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J. C. Watts – 26 Quotes

  26 Quotes by J. C. Watts   I think in politics, in Congress, you often do things that are Republican, or you do things because you’re a Democrat. Sometimes that’s good, obviously, and sometimes that’s obviously bad. But in the news business, there’s no such thing as Republican or Read more…

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J. K. Rowling – 38 Quotes

  38 Quotes by J. K. Rowling   I don’t think I am evangelical in my work. – J. K. Rowling If you love something – and there are things that I love – you do want more and more and more of it, but that’s not the way to Read more…

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J. Paul Getty – 16 Quotes

  16 Quotes by J. Paul Getty   I buy when other people are selling. – J. Paul Getty The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights. – J. Paul Getty No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or ‘get rich’ in business by Read more…

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Jack Nicholson 23 Quotes

  23 Quotes by Jack Nicholson   Age is the first limitation on roles that I’ve ever had to encounter, and I hit that awhile ago. – Jack Nicholson I can’t hit on women in public any more. I didn’t decide this it just doesn’t feel right at my age. Read more…

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James A. Baldwin – 29 Quotes

  29 Quotes by James A. Baldwin   People can cry much easier than they can change. – James A. Baldwin People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them. – James A. Baldwin Education is indoctrination if you’re white – subjugation if you’re black. – James A. Read more…

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James Buchan – 30 Quotes

  30 Quotes by James Buchan   Saudi Arabia is a puritanical state that claims a monopoly of wisdom and virtue. – James Buchan Any new financial order for the world must tackle the three chief challenges of our age. – James Buchan If good history is dispassionate history, it Read more…

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James Dyson – 29 Quotes

  29 Quotes by James Dyson   I hate science fiction. – James Dyson Anger is a good motivator. – James Dyson I don’t design down to a price. – James Dyson Fear is always a good motivator. – James Dyson Beauty can come in strange forms. – James Dyson Read more…

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James Madison – 50 Quotes

  50 Quotes by James Madison   Every nation whose affairs betray a want of wisdom and stability may calculate on every loss which can be sustained from the more systematic policy of its wiser neighbors. – James Madison War contains so much folly, as well as wickedness, that much Read more…

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James Russell Lowell – 27 Quotes

  27 Quotes by James Russell Lowell   The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. – James Russell Lowell Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. – James Russell Read more…

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Jane Austen – 28 Quotes

  28 Quotes by Jane Austen   Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing Read more…

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Jean Cocteau – 29 Quotes

  29 Quotes by Jean Cocteau   The poet doesn’t invent. He listens. – Jean Cocteau Art is not a pastime but a priesthood. – Jean Cocteau I am a lie who always speaks the truth. – Jean Cocteau A film is a petrified fountain of thought. – Jean Cocteau Read more…

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Jean de la Bruyere – 31 Quotes

  31 Quotes by Jean de la Bruyere   Love and friendship exclude each other. – Jean de la Bruyere Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker. – Jean de la Bruyere They that have lived a single day have lived an age. – Jean de la Bruyere Marriage, it Read more…

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Jean de La Fontaine – 16 Quotes

  16 Quotes by Jean de La Fontaine   By the work one knows the workman. – Jean de La Fontaine It is impossible to please all the world and one’s father. – Jean de La Fontaine Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to Read more…

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau – 23 Quotes

Here is a collection of quotes from Jean Jacques Rousseau     God made me and broke the mold  – Jean Jacques Rousseau   Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.  – Jean Jacques Rousseau Base souls have no faith in great individuals.  – Jean Jacques Rousseau No man Read more…

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Jean-Paul Sartre – 28 Quotes

  28 Quotes by Jean-Paul Sartre   Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry. – Jean-Paul Sartre If you are Read more…

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Jeff Bezos – 14 Quotes

  14 Quotes by Jeff Bezos   If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail. – Jeff Bezos The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’ – Jeff Bezos There Read more…

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Jeff Bridges – 44 Quotes

  44 Quotes by Jeff Bridges   I love marriage. – Jeff Bridges Movies are very subjective. – Jeff Bridges My mom wasn’t a movie star. – Jeff Bridges Movies are like magic tricks. – Jeff Bridges Well, I’m not a big sports fan. – Jeff Bridges I’m used to Read more…

