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  1. Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
    --Pamela Vaull Starr

  2. If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
    --Marcel Proust

  3. The conservation movement is a breeding ground of Communists and other subversives. We intend to clean them out, even if it means rounding up every bird watcher in the country.
    --John Mitchell, Atty. General 1969-1972

  4. Talking and eloquence are not the same thing: to speak, and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
    --Ben Johnson

  5. There is a homely adage which runs, "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
    --Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919] Speech at Minnesota State Fair [Sept. 2, 1901]

  6. Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends.
    --Joseph Cambell, from "Creative Mythology"

  7. Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
    --Jeremy Collier

  8. Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here.
    --Goethe

  9. He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed.
    --William James

  10. Once an opportunity has passed, it cannot be caught.
    --Anon.

  11. A philosopher being asked what was the first thing necessary to win the love of a woman, answered, 'Opportunity'.
    --Marianne Moore

  12. The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
    --E. W. Dijkstra

  13. Truth: n. An ingenious compound of desirability and appearance.
    --Ambrose Bierce

  14. In every one of us there are two ruling and directing principles, whose guidance we follow wherever they may lead; the one being an innate desire of pleasure; the other, an acquired judgment which aspires after excellence.
    --Socrates (469-399 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Quoted in: Plato, Phaedrus.

  15. A faith-holder puts himself below his faith and lets it guide his actions. The fanatic puts himself above it and uses it as an excuse for his actions.
    --GORDON DICKSON, CHANTRY GUILD

  16. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
    --MARTIN LUTHER KING (1965)

  17. One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank admission.
    --BENJAMIN DISRAELI (1804-1881)

  18. The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
    --HUBERT H. HUMPHREY

  19. Every obnoxious act is a cry for help. --ZIG ZIGLAR (1926- )

  20. Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
    --EURIPIDES (C.485-406 B.C.)

  21. To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
    --Claude Adrien Helvetius (1715-1771), French philosopher, from De L'Homme, Vol. 1, sec. 4.

  22. We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues, at our peril, risk and hazard.
    --Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet), Liberty of the Press in Philosophical Dictionary (1764)

  23. Prejudice is an opinion without judgment.
    --Voltaire, _Prejudices_, in _Philosophical Dictionary_

  24. Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
    --Samuel Butler

  25. Mental pleasures never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.
    --Nathaniel Cotton (1705-1788)

  26. The love of study, a passion which derives fresh vigor from enjoyment, supplies each day and hour with a perpetual source of independent and rational pleasure.
    --Gibbon (1737-1794)

  27. When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
    --Jacob Riis

  28. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
    --Henry Adam, The Education of Henry Adams

  29. He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
    --George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

  30. God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
    --Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac

  31. The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
    --Richard Bach, _Illusions_ [1977]

  32. The imposition of stigma is the most common form of violence used in democratic societies.
    --R. A. Pinker

  33. Under any conditions, anywhere, whatever you are doing, there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.
    --Robert D. Sprecht

  34. The foolish and the uneducated have little use for freedom.
    --Anon.

  35. No man is free who is not master of himself.
    --Epictetus

  36. Youth and skill are no match for experience and treachery.
    --Anon.

  37. Man must be prepared for every event of life, for there is nothing that is durable.
    -- Menander (B.C. 342-291)

  38. As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
    -- Sallust (B.C. 86-34)

  39. There was once a professor of law who said to his students, "When you are fighting a case, if you have facts on your side hammer them into the jury, and if you have the law on your side hammer it into the judge." "But if you have neither the facts nor the law?" asked one of his listeners. "Then hammer the hell into the table, answered the professor."
    --W Somerset Maugham, Notebooks

  40. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
    --Helen Keller,_The Open Door_ (1957)

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

  42. I do not believe in fate that falls on men however they act;
    But I do believe in fate that falls on them unless they act.
    --G K Chesterton, _Generally Speaking_

  43. True enjoyment comes from activity of the mindand exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
    -- Humboldt

  44. Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.
    [Seize the day, put no trust in the morrow.]
  45. --Horace [65-8 B.C], _Odes_, book 11

  46. The Box, 1969 by Kendrew LaSalles
    Once upon a time, in the land of Hush-a-Bye,
    Around about the wonderous days of yore,
    They came across a sort of box, all bound with chains and locked with locks,
    And labeled, "Kindly Do Not Touch... It's War".

    A decree was issued 'round about, all with a flourish and a shout,
    And a gaily-coloured mascot tripping lightly on before:
    "Don't fiddle with this deadly box, or break the chains, or pick the locks,
    And please, don't ever mess about with War".

