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- Q -
  1. When you have a number of disagreeable duties to perform, always do the most disagreeable first.
      Josiah Quincy



  2. - R -
  3. On should life his life in such a way that even bastards remember him.
      Faina Ranevskaya


  4. Hit the ball over the fence and you can take your time going around the bases..
      John W. Raper


  5. A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
      Dan Rather


  6. It is a foolish sheep that makes the wolf his counselor.
      John Ray


  7. There are moments when everything ges well; don't be frightened, it won't last.
      Jules Renard


  8. Do not wait for extrordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations.
      Jean Paul Richter


  9. Buy land. They ain't making any more of the stuff.
      Will Rogers


  10. Live your life so that whenever you lose, you are ahead.
      Will Rogers


  11. So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.
      Will Rogers


  12. Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
       Will Rogers


  13. Less is more. God is in the details.
      Mies van der Rohe


  14. Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't.
       Eleanor Rooseveldt


  15. One should always sleep in all of one's guest beds, to make sure that they are comfortable.
      Eleanor Rooseveldt


  16. If you treat people right they will treat you right -- ninty percent of the time.
      Franklin D. Roosevelt


  17. Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly, I can!" Then get busy and find out how to do it.
      Theodore Roosevelt


  18. Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
      Theodore Roosevelt


  19. Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.
      Theodore Roosevelt


  20. When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
       Theodore Rooseveldt


  21. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
       Theodore Rooseveldt


  22. Never invest in anything that eats or needs repairing.
       Billy Rose


  23. If you can't be funny, be interresting.
      Harold Ross


  24. To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.
      Jean Jacques Rosseau


  25. When in trouble, mumble.
      Leo Rosten


  26. Choose to have a career early and a family late. Or choose to have a family early and a career late. Either way, plan a long life.
      Dr. Janet Davison Rowley


  27. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
      Bertrand Russel


  28. Don't buy the house, buy the neighborhood.
      Russian Proverb



  29. - S -
  30. The field of consciousness is tiny. It accepts only one problem at a time. Get into a fist fight, put your mind on the strategy of the fight, and you will not feel the other fellow's punches.
      Antoine de Saint-Exupery


  31. Let nothing disturb you. let nothing frighten you. Everything passes away except God.
      St. Theresa


  32. Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
       Carl Sandburg


  33. Before you contradict an old man, my fair friend, you should endevour to understand him.
      George Santayana


  34. Remember that when an employee enters your office, he is in a strange land.
      Erwin H. Schell


  35. It is often wise to reveal that which cannot be concealed for long.
      Freidrich Von Schiller


  36. Never consult a woman about her rival, a coward about a war, or a merchant about a bargain.
      Manny Schlott


  37. Don't worry about the future; or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind; the kind that blindside you at 4 PM on some idle Tuesday.
      Mary Schmich, Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen) (1997)


  38. Don't waste your time on jealousy; sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long, and in the end, it's only with yourself. Remember compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
      Mary Schmich, Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen) (1997)


  39. Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives, some of the most interesting 40 year olds I know still don't.
      Mary Schmich, Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen) (1997)


  40. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself, either. Your choices are half chance, so are everybody else's. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
      Mary Schmich, Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen) (1997)


  41. Be careful whose advice you buy, but, be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia, dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
      Mary Schmich, Everybody's Free (to wear sunscreen) (1997)


  42. Don't marry for money. You can borrow it cheaper.
      Scotts Proverb


  43. When the cup is full, carry it even.
      Scotts Proverb


  44. Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?.
      Frank Scully


  45. Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
      John Selden


  46. You have brains in your head
    You have feet in your shoes.
    You can steer yourself
    Any direction you choose.
      Dr. Seuss


  47. Have more than thou showest,
    Speak less than thou knowest.
      William Shakespeare, King Lear

  48. Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
      William Shakespeare


  49. If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not an example.
      George Bernard Shaw


  50. Do not do unto others as you would they should do unto you; their taste may not be the same.
      George Bernard Shaw


  51. If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton you might as well make it dance.
      George Bernard Shaw


  52. Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
      R.E. Shay


  53. If you can't laugh at yourself, make fun of other people.
      Bobby Slayton


  54. Never try to reason the predjudice out of a man. It wasn't reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
      Sydney Smith


