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The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.
Harold Wilkins

When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even our virtues.
Honore De Balzac

I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
Vaclav Havel

His temperament has been one thing people have spoken about and he proved that [on Ian Bell]
Michael Vaughan

A place is an area within an environment that has been altered in such a way to make the general environment more conspicuous.
Carl Andre

Gentlemen, listen to me slowly.
Samuel Goldwyn

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.
Margaret Mead

To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
Gustav Flaubert

Women, like princes, find few real friends.
Lord George Lyttleton

A few years ago if you went down easily it was a sign of weakness but there is a different mentality now.

If you watch the game in Spain and Italy they are not afraid to go down. Big strong players do it to try to get people booked and sent off.
Jason Roberts

What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.
Paul Valery

The more I know about men the more I like dogs.
Gloria Allred

I am apt to suspect... all the other species of men... to be naturally inferior to white. There never was a civilzation of any other complexion than white, nor even any individual eminent either in action or speculation.
David Hume

To hope means to be ready at every moment for that which is not yet born, and yet not become desperate if there is no birth in our lifetime.
Erich Fromm

When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
Harry S Truman

What is a highbrow? He is a man who has found something more interesting than women (New York Times)
Edgar Wallace

We intend to lead a government of purpose and direction so that we can offer the people of this nation the opportunity to move forward to independence, democracy and equality.
Alex Salmond

The Government's enthusiasm for 24 hour drinking puzzles me... We want people to be responsible, yet we urge them to drink.
Frank Dobson

Luck is only important insofar as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you've got to have talent and know how to use it.
Frank Sinatra

The ultimate effect of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.
Herbert Spencer

It was phenomenal. I was doing two ongoing series, each totally different from the other, and they were both successful. [On a very successful acting period in his career]
William Daniels

I'll get as much treatment as I can on it and touch wood - I'm touching my head - I'll be all right [on battling to get fit for the fifth Ashes test]
Simon Jones

Arguments of convenience lack integrity and inevitably trip you up.
Donald Rumsfeld

As the French say, there are three sexes - men, women, and clergymen.
Sydney Smith

Science is a kind of glorified tailoring enterprise, a method for taking measurements that describe something reality that may not be understood at all.
Michael Crichton

I am a firm believer in free but fair trade. However the United States should not be on the losing end of trade agreements that are not enforced.
Elizabeth Dole

We are prepared to go to the gates of Hell - but no further. (Attempting to reach an agreement with Napoleon, c.1800-1)
Pius VII

The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
Alexander Graham Bell

What time he can spare from the adornment of his person he devotes to the neglect of his duties.
William Hepworth Thompson

Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it.
Hannah More

Blood sport is brought to its ultimate refinement in the gossip columns.
Bernard Ingham

Do you believe that when the Chancellor of the Exchequer [Gordon Brown] becomes prime minister you, and the department, will be scrapped? [to John Prescott]
Andrew Mackay

All men are created equal.
Thomas Jefferson

Nor is this lower world but a huge inn,
And men the rambling passengers
James Howell

Who can wonder at the attractiveness of the bar, for our ambitious young men, when the highest bribes of society are at the feet of the successful orator?
Marsilio Ficino

This season we've had tournaments in Malta and China but the prize money is terrible. It's a bit of a shambles.
Matthew Stevens

For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.
Isabel Allende

I'm happy being single at the moment!
Ashlee Simpson

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it's not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
Rollo May

It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are.
Arthur Schopenhauer

The charm, one might say the genius, of memory is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental.
Elizabeth Barrett

I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars.
Erma Bombeck

I do not inveigh against higher education, I simply maintain that the sort of education the people of the South stand most in need of, is elementary and industrial.
Timothy Fortune

I think it's going to be a phenomenal week - it's historical and significant and both teams have a lot to play for. The spirit will be tough and fierce but also full of respect
Tom Lehman

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
George Orwell

Librarians see themselves as the guardians of the First Amendment. You got a thousand Mother Joneses at the barricades! I love the librarians, and I am grateful for them!
Michael Moore

I want to lead a government humble enough to know its place - where I will always strive to be - and that is on people's side
Gordon Brown

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
John Gardner

We have weapons of mass destruction we have to address here at home. Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction. Homelessness is a weapon of mass destruction. Unemployment is a weapon of mass destruction.
Dennis Kucinich

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
Albert Schweitzer



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