Quoteland.com Home Topics Resources Groups
Education FAQs Site Info Contact Us About the Authors
SEARCH

  

Bookmark and Share
Author Matches:
Nicola Abbagnano

Ruth Nanda Anshen

Nancy Astor

Nancy Banks-Smith

Fernanda Bartolme

Georges Bernanos

Gerald Brenan

Justice William J. Brennan, Jr.

Stephen A. Brennan

Pierce Brosnan

Patrick Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan

Robert Buchanan

Louis-Ferdinand Celine

James B. Conant

James B. Connant

D'Avenant

William Davenant

Ferdinand De Saussure

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Nan Fairbrother

Duke of Alba Ferdinand Alvarez De Toledo

Ferdinand I

Marshal Ferdinand Foch

Ferdinando Galiani

Nancy Gibbs

Nanci Griffith

Anandabai Joshee

Adnan Kashoggi

Brian Keenan

Alvin Kernan

Nancy Kerrigan

Fernand Leger

Nancy Long

Nancy Lopez

Sri Anandamayi Ma

Hugh Maclennan

Ferdinand Magellan

Anna Magnani

Brennan Manning

Ferdinand E. Marcos

Menander

Nancy Mitford

Adnan Mithani

Nanette Newman

Peggy Noonan

Swami Omkarananda

Peggy Noonan

Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Thomas Buchanan Read

Nancy Reagan

Ernest Renan

Joseph Ernst Renan

Nancy Samalin

Ferdinand De Saussure

Nancy Simms

Sri Swami Sivananda

Nancy Banks Smith

Nancy Sproat

Benzel Sternan

Harry Tennant

Kenneth Tynan

Swami Vivekananda

R. Foster Winans

William M. Winans

Paramahansa Yogananda

Nancy Zi

Quotation Matches:
Engrave this Quote Danny Noonan: I haven't even told my father I'm not gonna get that scholarship. I'm gonna end up working in a lumberyard the rest of my life. Ty Webb: What's wrong with lumber? I own two lumberyards. Danny Noonan: I notice you don't spend too much time there. Ty Webb: I'm not quite sure where they are.
Tell a Friend-
Engrave this Quote Jean Grey: Mutation. It is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.
Tell a Friend-
Engrave this Quote George: So in the end, was it worth it? Jesus Christ. How irreparably changed my life has become. It's always the last days of summer and I've been left out in the cold with no door to get back in. I'll grant you I've had more than my share of poignant moments. Life passes most people by when they're busy making grand plans for it. Throughout my lifetime I've left pieces of my heart here and there. And now, there's almost barely enough to stay alive. But I force a smile, knowing that my ambition far exceeded my talent. There are no more white horses or pretty ladies at my door.
Tell a Friend-
Engrave this Quote Lieutenant Daniel Taylor: Have you found Jesus yet, Gump? Forrest: I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for him, sir.
Tell a Friend-
(no category)
Engrave this Quote Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her Americas heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. She will recommend the general cause, by the countenance of her voice, and the benignant sympathy of her example. She well knows that by once enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself, beyond the power of extrication, in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy, and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standard of freedom. The fundamental maxims of her policy would insensibly change from liberty to force. She might become the dictatress of the world: she would be no longer the ruler of her own spirit.
Tell a Friend-John Quincy Adams
Engrave this Quote In his first years in the White House, Mr. Roosevelt apologized for each annual deficit. Each new budget message explained that, because of unforeseen circumstances, the promise of the previous year had not been met, but next year things would be better; next year there would be a balanced budget. The 1938 congressional elections were uncomfortably near at hand. it was announced that the President would deliver a Fireside Chat. In it our startled ears caught the opening accents of a grand new liturgy. Spending would be resumed, but let not the heart be troubled. Spending was no longer the rock of unsound finance on which so many liberal governments had been wrecked; it was not danger, but security. Debt, if owed to ourselves, was not debt but investment.
Tell a Friend-Bruce Barton
Engrave this Quote Fraud and prevarication are servile vices. They sometimes grow out of the necessities, always out of the habits, of slavish and degenerate spirits. It is an erect countenance, it is a firm adherence to principle, it is a power of resisting false shame and frivolous fear, that assert our good faith and honor, and assure to us the confidence of mankind.
Tell a Friend-Edmund Burke
Engrave this Quote In War: ResolutionIn Defeat: DefianceIn Victory: MagnanimityIn Peace: Good Will
Tell a Friend-Sir Winston Churchill
Engrave this Quote Such subtle Covenants shall be made,Till Peace it self is War in Masquerade.
Tell a Friend-John Dryden
Engrave this Quote Listen, Christ,You did alright in your day, I reckonBut that days gone now. They ghosted you up a swell story, too,Called it BibleBut its dead now. The popes and the preachersveMade too much money from it. Theyve sold you too manyKings, generals, robbers, and killersEven to the Czar and the Cossacks,Even to Rockefellers church,Even to THE SATURDAY EVENING POST. You aint no good no more. Theyve pawned youTill youve done wore out. Goodbye,Christ Jesus Lord God Jehova,Beat it on away from here now. Make way for a new guy with no religion at allA real guy namedMarx Communist Lenin Peasant Stalin Worker MEI said, ME!Go Ahead on now,Youre getting in the way of things, Lord. And please take Saint Ghandi sic with you when you go,And Saint Pope Pius,And Saint Aimee McPherson,And big black Saint BectonOf the Consecrated Dime. And step on the gas, Christ!Move!Dont be so slow about movin!The world is mine from now onAnd nobodys gonna sell METo a king, or a general,Or a millionaire.
Tell a Friend-Langston Hughes
Engrave this Quote Europe has been at peace since 1945. But it is a restless peace thats shadowed by the threat of violence. Europe is partitioned. An unnatural line runs through the heart of a very great and a very proud nation Germany. History warns us that until this harsh division has been resolved, peace in Europe will never be secure. We must turn to one of the great unfinished tasks of our generationand that unfinished task is making Europe whole again.
Tell a Friend-Lyndon B. Johnson
