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This collection has been painstakingly (yes, really painstakingly) extracted from a massive inventory of quotations categorized by subject. Thanks to Dennis Pearce for the initial iceberg of raw data. New Topics hve been added, and existing topics are periodically expanded. Currently 6,867 or so entries.

Index of Topics Available:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z |


- A -
  1. Ability (15)
  2. Absence (10)
  3. Abstinance (6)
  4. Absurdity (6)
  5. Abuse (5)
  6. Accuracy (7)
  7. Achievement (8)
  8. Acting (9)
  9. Action (29)
  10. Adaptability (6)
  11. Admiration (7)
  12. Adventure (5)
  13. Adversity (10)
  14. Advertising (9)
  15. Advice (17)
  16. Affection (8)
  17. Affliction (10)
  18. Age (16)
  19. Aggression (4)
  20. Agitation (3)
  21. Agnosticism (5)
  22. Agreement (8)
  23. Aim (5)
  24. Ambiguity (4)
  25. Ambiiton (31)
  26. America (56)
  27. Amiability (4)
  28. Amusement (12)
  29. Ancestry (8)
  30. Anger (21)
  31. Anticipation (8)
  32. Anxiety (10)
  33. Apathy (6)
  34. Appearance (10)
  35. Appetite (5)
  36. Argument (15)
  37. Aristocracy (10)
  38. Art (30)
  39. Artist (9)
  40. Assassination (8)
  41. Atheism (10)
  42. Authority (11)
  43. Automation (4)
  44. Avarice (8)
  45. Average (7)

- B -
  1. Baby (4)
  2. Bachelor (9)
  3. Bargain (4)
  4. Beauty (12)
  5. Behavior (8)
  6. Belief (9)
  7. Bible (12)
  8. Bigotry (6)
  9. Birth (13)
  10. Blind (6)
  11. Blood (4)
  12. Blush (21)
  13. Body (7)
  14. Boldness (10)
  15. Books (21)
  16. Borrowing (8)
  17. Boys (10)
  18. Brevity (9)
  19. Brotherhood (21)

- C -
  1. Calamity (7)
  2. Candor (10)
  3. Capitalism (5)
  4. Cause (16)
  5. Caution (7)
  6. Censure (8)
  7. Censorship (11)
  8. Certainty (9)
  9. Change (22)
  10. Charity (13)
  11. Character (17)
  12. Charm (4)
  13. Cheerfulness (19)
  14. Children (31)
  15. Choice (8)
  16. Christianity (11)
  17. Church and State (5)
  18. Citizenship (10)
  19. Civilization (18)
  20. Class (8)
  21. Cleverness (10)
  22. Committee (5)
  23. Common Sense (12)
  24. Communications (6)
  25. Communism (11)
  26. Compassion (4)
  27. Complaint (9)
  28. Compliment (6)
  29. Compromise (16)
  30. Computers (3)
  31. Confession (6)
  32. Confidence (8)
  33. Conformity (13)
  34. Congress (6)
  35. Conscience (9)
  36. Conservation (5)
  37. Constitution (14)
  38. Contentment (12)
  39. Contrast (5)
  40. Country (18)
  41. Courage (27)
  42. Court (5)
  43. Courtesy (13)
  44. Cowardice (19)
  45. Creativity (12)
  46. Credit (12)
  47. Credulity (11)
  48. Crime (27)
  49. Crisis (8)
  50. Criticism (12)
  51. Cruelty (9)
  52. Culture (10)
  53. Curiosity (8)
  54. Custom (15)
  55. Cynic (9)

