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180000 famous quotes part 2 – 1001 to 2000

1001. While all other sciences have advanced, that of government is at a standstill – little better understood, little better practiced now than three or four thousand years ago. – John Adams

1002. When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more. – John Adams

1003. There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty. – John Adams

1004. If we do not lay out ourselves in the service of mankind whom should we serve? – John Adams

1005. There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. – John Adams

1006. The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea. – John Adams

1007. The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations. – John Adams

1008. The happiness of society is the end of government. – John Adams

1009. Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. – John Adams

1010. The essence of a free government consists in an effectual control of rivalries. – John Adams

1011. Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people. – John Adams

1012. Because power corrupts, society’s demands for moral authority and character increase as the importance of the position increases. – John Adams

1013. Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide. – John Adams

1014. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence. – John Adams

1015. Fear is the foundation of most governments. – John Adams

1016. Genius is sorrow’s child. – John Adams

1017. Power always thinks… that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all his laws. – John Adams

1018. Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak. – John Adams

1019. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. – John Adams

1020. Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. – John Adams

1021. My country has contrived for me the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived or his imagination conceived. – John Adams

1022. Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power. – John Adams

1023. Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination – everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell. – John Adams

1024. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws. – John Adams

1025. A government of laws, and not of men. – John Adams

1026. Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. – John Adams

1027. All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation. – John Adams

1028. As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. – John Adams

1029. A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. – John Adams

1030. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. – John Quincy Adams

1031. Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air. – John Quincy Adams

1032. America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. – John Quincy Adams

1033. Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. – John Quincy Adams

1034. All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse. – John Quincy Adams

1035. Where annual elections end where slavery begins. – John Quincy Adams

1036. Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. – John Quincy Adams

1037. Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. – John Quincy Adams

1038. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams

1039. The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity. – John Quincy Adams

1040. Genius is the talent for seeing things straight. – Maude Adams

1041. You may shelve your Shakespearian plans for the present. I am going to play Peter Pan. – Maude Adams

1042. Sometimes it seems that we are successful only because we have not tried hard enough for our best. We do the hard thing, and one day we succeed, and many things are made plain to us. – Maude Adams

1043. I’ve changed my mind about the interview. I shall never give interviews. – Maude Adams

1044. When I was about 15… I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure. – Maude Adams

1045. Life is so fresh, life is every day so new if we are fighting, only for the best. Sometimes I think the only real satisfaction in life is failure, failure in your endeavor to do your best. – Maude Adams

1046. Don’t be afraid of failure; be afraid of petty success. – Maude Adams

1047. If I have smashed the traditions, it was because I knew no traditions. – Maude Adams

1048. I had very little confidence in myself as an actress. – Maude Adams

1049. New Jersey is the first state in the country to agree to treat gay and unmarried couples the same as married couples. – Michael Adams

1050. Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated. Together they are diabolical. – Phillip Adams

1051. The Internet provides a delivery system for pathological states of mind. – Phillip Adams

1052. Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen. – Phillip Adams

1053. The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal; but ideas are immortal. – Richard Adams

1054. We are all human and fall short of where we need to be. We must never stop trying to be the best we can be. – Richard Adams

1055. Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it. – Richard Adams

1056. Our children’s children will hear a good story. – Richard Adams

1057. The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief, which is at the heart of all popular religion, that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart. – Richard Adams

1058. I certainly think that 10 to 20 years from now, clearly the majority of veterinarians will be women. – Richard Adams

1059. My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today. – Richard Adams

1060. No place is boring, if you’ve had a good night’s sleep and have a pocket full of unexposed film. – Robert Adams

1061. Television probably has become the most evocative, widely observed signpost we have. – Robert Adams

1062. The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. – Samuel Adams

1063. Our contest is not only whether we ourselves shall be free, but whether there shall be left to mankind an asylum on earth for civil and religious liberty. – Samuel Adams

1064. Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason. – Samuel Adams

1065. It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. – Samuel Adams

1066. It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people’s minds. – Samuel Adams

1067. How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! – Samuel Adams

1068. He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in his private connections. – Samuel Adams

1069. We cannot make events. Our business is wisely to improve them. – Samuel Adams

1070. The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending against all hazards: And it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. – Samuel Adams

1071. The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. – Samuel Adams

1072. Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can. – Samuel Adams

1073. We are living at a time when creeds and ideologies vary and clash. But the gospel of human sympathy is universal and eternal. – Samuel Hopkins Adams

1074. We must develop knowledge optimization initiatives to leverage our key learnings. – Scott Adams

1075. Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart. – Scott Adams

1076. Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion. – Scott Adams

1077. Normal people… believe that if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Engineers believe that if it ain’t broke, it doesn’t have enough features yet. – Scott Adams

1078. Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a successful executive. – Scott Adams

1079. You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public. – Scott Adams

1080. There’s nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot. – Scott Adams

1081. There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives. – Scott Adams

1082. Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge. – Scott Adams

1083. Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. – Scott Adams

1084. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. – Scott Adams

1085. The only risk of failure is promotion. – Scott Adams

1086. The best things in life are silly. – Scott Adams

1087. The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers. – Scott Adams

1088. You don’t have to be a “person of influence” to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me. – Scott Adams

1089. The longer you work here, diverse it gets. – Scott Adams

1090. Let’s form proactive synergy restructuring teams. – Scott Adams

1091. One way to compensate for a tiny brain is to pretend to be dead. – Scott Adams

1092. Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems. – Scott Adams

1093. Free will is an illusion. People always choose the perceived path of greatest pleasure. – Scott Adams

1094. Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information. – Scott Adams

1095. Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. – Scott Adams

1096. Consultants have credibility because they are not dumb enough to work at your company. – Scott Adams

1097. I get mail; therefore I am. – Scott Adams

1098. I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination. – Scott Adams

1099. If a job’s worth doing, it’s too hard. – Scott Adams

1100. If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions? – Scott Adams

1101. If you have any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it’s done. – Scott Adams

1102. In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn’t have to ride around with jerks. – Scott Adams

1103. From the ship all things were taken out, so that the clothes which I took with me on my back I only had. – Will Adams

1104. So that between the Cape of St. Maria and Japan we were four months and twenty-two days; at which time there were no more than six besides myself that could stand upon his feet. – Will Adams

1105. Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience. – Will Adams

1106. Now being in such grace and favor by reason I learned him some points of geometry and understanding of the art of mathematics with other things, I pleased him so that what I said he would not contrary. – Will Adams

1107. So in process of four or five years the emperor called me, as divers times he had done before. – Will Adams

1108. Not only I lost what I had in the ship, but from the captain and the company generally what was good or worth the taking was carried away; all which was done unknown to the emperor. – Will Adams

1109. So I departed and was free from imprisonment. – Will Adams

1110. If our countries had war the one with the other, that was no cause that he should put us to death; with which they were out of heart that their cruel pretense failed them. For which God be forever-more praised. – Will Adams

1111. At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other. – Will Adams

1112. In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature. – Will Adams

1113. Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be. – William Adams

1114. Faith is a continuation of reason. – William Adams

1115. Since we humans have the better brain, isn’t it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves? – Joy Adamson

1116. I don’t know if younger poets read a lot of, you know, the poets – the established poets. There was a lot of pretty boring stuff to sort of put up with and to add to, to make something vital from. – Robert Adamson

1117. Francis Webb is easily our greatest poet and one of the greatest poets in the world but he’s hardly ever mentioned. – Robert Adamson

1118. It’s just that if you’re not disruptive everything seems to be repeated endlessly – not so much the good things but the bland things – the ordinary things – the weaker things get repeated- the stronger things get suppressed and held down and hidden. – Robert Adamson

1119. There’s one of my new poems actually – is a good example of where my poetry has ended up. My earlier river poetry was more like a cross between Shelley and Dylan Thomas. – Robert Adamson

1120. Well – I started writing – probably in the early 60s and by say ’65-’66 I had read most of the poetry that had been published – certainly in the 20 years prior to that. – Robert Adamson

1121. Well I guess the plan was to write poetry and publish books and make a living from writing poetry. That was a pretty ambitious plan I guess. – Robert Adamson

1122. He was certainly in a confused state. I used to go and visit him in Callan Park. They were really – to me they were the best poets those two writing in those days but it wasn’t very encouraging because, well, they weren’t getting far were they? – Robert Adamson

1123. Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster. – Joe Adcock

1124. If you’ve wrecked one train, you’ve wrecked them all. – Charles Samuel Addams

1125. Unless our conception of patriotism is progressive, it cannot hope to embody the real affection and the real interest of the nation. – Jane Addams

1126. The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. – Jane Addams

1127. The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself. – Jane Addams

1128. Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself. – Jane Addams

1129. Old-fashioned ways which no longer apply to changed conditions are a snare in which the feet of women have always become readily entangled. – Jane Addams

1130. Civilization is a method of living, an attitude of equal respect for all men. – Jane Addams

1131. America’s future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live. – Jane Addams

1132. Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics. – Jane Addams

1133. It is with deep regret that the determination to assemble Parliament has been so long delayed. – Henry Addington

1134. I hate liberality – nine times out of ten it is cowardice, and the tenth time lack of principle. – Henry Addington

1135. To a man of pleasure every moment appears to be lost, which partakes not of the vivacity of amusement. – Joseph Addison

1136. To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to recieve all the great truths which atheism would deny. – Joseph Addison

1137. To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man. – Joseph Addison

1138. That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel? – Joseph Addison

1139. The union of the Word and the Mind produces that mystery which is called Life… Learn deeply of the Mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality. – Joseph Addison

1140. Jesters do often prove prophets. – Joseph Addison

1141. Talking with a friend is nothing else but thinking aloud. – Joseph Addison

1142. To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction. – Joseph Addison

1143. Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. – Joseph Addison

1144. The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them. – Joseph Addison

1145. The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover. – Joseph Addison

1146. The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount. – Joseph Addison

1147. The Mind that lies fallow but a single Day, sprouts up in Follies that are only to be killed by a constant and assiduous Culture. – Joseph Addison

1148. The most violent appetites in all creatures are lust and hunger; the first is a perpetual call upon them to propagate their kind, the latter to preserve themselves. – Joseph Addison

1149. The post of honour is a private station. – Joseph Addison

1150. Suspicion is not less an enemy to virtue than to happiness; he that is already corrupt is naturally suspicious, and he that becomes suspicious will quickly be corrupt. – Joseph Addison

1151. The unassuming youth seeking instruction with humility gains good fortune. – Joseph Addison

1152. Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. – Joseph Addison

1153. The unjustifiable severity of a parent is loaded with this aggravation, that those whom he injures are always in his sight. – Joseph Addison

