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Grownups are obsolete children.

-Dr. Seuss

Creationists make it sound as though a "theory" is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.

-Isaac Asimov

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.

- Dante

"Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don't eat pork. I'm sorry, what was that last one?? Don't eat pork. God has spoken. Is that the word of God or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody?"

--Jon Stewart

"I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet.That may be. But I think there's one other thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vaccuum cleaners."

--Jeff Stilson

"Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others."

--Groucho Marx

To laugh often and much,
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children,
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends,
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Doubt thou the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar but never doubt that I love."

-W. Shakespeare

"It is not enough to be good if you have the ablility to be better."

-Alberta Lee Cox

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

-George Patton

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

-E E Cummings

"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."

-Oscar Wilde

"Love from one side hurts, but love from two sides heals."

- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Be what you are and say what you feel; because those that mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind.

-Dr. Suess

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: Duh."

-Conan O'Brien

"If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead"

-Johnny Carson

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

- Doug Larson

We are students of words; we are shut up in schools, and colleges, and recitation rooms, for ten or fifteen years, and come out at last with a bag of wind, a memory of words, and do not know a thing.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.

- Lester J. Pourciau

Memory is like an orgasm. It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it.

- Seymore Cray

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

- Michel de Montaigne

You have brains in your head
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose
You're on your own
And you know what you know
And you are the one
Who'll decide where to go

-Dr. Seuss

"We learn geology the morning after the earthquake"

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

"My parents want me to live up to my potential, so I'm careful not to let them know what it is"


"Intimacy happens in moments. The mistake we make is wanting it all the time."

- Jo Ann Magdoff

Love truth, and pardon error.

- Voltaire

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.

- Unknown

We can do no great things; only small things with great love.

- Mother Teresa

'Tis better to have loved and lost. Than never to have loved at all.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love, though I'd stepped in it a few times.

- Rita Rudner

When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure.

- Alice Hoffman

When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.

- Maurice Maeterlinck

If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous; if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength; if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life; if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.

- Confucius

Anxiety is love's greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

- Anais Nin

I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.

-Martin Luther King Jr.

"Computer games don't affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we'd all run around in a darkened room munching pills and listening to repetitive music..."

-Kristian Wilson, CEO, Nintendo Gaming Corporation, Inc, 1989

It isn't a clamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream....It is not a disgrace not to reach the stars, but it is a disgraace to have no stars to reach.

-Benjamin Mays

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was a vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible

-T.E. Lawrence

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment"

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.

- Karl Marx

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.

- Charles M. Schulz

"Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language."

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

"I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches."

- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

"If you haven't got anything good to say about anybody, come sit next to me."

- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

- Unknown

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, But depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

- Sir Francis Bacon

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

- George Bernard Shaw

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.

- Bertrand Russell


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