180000 famous quotes part 128 – 127001 to 128000

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180000 famous quotes part 128 – 127001 to 128000

127001. Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform. – William Penn

127002. Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. – William Penn

127003. Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason. – William Penn

127004. Sense shines with a double luster when it is set in humility. An able yet humble man is a jewel worth a kingdom. – William Penn

127005. They have a right to censure that have a heart to help. – William Penn

127006. Between a man and his wife nothing ought to rule but love. Authority is for children and servants, yet not without sweetness. – William Penn

127007. Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood. – William Penn

127008. Avoid popularity; it has many snares, and no real benefit. – William Penn

127009. Force may subdue, but love gains, and he that forgives first wins the laurel. – William Penn

127010. For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. – William Penn

127011. A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it. – William Penn

127012. Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts. – William Penn

127013. A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably. – William Penn

127014. As a rule, we find what we look for; we achieve what we get ready for. – James Cash Penney

127015. Change is vital, improvement the logical form of change. – James Cash Penney

127016. Clock watchers never seem to be having a good time. – James Cash Penney

127017. The disciplined are free. – James Cash Penney

127018. A merchant who approaches business with the idea of serving the public well has nothing to fear from the competition. – James Cash Penney

127019. A store’s best advertisement is the service its goods render, for upon such service rest the future, the good-will, of an organization. – James Cash Penney

127020. The art of effective listening is essential to clear communication, and clear communication is necessary to management success. – James Cash Penney

127021. The best of merchandise will go back to the shelf unless handled by a conscientious, tactful salesman. – James Cash Penney

127022. The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. – James Cash Penney

127023. Courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement. – James Cash Penney

127024. The greatest teacher I know is the job itself. – James Cash Penney

127025. The Golden Rule finds no limit of application in business. – James Cash Penney

127026. The men who have furnished me with my greatest inspiration have not been men of wealth, but men of deeds. – James Cash Penney

127027. The problem with the bronco is to get on and stay on. This is the problem with the Golden Rule-to understand and apply. – James Cash Penney

127028. The thought in my mind was that I must be a good merchant. If I were a good merchant, the rest would probably take care of itself. – James Cash Penney

127029. The well-satisfied customer will bring the repeat sale that counts. – James Cash Penney

127030. Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. – James Cash Penney

127031. There has never been a time when a career in the Penney Company was not a challenge that brought out the best in a man. – James Cash Penney

127032. There’s no better friend to any merchant than a fair competitor. – James Cash Penney

127033. Too many would-be executives are slaves of routine. – James Cash Penney

127034. We can serve our customers well only if our buying jobs are right. You cannot sell if you haven’t ordered wanted goods into your store. – James Cash Penney

127035. We get real results only in proportion to the real values we give. – James Cash Penney

127036. The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization. – James Cash Penney

127037. No business can succeed in any great degree without being properly organized. – James Cash Penney

127038. The keystone of successful business is cooperation. Friction retards progress. – James Cash Penney

127039. Determine to do some thinking for yourself. Don’t live entirely upon the thoughts of others. Don’t be an automaton. – James Cash Penney

127040. Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them. – James Cash Penney

127041. Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn. – James Cash Penney

127042. Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice. – James Cash Penney

127043. Salesmanship is limitless. Our very living is selling. We are all salespeople. – James Cash Penney

127044. Responsibilities are given to him on whom trust rests. Responsibility is always a sign of trust. – James Cash Penney

127045. No serious-minded man should have time for the mediocre in any phase of his living. – James Cash Penney

127046. No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn’t. – James Cash Penney

127047. My definition of an executive’s job is brief and to the point. It is simply this: Getting things done through other people. – James Cash Penney

127048. Men are not great or small because of their material possessions. They are great or small because of what they are. – James Cash Penney

127049. Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence. – James Cash Penney

127050. It was always my practice to train salespeople under my direct supervision, and to treat children with the utmost consideration. – James Cash Penney

127051. It is the service we are not obliged to give that people value most. – James Cash Penney

127052. Success will always be measured by the extent to which we serve the buying public. – James Cash Penney

127053. Do not primarily train men to work. Train them to serve willingly and intelligently. – James Cash Penney

127054. Every man must decide for himself whether he shall master his world or be mastered by it. – James Cash Penney

127055. No matter what his position or experience in life, there is in everyone more latent than developed ability; far more unused than used power. – James Cash Penney

127056. Exchange ideas frequently. – James Cash Penney

127057. It is always the start that requires the greatest effort. – James Cash Penney

127058. Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. – James Cash Penney

127059. Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership. – James Cash Penney

127060. I believe a man is better anchored who has a belief in the Supreme Being. – James Cash Penney

127061. I never trust an executive who tends to pass the buck. Nor would I want to deal with him as a customer or a supplier. – James Cash Penney

127062. I was long brought up to think that it was nothing short of a crime to miss a sale. – James Cash Penney

127063. I believe in trusting men, not only once but twice – in giving a failure another chance. – James Cash Penney

127064. I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life’s problems. – James Cash Penney

127065. I cannot remember a time when the Golden Rule was not my motto and precept, the torch that guided my footsteps. – James Cash Penney

127066. Our show proves that some pretty incredible things can happen when people come together. – Ty Pennington

127067. Lord, Bless our enemies; have mercy upon them, may they turn their course and let us alone, and let us live in peace at our homes in our own native land. – William Pennington

127068. Our Father and Our God, unto thee, O Lord we lift our souls. – William Pennington

127069. Well, I don’t know if I can comment on Kant or Hegel because I’m no real philosopher in the sense of knowing what these people have said in any detail so let me not comment on that too much. – Roger Penrose

127070. And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about. – Roger Penrose

127071. People think of these eureka moments and my feeling is that they tend to be little things, a little realisation and then a little realisation built on that. – Roger Penrose

127072. Well I didn’t actually see the Matrix but I’ve seen other movies where with similar sorts of themes. – Roger Penrose

127073. This book is about physics and its about physics and its relationship with mathematics and how they seem to be intimately related and to what extent can you explore this relationship and trust it. – Roger Penrose

127074. The idea is if you use those two shapes and try to colour the plane with them so the colours match, then the only way that you can do this is to produce a pattern which never repeats itself. – Roger Penrose

127075. The basic theory in twistor theory is not to add extra dimensions. – Roger Penrose

127076. Some years ago, I wrote a book called the Emperor’s New Mind and that book was describing a point of view I had about consciousness and why it was not something that comes about from complicated calculations. – Roger Penrose

127077. So what I’m saying is why don’t we think about changing Schrodinger’s equation at some level when masses become too big at the level that you might have to worry about Einstein’s general relativity. – Roger Penrose

127078. Well, gauge theory is very fundamental to our understanding of physical forces these days. But they are also dependent on a mathematical idea, which has been around for longer than gauge theory has. – Roger Penrose

127079. As for morality, well that’s all tied up with the question of consciousness. – Roger Penrose

127080. My own way of thinking is to ponder long and I hope deeply on problems and for a long time which I keep away for years and years and I never really let them go. – Roger Penrose

127081. In the book, I make the point that here we have string theory and here we have twistor theory and we don’t know if either one of them is the right approach to nature. – Roger Penrose

127082. If you didn’t have any conscious beings in the world, there really wouldn’t be morality but with consciousness that you have it. – Roger Penrose

127083. I’m pretty tenacious when it comes to problems. – Roger Penrose

127084. I was indeed very slow as a youngster. – Roger Penrose

127085. But I think it is a serious issue to wonder about the other platonic absolutes of say beauty and morality. – Roger Penrose

127086. As you say, the way string theory requires all these extra dimensions and this comes from certain consistency requirements about how string should behave and so on. – Roger Penrose

127087. Ordinary photons do have spin, they have a notion of helicity so they spin around their direction on motion. – Roger Penrose

127088. I feel that I learned far more from my students than I could possibly have taught them. – Arno Penzias

127089. Change is rarely comfortable. – Arno Penzias

127090. If you don’t want to be replaced by a machine, don’t try to act like one! – Arno Penzias

127091. Some people do better on their own. I don’t. – George Peppard

127092. There’s always the new wrinkle. One must keep one’s eyes always open. – George Peppard

127093. The temporal quality of all things was being firmly impressed upon me. – George Peppard

127094. You have problems, you think drink helps, then you have two problems. – George Peppard

127095. It’s not that I’m knocking the movie and television work. – George Peppard

127096. If they’ll have me and the show does well, I could do this another two or three years. – George Peppard

127097. From my point of view, there is a lot of joy in stage work. – George Peppard

127098. I love to entertain an audience. – George Peppard

127099. Well, I’m Canadian. True, north, strong, and free. – Barry Pepper

127100. They were so exhausted and seasick and all they could do was crawl up those beaches. And thousands of them lay dead in no time at all. It’s unthinkable. – Barry Pepper

127101. Several of the actors I’ve had the good fortune of working with stand out in my mind as ‘ultimate’. I guess the obvious would be Tom Hanks, because he really is as fun and as genuine as he comes across in his films and interviews. – Barry Pepper

127102. I identify with the Clint Eastwoods and Harrison Fords. Those are my heroes. – Barry Pepper

127103. I don’t like to play the victim. – Barry Pepper

127104. Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard. – Barry Pepper

127105. It was sort of his ‘Brando’ moment – his very ‘method’ moment. He just absorbed it and continued on. – Barry Pepper

127106. If you’re expecting an intellectual film, then you will be disappointed. – Barry Pepper

127107. Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling. – Claude Pepper

127108. One has the right to be wrong in a democracy. – Claude Pepper

127109. If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world. – Claude Pepper

127110. Ageism is as odious as racism and sexism. – Claude Pepper

127111. A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, “At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.” – Claude Pepper

127112. The mistake a lot of politicians make is in forgetting they’ve been appointed and thinking they’ve been anointed. – Claude Pepper

127113. He exists and we have four people who identified him and I know who he is, where he is, what his phone number is, everything about him that one needs. All I need is a criminal trial so I can have him subpoenaed. – William Pepper

127114. All we can do is keep going up against then as long as Ray is alive because when he dies it will not be possible to establish the truth of his innocence in a court of law. – William Pepper

127115. Foreman told Ray to plead guilty and he’d then give his brother $500, if Ray didn’t cause any problems at the guilty plea hearing, and he could take that $500 and hire a lawyer to set aside the plea. Foreman actually put that in writing. – William Pepper

127116. Saw a wedding in the church. It was strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition. – Samuel Pepys

127117. Thanks be to God. Since my leaving the drinking of wine, I do find myself much better, and do mind my business better, and do spend less money, and less time lost in idle company. – Samuel Pepys

127118. Strange, to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition, every man and wife gazing and smiling at them. – Samuel Pepys

127119. Strange to see how a good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody. – Samuel Pepys

127120. Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is. – Samuel Pepys

127121. Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends. – Samuel Pepys

127122. As happy a man as any in the world, for the whole world seems to smile upon me! – Samuel Pepys

127123. I went out to Charing Cross to see Major General Harrison hanged, drawn, and quartered; which was done there, he looking as cheerful as any man could in that condition. – Samuel Pepys

127124. I live not too far from it in New York City. – Piper Perabo

127125. I was bookish and dorky in high school, so the best part of this movie was getting to be on the other side. – Piper Perabo

127126. I was never the girl who walked down the centre of the hallway snapping people out of her way. – Piper Perabo

127127. I think that you love who you love, and there are people who you love that people aren’t going to understand why, and that sort of doesn’t really matter. – Piper Perabo

127128. I really like to just jump in a truck with your backpack and just drive and go somewhere. – Piper Perabo

127129. I mean, its hard to be an actor in the city – trying to make it as an actor – because you waitress all night, you get home really late and you’re super tired and your feet hurt. – Piper Perabo

127130. I got lost a lot, and I was a really bad waitress… I got lost on the subway. – Piper Perabo

127131. I don’t know how you get dressed if you live in Wales, because it’s pouring rain and then it’s hot sunshine, and then it might hail. It’s just so confusing. – Piper Perabo

127132. I can understand in some sense, having played the character, how unimaginably frustrating it is for people to tell you that you can’t love who you love, because you ain’t going to change it, and so they have to get out of your way. – Piper Perabo

127133. I can only pay my electric bill for my last two years on my acting. – Piper Perabo

127134. But Paulie gives all of herself away, and so to create a love like that and a person who would give themselves away was what I thought was going to be difficult. I was little scared of such a challenge. – Piper Perabo

127135. But at school, I wasn’t athletic, and if you’re not athlete in high school, it’s kind of hard to find your place, so play practice seemed perfect, especially if you were as uncoordinated as I was. – Piper Perabo

127136. I had just done what she does in the story just about a year earlier – I moved from New Jersey and came to New York and was working at a bar, and you know, trying to make it. – Piper Perabo

127137. Well, usually when I finish one character, I’m looking for a role that’s really different. – Piper Perabo

127138. I went to college in Ohio, at Ohio University, and I graduated two years ago. – Piper Perabo

127139. What I’d really like to do is do a film or two a year and then do theater in New York the rest of the year. – Piper Perabo

127140. I’m not lost, they just moved my street. – Piper Perabo

127141. Well, love is confusing at all ages, but especially when you’re 17. – Piper Perabo

127142. There’s no changing your mind about whom you love. That’s part of the tough thing about being in love – it’s sort of undeniable. – Piper Perabo

127143. There are a lot of people who wait tables. And especially because you can do it at night and you can do your work in the day, she and I had a very similar experience. – Piper Perabo

