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  • #1
    François de La Rochefoucauld
    “Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
    François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims

  • #2
    T.S. Eliot
    “To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.”
    T.S. Eliot, The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism

  • #3
    John Steinbeck
    “And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed.”
    John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath

  • #4
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
    Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

  • #5
    John le Carré
    “A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.”
    John le Carré

  • #6
    Napoleon Hill
    “The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
    Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller - Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
    Mark Twain

  • #8
    Carl Sandburg
    “Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.”
    Carl Sandburg

  • #9
    Winston S. Churchill
    “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #10
    Edgar Allan Poe
    “I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.”
    Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia

  • #11
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    “For, after all, you do grow up, you do outgrow your ideals, which turn to dust and ashes, which are shattered into fragments; and if you have no other life, you just have to build one up out of these fragments. And all the time your soul is craving and longing for something else. And in vain does the dreamer rummage about in his old dreams, raking them over as though they were a heap of cinders, looking in these cinders for some spark, however tiny, to fan it into a flame so as to warm his chilled blood by it and revive in it all that he held so dear before, all that touched his heart, that made his blood course through his veins, that drew tears from his eyes, and that so splendidly deceived him!”
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky, White Nights and Other Stories

  • #12
    Philip Pullman
    “That’s the duty of the old, to be anxious on behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old.”
    Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass

  • #13
    William Shakespeare
    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.”
    William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

  • #14
    George Plimpton
    “I have never been convinced there's anything inherently wrong in having fun. ”
    George Plimpton

  • #15
    Cynthia Ozick
    “We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
    Cynthia Ozick

  • #16
    Barbara Taylor Bradford
    “We are each the authors of our own lives, Emma. We live in what we have created. There is no way to shift the blame and no one else to accept the accolades.”
    Barbara Taylor Bradford, A Woman of Substance

  • #17
    Mae West
    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
    Mae West

  • #18
    Robert A. Heinlein
    “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
    Robert A. Heinlein

  • #19
    Mother Teresa
    “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
    Mother Teresa

  • #20
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #21
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #22
    Marilyn Monroe
    “I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #23
    Albert Einstein
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #24
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #25
    Charles Bukowski
    “My ambition is handicapped by laziness”
    Charles Bukowski, Factotum

  • #26
    Charles Bukowski
    “We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.”
    Charles Bukowski

  • #27
    Charles Bukowski
    “Do you hate people?”

    “I don't hate them...I just feel better when they're not around.”
    Charles Bukowski, Barfly

  • #28
    Groucho Marx
    “My mother loved children -- she would have given anything if I had been one.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #29
    Groucho Marx
    “She's so in love with me, she doesn't know anything. That's why she's in love with me.”
    Groucho Marx

  • #30
    Groucho Marx
    “Hello, I must be going.”
    Groucho Marx



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