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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. J. Abrams – 20 Quotes

  20 Quotes by J. J. Abrams   We live in an age of instant knowledge. And there’s almost a sense of entitlement to that. – J. J. Abrams I try to push ideas away, and the ones that will not leave me alone are the ones that ultimately end 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 Kemp – 15 Quotes

  15 Quotes by Jack Kemp   Just as the left has to be more willing to question ‘Government knows best,’ the right has to rethink its laissez-faire attitude toward government. – Jack Kemp I can’t understand why the Democratic parties seem so hostile to economic growth and business. – Read more…

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Jack Kevorkian – 24 Quotes

  24 Quotes by Jack Kevorkian   I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself, but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us. – Jack Kevorkian A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. 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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Jack Welch – 19 Quotes

  19 Quotes by Jack Welch   A strategy is something like, an innovative new product globalization, taking your products around the world be the low-cost producer. A strategy is something you can touch you can motivate people with be number one and number two in every business. You can Read more…

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Jackie Chan – 22 Quotes

  22 Quotes by Jackie Chan   The movie business is a big gamble. – Jackie Chan American stuntmen are smart – they think about safety. When they do a jump in a car, they calculate everything: the speed, the distance… But in Hong Kong, we don’t know how to 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 Allen – 20 Quotes

  20 Quotes by James Allen   Whether you be man or woman you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – James Allen Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision 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 Cash Penney – 17 Quotes

  17 Quotes by James Cash Penney   The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. – James Cash Penney A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition. – James Cash 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 Hillman – 18 Quotes

  18 Quotes by James Hillman   All we can do when we think of kids today is think of more hours of school, earlier age at the computer, and curfews. Who would want to grow up in that world? – James Hillman Depression opens the door to beauty of Read more…

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James Lovelock – 20 Quotes

  20 Quotes by James Lovelock   Geological change usually takes thousands of years to happen but we are seeing the climate changing not just in our lifetimes but also year by year. – James Lovelock I don’t think we’re yet evolved to the point where we’re clever enough to 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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James Taylor – 16 Quotes

  16 Quotes by James Taylor   That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind. – James Taylor I’m glad about what’s happening to the music business. This last crop of people we had in the 90s, who are going away now, they didn’t like Read more…

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James Thurber – 20 Quotes

  20 Quotes by James Thurber   Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that can happen to a man. – James Thurber Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness. – James Thurber Comedy has to be done en Read more…

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Jamie Foxx – 17 Quotes

  17 Quotes by Jamie Foxx   I’ve had to be a man since I was 12 or 13. I had a job. And I was playing the piano for people twice my age. Handling responsibility is what makes a man a man. – Jamie Foxx I’m bad on Valentine’s Read more…

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Jamie Oliver – 15 Quotes

  15 Quotes by Jamie Oliver   What I’ve enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn – I love it! 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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Jane Campion – 24 Quotes

  24 Quotes by Jane Campion   It’s been such a deep and amazing journey for me, getting close to John Keats, and also I love Shelley and Byron. I mean, the thing about the Romantic poets is that they’ve got the epitaph of romantic posthumously. They all died really Read more…

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Jane Fonda – 20 Quotes

  20 Quotes by Jane Fonda   It’s hard for women at my age in Hollywood, but I’m not discouraged. – Jane Fonda The reality is sobering: in the United States one in three girls will become pregnant before age 20, totaling more than 750,000 girls per year. – Jane Read more…

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Jane Pauley – 15 Quotes

  15 Quotes by Jane Pauley   About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I’m no longer somebody’s daughter. – Jane Pauley I came Read more…

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Jane Seymour – 19 Quotes

  19 Quotes by Jane Seymour   People say women shouldn’t have long hair over a certain age, but I’ve never done what everyone says. – Jane Seymour Beauty is a radiance that originates from within and comes from inner security and strong character. – Jane Seymour It’s interesting because Read more…

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Jane Smiley – 21 Quotes

  21 Quotes by Jane Smiley   I learned why ‘out riding alone’ is an oxymoron: An equestrian is never alone, is always sensing the other being, the mysterious but also understandable living being that is the horse. – Jane Smiley I discovered that the horse is life itself, a Read more…

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Janet Jackson – 17 Quotes

  17 Quotes by Janet Jackson   By age seven, I used to comb my hair for performances, just pull my hair up into a bun. Granted, it wasn’t a very intricate hairstyle. Still, to be that responsible and disciplined at age seven is unusual. – Janet Jackson As a Read more…

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Jaron Lanier – 21 Quotes

  21 Quotes by Jaron Lanier   Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone. – Jaron Lanier What does it mean to not be alone? I’ve approached that question Read more…

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Jarvis Cocker – 17 Quotes

  17 Quotes by Jarvis Cocker   I always thought that I might retire from any form of sexuality by the age of 40 and just become a dignified older person. – Jarvis Cocker Well, once you’ve resigned yourself to the fact that you are the more mature pop performer Read more…

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Jason Reitman – 22 Quotes

  22 Quotes by Jason Reitman   Can you design a Rorschach test that’s going to make everyone feel something every time – and that looks like a Rorschach test? It’s easy to show a picture of a kitten or a car accident. The question is, how abstract can you Read more…

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Javier Bardem – 18 Quotes

  18 Quotes by Javier Bardem   I don’t know how to drive a car. – Javier Bardem When you put gas in your car you are making a political statement, because you are supporting the empires that control and continue the destruction of some countries. – Javier Bardem I Read more…

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Jean Anouilh – 16 Quotes

  16 Quotes by Jean Anouilh   Life is very nice, but it lacks form. It’s the aim of art to give it some. – Jean Anouilh Things are beautiful if you love them. – Jean Anouilh Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt 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 Paul – 23 Quotes

  23 Quotes by Jean Paul   Age does not matter if the matter does not age. – Jean Paul As winter strips the leaves from around us, so that we may see the distant regions they formerly concealed, so old age takes away our enjoyments only to enlarge the Read more…

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Jean Rostand – 17 Quotes

  17 Quotes by Jean Rostand   To be adult is to be alone. – Jean Rostand Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued. – Jean Rostand Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us. – Jean Rostand God, that dumping ground of our dreams. 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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Jeanne Moreau – 23 Quotes

  23 Quotes by Jeanne Moreau   If you’re extremely, painfully frightened of age, it shows. – Jeanne Moreau I’ve never worried about age. – Jeanne Moreau To me age is a number, just a number. Who cares? – Jeanne Moreau What is amazing for a woman of my age Read more…

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Jeb Bush – 19 Quotes

  19 Quotes by Jeb Bush   Who among us has never looked up into the heavens on a starlit night, lost in wonder at the vastness of space and the beauty of the stars? – Jeb Bush It’s a complex relationship when your dad happened to be president and 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 Foxworthy – 17 Quotes

  17 Quotes by Jeff Foxworthy   My grandma’s the most careful, safe driver in the world. You put her in a rental car, and she’s doing doughnuts in the K-Mart parking lot! – Jeff Foxworthy If you’ve ever made change in the offering plate, you might be a redneck. 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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Jenna Bush – 15 Quotes

  15 Quotes by Jenna Bush   I’m more like my father, personality-wise. But my mom and I get alone really well – obviously, because my mom and my dad get along so well. – Jenna Bush My sister, she’s amazing. She sort of inspired me to take this journey 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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Feel Good Quotes

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” – John Lennon"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one" - John Lennon