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Desiderius ErasmusIf you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don't do it, and it won't happen.
Archibald MacLeishPoets . . . are literal-minded men who will squeeze a word till it hurts.
Rodney DangerfieldAt twenty a man is full of fight and hope. He wants to reform the world. When he is seventy he still wants to reform the world, but he know he can't.
Baal Shem TovMind is the foundation of man.
Oscar WildeWork is the curse of the drinking classes of this country.
Bertrand RussellMan is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
Norman Vincent PealeIt's always too early to quit.
Lord ChesterfieldAn injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Steve JobsRemembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
Chuck PalahniukGame shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education.
Mae WestA man in the house is worth two in the street.
Michelangelo AntonioniWhen man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them.
Joe BacaCatholic school graduates exhibit a wide variety of qualities that will not only help them in their careers but also in their family and community lives.
Jean Francois LyotardEclecticism is the degree zero of contemporary general culture: one listens to reggae, watches a western, eats McDonald's food for lunch and local cuisine for dinner, wears Paris perfume in Tokyo and retro" clothes in Hong Kong; knowledge is a matter for TV games. It is easy to find a public for eclectic works. "
Ben OkriThe greatest religions convert the world through stories.
ConfuciusGentlemen cherish worth; the vulgar cherish dirt. Gentlemen trust in justice; the vulgar trust in favor.
Witold GombrowiczMan does not fear death, only the suffering.
Charles LambThe human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed of two distinct races, the men who borrow and the men who lend.
The BibleIt is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Publilius SyrusHe gets through too late who goes too fast.
Diogenes of SinopeI am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
Coleman DowellBeing is a fiction invented by those who suffer from becoming.
Jessica ChastainI've actually been given a great gift. When I walk into an audition with a director, I'm carrying no baggage. They haven't seen me in anything, even though I've done nine films.
Italian ProverbA little man often casts a long shadow.
Thomas HobbesSuch truth, as opposeth no man's profit, nor pleasure, is to all men welcome.

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