Quotes

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”

Sep 1 2016

William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist.

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“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized.”

Aug 2 2015

Daniel Hudson Burnham , FAIA (September 4, 1846 – June 1, 1912) was an American architect and urban designer. Burnham took a leading role in the creation of master plans for the development of a number of cities, including Chicago, Manila and downtown Washington, D.C.

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“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”

Jun 11 2014

– This saying was coined by Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie (1837–1919) in her novel, Mrs. Dymond (1885)

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“Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.”

Apr 16 2014

Eleanor Roosevelt; she was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the post from 1933 to 1945 during her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office.

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“He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions.”

Feb 6 2014

Confucius, was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.

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“It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.”

Feb 4 2014

Lou Holtz, is a retired American football coach, and active sportscaster, author, and motivational speaker.

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“The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.”

Jan 30 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson, is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator.

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“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

Jan 27 2014

George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

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“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”

Jan 9 2014

Isaac Asimov, was an American author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

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“If a book about failures doesn't sell, is it a success?”

Jan 7 2014

Jerry Seinfeld, is an American comedian, actor, writer, and television/film producer, best known for playing a semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld (1989–1998), which he co-created and co-wrote with Larry David.

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“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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