Random Quotes

William Shakespeare

Come like shadows, so depart! Macbeth (Witches at IV, i)

Eldridge Cleaver, fully Leroy Eldridge Cleaver

I can understand J. Edgar Hoover, because he wasn't inaccurate.… He said that we were the main threat. We were trying to be the main threat. We were trying to be the vanguard organization. J. Edgar Hoover was an adversary, but he had good information. We were plugged into all of the revolutionary groups in America, plus those abroad. We were working hand-in-hand with communist parties here and around the world, and he knew that.

Thomas Fuller

It is much better to have your gold in the hand than in the heart.

Henry Hazlitt, fully Henry Stuart Hazlitt

It should be immediately clear that this could be brought about more directly and honestly by a reduction in unworkable wage rates. But the more sophisticated proponents of inflation believe that this is now politically impossible. Sometimes they go further, and charge that all proposals under any circumstances to reduce particular wage rates directly in order to reduce unemployment are anti-labor. But what they are themselves proposing, stated in bald terms, is to deceive labor by reducing real wage rates (that is, wage rates in terms of purchasing power) through an increase in prices.

Dale Carnegie, originally spelled Dale Carnegey

Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses.

Richard Francis Burton, fully Sir Richard Francis Burton

The "Schedule of Doctrines" of the most liberal Christian Church insists upon human depravity, and the "absolute need of the Holy Spirit's agency in man's regeneration and sanctification."

Ovid, formally Publius Ovidius Naso

Is smooth for his descendants' sake.

Portuguese Proverbs

Never mention rope in the house of a man who has been hanged.

Louisa May Alcott

Money is a needful and precious thing, and when well used, a noble thing, but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace.

Immanuel Kant

It is plain that the hope of a future life arises from the feeling, which exists in the breast of every man, that the temporal is inadequate to meet and satisfy the demands of his nature.

Neil Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman

You'll think this is a bit silly, but I'm a bit--well, I have a thing about birds. What, a phobia? Sort of. Well, that's the common term for an irrational fear of birds. What do they call a rational fear of birds, then?

Zen Proverbs and Thoughts

Conquer your heart; then you may become somebody.


In darkness one may be ashamed of what one does, without the shame of disgrace

Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jeane Baker

Love and work are the only two real things in our lives. They belong together, otherwise it is off. Work is in itself a form of love.

Van Jones, fully Anthony Kapel "Van" Jones

Our point of view is, let?s not be so elitist that we can't honor good, hard, dignified, ennobling work: people working with their hands, building things, putting up solar panels, weatherizing homes, working on organic agriculture, building wind farms. We don't have robots in society, so somebody has to do that work. Let?s make sure that the people who can use that work get a chance to do it. I see that as a first step toward bigger and better things.

William Shakespeare

To climb steep hills Requires slow pace at first. The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Norfolk at I, i)

John Milton

Love refines the thoughts, and heart enlarges, hath his seat in reason, and is judicious, is the scale by which to heavenly love thou mayest ascend.

Joseph Addison

Great souls by instinct to each other turn,

Isaac Barrow

The mind of man is able to discern universal propositions ? by its native force, without any previous notion or applied reasoning, which method of attaining truth is by a peculiar name styled intellection.

William Shakespeare

O, monstrous! but one half-pennyworth of bread to this intolerable deal of sack! King Henry IV. Part I. Act ii. Sc. 4.

William Jennings Bryan

The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.

William Shakespeare

Ungracious wretch, Fit for the mountains and the barbarous caves, where manners ne'er were preached!

Agnes Martin

I paint with my back to the world.

Lord Byron, formally George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Blood only serves to wash Ambition's hands.

Italian Proverbs

Man tries to be misjudged.