Superb Quotes !!!

Wishing you all a Happy Independence Day with this Series of Superb Quotes !!!

Certain brief sentences are peerless in their ability to give one the feeling that nothing remains to be said. - Jean Rostand
My ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book. - Friedrich Nietzsche
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself. - Marlene Dietrich 
I know you heard what you thought I said, but what I said isn’t what I meant. - Richard Nixon
Your children need your presence more than your presents. - Jesse Jackson
Don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins. - Native American Proverb
If God
is good
half the Bible
is libel.
- Michael R. Burch
Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. - Oscar Wilde
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained. - William Blake
There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable. - Mark Twain
I can resist everything except temptation. - Oscar Wilde
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it. - Michel de Montaigne
Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. - Mark Twain
Must I do all the evil I can before I learn to shun it? Is it not enough to know the evil to shun it? If not, we should be sincere enough to admit that we love evil too well to give it up. - M. K. Gandhi
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein
Public opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion. - Henry David Thoreau
There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the white man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages. - Mark Twain
If there is one thing that we do worse than any other nation, it is try and manage somebody else's affairs. - Will Rogers
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours. - Harry S. Truman
Discontent is the first necessity of progress. - Thomas Alva Edison
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies. - Groucho Marx
If you think you're too small to make an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito. - Edith Sitwell
History is a set of lies agreed upon. - Napoleon Bonaparte 
In peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons. - Croesus
Sex and sleep alone make me conscious that I am mortal. - Alexander the Great 
If we don’t want to define ourselves by things as superficial as our appearances, we’re stuck with the revolting alternative of being judged by our actions. - Ellen DeGeneres
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that dispenses roses. - Chinese Proverb
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain. - Kahlil Gibran
Religion is the opiate of the people. - Karl Marx
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. - Napoleon Bonaparte 
Make crime pay. Become a lawyer. - Will Rogers
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient. - Alexander the Great 
I can no longer obey; I have tasted command, and I cannot give it up. - Napoleon Bonaparte
I like your Christ, but not Christianity. You Christians are so unlike your Christ. - M.K. Gandhi
How can the Bible be "infallible" when from Genesis to Revelation slavery is commanded and condoned, but never condemned? - Michael R. Burch
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. - General Douglas McArthur 
In war, truth is the first casualty. - Aeschylus
The clatter of arms drowns out the voice of law. - Michel de Montaigne
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. - Elayne Boosler
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy? - M.K. Gandhi
Anyone who thinks, must think of the next war as they would of suicide. - Eleanor Roosevelt
If you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe
I love power ... as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies. - Napoleon Bonaparte
Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you. - Mae West
The problem is that God gives men a brain and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time. - Robin Williams
Women may be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake entire relationships. - Sharon Stone
Men are more easily governed through their vices than through their virtues. - Napoleon Bonaparte
It's not the men in your life that count, it's the life in your men. - Mae West
A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. - Nelson Mandela
Yesterday I was clever, that is why I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, that is why I am changing myself. - Sri Chinmoy
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who said it, even if I said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and common sense. - Buddha
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. Let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly. - Voltaire
Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me. - Napoleon Bonaparte 
What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course! - Marilyn Monroe
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. - Jesse Jackson
Religion is like a pair of shoes. Find one that fits for you, but don't make me wear your shoes. - George Carlin
There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts. - M.K. Gandhi
The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost
It's not true that I had nothing on. I had the radio on. - Marilyn Monroe
If the writing is honest, it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it. - Tennessee Williams
God will forgive me. That is his profession. - Heinrich Heine
Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and giving it to the rich people of a poor country. - Ron Paul
Our enemies never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we. - George W. Bush
In politics never retreat, never retract, never admit a mistake. - Napoleon Bonaparte
The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped. - Hubert H. Humphrey
In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. - Albert Camus
I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people. - Marilyn Monroe