Engrave this Quote For of those to whom much is given, much is required. And when at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each of usrecording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our responsibilities to the stateour success or failure, in whatever office we hold, will be measured by the answers to four questions:First, were we truly men of couragewith the courage to stand up to ones enemiesand the courage to stand up, when necessary, to ones associatesthe courage to resist public pressure, as well as private greed?Secondly, were we truly men of judgmentwith perceptive judgment of the future as well as the pastof our mistakes as well as the mistakes of otherswith enough wisdom to know what we did not know and enough candor to admit it. Third, were we truly men of integritymen who never ran out on either the principles in which we believed or the men who believed in usmen whom neither financial gain nor political ambition could ever divert from the fulfillment of our sacred trust?Finally, were we truly men of dedicationwith an honor mortgaged to no single individual or group, and comprised of no private obligation or aim, but devoted solely to serving the public good and the national interest?Couragejudgmentintegritydedicationthese are the historic qualities which, with Gods help will characterize our Governments conduct in the 4 stormy years that lie ahead.
Tell a Friend-John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Engrave this Quote It little profits that an idle king,By this still hearth, among these barren crags,Matchd with an aged wife, I mete and doleUnequal laws unto a savage race,That hoard, and sleep, and feed, and know not me. I cannot rest from travel; I will drinkLife to the lees. All times I have enjoydGreatly, have sufferd greatly, both with thoseThat loved me, and alone; on shore, and whenThro scudding drifts the rainy HyadesVext the dim sea. I am become a name;For always roaming with a hungry heartMuch have I seen and known,cities of menAnd manners, climates, councils, governments,Myself not least, but honord of them all,And drunk delight of battle with my peers,Far on the ringing plains of windy Troy. I am a part of all that I have met;Yet all experience is an arch wherethroGleams that untravelld world whose margin fadesFor ever and for ever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end,To rust unburnishd, not to shine in use!As tho to breathe were life! Life piled on lifeWere all too little, and of one to meLittle remains; but every hour is savedFrom that eternal silence, something more,A bringer of new things; and vile it wereFor some three suns to store and hoard myself,And this gray spirit yearning in desireTo follow knowledge like a sinking star,Beyond the utmost bound of human thought. It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,And see the great Achilles, whom we knew. Tho much is taken, much abides; and thoWe are not now that strength which in old daysMoved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are,One equal temper of heroic hearts,Made weak by time and fate, but strong in willTo strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Tell a Friend-Alfred Lord Tennyson
Engrave this Quote Shortly after I was elected, in Nineteen Hundred and Forty-eight, I made up my mind that I would not seek another term. I have seen a great many men in public life, and one of their besetting sins is to stay in office too long. Nowadays, in such organizations as the Army and the civil service and industry, there is compulsory retirement, but no such regulations prevail in politics. I decided that I would not be guilty of this common failing, and that I should make way for younger menand the Constitutional Amendment Number twenty-two, the two-term amendment, does not apply to me. The people responsible for the 22nd amendment thought I was not worth considering and that Id be beaten in 1948 so I was exempted.
Tell a Friend-Harry S Truman
Engrave this Quote We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in itand stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid againand that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
Tell a Friend-Mark Twain
Engrave this Quote He smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of the Public Credit, and it sprung upon its feet. The fabled birth of Minerva, from the brain of Jove, was hardly more sudden or more perfect than the financial system of the United States, as it burst forth from the conceptions of Alexander Hamilton.
Tell a Friend-Daniel Webster
Engrave this Quote Other misfortunes may be borne, or their effects overcome. If disastrous war should sweep our commerce from the ocean, another generation may renew it; if it exhaust our treasury, future industry may replenish it; It were but a trifle even if the walls of yonder Capitol were to crumble, if its lofty pillars should fall, and its gorgeous decorations be all covered by the dust of the valley. All these might be rebuilt. But who shall reconstruct the fabric of demolished government? Who shall rear again the well-proportioned columns of constitutional liberty? No, if these columns fall, they will be raised not again. they will be the remnants of a more glorious edifice than Greece or Rome ever saw, the edifice of constitutional American liberty.
Tell a Friend-Daniel Webster
Engrave this Quote In several educational institutions during the last few years manifestation of student activity in riots has been exciting the country. To the conservative mind, these riots bode no good. As a matter of fact student riots of one sort or another, protests against the order that is, kicks against college and university management indicate a healthy growth and a normal functioning of the academic mind. Youth should be radical. Youth should demand change in the world. Youth should not accept the old order if the world is to move on. But the old orders should not be moved easilycertainly not at the mere whim or behest of youth. There must be clash and if youth hasnt enough force or fervor to produce the clash the world grows stale and stagnant and sour in decay. If our colleges and universities do not breed men who riot, who rebel, who attack life with all the youthful vim and vigor, then there is something wrong with our colleges. The more riots that come on college campuses, the better world for tomorrow.
Tell a Friend-William Allen White
Acceptance
Engrave this Quote The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Tell a Friend-Maurice Godelier
