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Archives - May 2014

May 2, 2014

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

– Mark Twain

May 3, 2014

The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it.

– Blaise Pascal

May 4, 2014

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

– Audrey Hepburn

May 4, 2014

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.

– Mac McCleary

May 5, 2014

The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.

– Plato

May 7, 2014

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring --- it was peace.

– Milan Kundera

May 7, 2014

If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?

– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

May 8, 2014

Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won't think you're going gaga.

– David Ogilvy

May 10, 2014

Literature is news that stays news.

– Ezra Pound

May 10, 2014

No language can express the power, and beauty, and heroism, and majesty of a mother’s love. It shrinks not where man cowers, and grows stronger where man faints, and over wastes of worldly fortunes sends the radiance of its quenchless fidelity like a star.

– Edwin Hubbell Chapin

May 12, 2014

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers --- but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.

– Katharine Hepburn

May 13, 2014

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.

– Thornton Wilder

May 14, 2014

The smell of good bread baking, like the sound of lightly flowing water is indescribable in its evocations of innocence and delight.

– M. F. K. Fisher

May 14, 2014

A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.

– William F. DeVault

May 16, 2014

The only thing that makes one place more attractive to me then another is the quantity of heart I find in it.

– Jane Welsh Carlyle

May 17, 2014

Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.

– William Bridges

May 18, 2014

Don't go through life, grow through life.

– Eric Butterworth

May 19, 2014

Put a grain of boldness into everything you do. 

– Baltasar Gracián

May 20, 2014

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.

– Charles Reade

May 20, 2014

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as a habitual sense of humor.

– Thomas W. Higginson

May 21, 2014

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.

– Victor Hugo

May 23, 2014

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

– Eva Gabor

May 24, 2014

If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea.

– David Belasco

May 25, 2014

A celebrity is any well-known TV or movie star who looks like he spends more than two hours working on his hair.

– Steve Martin

May 26, 2014

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:
Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

– Minot J. Savage

May 26, 2014

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.

– Niels Bohr

May 28, 2014

Some old women and men grow bitter with age; the more their teeth drop out, the more biting they get.

– George D. Prentice

May 29, 2014

Science fiction does not remain fiction for long. And certainly not on the Internet.

– Vinton Cerf

May 30, 2014

Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.

– Tom Wilson

May 30, 2014

Somebody told me it was frightening how much topsoil we are losing each year, but I told that story around the campfire and nobody got scared.

– Jack Handey