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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.

Publilius Syrus ( 46~100 B.C. )
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
A good reputation is more valuable than money.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Better be ignorant of a matter than half know it.
Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
Do not turn back when you are just at the goal.
Every day should be passed as if it were to be our last.
Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
For a good cause, wrongdoing is virtuous.
It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody.
Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.
Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.
It is better to learn late than never.
Speech is a mirror of the soul: as a man speaks, so is he.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
We desire nothing so much as what we ought not to have.
It is a bad plan that admits of no modification.
He doubly benefits the needy who gives quickly.
The judge is condemned when the criminal is absolved.
While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
It is not every question that deserves an answer.
Many receive advice, few profit by it.
It is only the ignorant who despise education.
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.
Money alone sets all the world in motion.
Never find your delight in another's misfortune.
No one knows what he can do till he tries.
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
No one should be judge in his own case.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
The loss which is unknown is no loss at all.
What is left when honor is lost?
You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm.
Treat your friend as if he might become an enemy.
A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
Hares can gamble over the body of a dead lion.
To do two things at once is to do neither.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
We simply rob ourselves when we make presents to the dead.
There are some remedies worse than the disease.
The end always passes judgement on what has gone before.


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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