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    Zsa Zsa Gabor

  1. Husbands are like fires - they go out when unattended.

  2. Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

  3. Diamonds are a girl's best friend and dogs are a man's best friend. Now you know which sex has more sense.

  4. There is nothing wrong with a woman welcoming al men's advances as long as they are in cash.

  5. I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.

  6. Macho does not prove mucho.

    John Kenneth Galbraith

  7. If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.

  8. Few people at the beginning of the ninteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.

  9. Washington is a place where people praise courage and act on elaborate personal cost-benefit calculations.

  10. People fo privilage will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.

  11. In economics, the majority is always wrong.

  12. A person buying ordinary products in a supermarket is in touch with his deepest emotions.

  13. Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention. But it has no persuasive value at all.

  14. The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.

  15. Technology means the systematic application of scientific or other organized knowledge to practical tasks.

  16. The salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself.

  17. Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite.

  18. Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.

  19. A modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.

  20. The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

    George Gallup

  21. I could prove God statistically.

    Galileo Galilei

  22. You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.

  23. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

  24. It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that even the most speculative minds can fully understand.

    Paul Gallico

  25. When two people loved each other they worked together always, two against the world, a little company. Joy was shared; trouble was split. You had an ally, somewhere, who was helping.

  26. No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute.

    John Galsworthy

  27. The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.

  28. A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.

    Brother Dave Gardner

  29. Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter.

    James A. Garfield

  30. I have had many troubles in my life, but the worst of them never came.

    Elizabeth Gaskell

  31. I'll not listen to reason...Reason always means what someone else has to say.

    Gandhi

  32. Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.

  33. Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.

  34. Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil.

  35. Throughout the history of mankind there have been murderers and tyrants; and while it may seem momentarily that they have the upper and, they have always fallen. Always.

  36. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

  37. There is more to life than increased speed.

  38. To a man with an empty stomach food is God.

  39. God never occurs to you in person but always in action.

  40. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

  41. Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.

  42. The good man is the friend of all living things.

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

  44. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

  45. Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

  46. Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty, it is it's own reward. Everything else is in God's hands.

  47. If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

  48. Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera; it is the ego they cannot forgo.

    Mohandas Gandhi

  49. Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera; it is the ego they cannot forgo.

  50. Religion is not what you will get after reading all the scriptures of the world. It is not really what is grasped by the grain. It is a heart grasp.

    Jerry Garcia

  51. Sometimes you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

    William Lloyd Garrison

  52. That which is not just is not law.

    Jose Ortega y Gasset

  53. Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.

  54. The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.

  55. The most radical division that it is possible to make of humanity is that which splits it into two classes of creatures: Those who make great demands on themselves, piling up difficulties and duties; and those who demand nothing special of themselves, but for whom to live is to be every moment what they already are, without imposing on themselves any effort towards perfection; mere buoys that float on waves.

    John Gay

    (1685-1732) --English playwright, poet

  56. The comfortable estate of widowhood is the
    only hope that keeps up a wife's spirits.

    Christian Furchtegott Gellert

  57. Live as you will have wished to have lived when you are dying.

    Harold Geneen

  58. When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings. - from Managing, 1984

    Dave Tyson Gentry

  59. True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.

    Ralph N. Gerard

  60. Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them.

    John Paul Getty

  61. If you owe the bank $100, that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.

    Edward Gibbon

  62. The wind and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.

    Kahlil Gibran

  63. You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

  64. I prefer to be a dreamer among the humblest, with visions to be realized, than lord among those without dreams and desires.

  65. Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.

  66. The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.

  67. Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.

  68. I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

  69. The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personalities.

  70. Friendship is always a sweet responsibility; never an opportunity.

  71. Your children are not your children.
    They are the sons and daughters of Life's
    longing for itself...
    You may house their bodies but not their souls,
    for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
    which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
    - from The Prophet

  72. The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
    - from The Prophet

    Andre Gide

  73. Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.

  74. Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.

    William S. Gilbert

    (1836-1911)

  75. If you wish in this world to advance
    Your merits you're bound to enhance;
    You must stir it and stump it,
    And blow your own trumpet,
    Or, trust me, you haven't a chance.

  76. Love, unrequited, robs me of my rest:
    Love, hopeless love, my ardent soul encumbers:
    Love, nightmare-like, lies heavy on my chest,
    And weaves itself into my midnight slumbers!
    - from Iolanthe

    Virginia Gildersleeve

  77. The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community -- these are the most vital things education must try to produce.

    John Gilmore

  78. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

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