Actors, Acting
Engrave this Quote After Blood Simple, everybody thought I was from Texas. After Mississippi Burning, everybody thought I was from Mississippi and uneducated. After Fargo, everybody's going to think I'm from Minnesota, pregnant, and have blonde hair. I don't think you can ever completely transform yourself on film, but if you do your job well, you can make people believe that you're the character you're trying to be.
Tell a Friend-Frances McDormand
Advertising
Engrave this Quote I have discovered the most exciting, the most arduous literary form of all, the most difficult to master, the most pregnant in curious possibilities. I mean the advertisement. It is far easier to write ten passably effective Sonnets, good enough to take in the not too inquiring critic, than one effective advertisement that will take in a few thousand of the uncritical buying public.
Tell a Friend-Aldous Huxley
Age
Engrave this Quote A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.
Tell a Friend-Claude Pepper
Engrave this Quote In a few days I'll have lived one score and three days in this vale of tears. On I plod --always bored, often drunk, doing no penance for my faults --rather do I become more tolerant of myself from day to day, hardening my crystal heart with blasphemous humor and shunning only toothpicks, pathos, and poverty as being the three unforgivable things in life.
Tell a Friend-Source Unknown
AIDS
Engrave this Quote Both the Moral Majority, who are recycling medieval language to explain AIDS, and those ultra-leftists who attribute AIDS to some sort of conspiracy, have a clearly political analysis of the epidemic. But even if one attributes its cause to a microorganism rather than the wrath of God, or the workings of the CIA, it is clear that the way in which AIDS has been perceived, conceptualized, imagined, researched and financed makes this the most political of diseases.
Tell a Friend-Dennis Altman
Engrave this Quote The moral immune system of this country has been weakened and attacked, and the AIDS virus is the perfect metaphor for it. The malignant neglect of the last twelve years has led to breakdown of our country's immune system, environmentally, culturally, politically, spiritually and physically.
Tell a Friend-Barbra Streisand
Alcohol/Alcoholism
Engrave this Quote I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me-spiritually and financially.
Tell a Friend-Denzel Washington
Ambition
Engrave this Quote It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Tell a Friend-Sallust
America
Engrave this Quote I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass manners, crass landscape!! What a horror it is for a whole nation to be developing without the sense of beauty, and eating bananas for breakfast.
Tell a Friend-Edith Wharton
Ancestry, Ancestors
Engrave this Quote If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
Tell a Friend-Nicholas Boileau
Appearance
Engrave this Quote First impressions are often the truest, as we find (not infrequently) to our cost, when we have been wheedled out of them by plausible professions or studied actions. A man's look is the work of years; it is stamped on his countenance by the events of his whole life, nay, more, by the hand of nature, and it is not to be got rid of easily.
Tell a Friend-William Hazlitt
Argument & Debate
Engrave this Quote Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
Tell a Friend-Joseph Addison
Art
Engrave this Quote Patron: One who countenances, supports or protects. Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is paid with flattery.
Tell a Friend-Samuel Johnson
Engrave this Quote The jargon of these sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner.
Tell a Friend-Ezra Pound
Astrology
Engrave this Quote This is the excellent foppery of the world: that when we are sick in fortune -- often the surfeits of our own behavior -- we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars, as if we were villains on necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence. An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star!
Tell a Friend-William Shakespeare
Attachment
Engrave this Quote Softly and kindly remind yourself, I cannot own anything. It is a valuable thought to keep in mind as you struggle to improve your financial picture, worry about investments, and plan how to acquire more and more. It is a universal principle which you are part of. You must release everything when you truly awaken. Are you letting your life go by in frustration and worry over not having enough? If so, relax and remember that you only get what you have for a short period of time. When you awaken you will see the folly of being attached to anything.
Tell a Friend-Wayne Dyer
Attitude
Engrave this Quote Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
Tell a Friend-Joseph Addison
Engrave this Quote In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
Tell a Friend-Sir Winston Churchill
Authors & Writing
Engrave this Quote Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more telling. To know that a thing actually happened gives it a poignancy, touches a chord, which a piece of acknowledged fiction misses. It is to touch this chord that some authors have done everything they could to give you the impression that they are telling the plain truth.
Tell a Friend-W. Somerset Maugham, A Writer's Notebook
Beauty
Engrave this Quote There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance.
Tell a Friend-John Ray
Beginnings
Engrave this Quote 'We must do something' is the unanimous refrain. 'You begin' is the deadening refrain.
Tell a Friend-Walter Dwight, The Saving Sense
Belief
Engrave this Quote In an age of nothing, at a time when we stand at the brink of our own destruction?
Strengthen your belief in yourself, in the future of humanity, in the things of this world that cannot be easily perceived.
Awaken that which lies dormant now within your soul. Re-ignite the flame of your consciousness, and measure the strength of your conviction.
Reveal the lie.
Renounce your hatred.
Seek, find and embrace the truths you are fortunate enough to discover. Cherish them. Use them to anchor you in the sea of chaos that is the world we live in.
When twilight draws near, when you are pushed to the very limits of your soul, When it seems that all you have left are the dead remnants of the fabric of your life?
Believe.