127144. That’s what I think we’re all looking for – an honest love wherever you can find it. – Piper Perabo

127145. So it was just funny to read a script that was just similar to what had been going on in my life. – Piper Perabo

127146. So I started to learn guitar right away. – Piper Perabo

127147. Nobody got Punk’d and he was still in his season for that show when we were filming. So the kids were very aware that it was filming and that was his show and they were very much on the lookout for that. – Piper Perabo

127148. Let me tell you who I am: I’m a girl from New Jersey who moved to New York and worked in a bar while trying to make a living at what I really wanted to do, which was act. – Piper Perabo

127149. It’s like a blind turn on a highway: You can’t see what’s coming, so you don’t really know how to prepare. – Piper Perabo

127150. It was so much fun to play, that I’ve now had a taste for it and want to play more villains now. – Piper Perabo

127151. It takes a lot of guts to get up on top of a bar and dance. – Piper Perabo

127152. In Wales, it’s eight different weathers in a day. – Piper Perabo

127153. In Texas it’s always hot, dry, sunny, not a cloud in the sky. – Piper Perabo

127154. I’ve never been one for sitting on beaches. – Piper Perabo

127155. She tries to get a waitressing job for a while – I mean, she’s looking for a while before she finds Coyote Ugly – and it’s hard to get a waitressing job in the city. – Piper Perabo

127156. You can only really open yourself up so far to someone that you don’t truly love – you keep something back when you know somewhere in your gut that this relationship is going to be forever. – Piper Perabo

127157. I have nothing to say to the nothing that has been said. – Spencer Perceval

127158. There are moments of life that we never forget, which brighten and brighten as time steals away. – James Gates Percival

127159. The world is full of poetry. The air is living with its spirit; and the waves dance to the music of its melodies, and sparkle in its brightness. – James Gates Percival

127160. We put the Children to death… by throwing them overboard and shooting out their brains in the water. – George Percy

127161. Every white will have its black, And every sweet its sour. – Thomas Percy

127162. Hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world. This is another thing about the world which is upsidedown: all the friendly and likable people seem dead to me; only the haters seem alive. – Walker Percy

127163. Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past. – Walker Percy

127164. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair. – Walker Percy

127165. We love those who know the worst of us and don’t turn their faces away. – Walker Percy

127166. You can get all A’s and still flunk life. – Walker Percy

127167. You live in a deranged age, more deranged that usual, because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing. – Walker Percy

127168. It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken. – Frank Perdue

127169. Baseball was a dream I gathered more splinters than hits. – Frank Perdue

127170. I never liked filming the ads, but they were so well received. – Frank Perdue

127171. If you do this, you’re going to have some heartaches from it. You’re going to have people yelling at you or maybe screaming at you or criticizing you, but I think it’s the best way to sell a superior chicken. – Frank Perdue

127172. We want a state wise in its contemplation – just in its actions – and moderate in the reach of government into our lives. – Sonny Perdue

127173. You see, greatness for a state doesn’t require some huge monument for all to see. It is not a journey to a particular destination – but a commitment to follow a course of constant and never-ending improvement. – Sonny Perdue

127174. When you combine the men and women deployed from our military installations with activated reservists and members of the National Guard, Georgia is contributing more personnel to the theatre than any other State in our Union. – Sonny Perdue

127175. We don’t want a busybody government – a boss – that butts into our lives every chance it gets to tell us how to work, how to play, where to live and on and on. – Sonny Perdue

127176. The South is a great driving destination for tourism – heritage, cultural and many other types of tourism. – Sonny Perdue

127177. Requiring valid, photographic identification is a common sense step to ensure voter integrity and sound elections. – Sonny Perdue

127178. Our best teachers do more than impart facts and figures – they inspire and encourage students and instill a true desire to learn. That’s a fine art in itself. – Sonny Perdue

127179. No, our greatness does not come from our government. – Sonny Perdue

127180. My philosophy of leadership is to surround myself with good people who have ability, judgment and knowledge, but above all, a passion for service. – Sonny Perdue

127181. In the business world, lower profits reflect less demand for your product. But in government the opposite is true – demand for our services increases in hard times. – Sonny Perdue

127182. I call it people-to-people politics and that’s what politics should be about, reaching out and helping one another and touching one another about what we’re going to do. – Sonny Perdue

127183. I believe Georgia should aspire to nothing less than greatness. And I believe greatness is within our grasp. – Sonny Perdue

127184. But we know that the very God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. And sometimes we’re called upon to defend both life and liberty – God’s blessings to Americans, and indeed, to all of His creation. – Sonny Perdue

127185. Yes, I’m your governor now. I’ll take care of you. – Sonny Perdue

127186. One of my great joys in life is being a pilot. There is a great sense of freedom in soaring through the sky. You get a different perspective up there. Seeing things that aren’t so apparent from the ground. – Sonny Perdue

127187. I’ll dispose of my teeth as I see fit, and after they’ve gone, I’ll get along. I started off living on gruel, and by God, I can always go back to it again. – S. J. Perelman

127188. The fact is that all of us have only one personality, and we wring it out like a dishtowel. You are what you are. – S. J. Perelman

127189. Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century. – S. J. Perelman

127190. I’d horsewhip you if I had a horse. – S. J. Perelman

127191. He bit his lip in a manner which immediately awakened my maternal sympathy, and I helped him bite it. – S. J. Perelman

127192. Fate was dealing from the bottom of the deck. – S. J. Perelman

127193. Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin – it’s the triumphant twang of a bedspring. – S. J. Perelman

127194. The strategic marketing paradigm of Open Source is a massively-parallel drunkard’s walk filtered by a Darwinistic process. – Bruce Perens

127195. It’s not about ego. Really. If it was ego, I’d be telling you about my awesome… oh, never mind. – Bruce Perens

127196. What should be the future of Israel? Is the land the most important choice, and for that reason to keep the whole of the land at any cost, or to have a partition and build the Jewish state on part of the land? And the other part? – Shimon Peres

127197. I think I was a good student, because I jumped over a school. My main interest was basically history and literature. Sports were basically basketball and swimming at a pool. I was so happy. – Shimon Peres

127198. I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn’t taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway. – Shimon Peres

127199. I have a brother younger than me. My mother was a librarian, so from her, I got the taste to read. – Shimon Peres

127200. He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was – I wouldn’t say the “guru” – but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement. – Shimon Peres

127201. He taught me literature, and he actually taught me how to read. He was my personal mentor. – Shimon Peres

127202. Early in the morning, I fell in love with the girl that later on became my wife. At that time, we were so naive. I wanted to charm her, so I read her Capital by Marx. I thought somehow she would be convinced by the strength of his criticism about capital. – Shimon Peres

127203. I was learning, as I did in the Ministry of Defense. I never knew, but I always learned. – Shimon Peres

127204. Now, I learned soon enough, that among the three, two don’t trust the third one – the third one is the government. Both industry and unions feel the government is a talking organization and a spending organization. – Shimon Peres

127205. I worked with a group of people who argued day and night – professors, officials, the Minister of Finance – but there were decisions that I had to make. – Shimon Peres

127206. Later on, there were some problems with our navy, so he made me the head of the navy – all things that I hardly knew anything about. I was basically an ignorant young man. – Shimon Peres

127207. When you have two alternatives, the first thing you have to do is to look for the third that you didn’t think about, that doesn’t exist. – Shimon Peres

127208. Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable. – Shimon Peres

127209. That was my first lesson from Ben-Gurion. Then I saw him making peace, and I saw him making war. He mobilized me before the war. The man was a very rare combination between a real intellectual and a born leader. There is a contradiction between the two. – Shimon Peres

127210. There was one occasion when I was very young – eight years or seven years old – that Jewish businessmen went through the forest, and they were assassinated. And that was for the first time I saw in our paper where there were assassinations in our place. – Shimon Peres

127211. They thought that I was a man with reasonable judgment, so I was never under pressure from my parents; I could do whatever I wanted. I never had a negative word from them, nothing whatsoever. – Shimon Peres

127212. We asked the workers to give up 25 percent of their salaries. Imagine! We asked the industrialists to freeze all costs, no matter what the inflation is. – Shimon Peres

127213. If I tax them, in fact, I’m not taxing the capitalists, I am taxing the people who have saved, trusted. It was very controversial, those sorts of things. But finally, it worked out. – Shimon Peres

127214. We will be sending our own observers in to monitor the electoral process. – Alan Garcia Perez

127215. There are many applications for which film is going to be better, for a very long time. – Antonio Perez

127216. The wireless segment is approximately 50 percent of our business… we believe this is an industry-wide phenomenon and that we are, in fact, maintaining if not gaining market share. – Antonio Perez

127217. The digital business is a fantastic business to be in. The only thing you have to do is build a cost structure for a declining business, which is different from the structure for a growing business. – Antonio Perez

127218. Digital imaging is as much about chemistry as it is about semiconductors. – Antonio Perez

127219. We have more patents on pigmented inks than anybody else. – Antonio Perez

127220. Xerox did OK in moving to digital in the commercial space. They didn’t do well in the consumer market, but they’re not a consumer brand. They don’t even know how to spell consumer. – Antonio Perez

127221. At 21 years old, I could produce 400 people like that. – Eddie Perez

127222. You’re either with me or you’re not. And if you’re not, you’re out. – Eddie Perez

127223. Pouring concrete on land you don’t own is called a calculated risk, if you don’t pour you loose millions. – Eddie Perez

127224. Ninety percent of the people I grew up with didn’t succeed. – Eddie Perez

127225. In my circle of friends, I’ve always been loud and funny and talkative. But as soon as I step out of that circle, I get very quiet and introspective. I don’t want the spotlight on me. – Rosie Perez

127226. In movies, you shoot out of sequence, so the issue of reality is really taken out of it. – Rosie Perez

127227. Certain people who care about me a lot have said ‘You don’t play the game, and if you don’t play the game, you don’t get picked for the team all the time. – Rosie Perez

127228. As far as a Latin explosion, I’m sorry, I’m the only Latino who’s going to say it, but there is no Latin explosion. I’m sorry. Four or five top box office people do not make it an explosion, and it’s disgusting to me that people will perceive it that way. – Rosie Perez

127229. As an actor, you may do things that aren’t politically correct. Unless you’re an actor who only does things for political reasons. I believe if we don’t do the good, bad, and the ugly, we’re not going to progress. – Rosie Perez

127230. When it came to foods it was a guessing game. – Tony Perez

127231. I could feel it in my bones, how I missed the heat of my country and the love of my family. – Tony Perez

127232. Be moderate in prosperity, prudent in adversity. – Periander

127233. Practice is everything. This is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect. – Periander

127234. What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. – Pericles

127235. Time is the wisest counsellor of all. – Pericles

127236. Trees, though they are cut and loped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again. – Pericles

127237. We do not imitate, but are a model to others. – Pericles

127238. Time is the king of all men, he is their parent and their grave, and gives them what he will and not what they crave. – Pericles

127239. Wait for the wisest of all counselors, time. – Pericles

127240. Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft. – Pericles

127241. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you. – Pericles

127242. Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all. – Pericles

127243. Freedom is the sure possession of those alone who have the courage to defend it. – Pericles

127244. For famous men have the whole earth as their memorial. – Pericles

127245. Fishes live in the sea, as men do on land: the great ones eat up the little ones. – Pericles

127246. A woman’s greatest glory is to be little talked about by men, whether for good or ill. – Pericles

127247. The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives. – Pericles

127248. I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding from the people I have met in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cutthroat, competitive world in which I spent my life. – Anthony Perkins

127249. Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his secretary because he didn’t want people to get the right idea. – Anthony Perkins

127250. It is peoples’ fantasies of what is true that is so extraordinary. That that we were born and that we face eternal extinction after death is an extraordinary fantasy. – Brian Perkins

127251. This sounds an extraordinary statement to make, but in fact all truth is very ordinary. – Brian Perkins

127252. Would you love a man of a broken shell after the passing of a women’s soul? – Brian Perkins

127253. If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song. – Carl Perkins

127254. That rockabilly sound wasn’t as simple as I thought it was. – Carl Perkins

127255. After all those days in the cotton fields, the dreams came true on a gold record on a piece of wood. It’s in my den where I can look at it every day. I wear it out lookin’ at it. – Carl Perkins

127256. If it helped you get your music off the ground, I’m glad you done it. – Carl Perkins

127257. My kids are old enough now that they can watch that, but I like to do the family movies. – Elizabeth Perkins

127258. Right now, my daughter’s just rolling her eyes at everything I do; I’m just an embarrassment. – Elizabeth Perkins

127259. I have two older sisters; I’m the youngest. – Elizabeth Perkins

127260. My oldest step-son wants to direct or produce. As far as being an actor, I’ve already told them they have to wait until they’re 18; I won’t take them to auditions. – Elizabeth Perkins

127261. It seems like all the good looking people have smaller dogs these days. Especially for the women, because they always come in with their little Chihuahuas and the guys come in with their Golden Retrievers. – Elizabeth Perkins

127262. It doesn’t happen very often that you get to work with some really good friends of yours and there’s a common language between everyone, you don’t have to explain what you’re doing, you can just run with it. It makes it just so much easier and more relaxed. – Elizabeth Perkins

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127263. If you’re middle aged… where’re you going to go to meet someone? You’re not going to go to a bar, you’re not going to go to a night club; and there are the museums. – Elizabeth Perkins

127264. I would kill the clone. That would be my first response. – Elizabeth Perkins

127265. My sisters are very academically inclined so whenever they would fix me up, it would always be from someone in their world, people they would find attractive. When they came to the door in suits, it was over. – Elizabeth Perkins