1154. The utmost extent of man’s knowledge, is to know that he knows nothing. – Joseph Addison

1155. The woman that deliberates is lost. – Joseph Addison

1156. Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity. – Joseph Addison

1157. There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol. – Joseph Addison

1158. There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady’s head-dress. – Joseph Addison

1159. There is nothing more requisite in business than despatch. – Joseph Addison

1160. There is nothing that makes its way more directly into the soul than beauty. – Joseph Addison

1161. There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice. – Joseph Addison

1162. Those Marriages generally abound most with Love and Constancy, that are preceded by a long Courtship. – Joseph Addison

1163. The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. – Joseph Addison

1164. Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn. – Joseph Addison

1165. Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another. – Joseph Addison

1166. Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them. – Joseph Addison

1167. If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius. – Joseph Addison

1168. If we may believe our logicians, man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth, and naturally disposed to it. – Joseph Addison

1169. If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is. – Joseph Addison

1170. I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair. – Joseph Addison

1171. I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs. – Joseph Addison

1172. I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: “What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.” – Joseph Addison

1173. He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young, consider that he may one day become old, and remember when he is old, that he has once been young. – Joseph Addison

1174. Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved. – Joseph Addison

1175. Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed. – Joseph Addison

1176. It is folly for an eminent man to think of escaping censure, and a weakness to be affected with it. All the illustrious persons of antiquity, and indeed of every age in the world, have passed through this fiery persecution. – Joseph Addison

1177. Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. – Joseph Addison

1178. It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others. – Joseph Addison

1179. Better to die ten thousand deaths than wound my honor. – Joseph Addison

1180. Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. – Joseph Addison

1181. An ostentatious man will rather relate a blunder or an absurdity he has committed, than be debarred from talking of his own dear person. – Joseph Addison

1182. Among all kinds of Writing, there is none in which Authors are more apt to miscarry than in Works of Humour, as there is none in which they are more ambitious to excel. – Joseph Addison

1183. Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. – Joseph Addison

1184. A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes. – Joseph Addison

1185. A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation. – Joseph Addison

1186. A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants. – Joseph Addison

1187. A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side. – Joseph Addison

1188. A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. – Joseph Addison

1189. A contented mind is the greatest blessing a man can enjoy in this world. – Joseph Addison

1190. A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes. – Joseph Addison

1191. Courage that grows from constitution often forsakes a man when he has occasion for it; courage which arises from a sense of duty acts; in a uniform manner. – Joseph Addison

1192. Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominion. – Joseph Addison

1193. We are always doing something for posterity, but I would fain see posterity do something for us. – Joseph Addison

1194. What pity is it That we can die, but once to serve our country. – Joseph Addison

1195. What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul. – Joseph Addison

1196. Some virtues are only seen in affliction and others only in prosperity. – Joseph Addison

1197. Young men soon give, and soon forget, affronts; old age is slow in both. – Joseph Addison

1198. With regard to donations always expect the most from prudent people, who keep their own accounts. – Joseph Addison

1199. When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations. – Joseph Addison

1200. What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. – Joseph Addison

1201. Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison

1202. Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life. – Joseph Addison

1203. Plenty of people wish to become devout, but no one wishes to be humble. – Joseph Addison

1204. Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country’s ruin! – Joseph Addison

1205. One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter. – Joseph Addison

1206. True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions. – Joseph Addison

1207. Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. – Joseph Addison

1208. No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority. – Joseph Addison

1209. Mysterious love, uncertain treasure, hast thou more of pain or pleasure! Endless torments dwell about thee: Yet who would live, and live without thee! – Joseph Addison

1210. Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature. – Joseph Addison

1211. Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. – Joseph Addison

1212. Modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue. – Joseph Addison

1213. Mirth is like a flash of lightning, that breaks through a gloom of clouds, and glitters for a moment; cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity. – Joseph Addison

1214. Mere bashfulness without merit is awkwardness. – Joseph Addison

1215. Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense. – Joseph Addison

1216. The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding. – Joseph Addison

1217. Justice is an unassailable fortress, built on the brow of a mountain which cannot be overthrown by the violence of torrents, nor demolished by the force of armies. – Joseph Addison

1218. Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures. – Joseph Addison

1219. The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking. – George Ade

1220. If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable. – George Ade

1221. To insure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations. – George Ade

1222. She was short on intellect, but long on shape. – George Ade

1223. Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature. – George Ade

1224. One man’s poison Ivy is another man’s spinach. – George Ade

1225. Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense. – George Ade

1226. In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment. – George Ade

1227. For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver. – George Ade

1228. Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people. – George Ade

1229. Do unto yourself as your neighbors do unto themselves and look pleasant. – George Ade

1230. Anybody can win – unless there happens to be a second entry. – George Ade

1231. After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity. – George Ade

1232. A man never feels more important than when he receives a telegram containing more than ten words. – George Ade

1233. A good folly is worth what you pay for it. – George Ade

1234. A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative. – George Ade

1235. It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after. – George Ade

1236. I have thought about the next steps, and you know, they still don’t know that I can dance. They don’t know it, and it’s frustrating me because I feel that it’s an edge that I have, and I’m not talking about I took this hip hop class, I’m talking about this is how people actually know me. – Naima Adedapo

1237. It’s funny because a lot of people that know me as a dancer, don’t know that I’m a singer, and a lot of people that know I can sing don’t know I can dance. And so, I feel like at some point I have to show them both and really be able to display it and showcase it, and put that out there. – Naima Adedapo

1238. I cried when I found out I was a finalist, I kind of went limp when they called my name. I felt like my spirit jumped out of my body, and I was just flesh – it was just amazing. – Naima Adedapo

1239. No matter what as an artist that’s always what you want to do, you want to connect to the audience, you want to be able to send whatever message it is that you’re singing about, you want to be able to convey that – and not make them feel – you want them to feel it, you want them to feel what you feel. – Naima Adedapo

1240. My first impression when I made it through was ‘Good, because I’m going to prove to you that I deserve to be here’, because they told me that sometimes I lack confidence in my performance and sometimes I’m not as consistent as they’d like me to be. – Naima Adedapo

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1241. I prefer to sing in the shower because the acoustics make you sound great, baby. – Naima Adedapo

1242. If my life was a song the title would be ‘Naima’. – Naima Adedapo

1243. I wouldn’t compare myself to any past Idol contestant, because I don’t feel like I am like any of them. Maybe stories are cool but my story is different from most people’s story. I don’t like to compare myself to other people, I like to just be me. – Naima Adedapo

1244. Why do I need succession planning? I’m very alert, I’m very vibrant. I have no intention to retire. – Sheldon Adelson

1245. I’ve already figured out when I’m going to be No. 2 and No. 1. – Sheldon Adelson

1246. I look at every business and ask, How long can this last? How can I identify the status quo and change it? – Sheldon Adelson

1247. I see this as my humanitarian legacy. We’re prepared to pay billions. – Sheldon Adelson

1248. If I were to retire, I would keep my family’s interest in the company the same and say, Don’t sell. – Sheldon Adelson

1249. The rare case where the conquered is very satisfied with the conqueror. – Konrad Adenauer

1250. Kennedy cooked the soup that Johnson had to eat. – Konrad Adenauer

1251. In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity. – Konrad Adenauer

1252. History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided. – Konrad Adenauer

1253. An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured. – Konrad Adenauer

1254. A thick skin is a gift from God. – Konrad Adenauer

1255. The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt. – Konrad Adenauer

1256. All parts of the human body get tired eventually – except the tongue. – Konrad Adenauer

1257. Only the stupidest calves choose their own butcher. – Konrad Adenauer

1258. In Sierra Leone last year there was just the two of us hanging out of a helicopter and, when we were in Bosnia, I drove an armoured vehicle, thousands of miles. – Kate Adie

1259. When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn’t be any press without the censorship. – Kate Adie

1260. Up until about 12 years ago we never, ever, wore flak jacket or helmets but now the nastiness has got worse. – Kate Adie

1261. The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it. – Kate Adie

1262. People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team – make-up, costume and a driver – but usually, in a war zone, there’s only me and the cameraman. – Kate Adie

1263. On the Northern Ireland question, for instance, the British and Irish governments prohibit media contact with members of the IRA, but we have always gone ahead, believing in the right to information. – Kate Adie

1264. Now children as young as nine carry AK47s which can kill 30 people in seconds. – Kate Adie

1265. No two wars are identical. – Kate Adie

1266. My job is to get to the heart of a story, to find out what’s really going on; to get it verified and, then, to get it out to as many people as possible as fast as. – Kate Adie

1267. It wasn’t glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn’t merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought. – Kate Adie

1268. If I’m in danger then it’s usually my fault and it’s up to me to get myself out of it. I am not in it just to get an adrenalin rush. No way! – Kate Adie

1269. I’ve never been one to sit around and eat my heart out. Life’s too short. – Kate Adie

1270. I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about, period, and left it at. – Kate Adie

1271. I don’t sit there and speculate. I’m not that sort of person. It wastes time, actually. – Kate Adie

1272. Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make. – Kate Adie

1273. But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for. – Kate Adie

1274. It’s totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection – on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger. – Kate Adie

1275. I also read modern novels – I have just had to read 60 as I am one of the judges for the Orange Fiction Prize. – Kate Adie

1276. I will never retire. – Kate Adie

1277. I don’t want to be involved in endless media gossip. – Kate Adie

1278. I have never been attracted to any kind of violence. – Kate Adie

1279. I have nothing to do with the selection of stories. I’m the reporter. – Kate Adie

1280. I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism. – Kate Adie

1281. I sailed through my childhood with a complete lack of any drama. – Kate Adie

1282. I was sent to a nice Church of England girls’ school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary – prior to marriage. – Kate Adie

1283. I was timid and frightened as a child. Yours truly did not shin up mountains or do any other kind of adventurous stuff. – Kate Adie

1284. Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance. – Kate Adie

1285. You must take the risk to disclose yourself in order to become more real, more human. And even if the price is high. – Isabelle Adjani

