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24 Quotes by Andre Gide

  24 Quotes by Andre Gide   No theory is good unless it permits, not rest, but the greatest work. No theory is good except on condition that one use it to go on beyond. – Andre Gide The color of truth is gray. – Andre Gide Believe those who Read more…

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A. N. Wilson – 23 Quotes

  23 Quotes by A. N. Wilson   Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed. – A. Read more…

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Abdul Kalam – 25 Quotes

  25 Quotes by Abdul Kalam   My view is that at a younger age your optimism is more and you have more imagination etc. You have less bias. – Abdul Kalam Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only Read more…

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Abraham Lincoln – 66 Quotes

  Here is a collection of all the Quotes I could find by Abraham Lincoln.   All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.  – Abraham Lincoln   All that I am, or hope to Read more…

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Abraham Maslow – 11 Quotes

  11 Quotes by Abraham Maslow   What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. – Abraham Maslow But behavior in the human being is sometimes a defense, a way of concealing motives and thoughts, as language can be a way of hiding your Read more…

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Abu Bakr – 22 Quotes

  22 Quotes by Abu Bakr   Do not follow vain desires for verily he who prospers is preserved from lust, greed and anger. – Abu Bakr Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives. – Abu Bakr Death is the easiest of all things Read more…

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Adam Carolla – 25 Quotes

  25 Quotes by Adam Carolla   I didn’t have any success in show business until I was 30 to 31 years of age. – Adam Carolla In my early 20s I was so miserable doing construction, I wanted something that paid money. I liked nice stuff. I liked cars Read more…

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Adam Lambert – 20 Quotes

  20 Quotes by Adam Lambert   Conforming is not cool. – Adam Lambert When I was kid, I remember playing ‘Vogue’ by Madonna over and over and over again. And ah, you know, something about the beat was really cool, and Madonna, visually, was on TV all the time Read more…

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Adam Levine – 10 Quotes

  10 Quotes by Adam Levine   I don’t think any relationship responds well to pressure. – Adam Levine Nobody has it all, but for me to even come close is amazing. – Adam Levine I’m fiercely independent, but I’m also terrified of being alone. – Adam Levine I love Read more…

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Adam Sandler – 23 Quotes

  23 Quotes by Adam Sandler   Feels good to try, but playing a father, I’m getting a little older. I see now that I’m taking it more serious and I do want that lifestyle. – Adam Sandler I mean, I look at my dad. He was twenty when he Read more…

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Adam Smith – 18 Quotes

  18 Quotes by Adam Smith   All money is a matter of belief. – Adam Smith Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse. – Adam Smith No complaint… is more common than that of a scarcity of money. – Adam Smith Science is the great antidote to the Read more…

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Adlai E. Stevenson – 34 Quotes

  34 Quotes by Adlai E. Stevenson   Nature is neutral. – Adlai E. Stevenson Freedom rings where opinions clash. – Adlai E. Stevenson Making peace is harder than making war. – Adlai E. Stevenson Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age. – Adlai E. Stevenson Read more…

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Aeschylus – 44 Quotes

  44 Quotes by Aeschylus   Memory is the mother of all wisdom. – Aeschylus It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. – Aeschylus Of prosperity mortals can never have enough. – Aeschylus The words of truth are simple. – Aeschylus For somehow this disease inheres in Read more…

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Agatha Christie – 6 Quotes

  6 Quotes by Agatha Christie   The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes. – Agatha Christie Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody. – Agatha Christie There’s too much tendency to attribute to God the evils that Read more…

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Ai Weiwei – 18 Quotes

  18 Quotes by Ai Weiwei   I see the Beijing National Stadium as an architectural project. I accepted Herzog and De Meuron’s invitation to collaborate on the design, and our proposal won the competition. From beginning to end, I stayed with the project. I am committed to fostering relationships Read more…

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Al Gore – 22 Quotes

  22 Quotes by Al Gore   A zebra does not change its spots. – Al Gore If we don’t succeed, we run the risk of failure. – Al Gore Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo. – Al Gore A president who breaks Read more…