127266. The door might not be opened to a woman again for a long, long time, and I had a kind of duty to other women to walk in and sit down on the chair that was offered, and so establish the right of others long hence and far distant in geography to sit in the high seats. – Frances Perkins

127267. Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees. – Frances Perkins

127268. But with the slow menace of a glacier, depression came on. No one had any measure of its progress; no one had any plan for stopping it. Everyone tried to get out of its way. – Frances Perkins

127269. In America, public opinion is the leader. – Frances Perkins

127270. Most of man’s problems upon this planet, in the long history of the race, have been met and solved either partially or as a whole by experiment based on common sense and carried out with courage. – Frances Perkins

127271. The quality of his being one with the people, of having no artificial or natural barriers between him and them, made it possible for him to be a leader without ever being or thinking of being a dictator. – Frances Perkins

127272. To one who believes that really good industrial conditions are the hope for a machine civilization, nothing is more heartening than to watch conference methods and education replacing police methods. – Frances Perkins

127273. There’s no question in my mind that it was C.I.A. sanctioned, and most – many Latin American investigators have come to the same conclusion. Of course, we never heard about that in our country. – John Perkins

127274. And in Iraq we tried to implement the same policy that was so successful in Saudi Arabia, but Saddam Hussein didn’t buy. When the economic hit men fail in this scenario, the next step is what we call the jackals. – John Perkins

127275. We’ve built the largest empire in the history of the world. It’s been done over the last 50 years since World War II with very little military might, actually. It’s only in rare instances like Iraq where the military comes in as a last resort. – John Perkins

127276. These were big ones. Those companies would then go in and build an electrical system or ports or highways, and these would basically serve just a few of the very wealthiest families in those countries. – John Perkins

127277. The Treasury Department would use the interest from these securities to hire U.S. companies to build Saudi Arabia – new cities, new infrastructure – which we’ve done. – John Perkins

127278. The only way that we’re going to feel secure in this country again and that we’re going to feel good about ourselves is if we use these systems we’ve put into place to create positive change around the world. I really believe we can do that. – John Perkins

127279. So we make this big loan, most of it comes back to the United States, the country is left with the debt plus lots of interest, and they basically become our servants, our slaves. It’s an empire. There’s no two ways about it. It’s a huge empire. It’s been extremely successful. – John Perkins

127280. I was initially recruited while I was in business school back in the late sixties by the National Security Agency, the nation’s largest and least understood spy organization; but ultimately I worked for private corporations. – John Perkins

127281. I felt guilty throughout the whole time, but I was seduced. The power of these drugs, sex, power, and money, was extremely strong for me. – John Perkins

127282. Had Roosevelt been caught, we would have been in a lot of trouble. It would have been very embarrassing. – John Perkins

127283. But when 9/11 struck, I had a change of heart. I knew the story had to be told because what happened at 9/11 is a direct result of what the economic hit men are doing. – John Perkins

127284. Basically, what Economic Hit Men are trained to do is to build up the American empire. To create situations where as many resources as possible flow into this country, to our corporations, and our government, and in fact we’ve been very successful. – John Perkins

127285. And that’s why I wrote the book, because our country really needs to understand, if people in this nation understood what our foreign policy is really about, what foreign aid is about, how our corporations work, where our tax money goes, I know we will demand change. – John Perkins

127286. This empire, unlike any other in the history of the world, has been built primarily through economic manipulation, through cheating, through fraud, through seducing people into our way of life, through the economic hit men. I was very much a part of that. – John Perkins

127287. When the National Security Agency recruited me, they put me through a day of lie detector tests. They found out all my weaknesses and immediately seduced me. They used the strongest drugs in our culture, sex, power and money, to win me over. – John Perkins

127288. Most of the people who get off at our exit get off by mistake. They thought it was Exit 57. – Tom Perkins

127289. The remoteness of my parents from the schools, so unfashionable today, was often painful for me, but I learned early to deal with an outside and sometimes hard world. – Martin Lewis Perl

127290. This was good training for research, because large parts of experimental work are sometimes boring or involve the use of skills in which one is not particularly gifted. – Martin Lewis Perl

127291. Whatever the course, whether the course was boring or interesting to me, whether I was talented in mathematics or not talented in languages, my parents expected A’s. – Martin Lewis Perl

127292. A parent being called to the school because their child had misbehaved was as serious as a parent being called to the police station because their child had robbed a bank. – Martin Lewis Perl

127293. Their educations ended with high school – my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman in a company dealing in printing and stationary, and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper in a firm of wool merchants. – Martin Lewis Perl

127294. About 1900 my parents came to the United States as children from what was then the Polish area of Russia. – Martin Lewis Perl

127295. Natures’ curriculum cannot be changed. – Martin Lewis Perl

127296. Naturally, I have compensated in my adult years by owning very large numbers of books. – Martin Lewis Perl

127297. My parents were determined to move into the middle class. – Martin Lewis Perl

127298. It was good fortune to be a child during the Depression years and a youth during the war years. – Martin Lewis Perl

127299. They wanted me to play more sports because they were acutely sensitive to their children being one hundred percent American, and they believed that all Americans played sports and loved sports. – Martin Lewis Perl

127300. I was also interested in chemistry, but my parents were not willing to buy me a chemistry set. – Martin Lewis Perl

127301. I read everything: fiction, history, science, mathematics, biography, travel. – Martin Lewis Perl

127302. I learned quickly, as I tell my graduate students now, there are no answers in the back of the book when the equipment doesn’t work or the measurements look strange. – Martin Lewis Perl

127303. Going to school and working for good marks, indeed working for very good marks, was a serious business. – Martin Lewis Perl

127304. As Jews, their families left Russia to escape the poverty and the antisemitism. – Martin Lewis Perl

127305. My parents regarded school teachers as higher beings, as did many immigrants. – Martin Lewis Perl

127306. There were two free public libraries within walking distance of my home; I remember taking six books home from every visit, the limit set by the library. – Martin Lewis Perl

127307. Sometimes the things we have to do are objectionable in the eyes of others. – Richard Perle

127308. The same European governments that hesitated to confront terrorists were more than prepared to oppose us. – Richard Perle

127309. We should force European governments to choose between Paris and Washington. – Richard Perle

127310. We must do our utmost to preserve our British ally’s strategic independence from Europe. – Richard Perle

127311. We may be so eager to protect the right to dissent that we lose sight of the difference between dissent and subversion. – Richard Perle

127312. To stop terrorists before the strike, we must do three things: deny them entry into the country, curtail their freedom of action inside the country, and deprive them of material and moral support from within the country. – Richard Perle

127313. There is no doubt that, with the exception of a very small number of people close to a vicious regime, the people of Iraq have been liberated and they understand that they’ve been liberated. – Richard Perle

127314. The jealousy and resentment that animate the terrorists also affect many of our former cold war allies. – Richard Perle

127315. Right now, American law bars the admission of aliens suspected of terrorist activity – but not of terrorist sympathies. – Richard Perle

127316. Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western political extremists of the far Left and far Right. – Richard Perle

127317. Non-citizen terrorist suspects are not members of the American national community, and they have no proper claim on the rights Americans accord one another. – Richard Perle

127318. No operational commander should have to assign a soldier a task that could be done as well by a computer, a remote sensor, or an unmanned airplane. – Richard Perle

127319. National sovereignty is an obligation as well as an entitlement. A government that will not perform the role of a government forfeits the rights of a government. – Richard Perle

127320. The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one of this nation’s greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror. – Richard Perle

127321. In any event, the problem in Iran is much bigger than weapons. The problem is the terrorist regime that seeks the weapons. The regime must go. – Richard Perle

127322. Acknowledge that a more closely integrated Europe is no longer an unqualified American interest. – Richard Perle

127323. But if the UN cannot or will not revise its rules in ways that establish beyond question the legality of the measures the United States must take to protect the American people, then we should unashamedly and explicitly reject the jurisdiction of these rules. – Richard Perle

127324. Dictators must have enemies. They must have internal enemies to justify their secret police and external enemies to justify their military forces. – Richard Perle

127325. Dictatorships start wars because they need external enemies to exert internal control over their own people. – Richard Perle

127326. Few governments in the world, for example, praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France, and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers. – Richard Perle

127327. If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don’t try to piece together clever diplomacy but just wage a total war, our children will sing great songs about us years from now. – Richard Perle

127328. In time, all of Korea will be united in liberty. – Richard Perle

127329. Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused. – Richard Perle

127330. George Tenet has been the director of central intelligence since 1997, time enough to have changed the Agency’s culture. He has failed. He should go. – Richard Perle

127331. We toast the Lisp programmer who pens his thoughts within nests of parentheses. – Alan Perlis

127332. It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical. – Alan Perlis

127333. It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa. – Alan Perlis

127334. It is easier to write an incorrect program than understand a correct one. – Alan Perlis

127335. LISP programmers know the value of everything and the cost of nothing. – Alan Perlis

127336. One man’s constant is another man’s variable. – Alan Perlis

127337. Simplicity does not precede complexity, but follows it. – Alan Perlis

127338. Some programming languages manage to absorb change, but withstand progress. – Alan Perlis

127339. The best book on programming for the layman is “Alice in Wonderland”; but that’s because it’s the best book on anything for the layman. – Alan Perlis

127340. There are two ways to write error-free programs; only the third one works. – Alan Perlis

127341. Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble? – Alan Perlis

127342. You can measure a programmer’s perspective by noting his attitude on the continuing vitality of FORTRAN. – Alan Perlis

127343. Every program has two purposes: The one for which it was written and another for which it wasn’t. – Alan Perlis

127344. The computing field is always in need of new cliches. – Alan Perlis

127345. Don’t have good ideas if you aren’t willing to be responsible for them. – Alan Perlis

127346. I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it. – Alan Perlis

127347. In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm. – Alan Perlis

127348. A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God. – Alan Perlis

127349. Computer Science is embarrassed by the computer. – Alan Perlis

127350. A programming language is low level when its programs require attention to the irrelevant. – Alan Perlis

127351. Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. – Alan Perlis

127352. A picture is worth 10K words – but only those to describe the picture. Hardly any sets of 10K words can be adequately described with pictures. – Alan Perlis

127353. If a listener nods his head when you’re explaining your program, wake him up. – Alan Perlis

127354. If you have a procedure with 10 parameters, you probably missed some. – Alan Perlis

127355. If your computer speaks English, it was probably made in Japan. – Alan Perlis

127356. In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word “frustration”. – Alan Perlis

127357. In English every word can be verbed. Would that it were so in our programming languages. – Alan Perlis

127358. That’s the goal, to survive your gift. – Itzhak Perlman

127359. Preparing for a future in music is an expensive proposition. – Itzhak Perlman

127360. So many things can drive you mad as a child, not only music. – Itzhak Perlman

127361. Sometimes you get from the mouth of kids wonderful things. – Itzhak Perlman

127362. That makes classical music work, the ability to improvise. – Itzhak Perlman

127363. One of the most important elements in teaching, conducting, and performing, all three, is listening. – Itzhak Perlman

127364. The most important thing to do is really listen. – Itzhak Perlman

127365. There are people who are uncanny, who are finished products at a young age. I wasn’t, thank God. – Itzhak Perlman

127366. This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in five or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development. – Itzhak Perlman

127367. Trust your ability! – Itzhak Perlman

127368. You get more nervous in front of a lot of people. That’s why, when you play a concerto, you play with a small orchestra, in some place where you don’t feel that it is as important as Carnegie Hall. – Itzhak Perlman

127369. I listen to kids play a lot. – Itzhak Perlman

127370. In Paris they have special wheelchairs that go through every doorway. They don’t change the doorways, they change the wheelchairs. To hell with the people! If someone weighs a couple more pounds, that’s it! – Itzhak Perlman

127371. When you play a concerto with a small orchestra, you don’t feel it is as important as Carnegie Hall. You try to work out all the little problems. Once that’s all done, trust comes in. – Itzhak Perlman

127372. Competition can be the most nerve-racking experience. Some people just thrive on it. – Itzhak Perlman

127373. I’m now doing three things: concerts, conducting, and teaching, and they each support each other. I learn to see things from different perspectives and listen with different ears. The most important thing that you need to do is really listen. – Itzhak Perlman

127374. A sponge has that much absorbent capability and after a while you can pour water over it and nothing stays. – Itzhak Perlman

127375. Another thing that I don’t like to do is show too much how it goes. I do it once in a blue moon. Sometimes there are lessons when I don’t pick up a violin at all. – Itzhak Perlman

127376. Child prodigy is a curse because you’ve got all those terrible possibilities. – Itzhak Perlman

127377. For every child prodigy that you know about, at least 50 potential ones have burned out before you even heard about them. – Itzhak Perlman

127378. For people who are really talented, what you don’t say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop. – Itzhak Perlman

127379. I am playing the violin, that’s all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day. – Itzhak Perlman

127380. I don’t feel that the conductor has real power. The orchestra has the power, and every member of it knows instantaneously if you’re just beating time. – Itzhak Perlman

127381. I feel that you always pay when you are a child. – Itzhak Perlman

127382. I love to work with young kids. – Itzhak Perlman

127383. I look at raising funds for The Perlman Music Program as a challenge and as a way to provide opportunities for people who care about the future of classical music. – Itzhak Perlman

127384. Any gifted child can potentially get in real trouble because of the way they are handled. – Itzhak Perlman

127385. I will not do a role that I don’t think I can do, that I’m not interested in, where there’s no humanity, that doesn’t have any kind of handle for me at all because I know I’ll just stink the joint up. – Ron Perlman