Tell a Friend-Anon., Disturbed, Believe liner notes
Engrave this Quote And if we now cast our eyes over the nations of the earth, we shall find that, instead of possessing the pure religion of the Gospel, they may be divided either into infidels, who deny the truth; or politicians who make religion a stalking horse for their ambition; or professors, who walk in the trammels of orthodoxy, and are more attentive to traditions and ordinances of men than to the oracles of truth.
Tell a Friend-Samuel Adams
Birth
Engrave this Quote Do not breed. Nothing gives less pleasure than childbearing. Pregnancies are damaging to health, spoil the figure, wither the charms, and it's the cloud of uncertainty forever hanging over these events that darkens a husband's mood.
Tell a Friend-Marquis De Sade
Engrave this Quote If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.
Tell a Friend-Barbara Ehrenreich
Engrave this Quote I like trying to get pregnant. I'm not so sure about childbirth.
Tell a Friend-Lauren Holly
Engrave this Quote If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
Tell a Friend-Florynce R. Kennedy
Engrave this Quote Pregnant women! They had that weird frisson, an aura of magic that combined awkwardly with an earthy sense of duty. Mundane, because they were nothing unique on the suburban streets; ethereal because their attention was ever somewhere else. Whatever you said was trivial. And they had that preciousness which they imposed wherever they went, compelling attention, constantly reminding you that they carried the future inside, its contours already drawn, but veiled, private, an inner secret.
Tell a Friend-Ruth Morgan
Engrave this Quote Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of woman's sexuality. Every pregnant woman has body and self taken over by a chthonian force beyond her control. In the welcome pregnancy, this is a happy sacrifice. But in the unwanted one, initiated by rape or misadventure, it is a horror. Such unfortunate women look directly into nature's heart of Darkness. For a fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way.
Tell a Friend-Camille Anna Paglia
Business
Engrave this Quote For the merchant, even honesty is a financial speculation.
Tell a Friend-Charles Baudelaire
Engrave this Quote The very best financial presentation is one that's well thought out and anticipates any questions... answering them in advance.
Tell a Friend-Nathan Collins
Engrave this Quote The City's reluctance to take a stand on an issue like the British Gas pay row makes a mockery of corporate governance and shareholders' ability to influence annual general meetings. Institutions should be obliged to make public how they vote at such events. They should be obliged to provide customers with a record of how they vote on every kind of issue.
Tell a Friend-Patrick Donovan
Engrave this Quote A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.
Tell a Friend-Eric Hoffer
Cancer
Engrave this Quote Cancer patients are lied to, not just because the disease is (or is thought to be) a death sentence, but because it is felt to be obscene -- in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, repugnant to the senses.
Tell a Friend-Susan Sontag
Capitalism
Engrave this Quote Capitalism needs to function like a game of tug-of-war. Two opposing sides need to continually struggle for dominance, but at no time can either side be permitted to walk away with the rope.
Tell a Friend-Pete Holiday
Change
Engrave this Quote It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be. This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our every man must take on a science fictional way of thinking.
Tell a Friend-Isaac Asimov
Character
Engrave this Quote Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
Tell a Friend-Kurt Vonnegut
Charity
Engrave this Quote The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.
Tell a Friend-Sa'di
Children
Engrave this Quote The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own.
Tell a Friend-W. H. Auden
City Life, Cities
Engrave this Quote America is a nation with no truly national city, no Paris, no Rome, no London, no city which is at once the social center, the political capital, and the financial hub.
Tell a Friend-C. Wright Mills
Civilization
Engrave this Quote The worth of men consists in their liability to persuasion. . . . Civilisation is the maintenance of social order, by its own inherent persuasiveness as embodying the nobler alternative. The recourse to force, however unavoidable, is a disclosure of the failure of civilisation, either in the general society or in a remnant of individuals. Thus in a live civilisation there is always an element of unrest. For sensitiveness to ideas means curiosity, adventure, change. Civilised order survives on its merits, and is transformed by its power of Recognizing its imperfections.
Tell a Friend-Alfred North Whitehead, Adventures of Ideas
Class
Engrave this Quote A theory of the middle class: that it is not to be determined by its financial situation but rather by its relation to government. That is, one could shade down from an actual ruling or governing class to a class hopelessly out of relation to government, thinking of government as beyond its control, of itself as wholly controlled by government. Somewhere in between and In gradations is the group that has the sense that gov't exists for it, and shapes its consciousness accordingly.