    Well, the children understood; children happen to be good,
    And were just as good in those wonderous days of yore.
    They didn't try to break the locks, or break into that deadly box,
    And never tried to play about with War.

    Mommies didn't either; sisters, aunts, nor grannies neither;
    'Cause they were quiet and sweet and pretty
    In those wonderous days of yore.
    Well, very much the same as now, and really not to blame somehow,
    For opening up that deadly box of War.

    But someone did...
    Someone battered in the lid, and spilled the insides all across the floor:
    A sort of bouncy, bumpy ball, made up of flags and guns and all
    The tears and the horror and the death that goes with War.

    It bounced right out, and went bashing all about
    Bumping into everything in store;
    And what was sad and most unfair, was that it really didn't seem to care
    Much who it bumped, or why, or what, or for.

    It bumped the children mainly, and I'll tell you this quite plainly,
    It bumps them everyday, and more and more;
    And leaves them dead and burned and crying,
    Thousands of them sick and dying,
    'Cause when it bumps, it's very, very sore.

    There is a way to stop the ball... it isn't very hard at all;
    All it takes is wisdom, and I'm absolutely sure
    We could get it back inside the box, and bind the chains and lock the locks,
    But no one seems to want to save the children anymore.

    Well, that's the way it all appears,
    'Cause it's been bouncing 'round for years and years,
    In spite of all the wisdom wizzed since those wonderous days of yore;
    And the time they came across the box,
    All bound with chains and locked with locks,
    And labeled, "Kindly Do Not Touch... It's War".

  47. The basic ingredients of psychotherapy are religion, rhetoric, and repression, which are themselves mutually overlapping categories.
    -- Thomas Szasz, The Myth of Psychotherapy, 1978.

  48. Let us beware of saying that death is the opposite of life. The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species.
    --Friedrich Nietzsche

  49. For the sword outwears its sheath,
    And the soul wears out the breast.
    And the heart must pause to breathe,
    And love itself have rest.
    --Lord Byron

  50. Quick now, here now, always-
    A condition of complete simplicity
    (costing not less than everything)
    And all shall be well
    All manner of things shall be well
    When the tongues of flame are in-folded
    Into the crowned knot of fire
    and the fire and rose are one.
    --T.S. Eliot , "Little Gidding"

  51. I will not cede more power to the state. I will not willingly cede more power to anyone, not to the state, not to General Motors, not to the CIO. I will hoard my power like a miser, resisting every effort to drain it away from me. I will then use _my_ power, as _I_ see fit. I mean to live my life an obedient man, but obedient to God, subservient to the wisdom of my ancestors; never to the authority of political truths arived at yesterday at the voting booth. That is a program of sorts, is it not? It is certainly program enough to keep conservatives busy, and Liberals at bay. And the nation free.
  52. --William F. Buckley, Jr., the end of his 1959 book, _Up from Liberalism_

  53. Pro football is like nuclear warfare. there are no winners, only survivors.
    --Frank Gifford, NY Giants halfback Sports Illustrated July 4, 1960

  54. Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
    --Frank Leahy, Notre Dame football coach Look magazine January 10, 1955

  55. I saw Eternity the other night,
    Like a great ring of pure and endless light,
    All calm, as it was bright;
    And round beneath it, Time, in hours, days, years,
    Driv'n by the spheres
    Like a vast shadow moved, in which the world
    And all her train were hurled.
    --Henry Vaughan (1622-1695), _The World_ British poet

  56. As the blessings of health and fortune have a beginning, so they must also find an end. Everything rises but to fall, and increases but to decay.
    -- Sallust (B.C. 86-34)

  57. Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
    -- Samuel Butler

  58. A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
    -- Alec Waugh

  59. There's not one wise man among twenty will praise himself.
    -- William Shakespeare

  60. To say, "well done" to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.
    -- Phillips Brooks

  61. It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
    -- Mark Twain

  62. If you are good for nothing else you can stil serve as a bad example
    -- Peter l. Berger

  63. A government in which the majority rule in all cases cannot be based on justice, even as far as men understand it.
    -- Henry David Thoreau,_On the Duty of Civil Disobedience_

  64. Courage is the price that love exacts for granting peace.
    -- Amelia Earhart

  65. It were not best that we should all think alike; it is the difference of opinion that makes horseraces.
    -- Mark Twain,_Pudd'nhead Wilson's Calendar_, 1894

