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    Alice Kahn

  1. For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.

    Hazrat Inayat Khan

  2. Words that enlighten are more precious than jewels.

    Immanuel Kant

  3. Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

    Alphonse Karr

  4. The more things change, the more they are the same.

    Edward Kasner and James R. Newman

  5. It's only by amusing oneself that one can learn.

    Sylvia Fine Kaye

  6. An unemployed court jester is nobody's fool.

    Nikos Kazantzakis

  7. The ultimate most holy form of theory is action.

  8. Maybe you're right, boss. It all depends on the way you look at it. Look, one day I had gone to a little village. An old grandfather of ninety was busy planting an almond tree. 'What, grandad!' I exclaimed. 'Planting an almond tree?' and he, bent as he was, turned round and said, 'My son, I carry on as if I should never die.' I replied, 'And I carry on as if I was going to die any minute.' Which of us was right, boss?" - from Zorba the Greek

  9. What, then is our duty? It is to carefully distinguish the historic moment in which we live and to consciously assign our small energies to a specific battlefield. The more we are in phase with the current which leads the way, the more we aid man in his difficult, uncertain, danger-fraught ascent toward salvation. - from Report to Greco

    Alex P. Keaton

  10. When I was young, all I wanted was to be ruler of the universe. Now that isn't enough.

    Richard Kehl

  11. A little boy came home and told his mother he had gotten first prize in an examination. The question had been How many legs does a horse have? He had answered, Three. When his mother asked how he had gotten the first prize, he replied that all the other children had said, Two. - from Silver Departures

    Helen Keller

  12. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved.

  13. The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt in the heart.

  14. College isn't the place to go for ideas.

  15. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

  16. We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.

  17. All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming it.

  18. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

  19. Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

  20. As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.

  21. One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity. A true autobiography would have to be written in states of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears; not in months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off on the soul by feelings, not by dates.

    Walt Kelly, from the Pogo comic strip

  22. We have met the enemy, and he is us.

    Mary Ellen Kelly

  23. Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.

    Lord Kelvin

    President, Royal Society, 1895

  24. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.

    Thomas a Kempis

  25. Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.

    Edward Kennedy

  26. The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die.

    John F. Kennedy

  27. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

  28. A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

  29. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

  30. And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.

  31. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

  32. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. - Inagural Address

  33. Our privileges can be no greater than our obligations. The protection of our rights can endure no longer than the performance of our responsibilities.

    Robert F. Kennedy

  34. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

  35. The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.

    Dorothea Kent

  36. A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. 'I reckon,' he asid, with a twinkle in his eye, 'It's because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.'

    Johann Kepler

  37. I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.

    Kermit the Frog

  38. Time's fun when you're having flies.

    Brian W. Kernighan

  39. I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

    Sophie Kerr

  40. The longing to produce great inspirations didn't produce anything but more longing.

    Charles F. Kettering

  41. My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.

    Ken S. Keyes, Jr

  42. To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.

    John Maynard Keynes

  43. In the long run, we are all dead.

  44. Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.

    Victor Kiam

  45. What's really important in life? Sitting on a beach? Looking a television eight hours a day? I think we have to appreciate that we're alive for only a limited period of time, and we'll spend most of our lives working. That being the case, I believe one of the most important priorities is to do whatever we do as well as we can. We should take pride in that.

    Siren Kierkegaard

  46. Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.

  47. There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.

  48. Life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced.

  49. It seems essential, in relationships and all tasks, that we concentrate only on what is most significant and important.

    Miles Kindera

  50. 'I think therefore I am' is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches.

    Martin Luther King

  51. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

  52. Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?

  53. Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

  54. Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

  55. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

  56. Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'

  57. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

  58. The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. - from Strength To Love

    Steven King

  59. Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy - in a jar on my desk.

    Frank Kingdon

  60. Questions are the creative acts of intelligence.

    Rudyard Kipling

  61. Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.

  62. The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

  63. We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.

    Henry Kissinger

  64. Nobody will ever win the Battle of the Sexes. There's just too much fraternizing with the enemy.

    Fletcher Knebel

  65. Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.

    Anita Koddick

  66. If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.

    Sheldon Kopp

  67. In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving.

    Ernie Kovacs

  68. Television: A medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well done.

    Fletcher Knebel

    (1911- ) American author and journalist

  69. Figures won’t lie, but liars can figure.

    Knight Ridder News Service

  70. The crime bill passed by the Senate would reinstate the Federal death penalty for certain violent crimes: assassinating the President; hijacking an airliner; and murdering a government poultry inspector.

    D. E. Knuth

  71. The most important thing in the programming language is the name. A language will not succeed without a good name. I have recently invented a very good name and now I am looking for a suitable language.

    Nancy Kress

  72. Technology is Darwinian. It spreads. It evolves. It adapts. The most dangerous wipes out the less fit.

    Akira Kurosawa

  73. In a mad world only the mad are sane.

    Tony Kushner

  74. What used to be called liberal is now called radical, what used to be called radical is now called insane, what used to be called reactionary is now called moderate, and what used to be called insane is now called solid conservative thinking.

    Kwan-Tzu

  75. If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life.

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