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Jeff Goodell – 29 Quotes

  29 Quotes by Jeff Goodell   Extracting oil from the tar sands is a nasty, polluting, energy-intensive business. – Jeff Goodell In the U.S. alone, weather disasters caused $50 billion in economic damages in 2010. – Jeff Goodell Nowhere has the political power of coal been more obvious than Read more…

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Jeffrey Kluger – 41 Quotes

  41 Quotes by Jeffrey Kluger   Learning to speak was the most remarkable thing you ever did. – Jeffrey Kluger Vaccines save lives fear endangers them. It’s a simple message parents need to keep hearing. – Jeffrey Kluger My family went through divorces and remarriages and the later, blended Read more…

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Jennifer Aniston – 47 Quotes

  47 Quotes by Jennifer Aniston   Of course, the ideal scenario for parenting is obviously two parents of a mature age. – Jennifer Aniston You know what makes me feel old? When I see girls who are 20-something, or the new crop of actresses, and think, Aren’t we kind Read more…

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Jennifer Garner – 25 Quotes

  25 Quotes by Jennifer Garner   My parents started with very little and were the only ones in their families to graduate from college. As parents, they focused on education, but did not stop at academics – they made sure that we knew music, saw art and theatre and Read more…

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Jennifer Lopez – 25 Quotes

  25 Quotes by Jennifer Lopez   I’ve always had a huge fear of dying or becoming ill. The thing I’m most afraid of, though, is being alone, which I think a lot of performers fear. It’s why we seek the limelight – so we’re not alone, were adored. We’re Read more…

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Jerry Saltz – 113 Quotes

  113 Quotes by Jerry Saltz   I hate art auctions. – Jerry Saltz When art wins, everyone wins. – Jerry Saltz I like that the art world isn’t regulated. – Jerry Saltz Art is good, bad, boring, ugly, useful to us or not. – Jerry Saltz The art gods Read more…

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Jesse Jackson – 34 Quotes

  34 Quotes by Jesse Jackson   Keep hope alive! – Jesse Jackson Music of all arts should be expansive and inclusive. – Jesse Jackson Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson In politics, an organized minority is a political majority. – Jesse Jackson Success Read more…

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Jim Carrey – 30 Quotes

  30 Quotes by Jim Carrey   If you’ve got a talent, protect it. – Jim Carrey A lot of good love can happen in ten years. – Jim Carrey But, you know, you can’t be a star at home. – Jim Carrey Behind every great man is a woman Read more…

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Jim Rohn – 41 Quotes

  41 Quotes by Jim Rohn   Money is usually attracted, not pursued. – Jim Rohn Either you run the day or the day runs you. – Jim Rohn Make measurable progress in reasonable time. – Jim Rohn Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. – Jim Read more…

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Jimmy Carter – 48 Quotes

  48 Quotes by Jimmy Carter   You just have to have a simple faith. – Jimmy Carter Testing oneself is best when done alone. – Jimmy Carter Republicans are men of narrow vision, who are afraid of the future. – Jimmy Carter We will not learn how to live Read more…

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Joan Jett – 30 Quotes

  30 Quotes by Joan Jett   I know music is subjective. – Joan Jett Women are still second-class citizens. – Joan Jett Rock ‘n’ roll music is what gets me off. – Joan Jett Pop music is not a threatening style of music. – Joan Jett I plan to Read more…

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Joe Biden – 25 Quotes

  25 Quotes by Joe Biden   Our future cannot depend on the government alone. The ultimate solutions lie in the attitudes and the actions of the American people. – Joe Biden We’re going to be OK because of the American people. They have more grit, determination and courage than Read more…

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Joel Osteen – 53 Quotes

  53 Quotes by Joel Osteen   It’s amazing how people will give when you don’t ask. Many of them send money because they believe in the message. – Joel Osteen People in tough times – it doesn’t mean they don’t have a great attitude. – Joel Osteen Choosing to Read more…

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – 87 Quotes

  87 Quotes by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe   Age merely shows what children we remain. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Error is acceptable as long as we are young but one must not drag it along into old age. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe The credit of advancing science Read more…

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John Adams – 25 Quotes

  25 Quotes by John Adams   Old minds are like old horses you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. – John Adams I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Read more…