Tell a Friend-Lionel Trilling
Commitment
Engrave this Quote This force, which is the best thing in you, your highest self, will never respond to any ordinary half-hearted call, or any milk-and-water endeavor, It can only be reached by your supremest call, your supremest effort. It will respond only to the call that is backed up by the whole of you, not part of you; you must be all there in what you are trying to do. You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure... Only a masterly call, a masterly will, a supreme effort, intense and persistent application, can unlock the door to your inner treasure and release your highest powers.
Tell a Friend-Orison Swett Marden
Competition
Engrave this Quote It is better for a woman to compete impersonally in society, as men do, than to compete for dominance in her own home with her husband, compete with her neighbors for empty status, and so smother her son that he cannot compete at all.
Tell a Friend-Betty Friedan
Conflict
Engrave this Quote There can be no reconciliation where there is no open warfare. There must be a battle, a brave boisterous battle, with pennants waving and cannon roaring, before there can be peaceful treaties and enthusiastic shaking of hands.
Tell a Friend-Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Conformity & Nonconformity
Engrave this Quote Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
Tell a Friend-Christopher Morley
Congress
Engrave this Quote Great is the power, great is the authority of a senate that is unanimous in its opinions.
Tell a Friend-Marcus Tullius Cicero
Contraception, Birth Control
Engrave this Quote It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics and chemistry.
Tell a Friend-H. L. Mencken
Control
Engrave this Quote The maintenance man is moving the thermostat in our office today. I started talking with him about the
Tell a Friend-Scott Adams
Engrave this Quote The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.
Tell a Friend-Robert Frost
Credit
Engrave this Quote Creditor. One of a tribe of savages dwelling beyond the Financial Straits and dreaded for their desolating incursions.
Tell a Friend-Ambrose Bierce
Crime
Engrave this Quote I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don't trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.
Tell a Friend-Charles Dickens
Engrave this Quote The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
Tell a Friend-George Bernard Shaw
Criticism
Engrave this Quote It is very perplexing how an intrepid frontier people, who fought a wilderness, floods, tornadoes, and the Rockies, cower before criticism, which is regarded as a malignant tumor in the imagination.
Tell a Friend-Edward Dahlberg
Engrave this Quote Doubtless criticism was originally benignant, pointing out the beauties of a work rather that its defects. The passions of men have made it malignant, as a bad heart of Procreates turned the bed, the symbol of repose, into an instrument of torture.
Tell a Friend-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Engrave this Quote Reviewers, with some rare exceptions, are a most stupid and malignant race. As a bankrupt thief turns thief-taker in despair, so an unsuccessful author turns critic.
Tell a Friend-Percy Bysshe Shelley
Crying
Engrave this Quote Oh! too convincing -- dangerously dear -- In woman's eye the unanswerable tear!
Tell a Friend-Lord (George Gordon) Byron
Engrave this Quote It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
Tell a Friend-Charles Dickens
Death
Engrave this Quote A lion is much more dreadful to him that never saw him, than he is to his keeper who feedeth him every day. A pitched battle is more frightful and scaring to a new-listed soldier, that never took his place in the field before, nor saw the dreadful countenance of an army ready to engage, nor heard the thundering noise of cannon, and volleys of shot, the shouts of armies, and groans of dying men on every side, than it is to an old soldier who has been used to such things. The like we may observe in seamen, who it may be trembled at first, and now can sing in a storm.
Scarce any thing is more necessary for weak and timorous believers to meditate on, than the time of their separation. Our hearts will be apt to start and boggle at the first view of death; but it is good to do by them as men use to do by young colts; ride them up to that which they fright at, and make them smell to it, which is the way to cure them. Look, as bread, says one, is more necessary than other food, so the meditation of death is more necessary than many other meditations. Every time we change our habitations, we should realise therein our great change: our souls must shortly leave this, and be lodged for a longer season in another mansion. When we put off our clothes at night, we have a fit occasion to consider, that we must strip nearer one of these days, and put off, not our clothes only, but the body that wears them too.