1286. I think that we all carry the divine within us. – Isabelle Adjani

1287. Before, for me, peace could have been synonymous with boredom. – Isabelle Adjani

1288. But no one frees himself from being in love in three days. – Isabelle Adjani

1289. I believe in angels, so it’s simple. – Isabelle Adjani

1290. I believe that when you work on yourself, you are attracted by different, more positive beings. – Isabelle Adjani

1291. I do not want to work to correspond to an image. – Isabelle Adjani

1292. I don’t think of it at the moment, but the roles that interest me are those of young people. – Isabelle Adjani

1293. I have no fear of being less beautiful, I’ve always been afraid of not being beautiful. – Isabelle Adjani

1294. Passion surprises. One doesn’t search it. It can happen to you tomorrow. – Isabelle Adjani

1295. You protect your being when you love yourself better. That’s the secret. – Isabelle Adjani

1296. Today I trust my instinct, I trust myself. Finally. – Isabelle Adjani

1297. To leave in search of yourself, of your real needs, is easier when you don’t have to justify yourself to anyone, when there are not too many people bestowing you their attention. – Isabelle Adjani

1298. To change, that is the most difficult thing to accomplish. – Isabelle Adjani

1299. There has also been much love, joy, evidence of admiration, there has never been one without the other. – Isabelle Adjani

1300. There are people who never experience that, who remain closed until death, from fear of change. – Isabelle Adjani

1301. Passion is all but soft, it’s not tender, it’s violence to which you get hooked by pleasure. – Isabelle Adjani

1302. One is never ready for success. It consecrates and looses you at the same time. – Isabelle Adjani

1303. One can not love without opening oneself, and opening oneself, that’s taking the risk of suffering. One does not have control. – Isabelle Adjani

1304. I’ve suffered too much to hide my feelings. – Isabelle Adjani

1305. There has already been the karmic work: that what life has transformed in me, this initiation brought on, of necessity, by trials. – Isabelle Adjani

1306. I’ve learned that to expose yourself, to reveal yourself is a test of your humanness. – Isabelle Adjani

1307. One can be emptied out and be filled up. – Isabelle Adjani

1308. If I had not passed through trial – through passion, one could say – through these years so painful and so rich, I don’t believe I could take on my life and my career as I do today. – Isabelle Adjani

1309. In love, one should simplify, choose persons worthy of their promises and leave them if they don’t keep them. – Isabelle Adjani

1310. Life has brought me work to do on myself these past two years. – Isabelle Adjani

1311. My limits will be better marked. Both the limits I will set, and my own limits. – Isabelle Adjani

1312. Nothingness not being nothing, nothingness being emptiness. – Isabelle Adjani

1313. One believes that if nothing happens, one disappears. That is not true. – Isabelle Adjani

1314. I’m in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic, curious. – Isabelle Adjani

1315. I got about 6037 songs I wrote myself and I’m trying to get them on the market and I just wish people could hear them and stuff but they’ll do pretty good. – Hasil Adkins

1316. My first record came out in 1961 and then I had one come out in 1962 and then I had two that came out in 1964. – Hasil Adkins

1317. That’s when we was makin this video stuff. They went all over the place makin it. And they was wantin to know, at the college, how I got started playin and how do I do everything – you know, all that. – Hasil Adkins

1318. Up to now I’ve done everything I’ve wanted to do the way I wanted to do myself. – Hasil Adkins

1319. I don’t live on a hill. I live down under a hill, in the bottom and I’ve got a lot of cars, yeah. – Hasil Adkins

1320. I don’t do the same show on any two nights. – Trace Adkins

1321. It’s great to be able to get up there now and do an hour or 75 minutes of songs they’re familiar with. – Trace Adkins

1322. People get passionate about a song. It’s been my experience if you put out radio candy, something commercial, it doesn’t sell records. – Trace Adkins

1323. A simple rule in dealing with those who are hard to get along with is to remember that this person is striving to assert his superiority; and you must deal with him from that point of view. – Alfred Adler

1324. Death is really a great blessing for humanity, without it there could be no real progress. People who lived for ever would not only hamper and discourage the young, but they would themselves lack sufficient stimulus to be creative. – Alfred Adler

1325. There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure. – Alfred Adler

1326. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. – Alfred Adler

1327. The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction. – Alfred Adler

1328. The only normal people are the one’s you don’t know very well. – Alfred Adler

1329. The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul. – Alfred Adler

1330. The test of one’s behavior pattern is their relationship to society, relationship to work and relationship to sex. – Alfred Adler

1331. A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous. – Alfred Adler

1332. There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish. – Alfred Adler

1333. Our modern states are preparing for war without even knowing the future enemy. – Alfred Adler

1334. To all those who walk the path of human cooperation war must appear loathsome and inhuman. – Alfred Adler

1335. To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation. – Alfred Adler

1336. War is not the continuation of politics with different means, it is the greatest mass-crime perpetrated on the community of man. – Alfred Adler

1337. War is organized murder and torture against our brothers. – Alfred Adler

1338. We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal. We must see what conclusion the child has drawn. – Alfred Adler

1339. We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority. – Alfred Adler

1340. The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth. – Alfred Adler

1341. It is the patriotic duty of every man to lie for his country. – Alfred Adler

1342. Every individual acts and suffers in accordance with his peculiar teleology, which has all the inevitability of fate, so long as he does not understand it. – Alfred Adler

1343. Every therapeutic cure, and still more, any awkward attempt to show the patient the truth, tears him from the cradle of his freedom from responsibility and must therefore reckon with the most vehement resistance. – Alfred Adler

1344. Exaggerated sensitiveness is an expression of the feeling of inferiority. – Alfred Adler

1345. God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection. – Alfred Adler

1346. In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient’s condition. Usually this is a member of the family. – Alfred Adler

1347. It is always easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. – Alfred Adler

1348. The educator must believe in the potential power of his pupil, and he must employ all his art in seeking to bring his pupil to experience this power. – Alfred Adler

1349. It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes. – Alfred Adler

1350. The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions. – Alfred Adler

1351. Man knows much more than he understands. – Alfred Adler

1352. Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations. – Alfred Adler

1353. My difficulties belong to me! – Alfred Adler

1354. No experience is a cause of success or failure. We do not suffer from the shock of our experiences, so-called trauma – but we make out of them just what suits our purposes. – Alfred Adler

1355. We must never neglect the patient’s own use of his symptoms. – Alfred Adler

1356. It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them. – Alfred Adler

1357. Few are there that will leave the secure seclusion of the scholar’s life, the peaceful walks of literature and learning, to stand out a target for the criticism of unkind and hostile minds. – Felix Adler

1358. The platform of an Ethical Society is itself the altar; the address must be the fire that burns thereon. – Felix Adler

1359. For more than three thousand years men have quarreled concerning the formulas of their faith. – Felix Adler

1360. You do not build your own houses, nor make your own garments, nor bake your own bread, simply because you know that if you were to attempt all these things they would all be more or less ill done. – Felix Adler

1361. We measure our enjoyments by the sum expended. – Felix Adler

1362. The past speaks to us in a thousand voices, warning and comforting, animating and stirring to action. – Felix Adler

1363. The office of the public teacher is an unenviable and thankless one. – Felix Adler

1364. The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. – Felix Adler

1365. The freedom of thought is a sacred right of every individual man, and diversity will continue to increase with the progress, refinement, and differentiation of the human intellect. – Felix Adler

1366. The family is the school of duties – founded on love. – Felix Adler

1367. The exercises of our meeting are to be simple and devoid of all ceremonial and formalism. – Felix Adler

1368. The Ethical Society, therefore, is like a Church in maintaining, and emphasizing the importance of maintaining the custom of public assemblies on Sunday. – Felix Adler

1369. The ethical manifold, conceived of as unified, furnishes, or rather is, the ideal of the whole. – Felix Adler

1370. Simplicity should not be identified with bareness. – Felix Adler

1371. FOR a long time the conviction has been dimly felt in the community that, without prejudice to existing institutions, the legal day of weekly rest might be employed to advantage for purposes affecting the general good. – Felix Adler

1372. Where the roots of private virtue are diseased, the fruit of public probity cannot but be corrupt. – Felix Adler

1373. An anxious unrest, a fierce craving desire for gain has taken possession of the commercial world, and in instances no longer rare the most precious and permanent goods of human life have been madly sacrificed in the interests of momentary enrichment. – Felix Adler

1374. Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit. – Felix Adler

1375. Perhaps a hundred people assembled one evening, May 15, 1876, at the time when the country was celebrating the hundredth anniversary of its political independence. – Felix Adler

1376. Every dogma, every philosophic or theological creed, was at its inception a statement in terms of the intellect of a certain inner experience. – Felix Adler

1377. If you desire information on some point of law, you are not likely to ponder over the ponderous tomes of legal writers in order to obtain the knowledge you seek, by your own unaided efforts. – Felix Adler

1378. In a country of such recent civilization as ours, whose almost limitless treasures of material wealth invite the risks of capital and the industry of labor, it is but natural that material interests should absorb the attention of the people to a degree elsewhere unknown. – Felix Adler

1379. Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other. – Felix Adler

1380. Love of country is like love of woman – he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good. – Felix Adler

1381. No one can fail to see that the power of the Church among large numbers in many communities is today diminishing, or has already ceased. – Felix Adler

1382. No religion can long continue to maintain its purity when the church becomes the subservient vassal of the state. – Felix Adler

1383. Admitting the force of these contentions, nevertheless, the custom of meeting together in public assembly for the consideration of the most serious, the most exalted topics of human interest is too vitally precious to be lost. – Felix Adler

1384. That man is a creature who needs order yet yearns for change is the creative contradiction at the heart of the laws which structure his conformity and define his deviancy. – Freda Adler

1385. Woman throughout the ages has been mistress to the law, as man has been its master. – Freda Adler

1386. There is another side to chivalry. If it dispenses leniency, it may with equal justification invoke control. – Freda Adler

1387. The type of fig leaf which each culture employs to cover its social taboos offers a twofold description of its morality. It reveals that certain unacknowledged behavior exists and it suggests the form that such behavior takes. – Freda Adler

1388. Stripped of ethical rationalizations and philosophical pretensions, a crime is anything that a group in power chooses to prohibit. – Freda Adler

1389. Rape is the only crime in which the victim becomes the accused. – Freda Adler

1390. Major social movements eventually fade into the landscape not because they have diminished but because they have become a permanent part of our perceptions and experience. – Freda Adler

1391. The passionate controversies of one era are viewed as sterile preoccupations by another, for knowledge alters what we seek as well as what we find. – Freda Adler

1392. The Rubicons which women must cross, the sex barriers which they must breach, are ultimately those that exist in their own minds. – Freda Adler

1393. Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared. – Mortimer Adler

1394. In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you. – Mortimer Adler

1395. If one wants another only for some self-satisfaction, usually in the form of sensual pleasure, that wrong desire takes the form of lust rather than love. – Mortimer Adler