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. - Eleanor Roosevelt
If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and his impersonators would be dead. - Johnny Carson
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde
To err is human, but it feels divine. - Mae West
Improve yourself by other men's writings, thus attaining easily what they gained through great difficulty. - Socrates
The births of all things are weak and tender, therefore we should have our eyes intent on beginnings. - Michel de Montaigne
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart, and his friends can only read the title. - Virginia Woolf
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Anaïs Nin
Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon. - Anon
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers
I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful. - Marilyn Monroe
I don't approve of political jokes; I have seen too many of them get elected. - Jon Stewart
Politics is the second-oldest profession; it bears a very close resemblance to the first. - Ronald Reagan
My choices in life were to be a piano-player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference. - Harry S. Truman
Comedy is merely tragedy happening to someone else. - W. C. Fields
My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God. I didn't. - Anon
Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life. - Confucius 
It is better to be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. - Voltaire
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity. - Gordie Howe
I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it's hell. - Harry S. Truman
I've been on a calendar but I have never been on time. - Marilyn Monroe
Winners never quit and quitters never win. - Vince Lombardi
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it. - Ronnie Lott
The more I practise, the luckier I get. - Gary Player
If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat. - Herschel Walker
Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag. - Ram Dass
I'm on the right track, baby, I was born this way. - Lady Gaga
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. - Harry S. Truman
Class is classlessness. - T. Merrill
If you're being bullied, suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. - Elizabeth Harris Burch
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting than being one. - Marilyn Monroe
When I was being bullied, I had to learn not to judge myself by the opinions of intolerant morons. Then I felt much better. - Michael R. Burch
The world is never as small as small people. - Janet Kenny
Without tolerance, our world becomes hell. - Friedrich Durrenmatt
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music. - Bruce Springsteen
As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency. - Caroline Kennedy
Whether you're gay, straight, Goth or geek, it's okay to be different, so take the power back! It belongs to you. - Elizabeth Harris Burch
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. - Dalai Lama
Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale
In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of. - Confucius
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty. - President Lyndon B. Johnson
First they [unjust rulers and governments] ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win. - M.K. Gandhi
The most excellent jihad [struggle] is that for the conquest of self. - Mohammed
Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered a thousand years ago. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I love to do the things the censors won't pass. - Marilyn Monroe
Hypocrite! First remove the log from your own eye, then you can help remove the speck from your brother’s eye. - Jesus
The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr. - Mohammed
We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. - Albert Einstein
I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: "no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Hypocrisy, the lie, is the true sister of evil, intolerance and cruelty. - Raisa M. Gorbachev
I don't know about World War III, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. - Albert Einstein 
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe. - Lord Salisbury
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one. - Marilyn Monroe
Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses. - Dorothy Parker
The ballot is stronger than the bullet. - Abraham Lincoln
A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married. - H. L. Mencken
If I'd observed all the rules I'd never have gotten anywhere. - Marilyn Monroe
Sit next to a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. Sit on a red-hot stove for a minute, it seems like an hour. That's relativity! - Albert Einstein
There is nothing impossible to him who will try. - Alexander the Great 
I came, I saw, I conquered. - Julius Caesar 
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. - Marilyn Monroe
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog. - Harry S. Truman
Early to bed, early to rise
makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
- Ben Franklin
The secret of getting things done is to act! - Dante Alighieri
If high heels were so wonderful, men would still be wearing them. - Sue Grafton
If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher
Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. - Charlotte Whitton
The similarities between me and my father are different. - Dale Berra (Yogi Berra's son)
Lady Astor: "Winston, you're drunk!"
Winston Churchill: "But I shall be sober in the morning and you, madam, will still be ugly."
Lady Astor: "Mr. Churchill, if you were my husband, I'd put poison in your tea."
Winston Churchill: "Madam, if I were your husband, I'd drink it."
I can't live without you or with you. - Ovid
Our existence is a short circuit of light between two eternities of darkness. - Vladimir Nabokov

Compilation Courtesy: Aparna Chatterjee


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Comment Vow..This is awesome collection..going through the thoughts of great minds

Devi nangrani
15-Dec-2013 12:42 PM