127386. I’m thankful to be breathing, on this side of the grass. Whatever comes, comes. – Ron Perlman

127387. You draw on your own childhood every time you tee it up as an actor. – Ron Perlman

127388. Yeah, it’s nice to get paid for therapy rather than having to pay $240 an hour for it. – Ron Perlman

127389. The great thing about arriving at this age is that I don’t even care about my career anymore. – Ron Perlman

127390. I think there are a lot of technocrats in the business who would much rather work with just wheels and gears and machinery. Those things interest them more than humanity and I wish them the best of luck. – Ron Perlman

127391. I never direct myself, because I don’t like working with me. I would punch me in the mouth if I had to take my direction. – Ron Perlman

127392. I lost 90 pounds and my blood pressure went down to a normal level and the salt in my urine disappeared. And that was when I had to make the transition from fat character actor to thin character actor. – Ron Perlman

127393. I just think that there are those people that their resolve is strengthened by what it is that’s keeping them down, and there are some people that will buckle under it. You never know which one is which until you get into the eighth or ninth round of the fight. – Ron Perlman

127394. I’ve never worked with a tail, that I can remember. But there’s so much I can’t remember. – Ron Perlman

127395. I am not in this world to live up to other people’s expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine. – Fritz Perls

127396. Our dependency makes slaves out of us, especially if this dependency is a dependency of our self-esteem. If you need encouragement, praise, pats on the back from everybody, then you make everybody your judge. – Fritz Perls

127397. To convince oneself that one has the right to live decently takes time. – Evita Peron

127398. My biggest fear in life is to be forgotten. – Evita Peron

127399. Where there is a worker, there lies a nation. – Evita Peron

127400. One cannot accomplish anything without fanatacism. – Evita Peron

127401. Shadows cannot see themselves in the mirror of the sun. – Evita Peron

127402. Suffer little children and come unto me. – Evita Peron

127403. Time is my greatest enemy. – Evita Peron

127404. I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina’s wealth and power in their hands. So Peron and the government brought in an eight hour working day , sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go . – Evita Peron

127405. When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas. – Evita Peron

127406. Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can’t stop to count it. – Evita Peron

127407. The nation’s government has just handed me the bill that grants us our civil rights. I am receiving it before you, certain that I am accepting this on behalf of all Argentinean women, and I can feel my hands tremble with joy as they grasp the laurel proclaiming victory. – Evita Peron

127408. I am my own woman. – Evita Peron

127409. I will come again, and I will be millions. – Evita Peron

127410. In government, one actress is enough. – Evita Peron

127411. Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich. – Evita Peron

127412. I am only a simple woman who lives to serve Peron and my people. – Evita Peron

127413. I am only a sparrow amongst a great flock of sparrows. – Evita Peron

127414. I demanded more rights for women because I know what women had to put up with. – Evita Peron

127415. I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have. – Evita Peron

127416. I will return and I will be a million. – Evita Peron

127417. If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day for the happiness of Argentina, I will do it. – Evita Peron

127418. Answer violence with violence. If one of us falls today, five of them must fall tomorrow. – Evita Peron

127419. Anybody can cut prices, but it takes brains to produce a better article. – Ross Perot

127420. If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one. – Ross Perot

127421. Inventories can be managed, but people must be led. – Ross Perot

127422. In plain Texas talk, it’s ‘do the right thing’ – Ross Perot

127423. If you see a snake, just kill it – don’t appoint a committee on snakes. – Ross Perot

127424. If you can’t stand a little sacrifice and you can’t stand a trip across the desert with limited water, we’re never going to straighten this country out. – Ross Perot

127425. If someone is blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will? – Ross Perot

127426. Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial. – Ross Perot

127427. Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships. – Ross Perot

127428. Action is greater than writing. A good man is a nobler object of contemplation than a great author. There are but two things worth living for: to do what is worthy of being written; and to write what is worthy of being read. – Ross Perot

127429. A weak currency is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy leads to a weak nation. – Ross Perot

127430. Eagles don’t flock, you have to find them one at a time. – Ross Perot

127431. Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity. I want people moving and shaking the earth and they’re going to make mistakes. – Ross Perot

127432. Written reports stifle creativity. – Ross Perot

127433. Which one of the three candidates would you want your daughter to marry? – Ross Perot

127434. War has rules, mud wrestling has rules – politics has no rules. – Ross Perot

127435. You don’t have to be the biggest to beat the biggest. – Ross Perot

127436. The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled. – Ross Perot

127437. Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. – Ross Perot

127438. Most new jobs won’t come from our biggest employers. They will come from our smallest. We’ve got to do everything we can to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality. – Ross Perot

127439. Life is like a cobweb, not an organization chart. – Ross Perot

127440. The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river. – Ross Perot

127441. Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers. – Ross Perot

127442. Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters. The elder was so much like her, both in looks and character, that whoever saw the daughter saw the mother. – Charles Perrault

127443. The Prince, charmed with these words, and much more with the manner in which they were spoken, knew not how to show his joy and gratitude; he assured her that he loved her better than he did himself. – Charles Perrault

127444. The poor child was the drudge of the household, and was always in the wrong. He was, however, the most bright and discreet of all the brothers; and if he spoke little, he heard and thought the more. – Charles Perrault

127445. The next day the two sisters went to the ball, and so did Cinderella, but dressed more magnificently than before. The King’s son was always by her side, and his pretty speeches to her never ceased. – Charles Perrault

127446. The gentleman had also a young daughter, of rare goodness and sweetness of temper, which she took from her mother, who was the best creature in the world. – Charles Perrault

127447. Once upon a time there was a Queen who had a son so ugly and so misshapen that it was long disputed whether he had human form. A fairy who was at his birth said, however, that he would be very amiable for all that, since he would have uncommon good sense. – Charles Perrault

127448. Monsieur Puss came at last to a stately castle, the master of which was an Ogre, the richest ever known; for all the lands which the King had then passed through belonged to this castle. – Charles Perrault

127449. I wish with all my heart that you may be the most lovable prince in the world, and I bestow my gift on you as much as I am able. – Charles Perrault

127450. Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels. – Charles Perrault

127451. He obliged Cinderella to sit down, and, putting the slipper to her little foot, he found it went on very easily, and fitted her as if it had been made of wax. – Charles Perrault

127452. After a hundred years the son of the King then reigning, who was of another family from that of the sleeping Princess, was a-hunting on that side of the country, and he asked what those towers were which he saw in the middle of a great thick wood. – Charles Perrault

127453. The King’s son, who was told that a great princess, whom nobody knew, was come, ran out to receive her. He gave her his hand as she alighted from the coach, and led her into the hall where the company were assembled. – Charles Perrault

127454. I ended up in college by accident. Everything in my life, I ended up in by accident. I was down south in this high school doing whatever. It could just not contain me. I quit school and took off and traveled around. Nobody knew where I was I just couldn’t handle it anymore. It was a big scandal, I was gone. I left. – Pauley Perrette

127455. I love working with new directors. There’s so much drive and effort. It still comes down to the character for me, but if it’s a character I really want to play, I would never not do the project because of a new director. – Pauley Perrette

127456. I was a bartender in New York and I overheard this girl saying she made $3000 doing a commercial. A kid at work told me, ‘Hey, I know this director and he’d really like you!’. So I walked into this guy’s office and was like ‘I was thinking maybe I could make $3000′ and he hired me for commercials, short films, like 15 jobs in a row. – Pauley Perrette

127457. My whole goal was to be able to work in television and film and maintain a normal life, never be in a tabloid. – Pauley Perrette

127458. Pauley Perrette: I was a criminal science fanatic and went to study it in college as well and I think that helped me on NCIS because I was comfortable with the language, I had studied criminal science in school for years. – Pauley Perrette

127459. There is no telling what is going to happen in the music business in the next few years, hours, minutes, seconds. Giving artists the chance to produce and distribute their own material is great, very empowering. The technological changes that are happening so rapidly now, amongst all the opinions, are in truth, only two things, inevitable and unstoppable. – Pauley Perrette

127460. Shortly afterwards, I did a third one to repair the robotic arm of the station. This arm plays a very important role in the ongoing expansion of the station as well as in the deployment of solar panels. – Philippe Perrin

127461. I had been here five years already, training very hard, learning about the systems, the shuttle, the station systems. But, everything really became real when I started to work with them. – Philippe Perrin

127462. I think doing something of your life is something that you’ve got deep inside, whether it’s to, whether you want to be an astronaut or a, whether you want to do science, or whether you want to be a movie star, or whatever. – Philippe Perrin

127463. I think that witnessing ecological problems visible from space is one of the new and essential roles of astronauts. – Philippe Perrin

127464. I’ve been as a pilot involved in the Gulf War. And then, in the No-Fly Zone. – Philippe Perrin

127465. It’s only when you’re flying above it that you realize how incredible the Earth really is. – Philippe Perrin

127466. The student develops an analytical as well as finely blended character. He is able to choose from a wide variety of job fields from which to embrace a career, without having to be a specialist in one particular discipline. – Philippe Perrin

127467. Polytechnique is a school whose multidisciplinary, very high scientific level curriculum is invaluable. – Philippe Perrin

127468. Yes, I see the Mobile Base System really is the shoulder of the arm. The arm is right there, like a human arm. It’s really funny to look at the similarities between a human arm and the Canadian robotics arm. – Philippe Perrin

127469. This mission was the project of a decade’s work. – Philippe Perrin

127470. The last thing, and the only one that you cannot physically train for, is the psychological preparation. – Philippe Perrin

127471. So, it takes a lot of chance and luck. I mean I was lucky enough to get in the program where people with the same skills never made it to the program. So keep trying. – Philippe Perrin

127472. So, for me, I make no difference whether I’m training with my shuttle crew or the Expedition crew. Of course, I think I want to take more care of the Expedition crew, because they’re going to stay there for a long time. – Philippe Perrin

127473. So it’s, I think it’s quite, quite unique to fly with somebody with so much experience. – Philippe Perrin

127474. Since there always has to be a certain number of astronauts manning the station at all times, one of the main aspects of the mission was to transport a new team to the station and bring back some members of the previous team back to Earth. – Philippe Perrin

127475. It’s, I mean, for me, it’s the same as training with my crewmembers. We share the same first part of the flight. We all go together. It’s the most critical part of the flight, the ascent. – Philippe Perrin

127476. We also had to bring with us some desired scientific equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines. For that, I had to conduct two space walks. – Philippe Perrin

127477. And, I think, as a kid, I had a strong motivation to do something of my life. And, I think that’s the strongest motivation I really got. And, that came obviously from my parents and my grandparents. – Philippe Perrin

127478. Especially when I first really started to work with Kenneth and Franklin, who had been in space already. And so, they were able to talk about space and tell me a few things about how things would really happen. – Philippe Perrin

127479. And, you run also video because to fly this arm, you’re relying mostly on some external camera views that may be coming from the arm itself or from the station. – Philippe Perrin

127480. And everything stopped quite rapidly because I knew that nobody in Europe was able to go to space. It was the privilege of being either American or Russian. – Philippe Perrin

127481. I think it’s a terrible thing to write and not enjoy it. It’s a sad thing. But of course a lot of people do work because they need to eat. And we all need to eat, but that’s not the only reason to work. You couldn’t have paid me not to write. – Anne Perry

127482. Mystery writers’ conventions are usually good, and this one has been excellent and extremely well prepared and thought out in advance. A lot of people have given their time and their skill, and a good deal of wit, and Anchorage has made us extraordinarily welcome. – Anne Perry

127483. You start at the end, and then go back and write and go that way. Not everyone does, but I do. Some people just sit down at the page and start off. I start from what happened, including the why. – Anne Perry

127484. We believe world peace is inevitable. – Anne Perry

127485. The great question, is there anything at all which is worth fighting such a war about, with the devastating loss it will bring? I believe yes, there are some freedoms which to sacrifice would be EVEN worse. – Anne Perry

127486. Of course there will be disappointments and the way will not always be as I expected it. But if it seemed easy, then that would be the time to worry that I am on the wrong path. – Anne Perry

127487. I was born in London, England, in 1938, a few months before the war, and spent the first years of my life there, although I was evacuated a couple of times for short periods. My schooling was very interrupted, both by frequent moves and by ill health. – Anne Perry

127488. I did a complete rewrite of 650 pages in two weeks. – Anne Perry

127489. I am now working on the second WWI story and find the challenge marvelous. – Anne Perry

127490. Americans sometimes say to me that they have no class system themselves. All human beings have class systems. It can be based on a different thing in a different country, but the thing about breeding is, you can’t buy it. You can’t buy class. – Anne Perry

127491. I wonder how often in the past I may have missed the good in people because I pre-judged, based on the differences? – Anne Perry

127492. I had an interest, for as long as I could remember, in theater. – Antoinette Perry

127493. Should l go on playing bridge and dining, going in the same old monotonous circle? It’s easy that way, but it’s a sort of suicide, too. – Antoinette Perry

127494. Why, when I was a child, I didn’t say, as most children do, that I was going to become an actress. I felt that I was an actress and no one could have convinced me that I wasn’t! – Antoinette Perry

127495. I didn’t aspire to be a good sport; ‘champion’ was good enough for me. – Fred Perry

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127496. McEnroe has got to sit down and work out where he stands. – Fred Perry

127497. Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability, experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning. – Fred Perry

127498. To its great credit, Wimbledon has been a leader in bringing about change and improvement in the sport. – Fred Perry

127499. The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round. – Gaylord Perry

127500. I’d always have grease in at least two places, in case the umpires would ask me to wipe one off. I never wanted to be caught out there with anything though, it wouldn’t be professional. – Gaylord Perry

