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The test of an author is not to be found merely in the number of his phrases that pass current in the corner of newspapers...but in the number of passages that have really taken root in younger minds.

- Thomas Higginson
The only time you ever run out of chances is when you stop taking them.

- Patty Labelle
I have spent all my life under a Communist regime, and I will tell you that a society without any objective legal scale is a terrible one indeed. But a society with no other scale but the legal one is not quite worthy of man either.

- Solzhenitsyn, Alexander
Lighter is the wound foreseen.

- Cato the Elder
Let us be grateful to Adam, our benefactor. He cut us out of the blessing of idleness and won for us the curse of labor.

- Twain, Mark
How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.

- Seattle, Chief
I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion.

- Dorothy Parker
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.

- Edith Wharton
The expectation that every neurotic phenomenon can be cured may, I suspect, be derived from the layman's belief that the neuroses are something quite unnecessary which have no right whatever to exist. Whereas in fact they are severe, constitutionally fixed illnesses, which rarely restrict themselves to only a few attacks but persist as a rule over long periods throughout life.

- Freud, Sigmund
There are some people who knock the pyramids because they don't have elevators.

- Ferree, Jim
The rope by which the great blocks of taxes are attached to any citizenry is simple loyalty.

- King, Stephen
The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other.

- Alexis de Tocqueville
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

- Ronald Reagan
It's better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

- Thurber, James
Every vice has its excuse ready.

- Syrus, Publilius
The only people who like change are wet babies.

My toughest fight was with my first wife.

- Muhammad Ali
A dog will look up on you; a cat will look down on you; however, a pig will see you eye to eye and know it has found an equal.

- Churchill
We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us.

- Eric Hoffer
The human spirit is so great a thing that no man can express it; could we rightly comprehend the mind of man nothing would be impossible to us upon the earth.

- Paracelsus, Philipus A.

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