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While most  of you are aware of the famous quotations of  worthy INDIANS, especially our father and forefathers, here is a sampling of some good ones from non-indians.

All these are samples beginning with the alphabet “A”.  For the next one year, and every year thereafter, you can read such quotes beginning with a new alphabet every fortnight


 And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Al Gore , U.S. Vice President

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.
Alfred E. Wiggam 


A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg 

 A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Robert Frost (1874-1963) 

 A beauty is a woman you notice; A charmer is one who notices you.
Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965) 

 A behaviorist is someone who pulls habits out of rats.

 A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.
Everett Dirksen 

 A budget is just a method of worrying before you spend money, as well as afterward.

 A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.Groucho Marx (1895-1977)

A conservative is a man who does not think that anything should be done for the first time.
Frank Vanderlip 

 A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)  - Epigrams

 A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

 A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
Leo Rosten 

 A correct answer is like an affectionate kiss.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) 

 A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
Marvin Kitman 

 A critic is a legless man who teaches running.

 A deed without a name.
William Shakespeare 

 A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Will Rogers (1879-1935) 

 A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost (1874-1963)  

A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) 

 A dollar saved is a quarter earned.
John Ciardi 

 A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.
Francoise Sagan 

 A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965) 

 A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 

 A fly is as untamable as a hyena.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) 

 A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
Samuel Johnson 

 A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake 

 A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) 

 A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) 

 A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Fr. Jerome Cummings 

 A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Frederick Douglas 

 A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
Elsa Schiapirelli 

 A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.
Wilson Mizner (1876-1933) 

 A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.

 A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.
Nanette Newman  , British Actress

 A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.

 A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne 

 A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton


A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.
George S. Patton, General (1885-1945) 

 A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
Sidney Goff 

 A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
James Reston 

 A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) 

 A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) 

 A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James (1842-1910) 

 A grouch escapes so many little annoyances that it almost pays to be one.
Kin Hubbard 

 A husband is a guy who tells you when you've got on too much lipstick and helps you with your girdle when your hips stick.
Ogden Nash 

 A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
Helen Rowland (1876-1950) 

A joke is a very serious thing.
Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965) 

 A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost (1874-1963) 

 A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.
Agnes Repplier 

 A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader.
Harry S. Truman 

 A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Robert Frost (1874-1963) 

 A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965) 

 A life without cause is a life without effect.


A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother why the bride changed her mind. "What do you mean?" responded her mother. "Well, she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another."

 A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
H. H. Munro 'Saki' (1870-1916) 

 A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 

 A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right
Thomas Paine  - Common Sense

 A lot has been said about politics; some of it complimentary, but most of it accurate.
Eric Idle 

 A lot of senators are so worried about convention and how they look that they wouldn't let their hair down if they had any.
Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Senator 

 A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak.
Michael Garrett Marino 

 A man can't be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 


A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.
Charles Evans Hughes 

 A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor 

 A man is only as old as the woman he feels
Groucho Marx (1895-1977) 

 A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it.
Israel Zangwill 

 A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 

 A man must marry only a very pretty woman in case he should ever want some other man to take her off his hands.
Sacha Guitry (1885-1957) 

 A man should be taller, older, heavier, uglier, and hoarser than his wife.
Edgar Watson Howe 

 A man sits with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems shorter than a minute. But tell that same man to sit on a hot stove for a minute, it is longer than any hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 

 A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Christopher Morley 

 A man who marries a woman to educate her falls a victim to the same fallacy as the woman who marries a man to reform him.
Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) 


A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) 

 A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Zadok Rabinwitz 

 A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 

 A man's feet should be planted in his country, but his eyes should survey the world.
George Santayana (1863-1952) 

 A man's wife has more power over him than the state has.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) 

 A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into thereoms.
Paul Erdos 

 A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer.
Dean Acheson 

 A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.

 A monarchy is a merchantman which sails well, but will sometimes strike on a rock, and go to the bottom; a republic is a raft which will never sink, but then your feet are always in the water.
Fisher Ames (1758-1808) 

 A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Robert Frost (1874-1963) 


A multiple personality is in a certain sense normal.
George H. Mead 

 A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it.
Thomas Beecham, Sir 

 A narcissist is someone better-looking than you are.
Gore Vidal 

 A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.
Charles Brower 

 A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

 A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower 

 A person starts to live when he can live outside himself.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 

 A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
Thomas Carlyle 

 A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone.