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Alan Dershowitz – 20 Quotes

  20 Quotes by Alan Dershowitz   I learn from experience. – Alan Dershowitz I came from a poor family, so working and going to school at the same time was natural. It taught me multi-tasking, although we didn’t call it that back then. I learned I could never be Read more…

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Alan Watts – 23 Quotes

  23 Quotes by Alan Watts   Faith is a state of openness or trust. – Alan Watts But to me nothing – the negative, the empty – is exceedingly powerful. – Alan Watts You are that vast thing that you see far, far off with great telescopes. – Alan Read more…

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Alanis Morissette – 56 Quotes

  56 Quotes by Alanis Morissette   I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet. – Alanis Morissette Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my Read more…

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Albert Brooks – 20 Quotes

  20 Quotes by Albert Brooks   All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that’s all people know how to do when they’re improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other. – Albert Brooks I think anger Read more…

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Albert Camus – 70 Quotes

  70 Quotes by Albert Camus   To know oneself, one should assert oneself. – Albert Camus Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better. – Albert Camus I know of only one duty, and that is to love. – Albert Camus Culture: the cry of men in face Read more…

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Albert Einstein – 119 Quotes

  119 Quotes by Albert Einstein   Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. – Albert Einstein Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age. – Albert Einstein Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our Read more…

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Albert Ellis – 14 Quotes

  14 Quotes by Albert Ellis   I had used eclectic therapy and behavior therapy on myself at the age of 19 to get over my fear of public speaking and of approaching young women in public. – Albert Ellis The art of love is largely the art of persistence. Read more…

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Albert Schweitzer – 26 Quotes

  26 Quotes by Albert Schweitzer   Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. – Albert Schweitzer Read more…

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Aldous Huxley – 67 Quotes

  67 Quotes by Aldous Huxley   Dream in a pragmatic way. – Aldous Huxley Experience teaches only the teachable. – Aldous Huxley We are all geniuses up to the age of ten. – Aldous Huxley Man is an intelligence in servitude to his organs. – Aldous Huxley It’s with Read more…

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn – 18 Quotes

  18 Quotes by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn   It would have been difficult to design a path out of communism worse than the one that has been followed. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian Read more…

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Alexander Hamilton – 19 Quotes

  19 Quotes by Alexander Hamilton   Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty. – Alexander Hamilton Constitutions should consist only of general provisions the reason is that they must necessarily be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things. – Read more…

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Alexander Payne – 14 Quotes

  14 Quotes by Alexander Payne   You just never know when you’re living in a golden age. – Alexander Payne I get asked, ‘How can you have such failures in your films?’ Well, what else is life about? There’s some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you Read more…

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Alexander Pope – 48 Quotes

  48 Quotes by Alexander Pope   A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. – Alexander Pope A person who is too nice an observer of the business of the crowd, like one who is too curious in observing the labor of Read more…

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Alexis de Tocqueville – 29 Quotes

  29 Quotes by Alexis de Tocqueville   Life is to be entered upon with courage. – Alexis de Tocqueville He was as great as a man can be without morality. – Alexis de Tocqueville In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships. – Alexis de Tocqueville Read more…

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Alfred Adler – 16 Quotes

  16 Quotes by Alfred Adler   The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power. – Alfred Adler Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could Read more…

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Alfred Lord Tennyson – 19 Quotes

  19 well known Quotes by Alfred Lord Tennyson   Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control these three alone lead one to sovereign power. – Alfred Lord Tennyson Men at most differ as Heaven and Earth, but women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell. – Alfred Lord Tennyson Let the great world spin for Read more…

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Alfred North Whitehead – 22 Quotes

  22 Quotes by Alfred North Whitehead   Wisdom alone is true ambition’s aim, wisdom is the source of virtue and of fame obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed. – Alfred North Whitehead Art attracts us only by what it reveals Read more…

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Alice Cooper – 14 Quotes

  14 Quotes by Alice Cooper   My fastest time in high school was a 4:29 mile. I think cross-country has something to do with my longevity in my business. When you’re in an eight-mile race, you never give up. – Alice Cooper They should invent some way to tape-record Read more…

