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Comment#  ·   Fair (54 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

There is no shame in being ignorant, the real shame is in remaining that way.

michael adams

Comment#  ·   Fair (45 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

Power concedes nothing without a demand it never has and it never will.

Frederick Douglas

Comment#  ·   Fair (37 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

Always strive to make yourself a better person, because it is you who has to live with you every day til eternity.

michael adams

Comment#  ·   Fair (46 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

He who knows everything will know all he will ever know.

Unknown

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.

--James Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son,

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

I don't have any bad habbits. They might be bad habits for other people, but they're all right for me.

--Eubie Blake, 1979

Comment#  ·   Fair (21 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby, 1977

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

All art is quite useless.

Oscar Wilde, from "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Comment#  ·   Fair (27 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

"History repeats itself, first as a tragedy, next as a comedy."

George Santayana

Comment#  ·   Fair (25 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes.

Mark Twain

Comment#  ·   Fair (33 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

"We can't ensure success, but we can deserve it."

George Washington

Comment#  ·   Fair (20 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

"LOVE" - The juvenile manifestation of the adult emotion, lust.

Roger, I am not a cynic.

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

I pointed out to you the stars and the moon, but all you saw was the tip of my finger.

C.S.Saunders

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged.

Anon

Comment#  ·   Fair (26 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

The Devil speaks truth much oftner than he's deem'd,
He hath an ignorant audience.

Lord Byron

Comment#  ·   Fair (22 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

Lonliness has a kind of fascination; it's a state of egotistical, inner grace that you can achieve only by standing guard on old, forgotten roads that no one travels anymore.

Arturo Perez-Reverte, Translated by Margret Jull Costa

Comment#  ·   Fair (30 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

Dating is like sport fishing.

Jillian Nelson, My own

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

My life is a novel. Her life is a collection of short stories.

Cris Vikeng

Comment#  ·   Fair (24 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

"Men, it has been well said, think in
herds; it will be seen that they go mad
in herds, while they only recover their
senses slowly, and one by one."

Charles Mackay, from Extraordinary Popular Delusions

Comment#  ·   Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 2002

Cain was the first leftist; seeing his brother enjoy fulfilment that he did not was more than he could bear....

RHJunior

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