  55. Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
      Sydney Smith


  56. Let him that would move the world first move himself.
      Socrates


  57. What you cannot enforce, do not command.
      Socrates


  58. Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.
      Socrates


  59. Regard your good name as the richest jewel yoou can possibly be possessed of.
      Socrates


  60. Answer not a fool according to his folly,lest thou also be like unto him.
      Solomon


  61. If you are out of trouble, watch for danger.
      Sophocles


  62. Drink nothing without seeing it; sign nothing without reading it.
      Spanish Proverb


  63. When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side.
      Francis Cardinal Spellman


  64. Learn to say 'No'; it will be of more use to you than to be able to read Latin.
      Charles Haddon Spurgeon


  65. Sow good services. Sweet romances will grow from them.
      Madame de Stael


  66. If you are being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade.
      Sally Stanford


  67. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show that you have one.
      Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield


  68. Let blockheads read what blockheads write.
      Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield


  69. Take the tone of the company you are in.
      Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield


  70. A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
      Philip Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield


  71. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
      Robert Louis Stevenson


  72. You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing.
      Maryl Streep


  73. You must grow like a tree, not like a mushroom.
      Janet Erskine Stuart


  74. Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
      Publius Syrus, Maxim 401

  75. It is better to have a little than nothing.
      Publius Syrus, Maxim 484

  76. Never find your delight in another's misfortune.
      Publius Syrus, Maxim 497

  77. Never promise more than you can perform.
      Publius Syrus, Maxim 528

  78. Never thrust your own sickle into another's corn.
      Publius Syrus, Maxim 593

  79. You should go to a pear-tree for pears, not to an elm.
      Publius Syrus, Maxim 674

  80. Look for a tough wedge for a tough log.
      Publius Syrus, Maxim 723

  81. You need not hang up the ivy-branch over the wine that will sell.
      Publius Syrus, Maxim 968


    - T -
  82. Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
      Madame de Tencin


  83. Fortune favours the bold.
      Terence


  84. Moderation in all things.
      Terence


  85. Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
      Mother Teresa


  86. Don't make love by the garden gate, because even if love is blind, the neighbors ain't.
      --Texas Proverb


  87. You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
      Margaret Thatcher


  88. People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway. Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.
      --Mother Teresa


  89. If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
      --Mother Teresa


  90. Adopt the character of the twisting octopus, which takes on the appearance of a nearby rock. Now follow in this direction, now turn a different hue.
      Theognis of Megara


  91. Never face facts; if you do you'll never get up in the morning.
      Marlo Thomas


  92. You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, there is no other life but this.
      --Henry David Thoreau


  93. Say what you have to say, not what you ought.
      Henry David Thoreau


  94. Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes.
      Henry David Thoreau


  95. It is better to have loafed and lost, than never to have loafed at all.
      James Thurber


  96. Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
      James Thurber


  97. For fast acting relief, try slowing down.
       Lily Tomlin


  98. Never tell a man you can read him through and through; most people prefer to be thought enigmas.
       Marchioness Townsend


  99. If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
      Harry S Truman


  100. Carry the battle to them. Don't let them bring it to you. Put them on the defensive. And don't ever apologize for anything.
      Harry S Truman


  101. Always be sincere, even if you don't meann it.
      Harry S Truman


  102. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
      Harry S Truman


  103. You should always pay attentionto quality. A coffin, for instance, should laast a lifetime.
      Kurt Tucholsky


  104. Language is a weapon, keep it honed!
      Kurt Tucholsky


  105. Expect nothing. Today: that is your life.
      Kurt Tucholsky


  106. It is well to lie fallow for a while.
      Martin F. Tupper


  107. No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back.
      --Turkish Proverb


  108. Do your duty today and repent tomorrow.
      Mark Twain


  109. Never run after your own hat. Others will be delighted to do it -- why spoil their fun?
      Mark Twain


  110. When angry, count four; when very angry, swear.
      Mark Twain


  111. Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul.
       Mark Twain


  112. Be good and you will be lonesome.
      Mark Twain


  113. The best way to chear yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
      Mark Twain


  114. When you cannot get a compliment any other way, pay yourself one.
      Mark Twain


  115. The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.
      Mark Twain


  116. We ought never do wrong when people are looking.
      Mark Twain


  117. Get the facts first. You can distort them later.
      Mark Twain


  118. If you have nothing to say, say nothing.
       Mark Twain


  119. When in doubt, tell the truth.
       Mark Twain


  120. Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all.
       Mark Twain


  121. The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
      --Mark Twain


  122. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
      --Mark Twain


  123. Build your enemy a golden bridge across which to retreat.
      Sun Tzu



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