127501. I reckon I tried everything on the old apple, but salt and pepper and chocolate sauce topping. – Gaylord Perry

127502. Going back down to the minors is the toughest thing to handle in baseball. – Gaylord Perry

127503. There is a difference between jaywalking and grand larceny. – Gaylord Perry

127504. It was a fun film. I had a great time doing it. I was looking for a role just like that for my first movie role. I didn’t want to have a starring role, because I wanted a chance to learn. I didn’t want the whole thing riding on me. – Luke Perry

127505. It’s hard and sometimes it’s scary. It still amazes my mother. I went home for Christmas one year and there were fans all over the front lawn, hoping to see me. – Luke Perry

127506. I’ve had tons of odd jobs, but I think that I would probably be a fireman because you get to see the results of your job. You get there and there is a house on fire. You leave and there’s not a fire anymore. – Luke Perry

127507. I was something of a prankster. One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake gun on the school secretary so that I could get some of my friends out of detention. – Luke Perry

127508. I think that sometimes kids use the show as a jumping off point for talking about things with their parents. – Luke Perry

127509. I open to anything… just about anything. – Luke Perry

127510. I have a girlfriend, but I don’t really want to talk about her. I won’t name her. She isn’t in show business, has nothing to do with it. So I’d rather just keep her out of it. – Luke Perry

127511. I always felt like something of an outsider. But I identified with people up on the screen. That made me feel like I wanted to be up on the screen too. I felt like eventually I would get there. – Luke Perry

127512. I got sober because I was worried I was going to die next year. – Matthew Perry

127513. I’ve just found out there are pages on the internet dedicated to whether I’m gay or not. – Matthew Perry

127514. Vicodin, I got addicted to that little pill. The reason I don’t talk about it too much in the press is because it isn’t funny, and I love to be funny in interviews. If you joke about that period in your life, it doesn’t seem right. – Matthew Perry

127515. There are two ways to go when you hit that crossroads in your life: There is the bad way, when you sort of give up, and then there is the really hard way, when you fight back. I went the hard way and came out of it okay. Now, I’m sitting here and doing great. – Matthew Perry

127516. The key to sitcom success is miserable people. If you see a happy couple, it’s just gone, like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers. – Matthew Perry

127517. The goal is to have to do the shot again because the camera guy shook a little bit as he was laughing. Without that happening, I’m not happy because there’s nothing better for me than a world that everybody’s just trying to make each other laugh. – Matthew Perry

127518. Ninety percent of video game AI really is pretty damn bad. I think that’s actually why it’s so much fun to shoot things. Because the AI is so bad and the characters are so annoying. – Matthew Perry

127519. If there’s a silence in a room I’ll try to fill it as soon as humanly possible. – Matthew Perry

127520. Well, I was lucky enough to be involved in about 19 failures at an early age, so I’m realistic about the success I’m having and how quickly it can go away. What’s important is to be smart about it. – Matthew Perry

127521. I’m a sensitive guy. If you are a woman and you’re in any kind of emotional duress and you write a song about it, I’ll buy you album. – Matthew Perry

127522. I would like you all to give me a round of applause as I have not crashed my car in over 15 months. – Matthew Perry

127523. I love the idea of “the one” but I actually believe that there isn’t a Miss Right. There are 12,000 Miss Rights out there and it’s all timing. – Matthew Perry

127524. I can tell if someone is talking to me because I’m on “Friends” or cause they just think I’m neat. You know I don’t think I’ve ever spent more than five or ten minutes with somebody who was ogling me because they recognized me from the show. – Matthew Perry

127525. Chandler’s the guy everybody thinks will do well with women, but he thinks too much and says the wrong thing. – Matthew Perry

127526. As an actor, being on autopilot is the worst thing possible. – Matthew Perry

127527. After I got my first laugh on stage, I was hooked. – Matthew Perry

127528. I used to be a real prince charming if I went on a date with a girl. But then I’d get to where I was likely to have a stroke from the stress of keeping up my act. I’ve since learned the key to a good date is to pay attention on her. – Matthew Perry

127529. We have met the enemy, and they are ours. – Oliver Perry

127530. Paris and Nicky Hilton? Those girls will show up to the opening of a phone book. It’s like a big joke. – Rachel Perry

127531. When I interview celebrities, I always try to throw them off balance. My favorite is to ask ’em about crazy sex stuff like donkey punches and Monroe transfers. Works every time. – Rachel Perry

127532. I think every woman should have a one-night stand. If it’s done right, it can be liberating. – Rachel Perry

127533. If we know we’re just going to have sex and then ditch the guy, it can be fun. – Rachel Perry

127534. I asked each one of them to make out with me and their reactions varied from excitable to horrified. – Rachel Perry

127535. David Bowie was awesome the easiest, coolest interview I have ever done. – Rachel Perry

127536. Brandon Boyd of Incubus is hot, but he’s too pretty. – Rachel Perry

127537. Women are more likely to have sex and fall in love, which can be tough because that’s not the way men work. – Rachel Perry

127538. I interviewed Johnny Knoxville once. I was kind of scared to interview him because I thought he might be a real jerk, but he was really nice, and I ripped his chest hair out. – Rachel Perry

127539. Under Obama, our federal tax dollars can now be used to fund abortion all over the world. With the stroke of a pen, abortion essentially became a U.S. foreign export. – Rick Perry

127540. Texas created more jobs in 2008 than the rest of the states – combined. – Rick Perry

127541. Texas has long been known as the nation’s largest energy producer, but we are equally proud of our distinction as the nation’s leading energy innovator. – Rick Perry

127542. The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the land we inhabit are not only critical elements in the quality of life we enjoy – they are a reflection of the majesty of our Creator. – Rick Perry

127543. The foundation for future prosperity is built on the bedrock of good jobs and great schools. We are building a strong foundation one job at a time and one educated Texan at a time. – Rick Perry

127544. The Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American,and a threat to every private sector job in this country. – Rick Perry

127545. The people who illegally cross into the country are from countries that have very close ties to al Qaeda, whether it’s Yemen or Afghanistan, Pakistan, China. It is an absolute national disgrace. – Rick Perry

127546. This administration in Washington that’s in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it’s the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area. – Rick Perry

127547. This administration in Washington… clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need but it’s the most qualified to make essential decisions for every American in every area. That mix of arrogance and audacity that guides the Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American. – Rick Perry

127548. Scouting ought to be about building character, not about sex. Period. Precious few parents enroll their boys in the Scouts to get a crash course in sexual orientation. – Rick Perry

127549. To make sure that votes are never canceled out by illegal votes, we instituted a photo ID requirement. And don’t you think it’s fair to apply at least the same standard required to get a library card or to board an airpane? – Rick Perry

127550. We can’t have deficit spending in Texas. You have to balance your budget every two years. – Rick Perry

127551. We had a $10 billion budget deficit when we got here in January of 2003. We cut that budget deficit; we did not raise taxes; we came back in ’05, and we had an $8 billion surplus. That’s how fast it can happen. – Rick Perry

127552. We’ve got the wind at our back right now. Americans are waking up to the realities of their previous choices. We must keep America moving back to preeminence because our values and conservative ideas are the world’s greatest hope. – Rick Perry

127553. When you have a clearly open homosexual scout leader, the scouts are going to talk about it. And they’re not there to learn about that. They’re there to learn about what it means to be loyal and trustworthy and thrifty. – Rick Perry

127554. You know, to preserve our job-friendly climate the Texas legislature didn’t raise taxes this last legislative session while balancing their budget and maintaining their reserves – and might I add that our budget leaves $6 billion dollars in a rainy day fund? – Rick Perry

127555. Those jobs flee other states because of factors like excessive taxation, punitive regulation and frivolous lawsuits. – Rick Perry

127556. In Michigan, a liberal democrat raised taxes and kept their government programs at the same level. And guess what? Their economy continued into the toilet, it continued down. – Rick Perry

127557. Reforming public education, cutting property taxes, fixing adult and child protective services and funding our budget can all occur when Democrats and Republicans engage in consensus and cooperation – not cynicism and combat. – Rick Perry

127558. We need to stop apologizing for celebrating life. We need to stop apologizing for wanting to protect an individual’s right to build a business. – Rick Perry

127559. Dark economic clouds are dissipating into an emerging blue sky of opportunity. – Rick Perry

127560. Democracy functions best when we have an active citizenry. – Rick Perry

127561. Every life is precious. – Rick Perry

127562. I didn’t say I was running, did I? – Rick Perry

127563. I don’t want to look like Connecticut, no offense, I don’t want to look like Oklahoma, I don’t want to look like California. I want to be uniquely Texas. And that’s not to diss anybody else. – Rick Perry

127564. I stand before you today as a disciplined conservative Texan, a committed Republican and a proud American, united with you to restoring our nation and revive the American dream. – Rick Perry

127565. According to a study by Achieve Incorporated, Texas is the first state to make a college-prep curriculum the standard coursework in high school, starting with this year’s ninth grade class. – Rick Perry

127566. Let’s stand up. Let’s speak with pride about our morals and our values and redouble our effort to elect more conservative Republicans. – Rick Perry

127567. My hope is that that person will come forward that can win the presidency that we can all get behind. – Rick Perry

127568. Obama is a president, who I think is anti-jobs. – Rick Perry

127569. Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government. – Rick Perry

127570. Our party cannot be all things to all people. It can’t be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us so let’s stop trying to curry favor with them. – Rick Perry

127571. Our shared conservative values, our belief in the individual is the great hope of our nation. – Rick Perry

127572. Our work is before us. It cannot be passed to future legislatures and must not be passed to future generations. May we boldly seize the moment with singular unity. And may we build a Texas of unlimited possibility. – Rick Perry

127573. I grew up in a house with no running water, 16 miles from the closest place that had a post office. I had a very parochial view of the world. – Rick Perry

127574. There’s always a price for what you want. – Steve Perry

127575. There may or may not be a God or gods; the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving or disproving such a thing. By definition, gods are more powerful than men, and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help. – Steve Perry

127576. The injury that we do to a man must be such that we need not fear his vengeance. – Steve Perry

127577. If you’ll think about various series you’ve read, can you think of any instance in which, say, the tenth volume of the series is notably better than the first nine? I can’t. – Thomas Perry

127578. Yes, in my books I do edit myself to keep from becoming the Village Explainer. – Thomas Perry

127579. When I write a book, I’m making it the best book I can. – Thomas Perry

127580. What I look for in any character, good or bad, is whether I can hear him speak. If I can imagine him that clearly, then I can write about him. – Thomas Perry

127581. But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true: every character is the hero of his own story. Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him. It’s fun to give these people voices. – Thomas Perry

127582. There are days when I intentionally don’t write. For instance, I never write when I’m traveling, because travel is a situation where I can learn more by looking and listening than by working. – Thomas Perry

127583. The characters you refer to as predatory and unsavory are useful. They’re the ones who make a novel into a thriller. They’re active, and most of the common virtues, the signs of a good person, are not. – Thomas Perry

127584. Reading a novel in which all characters illustrate patience, hard work, chastity, and delayed gratification could be a pretty dull experience. – Thomas Perry

127585. Once you have invented a character with three dimensions and a voice, you begin to realize that some of the things you’d like him to do to further your plot are things that such a person wouldn’t, or couldn’t, do. – Thomas Perry

127586. Much of what we do in life has a huge component of luck. – Thomas Perry

127587. It’s important, I think, for a writer of fiction to maintain an awareness of the pace and shape of the book as he’s writing it. That is, he should be making an object, not chattering. – Thomas Perry

127588. It was a lot of fun, and writing a series is comfortable. It’s almost like having a secure job. – Thomas Perry

127589. You have very accurately described the difficulty of presenting my books on film: many of my characters are alone most of the time, and when they do talk, what they say is mostly lies. That can make for a pretty confusing film. – Thomas Perry

127590. If I don’t have a project going, I sit down and begin to write something – a character sketch, a monologue, a description of some sight, or even just a list of ideas. – Thomas Perry

127591. I think we did a great job of putting together a program that would have made good e-books available had people been buying e-books in any real numbers. – Thomas Perry

127592. I held a variety of jobs – most notably ten years working in universities – and kept on writing. – Thomas Perry

127593. I had been writing fiction since I was in eighth grade, because I loved it. – Thomas Perry

127594. I don’t think the problem is that people don’t read enough mystery books, but that people don’t read. – Thomas Perry

127595. I don’t consciously do anything to maintain a unique voice. – Thomas Perry

127596. I do try not to spend much time reading in the suspense genre. – Thomas Perry

127597. I do like to explore evil characters in my books. – Thomas Perry

127598. I do hope to bring Jane Whitefield back before too long. – Thomas Perry

127599. Contrary to what many writers imply about the process, nobody forces a writer to sell his work to the film industry. – Thomas Perry

127600. Being comfortable isn’t the way to learn to expand your abilities. – Thomas Perry

127601. All writers are mimics, and I’m not interested in picking up somebody else’s style or voice. – Thomas Perry

127602. I do want to write about Jane Whitefield again, but only when I have a good enough idea – something I’ve figured out about her that’s news and that’s worth a reader’s time. – Thomas Perry

127603. I do have to earn a living, so I’m conscious of probable reactions from readers, but the most important one is still the awareness that if I’m not enjoying a story, the reader won’t either. – Thomas Perry

127604. I don’t have dry seasons, because I don’t allow them. – Thomas Perry

127605. I always say that as a Christian I cannot find any passage in the Gospels in which Jesus condemned homosexuality. – Troy Perry