1396. I wonder if most people ever ask themselves why love is connected with reproduction. And if they do ask themselves about this, I wonder what answer they give. – Mortimer Adler

1397. I find the selectivity of erotic love – the choice of this man or this woman – much more intelligible if liking the person is the origin of sexual interest, rather than the other way. – Mortimer Adler

1398. Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity. – Mortimer Adler

1399. Freud’s view is that all love is sexual in its origin or its basis. Even those loves which do not appear to be sexual or erotic have a sexual root or core. They are all sublimations of the sexual instinct. – Mortimer Adler

1400. Erotic or sexual love can truly be love if it is not selfishly sexual or lustful. – Mortimer Adler

1401. Ask others about themselves, at the same time, be on guard not to talk too much about yourself. – Mortimer Adler

1402. Aristotle uses a mother’s love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship. – Mortimer Adler

1403. In English we must use adjectives to distinguish the different kinds of love for which the ancients had distinct names. – Mortimer Adler

1404. Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men. – Mortimer Adler

1405. Ultimately, we wish the joy of perfect union with the person we love. – Mortimer Adler

1406. The love which moves the world, according to common Christian belief, is God’s love and the love of God. – Mortimer Adler

1407. The philosopher ought never to try to avoid the duty of making up his mind. – Mortimer Adler

1408. The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live. – Mortimer Adler

1409. The telephone book is full of facts, but it doesn’t contain a single idea. – Mortimer Adler

1410. Theories of love are found in the works of scientists, philosophers, and theologians. – Mortimer Adler

1411. One of the embarrassing problems for the early nineteenth-century champions of the Christian faith was that not one of the first six Presidents of the United States was an orthodox Christian. – Mortimer Adler

1412. Think how different human societies would be if they were based on love rather than justice. But no such societies have ever existed on earth. – Mortimer Adler

1413. The ultimate end of education is happiness or a good human life, a life enriched by the possession of every kind of good, by the enjoyment of every type of satisfaction. – Mortimer Adler

1414. Unless we love and are loved, each of us is alone, each of us is deeply lonely. – Mortimer Adler

1415. We acknowledge but one motive – to follow the truth as we know it, whithersoever it may lead us; but in our heart of hearts we are well assured that the truth which has made us free, will in the end make us glad also. – Mortimer Adler

1416. We are selfish when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good for ourselves. We are altruistic when we are exclusively or predominantly concerned with the good of others. – Mortimer Adler

1417. We love even when our love is not requited. – Mortimer Adler

1418. When we ask for love, we don’t ask others to be fair to us-but rather to care for us, to be considerate of us. There is a world of difference here between demanding justice… and begging or pleading for love. – Mortimer Adler

1419. You have to allow a certain amount of time in which you are doing nothing in order to have things occur to you, to let your mind think. – Mortimer Adler

1420. If you never ask yourself any questions about the meaning of a passage, you cannot expect the book to give you any insight you do not already possess. – Mortimer Adler

1421. Love consists in giving without getting in return; in giving what is not owed, what is not due the other. That’s why true love is never based, as associations for utility or pleasure are, on a fair exchange. – Mortimer Adler

1422. There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. It is when they are in love and reading a love letter. – Mortimer Adler

1423. Love can be unselfish, in the sense of being benevolent and generous, without being selfless. – Mortimer Adler

1424. One of the aims of sexual union is procreation – the creation by reproduction of an image of itself, of the union. – Mortimer Adler

1425. Love wishes to perpetuate itself. Love wishes for immortality. – Mortimer Adler

1426. Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men. – Mortimer Adler

1427. It is love rather than sexual lust or unbridled sexuality if, in addition to the need or want involved, there is also some impulse to give pleasure to the persons thus loved and not merely to use them for our own selfish pleasure. – Mortimer Adler

1428. Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable. – Mortimer Adler

1429. Love without conversation is impossible. – Mortimer Adler

1430. Nothing defines the quality of life in a community more clearly than people who regard themselves, or whom the consensus chooses to regard, as mentally unwell. – Renata Adler

1431. No one ever confides a secret to one person only. No one destroys all copies of a document. – Renata Adler

1432. It is always self-defeating to pretend to a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history. – Renata Adler

1433. In the strange heat all litigation brings to bear on things, the very process of litigation fosters the most profound misunderstandings in the world. – Renata Adler

1434. Idle people are often bored and bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. It is not accident that boredom and cruelty are great preoccupations in our time. – Renata Adler

1435. Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel. – Renata Adler

1436. Fear… is forward. No one is afraid of yesterday. – Renata Adler

1437. The theatre was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation. – Stella Adler

1438. The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind. – Stella Adler

1439. You have to get beyond your own precious inner experiences. – Stella Adler

1440. The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors. – Stella Adler

1441. The play is not in the words, it’s in you! – Stella Adler

1442. The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time. – Stella Adler

1443. Your talent is in your choice. – Stella Adler

1444. The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings. – Stella Adler

1445. Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. – Stella Adler

1446. The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place. It is the place people come to see the truth about life and the social situation. – Stella Adler

1447. A junkie is someone who uses their body to tell society that something is wrong. – Stella Adler

1448. One way we can enliven the imagination is to push it toward the illogical. We’re not scientists. We don’t always have to make the logical, reasonable leap. – Stella Adler

1449. When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen. – Stella Adler

1450. I thank God, Jesus, and my Grandmother for being able to support myself and my family. – Steven Adler

1451. I’m not gonna be a slave. I’m a rock n’ roller. – Steven Adler

1452. Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means. – Theodor Adorno

1453. No emancipation without that of society. – Theodor Adorno

1454. Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies. – Theodor Adorno

1455. Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people. – Theodor Adorno

1456. Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology. – Theodor Adorno

1457. Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense. – Theodor Adorno

1458. Normality is death. – Theodor Adorno

1459. The task of art today is to bring chaos into order. – Theodor Adorno

1460. No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit. – Theodor Adorno

1461. Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men. – Theodor Adorno

1462. Modernity is a qualitative, not a chronological, category. – Theodor Adorno

1463. Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength. – Theodor Adorno

1464. Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar. – Theodor Adorno

1465. Life has become the ideology of its own absence. – Theodor Adorno

1466. Lies are told only to convey to someone that one has no need either of him or his good opinion. – Theodor Adorno

1467. Intelligence is a moral category. – Theodor Adorno

1468. None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace. – Theodor Adorno

1469. The hardest hit, as everywhere, are those who have no choice. – Theodor Adorno

1470. The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass. – Theodor Adorno

1471. The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes. – Theodor Adorno

1472. Estrangement shows itself precisely in the elimination of distance between people. – Theodor Adorno

1473. The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit. – Theodor Adorno

1474. The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday. – Theodor Adorno

1475. The joke of our time is the suicide of intention. – Theodor Adorno

1476. Quality is decided by the depth at which the work incorporates the alternatives within itself, and so masters them. – Theodor Adorno

1477. The human is indissolubly linked with imitation: a human being only becomes human at all by imitating other human beings. – Theodor Adorno

1478. Tact is the discrimination of differences. It consists in conscious deviations. – Theodor Adorno

1479. The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power. – Theodor Adorno

1480. The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners. – Theodor Adorno

1481. The first and only principle of sexual ethics: the accuser is always in the wrong. – Theodor Adorno

1482. The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them. – Theodor Adorno

1483. The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us. – Theodor Adorno

1484. In the age of the individual’s liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew. – Theodor Adorno

1485. The individual mirrors in his individuation the preordained social laws of exploitation, however mediated. – Theodor Adorno

1486. Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth. – Theodor Adorno

1487. Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organizations. It is the rhythm of total destruction. – Theodor Adorno

1488. Exuberant health is always, as such, sickness also. – Theodor Adorno

1489. Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination. – Theodor Adorno

1490. Every work of art is an uncommitted crime. – Theodor Adorno

1491. Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated. – Theodor Adorno

1492. But he who dies in despair has lived his whole life in vain. – Theodor Adorno

1493. For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live. – Theodor Adorno

1494. Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane. – Theodor Adorno

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1495. Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices. – Theodor Adorno

1496. Anti-Semitism is the rumour about the Jews. – Theodor Adorno

1497. An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences. – Theodor Adorno

1498. All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire. – Theodor Adorno

1499. Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you. – Theodor Adorno

1500. A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it. – Theodor Adorno

1501. A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself. – Theodor Adorno

1502. Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what is not assigned is processed like a problem. – Theodor Adorno

1503. History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it. – Theodor Adorno

1504. The specific is not exclusive: it lacks the aspiration to totality. – Theodor Adorno

1505. In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes. – Theodor Adorno

1506. In psycho-analysis nothing is true except the exaggerations. – Theodor Adorno

1507. In many people it is already an impertinence to say ‘I’. – Theodor Adorno

1508. In his state of complete powerlessness the individual perceives the time he has left to live as a brief reprieve. – Theodor Adorno

1509. If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one’s own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward. – Theodor Adorno

1510. Fascism is itself less ‘ideological’, in so far as it openly proclaims the principle of domination that is elsewhere concealed. – Theodor Adorno

1511. Horror is beyond the reach of psychology. – Theodor Adorno

1512. In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so. – Theodor Adorno

1513. He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest. – Theodor Adorno

1514. He who matures early lives in anticipation. – Theodor Adorno

1515. He who integrates is lost. – Theodor Adorno

1516. He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself. – Theodor Adorno

1517. He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof. – Theodor Adorno

1518. Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic. – Theodor Adorno

1519. If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride, here it is delivering the goods. – Theodor Adorno

1520. Wrong life cannot be lived rightly. – Theodor Adorno

1521. There is no love that is not an echo. – Theodor Adorno

1522. The whole is the false. – Theodor Adorno

1523. Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think. – Theodor Adorno

1524. To say ‘we’ and mean ‘I’ is one of the most recondite insults. – Theodor Adorno

1525. Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing. – Theodor Adorno

1526. True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves. – Theodor Adorno

1527. Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come. – Theodor Adorno

1528. When all actions are mathematically calculated, they also take on a stupid quality. – Theodor Adorno

1529. Work while you work, play while you play – this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline. – Theodor Adorno

1530. The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own. – Theodor Adorno

1531. You can’t do anything to help your team win when you don’t play. – Freddy Adu

1532. I honestly didn’t expect this much attention, but it just keeps happening so I must be doing something right. – Freddy Adu

