Quotes

“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.”

Jan 3 2014

Abraham Lincoln, was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He also led America through the devastating Civil war.

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“That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.”

Dec 26 2013

George Carlin, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, satirist, actor, and writer/author who won five Grammy Awards for his comedy albums.

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“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever.”

Dec 17 2013

Alfred Tennyson, was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

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“If you're too open-minded; your brains will fall out.”

Dec 10 2013

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, an American poet, painter, liberal activist. Best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over one million copies.

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“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

Dec 5 2013

Mary Anne, known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist, and translator and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.

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“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”

Nov 14 2013

Aristotle, was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. Together with Plato, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.

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“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

Nov 1 2013

Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

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“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”

Oct 21 2013

Abraham Lincoln, was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He also led America through the devastating Civil war.

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“All thinking men are atheists.”

Oct 18 2013

Ernest Hemmingway, was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations.

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“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”

Oct 6 2013

Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

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“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”

Oct 4 2013

Billy Sunday, was an American athlete who, after being a popular outfielder in baseball's National League during the 1880s, became the most celebrated and influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.

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“All book sense without common sense, makes an educated fool.”

Oct 3 2013

– Unknown.

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“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender.”

Oct 2 2013

Tupac Shakur, was an American rapper and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

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“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

Sep 28 2013

J. M. Barrie, was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland.

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“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”

Sep 27 2013

George Washington, was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

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“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Sep 13 2013

Paulo Coelho, is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today.

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“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Sep 11 2013

Winston Churchill, a British politician, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

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“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!”

Sep 6 2013

Audrey Hepburn, was a British actress and humanitarian. Recognized as both a film and fashion icon, Hepburn was active during Hollywood's Golden Age.

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“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”

Jul 21 2013

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America.

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“Give a man a mask and he will show his true face.”

Jul 20 2013

Oscar Wilde, an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s.

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“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”

Jul 20 2013

Albert Camus, a French-Algeria-born French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher.

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“There are no facts, only interpretations.”

Jun 28 2013

Friedrich Nietzsche, a German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist. He wrote critical texts on religion, morality, philosophy, and science.

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“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

Jun 22 2013

Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India. Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

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“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.”

May 23 2013

Albert Camus, was a French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist, and philosopher. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism.

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“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

May 16 2013

Socrates, was a classical Greek Athenian philosopher. Credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy, he is an enigmatic figure known chiefly through the accounts of later classical writers, especially the writings of his students Plato and Xenophon.

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

May 15 2013

Anne Frank, one of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Her diary has been the basis for several plays and films. She gained international fame posthumously after her diary was published. It documents her experiences hiding during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II.

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“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”

May 12 2013

Marilyn Monroe, was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.

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“When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”

May 11 2013

Groucho Marx, was an American comedian and film and television star. He is known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators.

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“Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.”

May 9 2013

Stephen Chbosky, an American novelist, screenwriter, and film director best known for writing the coming of age novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

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“It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”

May 2 2013

– Maurice Switzer.

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