127606. If you had told me 28 years ago that the largest organization in the world touching the lives of gays and lesbians would be a church, I would not have believed you. – Troy Perry

127607. The Bible was written in several languages, embraces many literary forms, and reflects cultures very different from our own. These are important considerations for properly understanding the Bible in its context. – Troy Perry

127608. The Lord is my Shepherd and he knows I’m gay. – Troy Perry

127609. We’ve had drive-by shootings. I’ve been spat on, slapped, shot at. One guy tried to stab me with a broken beer bottle. But the way we look at it, if people do the worst they can, we’ll still wake up in glory. – Troy Perry

127610. When younger, I was thin as a rail. As I’ve grown older, I’ve put on weight. I have continued to love myself in all those roles. Part of my spirituality, I always tell people, is to accept yourself for who you are. – Troy Perry

127611. God did not create gays and lesbians so He could have something to hate! – Troy Perry

127612. I’ve always wanted to work with Blair, and finally the timing was right. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. I think he’s a hugely underrated actor in Hollywood. – Tyler Perry

127613. There’s a huge demand for my entertainment, and I can’t meet the need. So I decided to try a TV show to reach as many of my fans as possible. – Tyler Perry

127614. We live in an age that is driven by information. Technological breakthroughs… are changing the face of war and how we prepare for war. – William J. Perry

127615. Anyone who considers using a weapon of mass destruction against the United States or its allies must first consider the consequences… We would not specify in advance what our response would be, but it would be both overwhelming and devastating. – William J. Perry

127616. Even when I was little, I was big. – William Perry

127617. Remember one thing – that Sweden is performing better than the rest of Europe. – Goran Persson

127618. Do not be afraid that joy will make the pain worse; it is needed like the air we breathe. – Goran Persson

127619. We think that the Kyoto protocol is a necessary document, necessary process. I am convinced that we will agree to disagree about substance. – Goran Persson

127620. We must make working life more human. – Goran Persson

127621. Remember, the burden of sorrow is doubled when it is borne alone. – Goran Persson

127622. Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. – Goran Persson

127623. Humanity is not a church made of stone, in which vault after vault lies open. – Goran Persson

127624. A human being is so irreplaceable. So valuable and so unique. – Goran Persson

127625. It is the hope of the European Union that Ariel Sharon will keep the peace process alive and continue the dialogue according to the wishes of all the parties involved. – Goran Persson

127626. Did Mad freakin’ Max just call me irritating? – Joe Pesci

127627. I dyed my hair blonde in that movie, so my head doesn’t match my grill. – Joe Pesci

127628. I’m just some lunatic macaroni mushroom, is that it? – Joe Pesci

127629. You don’t say hello to Mr. DeNiro? Show the respect, will ya? – Joe Pesci

127630. Success consists in being successful, not in having potential for success. Any wide piece of ground is the potential site of a palace, but there’s no palace till it’s built. – Fernando Pessoa

127631. No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it. – Fernando Pessoa

127632. Wise is he who enjoys the show offered by the world. – Fernando Pessoa

127633. To feel today what one felt yesterday isn’t to feel – it’s to remember today what was felt yesterday, to be today’s living corpse of what yesterday was lived and lost. – Fernando Pessoa

127634. Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates. – Fernando Pessoa

127635. Could it think, the heart would stop beating. – Fernando Pessoa

127636. At first, it’s unfamiliar, then it strikes root. – Fernando Pessoa

127637. All is worthwhile if the soul is not small. – Fernando Pessoa

127638. To choose ways of not acting was ever the concern and scruple of my life. – Fernando Pessoa

127639. Man must search for what is right, and let happiness come on its own. – Johann Pestalozzi

127640. Flying is awful, there’s nothing to do when you’re up in the air. I bloat up, my skin gets dry, and when we hit turbulence, I’m terrified. – Daniela Pestova

127641. When you’re comfortable with someone, you don’t look for anyone else. – Daniela Pestova

127642. What my day is like depends on where I am. – Daniela Pestova

127643. If I’m on location on some island, we usually get up at four in the morning to set up. By seven thirty, we’re on the beach working until noon, then we rest. It’s not exactly a vacation. – Daniela Pestova

127644. For exercise, I now run with my chocolate Lab puppy, Oscar. – Daniela Pestova

127645. But bread is different. I come from Czechoslovakia, where we eat lots of it, so it’s hard to say no. I can’t even have one piece, because when I start, I don’t stop. – Daniela Pestova

127646. I was coming back from Tel Aviv recently, and we had forty minutes of bumps. I got so scared I grabbed a paper and pen and put them in my pocket, just in case we crashed and I needed to write a letter from wherever we landed. – Daniela Pestova

127647. Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern but impossible to enslave. – Henry Peter

127648. Anyone who thinks there’s safety in numbers hasn’t looked at the stock market pages. – Irene Peter

127649. Today, if you are not confused, you are not thinking clearly. – Irene Peter

127650. To make crime unprofitable, let the government run it. – Irene Peter

127651. Ignorance is no excuse, it’s the real thing. – Irene Peter

127652. Always be sincere, even when you don’t mean it. – Irene Peter

127653. Just because everything is different doesn’t mean anything has changed. – Irene Peter

127654. Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. – Laurence J. Peter

127655. A censor is an expert in cutting remarks. A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to. – Laurence J. Peter

127656. A man convinced against his will is not convinced. – Laurence J. Peter

127657. A man doesn’t know what he knows until he knows what he doesn’t know. – Laurence J. Peter

127658. A pessimist is a man who looks both ways when he crosses the street. – Laurence J. Peter

127659. Against logic there is no armor like ignorance. – Laurence J. Peter

127660. America is a country that doesn’t know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there. – Laurence J. Peter

127661. America is a land of taxation that was founded to avoid taxation. – Laurence J. Peter

127662. An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today. – Laurence J. Peter

127663. An intelligence test sometimes shows a man how smart he would have been not to have taken it. – Laurence J. Peter

127664. As a matter of fact is an expression that precedes many an expression that isn’t. – Laurence J. Peter

127665. Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. – Laurence J. Peter

127666. The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. – Laurence J. Peter

127667. Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect? – Laurence J. Peter

127668. Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. – Laurence J. Peter

127669. Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents’ shortcomings. – Laurence J. Peter

127670. Slump, and the world slumps with you. Push, and you push alone. – Laurence J. Peter

127671. Some problems are so complex that you have to be highly intelligent and well informed just to be undecided about them. – Laurence J. Peter

127672. Speak when you are angry – and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret. – Laurence J. Peter

127673. Men now monopolize the upper levels… depriving women of their rightful share of opportunities for incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter

127674. The best intelligence test is what we do with our leisure. – Laurence J. Peter

127675. The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance. – Laurence J. Peter

127676. Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. – Laurence J. Peter

127677. The seaman tells stories of winds, the ploughman of bulls; the soldier details his wounds, the shepherd his sheep. – Laurence J. Peter

127678. Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work. – Laurence J. Peter

127679. When in doubt or danger, run in circles, scream and shout. – Laurence J. Peter

127680. Work is accomplished by those employees who have not yet reached their level of incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter

127681. You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job. – Laurence J. Peter

127682. You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don’t let yourself indulge in vain wishes. – Laurence J. Peter

127683. Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object. – Laurence J. Peter

127684. Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. – Laurence J. Peter

127685. There are two kinds of egotists: Those who admit it, and the rest of us. – Laurence J. Peter

127686. Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert. – Laurence J. Peter

127687. Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise. – Laurence J. Peter

127688. Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent. – Laurence J. Peter

127689. Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. – Laurence J. Peter

127690. Everyone rises to their level of incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter

127691. Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively. – Laurence J. Peter

127692. Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. – Laurence J. Peter

127693. It’s better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week. – Laurence J. Peter

127694. Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other. – Laurence J. Peter

127695. If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? – Laurence J. Peter

127696. If two wrongs don’t make a right, try three. – Laurence J. Peter

127697. If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably end up somewhere else. – Laurence J. Peter

127698. In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. – Laurence J. Peter

127699. Going to church doesn’t make you any more a Christian than going to the garage makes you a car. – Laurence J. Peter

127700. Don’t believe in miracles – depend on them. – Laurence J. Peter

127701. Lead, follow, or get out of the way. – Laurence J. Peter

127702. No One Is Alone by Stephen Sondheim is all about thinking for yourself and being your own person. – Bernadette Peters

127703. Sondheim writes the music and lyrics, and because he’s so smart and goes so deep with his feelings, there’s a lot to explore, get involved with and learn about. – Bernadette Peters

127704. Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed everything that he wrote. So there’s great truth in the songs, and that’s what was so wonderful to find. – Bernadette Peters

127705. The first big lead that I had on Broadway was in a show called La Strada. – Bernadette Peters

127706. We’ve been listening to Wagner, which is so great. – Bernadette Peters

127707. When something isn’t done, you want to do something about it. – Bernadette Peters

127708. When there’s a terrible illness like AIDS sweeping through, you help people. – Bernadette Peters

127709. You’d look out and there’d be little babies watching the show, and boys and girls. They loved the cowboys, and they loved Annie. There were young people seeing the show for the first time. I stayed for two years because I enjoyed it so much. – Bernadette Peters

127710. You’ve gotta be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for? – Bernadette Peters

127711. It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men’s Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience. – Bernadette Peters

127712. Getting plenty of sleep is always great. It really is. I have a girlfriend who’s sending me a slant board. – Bernadette Peters

127713. Working on behalf of companion animals is so important. We start to realize how healing they are. – Bernadette Peters

127714. It Might As Well Be Spring… I used to sing that as a young girl in my voice lessons. Then I picked it up again and it spoke to me in a whole new way. – Bernadette Peters

127715. Into The Woods was… a lot of running around in the woods! I can’t wait to see the show again. People didn’t realize it back then, but kids still come up to me-young people-and they talk about it. It really made its mark. – Bernadette Peters

127716. In my career, there have been three things that were challenging: playing gay; playing a Jewish woman; and playing Chekhov. The scariest part was playing Chekhov! – Bernadette Peters

127717. I’d like to one day play Amanda, the mother, in The Glass Menagerie. – Bernadette Peters

127718. I love pasta with the homemade marinara sauce I had as a kid. – Bernadette Peters

127719. I love ‘Some Enchanted Evening’, and ‘If I Loved You’. And as I sing them more and more, I find new favorites. – Bernadette Peters

127720. I lost a very dear friend who lived with AIDS for about 17 years. Rejecting early treatments that were iffy, he thought he saved himself. I really miss him a lot. – Bernadette Peters

127721. I know Mama Rose is a great role and I love having a chance to do it. – Bernadette Peters

127722. I don’t smoke, I don’t drink much, I don’t eat red meat. I stay out of the sun. – Bernadette Peters

127723. George M. is where I met my dear friend Joel Grey. We connected at rehearsal one day during a five-minute break. We were both looking out the same window and we knew in five minutes that we’d made a connection. – Bernadette Peters

127724. Animals speak with pure affection. It’s important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love. – Bernadette Peters

127725. The challenge of film is making it right there at that moment, and then you get to move on. – Bernadette Peters

127726. I feel strongly for gay marriage to be accepted. – Bernadette Peters

127727. The first Broadway show I ever heard was the recording of Carousel, and it was a very vivid experience. – Bernadette Peters

127728. Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment. – Ellis Peters

127729. I go to Prague every year if I can, value my relationships there like gold, and feel myself in a sense Czech, with all their hopes and needs. They are a people I not only love, but admire. – Ellis Peters

127730. It takes a lot to wound a man without illusions. – Ellis Peters

127731. Nothing is more pleasing and engaging than the sense of having conferred benefits. Not even the gratification of receiving them. – Ellis Peters

127732. There is in the end no remedy but truth. It is the one course that cannot be evil. – Ellis Peters

127733. To have faith in Divine protection is good, but even beter if backed by the pratical assistance heaven has a right to expect from sensible mortals. – Ellis Peters

127734. Truth can be costly, but in the end it never falls short of value for the price paid. – Ellis Peters

127735. Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light. – Ellis Peters

127736. Death, after all, is the common expectation from birth. Neither heroes nor cowards can escape it. – Ellis Peters

127737. We believe in personal choice, rather than society dictating how we must live our lives. – Mike Peters

127738. We were called The Toilets originally – we were flushed with success. – Mike Peters

127739. It’s not like I’m taking 20 grand from the shows. I mean there’s no record label, so this is a genuine thing. And I think most people can see that. I think that anyone who knows me, knows I do things with integrity. – Mike Peters

127740. I wouldn’t change anything. I think that it’s important to let things happen, and stay “happened”. I think that’s all part of the learning curve, part of fate. I’m just glad that it happened. – Mike Peters

127741. I would say you feel a lot more pressure at a national tournament than a state tournament. This is more of a fun weekend out with the guys. The national tournament is more business. – Mike Peters

127742. It breaks my heart to see these young, really talented bands getting chewed up into the system. I remember a time if you’d signed to a major label it was such a sell out! But now… unless you’ve signed to a big label, you’re a failure now. – Mike Peters

127743. Make no mistake: the anti-war voices long for us to lose any war they cannot prevent. – Ralph Peters

127744. The great paradox of the 21st century is that, in this age of powerful technology, the biggest problems we face internationally are problems of the human soul. – Ralph Peters

127745. We will not be beaten. But we may be shamed and embarrassed on a needlessly long road to victory. – Ralph Peters

127746. When I’m writing about reality, I’m writing about death. When I’m writing fiction, I’m writing about life. – Ralph Peters