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Alice Walker – 42 Quotes

  42 Quotes by Alice Walker   In search of my mother’s garden, I found my own. – Alice Walker Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be. – Alice Walker My work is about my life, and what I want to do with it. – Alice Read more…

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Alison Sweeney – 26 Quotes

  26 Quotes by Alison Sweeney   Sally Field looks amazing in general, never mind her age! She’s a phenomenally talented actress and has had a career spanning so many decades. – Alison Sweeney We talk a lot on ‘Biggest Loser’ about how fitness is a natural antidepressant, how it Read more…

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Allen Klein – 24 Quotes

  24 Quotes by Allen Klein   You may not be able to change a situation, but with humor you can change your attitude about it. – Allen Klein Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will Read more…

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Alton Brown – 24 Quotes

  24 Quotes by Alton Brown   The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of Read more…

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Alvin Toffler – 14 Quotes

  14 Quotes by Alvin Toffler   My wife and I, unlike many intellectuals, spent five years working on assembly lines. We came to fully understand the criticisms of the industrial age, in which you are an appendage of a machine that sets the pace. – Alvin Toffler To think Read more…

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Amanda Seyfried – 18 Quotes

  18 Quotes by Amanda Seyfried   I think I’m past the age of getting lost. – Amanda Seyfried It’s sad, actually, because my anxiety keeps me from enjoying things as much as I should at this age. – Amanda Seyfried We all get stuck. We all lose ourselves a Read more…

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Ambrose Bierce – 81 Quotes

  81 Quotes by Ambrose Bierce   Convent – a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness. – Ambrose Bierce Who never doubted, never half believed. Where doubt is, there truth is – it is her shadow. – Ambrose Bierce Friendless. Read more…

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Amos Bronson Alcott – 15 Quotes

  15 Quotes by Amos Bronson Alcott   To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. – Amos Bronson Alcott While one finds company in himself and his pursuits, he cannot feel old, no matter what his years may be. Read more…

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Amy Grant – 15 Quotes

  15 Quotes by Amy Grant   The people I’ve been exposed to have been people of amazing integrity. – Amy Grant There’s a beauty to wisdom and experience that cannot be faked. It’s impossible to be mature without having lived. – Amy Grant I did the best I could, Read more…

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Amy Winehouse – 12 Quotes

  12 Quotes by Amy Winehouse   I always wrote poetry and stuff like that, so putting songs together wasn’t that spectacular. – Amy Winehouse I listen to music that is of our time and I just get angry. – Amy Winehouse I don’t listen to a lot of new Read more…

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Anais Nin – 31 Quotes

  31 Quotes by Anais Nin   Dreams are necessary to life. – Anais Nin Good things happen to those who hustle. – Anais Nin People living deeply have no fear of death. – Anais Nin The only abnormality is the incapacity to love. – Anais Nin Life shrinks or Read more…

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Anatole France – 28 Quotes

  28 Quotes by Anatole France   In art as in love, instinct is enough. – Anatole France Nine tenths of education is encouragement. – Anatole France To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all. – Anatole France History books that contain no lies are extremely dull. – Read more…

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Andre Maurois – 18 Quotes

  18 Quotes by Andre Maurois   An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along. – Andre Maurois Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form. Read more…

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Andrea Dworkin – 14 Quotes

  14 Quotes by Andrea Dworkin   A commitment to sexual equality with males is a commitment to becoming the rich instead of the poor, the rapist instead of the raped, the murderer instead of the murdered. – Andrea Dworkin As long as there is rape… there is not going Read more…

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Andrew Carnegie – 16 Quotes

  16 Quotes by Andrew Carnegie   As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. – Andrew Carnegie And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures Read more…

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Andrew Cuomo – 26 Quotes

  26 Quotes by Andrew Cuomo   I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation. – Andrew Cuomo I know how bad Albany is. I know it better Read more…

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Inspirational Quotes by Albert Einstein

“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious”

– Albert Einstein

"I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein