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As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.
~ Josh Billings | ( American humorist and lecturer. ) | 1815-1885 | Success
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The biggest problem with every art is by the use of appearance to create a loftier reality.
~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe | ( German poet) | 1749-1832 | Art
quotes Division : German Poets   
     
The superiority of one man's opinion over another's is never so great as when the opinion is about a woman.
~ Henry James | ( American author. ) | 1843-1916 | Men and Women
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Everything you can imagine is real.
~ Pablo Picasso | ( Spanish painter. ) | 1881-1973 | Imagination
quotes Division : Artists   
     
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
~ Samuel Butler | ( British poet and satirist. ) | 1612-1680 | Agreement
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
Ambition can creep as well as soar.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | Ambition
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.
~ Lord Chesterfield| (British statesman.) | 1694-1773 | Time
quotes Division : Statesmen and politicians   
     
It should be noted that when he seizes a state the new ruler ought to determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He should inflict them once and for all, and not have to renew them every day.
~ Niccolo Machiavelli | ( Italian philosopher and statesman. ) | 1469-1527 | Conquest
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
I awoke one morning and found myself famous.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Fame
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
~ Alfred North Whitehead | ( English mathematician. ) | 1861-1947 | Thoughts
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
~ Mahatma Gandhi | ( Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism. ) | 1869-1948 | Humor
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Happiness is unrepentant pleasure.
~ Socrates | ( Greek philosopher of Athens ) | 469 - 399 BC | Happiness
quotes Division : Ancient Greeks   
     
It is the bright day that brings forth the adder, and that craves wary walking.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Caution
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
~ Norman Vincent Peale | ( Protestant preacher and author. ) | 1898-1993 | Achievement
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
It is unfortunately very true that, without leisure and money, love can be no more than an orgy of the common man. Instead of being a sudden impulse full of ardor and reverie, it becomes a distastefully utilitarian affair.
~ Charles Baudelaire | ( French poet. ) | 1821-1867 | Love
quotes Division : French poets   
     
Did you ever observe to whom the accidents happen? Chance favors only the prepared mind.
~ Louis Pasteur| (French scientist.) | 1822-1895 | Chance
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason itself.
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Books
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Our friends don't see our faults, or conceal them, or soften them.
~ Joseph Addison| (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Faults
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
I dare to do all that may become a man: who dares do more is none.
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Courage
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
~ Joseph Addison| (English essayist and poet ) | 1672 - 1719 | Perfection
quotes Division : Essayists