1533. Nothing has been given to me. – Freddy Adu

1534. Many other countries in this world are in a difficult situation, and all the Thai people are probably worried about the fate of Thailand: whether the country would survive or not. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1535. Therefore, I think that in the celebration of the 50 years of the present reign, there must be research on the changes that the country has undergone, and in the future, it could be used as a lesson for our future actions. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1536. Some say that now that 50 years have passed, we would like another 50 more years to celebrate once again; that means it will be 100 years. After one hundred years, I will be 118 years old. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1537. There also is the plight that comes from natural disasters; these natural disasters could be alleviated or dealt with; we only need some time to do it. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1538. The will to work of everyone in the country is the best guarantee of national survival. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1539. The attainment of the present status of Thailand has to depend on the ability or the actions of all the inhabitants of the country. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1540. Since that time up until the present time, there have been progress, and changes all through the time. The changes have not come by themselves; these changes have come from the doings of everyone in the country. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1541. Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1542. Goodness is something that makes us serene and content; it is magnificent. Those who are not good are evil. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1543. A good person can make another person good; it means that goodness will elicit goodness in the society; other persons will also be good. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1544. The important thing for the survival of the Thai society is that the majority of those who work, both in the government and the private sector, still strive to work in the same direction; this is why the Thai nation still stands. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1545. Everyone must correct his own self; this is something more difficult to cope with, but it is not impossible. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1546. It is true, there are many bad people; there are more of them than in the past, but that is because there are more people, meaning the population has tripled; there must be three times more bad people. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1547. It could be argued that, in Thailand, many foreigners have come and gone, and the number of people who are considered to be Thai have traveled abroad in a great number. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1548. I have been extremely touched by these signs of affection on the part of all the Thai people. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1549. In Thailand’s history there have been dissensions from time to time, but in general, unity has prevailed. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1550. I am concerned because even in the past two years that were the jubilee years, I have seen evident signs which show that the people are still in great difficulties, and there are things that still need to be remedied and looked after in many areas. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

1551. Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards. – Aeschines

1552. For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws, and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased. – Aeschines

1553. Who, except the gods, can live time through forever without any pain? – Aeschylus

1554. By Time and Age full many things are taught. – Aeschylus

1555. From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow. – Aeschylus

1556. For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune. – Aeschylus

1557. For there is no defense for a man who, in the excess of his wealth, has kicked the great altar of Justice out of sight. – Aeschylus

1558. For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another’s happiness. – Aeschylus

1559. For the impious act begets more after it, like to the parent stock. – Aeschylus

1560. For somehow this disease inheres in tyranny, never to trust one’s friends. – Aeschylus

1561. For children preserve the fame of a man after his death. – Aeschylus

1562. For hostile word let hostile word be paid. – Aeschylus

1563. I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils. – Aeschylus

1564. For a murderous blow let murderous blow atone. – Aeschylus

1565. Excessive fear is always powerless. – Aeschylus

1566. Everyone’s quick to blame the alien. – Aeschylus

1567. Don’t you know this, that words are doctors to a diseased temperment? – Aeschylus

1568. Destiny waits alike for the free man as well as for him enslaved by another’s might. – Aeschylus

1569. Death is softer by far than tyranny. – Aeschylus

1570. Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly. – Aeschylus

1571. Call no man happy till he is dead. – Aeschylus

1572. For know that no one is free, except Zeus. – Aeschylus

1573. I know how men in exile feed on dreams. – Aeschylus

1574. By polluting clear water with slime you will never find good drinking water. – Aeschylus

1575. It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. – Aeschylus

1576. It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers. – Aeschylus

1577. In the lack of judgment great harm arises, but one vote cast can set right a house. – Aeschylus

1578. In every tyrant’s heart there springs in the end this poison, that he cannot trust a friend. – Aeschylus

1579. If you pour oil and vinegar into the same vessel, you would call them not friends but opponents. – Aeschylus

1580. If a man suffers ill, let it be without shame; for this is the only profit when we are dead. You will never say a good word about deeds that are evil and disgraceful. – Aeschylus

1581. I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship. – Aeschylus

1582. I say you must not win an unjust case by oaths. – Aeschylus

1583. I willingly speak to those who know, but for those who do not know I forget. – Aeschylus

1584. God always strives together with those who strive. – Aeschylus

1585. I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery. – Aeschylus

1586. His resolve is not to seem the bravest, but to be. – Aeschylus

1587. He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. – Aeschylus

1588. He who goes unenvied shall not be admired. – Aeschylus

1589. Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times. – Aeschylus

1590. God’s most lordly gift to man is decency of mind. – Aeschylus

1591. God loves to help him who strives to help himself. – Aeschylus

1592. God lends a helping hand to the man who tries hard. – Aeschylus

1593. I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence. – Aeschylus

1594. What atonement is there for blood spilt upon the earth? – Aeschylus

1595. The man who does ill must suffer ill. – Aeschylus

1596. The man whose authority is recent is always stern. – Aeschylus

1597. The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise. – Aeschylus

1598. The wisest of the wise may err. – Aeschylus

1599. The words of truth are simple. – Aeschylus

1600. There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart’s controls. – Aeschylus

1601. There is no disgrace in an enemy suffering ill at an enemy’s hand, when you hate mutually. – Aeschylus

1602. There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. – Aeschylus

1603. There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie. – Aeschylus

1604. Time as he grows old teaches all things. – Aeschylus

1605. To be free from evil thoughts is God’s best gift. – Aeschylus

1606. Too few rejoice at a friend’s good fortune. – Aeschylus

1607. Unions in wedlock are perverted by the victory of shameless passion that masters the female among men and beasts. – Aeschylus

1608. The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen. – Aeschylus

1609. When strength is yoked with justice, where is a mightier pair than they? – Aeschylus

1610. A god implants in mortal guilt whenever he wants utterly to confound a house. – Aeschylus

1611. Wisdom comes alone through suffering. – Aeschylus

1612. You have been trapped in the inescapable net of ruin by your own want of sense. – Aeschylus

1613. Words are the physicians of a mind diseased. – Aeschylus

1614. Whoever is new to power is always harsh. – Aeschylus

1615. We must pronounce him fortunate who has ended his life in fair prosperity. – Aeschylus

1616. Whenever a man makes haste, God too hastens with him. – Aeschylus

1617. We shall perish by guile just as we slew. – Aeschylus

1618. When a match has equal partners then I fear not. – Aeschylus

1619. When a man’s willing and eager the god’s join in. – Aeschylus

1620. What is there more kindly than the feeling between host and guest? – Aeschylus

1621. What good is it to live a life that brings pains? – Aeschylus

1622. What exists outside is a man’s concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors. – Aeschylus

1623. Time brings all things to pass. – Aeschylus

1624. Who apart from the gods is without pain for his whole lifetime’s length? – Aeschylus

1625. But time growing old teaches all things. – Aeschylus

1626. It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered. – Aeschylus

1627. It is good even for old men to learn wisdom. – Aeschylus

1628. It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. – Aeschylus

1629. It is best for the wise man not to seem wise. – Aeschylus

1630. It is an ill thing to be the first to bring news of ill. – Aeschylus

1631. It is not the oath that makes us believe the man, but the man the oath. – Aeschylus

1632. It is always in season for old men to learn. – Aeschylus

1633. Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen. – Aeschylus

1634. Bronze in the mirror of the form, wine of the mind. – Aeschylus

1635. The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance. – Aeschylus

1636. And though all streams flow from a single course to cleanse the blood from polluted hand, they hasten on their course in vain. – Aeschylus

1637. To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune, when you will gain a tear from those who listen, this is worth the trouble. – Aeschylus

1638. Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away. – Aeschylus

1639. Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter – Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes – A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting. – Aeschylus

1640. It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. – Aeschylus

1641. Only when a man’s life comes to its end in prosperity dare we pronounce him happy. – Aeschylus

1642. Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things. – Aeschylus

1643. And one who is just of his own free will shall not lack for happiness; and he will never come to utter ruin. – Aeschylus

1644. Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering. – Aeschylus

1645. Since long I’ve held silence a remedy for harm. – Aeschylus

1646. Search well and be wise, nor believe that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel. – Aeschylus

1647. Of prosperity mortals can never have enough. – Aeschylus

1648. Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts. – Aeschylus

1649. Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety. – Aeschylus

1650. My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair. – Aeschylus

1651. Mourn for me rather as living than as dead. – Aeschylus

1652. Know not to revere human things too much. – Aeschylus

1653. Memory is the mother of all wisdom. – Aeschylus

1654. Neither a life of anarchy nor one beneath a despot should you praise; to all that lies in the middle a god has given excellence. – Aeschylus

1655. Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature. – Aeschylus

1656. Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. – Aesop

1657. Put your shoulder to the wheel. – Aesop

1658. Plodding wins the race. – Aesop

1659. Please all, and you will please none. – Aesop

1660. Persuasion is often more effectual than force. – Aesop

1661. Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. – Aesop

1662. People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves. – Aesop

1663. Our insignificance is often the cause of our safety. – Aesop

1664. No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

1665. Men often applaud an imitation and hiss the real thing. – Aesop

1666. United we stand, divided we fall. – Aesop

1667. It is with our passions as it is with fire and water, they are good servants, but bad masters. – Aesop

1668. Self-conceit may lead to self destruction. – Aesop

1669. Slow but steady wins the race. – Aesop

1670. We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. – Aesop

1671. We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance. – Aesop

1672. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. – Aesop

1673. The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others. – Aesop

1674. The smaller the mind the greater the conceit. – Aesop

1675. The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over. – Aesop

1676. The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted. – Aesop

1677. The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales. – Aesop

1678. Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything. – Aesop

1679. It is thrifty to prepare today for the wants of tomorrow. – Aesop

1680. We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction. – Aesop

1681. A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. – Aesop

1682. Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. – Aesop

1683. It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. – Aesop

1684. Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. – Aesop

1685. Appearances are often deceiving. – Aesop

1686. Any excuse will serve a tyrant. – Aesop

1687. After all is said and done, more is said than done. – Aesop

1688. Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in. – Aesop

1689. Adventure is worthwhile. – Aesop

1690. A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him. – Aesop

1691. The gods help them that help themselves. – Aesop

1692. Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. – Aesop

1693. Destroy the seed of evil, or it will grow up to your ruin. – Aesop

1694. He that is discontented in one place will seldom be happy in another. – Aesop

1695. It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray. – Aesop

1696. It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. – Aesop

1697. A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth. – Aesop

1698. If you allow men to use you for your own purposes, they will use you for theirs. – Aesop

1699. Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. – Aesop

1700. He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own. – Aesop

1701. Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop

1702. Familiarity breeds contempt. – Aesop

1703. Example is the best precept. – Aesop

1704. Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either. – Aesop

1705. Don’t let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth – don’t let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency. – Aesop

