Random Quotes

F. Scott Fitzgerald, fully Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.

Pashto Proverbs

It was a calamity, but it did not increase.

Romano Guardini

Silence open the inner fount from which the word arises.

Ted Kennedy, fully Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy

We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.

Robert Kiyosaki, fully Robert Toru Kiyosaki

One of the reasons so many ?A? students are not rich is because they may be smart but lack courage. There are many people who lack both knowledge and courage.

Yuval Noah Harari

Peasants were obliged to produce more than they consumed so that they could build up reserves. Without grain in the silo, jars of olive oil in the cellar, cheese in the pantry and sausages hanging from the rafters, they would starve in bad years. And bad years were bound to come, sooner or later. A peasant living on the assumption that bad years would not come didn?t live long.

Joseph Addison

We ought always to make choice of persons of such worth and honor for our friends, that if they should ever cease to be so, they will not abuse our confidence, nor give us cause to fear them as enemies.

H. G. Wells, fully Herbert George Wells

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Paul Fussell

Wars damage the civilian society as much as they damage the enemy. Soldiers never get over it.

Seth Godin

Why are you working so hard to bury your natural-born instincts?

William Butler Yeats

You have accused me of upsetting order by my free drinks, and I have showed you that there is a more dreadful fermentation in the Sermon on the Mount than in my beer-barrels. Christ thought it in the irresponsibility of His omnipotence.

Thomas Jefferson

But though an old man, I am but a young gardener.

George Bernard Shaw

No man fully capable of his own language ever masters another.

S'rîmad Bhâgavatam, aka Bhâgavata Purâna or Bhāgavata

Inevitably overtaken by the pull of time a person must, just like that, give up this life as dear as it is to everyone, not to mention the wealth and such he has acquired.

Rebecca Solnik

Panic is rare, looting is essentially insignificant, people are not terrified and trampling each other to flee from a disaster scene, but in fact are trying to manage a situation. We may in fact revert to some sort of primordial civility.


And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.

Ravi Zacharias, fully  Frederick Antony Ravi Kumar Zacharias

We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right.

Neville Chamberlain, fully Arthur Neville Chamberlain

This is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time.

Maria Von Ebner-Eschenbach, or Marie von Ebner-Eschenbachová, Marie Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach

Oh happy pessimists! What a joy it is to them to be able to prove again and again that there is no joy.

Anne Lamott

I carry a secret sense of accomplishment around with me, like a radium pack implanted near my heart that now leaches a quiet sense of relief through my system.

Nigerian Proverbs

Because of three, three days visit a trader cannot shit in his Shed.

Baruch Spinoza, later Benedict de Spinoza

If men's minds were as easily controlled as their tongues, every king would sit safely on his throne, and government by compulsion would cease; for every subject would shape his life according to the intentions of his rulers, and would esteem a thing true or false, good or evil, just or unjust, in obedience to their dictates.

Robert H. Jackson, fully Robert Houghwout Jackson

The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One?s right to life liberty and property to free speech a free press freedom of worship and assembly and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote they depend on the outcome of no elections.

Susan Cain

I'm seeing businesses embrace the Quiet Revolution as the next great diversity issue of our time.

Alain de Botton

Socrates compared living without thinking systematically to practicing an activity like pottery or shoemaking without following or even knowing of technical procedures. One would never imagine that a good pot or shoe would result from intuition alone; why then assume that the more complex task of directing one’s life could be undertaken without any sustained reflection on premises or goals? Perhaps because we don’t believe that directing our lives is in fact complicated. Certain difficult activities look very difficult from the outside, while other equally difficult activities look very easy. Arriving at sound views on how to live falls into the second category, making a pot or a shoe into the first.