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Dale Carnegie, originally spelled Dale Carnegey

Three-fourths of the people you will meet tomorrow are hungering and thirsting for sympathy. Give it to them, and they will love you.

Robert Henri

An artist who has no imagination is a mechanic.

Diane Ackerman

As the most social apes, we inhabit a mirror-world in which every important relationship, whether with spouse, friend or child, shapes the brain, which in turn shapes our relationships.

Samuel Johnson, aka Doctor Johnson

It affords a generous and manly pleasure to conceive a little nation gathering its fruits and tending its herds with fearless confidence, though it lies open on every side to invasion, where, in contempt of walls and trenches, every man sleeps securely with his sword beside him; where all on the first approach of hostility come together at the call to battle, as at a summons to a festal show; and committing their cattle to the care of those whom age or nature has disabled, engage the enemy with that competition for hazard and for glory, which operate in men that fight under the eye of those, whose dislike or kindness they have always considered as the greatest evil or the greatest good. This was, in the beginning of the present century, the state of the Highlands. Every man was a soldier, who partook of national confidence, and interested himself in national honour. To lose this spirit, is to lose what no small advantage will compensate.

Theodor W. Adorno, born Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund

What has become alien to men is the human component of culture, its closest part, which upholds them against the world. They make common cause with the world against themselves, and the most alienated condition of all, the omnipresence of commodities, their own conversion into appendages of machinery, is for them a mirage of closeness.

Dave Eggers

You might not be able to operate your own Learjet and have an unlimited expense account, but if you have a reasonable expectation for a print-based product, whether it's a newspaper or a magazine, you can certainly exist.

Samuel Butler

He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. God will take care that we do not enjoy it any more than is good for us.

Scottish Proverbs

His meal's a' daigh.

Liu Shih-p’ei

Inequality emanates from man being dependent upon and employed by another.

Christopher Cranch, fully Christopher Pearse Cranch

O Light divine! We need no fuller test that all is ordered well; We know enough to trust that all is best where Love and Wisdom dwell.

Marquis de Sade, born Donatien Alphonse François de Sade

I have supported my deviations with reasons I did not stop at mere doubt I have vanquished, I have uprooted, I have destroyed everything in my heart that might have interfered with my pleasure.

William Shakespeare

By penitence th' Eternal's wrath's appeas'd. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine at V, iv)

Oscar Wilde, pen name for Fingal O'Flahertie Wills

All great ideas are dangerous.


The end of life is to be like unto God; and the soul following God, will be like unto Him; He being the beginning, middle, and end of all things.

Ian Dunbar

I could speak to you and say, ‘Laytay-chai, paisey, paisey.’ … Why aren’t you responding? Oh, you don’t speak Swahili. Well, I’ve got news for you. The dog doesn’t speak English, or American, or Spanish, or French.


There is no wealth but life.

David Attenborough, fully Sir David Frederick Attenborough

A hundred years ago, there were one and a half billion people on Earth. Now, over six billion crowd our fragile planet. But even so, there are still places barely touched by humanity.

Thomas More, fully Sir Thomas More or Saint Thomas More

See! the sun himself! on wings of glory up the East he springs. - Angel of light, who from the time the heavens began their march sublime, hath, first of all the starry choir, trod in his maker's steps of fire.

Manly P. Hall, fully Manly Palmer Hall

Effort is evidence of inconsistency in the individual. Most religious organizations impose strict rules and regulations upon their members. These rules and regulations consist principally of "thou shalt nots," the purpose being to force man into a state of grace by inhibiting and limiting him. Any individual who tries to crush out with brute force of will the vices within himself, achieves only inhibition and neurosis.

Warren Buffett, fully Warren Edward Buffett, aka Oracle of Omaha

There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don't like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn't that a little like saving up sex for your old age?

Seth Godin

The Net is not television. It is the finest direct-marketing mechanism in the history of mankind. It is direct mail with free stamps, and it allows you to create richer and deeper relationships than you've ever been able to create before.

Finley Peter Dunne

It [Thanksgiving] was founded by the Puritans to give thanks for bein' preserved from the Indians, an' we keep it to give thanks we are preserved from the Puritans.

Jack Kerouac, born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac

The dream is already ended and we're already awake in the golden eternity.

Rebecca Solnik

They are all beasts of burden in a sense, ' Thoreau once remarked of animals, 'made to carry some portion of our thoughts.' Animals are the old language of the imagination; one of the ten thousand tragedies of their disappearance would be a silencing of this speech.

Robert Kiyosaki, fully Robert Toru Kiyosaki

Life is constantly giving you priceless information if you are willing to receive it, and most of the time the feedback is free.