- D -
  1. Danger (14)
  2. Death (24)
  3. Debt (23)
  4. Deceit (7)
  5. Decency (4)
  6. Decision (8)
  7. Declaration of Independence (2)
  8. Defeat (16)
  9. Defense (5)
  10. Delusion (2)
  11. Democracy (16)
  12. Dependence (5)
  13. Desire (11)
  14. Despair (10)
  15. Destiny (11)
  16. Difference (8)
  17. Difficulty (8)
  18. Dignity (11)
  19. Diligence (8)
  20. Diplomacy (19)
  21. Discontent (10)
  22. Disease (14)
  23. Dishonesty (8)
  24. Dissent (6)
  25. Distrust (7)
  26. Doubt (12)
  27. Draft (4)
  28. Dream (15)
  29. Dress (19)

- E -
  1. Earth (14)
  2. Economy (18)
  3. Education (34)
  4. Efficiency (7)
  5. Effort (12)
  6. Emotion (6)
  7. Enemy (19)
  8. Enjoyment (6)
  9. Error (13)
  10. Experience (15)
  11. Extravagance (5)
  12. Extremes (7)
  13. Eye (4)

- F -
  1. Facts (12)
  2. Failure (14)
  3. Faith (9)
  4. Fame (12)
  5. Familiarity (8)
  6. Family (11)
  7. Fidelity (7)
  8. Finance (9)
  9. Firmness (9)
  10. Flattery (10)
  11. Fool (9)
  12. Force (9)
  13. Foreign Policy (2)
  14. Forgiveness (11)
  15. Fortune (9)
  16. Fraud (5)
  17. Freedom (31)
  18. Freedom of the Press (5)
  19. Friendship (67)
  20. Future (7)

- G -
  1. Gain (7)
  2. Gallantry (4)
  3. Generosity (12)
  4. Genius (22)
  5. Gentleman (6)
  6. Girls (6)
  7. Glory (7)
  8. Glutton (10)
  9. God (36)
  10. Gold (10)
  11. Gossip (16)
  12. Government (32)
  13. Grace (9)
  14. Gratitude (8)
  15. Gravity (5)
  16. Greatness (6)
  17. Greed (4)
  18. Grief (6)
  19. Guest (6)
  20. Guilt (9)

- H -
  1. Habit (20)
  2. Hair (10)
  3. Happiness (93)
  4. Haste (7)
  5. Hate (36)
  6. Health (15)
  7. Heart (22)
  8. Heaven (10)
  9. Hell (18)
  10. Help (24)
  11. Heredity (12)
  12. Heroism (34)
  13. History (80)
  14. Hobbies (8)
  15. Home (34)
  16. Honesty (25)
  17. Honor (14)
  18. Hope (38)
  19. Horses (4)
  20. Hospitals (9)
  21. Housewife (5)
  22. Housework (16)
  23. Humanity (32)
  24. Human Nature (27)
  25. Humility (10)
  26. Humor (46)
  27. Hunger (15)
  28. Husband (35)
  29. Hypocrisy (29)

- I -
  1. Ideas (45)
  2. Ideals (17)
  3. Idleness (28)
  4. Idolatry (9)
  5. Ignorance (49)
  6. Illness (10)
  7. Illusion (16)
  8. Imagination (35)
  9. Imitation (16)
  10. Immortality (15)
  11. Impatience (6)
  12. Impossibility (12)
  13. Improvement (8)
  14. Inaction (7)
  15. Inconsistency (7)
  16. Incredulity (5)
  17. Indecision (10)
  18. Independence (12)
  19. Indifference (13)
  20. Individuality (18)
  21. Industry (9)
  22. Inequality (6)
  23. Inferiority (10)
  24. Infidelity (4)
  25. Inflation (6)
  26. Influence (12)
  27. Ingratitude (11)
  28. Inheritance (7)
  29. Injury (15)
  30. Injustice (19)
  31. Innocence (20)
  32. Insanity (10)
  33. Insomnia (5)
  34. Instinct (25)
  35. Insult (13)
  36. Intelligence (36)
  37. Interest (8)
  38. Intolerance (7)
  39. Invention (7)
  40. Irony (7)

