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A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
~ Baltasar Gracian | ( Spanish Philosopher, and Writer. ) | 1601-1658 | Beauty
quotes Division : Spanish Philosophers   
     
Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation.
~ Jane Austen| (English novelist.) | 1775-1817 | Opportunity
quotes Division : Novelists   
     
Don't foul, don't flinch. Hit the line hard.
~ Theodore Roosevelt | ( 26th president of the U.S. ) | 1858-1919 | Courage
quotes Division : U.S. Presidents   
     
All art is quite useless.
~ Oscar Wilde | ( Irish poet and dramatist. ) | 1854-1900 | Art
quotes Division : Dramatists   
     
The pencil of the Holy Ghost hath labored more in describing the afflictions of Job than the felicities of Solomon.
~ Francis Bacon| (English philosopher and statesman) | 1561-1626 | Bible
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future.
~ Jean Paul | ( German novelist and humorist. ) | 1763-1825 | Future
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
The first duty of a lecturer is to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever.
~ Virginia Woolf | ( British novelist and essayist. ) | 1882-1941 | Teachers
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour. Sobriety diminishes, discriminates, and says no; drunkenness expands, unites, and says yes.
~ William James | ( American philosopher and psychologist. ) | 1842-1910 | Alcoholism
quotes Division : Psychotherapists   
     
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
~ Marcus Tulius Cicero | ( Writer, politician and great roman orator. ) | 106-43 BC | Friendship
quotes Division : Ancient Romans   
     
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Death
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
There are some sluggish men who are improved by drinking; as there are fruits that are not good until they are rotten.
~ Samuel Johnson | ( British author. ) | 1709-1784 | Alcoholism
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
The glow of satisfaction which follows the consciousness of doing our level best never comes to a human being from any other experience.
~ Orison Swett Marden | ( American author and founder of Success magazine. ) | 1850-1924 | Happiness
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
~ Martin Luther King Jr. | ( American black leader. ) | 1929-1968 | Death
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Your representative owes you, not his industry only, but his judgment; and he betrays instead of serving you if he sacrifices it to your opinion.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | Politics
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
~ C. S. Lewis | ( Irish author and scholar. ) | 1898-1963 | Misery
quotes Division : Irish writers   
     
A beautiful woman should break her mirror early.
~ Baltasar Gracian | ( Spanish Philosopher, and Writer. ) | 1601-1658 | Beauty
quotes Division : Spanish Philosophers   
     
I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
~ Henry Miller | ( American author. ) | 1891-1980 | America
quotes Division : American writers   
     
And God made two great lights, great for their use To man, the greater to have rule by day, The less by night, altern.
-: [ Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book VII, line 346. ]
~ John Milton | ( English poet. ) | 1608-1674 | Astronomy
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.
~ Bertrand Russell | ( British logician and philosopher. ) | 1872-1970 | Happiness
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
The present condition of fame is merely fashion.
~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton | ( British journalist, novelist and poet. ) | 1874-1936 | Fame
quotes Division : Journalists