1706. Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten. – Aesop

1707. I kinda see my current position like this: Here’s your five minutes in the toy store, so you gotta do all the good movies you can before ‘Chuck Woolery’ rings the bell. – Ben Affleck

1708. Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want. – Ben Affleck

1709. All I do, really, is go to work and try to be professional, be on time and be prepared. – Ben Affleck

1710. Everyone’s entitled to express their political beliefs. I don’t presume to tell anybody who to vote for. I am comfortable telling people what my opinions are. – Ben Affleck

1711. God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you’ll know I’ve lost all my money. – Ben Affleck

1712. I feel like fame is wasted on me. – Ben Affleck

1713. I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing. It’s such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don’t want to be a sex symbol. – Ben Affleck

1714. I just feel like sometimes I’m a force to be dealt with. My talents are sometimes overused and also sometimes underused. It’s not easy being me. – Ben Affleck

1715. Rumors about me? Calista Flockhart, Pam Anderson, and Matt Damon. That’s who I’m dating. – Ben Affleck

1716. You know George M. Steinbrenner III is the center of all evil in the universe. – Ben Affleck

1717. You have to look also to the media, where you have a vast majority of the loudest and most influential political voices in America media from people who came from the entertainment world. – Ben Affleck

1718. Yes, I’m going to be the President of the United States. You know why? You think you can get chicks by being in the movies? You can really get chicks by being the President. – Ben Affleck

1719. When I look up at the screen and see myself I always have to laugh. Not because I think I’m doing a horrible job, quite the contrary, I just feel it’s so surreal to feel like one person can entertain so many at one time. – Ben Affleck

1720. Well I’ve never used that phrase before, but yes she is bootylicious. – Ben Affleck

1721. There’s something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches. – Ben Affleck

1722. There is nothing worse that a thirteen-year-old boy. You’re embarrassed by your parents, and you’re trying to find your independance because, deep inside, you are so dependent on your mom. – Ben Affleck

1723. Marriage hasn’t been my thing. But gay people, knock yourselves out! – Ben Affleck

1724. Sure, I suffered a lot. But it’s not like the end of the world and it’s not who I am. I lead quite a pleasant life and I’m able to divorce a perceived reality from my actual experience of life. – Ben Affleck

1725. I like to think that if I were gay I would be out. Rupert Everett-style. – Ben Affleck

1726. My mother gets all mad at me if I stay in a hotel. I’m 31-years-old, and I don’t want to sleep on a sleeping bag down in the basement. It’s humiliating. – Ben Affleck

1727. If I ever woke up with a dead hooker in my hotel room, Matt would be the first person I’d call. – Ben Affleck

1728. I’ve finally learnt how to say, “No comment”. To appear in the tabloids is a real learning curve and a steep one at that. You had better learn quick or you get burnt. – Ben Affleck

1729. I’m not the type of guy who enjoys one-night stands. It leaves me feeling very empty and cynical. It’s not even fun sexually. I need to feel something for the woman and entertain the vain hope that it may lead to a relationship. – Ben Affleck

1730. I’m much more interested in what an actor has to say about something substantial and important than who they’re dating or what clothes they’re wearing or some other asinine, insignificant aspect of their life. – Ben Affleck

1731. I’m always described as ‘cocksure’ or ‘with a swagger,’ and that bears no resemblance to who I feel like inside. I feel plagued by insecurity. – Ben Affleck

1732. I remember back when I was a kid there was a comic strip called Plastic Man. His body was elastic and he could make his extremities as long as he wanted. As a youngster I didn’t fully appreciate. But I’m now thinking Plastic Man was probably pretty popular with the ladies. – Ben Affleck

1733. I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days. – Casey Affleck

1734. When I like someone a lot, I get scared that I’ll let them down. My fear of sucking is worst when I feel like someone thinks I’m good. – Casey Affleck

1735. After I left LA… it was like waking up. And so I moved back east and stopped auditioning. – Casey Affleck

1736. For people who have… had curve balls thrown at them, it is easier to digest change and digest change in other people. Change only scares the small-minded. The small-minded and me. – Casey Affleck

1737. Why can’t people just say they were moved? Why do they have to say it’s sappy? – Casey Affleck

1738. When a performance isn’t working, it’s usually because the actor is trying to do something and they’re not able to express their idea very well. It’s a muddled expression. – Casey Affleck

1739. They wanted me to do Scream 2, and I hate talking about movies I turned down, because it sounds judgmental. There’s nothing wrong with horror movies. I enjoy watching them. The main reason I turn a part down is if I think I won’t be good. – Casey Affleck

1740. The first movie was mostly about George and Julia. This one is mostly about me and Catherine and our love story and our whole history. So it’s a very different movie. – Casey Affleck

1741. The first dog I had was owned by an abusive couple. He was very skittish. He wouldn’t let me hold him. It was explained to me that it was because of how he was treated. – Casey Affleck

1742. People should try eating no animal products for just ONE DAY a week. – Casey Affleck

1743. People bitch about losing their anonymity and then get insulted when someone doesn’t recognize them from whatever success they’ve had. – Casey Affleck

1744. My mom has a good way of engaging me in a conversation about the choices I make, listening, being objective and open-minded, and respecting those choices so long as they don’t put me in danger. – Casey Affleck

1745. My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian, wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays, and eat tree bark. – Casey Affleck

1746. I have friends who remember seeing fish hauled onto a boat’s deck and beaten to death. – Casey Affleck

1747. It seems like they never say anything bad about actors, they just pump them up. – Casey Affleck

1748. I get offered a lot of the same type of thing… The teenage slasher movies. – Casey Affleck

1749. You sleep with people all the time that you hate. – Casey Affleck

1750. I didn’t have to audition. That’s common, but it had never happened to me before. Normally, I hate auditioning. I need to stew and think… let the character develop and grow inside me. – Casey Affleck

1751. I love getting ready to do a scene, and thinking about it, and talking about it. But the rest of the time, I’m so nervous and obsessed. I’m just tearing my hair out in the trailer. The whole time I’m really tense. – Casey Affleck

1752. I moved out to LA, got an agent, started auditioning. I didn’t know anything about how it worked. And since I was really bad, luckily, I didn’t get any of those parts. – Casey Affleck

1753. I tricked myself into doing this movie. – Casey Affleck

1754. I’m tired of playing the brat. – Casey Affleck

1755. If I can’t see the humor in it, how am I going to be funny? – Casey Affleck

1756. In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them. – Casey Affleck

1757. I have a very bad relationship with mice. – Casey Affleck

1758. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 96% how I react to it. – Scipio Africanus

1759. I’m never less at leisure than when at leisure, or less alone than when alone. – Scipio Africanus

1760. It is the part of a fool to say, I should not have thought. – Scipio Africanus

1761. Archaeologists are underpaid publicity agents for deceased royalty. – John Agar

1762. Who wants to shake the hand of the first man to put it to America’s sweetheart. – John Agar

1763. You don’t cheat anybody out of their experience, whatever it is. – Andre Agassi

1764. It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it’s easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie. – Andre Agassi

1765. Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks. – Andre Agassi

1766. First of all, let me say, 1:15 in the morning, for 20,000 people to still be here, I wasn’t the winner, tennis was. That’s awesome. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so good here before. – Andre Agassi

1767. What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose. – Andre Agassi

1768. Well, you know, I’ve bonded with a lot of people over the years, you know. We played the same tournaments year after year and we go back to the same place and many times the seats have been full and that has meant the world to me for sure. – Andre Agassi

1769. Well, I actually tell my son that I don’t have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He’s five years old. – Andre Agassi

1770. Tennis was always sort of a – a learning. It was a vehicle for me to discover a lot about myself. And the things that I sort of discovered at times I not only didn’t want to see it for myself but I certainly didn’t want millions of people to see it. – Andre Agassi

1771. Sometimes it’s just harder to remind yourself about what you’re doing and why you’re doing it… Other times, you have a great desire for it, but physically you’re not responding the way you want. That presents other challenges. Then sometimes it all comes together. – Andre Agassi

1772. Some moments it feels longer, other moments it feels like it’s flown by; you can’t believe you’ve done it all that time… Overall, you have a strong sense for the full spectrum that you’ve sort of traveled. – Andre Agassi

1773. Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it. – Andre Agassi

1774. My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was – it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order. – Andre Agassi

1775. You know my dad pushed me to believe that I was going to be the best. I just never thought of life without tennis, even looking forward. – Andre Agassi

1776. I had my moments for sure but I wasn’t confrontational. And sometimes you get on the court and you’d find yourself very confrontational. It was all a discovery. – Andre Agassi

1777. Being number two sucks. – Andre Agassi

1778. But, I would say when I was four years old and I was at the Alan King Tennis Tournament and I was hitting with all the pros that would come to town. They would get me on the court or take notice and that stayed with me. – Andre Agassi

1779. I got a hundred bucks says my baby beats Pete’s baby. I just think genetics are in my favour. – Andre Agassi

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1780. I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am – if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely. – Andre Agassi

1781. It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it. – Andre Agassi

1782. I question myself every day. That’s what I still find motivating about this. I don’t have the answers, I don’t pretend that I do just because I won the match. Just keep fighting and maybe something good happens. – Andre Agassi

1783. I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to… It’s a whole different lens you look through the older you get. – Andre Agassi

1784. I’m going to go down swinging… I’m sure as heck not going to go home and say I had a bad tournament. – Andre Agassi

1785. I’m going to have to pick my shots and play great tennis. – Andre Agassi

1786. I’ve been criticized for not having perspective in the past and I thought that of myself many times but not there. – Andre Agassi

1787. I’ve been motivated by overcoming challenge and overcoming the hurdles and obstacles that face me. There still is plenty out there to get motivated by. – Andre Agassi

1788. If you don’t practice you don’t deserve to win. – Andre Agassi

1789. I feel old when I see mousse in my opponent’s hair. – Andre Agassi

1790. Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before; lastly, they say they always believed it. – Louis Agassiz

1791. Facts are stupid until brought into connection with some general law. – Louis Agassiz

1792. I cannot afford to waste my time making money. – Louis Agassiz

1793. Study nature, not books. – Louis Agassiz

1794. The glacier was God’s great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth. – Louis Agassiz

1795. The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature. – Louis Agassiz

1796. My mind is not a bed to be made and re-made. – James Agate

1797. Don’t pity me now, don’t pity me never; I’m going to do nothing for ever and ever. – James Agate

1798. New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. – James Agate

1799. Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act. – James Agate

1800. Shaw’s plays are the price we pay for Shaw’s prefaces. – James Agate

1801. Even God cannot change the past. – Agathon

1802. We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville, Tennessee, in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child. – James Agee