- J -
  1. Jazz (7)
  2. Jealousy (28)
  3. Jesting, Jokes (7)
  4. Jobs (8)
  5. Journalism (37)
  6. Journey (9)
  7. Joy (25)
  8. Judaism (4)
  9. Judgement (28)
  10. Justice (44)

- K -
  1. Kindness (24)
  2. Kiss (14)
  3. King (8)
  4. Knowledge (66)
  5. Koans (14)

- L -
  1. Labor (18)
  2. Ladies (6)
  3. Land (8)
  4. Language (41)
  5. Laughter (31)
  6. Law (57)
  7. Lawyers (18)
  8. Laziness (9)
  9. Leadership (27)
  10. Learning (18)
  11. Legislators (3)
  12. Leisure (15)
  13. Letters (6)
  14. Liberal (8)
  15. Liberty (38)
  16. Life (122)
  17. Light (4)
  18. Listening (5)
  19. Literature (37)
  20. Logic (8)
  21. Loneliness (20)
  22. Loquacity (7)
  23. Loss (6)
  24. Love (101)
  25. Loyalty (7)
  26. Luck (17)
  27. Luxury (8)
  28. Lying (31)

- M -
  1. Machine (8)
  2. Majority (9)
  3. Man (12)
  4. Manners (8)
  5. Marriage (15)
  6. Martyr (5)
  7. Maturity (5)
  8. Maxim (6)
  9. Meaning of Life (19)
  10. Medicine (4)
  11. Mediocrity (25)
  12. Memory (10)
  13. Mercy (5)
  14. Merit (6)
  15. Mind (10)
  16. Minority (9)
  17. Miracles (9)
  18. Miser (7)
  19. Misery (8)
  20. Mob (12)
  21. Moderation (8)
  22. Modesty (9)
  23. Money (11)
  24. Monument (6)
  25. Morlity (11)
  26. Mother (5)
  27. Motivation (1)
  28. Music (18)
  29. Mystery (8)

- N -
  1. Name (7)
  2. Nation (8)
  3. nationalism (7)
  4. Nature (16)
  5. Necessity (10)
  6. Neglect (10)
  7. Neutrality (5)
  8. Novelty (4)

- O -
  1. Obedience (4)
  2. Observation (17)
  3. Opinion (25)
  4. Opportunity (9)
  5. Oppression (5)
  6. Optimism (13)
  7. Order (3)
  8. Originality (13)
  9. ostentation (8)

- P -
    Pain (8)
  1. Parents (7)
  2. Party (12)
  3. Passion (10)
  4. Past (9)
  5. Patience (11)
  6. Patriotism (12)
  7. Peace (14)
  8. Perception (6)
  9. perfection (12)
  10. perseverance (9)
  11. Personality (5)
  12. pessimism (4)
  13. Philosophy (13)
  14. Photography (10)
  15. Pity (7)
  16. Planning (8)
  17. Pleasure (2)
  18. Poetry (29)
  19. Politics (21)
  20. Pollution (6)
  21. Popularity (4)
  22. Population (10)
  23. Poverty (15)
  24. Power (16)
  25. Praise (5)
  26. Prayer (13)
  27. Preaching (10)
  28. Prejudice (14)
  29. Present (5)
  30. President (7)
  31. pretention (8)
  32. Pride (9)
  33. Privacy (6)
  34. Procrastination (4)
  35. Production (6)
  36. profanity (4)
  37. Profession (5)
  38. Progress (14)
  39. Propaganda (6)
  40. Property (11)
  41. Prosperity (8)
  42. Providence (6)
  43. Prudence (6)
  44. Psychology (4)
  45. Public (9)
  46. Publicity (5)
  47. punctuality (4)
  48. Punishment (7)
  49. Purpose (5)
  50. Pursuit (4)

- Q -
  1. Quality (8)
  2. Quarrel (11)
  3. Question (9)
  4. Quiet (9)
  5. Quotation (7)

