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    - K -
  1. Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.
      Immanuel Kant [1784]

  2. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
      Helen Keller

  3. Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
      Thomas a Kempis

  4. When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
      John F. Kennedy

  5. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
      Robert F. Kennedy

  6. Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
      John F. Kennedy

  7. The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old.
      Jean Kerr

  8. If one cannot catch the bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.
      Nikita Khruschev [in Time Magazine, 1958]

  9. 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.
      Martin Luther King

  10. What you do when you don't have to, determines what you will be when you can no longer help it.
      Rudyard Kipling

  11. Great Opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.
      Sally Koch

  12. If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out.
      Arthur Koestler

    - L -
  13. The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
      Charles Lamb ['Essays of Elia', 1823]

  14. The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
      Ann Landers

  15. Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.
      Byron J. Langenfeld

  16. You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
      Stanislaw Lec

  17. It is well that war is so terrible. We should grow too fond of it.
      Robert E. Lee [1862]

  18. If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives.... But close up a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
      Ursula K. LeGuin

  19. A lie told often enough becomes the truth.
      V.I. Lenin

  20. Life is what happens while you are making other plans.
      John Lennon, singer and songwriter

  21. When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
      Max Lerner

  22. It is with our passions as it is with fire and water -- they are good servants but bad masters.
      Roger L'Estrange

  23. Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.
      Oscar Levent

  24. I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.
      Abraham Lincoln

  25. If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.
      Abraham Lincoln

  26. You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time.
      Abraham Lincoln [A. McClure:'Lincoln's Yarns and Stories', 1904]

  27. He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help.
      Abraham Lincoln

  28. Most people are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

  29.   Abraham Lincoln

  30. Research serves to make building stones out of stumbling blocks.
      Arthur D. Little

  31. Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
      James Russel Lowell

  32. Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
      John Lubbock

  33. What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
      John Lubbock

  34. Nobody's ever insulted to be invited.
      Mrs. Leonard Lyons

    - M -
  35. There is no security on earth; there is only opportunity.
      Gen. Douglas MacArthur

  36. Every man is the architect of his own life. He builds it just the way he wants it. However, after he has built what he wants, he sometimes decides that he doesn't like what he has built and looks for someone or something to blame instead of changing himself.
      Sidney Madwed

  37. Risk! Risk Anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those other voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
      Katherine Mansfield

  38. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
      Karl Marx

  39. Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
      Orison S. Marden

  40. Wisdom is knowledge which has become a part of one's being.
      Orison S. Marden

  41. What you see is news. What you know is background. What you feel is opinion.
      Lester Markel

  42. It is an old and ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.
      Rollo May

  43. We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as courses, and they come back to us as effects.
      Herman Melville

  44. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
      Herman Melville

  45. He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
      Jules Michelet, (1798-1847)

  46. The truest expression of a people is in its dance and music.
      Agnes de Mille

  47. Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.
      Christian Morgenstern

  48. What you have in your mind, your talents, your native abilities, no one can take from you. When you die you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here.
      Alfred A. Montapert

  49. Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
      Alfred A. Montapert

  50. Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
      Alfred A. Montapert

  51. The only calendar I need is just outside my window. With eyes to see and ears to hear, nature keeps me posted.
      Alfred A. Montapert

    - N -
  52. Ability is nothing without opportunity.
       Napoleon Bonaparte

  53. It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr.
      Napoleon Bonaparte

  54. No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
      George Jean Nathan

  55. In music the passions enjoy themselves.
      Friedrich Nietzsche

  56. The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
      Jawaharlal Nehru

  57. Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
      Howard W. Newton

  58. Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
      Anais Nin

    - O -
  59. The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
      Flannery O'Connor

  60. Happiness is the harvest of a quiet eye.
      Austin O'Malley

  61. If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters.
      Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, reporter, editor, US First Lady

  62. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
      James Oppenheim

  63. Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
      George Orwell, author

  64. There are no exceptions to the rule that everybody likes to be an exception to the rule.
      Charles Osgood, journalist

  65. When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.
      Patrick Overton

  66. My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.
      Ovid


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