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John Cusack – 32 Quotes

  32 Quotes by John Cusack   I have a bit of a rebellious nature. – John Cusack I was a teen star. That’s disgusting enough. – John Cusack But no, I don’t really like romantic comedies, so I don’t really care. I never go see ’em. – John Cusack Read more…

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John F. Kennedy – 77 Quotes

  77 Quotes by John F. Kennedy   We prefer world law in the age of self-determination to world war in the age of mass extermination. – John F. Kennedy Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes… can no longer Read more…

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John Keats – 26 Quotes

  26 Quotes by John Keats   The excellency of every art is its intensity, capable of making all disagreeable evaporate. – John Keats A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases it will never pass into nothingness. – John Keats ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – Read more…

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John Kenneth Galbraith – 32 Quotes

  32 Quotes by John Kenneth Galbraith   War remains the decisive human failure. – John Kenneth Galbraith Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory. – John Kenneth Galbraith We all agree that pessimism is a mark of superior intellect. – John Kenneth Galbraith Meetings are indispensable Read more…

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John Lennon – 30 Quotes

  A great collection of quotes from John Lennon   All you need is love. – John Lennon Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. – John Lennon Reality leaves a lot to the imagination. – John Lennon All we are saying is give peace a chance. – John Lennon Read more…

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John Mayer – 29 Quotes

  29 Quotes by John Mayer   Hopefully people can see my music is tethered to my brain. – John Mayer I’ve never done anything because I thought it would look cool. – John Mayer I scientifically engineer my music to be as accessible as possible. – John Mayer I Read more…

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John Podhoretz – 29 Quotes

  29 Quotes by John Podhoretz   Robots have a rich and storied history in movies. – John Podhoretz Here’s a very good rule of thumb in politics: losing begets losing. – John Podhoretz Barack Obama is one of the greatest politicians in American history. – John Podhoretz Pop culture Read more…

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John Ruskin – 61 Quotes

  61 Quotes by John Ruskin   There is no wealth but life. – John Ruskin Whether for life or death, do your own work well. – John Ruskin No architecture is so haughty as that which is simple. – John Ruskin When love and skill work together, expect a Read more…

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John Stuart Mill – 27 Quotes

  27 Quotes by John Stuart Mill   Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character had abounded and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and courage which it contained. – John Stuart Mill The amount Read more…

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John Wooden – 36 Quotes

  36 Quotes by John Wooden   I’m glad I was a teacher. – John Wooden Passion is momentary love is enduring. – John Wooden If I am through learning, I am through. – John Wooden I was built up from my dad more than anyone else. – John Wooden Read more…

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Jon Meacham – 36 Quotes

  36 Quotes by Jon Meacham   The government invented the Internet. – Jon Meacham The middle class, one of the great achievements in history, is becoming more of a relic than a reality. – Jon Meacham World War II ended the Great Depression with one of the great public-private Read more…

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Jonathan Sacks – 58 Quotes

  58 Quotes by Jonathan Sacks   We need to rediscover the idea of the common good and work together to build a home. – Jonathan Sacks Much can and must be done by governments, but they cannot of themselves change lives. – Jonathan Sacks To defend a country you Read more…

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Jonathan Safran Foer – 27 Quotes

  27 Quotes by Jonathan Safran Foer   Literature has drawn a funny perimeter that other art forms haven’t. – Jonathan Safran Foer There’s no being wrong in seeing something in art, only being disagreed with. – Jonathan Safran Foer Food is not just what we put in our mouths Read more…

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Joseph Addison – 37 Quotes

  37 Quotes by Joseph Addison   There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch. – Joseph Addison What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul. – Joseph Addison There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady’s head-dress. – Joseph Read more…

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Josh Billings – 43 Quotes

  43 Quotes by Josh Billings   There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. – Josh Billings Wisdom has never made a bigot, but learning has. – Josh Billings Genius ain’t anything more than elegant common sense. – Josh Billings It ain’t often that a man’s reputation outlasts his Read more…

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Julie Burchill – 46 Quotes

  46 Quotes by Julie Burchill   My dad didn’t drive – the only dad I knew who didn’t. – Julie Burchill Shame, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. – Julie Burchill It’s received wisdom that the English are uniquely child-unfriendly. – Julie Burchill Show me Read more…

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Life Quotes

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”

– Jodi Picoult"When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t." by Jodi Picoult