A pessimist is someone who has had to listen to too many optimists.

 A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965) 

 A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood.
George S. Patton, General (1885-1945) 

 A political war is one in which everyone shoots from the lip.
Raymond Moley 

 A politician is an animal which can sit on a fence and yet keep both ears to the ground.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) 

 A politicians willingness to listen to good advice rises in inverse proportion to how badly he thinks he is doing.
Pat Caddell  , former pollster

 A professor is one who talks in someone else's sleep.

 A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon 


A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
Joey Adams 

 A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
Walter Winchell 

 A reasoning, self-sufficing thing, An intellectual all-in-all!
William Wordsworth 

 A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people.
Peter McArthur 

 A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Lao-Tzu (570?-490? B.C.) 

 A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
Max Gluckman 

 A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
John A. Shedd 

 A ship is always referred to as "she" because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
Chester Nimitz 

 A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.
Evan Esar 

 A silent majority and government by the people is incompatible.
Tom Hayden 


A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin 

 A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
Alexander Cannon 

 A statesman is any politician it's considered safe to name a school after.
Bill Vaughan 

 A student by definition doesn't know what he or she doesn't know.
Michael Gorman 

 A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
Lana Turner 

 A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.
David Brinkley 

 A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) 

 A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.

 A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.
Henry Brooks Adams 

 A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
Thomas Carruthers 


A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul Richter 

 A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.
Doug Larson 

 A true friend is someone who is there for you when they would rather be someplace else.
Len Wein 

 A university is what a college becomes when the faculty loses interest in students.
John Ciardi 

 A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don't know and I don't care.
Richard Pratt  , Pacific Computer Weekly, 20 July 1990

 A wasted youth is better by far than a wise and productive old age.
Meat Loaf  , from the song "Wasted Youth" on the album Bat Out of Hell II

 A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can.
Michel de Montaigne 

 A wise man's question contains half the answer.
Solomon Ibn Gabriel 

 A witty saying proves nothing.
Voltaire (1694-1778) 


A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one.
Mae West (1892-1980) 

 A woman is an occasional pleasure but a cigar is always a smoke.
Groucho Marx (1895-1977) 

 A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) 

 A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Joseph Addison (1672-1719) 

 A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Gloria Steinem 

 A word is dead when it is said, some say, I say it just begins to live that day.
Emily Dickinson 

 A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
Alan J. Perlis  - Epigrams of Programming

 About the time we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Hoover 


 Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Francois de La Rouchefoucauld 

 Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
Comte DeBussy-Rabutin 

 Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp 

 Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
John Adams 

 Academy: A modern school where football is taught.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)  - The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

 Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Marcus Aurelius 

 Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.
Doug Larson 

 Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion.
Kate Reid 

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli 

 Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer 

 Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of 12 and 17, for example, a parent ages as much as 20 years.

 Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Leacock 

 Advice from your friends is like the weather, some of it is good, some of it is bad.

 Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Erica Jong 

 After all, all we have done  is to  string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
Arun Chokhani, on “famous quotations” on chokhani.net

 After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Cato the Elder (234-149 B.C.) 

 Age does not make us childish, as some say; it finds us true children.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) 

 Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age.
Jeanne Moreau 

 Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life.
Daniel Francois Esprit Auber 

 Ah Mozart! He was happily married - but his wife wasn't.
Victor Borge 

 Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp -- or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning 

 Ah, well, then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)  , Last words

 Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Al Gore  , U.S. Vice President

All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.
George Orwell  - Animal Farm

 All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
John Stuart Mill 

 All marriages are happy. It's living together afterwards that is difficult.

 All of the animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.

 All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Maeterlinck 

 All power corrupts, but we need electricity.
Haythum R. Khalid 


All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
Casey Stengel 

 All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events.
Laurence J. Peter 

 All science is either physics or stamp collecting.
E. Rutherford 

 All television is children's television.
Richard P. Adler 

 All the people like us are we, And everyone else is They.
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) 

 All the survivors of the war had reached their homes and so put the perils of battle and the sea behind them.
Homer  , The Odyssey, line 1

 All things are difficult before they are easy.
Thomas Fuller  , M.D.

