The best Quotations


Now and then it9;s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
- Guillaume Apollinaire

Happiness is secured through virtue; it is a good attained by man9;s own will.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason9;s imagination to the imagination of the senses. and yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.
- Louis Aragon

It gets to seem as if way back in the garden of eden after the fall, adam and eve had begged the lord to forgive them and he, in his boundless exasperation, had said, 9;9;all right, then. stay. stay in the garden. get civilized. procreate. muck it up.9;9; and they did.
- Diane Arbus

Eureka! i9;ve got it.
- Archimedes

Action without a name, a 9;9;who9;9; attached to it, is meaningless.
- Hannah Arendt

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power9;s disappearance.
- Hannah Arendt

The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which life itself, together with the necessity to which it is bound, makes itself felt. for mortals, the 9;9;easy life of the gods9;9; would be a lifeless life.
- Hannah Arendt

What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations... is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one9;s own efforts.
- Hannah Arendt

A man9;s homeland is wherever he prospers.
- Aristophanes

These impossible women! how they do get around us! the poet was right: can9;t live with them, or without them.
- Aristophanes

Democracy arose from men9;s thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
- Aristotle

It9;s best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.
- Aristotle

To the query, 9;9;what is a friend?9;9; his reply was 9;9;a single soul dwelling in two bodies.9;9;
- Aristotle

I9;ve suffered from all of the hang-ups known, and none is as bad as the telephone.
- Richard Armour

Until eve arrived, this was a man9;s world.
- Richard Armour

I got a simple rule about everybody. if you don9;t treat me right - shame on you!
- Louis Armstrong

Man, if you gotta ask you9;ll never know.
- Louis Armstrong

The working-class is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an englishman9;s heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking what it likes.
- Matthew Arnold

One9;s age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. at midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful.
- Thomas Arnold Bennett

Rather than have it the principal thing in my son9;s mind, i would gladly have him think that the sun went round the earth, and that the stars were so many spangles set in the bright blue firmament.
- Thomas Arnold Bennett

All true language is incomprehensible, like the chatter of a beggar9;s teeth.
- Antonin Artaud

When we speak the word 9;9;life,9;9; it must be understood we are not referring to life as we know it from its surface of fact, but to that fragile, fluctuating center which forms never reach.
- Antonin Artaud

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn9;t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn9;t know that so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 9;9;make me feel important.9;9; not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
- Mary Kay Ash


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Quotation How does one kill fear, I wonder? How do you shoot a specter through the heart, slash off its spectral head, take it by its spectral throat? - writer
Quotation Gamesters and highwaymen are generally very good to their whores, but they are very devils to their wives. - writer
Quotation Who has not felt the beauty of a woman's arm? The unspeakable suggestions of tenderness that lie in the dimpled elbow, and all the varied gently-lessening curves, down to the delicate wrist, with its tiniest, almost imperceptible nicks in the firm softness. - writer
Quotation Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. - writer
Quotation Sweet is the dream, divinely sweet, when absent souls in fancy meet. - writer
Quotation Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very fast. - writer