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A series of rumours about my attitude, as well as derogatory remarks about myself and my family showed me that the personal resentment of the Detroit general manager toward me would make it impossible for me to continue playing hockey in Detroit.
Ted Lindsay

A war can perhaps be won single-handedly. But peace - lasting peace - cannot be secured without the support of all.
Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva

Change is certain. Peace is followed by disturbances; departure of evil men by their return. Such recurrences should not constitute occasions for sadness but realities for awareness, so that one may be happy in the interim.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

The right honourable gentleman is reminiscent of a poker. The only difference is that a poker gives off the occasional signs of warmth. (On Robert Peel)
Benjamin Disraeli

The Ewok storytelling scene [his fave Star Wars moment]
Anthony Daniels

I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content.
Ryan Seacrest

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me.
Simone De Beauvoir

In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
Friedrich Schlegel

A great leader [on Clive Woodward]
Rupert Lowe

Adversity, which makes us indulgent to others, renders them severe towards us.
Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

Who would have thought that Blair would have given us war after war, House of Lords sleaze, an accelerating climate-change crisis, and an outsourced, market-driven NHS?
Derek Walls

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea. - Cause of Death
Patricia Cornwell

We learn our virtues from our friends who love us; our faults from the enemy who hates us. We cannot easily discover our real character from a friend. He is a mirror, on which the warmth of our breath impedes the clearness of the reflection.
Jean Paul Richter

The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.
Michael Moore

I think he is a long-term name. He is a very big talent. [Stewart Downing]
Sven Goran Eriksson

During the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that conditions called war; and such a war, as if of every man, against every man.
Thomas Hobbes

Afterwards he met with 100 donors, not campaign donors, heart donors. [Dick Cheney]
Jay Leno

I was converted from fool when my spine was somewhat reorganized. What amazed me was how fast a perfectly robust man looking forward to nothing more terminal than a night in Toledo can cease being alive once he pulls the dreamboat out of the driveway.
Russell Baker

If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.
Abraham Maslow

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
H G Wells

In Cleveland there is legislation moving forward to ban people from wearing pants that fit too low. However, there is lots of opposition from the plumber' union.
Conan O'Brien

A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Power doesn't have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know you have it.
Ralph Ellison

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.
Solomon Short

I'm working my way toward divinity.
Bette Midler

The sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow
C F Forbes

'This war is not about slavery' (said whilst letting his slaves go)
Robert E Lee

In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
Ernest Hemingway

Accuracy of language is one of the bulwarks of truth
Anna Brownell Jameson

I will go anywhere, provided it is forward
David Livingstone

A muscle is like a car. If you want it to run well early in the morning, you have to warm it up.
Florence Griffith Joyner

A war for a great principle ennobles a nation.
Albert Pike

One certain effect of war is to diminish freedom of expression.
Howard Zinn

He had been eight years upon a project for extracting sunbeams out of cucumbers, which were to be put into vials hermetically sealed, and let out to warm the air in raw, inclement summers.
Jonathan Swift

Afterwards, in the dusty little corners where London's secret servants drink together, there was argument about where the Dolphin case history should really begin
John Le Carre

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
Albert Pike

Modern societies march towards morality in proportion as they leave religion behind.
Paul Bert

We will move forward, we will move upward, and yes, we will move onward.
Dan Quayle

Beware ambition; heaven is not reached with pride; but with submission
Thomas Middleton

If you bowl the opposition out cheaply in warm up games, you feel underprepared [ah, so that's why he hasn't done it for five years!]
Steve Harmison

Edward Clare was cleaning his teeth in the cavernous bathroom in Number Five Ann Street, Edinburgh. He was counting the brushstrokes in his head, as his mother had instructed; never less than 200. [Number 10]
Sue Townsend

We plough the fields and scatter
The good seed on the land,
But it is fed and watered
By God's almighty hand;
He sends the snow in winter,
The warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine
And soft refreshing rain. [Hymn]
Matthias Claudius

The man who is aware of himself is henceforward independent; and he is never bored, and life is only too short, and he is steeped through and through with a profound yet temperate happiness.
Richard Nixon

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurber

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.
George Herbert

We must recognise the new realities of modern warfare and the modern landscape of a battlefield.
Susan Davis

I was brought up to be wary of people who pick up their bat and go home. Muralitharan has played all these Tests and taken all these cheap wickets, like against the Zimbabwe 2nd XI, but now he is not fronting up when the going gets tough.
Dennis Lillee

A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Caskie Stinnett

Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
George Orwell

Being at the right place at the right time can only happen when you keep moving toward the next opportunity.
Arthur Pine



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