 All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) 

 All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 


Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965) 

 Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland 

 Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
Cyril Connolly 

 Always behave like a duck--keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
Jacob Braude 

 Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain (1835-1910) 

 Always do what you are afraid to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) 

 Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 

 Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
Yogi Berra 

 Am I lightheaded because I'm not dead or because I'm still alive?
Heidi Sandige 


Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) 

 Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
Charlie McCarthy 

 Ambition is not a vice of little people.
Michel de Montaigne 

 Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
William Shakespeare  - Julius Caesar

 America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
Arnold Toynbee 

 America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar, and use it up in two weeks.

 America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 

 America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual intervention of civilization.
George Clemenceau 

 Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
W. H. Auden 


An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception.
Harold Loukes 

 An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have heard one side of the case. God has written all the books.
Samuel Butler 

 An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie 

 An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) 

 An asylum for the sane would be empty in any country.
Anonymous  ( as modified  by Arun Chokhani)

 An economic forecaster is like a cross-eyed javelin thrower: they don't win many accuracy contests, but they keep the crowd's attention.

 An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
Alfred A. Knopf 

 An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Laurence J. Peter 

 An egotist is a person of low taste--more interested in himself than in me.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)  - The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
Arun Chokhani ……. On the launching of Chokhani.net

 An executive is a person who always decides; sometimes he decides correctly, but he always decides.
John H. Patterson 

 An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
Niels Bohr (1885-1962) 

 An expert is a man who has stopped thinking - he knows!
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) 

 An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Nicholas Murray Butler 

 An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.
Margaret Atwood 

 An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
Simon Cameron 

 An idea is salvation by imagination
Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) 

 An ideal wife is one who remains faithful to you but tries to be just as charming as if she weren't.
Sacha Guitry (1885-1957) 

 An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo 


An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
Donald R. Perry Marquis 

 An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
John Junor 

 An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.
Robert A. Humphrey 

 And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 

 And though hard be the task, 'Keep a stiff upper lip'.
Phoebe Cary 


 Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) 

 Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
Edith Warton 

 Any clod can have the facts; having opinions is an art.
Charles McCabe 

 Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
Lee Simonson 

 Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Dale Carnegie 

 Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a person of some sense to know how to lie well.

 Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 

 Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract, and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
Isadora Duncan 

 Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
Winston Churchill, Sir (1874-1965) 


Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
Dwight Morrow 

 Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers.
Erik Pepke 

 Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.
Rose Franken 

 Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he's supposed to be doing at the moment.
Robert Benchley 

 Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
Alvin Toffler 

 Anyone who can walk to the welfare office can walk to work.
Al Capp 

 Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
Leonardo Da Vinci 

 Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin.
John von Neumann (1903-1957) 

 Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy.
John Dewey 

 Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation.
Edward R. Murrow 

 Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.
Karl Marx 

 Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.
Voltaire (1694-1778) 

 Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
P. J. O'Rourke 

 ARDOR, n. The quality that distinguishes love without knowledge.
Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)  - The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

 Argue for your limitations and sure enough they're yours.
Richard Bach 

 Art and science have their meeting point in method.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton 

 Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
G. K. Chesterton 

 Art is a collaboration between God an the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Andre Gide 

 Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
Paul Guaguin 


Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced.
Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910) 

 As blushing will sometimes make a whore pass for a virtuous woman, so modesty may make a fool seem a man of sense.
Jonathan Swift 

 As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) 

 As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
Andre Norton 

As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them, of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) 

 As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.
Dick Cavett 

 As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
Albert Schweitzer 

 As soon as questions of will or decision or reason or choice of action arise, human science is at a loss.
Noam Chomsky 


Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
Bernard Levin 

 Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).
Edgar R. Fiedler 

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill 

Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
Christopher Hampton 

 Asking politicians to vote themselves out of power is like asking rabbits not to multiply, it ain't natural.
Bob Beckel  , on term limits, CBS This Morning, 3/30/95

 Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) 

 Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
Bette Davis 

 Attention to health is life greatest hindrance.
Plato (427-347 B.C.) 

 Author: A fool, who, not content with having bored those who have lived with him, insists on tormenting the generations to come.

 Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
Colin Powell 


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