1803. You must be in tune with the times and prepared to break with tradition. – James Agee

1804. This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky. – James Agee

1805. The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes. – James Agee

1806. Several tons of dynamite are set off in this picture – none of it under the right people. – James Agee

1807. It is a peculiar part of the good photographer’s adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it. – James Agee

1808. God doesn’t believe in the easy way. – James Agee

1809. And I don’t say that we didn’t expect it, but we were pleasantly surprised to see the generosity of their foreign policy; and the generosity of their foreign policy at that moment was expressed through the Marshall Plan. – Gianni Agnelli

1810. And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, ‘cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years. – Gianni Agnelli

1811. I mean, what Fiat had it was not very big, it was something like forty or fifty million dollars, but it’s enough to get revolving credit, to get starting away again, the buying of new machinery. – Gianni Agnelli

1812. Italy in the first years got food, for the first year or the first periods got food. Then we got raw materials and then we got tool machines, let’s say, instruments for working. – Gianni Agnelli

1813. Now between ’45 and ’48, things would change enormously, ‘cos we’d had credit in United States, credit from the Bank of America, credit from the Import-Export Bank and people had started working again. – Gianni Agnelli

1814. The factories were heavily bombed, but practically the construction work had been redone very quickly. – Gianni Agnelli

1815. Well, Italy had been overrun by the War, there had practically been civil war, north and south of the Gothic Line, heavy bombing, the northern industrial cities had been bombed heavily and we had political disorder before 1948. – Gianni Agnelli

1816. Well, the Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside Soviet Union, there’s no doubt about that. – Gianni Agnelli

1817. All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of ’38, ’39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance. – Gianni Agnelli

1818. I believe that we were very, very lucky that it went that way. – Giovanni Agnelli

1819. Well, in 1947… in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful. – Giovanni Agnelli

1820. And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily. – Giovanni Agnelli

1821. The Communists at that moment were very strong in Italy, and the Italian Communist Party was the biggest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union. – Giovanni Agnelli

1822. In the immediate postwar years, the whole of Europe was in a recession. So first of all, it helped us step out of a recession; it gave a certain amount of speed to the economy. But that was the first step. – Giovanni Agnelli

1823. In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. – Spiro T. Agnew

1824. To one extent, if you’ve seen one city slum, you’ve seen them all. – Spiro T. Agnew

1825. Three things have been difficult to tame: the oceans, fools and women. We may soon be able to tame the oceans; fools and women will take a little longer. – Spiro T. Agnew

1826. The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated in a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap. – Spiro T. Agnew

1827. Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages. – Spiro T. Agnew

1828. I’ve been in many of them and to some extent I would have to say this; if you’ve seen one city slum you’ve seen them all. – Spiro T. Agnew

1829. I didn’t say I wouldn’t go into ghetto areas. I’ve been in many of them and to some extent I would say this; if you’ve seen one city slum, you’ve seen them all. – Spiro T. Agnew

1830. I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won’t deceive you except in matters of this sort. – Spiro T. Agnew

1831. Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman’s truncheon over the anarchist’s bomb. – Spiro T. Agnew

1832. An intellectual is a man who doesn’t know how to park a bike. – Spiro T. Agnew

1833. All sport… is one of the few activities where young people can proceed along traditional avenues, where objectives are clear, where the desire to win is not only permissible, but encouraged. – Spiro T. Agnew

1834. A tiny and closed fraternity of privileged men, elected by no one, and enjoying a monopoly sanctioned and licensed by government. – Spiro T. Agnew

1835. The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands. – Spiro T. Agnew

1836. I was five years old when I wrote my first song. It was out of longing for my father that I wrote it. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1837. If we eat any food, or drink any beverage, we must recite a blessing over them before and after. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1838. When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew, I read every book in German that came my way, and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1839. Through these offices it was my privilege to get to know almost every Jewish person, and those whom I did not come to know through these offices I came to know through love and a desire to know my brethren, the members of my people. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1840. The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1841. The beginnings of my studies also came to me from my father, as well as from the Rabbinical Judge of our town. But they were preceded by three tutors under whom I studied, one after the other, from the time I was three and a half till I turned eight and a half. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1842. Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1843. I returned to Jerusalem, and it is by virtue of Jerusalem that I have written all that God has put into my heart and into my pen. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1844. After all my possessions had been burned, God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1845. I have also written a book about the Giving of the Torah, and a book on the Days of Awe, and a book on the books of Israel that have been written since the day the Torah was given to Israel. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1846. For myself, I am very small indeed in my own eyes. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1847. But always I regarded myself as one who was born in Jerusalem. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1848. At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands. As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1849. As a result of the historic catastrophe in which Titus of Rome destroyed Jerusalem and Israel was exiled from its land, I was born in one of the cities of the Exile. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1850. Not every man remembers the name of the cow which supplied him with each drop of milk he has drunk. – Shmuel Y. Agnon

1851. My goal was to develop into an independent research scientist studying clinical problems at the laboratory bench, but I felt that postgraduate residency training in internal medicine was necessary. – Peter Agre

1852. We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible. – Peter Agre

1853. The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places; I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems. – Peter Agre

1854. Our lab had always refrained from keeping our studies secret. – Peter Agre

1855. Johns Hopkins introduced me to two defining events in my life: commitment to biomedical research and meeting my future wife, Mary. – Peter Agre

1856. Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt. – Peter Agre

1857. It is a remarkable honor to receive a Nobel Prize, because it not only recognizes discoveries, but also their usefulness to the advancement of fundamental science. – Peter Agre

1858. In 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act, a bill opening one half million square miles of territory in the western United States for settlement. – Peter Agre

1859. My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom’s cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop. – Peter Agre

1860. The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was founded and directed by Tom Pollard, an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm. – Peter Agre

1861. My parent’s divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn’t necessarily have had otherwise. – Christina Aguilera

1862. Right now I’m pretty single… My career is my boyfriend. – Christina Aguilera

1863. What is it in us that makes us feel the need to keep pretending… we gotta let ourselves be. – Christina Aguilera

1864. The roughest road often leads to the top. – Christina Aguilera

1865. I’m not really religious but very spiritual. I give money to this company that manufactures hearing aids on a regular basis. More people should really hear me sing. I have a gift from God. – Christina Aguilera

1866. It’s definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it’s also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don’t know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are. – Christina Aguilera

1867. Pop is actually my least favorite kind of music, because it lacks real depth. – Christina Aguilera

1868. Whatever I do, it’s my business. It’s not my job to parent America. – Christina Aguilera

1869. I want to be an all round entertainer, I want to act, make films, make albums, do whatever I can. – Christina Aguilera

1870. It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people’s lives… for that I give thanks. – Christina Aguilera

1871. I’m not just another bimbo. – Christina Aguilera

1872. So, where’s the Cannes Film Festival being held this year? – Christina Aguilera

1873. Certain people want to see me solely as a pop act, but there are many different sides to Christina Aguilera besides the pop girl. – Christina Aguilera

1874. I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school. – Christina Aguilera

1875. I got along better with the guys than with the girls. Only two girls came up to talk to me. Later I found out they were telling their boyfriends, ‘If you talk to her, I’ll kill you.’ It’s always rough with that high school thing. – Christina Aguilera

1876. I love doing normal things – movies, shopping, going out with friends, writing, reading, taking hot bubble baths – that’s a big one for relaxation. I also love to go to art and history museums. – Christina Aguilera

1877. I think everybody should have a great Wonderbra. There’s so many ways to enhance them, everybody does it. – Christina Aguilera

1878. I’m a risk taker and I’ve always been like that, especially when it comes to fashion. – Christina Aguilera

1879. I’m experimental by nature… always exploring my creativity. – Christina Aguilera

1880. I’m an ocean, because I’m really deep. If you search deep enough you can find rare exotic treasures. – Christina Aguilera

1881. Fortunately, both television adaptations and the film I’ve been involved with are pieces of work that I’m proud of, so I’m very happy for people to focus on them. – Jenny Agutter

1882. Clearly any film company that makes a film is always going to talk about sequels particularly if they see something as being successful, which Werewolf was. – Jenny Agutter

1883. I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer. – Jenny Agutter

1884. I hope I presented what I felt the woman seemed to be about, but I couldn’t give any reason as to why she remained in the relationship other than that their relationship was very special. – Jenny Agutter

1885. I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn’t imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life. – Jenny Agutter

1886. I’ve done both theatre and film and the fact is if you start believing, if you start reading things and they’re good reviews – you believe that and you’re lost, and then you read bad reviews and you think that’s true and you read that and you’re lost. – Jenny Agutter

1887. It’s such a strange combination that I’d be unhappy to make anything like that without Landis directing. – Jenny Agutter

1888. So I’m not really quite sure what Landis’ plans were to make another one. The American Werewolf in Paris was a completely separate story. – Jenny Agutter

1889. The things that I’ve done that have totally been remembered, they’ve always started with the same kind of engine, they’ve always started with someone saying ‘I have to make this film – I’m going to make this film whatever the odds’. – Jenny Agutter

1890. To make films is as boring as watching paint dry – you usually have to do little tiny bits here and there. You go off waiting for lighting, you come back – the energy dies. You hope you can find someone who can keep it going. – Jenny Agutter

1891. But John Landis wrote a good relationship which is really what the film’s about. A very straightforward young woman who’s very sure of herself and she meets a young man who needs some taking care of. – Jenny Agutter

1892. I have grown up but that should be a positive thing. When you look at a photo album it’s lovely to remember being so young but it’s also good to know you grew up! – Jenny Agutter

1893. We’re not earthly beings any more… we’re cosmic beings. – Eden Ahbez

1894. The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved, just to love and be loved. – Eden Ahbez

1895. The earth is my altar, the sky is my dome, mind is my garden, the heart is my home and I’m always at home – yea, I’m always at Om. – Eden Ahbez

1896. Some white people hate black people, and some white people love black people, some black people hate white people, and some black people love white people. So you see it’s not an issue of black and white, it’s an issue of Lovers and Haters. – Eden Ahbez

