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Naguib MahfouzAt my age it is unseemly to be pessimistic.
Diogenes of SinopeThe great thieves lead away the little thief.
Thomas CarlyleWorship is transcendent wonder.
James AllenLet there be nothing within thee that is not very beautiful and very gentle, and there will be nothing without thee that is not beautiful and softened by the spell of thy presence.
Thomas KempisWe usually know what we can do, but temptation shows us who we are.
Rita DoveFor years, I had heard about the lack of interest in literature in the U.S. and I had complained about it. I failed to understand how people could fail to be moved by art.
Charles BaudelaireIt is the hour to be drunken! To escape being the martyred slaves of time, be ceaselessly drunk. On wine, on poetry, or on virtue, as you wish.
Clive JamesVisitors who come from the Soviet Union and tell you how marvelous it is to be able to look at public buildings without advertisements stuck all over them are just telling you that they can't decipher the cyrillic alphabet.
Martin YanYou can do almost anything with soup stock, it's like a strong foundation. When you have the right foundation, everything tastes good.
Marcus Fabius Quintilian To swear, except when necessary, is becoming to an honorable man.
Lady GagaWhen I wake up in the morning, I feel just like any other insecure 24-year-old girl.
Fyodor DostoevskyThe secret of man's being is not only to live but to have something to live for.
Baltasar GracianDreams will get you nowhere, a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
Malcolm GladwellThe best example of how impossible it will be for Major League Baseball to crack down on steroids is the fact that baseball and the media are still talking about the problem as 'steroids.'
Iain BanksIn so much of politics you're not allowed to disagree with what's been agreed.
MorrisseyWork is a four-letter word.
ConfuciusThey must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
EpictetusFreedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire.
Thomas CarlyleFoolish men imagine that because judgement for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgement for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Mao ZedongSwollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly.
Zora Neale HurstonGrab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.
Henry JamesA man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
Elbert HubbardThis will never be a civilized country until we spend more money for books than we do for chewing gum.
Steven WrightThey say we're 98% water. We're that close to drowning...[picks up his glass of water from the stool]...I like to live on the edge...
English ProverbWhile the doctors consult, the patient dies.

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