127747. Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. – Thomas J. Peters

127748. The best leaders… almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols. – Thomas J. Peters

127749. Good managers have a bias for action. – Thomas J. Peters

127750. The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity. – Thomas J. Peters

127751. If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. – Tom Peters

127752. All business success rests on something labeled a sale, which at least momentarily weds company and customer. – Tom Peters

127753. Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing… layout, processes, and procedures. – Tom Peters

127754. Celebrate what you want to see more of. – Tom Peters

127755. Communication is everyone’s panacea for everything. – Tom Peters

127756. Design is so critical it should be on the agenda of every meeting in every single department. – Tom Peters

127757. Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence – only in constant improvement and constant change. – Tom Peters

127758. If your company has a clean-desk policy, the company is nuts and you’re nuts to stay there. – Tom Peters

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127759. Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. – Tom Peters

127760. South Africa has all the tools to compete in the new global village – an eager workforce, ready to take on any challenge. – Tom Peters

127761. Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast. – Tom Peters

127762. The magic formula that successful businesses have discovered is to treat customers like guests and employees like people. – Tom Peters

127763. We found that the most exciting environments, that treated people very well, are also tough as nails. There is no bureaucratic mumbo-jumbo… excellent companies provide two things simultaneously: tough environments and very supportive environments. – Tom Peters

127764. Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that we have resisted it in the past. – Tom Peters

127765. Give a lot, expect a lot, and if you don’t get it, prune. – Tom Peters

127766. If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade. – Tom Peters

127767. We knew all along we were making a good show, so its success was not a surprise to me. What has surprised me is the magnitude of this show’s success. More people see me now in one episode than saw me in 20 years of movies and theater! – William Petersen

127768. I’ve never been in this business for the recognition or the awards. I just want to do good work, grab a decent paycheck, and move onto the next job. – William Petersen

127769. If I could change on thing about myself, I would: Have better knees. Mine are shot because of injuries. You’re only as good as your legs, whether you’re an athlete or an actor. – William Petersen

127770. Now I’m seen by more people in one episode than I was in 20 years of theatre and movies. It’s gratifying to have an impact on 25 million people a night, but I can say goodbye to my lunch-pail life as a working actor. I’m scared I might be a celebrity. – William Petersen

127771. Sure, I always chose rebels to identify with – I still do – but to me a rebel isn’t so much someone who breaks the law as someone who goes against the odds. – William Petersen

127772. The beard is here because I got tired of shaving and Grissom, subsequently, got tired of shaving. Grissom, like any other 50-year-old man, is going through a series of mid-life changes. Who knows, he may start drinking. – William Petersen

127773. I’ve been telling anybody who would listen that I wanted to do a series for the last 10 years. But I wouldn’t do it if I was just another cop pushing bad guys up against the wall. – William Petersen

127774. Theater in Chicago will always be my first love. It started careers for me and about 50 of my friends. We all love coming back. As soon as the TV show is over, I’ll be back in Chicago, doing live theater. – William Petersen

127775. I didn’t want to play a lawyer. I didn’t want to play a doctor. I didn’t want to play a single dad. I wanted to do something I felt I could learn from, something that would be a challenge and something that would not dry up. – William Petersen

127776. When we get involved in the ratings, then we’re doing the network’s job. We need to focus on our work. – William Petersen

127777. The show can go on without me, and probably will, but I want to come back to act in Chicago. My wife and I just bought a condo downtown, and I want to do theater. – William Petersen

127778. I won’t miss Grissom. It was a complete life for me that’s reached its end, and it’s reached it in the right way, I think. So I won’t miss Grissom. And I hope that the audience won’t miss him either. – William Petersen

127779. I was horrible at science and math. I couldn’t pass a test to save my life! I’m surprised that it didn’t take me until I was 20 to graduate. That’s why my role is so cool – Grissom is the complete opposite of me. – William Petersen

127780. I want to live and work in Chicago for the rest of my life. You know when you were growing up and you wanted to become president? What I want now is to be mayor of this damned town in ten years. – William Petersen

127781. I had panic attacks during rehearsal. There were times when I really thought I wasn’t going to be able to do it. – William Petersen

127782. Grissom is pretty asexual. He’s not that interested in anything other than work – except for Lady Heather. She’s the closest to getting his heart of anyone. – William Petersen

127783. Grissom is a character who doesn’t really want people poking around in his life. He likes to poke around in his work. – William Petersen

127784. Grissom comes from a place where we know he had a deaf mother, he was raised in a silent household, on some level, had a father who potentially was not around and he learned what he knew by himself in the back yard, with bugs and animals. He’s not comfortable being a supervisor and that’s his problem. – William Petersen

127785. Corporate Hollywood thinks I’m a geek to go back and do theater. They don’t understand why I don’t want to be a movie star, why I’m not pursuing Mel Gibson’s roles. – William Petersen

127786. Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures and how much can we explore without becoming something else. – William Petersen

127787. If I stayed a football player, my career would have been over 20 years ago. As it is, my knees are shot. I found I got the same good feeling in acting that I had in sports, but I found I could have a more profound impact on people. – William Petersen

127788. I think you can find yourself on one of these shows for a long period of time and think that all you’ll ever be able to do is that character. Certainly people think of you that way. – William Petersen

127789. One of the things I love about theater, one of the reasons I’ll never give it up, is that it’s fifty percent the audience’s responsibility. – William Petersen

127790. We like Batman – we understand him, we suffer with him. On the other hand, we want to be Superman. But they’re conflicting philosophies. Let’s bring them together in one movie and see how we, as an audience, wrestle with our inner demons. – Wolfgang Petersen

127791. Achilles was like a rock star of his day so it made sense to have Brad Pitt playing him. – Wolfgang Petersen

127792. Every year, I have to spend another hour working out. Pretty soon I’ll be spending eight hours working out just to fit in the costume. I have the feeling that the minute I stop doing the character, boom, Roseanne Barr. – Cassandra Peterson

127793. I am personally saddened and stunned by the tragic events that took place in Red Lake. – Collin C. Peterson

127794. I think we are starting to get some information that will allow us to get to the bottom of this, and I hope we continue to work on this until we get to the bottom of it. – Collin C. Peterson

127795. It’s time for us to keep better track of our livestock as they cross borders. – Collin C. Peterson

127796. The use of methamphetamines has become pervasive in our country, and especially in rural areas. – Collin C. Peterson

127797. VH1 does its little ’80s retro thing once in a while, all of us in our bad hairdos and unfortunate clothes. – Debbi Peterson

127798. I play as I feel. – Oscar Peterson

127799. I am the worlds laziest writer. – Oscar Peterson

127800. I believe in using the entire piano as a single instrument capable of expressing every possible musical idea. – Oscar Peterson

127801. I don’t believe that a lot of the things I hear on the air today are going to be played for as long a time as Coleman Hawkins records or Brahms concertos. – Oscar Peterson

127802. I have no one style. – Oscar Peterson

127803. If you have something to say of any worth then people will listen to you. – Oscar Peterson

127804. It’s the group sound that’s important, even when you’re playing a solo. – Oscar Peterson

127805. Some people try to get very philosophical and cerebral about what they’re trying to say with jazz. You don’t need any prologues, you just play. – Oscar Peterson

127806. The music field was the first to break down racial barriers, because in order to play together, you have to love the people you are playing with, and if you have any racial inhibitions, you wouldn’t be able to do that. – Oscar Peterson

127807. Too many jazz pianists limit themselves to a personal style, a trademark, so to speak. They confine themselves to one type of playing. – Oscar Peterson

127808. We’re not like pop musicians who have to perform the same top ten tunes every night of a tour. – Oscar Peterson

127809. You not only have to know your own instrument, you must know the others and how to back them up at all times. That’s jazz. – Oscar Peterson

127810. I don’t do something because I think it will sell 30 million albums. I couldn’t care less. If it sells one, it sells one. – Oscar Peterson

127811. Birds have wings; they’re free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy. – Roger Tory Peterson

127812. Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble. – Roger Tory Peterson

127813. I can recognize the calls of practically every bird in North America. There are some in Africa I don’t know, though. – Roger Tory Peterson

127814. Not all is doom and gloom. We are beginning to understand the natural world and are gaining a reverence for life – all life. – Roger Tory Peterson

127815. I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them. – Roger Tory Peterson

127816. Our hope, and it’s a sad hope, is that… well, I mean we need a tip. That’s why we have such a big reward. We just hope that someone is holding her for her child and that we can, you know, get her back with a tip. – Scott Peterson

127817. God, I hope she is found alive. – Scott Peterson

127818. The reason progress is slow is that we always expect other men to be the heroes and to live the heroic lives. But we all have hero stuff in us. In our sphere of life we can always live more heroically and triumphantly and grow in heroic stature. – Wilferd A. Peterson

127819. Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve. – Wilferd A. Peterson

127820. Explore your mind, discover yourself, then give the best that is in you to your age and to your world. There are heroic possibilities waiting to be discovered in every person. – Wilferd A. Peterson

127821. Big thinking precedes great achievement. – Wilferd A. Peterson

127822. Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant. – John Petit-Senn

127823. We tire of those pleasures we take, but never of those we give. – John Petit-Senn

127824. True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. – John Petit-Senn

127825. Let us believe neither half of the good people tell us of ourselves, nor half the evil they say of others. – John Petit-Senn

127826. Well, the oil, the oil spot, if you will, is a, is a term in counterinsurgency literature that connotes a peaceful area, secure area. So what you’re trying to do is to always extend that, to push that out. – David Petraeus

127827. We’re here so that Afghanistan does not once again become a sanctuary for transnational extremists the way it was when al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks in the Kandahar area, conducted the initial training for the attackers in training camps in Afghanistan before they moved on to Germany and then to U.S. flight schools. – David Petraeus

127828. The progress in Iraq is still fragile. And it could still be reversed. Iraq still faces innumerable challenges, and they will be evident during what will likely be a difficult process as the newly elected Council of Representatives selects the next prime minister, president, and speaker of the council. – David Petraeus

127829. But clearly, this is what this is about. It’s about pushing the security bubble out. It’s about rooting out every last guy, so that there’s not even somebody who can fire a single, solitary RPG round from some little qalat out here. – David Petraeus

127830. If you don’t want to have to kill or capture every bad guy in the country, you have to reintegrate those who are willing to be reconciled and become part of the solution instead of a continued part of the problem. – David Petraeus

127831. Sameness is the mother of disgust, variety the cure. – Petrarch

127832. Books have led some to learning and others to madness. – Petrarch

127833. Five enemies of peace inhabit with us – avarice, ambition, envy, anger, and pride; if these were to be banished, we should infallibly enjoy perpetual peace. – Petrarch

127834. How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance. – Petrarch

127835. How fortune brings to earth the over-sure! – Petrarch

127836. It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other. – Petrarch

127837. Love is the crowning grace of humanity. – Petrarch

127838. Man has no greater enemy than himself. – Petrarch

127839. A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires. – Petrarch

127840. Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together. – Petrarch

127841. And tears are heard within the harp I touch. – Petrarch

127842. Suspicion is the cancer of friendship. – Petrarch

127843. The aged love what is practical while impetuous youth longs only for what is dazzling. – Petrarch

127844. There is no lighter burden, nor more agreeable, than a pen. – Petrarch

127845. To be able to say how much love, is love but little. – Petrarch

127846. To begin with myself, then, the utterances of men concerning me will differ widely, since in passing judgment almost every one is influenced not so much by truth as by preference, and good and evil report alike know no bounds. – Petrarch

127847. True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness. – Petrarch

127848. What name to call thee by, O virgin fair, I know not, for thy looks are not of earth And more than mortal seems thy countenances. – Petrarch

127849. Who naught suspects is easily deceived. – Petrarch

127850. Often have I wondered with much curiosity as to our coming into this world and what will follow our departure. – Petrarch

127851. Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health? – Petrarch

127852. It isn’t the original scandal that gets people in the most trouble – it’s the attempted cover-up. – Tom Petri

127853. As so often happens with Washington scandals, it isn’t the original scandal that gets people in the most trouble – it’s the attempted cover-up. – Tom Petri

127854. I had a feeling about directing Cocoon II: The Return. At first I wasn’t too interested because it was a sequel. Then I read the script and was excited by the relationships and its mystic quality. – Daniel Petrie

127855. I do feel that the trend is away from ageism and toward a recognition that older people have a unique voice. – Daniel Petrie

127856. They studio were flabbergasted when they discovered how interested everybody was in ‘those old people.’ And now many upcoming projects feature older people; it’s become a trend. – Daniel Petrie

127857. There has been a change in attitude, though. – Daniel Petrie

127858. The second Cocoon questions that and deals much more directly with the value of living in the real world with its trials and tribulations. I would say it’s about that and not about aging or death. – Daniel Petrie

127859. Yes, the experience of all stages of life are valuable, not just of youth. – Daniel Petrie

127860. Canada has always been a strong supporter of China’s accession to the WTO… We look forward to playing a constructive role in helping complete China’s accession. – Pierre Pettigrew

127861. India is a global power and an important partner with whom we are building an intense, broad and enduring relationship. – Pierre Pettigrew

127862. Many South African tribes used extracts from the African bush willow to heal the sick. – Bob Pettit

127863. I have patterned myself after my father and God. – Adam Petty

127864. It’s all about racing on the track. – Adam Petty

127865. They can hop on a line and really dice it up out there. – Adam Petty

127866. Winston Cup and the Busch Series are two totally different leagues. You get put in different situations. – Adam Petty