http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-10/web/flavel-pneumatologia07.html
Tell a Friend-John Flavel, A Treatise of the Soul of Man
Engrave this Quote To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
Tell a Friend-Erich Fromm
Engrave this Quote Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
Tell a Friend-William Hazlitt
Engrave this Quote Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.
Tell a Friend-William Ernest Henley
Engrave this Quote We are but tenants and shortly the great landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired.
Tell a Friend-Joseph Jefferson
Engrave this Quote There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.
Tell a Friend-Charles MacKay
Debt / Borrow / Loan
Engrave this Quote If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company; I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
Tell a Friend-John Barrymore
Engrave this Quote Modern man drives a mortgaged car over a bond-financed highway on credit-card gas.
Tell a Friend-Earl Wilson
Deception/Lying
Engrave this Quote When lying, be emphatic and indignant, thus behaving like your children.
Tell a Friend-William Feather
Engrave this Quote No man lies so boldly as the man who is indignant.
Tell a Friend-Friedrich Nietzsche
Engrave this Quote It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Tell a Friend-Kenneth Tynan
Design
Engrave this Quote The complaint about modern steel furniture, modern glass houses, modern red bars and modern streamlined trains and cars is that all these objets modernize, while adequate and amusing in themselves, tend to make the people who use them look dated. It is an honest criticism. The human race has done nothing much about changing its own appearance to conform to the form and texture of its appurtenances.
Tell a Friend-E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White
Diets and Dieting
Engrave this Quote I have always wanted a mistress who was fat, and I have never found one. To make a fool of me, they are always pregnant.
Tell a Friend-Paul Gauguin
Discovery
Engrave this Quote You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens.
Tell a Friend-Ethel Barrymore
Divorce
Engrave this Quote Like I said, I've got too much respect for women to marry them, but that doesn't mean you can't support them emotionally and financially.
Tell a Friend-Sylvester Stallone
Dogs
Engrave this Quote The meeting in the open of two dogs, strangers to each other, is one of the most painful, thrilling, and pregnant of all conceivable encounters; it is surrounded by an atmosphere of the last canniness, presided over by a constraint for which I have no precise name; they simply cannot pass each other, their mutual embarrassment is frightful to behold.
Tell a Friend-Thomas Mann
Dreams
Engrave this Quote The notion of this universe, its heavens, hells, and everything within it, as a great dream dreamed by a single being in which all the dream characters are dreaming too, has in India enchanted and shaped the entire civilization. The ultimate dreamer is Vishnu floating on the cosmic Milky Ocean, couched upon the coils of the abyssal serpent Ananta, the meaning of whose name is Unending. In the foreground stand the five Pandava brothers, heroes of the epic Mahabharata, with Draupadi, their wife: allegorically , she is the mind and they are the five senses. They are those whom the dream is dreaming. Eyes open, ready and willing to fight, the youths address themselves to this world of light in which we stand regarding them, where objects appear to be distinct from each other, and an Aristotelian logic prevails, and A is not not-A. Behind them a dream-door has opened, however, to an inward, backward dimension where a vision emerges against darkness...
Tell a Friend-Joseph Campbell, The Mythic Image
Earth
Engrave this Quote Every walk to the woods is a religious rite, every bath in the stream is a saving ordinance. Communion service is at all hours, and the bread and wine are from the heart and marrow of Mother Earth.
Tell a Friend-John Burroughs
Economics
Engrave this Quote A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.
Tell a Friend-Andrew William Mellon
Engrave this Quote The whole financial structure of Wall Street seems to rise or fall on the mere fact that the Federal Reserve Bank raises or lowers the amount of interest. Any business that can't survive a one percent change must be skating on thin ice.
Why even the poor farmer took a raise of another ten percent just to get a loan from the bank, and nobody from the government paid any attention. But you let Wall Street have a nightmare and the whole country has to help to get them back into bed again.