1897. Now Heaven and Earth are older than the temples, and older than the Scriptures. – Eden Ahbez

1898. I am a being of Heaven and Earth, of thunder and lightning, of rain and wind, of the galaxies. – Eden Ahbez

1899. Technical knowledge has now become an integral aspect of the Iranian psyche. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1900. It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1901. Nuclear energy is the scientific achievement of the Iranian nation. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1902. One can not impede scientific progress. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1903. Our dear country, Iran, throughout history has been subject to threats. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1904. Iranians defend and present their Islamic and Iranian identity to other people worldwide. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1905. Our nation is today a powerful nation. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1906. People should have freedom in their pilgrimages and tours. They should come and visit historical monuments and sites – let’s say the sites around Iran – where they can easily engage in wide- scale contacts with others. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1907. The system of domination is founded on depriving nations of their true identity. It seeks to deprive nations of their culture, identity, self-confidence and in this way dominate them. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1908. The UN structure is one-sided, stacked against the world of Islam. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1909. The United States’ administrations… must recognize that Iran is a big power. Having said that, we consider ourselves to be a human force and a cultural power and hence a friend of other nations. We have never sought to dominate others or to violate the rights of any other country. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1910. The wave of the Islamic revolution will soon reach the entire world. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1911. Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1912. Today, the Muslim world is the poorest of the global powers. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1913. We are not afraid of nuclear weapons. The point is that if we had in fact wanted to build a nuclear bomb, we are brave enough to say that we want it. But we never do that. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1914. We believe that visa quotas should be lifted and people should visit anywhere they wish freely. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1915. We desire an expansion of relations with regional states and the establishment of extensive public contacts. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1916. Our enemies can deal a blow to us any time they wish. They did not wait for permission to do this. They do not deal a blow with prior notice. They do not take action because they can’t. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1917. Global equations undergo changes, this is their nature. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1918. Fortunately, Iranians are politically active worldwide. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1919. For this reason, the expansion of relations with all countries is on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran. I mean balanced relationships, based on mutual respect and observation of each other’s rights. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1920. For hundreds of years Iranians have been migrating to many parts of the world. They took Islamic culture to other parts of the world and established it there. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1921. We’ve never been anti-Semitic. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1922. In Iran I think nobody loses their job because of making a statement that reflects their opinion. From this point of view, conditions in Iran are far better than in many other places in the world. – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

1923. Ah, the pleasure, the joy – a big news story that runs and runs, that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues, saying ‘it’ll never happen’, only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary. – Kamal Ahmed

1924. As we saw in the Queen’s Speech, anti-social behaviour – a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories – is the political theme of the moment. – Kamal Ahmed

1925. Of, course it always cheers a news editor when a story has what we describe as ‘legs’ therefore it, erm, runs. – Kamal Ahmed

1926. For us Africans, literature must serve a purpose: to expose, embarrass, and fight corruption and authoritarianism. It is understandable why the African artist is utilitarian. – Ama Ata Aidoo

1927. They had always told me that I wrote like a man. – Ama Ata Aidoo

1928. It’s a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children. – Ama Ata Aidoo

1929. People are worms, and even the God who created them is immensely bored with their antics. – Ama Ata Aidoo

1930. My mother was the total influence. My father was what we call a nomadic person; he was a wanderer. – Danny Aiello

1931. There was certainly less profanity in the Godfather than in the Sopranos. There was a kind of respect. It’s not that I totally agreed with it, but it was a great piece of art. – Danny Aiello

1932. The choreographer for the Milton Berle show wanted me to audition. I walked away from that. – Danny Aiello

1933. People have an image of Italians. When I go somewhere in the world, I don’t care where it is, when they look at me it’s not about my intelligence. It’s who can I beat up. – Danny Aiello

1934. An album is such a personal thing. It’s something I always wanted to do. It’s me doing me, singing as me. – Danny Aiello

1935. If I stunk for some reason, you can always blame it on the character. – Danny Aiello

1936. I’m a traditionalist. I have certain values I live by. – Danny Aiello

1937. I have sons, and they have never said the word hell in front of me or my wife. That’s the truth. – Danny Aiello

1938. Death can’t be so bad if mom went through it. It makes it easier for the child to follow. – Danny Aiello

1939. I don’t know anyone who curses the way they do on the Sopranos. Not in an Italian household. I never said the word hell in front of my mother. – Danny Aiello

1940. You don’t have to be worried about labeling me. – Danny Aiello

1941. My entire family were Democrats all our lives. But because how furious I was about the previous administration, I turned in my card to become a Republican. I did not want to be known as a Democrat under that person’s regime. – Danny Aiello

1942. I know that I’ve got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up. But I’m happy with myself. I’m not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here. – Clay Aiken

1943. I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I’m trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model. – Clay Aiken

1944. I mean, that’s kind of what this business is about in some ways. You’re trying to make everybody like you. But you can’t do that. You can’t force everybody – anybody to like you if they’re just not willing to do it. – Clay Aiken

1945. I kind of had my life planned out for me. I’d be married at some point, have, you know, 1.5 children, and be a principal possibly one day. But I think that that was kind of my problem. I allowed myself to plan out my life and didn’t let provident direction guide my life. – Clay Aiken

1946. I think celebrities have an obligation to the public to not just sing or act. – Clay Aiken

1947. I could have a degree in music and come on the show, and Simon could still say ‘You stink’. – Clay Aiken

1948. I think I probably hoped for it a little bit, but I’m not an optimist. I’m a realist… or maybe even a pessimist. – Clay Aiken

1949. I thought about that the other day after I went to the grocery store and had to sign fifteen autographs before leaving. On one hand, it’s just so flattering. On the other hand, sometimes it would be nice to get the bread and leave, you know? – Clay Aiken

1950. I sometimes think I might be autistic because I like to know – I need to know – my beginnings and my ends. I don’t have to be in control of it, but I need to know what’s going on. – Clay Aiken

1951. I got rid of my glasses and they changed my hair. That’s really all they did. They went shopping for me, so the clothes are different too. It wasn’t like Extreme Makeover where I got a nose job or anything. – Clay Aiken

1952. I decided to study special education and fell in love with working with individuals with autism. That’s what I planned to do with my life. – Clay Aiken

1953. I auditioned just for fun. – Clay Aiken

1954. But I was going to be a teacher my entire life, so I wasn’t counting on money to much. – Clay Aiken

1955. And I think that when I finally decided to let go and let God and allow that to happen, I became a lot more successful than I could have done if I had planned it all myself. – Clay Aiken

1956. And I don’t think that success can be measured by how many TV shows you’re on. – Clay Aiken

1957. Actually, I don’t hate cats, I’m just kind of afraid of them. – Clay Aiken

1958. I want to make sure that no matter how long I go through this, I don’t fall into the trap of changing and modifying how I do things that aren’t a positive example. I want to remain somebody that the entire family can listen to or watch. – Clay Aiken

1959. I’m really not that special. Really, I’m not. I was on a big TV show, but it was just a TV show. – Clay Aiken

1960. I did get a degree in special education. – Clay Aiken

1961. Well, there are certain words and emotions I don’t want kids hearing, and I’m not changing because they think it’s going to sell better. This is going to sound horrible, but I got 12 million votes doing what I did. – Clay Aiken

1962. I went to school for special education. I always assumed when I had the opportunity I would love to try and help kids with disabilities. – Clay Aiken

1963. While everyone I work with may not share my beliefs, I have been surrounded by nothing but support. – Clay Aiken

1964. Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our particular year was going to get a record contract also. So it was kind of a – it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity. – Clay Aiken

1965. If my career detour from special education to singing has done one thing, it has afforded me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. – Clay Aiken

1966. Well, financially it’s a little bit better. But it’s better than than when I was a teacher. But I kind of – it’s allowed me to buy a house. And I’ve been able to help my mother with some stuff and my brother. So, that’s nice. – Clay Aiken

1967. There are stars out there who would die to have this much exposure. – Clay Aiken

1968. The greatest glory never comes from falling, but from rising each time you fall. – Clay Aiken

1969. My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage. – Clay Aiken

1970. You know, I think I’m a stronger person for realizing that you can’t make everybody love you. – Clay Aiken

1971. It’s important that I make a difference in some way. It’s not necessarily how I make a difference, but I want to make sure that I do. – Clay Aiken

1972. It’s a whole team of people working 24 hours around the clock to make me look like this. – Clay Aiken

1973. It doesn’t really matter to me how I make a difference, I just wanna make sure that I do. – Clay Aiken

1974. In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people. – Clay Aiken

1975. I’m religious. I think this is something God had planned for me. – Clay Aiken

1976. I was on TV for almost sixteen weeks during American Idol. It’s at the point now where it’s old. – Clay Aiken

1977. I’m being trained to shake the bon-bon appropriately. – Clay Aiken

1978. It’s not the money. It’s not the fame. It’s the influence. – Clay Aiken

1979. I love you, what star do you live on? – Conrad Aiken

1980. Music I heard with you was more than music, and bread I broke with you was more than bread. Now that I am without you, all is desolate; all that was once so beautiful is dead. – Conrad Aiken

1981. All lovely things will have an ending, All lovely things will fade and die; And youth, that’s now so bravely spending, Will beg a penny by and by. – Conrad Aiken

1982. Separate we come, and separate we go, And this be it known, is all that we know. – Conrad Aiken

1983. People are people the world over. Some are good, some bad, some greedy and some generous. Nations are like people and act the same way. – George Aiken

1984. If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon. – George Aiken

1985. As one who has often felt this need, and who has found refreshment in wild places, I attest to the recreational value of wilderness. – George Aiken

1986. True conservation provides for wise use by the general public. The American people do not want our resources preserved for the exclusive use of the wealthy. These land and water resources belong to the people, and people of all income levels should have easy access to them. – George D. Aiken

1987. The best policy is to declare victory and leave. – George D. Aiken

1988. There’s my education in computers, right there; this is the whole thing, everything I took out of a book. – Howard Aiken

1989. The desire to economize time and mental effort in arithmetical computations, and to eliminate human liability to error is probably as old as the science of arithmetic itself. – Howard Aiken

1990. Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. – Howard Aiken

1991. The shortest distance between two points is under construction. – Leo Aikman

1992. The best way to break a bad habit is to drop it. – Leo Aikman

1993. You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. – Leo Aikman

1994. You never pull the trigger until you know you can win. – Roger Ailes

1995. CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad. – Roger Ailes

1996. We’re not programming to conservatives. We’re just not eliminating their point of view. – Roger Ailes

1997. I don’t have any focus groups on talent and programming. If I need five people in a mall to be paid $40 to tell me how to do my job, I shouldn’t do my job. – Roger Ailes

1998. I always want more. – Alvin Ailey

1999. Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there’s no reason to. – Alvin Ailey

2000. The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it’s with you all the time. – Alvin Ailey

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