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What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate and learn from

Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.
The trouble with being punctual is that no one is there to appreciate it.
When all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune.
Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.
Love is like a butterfly, hold it too tight, it'll crush, hold it too loose, it'll fly away.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.
Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
No one is listening until you make a mistake.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
If the dogs are barking at your heels, you know you're leading the pack.
He who laughs last thinks slowest.
As long as you can laugh at yourself you will never cease to be amused.
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
The early bird gets the worms, but the second mouse always gets the cheese.
A sense of humor is the lubricant of life's machinery.
If you can look into the mirror without laughter, you have no sense of humor.
To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.
Take life with a grain of salt.....a slice of lime, and a shot of tequila.
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
A poet is someone who is astonished by everything.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles.
Optimization hinders evolution.
The world is so fast that there are days when the person who says it can't be done is interrupted by the person who is doing it.
Money talks...but all mine ever says is good-bye.
Some people weave burlap into the fabric of our lives, and some weave gold thread. Both contribute to make the whole picture beautiful and unique.
Life is a cup to be filled not drained.
Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer.
Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view.
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Great minds think alike.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.
The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
Men show their character in nothing more clearly than by what they find laughable.
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.
An expert is someone who knows more and more about less and less, until eventually he knows everything about nothing.
Good, better, best; never let it rest till your good is better and your better is best.
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Silence is one great art of conversation.
A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it.
Don't worry if you're a kleptomaniac, you can always take something for it.
I'm never wrong. I once thought I was wrong, turns out, I was mistaken.
Sometimes my mind wanders; other times it leaves completely.
The only reason time exists is to keep everything from happening all at once.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold -- but so does a hard-boiled egg.
We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd
The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.
Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.
People have the right to be stupid. Some people abuse that privilege.
I am free of all prejudices. I hate everyone equally.
A sense of humor is the lubricant of life's machinery.
Age doesn't always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.
Truth is not always popular, but it is always right.
Discretion is being able to raise your eyebrow instead of your voice.
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research.
If you can look into the mirror without laughter, you have no sense of humor.
The best way to love is to love like you have never been hurt.
The fact that no one understands you doesn't make you an artist.


Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw
 Albert Einstein
 Sir Winston Churchill
 Lord Byron
 Henry David Thoreau
 Victor Hugo
 Thomas A. Edison
 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abraham Lincoln
Samuel Butler
Elbert Hubbard
John Lennon
 Leo Tolstoy
Lily Tomlin
Mark Twain
 Ranbindranath Tagore
 Friedrich Nietzsche
 Elbert Hubbard
Francois Voltaire
H.W. Longfellow

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Publilius Syrus
 Sir Francis Bacon
 Marcus Aurelius
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Dan Quayle
 Groucho Marx
Spike Milligan.
Steven Wright
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