- R -
  1. Race (10)
  2. Radical (4)
  3. Rank (5)
  4. Reading (10)
  5. Reality (5)
  6. Reason (15)
  7. Religion (29)
  8. Rebellion (7)
  9. Reform (8)
  10. Regret (3)
  11. Remorse (6)
  12. Repentance (8)
  13. Repetitive (4)
  14. Reputation (9)
  15. Resignation (8)
  16. Resolution (7)
  17. Respect (5)
  18. Responsibility (7)
  19. Rest (8)
  20. Result (4)
  21. retirement (5)
  22. reverie (7)
  23. Revolution (12)
  24. Reward (12)
  25. Rights (11)
  26. Riot (4)
  27. Risk (15)
  28. Rivalry (7)

- S -
  1. Sacrifice (7)
  2. Safety (6)
  3. Sarcasm (6)
  4. Scandal (10)
  5. Science (8)
  6. Secrecy (8)
  7. Security (7)
  8. Self-confidence (5)
  9. Self-control (5)
  10. Self-improvement (5)
  11. Self-knowledge (7)
  12. Self-respect (5)
  13. Self-sacrifice (9)
  14. Selfishness (5)
  15. Sensuality (5)
  16. Sentiment (9)
  17. Silence (12)
  18. Simplicity (8)
  19. Sin (10)
  20. skepticism (11)
  21. Slander (8)
  22. Sleep (6)
  23. Smile (7)
  24. Smoking (5)
  25. Society (8)
  26. Soldier (11)
  27. Solitude (7)
  28. Sorrow (8)
  29. Soul (11)
  30. Space (7)
  31. specuation (7)
  32. Speaking (4)
  33. Speech (9)
  34. Spirit (10)
  35. State (2)
  36. Strength (13)
  37. Study (8)
  38. Success (15)
  39. Suffering (8)
  40. Superstition (9)
  41. Suspicion (5)
  42. Sympathy (5)

- T -
  1. Tact (11)
  2. Talent (7)
  3. Taste (17)
  4. Tax (16)
  5. Teaching (16)
  6. Technology (4)
  7. Television (15)
  8. Temper (7)
  9. Temptation (12)
  10. Theology (11)
  11. Theory (12)
  12. Thinking (12)
  13. Thought (21)
  14. Time (23)
  15. Tolerance (9)
  16. tradition (5)
  17. Tragedy (4)
  18. Travel (16)
  19. Treason (5)
  20. Trifles (9)
  21. Trust (11)
  22. Truth (44)
  23. Trying (2)
  24. Tyranny (10)

- U -
  1. Ugliness (5)
  2. Understanding (6)
  3. Union (5)
  4. United Nations (7)
  5. Unity (14)
  6. Universe (7)
  7. University (7)

- V -
  1. Value (15)
  2. Vacation (5)
  3. Vanity (10)
  4. Variety (8)
  5. vengeance (6)
  6. Vice (14)
  7. Victory (19)
  8. Vietnam (9)
  9. Vigilance (6)
  10. Violence (14)
  11. Virtue (10)
  12. Vision (8)
  13. Voice (7)
  14. Vote (27)
  15. Vow (9)
  16. vulgarity (9)

- W -
  1. Wage (7)
  2. Want (8)
  3. War (34)
  4. Waste (8)
  5. Weakness (9)
  6. Wealth (19)
  7. Weather (7)
  8. Wickedness (9)
  9. Wife (10)
  10. Will (10)
  11. Wisdom (17)
  12. Wit (9)
  13. Woman (12)
  14. Wonder (8)
  15. Word (12)
  16. Work (12)
  17. World (12)
  18. Worry (15)
  19. Worth (11)
  20. Writer (9)
  21. Wrong (8)

- Y -
  1. Youth (30)

- Z -
  1. Zeal (9)
  2. Zen (14)
  3. Zest (3)


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