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"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult."
"Convinced myself, I seek not to convince."
Edgar Allan Poe
"Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles."
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes."
"Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away."
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
"There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it."
"Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view."
George Bush, Sr.
"I like life. It's something to do."
"We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?"
"People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get."
"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others."
"If God had really intended men to fly, he'd make it easier to get to the airport."
"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier."
"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment."
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be."
"How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?"
Charles De Gaulle
"Jean Paul Sartre says in "No Exit" that hell is other people. Well, our task in life is to make it heaven. Or at least earth."
"Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age."
"In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings."
"A hypocrite is a person who... but who isn't?"
"Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning."
"Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae."
"The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward."
John Maynard Keynes
"My one regret in life is that I am not someone else."
"Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability."
George Bernard Shaw
"As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on."
"I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell."
Harry S Truman
"All things that are truly great are at first thought impossible."
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"It's the process of striving that makes us grow - not necessarily the result. Running against the wind makes us better than running with it."
Herb Elliott MBE
"Justice is what you get when you run out of money."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"My head knows that perfection is impossible. But my heart insists that I must keep trying. Maybe my heart is wiser than I think."
"Systems allow us to apply the best thinking and give us a benchmark against which to measure and evaluate future ideas."
"There is no such thing as can't; only varying degrees of dont want to."
"Half the failures in life arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping."
Julius Charles Hare
"People who are just in it for the money - they usually fail."
Robert Holmes A Court
"It's not the men in my life. It's the life in my men."
"Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?"
"The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office."
"Good leaders must first become good servants."
"Leaders get out in front and stay there by raising the standards by which they judge themselves - and by which they are willing to be judged."
"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."
Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it."
George Bernhard Shaw
"A liberal is man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel."
"Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so."
John Stuart Mill
"Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them."
P. G. Wodehouse
"Each and every email answered promptly. Very helpful contacts at the bureau."
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