The best Quotations


A child is a beam of sunlight from the infinite and eternal, with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
- Lyman Abbott

The highest qualities of characte must be earned.
- Lyman Abbott

It is easy to condemn, it is better to pity.
- Lyman Abbott

You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
- Geoffrey F. Abert

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

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

Great britain has lost an empire and has not yet found a role.
- Dean Acheson

We have actively sought and are actively seeking to make the united nations an effective instrument of international cooperation.
- Dean Acheson

Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
- Diane Ackerman

I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that i have just lived the length of it. i want to have lived the width of it as well.
- Diane Ackerman

It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.
- Diane Ackerman

There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.
- Diane Ackerman

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
- Lord Acton

Learn as much by writing as by reading.
- Lord Acton

Liberty is not a means to a higher political end. it is itself the highest political end.
- Lord Acton

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
- Lord Acton

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

The man who prefers his country before any other duty shows the same spirit as the man who surrenders every right to the state. they both deny that right is superior to authority.
- Lord Acton

The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities.
- Lord Acton

There are two things which cannot be attacked in front: ignorance and narrow-mindedness. they can only be shaken by the simple development of the contrary qualities. they will not bear discussion.
- Lord Acton

In new york - whose subway trains in particular have been ''tattooed'' with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame - not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements . even the most chronically dispossessed appear prepared to endorse the legitimacy of the ''haves.''
- Gilbert Adair

The earth is mankind's ultimate haven, our blessed terra firma. when it trembles and gives way beneath our feet, it's as though one of god's checks has bounced.
- Gilbert Adair

We ''need'' cancer because, by the very fact of its insurability, it makes all other diseases, however virulent, not cancer.
- Gilbert Adair

Arbitrary power is like most other things which are very hard, very liable to be broken.
- Abigail Adams


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Quotation I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the same. - writer
Quotation Wherever an altar is found, there civilization exists. - writer
Quotation Work is life, you know, and without it, there's nothing but fear and insecurity. - writer
Quotation This became a credo of mine: attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. - writer
Quotation It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. - writer
Quotation To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a ''mummified'' form. - writer