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Quotes: listed by author

~We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. -Aesop

~A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. -Fred Allen

~When you see a snake, never mind where he came from. -Anonymous

~Happiness is good health and a bad memory. -Ingrid Bergman

~Doubt whom you will, but never yourself. -Christine Bovee

~Realism...has no more to do with reality than anything else. -Hob Broun

~I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there. -Herb Caen

~It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking. -Julius Caesar

~What is a rebel? A man who says no. -Albert Camus

~A good teacher has been defined as one who makes himself progressively unnecessary. -Thomas J. Carruthers

~All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. -Walt Disney

~The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation. -Benjamin Disraeli

~Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein

~A problem is a chance for you to do your best. -Duke Ellington

~One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness - it is usually returned. -Court R. Flint

~Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. -Benjamin Franklin

~If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone. -Benjamin Franklin

~Joy is not in things, it is in us. -Benjamin Franklin

~Never confuse motion with action. -Benjamin Franklin

~There was never a good war, or a bad peace. -Benjamin Franklin

~You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. -James A. Froude

~You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. -Indira Gandhi

~An eye for an eye would blind the world. -Ghandi

~Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. -Alex Hamilton

~You must lose a fly to catch a trout. -George Herbert

~Rome wasn't built in a day. -John Heywood

~The safest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it in your pocket. -Kin Hubbard

~I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. -Thomas Jefferson

~I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am. -Samuel Johnson

~Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again. -Franklin P. Jones

~Mistakes are the portals of discovery. -James Joyce

~When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters--one represents danger and one represents opportunity.

~Some men see things as they are and ask "Why?" I dream of things that never were and ask "Why not?" -J. F. Kennedy

~Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. -John F. Kennedy

~Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -Martin Luther King

~What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive? -Irv Kupcinet

~If you want to catch a trout, don't go fishing in a herring barrel. -Ann Landers

~You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. -Malcolm X

~You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. -Plato

~There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen. -Hugh Prather

~Laziness is nothing more than a habit of resting before you get tired. -Jules Renard

~It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself. -Eleanor Roosevelt

~Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt. -George Sewell

~The leopard does not change his spots. -William Shakespeare

~The longer I live, the more convinced am I that this planet is used by other planets as a lunatic asylum. -George Bernard Shaw

~I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters. -Solomon Short

~A friend is a gift you give yourself. -Robert Louis Stevenson

~Every exit is an entrance somewhere else. -Tom Stoppard

~There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness. -Han Suyin

~Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Theresa

~Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them. -Henry David Thoreau

~Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -Mark Twain

~You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. -Mark Twain

~There are two ways to spread the light: to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton

Proverbs: listed alphabetically

~Evil enters like a needle and spreads like a oak tree. -African Proverb

~Men fall only in order to rise. -African Proverb

~No matter how long the night, the day is sure to come. -African Proverb

~When you have given nothing, ask for nothing. -Albanian Proverb

~The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do. -American Proverb

~An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. -Arabic Proverb

~Examine what is said, not him who speaks. -Arabic Proverb

~Make your bargain before beginning to plow. -Arabic Proverb

~When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice. -Cherokee Proverb

~A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. -Chinese proverb

~A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. -Chinese Proverb

~An inch of time is an inch of gold, but you can't buy that inch of time with an inch of gold. -Chinese Proverb

~Even a hare will bite when it is cornered. -Chinese Proverb

~Do not remove a fly from your friend's forehead with a hatchet. -Chinese Proverb

~He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. -Chinese Proverb

~Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come. -Chinese proverb

~Sometimes you lose a forest through the trees. -Chinese Proverb

~To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. -Chinese Proverb

~When a finger points at the moon, the imbecile looks at the finger. -Chinese Proverb

~The road to a friend's house is never long. -Danish proverb

~He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him. -Dutch proverb

~Even a small star shines in the darkness. -Finnish proverb

~There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. -French Proverb

~Wait until it is night before saying that is has been a fine day. -French Proverb

~Charity see the need not the cause. -German Proverb

~Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is. -German Proverb

~It's the whole, not the detail, that matters. -German proverb

~Put a silk on a goat and it is still a goat. -Irish Proverb

~You must empty a box before you fill it again. -Irish Proverb

~After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box. -Italian Proverb

~Even monkeys fall out of trees. -Japanese Proverb

~Fall seven times, stand up eight. -Japanese Proverb

~First the man takes a drink. Then the drink takes a drink. Then the drink takes the man. -Japanese Proverb

~If you believe everything you read, better not read. -Japanese Proverb

~One kind word can warm three winter months. -Japanese proverb

~The reverse side also has a reverse side. -Japanese Proverb

~Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. -Japanese Proverb

~We are no more than candles burning in the wind. -Japanese Proverb

~God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. -Jewish Proverb

~What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth. -Jewish Proverb

~Do not throw the arrow which will return against you. -Kurdish Proverb

~We are all related. -Lakota Proverb

~In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king. -Romanian Proverb

~Better to stumble than make a slip of the tongue. -Russian Proverb

~A kind word can attract even the snake from his nest. -Saudi Arabian Proverb

~Speak the truth, but leave immediately after. -Slovenian Proverb

~After all, to make a beautiful omelet, you have to break an egg. -Spanish Proverb

~If you want good service, then serve yourself. -Spanish Proverb

~Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get. -Spanish Proverb

~Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water. -Swedish Proverb

~A madman drops a stone in a well, (but) forty wisemen cannot take it out. -Turkish Proverb

~The fly is small, but it is big enough to make one sick. -Turkish Proverb

~If you can't bite, don't show your teeth. -Yiddish Proverb

~The soldiers fight, and the kings are heroes. -Yiddish Proverb

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