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The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.

Ursula K. LeGuin

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.

Dwight David Eisenhower

In the end, everything is a gag.

Charlie Chaplin

The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.

William Safire

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.

Bertrand Russell

Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled.

Horace

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

George Bernard Shaw

I can't understand why a person will take a year to write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.

Fred Allen

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists.

John Kenneth Galbraith

There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.

Cicero

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.

Lao-Tzu

It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!

Friedrich Nietzsche

Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.

Euripides

When I'm inspired, I get excited because I can't wait to see what I'll come up with next.

Dolly Parton

In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.

Mignon McLaughlin

We can never tell what is in store for us.

Harry S Truman

I can endure my own despair but not another's hope.

William Walsh

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.

Susan Polis Schutz

I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it.

Voltaire

Modesty is a vastly overrated virtue.

John Kenneth Galbraith

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Woodrow Wilson

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule.

Friedrich Nietzsche

I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.

Marilyn Monroe

Every path serves a purpose.

Gene Oliver