VIRTUAL DICTIONARY - FAMOUS QUOTES
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Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
Author: Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.
Author: Lord Salisbury
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
Author: Samuel Johnson
The only good copies are those which exhibit the defects of bad originals.
Author: Duc De La Rochefoucauld
A strong sense of injury often gives point to the expression of our feelings.
Author: Pliny The Younger
Only enemies speak the truth; friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Author: Stephen King
A tunnel underneath the sea from Calais straight to Dover, Sir, The squeamish folks may cross by land from shore to shore, With sluices made to drown the French, if e'er they would come over, Sir, Has long been talk'd of, till at length 'tis thought a monstrous bore.
Author: Theodore Hook
...it is largely because civilization enables us constantly to profit from knowledge which we individually do not possess and because each individual's use of his particular knowledge may serve to assist others unknown to him in achieving their ends that men as members of civilized society can pursue their individual ends so much more successfully than they could alone.
Topic: Psychological Subjects
Author: F A Hayek
...it may fairly be doubted if any political tyranny ever imposed on its people such a fear, such a longing for freedom, such a paralysis of the spirit, as disease. I doubt if the average Englishman felt himself as much oppressed by Charles I as by the plague; or if any colonial American was as much in dread of taxation without representation as of smallpox. And it may reasonably be contended that Walter Reed and William Crawford Gorgas brought to man freedom in a more happy sense and in a larger measure than any military or political leader.
Topic: Politics Government
Author: Mark Sullivan
The good he scorned Stalked off reluctant, like an ill-used ghost, Not to return; or if it did, in visits Like those of angels, short and far between.
Author: Robert Blair
Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost.
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Author: Thomas Gray
Commemoration of William Augustus Muhlenberg of New York, Priest, 1877 If, when God sends judgments upon others, we do not take warning and example by them; if instead of reflecting upon ourselves and questioning our ways we fall to censuring others; if we will pervert the meaning of God's providences and will not understand the design and intention of them; then we leave God no other way to awaken us to a consideration of our evil ways but by pouring down his wrath upon our heads, so that he may convince us that we are sinners by the same argument from whence we have concluded others to be so.
Author: John Tillotson
If you ever reach total enlightenment while drinking beer, I bet you could shoot beer out of you nose.
Topic: Deep Thoughts
Author: Jack Handy
If we see light at the end of the tunnel, it the light of the oncoming train.
Author: Robert Lowell