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Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.
Sir Edmund Leach

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
Aristotle

It's hard thinking about Iraq at night when I'm dancing with transvestites in the afternoon.
Jerry Springer

A performance like that
in Poland was the best way to answer the critics. [On criticism of the Welsh team]
Ryan Giggs

Good coffee is a benefit, but great coffee is a reward, and the difference between good and great is just pennies a day.
Richard Wyckoff

I am not going to sit here and say to you everything in the health service is perfect.
Tony Blair

I'm just so proud of myself. You always have these dreams about winning, but you never think your dreams will be reality.
Christine Ohuruogu

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese

To win the secret of a weed's plain heart
James Russell Lowell

He's taking over at the worst time, because Scotland are sitting so proudly at the top of their group. There's only one way they can go - they can either stay there or go the other way [on Alex McLeish]
Craig Brown

Don't give up on the child. Give the child an education. Give them daily love.
Chris Burke

No doubt I'll get a letter from the FA, asking me to explain my comments. Maybe I'll show them a video of the game and say, 'There are my comments, you tell me about it'
Paul Jewell

Envy is like a fly that passes all the body's sounder parts, and dwells upon the sores.
Arthur Chapman

At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.
Raymond Chandler

On her Slave For You video: It's a very sensual video so I thought it was a good reflection of the song. My Mum thought it was... different.
Britney Spears

'There is no remembrance of men of old, and even those who are yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow.' Ecclesiastes 1:11
New International Version
King Solomon

Waiting for the end, boys, waiting for the end. (Just a smack at Auden, 1940)
Sir William Empson

I don't have a burning desire to become a dancer but the idea of doing something I've never done before in front of a huge live audience is such an adrenalin rush. And it'll give the friends and family something to have a giggle about
Matt Dawson

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
George Bernard Shaw

Light is the symbol of truth
James Russell Lowell

South Africa had been under the cosh all afternoon to the extent that Graeme Smith - knocked unconscious during morning fielding practice - rose from his sick bed to regain control in the middle.
Jonathan Agnew

I can't stand to see red in my profit-or-loss column. I'm Taurus the Bull, so I react to red. If I see it, I sell my stocks quickly.
Barbra Streisand

Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
Mary Baker Eddy

There is always a heavy demand for fresh mediocrity. In every generation the least cultivated taste has the largest appetite
Paul Gauguin

And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face.
Carol Moseley Braun

Vulgarized knowledge characteristically gives birth to a feeling that everything is understandable and explained. It is like a system of bridges built over chasms. One can travel boldly ahead over these bridges, ignoring the chasms. It is forbidden to look down into them; but that, alas, does not alter the fact that they exist.
Czeslaw Milosz

I'm now in the semis this year and I have a little more confidence and I hope to win [on reaching Oz Open semis, 06]
David Nalbandian

That man is the measure of all things. (In Plato Theatetus)
Protagoras

England must be wondering if Mahmood is a good bet for the Ashes
Jonathan Agnew

Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense
William Lyon Phelps

Valour is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes.
Carl Sandburg

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
Clive Barnes

Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness then.
Anthony Hopkins

I dunno, if they ain't got you one way they have got you another. What's the answer? Thats what I keep asking myself. What's it all about? Know what I mean?
Michael Caine

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
Henry Miller

Life is a mission. Every other definition of life is false, and leads all who accept it astray. Religion, science, philosophy, though still at variance upon many points, all agree in this, that every existence is an aim.
Giuseppe Mazzini

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Emma Goldman

People used to say it was important that me and Goughy bowled well together, but the truth is there were many other good bowlers around who also contributed!
Andrew Caddick

The chief character in this narrative is the Caribbean Sea, one of the world's most alluring bodies of water, a rare gem among the oceans, defined by the islands that form a chain of lovely jewels to the north and east
James Michener

I have been one acquainted with the night.
Robert Frost

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Long afterward, many would remember those two days in the first week of October with vividness and anguish
Arthur Hailey

Pats on the back soften up champions, punches on the jaw don't. I've already delivered one or two upper cuts. [on Wales losing 5 - 1 to Slovakia]
John Toshack

My father always took me to the library. We were both book addicts
Cornelia Funke

He gave me the nickname 600 because he would like me to become his 600th victim. I hope he doesn't get there all summer. [on Shane Warne]
Kevin Pietersen

Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.
Thomas Fuller

There are three kinds of man you must never trust: a man who hunts south of the Thames, a man who has soup for lunch; and a man who waxes his moustache.
Sir James Richards

Girls should never have to pay for their drinks
Sam Marchant

That witch tricked me into spreading lies about Paul... At one stage we were so close I viewed her as the daughter I never had. Today I think of her as the witch I wish I never met
Michele Elyzabeth

My money goes to my agent, then to my accountant and from him to the tax man.
Glenda Jackson



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