  66. To suppress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress..Now more than ever we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate, we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
    -- Wendell Willkie (1892 1944), Republican candidate for President, 1940

  67. The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
    -- John E E Dalberg, Lord Acton (1834-1902), _The History of Freedom in Antiquity_

  68. When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.
    -- Charles Evans Hughes (1862-1948), US Supreme Court Chief Justice, Opinion, June 17, 1925

  69. If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
    -- Nelson Mandela (in _The Long Walk to Freedom_)

  70. A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.
    -- Richard Byrd

  71. Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within hem. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
    -- Richard Byrd

  72. I am hell-bent for the South Pole - God willing and crevasses permitting.
    -- Edmund Hillary

  73. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
    -- Edmund Hillary

  74. I will go anywhere, as long as it be forward.
    -- David Livingstone

  75. If you have men who will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all.
    -- David Livingstone

  76. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
    -- Timothy Leary

  77. Men's minds are raised to the level of the women with whom they associate.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

  78. The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement, intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
    -- Margaret Fuller

  79. Women will never be as successful as men because they have no wives to advise them.
    -- Dick Van Dyke

  80. Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart. --Erma Bombeck

  81. Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep burning, unquenchable.
    -- Henry Ward Beecher

  82. It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.
    -- Eric Hoffer

  83. Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the humblest imaginable.
    -- Mohandas Gandhi

  84. What power can poverty have over a home where loving hearts are beating with a consciousness of untold riches of the head and heart?
    -- Orison Swett Marden

  85. This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
    -- Rainer Maria Rilke

  86. Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
    -- Bacon (1561-1626)

  87. If a person never contradicts himself, it must be that he says nothing.
    -- Miguel de Unamuno

  88. Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.
    -- Dale Carnegie

  89. The men who start out with the notion that the world owes them a living generally find that the world pays its debt in the penitentiary or the poor house.
    -- William G. Sumner

  90. We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting laundry.
    -- E. B. White

  91. To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.
    -- Thomas A. Buckner

  92. A successful man continues to look for work after he has found a job.
    -- Anon.

  93. Unless you're Mary Lou Retton, in the right place at the right time with the right personality, you're not going to be on a Wheaties box and have all these endorsements.
    -- Kerri Strug, gymnastics gold medalist, in a pre-Olympic interview, 1996

  94. The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom.
    -- Supreme Court Justice William Orville Douglas

  95. Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
    -- Lawrence Durrell

  96. Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins.
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  97. In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
    -- John Kenneth Galbraith

  98. The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
    -- Henrik Ibsen

  99. Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne,
    He travels fastest who travels alone.
    -- Kipling

  100. My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

  101. Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
    -- Mao Tse-tung, revolutionary and party chairman

  102. Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
    -- Dwight D. Eisenhower; Address 'The Chance for Peace,' April 16, 1953

  103. Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married .

  104. The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war .
    -- George Hyman Rickover

  105. To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love .
    -- George Santayana

  106. I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
    -- Igor Stravinsky

  107. Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.
    -- Alfred Sheinwold

  108. Set Your Goals High Enough To Inspire You And Low Enough To Encourage You.
    -- Anon.

  109. The Quality Of A Person's Life Is In Direct Proportion To Their Commitment To Excellence. Regardless Of Their Chosen Field Of Endeavor.
    -- Vincent Lombardi

  110. There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go.
    -- -Richard Bach (The Bridge Across Forever)

  111. If your subordinates are not making an occasional mistake or two, it is a sure sign they are playing it too safe.
    -- Anon.

  112. A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake, as by never repeating it.
    -- John Christian Bovee

  113. The logs of wood which move
    down the river together
    Are driven apart by every wave.
    Such inevitable parting
    Should not be the cause of misery.
    -- Nagarjuna (c. 100-200 A.D.)

  114. She went her unremembering way,
    She went and left in me
    The pang of all the partings gone,
    And partings yet to be.
    -- Francis Thompson (1859-1907)

  115. All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
    -- Mae West (1893?-1980)

  116. Whenever things sound easy, it turns out there's one part you didn't hear.
    -- Donald E. Westlake, _Drowned_Hopes_

  117. Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
    -- Chesterfield (1694-1773)

  118. I would rather dance as a ballerina, though faultily, than as a flawless clown.
    -- Margaret Atwood in Lady Oracle

  119. The person who knows how will always have a job, but the person who knows why will be the boss.
    -- Carl Wood

  120. Tell a man that there are 6 billion stars in the sky and he will believe you. Tell him that the paint on a park bench is wet and he has to touch it to find out.
    -- Anon.

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