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There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Elbert Hubbard

The world looks a totally different place after two wins. I can even enjoy watching Blind Date or laugh at Noel's House Party.
Gordon Strachan

And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
Walt Whitman

The harm done is often difficult to repair.
Yusuf Islam

'It sounds vain, but I could probably make a difference for almost everyone I ever met if I chose to involve myself with them either professionally or personally.'
Kevin Costner

We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you donít know where youíre aiming, you donít have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.
Mary Kay Ash

I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet, but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
Harold Bloom

I can't do with mountains at close quarters - they are always in the way, and they are so stupid, never moving and never doing anything but obtrude themselves.
D H Lawrence

Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
Elizabeth Goudge

If a man loves the labour of his trade, apart from any question of success or fame, the gods have called him.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame.
Balthasar Gracian

And they that rule in England, in stately conclaves met, alas, alas for England they have no graves as yet.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
John Gardner

Is it not a noble farce wherein kings, republics, and emperors have for so many ages played their parts, and to which the vast universe serves for a theatre?
Montaigne

I submit that the traditional definition of psychiatry, which is still vogue, places it alongside such things as alchemy and astrology, and commits it to the category of pseudo-science.
Thomas Szasz

That's the first thing Hoggy [Matthew Hoggard] has got right in a while: Tony Blair is a knob.
Andrew Flintoff

Here lies a civil servant. He was civil to everyone, and servant to the devil (in The London Zoo)
C H Sisson

I think I was first awakened to musical exploration by Dizzy Gillespie and Bird. It was through their work that I began to learn about musical structures and the more theoretical aspects of music.
John Coltrane

The most drastic, and usually the most effective remedy for fear is direct action.
William Burnham

We mistake the gratuitous blessings of heaven for the fruits of our own industry
Sir Roger L'Estrange

I am but mad north-north-west; when the wind is southerly, I know a hawk from a handsaw
William Shakespeare

I used to say to my auntie, 'You throw my fu*kin' poetry out, and you'll regret it when I'm famous,' and she threw the bast*rd stuff out. I never forgave her for not treating me like a fu*kin' genius or whatever I was when I was a child.
John Lennon

The fantasist in whom the reality barrier has broken down is unreliable, believing things when he should not, and telling things as true when they are not.
Simon Blackburn

A collection of short stories is generally thought to be a horrendous clinker; an enforced courtesy for the elderly writer who wants to display the trophies of his youth, along with his trout flies.
John Cheever

A well-composed song strikes the mind and softens the feelings, and produces a greater effect than a moral work, which convinces our reason, but does not warm our feelings, nor effect the slightest alteration in our habits
Napoleon Bonaparte

We were always the better team but Everton threw on their He-Men and I was always worried they would get a touch or ricochet.
Steve Bruce

The reason the prime minister has cancelled this election is because the Conservative Party is making the arguments about the changes this country needs.
David Cameron

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
Thomas Mann

A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I hadn't been President of the United States, I probably would have ended up a piano player in a bawdy house.
Harry S Truman

Where boasting ends, there dignity begins
Edward Young

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
J B Priestley

The sight is in end.
David Pleat

Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing which separates them but is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.
Simone Weil

The more any one speaks of himself, the less he likes to hear another talked of
Johann Lavater

There is nothing that man fears more than the touch of the unknown. He wants to see what is reaching towards him, and to be able to recognize or at least classify it. Man always tends to avoid physical contact with anything strange.
Elias Canetti

'I am not going to be no senorita' - on the prospect of moving to Spain
Victoria Beckham

I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years.
Henry Moore

As the case stands
Thomas Middleton

We milk the cow of the world, and as we do We whispher in her ear, 'You are not true'. (Epistemology)
Richard Wilbur

No manager can afford to have a bad apple in the dressing-room.
Neil Warnock

The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
Alice Walker

I'm forty-three years old, and I'm the healthiest candidate for President in the United States. You've traveled with me enough to know that I'm not going to die in office.
John F Kennedy

I like someone who embraces life; who wants to be on a long journey but has no particular plan or destination in mind. An adventurous man, open to the concept of living life in the moment.
Jill Hennessy

Winning the Ashes wasn't the peak for us; it was another notch on the ladder we're climbing up.
Marcus Trescothick

I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Lord Byron

The buttocks are the most aesthetically pleasing part of the body because they are non-functional. Although they conceal an essential orifice, these pointless globes are as near as the human form can ever come to abstract art.
Kenneth Tynan

I'm not an egomaniac like a lot of people say. But I am the world's best dancer, that's for sure
Michael Flatley

I think that the team that wins game five will win the series. Unless we lose game five
Charles Barkley

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Noel Coward



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