Tell a Friend-Will Rogers, August 12, 1929
Education
Engrave this Quote ...Federal aid promotes the idea that federal school money is 'free' money, and thus gives the people a distorted picture of the cost of education. I was distressed to find that five out of six high school and junior college students recently interviewed in Phoenix said they favored federal aid because it would mean more money for local schools and ease the financial burden on Arizona taxpayers. The truth, of course, is that the federal government has no funds except those it extracts from the taxpayers who resided in the various States. The money that the federal government pays to State X for education has been taken from the citizens of State X in federal taxes and comes back to them, minus the Washington brokerage fee.
Tell a Friend-Barry Goldwater, Conscience of a Conservative, 1964
Engrave this Quote School-days, I believe, are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, brutal violations of common sense and common decency. It doesn't take a reasonably bright boy long to discover that most of what is rammed into him is nonsense, and that no one really cares very much whether he learns it or not.
Tell a Friend-H. L. Mencken
Ego
Engrave this Quote One must be very diligent in watching the ego's use of the mask of spirituality to manoeuvre its self-serving intentions—narcissism, financial, emotional, and psychological fulfillment.
Tell a Friend-

 


Copyright © 1997-2001 Quoteland.com, Inc., all rights reserved unless otherwise noted.  

 
Quoteland would like to thank Quotations Book for its extensive contribution to our database
Follow Quoteland on twitter: