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Quotations: God

Even a God cannot change the past.
Agathon (446? BC - 401 BC), Greek tragic poet.

God and my right.
Richard I (1157 - 1199), English monarch. This later became the motto of the royal arms of England.

What God does, He does well.
Jean de La Fontaine (1621 - 1695), French writer and poet.

By night an atheist half believes a God.
Edward Young (1683 - 1765), English poet.

God made the country, and man made the town.
William Cowper (1731 - 1800), British poet

Belief in a cruel God makes a cruel man.
ThomasPaine (1737 - 1809), Anglo - American political philosopher.

Poor Mexico, so far from God and so near to the United States.
Attributed to Porfirio Diaz (1830 - 1915), Mexican president.

Man was made at the end of the week's work, when God was tired.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), U.S. writer and humorist

The noblest work of God? Man. Who found it out? Man.
Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), U.S. writer and humorist.

I believe the power to make money is a gift of God.
John D. Rockefeller (1839 - 1937), U.S. industrialist and philanthropist.

If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.
G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936), British writer and poet.

A thick skin is a gift from God.
Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967), first chancellor of West Germany.

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically.
Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), German-born U.S. physicist.

Conceit is God's gift to little men.
Bruce Barton (1886 - 1967), U.S. business executive, author, and politician.

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
Jean Anouilh (1910 - 1987), French dramatist.

God is a gentleman. He prefers blondes.
Joe Orton (1933 - 1967), British playwright.

Talking to God is prayer. God talking to you is schizophrenia.
Lily Tomlin, U.S. actor and comedian.

If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.
Woody Allen, U.S. film actor and director.

If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.
Woody Allen, U.S. film actor and director.

Quotations: Life

The art of life is the art of avoiding pain.
Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826), U.S. president.

A well-written Life is almost as rare as a well-spent one.
Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881) Scottish historian and essayist.

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.
Wendell Phillips (1811 - 1884) , U.S. reformer.

Life is a school of probability.
Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877), British economist and journalist.

Every one lives by selling something.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet.

I am a gentleman. I live by robbing the poor.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), Irish playwright.

Life is the game that must be played.
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 - 1935), U.S. poet.

Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.
Attributed to Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914), German poet.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) British prime minister and writer.

Our lives are like a candle in the wind.
Sandburg, Carl(1878-1967), American poet and biographer

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell (1879 - 1958), U.S. novelist and journalist.

A bachelor lives like a king and dies like a beggar.
Attributed to: L. S. Lowry (1887-1976), British painter.

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965), U.S.-born British poet and playwright.

Life is a foreign language: all men mispronounce it.
Christopher Darlington Morley (1890 - 1957), U.S. writer and journalist.

There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.
Christopher Darlington Morley (1890 - 1957), U.S. writer and journalist.

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon (1940 - 1980), British rock musician.

Quotations: Love

Love makes time pass. Time makes love pass.

It is impossible to love and be wise.
Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626), English philosopher, statesman, and lawyer.

Love ceases to be a pleasure, when it ceases to be a secret.
Aphra Behn (1640 - 1689), English novelist and dramatist.

To love is to find pleasure in the perfection of another.
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646 - 1716), German philosopher and mathematician.

He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), U.S. statesman and scientist.

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), British lexicographer and writer.

There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.
George Sand (1804 - 1876), French novelist.

Those who have courage to love should have courage to suffer.
Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882), British novelist.

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
Arany, Janos (1817-1882), Hungarian poet.

Young men make great mistakes in life; for one thing, they idealize love too much.
Benjamin Jowett (1817 - 1893), British scholar.

Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw) (1818-1885), U.S. humorist

Love is moral even without legal marriage, but marriage is immoral without love.
Ellen Key (1849 - 1926) Swedish reformer and educationalist.

Adultery is the application of democracy to love.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), U.S. journalist, critic, and editor.

Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), U.S. journalist, critic, and editor.

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine writer

The loss of love is a terrible thing; They lie who say that death is worse.
Countee Cullen (1903 - 1946), U.S. poet, novelist, and playwright.

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh (1910-1987), French playwright.

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910 - 1997), Albanian-born Roman Catholic nun.

Quotations: Success

Note #1: Success - the accomplishment of an aim; the attainment of wealth, fame.

Success is 10% inspiration, 90% last-minute changes.

Success has ruined many a man.
Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790), U.S. statesman and scientist.

The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881), British writer and prime minister

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Robert Browning (1812 - 1889), British poet.

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), American writer, philosopher, and naturalist.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill(1874 - 1965), British politician and prime minister.

Success breeds confidence.
Beryl Markham (1902 - 1986), British aviator and author.

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
Arnold Glasow (1905 - 1998), U.S. humorist.

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 (1920 - 1995), U.S. actor.

Most success comes from ignoring the obvious.
Trevor Holdsworth, British business executive.

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Vidal Sassoon, British hairdresser.

Innovation is a necessary condition for business success - but not a sufficient condition for business success.
Randall L. Tobias, U.S. business executive.

Growth does not always lead a business to build on success. All too often it converts a highly successful business into a mediocre large business.
Richard Branson, British entrepreneur and publicist.

Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
Al Bernstein, U.S. sportcaster and writer.

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right.
Edward Simmons

Quotations: Women

Spite will make a woman do more than love.
Margaret of Navarre (1492 - 1549), French writer and patron of literature.

The years that a woman subtracts from her age are not lost. They are added to the ages of other women.
Attributed to Diane de Poitiers (1499 - 1566), French courtier and mistress of Henry II.

A woman seldom asks advice until she has bought her wedding clothes.
Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719), English essayist, poet, and statesman.

Women are the real architects of society.
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896), U.S. writer and abolitionist.

A woman despises a man for loving her, unless she returns his love.
Elizabeth Stoddard (1823 - 1902), U.S. novelist and poet.

Brigands demand your money or your life; women require both.
Attributed to Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902), British writer, painter, and musician.

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Attributed to: Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), U.S. poet.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Irish poet, playwright, and wit.

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936), Indian-born British writer and poet.

A woman is only a woman, but a good cigar is a smoke.
Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936), Indian-born British writer and poet.

Most women are not so young as they are painted.
Max Beerbohm (1872 - 1956), British essayist, critic, and caricaturist.

Men come of age at sixty, women at fifteen.
James Stephens (1882 - 1950), Irish novelist and poet.

There is a little bit of the vampire instinct in every woman.
Theda Bara (1890 - 1955), U.S. actor.Referring to her success in early movies.

A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
Attributed to Christopher Darlington Morley (1890 - 1957), U.S. writer and journalist.

An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have: the older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
Attributed to Agatha Christie (1890 - 1976), English novelist and playwright.

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Attributed to Aristotle Onassis (1900? - 1975), Turkish-born Greek shipping magnate.

Girls bored me - they still do. I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
Walt Disney (1901 - 1966), U.S. film producer and animator.

Solitude and melancholy, that is a woman's life.
Angela Carter (1940 - 1992), British novelist, essayist, and short-story writer.

Women, children and lunatics can't be Pope.
Caryl Churchill, British playwright.

When modern woman discovered the orgasm it was (combined with modern birth control) perhaps the biggest single nail in the coffin of male dominance.
Eva Figes, British writer.

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.
Margaret Thatcher, British prime minister.

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.
Margaret Thatcher, British prime minister.

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Attributed to Gloria Steinem, U.S. writer and feminist.

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