Famous Quotes

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What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.

the self

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

truth

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

death

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.

mankind

Women: the fairer sex.
Fortune favors the brave.
The child is father of the man.

children

Not all those who wander are lost.

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The pen is mightier than the sword.

words writing

Where there's a will, there's a way.

will

Discretion is the better part of valor.

courage

It always seems impossible until its done.

inspirational

Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

food men

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.

sports

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

future

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

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Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.

management

Heav'n hath no rage like love to hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn'd.

women

Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
— The Bible—Matthew 26:41

biblical temptation

And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

home Travel

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.

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It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!

understanding

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don't, they never were.

love

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

evolution iconic

Religion is the sign of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world, and the soul of soul-less conditions. It is the opium of the masses.

religion

A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.

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