COLLECTION OF QUOTES 11

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Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with
one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a
fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it
begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night
which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to
resist it.
-Miguel de Cervantes

Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love
you back! Don't expect love in return, just wait for it to grow in
their hearts but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.

Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to,
doesn't mean they don't love you with everything they've got.

Try to learn something about everything and everything about
something. -Thomas H. Huxley

Adoption is not about finding children for families, it's about
finding families for children. -Joyce Maguire Pavao

To finish first you must first finish. -Rick Mears, race car driver

A bus station is where a bus stops. 
A train station is where a train stops. 
On my desk I have a workstation.

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
-John W. Whitehead

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
-Chinese Proverb

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be
taken seriously. -Hubert H. Humphrey

He that loses wealth loses much; but he that loses courage loses all.
-Miguel de Cervantes

The sun never sets on the British Empire. But it rises every morning.
The sky must get awfully crowded. - Steven Wright

The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.

The world's best reformers are those who begin on themselves.
-George Bernard Shaw

If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than to
our strength. -La Rochefoucauld

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to
triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail. -Woodrow Wilson

Being kind is more important than being right.

Life is like a coin, you may spend it in many ways, but you spend it
only once.

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle,
stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson

Most of life is choices, and the rest pure dumb luck.

Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do
things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains
- except kill it. -Erich Fromm

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. -Rodin

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always
so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
-Bertrand Russell

Character is doing the right thing... even when no one is watching.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first,
the lesson afterward. -Vernon Law

The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention.
-Larry Eisenberg

I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything
specifically. -Steven Wright

I've been rich and I've been poor....and rich is better!

What is the difference between men and women: 
A woman wants one man to satisfy her every need.
A man wants every woman to satisfy his one need. 

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel. -Arabian Proverb

Most people live their lives, do their best, and maybe - maybe - get
15 minutes of fame. But they're still there, and in the long run they
really matter... It's the same on the internet. There is a silent
majority of web sites that don't cost much and don't make much money,
or don't care about making money. They provide a great deal of what
makes the web what it is and what it will become. If the media...
ignore that majority, they risk not understanding what's really going
on. -Tim Haight

A sheet of sandpaper makes a cheap and effective substitute for costly
maps when visiting the Sahara desert.

A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from
rolling over and going back to sleep.

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well
known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. -Fred Allen

In youth we run into difficulties. In old age difficulties run into
us. -Josh Billings

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end
of your arm. . . . As you grow older you will discover that you have
two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
-Audrey Hepburn

Censorship always defeats it own purpose, for it creates in the end
the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion.
-Henry Steele Commager

People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.
-Malcolm Forbes

I was born rich. Not in tangible things... but rich in the parents I
had. -Ross Perot

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
                              -Swedish Proverb

There are two kinds of success. One is the very rare kind that comes
to the man who has the power to do what no one else has the power to
do. That is genius. But the average man who wins what we call success
is not a genius. He is a man who has merely the ordinary qualities
that he shares with his fellows, but who has developed those ordinary
qualities to a more than ordinary degree. -Theodore Roosevelt

"I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything; "I will try" has
performed wonders. -George P. Burnham

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your 
enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill

He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope has everything.
-Arabian proverb

A problem well defined is a problem half solved.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most students treat knowledge as a liquid to be swallowed rather
than as a solid to be chewed, and then wonder why it provides so
little nourishment. -Sydney Harris

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior
teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
-William Arthur Ward

Too often students are given answers to remember, rather than
problems to solve. -Roger Lewin

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
-John Vance Cheney

If you realize you aren't so wise today as you thought you were
yesterday, you're wiser today. -Olin Miller

I have never once seen a dark room given light without a shadow
resting in a corner, never have I seen a darkness without a light
fueling it from an opposite angle or view.

The organizational meeting of the procrastination club has been put
off until next week.

All those who are telekinetic, raise my hand.

It will be a GREAT day when schools get all the money they need and
the Air Force has to hold a bake sale in order to get a stealth

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going

The truth is out there? Does anyone know the URL? 


I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something
from him. -Galileo Galilei

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you
concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
-Oprah Winfrey

The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. -Muriel Rukeyser

It is not enough to aim, you must hit. -Italian proverb

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
-Charles Gordy

Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. -Stanton Friedman

You exchanged your faith for evidence. You stopped believing in what
you knew, and you started believing in what you saw. But you see,
faith is the evidence of what you can't see.

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
-Rudyard Kipling

What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
-Mary Pickford

The only true gift is a portion of yourself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.  It is
because we are different that each of us is special.

Write injuries in sand, kindnesses in marble. -French proverb


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