127867. I figure you get out of life just about what you put into it. – Lee Petty

127868. Cats know, comin’ out of four, they better be standin’ on it, else they’ll be standin’ in it. – Richard Petty

127869. Cotton Owens was leading and daddy was second. They came up on me and I moved over to let them pass. Cotton went on, but daddy bumped me in the rear and my car went right into the wall. – Richard Petty

127870. I don’t know if it was much of an interview. We just shot the breeze. – Richard Petty

127871. I quit driving, I’m not retired. – Richard Petty

127872. I’d rather be called King than other things I’ve been called. – Richard Petty

127873. If there are 10 people there, two or three are going to recognize you. – Richard Petty

127874. No one wants to quit when he’s losing and no one wants to quit when he’s winning. – Richard Petty

127875. Now they’re getting so politically correct you can’t even stick your tongue out at somebody. – Richard Petty

127876. If guys don’t respect themselves, they don’t respect other people. That’s times and personalities. And all of them are not that way. But it don’t take but one or two to screw up the whole crowd. – Richard Petty

127877. Most things I worry about never happen anyway. – Tom Petty

127878. The music business looks like, you know, innocent schoolboys compared to the TV business. They care about nothing but profit. – Tom Petty

127879. It’s very easy to be cynical about the hall of fame. But on the other hand, it’s really a beautiful thing for someone like me. I dedicated my entire life to this music. – Tom Petty

127880. It’s funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can’t afford the music. – Tom Petty

127881. It’s better to burn out, then to fade away. – Tom Petty

127882. I’m barely prolific and incredibly lazy. – Tom Petty

127883. I think television’s become a downright dangerous thing. It has no moral barometer whatsoever. If you want to talk about something that is all about money, just watch the television. – Tom Petty

127884. I have turned down a lot of money for things that would have made me feel cheesy. – Tom Petty

127885. I don’t think it’s a good attitude in your life to feel that you have to be rich to have self-esteem. – Tom Petty

127886. TV does not care about you or what happens to you. It’s downright bad for your health now, and that’s not a far-out concept. I think watching the TV news is bad for you. It is bad for your physical health and your mental health. – Tom Petty

127887. We don’t really make bad records, though some people might like some more than others. And we have never really done a bad show. So I think in a way maybe we’ve been taken for granted. – Tom Petty

127888. You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again. – Tom Petty

127889. Wherefore the race being not to the swift, etc. but time and chance happening to all men, I leave the Judgement of the whole to the Candid, of whose correction I shall never be impatient. – William Petty

127890. A thousand acres that can feed a thousand souls is better than ten thousand acres of no more effect. – William Petty

127891. An house is of a double nature, viz., one, wherein it is a way and means of expence, the other as it is an instrument and tool of gain. – William Petty

127892. Causes of Civil War are also, that the Wealth of the Nation is in too few mens hands, and that no certain means are provided to keep all men from a necessity either to beg, or steal, or be Souldiers. – William Petty

127893. Every seaman is not only a navigator, but a merchant and also a soldier. – William Petty

127894. Here we are to remember that in consequence of our opinion that labor is the Father and active principle of wealth, as lands are the Mother, that the state by killing, mutilating, or imprisoning their members do withal punish themselves. – William Petty

127895. I hope no man takes what I said about the living and dieing of men for mathematical demonstration. – William Petty

127896. Money is the best rule of commerce. – William Petty

127897. No man pays double or twice for the same thing, forasmuch as nothing can be spent but once. – William Petty

127898. The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange. – William Petty

127899. Wherefore when a man giveth out his money upon condition that be may not demand it back until a certain time to come, he certainly may take a compensation for this inconvenience which he admits against himself. – William Petty

127900. That some are poorer than others, ever was and ever will be: And that many are naturally querulous and envious, is an Evil as old as the World. – William Petty

127901. I love the lambs, not the sheep. – Roger Peyrefitte

127902. I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way. – Madeleine Peyroux

127903. I love playing to people and seeing them react. – Madeleine Peyroux

127904. I was very lucky. Things happened, both bad and good, but I never got into real, deep trouble. But it wore me down. By the time I was 18, I was done. I didn’t want to live the life any more. I needed to develop past the point that busking takes you to. – Madeleine Peyroux

127905. I’m very conscious of developing my singing, technically and stylistically. I want it to become more individual, express more of me. That’s my goal. These songs are steps along that way. – Madeleine Peyroux

127906. It’s wonderful to work with someone with mentor status. – Madeleine Peyroux

127907. Jazz really does try to include everything. It’s always been popular music. But the wonderful thing about jazz is its willingness to take chances. – Madeleine Peyroux

127908. My father had a varied ear, from Hank Williams to Ravel. – Madeleine Peyroux

127909. My father’s record collection was full of New Orleans music of all kinds. I used to listen to the radio in New York, and all there was on it at the time was Madonna and Michael Jackson, so it sort of passed me by. – Madeleine Peyroux

127910. Once I was in the city, I really enjoyed it. Just to experience things. There was so much new stuff. – Madeleine Peyroux

127911. Seeing how those companies operate, it didn’t amount to a massive vote of confidence in their artists. There was talk of me going to Columbia after that, but nothing happened. I got disillusioned, and I pulled back. – Madeleine Peyroux

127912. Today is either the beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning. Today we are making history. – Eckhard Pfeiffer

127913. Even though I don’t feel I need approval, it’s still important to me to give a good performance. I’m hard on myself. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127914. I feel less pressure to dress youthfully. I’m 50 and everyone knows I’m 50 – who are you kidding? Jeans are my uniform. I have about 15 pairs. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127915. For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard – that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127916. I have days when I just feel I look like a dog. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127917. I look like a duck. It’s the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127918. I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker… but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127919. I’m a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad – and other people, too. At the same time, I think that’s one of the reasons I’m successful. Because I really care about what I do. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127920. Just standing around looking beautiful is so boring. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127921. Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, hold our breath and hope we’ve set aside enough money for our kid’s therapy. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127922. Somewhere along the line I made the switch and was able to look at the bight side rather than the dark side all the time. Now I look at everything I have and think how lucky I am. – Michelle Pfeiffer

127923. The intelligence of few perceives what has been carefully hidden in the recesses of the mind. – Phaedrus

127924. Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense. – Phaedrus

127925. Whoever is detected in a shameful fraud is ever after not believed even if they speak the truth. – Phaedrus

127926. Things are not always as they seem; the first appearance deceives many. – Phaedrus

127927. The mind ought sometimes to be diverted that it may return to better thinking. – Phaedrus

127928. The humble are in danger when those in power disagree. – Phaedrus

127929. The bow kept taut will quickly break, kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it. – Phaedrus

127930. The only problem with seeing too much is that it makes you insane. – Phaedrus

127931. Success tempts many to their ruin. – Phaedrus

127932. Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you. – Phaedrus

127933. Strangers he gulls, but friends make fun of him. – Phaedrus

127934. It is the part of a fool to give advice to others and not himself to be on his guard. – Phaedrus

127935. In outward show so splendid and so vain; ’tis but a gilded block without a brain. – Phaedrus

127936. In a change of masters the poor change nothing except their master’s name. – Phaedrus

127937. I would rather not be a king than to forfeit my liberty. – Phaedrus

127938. That only is a disgrace to a man which he has deserved to suffer. – Phaedrus

127939. A learned man has always riches in himself. – Phaedrus

127940. Gentleness is the antidote for cruelty. – Phaedrus

127941. Everyone is bound to bear patiently the results of his own example. – Phaedrus

127942. An alliance with a powerful person is never safe. – Phaedrus

127943. You’re really creative when you’re in an environment that you don’t know how to handle. So collaborating was like that for me. I think that was one of the reasons why I knew I was gonna get a challenging reaction. – Liz Phair

127944. I mean, I kind of remember… I’m 36 now, so it’s kind of hard for me to relate to what it was like when I was 25, or 24, but I do remember a period in time when that’s how I defined who I was, by the music I listened to and the movies I went to. – Liz Phair

127945. It seems to me like the Internet allows you to break that structure a little bit. You know, here’s your CD that’s going into stores, here’s your EP that you offer online, here’s a subscription for songs you recorded on the road, here’s your live stuff streaming. – Liz Phair

127946. I can’t say I don’t get nervous, but I really kind of enjoy performing now. – Liz Phair

127947. I don’t know; it just seemed like the cooler guys are playing Xbox. At least the ones I know. – Liz Phair

127948. I just don’t fit into the box. – Liz Phair

127949. I knew that collaborating on songwriting would be difficult for a lot of people, because I was known very much, for my independence and the fact that I wrote these quirky songs that were not typical structure, not typical sound – you know, really original stuff. – Liz Phair

127950. I mean, I think about it, but I don’t design my record to get a certain public response. – Liz Phair

127951. I think good art happens on that edge between comfortable and in a lot of pain, you know what I mean? – Liz Phair

127952. I’m competitive, so I don’t like to feel marginalized by the people who sell a lot of records. – Liz Phair

127953. I probably had some impact, because everyone keeps telling me that I did. I like to feel like I’m coming out with something to try to make room for other young women to make their art. – Liz Phair

127954. I’m very cerebral. I like to think things through. – Liz Phair

127955. Women artists need to break barriers in order for women’s experience to be valuable. – Liz Phair

127956. Like, I kind of developed my musical style in a vacuum. Even though I listen to a lot of stuff, the way I wrote was in my bedroom, really privately. It’s still the way I write, actually. – Liz Phair

127957. My identity has everything to do with me and my instrument. It doesn’t have to do with what production style I use, or how many people played on it, whether it’s sparse or grandiose or whatever. And I’m social, frankly. – Liz Phair

127958. Now, in music, it seems more like the popular crowd suppresses anyone who is different. – Liz Phair

127959. That’s what music is to me. Like, stuff that I really like to play loud. And I’ve got my quiet CDs, too, that I listen to around the house, but if you can’t go there, then… Everyone gets so upset with me, I can’t win. – Liz Phair

127960. The big news already broke. The file-sharing and all that stuff, it’s a done deal. And I think figuring out how to make that a fair exchange for the people that make music is still an issue. – Liz Phair

127961. When I use the Internet, it’s pretty much strictly for music. Checking out other people’s web sites, what’s going on, listening to music. It’s pretty much a musical thing for me. – Liz Phair

127962. I’m really happy to be a mom, and I’m proud of the phase I’m in. – Liz Phair

127963. Wear the old coat and buy the new book. – Austin Phelps

127964. Are you living for the things you are praying for? – Austin Phelps

127965. Surely it is one of the simplest laws of taste in dress, that it shall not attract undue attention from the wearer to the worn. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

127966. What an immense power over the life is the power of possessing distinct aims. The voice, the dress, the look, the very motion of a person, define and alter when he or she begins to live for a reason. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

127967. A great idea is usually original to more than one discoverer. Great ideas come when the world needs them. Great ideas surround the world’s ignorance and press for admission. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

127968. Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

127969. It is impossible to forget the sense of dignity which marks the hour when one becomes a wage-earner… I felt that I had suddenly acquired value to myself, to my family, and to the world. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

127970. It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

127971. Out of my discomforts, which were small enough, grew one thing for which I have all my life been grateful, the formation of fixed habits of work. – Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

127972. Being compared to Ian Thorpe, that could be one of the greatest compliments you could ever get in swimming – being compared to him and Mark Spitz. – Michael Phelps

127973. Every day after I wake up, I think, ‘Wait… this can’t be real; I’m still going to wake up.’ – Michael Phelps

127974. I’m the same kind of guy before all this happened. – Michael Phelps

127975. I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team. – Michael Phelps

127976. I have reached a place in my life where I need to sit down and say, ‘Well, what do I do? What’s best for me?’ I need to look into options for the future. – Michael Phelps

127977. I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history. To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me. There’s no better time to try this than now. – Michael Phelps

127978. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. I think your mind really controls everything. – Michael Phelps

127979. I want to be able to look back and say, ‘I’ve done everything I can, and I was successful.’ I don’t want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I’d like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along. – Michael Phelps

127980. I want to test my maximum and see how much I can do. And I want to change the world of swimming. – Michael Phelps

127981. You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get. – Michael Phelps

127982. I wouldn’t say anything is impossible. I think that everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and put the work and time into it. – Michael Phelps

127983. I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible. – Michael Phelps

127984. My goal is one Olympic gold medal. Not many people in this world can say, ‘I’m an Olympic gold medalist.’ – Michael Phelps

127985. Swimming is normal for me. I’m relaxed. I’m comfortable, and I know my surroundings. It’s my home. – Michael Phelps

127986. There is a one woman in China that claimed she paid $50 to get my e-mail address. It was pretty shocking. I got one this morning from Scotland. A girl’s requesting a signed photo of me. – Michael Phelps

127987. If I didn’t swim my best, I’d think about it at school, at dinner, with my friends. It would drive me crazy. – Michael Phelps

127988. One of the secrets of life is to keep our intellectual curiosity acute. – William Lyon Phelps

127989. The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older. – William Lyon Phelps

127990. Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense. – William Lyon Phelps

127991. The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him. – William Lyon Phelps

127992. The happiest people in this world are those who have the most interesting thoughts. – William Lyon Phelps

127993. There is a strange reluctance on the part of most people to admit they enjoy life. – William Lyon Phelps

127994. This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him. – William Lyon Phelps

127995. Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they? They are the happiest people in the world. – William Lyon Phelps

127996. Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money. – William Lyon Phelps

127997. You can be deprived of your money, your job and your home by someone else, but remember that no one can ever take away your honor. – William Lyon Phelps

127998. The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century. – William Lyon Phelps

127999. If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything, including those things that other people are certain are impossible. – William Lyon Phelps

128000. You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York. – William Lyon Phelps

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