulating. People are always talking about how wild and exciting they were, but the key word is 'were', because there's a long list of dead, famous people.

Christian Slater

I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.

John F. Kennedy

Lift off! We have a lift off 32 minutes past the hour!

363 feet of gleaming white equipment being pushed up through the blue skies of Florida...

I'm talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House. For every American, this has to be the proudest day of our lives...

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind...

Apollo XI

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

Winston Churchill

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.

Jules de Gaultier

I said that if people tell you your mother is not prime minister anymore, you just turn around and say, 'So what? How often has your mother been prime minister?'

Ousted Pakistani leader Benazir Bhutto
recounting advice she gave her children

The pope is dead tired and should be left in peace. Anyone who tries to approach him, even to wish him well, is committing a sin.

The local parish priest in Lorenzago di Cadore
a village in the Italian Dolomites where His Holiness was vacationing

Dear Pre$ident Clinton, Thank$ for Be$towing once again mo$t favored nation $tatu$ and remembering what$ really important.

When I don't take a decision, it's not that I don't think about it. I think about it and take a decision not to take a decision.

Outgoing Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao
defending his reputation for indecisiveness

You can see our respect for women by the fact that we have pledged to pay working women, even though they don't have to work.

Taliban Information Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi
on the Muslim fundamentalists' ban on Afghan women in the work force

In the name of peace, we kill each other. In the name of religion, we kill each other. So we decided to laugh at that.

Jordanian comedian Nabil Sawaiha
on the cabaret act he and a partner wrote and performed in Tel Aviv - the first production by a troupe from an Arab country ever staged in Israel

If you believe that, I've got some land I want to sell you.

Bill Clinton
after golfer Greg Norman told reporters that the president was beating him in a golf game in Sydney

I'm running for president of the United States because I believe that - with strong leadership - America's days will always lie ahead of us. Just as they lie ahead of us now.

Republican nominee Bob Dole
campaigning in Michigan

I give you my word. I will halt this invasion cold. Six months after I become president, a security fence will be erected on the Mexican border, and I will use troops if necessary to defend it.

Republican candidate Patrick Buchanan

Evil visited us yesterday, and we don't know why.

Ron Taylor
headmaster of he school in Dunblane, Scotland, where a gunman killed sixteen 5- and 6- year-olds, their teacher and then himself

If an American is hit on the head by a ball at the ballpark, he sues.
If a Japanese person is hit on the head, he says, 'It's my honor. It's my fault.'

Koji Yanase
of the Japan federation of Bar Associations, on why there are half as many lawyers in his country as in the Washington area

There were so many stories around, it was almost inevitable some of them would turn out to be true.

Majesty magazine editor Nigel Evans
explaining a string of accurate stories about the royal family in the London tabloids

Many people see Eva Peron as either a saint or the incarnation of Satan. That means I definitely can identify with her.

defending her suitability to portray Evita in the film version

I wanted revenge; I wanted to dance on the graves of a few people who made me unhappy. It's a pretty infantile way to go through life - I'll show them - but I've done it, and I've got more than I ever dreamed of.

actor Anthony Hopkins
on stardom

I just really liked her.

Fifteen-year-old James Wilson
who traveled from Illinois to Massachusetts by bike, bus and foot to seek out a girl he had met on the Internet - only to be caught by police, who thought he looked suspicious, a block from her house

We've eliminated what is undesirable and kept what is good.

Computer scientist James Chu
whose China Internet Corp. is building an "intranet" that limits access to non-Chinese parts of the Net

We are more important than the Catholic religion.

International Olympic Committee president Juan Antonio Samaranch
on the significance of the Games

The NBA players are smart enough to know that you get the virus from unprotected sex, and we're not going to have unprotected sex on the basketball court.

Golden State Warriors center Rony Seikaly
on the return to pro backetball of Los Angeles Lakers superstar Magic Johnson, who retired four years ago after testing positive for the AIDS virus

The above quotes were taken from Newsweek, January 6, 1997

Here it comes, ladies and gentlemen, and what a sight it is, a thrilling one, a marvelous sight... The sun is striking the windows of the observation deck on the westward side and sparkling like glittering jewels on the background of black velvet... Oh! Oh! Oh!... It's burst into flames... get out of the way, please, oh my, this is terrible, oh my, get out of the way, please, it is burning, bursting into flames and is falling... Oh! This is one the worst... Oh! It's a terrific sight... Oh! and all the humanity..."

Radio Commentator
Wreck of the Hindenberg

A billion hours ago, human life appeared on earth. A billion minutes ago, Christianty emerged. A billion Coca-Colas ago was yesterday morning.

1996 Coca-Cola Company annual report

Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.

Carl Sagan

(contributed by srini)

This is not the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the beginning.

Winston Churchill
on D-Day

Men say I am a saint losing himself in politics. That fact is that I am a politician trying my hardest to become a saint.

Mahatma Ghandhi

I have a higher and greater standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie but I won't.

Mark Twain
in the Chicago Tribune, 20 Dec 1871

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Henry David Thoreau

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.

