The best Quotations


When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. when you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
- Geoffrey F. Abert

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

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

There are plenty of good five cent cigars in the country. the trouble is they cost a quarter.
- Franklin P. Adams

There are plenty of good five-cent cigars in the country. the trouble is they cost a quarter. what this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
- Franklin P. Adams

Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.
- Henry Brooks Adams

As for america, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. there is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.
- Henry Brooks Adams

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behaves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
- James Truslow Adams

Remember, democracy never lasts long. it soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. there never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
- John Adams

There are two educations. one should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
- John Adams

There is danger from all men. the only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
- John Adams

Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. in love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express.
- Joseph Addison

Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.
- Joseph Addison

If men would consider not so much wherein they differ, as wherein they agree, there would be far less of uncharitableness and angry feeling.
- Joseph Addison

Irregularity and want of method are only supportable in men of great learning or genius, who are often too full to be exact, and therefore they choose to throw down their pearls in heaps before the reader, rather than be at the pains of stringing them.
- Joseph Addison

Is there not some chosen curse, some hidden thunder in the stores of heaven, red with uncommon wrath, to blast the man who owes his greatness to his country's ruin!
- Joseph Addison

Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors.
- Joseph Addison

There is not a more unhappy being than a superannuated idol.
- Joseph Addison

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
- Joseph Addison

There is not, in my opinion, anything more mysterious in nature than this instinct in animals, which thus rise above reason, and yet fall infinitely short of it.
- Joseph Addison

There is nothing more requisite in business than dispatch.
- Joseph Addison

There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty.
- Joseph Addison

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
- Joseph Addison

Anybody can win unless there happens to be a second entry.
- George Ade

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. in a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
- Alfred Adler


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Quotation Chinks in America's egalitarian armor are not hard to find. Democracy is the fig leaf of elitism. - writer
Quotation A man's eroticism is a woman's sexuality. - writer
Quotation The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character. - writer
Quotation Life is a voyage. - writer
Quotation Why should I go into details, we have nothing that is not perishable except what our hearts and our intellects endows us with. - writer
Quotation I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes. I had one thousand and sixty. - writer