George Bernard Shaw

It was involuntary. They sank my boat.

John F. Kennedy
when asked how he became a Navy hero

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season."

Martin Luther King

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Abraham Lincoln

Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot, but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesn't play dice.

Albert Einstein
letter to Max Born, 4 Dec 1926

The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.

Nikola Tesla

If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.


Tiger, tiger burning bright,
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry.

William Blake

You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Abraham Lincoln

In short, the habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.


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

Mankind owes to the child the best it has to give.

United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)

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 the world.

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

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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 Qualye

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.

Robbin 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's Inauguration Speech

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi

(contributed by Rebekah Shining)

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

(contributed by Tod Kohl)

Everything flows.


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

(contributed by OHT Kuhl)

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

(contributed by Angelique Hopkins)

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

Mother Teresa

(contributed by Lindsay)

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

(contributed by Lindsay)

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

(contributed by Faith Morissette)

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

(contributed by Cesar Gonzalez)

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
Jabberrock - the ultimate book of rock n roll quotations

(contributed by chantille)

It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best,knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.

Teddy Roosevelt
Citizenship in a Republic

(contributed by alan kudlac)

The key to immortallity, is living a life which is worth to be remembered.

Bruce Lee

(contributed by Roy)

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.

Rebecca West


Freedom in these United States is not cheap, but it must never become unaffordable.

R. Tennyson Phillips Jr.

(contributed by Bob Phillips)

I don't intend to leave my name in the pages of history. I shall be satisfied in people's memory.

Michael Alexander

(contributed by Patrick Goins

What luck for rulers that men do not think.

Adolf Hitler

Exitus acta probat. (The result justifies the means.)


We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.

Victoria - Queen of Great Britain and Ireland and Empress of India

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you 50,000 dollars for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul.

Marilyn Monroe

(contributed by med)

There is a certain charm in the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.

Mark Twain

There's no doubt that I've deserved my enemies, but I don't think I've deserved my friends.

Walt Whitman

(contributed by Pommeke007)

I'm responsible for the way it looks, the way it sounds, the way it's cast, what the locations look like, what the script's like, how the fucking shoes are tied and how your fucking hair is done. So back off and have the good grace to give me a little bit of space to coordinate these things at which I'm maybe one of the best. I say it's not just about you. Ultimately, it's about me.

Ridley Scott

Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don't allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas?

Joseph Stalin

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice; I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots.

Tupac Shakur
Keep Ya Head Up

(contributed by 33S)

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way in which its animals are treated.

Mahatma Ghandi

A single death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.

Joseph Stalin

I used to live in a room full of mirrors; all I could see was me. I take my spirit and I crash my mirrors, now the whole world is here for me to see.

Jimi Hendrix

(contributed by Anthony)

It's a curse. Yes, it's a flame. It owns you. It has possession over you. You are not the master of yourself. You are consumed by this thing. And the books you write. They're not you. They're not me sitting here, this Henry Miller. They belong to someone else. It's terrible. You can never rest. People used to envy me my inspiration. I hate inspiration. It takes you over completely. I could never wait until it passed and I got rid of it.

Henry Miller

One man with courage is a majority.

Thomas Jefferson

Great individuals are known not because they possess great souls, but because of their great designs.

Michel De LaRouquefert

(contributed by Michael Willy)

I never said it. Honest. Oh, I said there are maybe 100 billion galaxies and 10 billion trillion stars. It's hard to talk about the Cosmos without using big numbers. I said 'billion' many times on the Cosmos television series, which was seen by a great many people. But I never said 'billions and billions.' For one thing, it's imprecise. How many billions are 'billions and billions'? A few billion? Twenty billion? A hundred billion? 'Billions and billions' is pretty vague... For a while, out of childish pique, I wouldn't utter the phrase, even when asked to. But I've gotten over that. So, for the record, here it goes: 'Billions and billions.'

Carl Sagan
Billions and Billions

(contributed by B. Humphrey)

An honest man's pillow is his peace of mind.

John Mellencamp

(contributed by L. M.)

It is over, the Reich walls have collapsed, my generals have betrayed me and my army refuses to fight, this is the herr Doernitz! I only hope you can turn this around.

Adolf Hitler
last known words to admiral Karl Donitz

"Ein Volke, Ein Reich, Ein Führer." (One people, one realm, one leader).

Adolf Hitler

We lost the war the day we failed to raise the Ukrainian flag over the cathedral in Kiev, that day was when the Ukrainians lost thier hope and faith in the third Reich as the liberators I intended!

Field-Marshal Heinz Guderian

It is not the critic who counts, or the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worth cause; who, ast his best knows the triumph of high achievement, and who, at his worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall nver be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt
The Man in the Arena

Good girls go to heaven, but bad girls get to go everywhere.

Mae West

(contributed by Nikki)

Our glory is not in never falling, but rising every time we fall.


I know God won't give me more than I can handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much sometimes.

Mother Teresa

Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.

Joseph Conrad

No one knows my ability the way I do. I am pushing against it all the time.

John Steinbeck

(contributed by R.Jackson)

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