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1. A joke is a very serious thing.  (Churchill)

 

2. You have no more right to consume happiness without producing it,     than you do to consume wealth without producing it.  (Bernard Shaw)

 

3. It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them    and not deserve them.   (Mark Twain)

 

4. A stupid man’s report of what a clever man say can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.

    (Bertrand Russell)      

 

5. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.      (Emerson)

 

6. Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because  they have to say Something.  (Plato)     

 

7. We are what we repeatedly do.  (Aristotle)

 

8. Thou should eat to live; not live to eat.    (Socrates)

 

9. The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.   (Nietzsche)      

 

10. Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools. (Chapman)

 

11. Speaking truth is like writing fair, and comes only by practice.   (Ruskin)

 

12. Cowards die many times before their death; the valiant never taste the death but once.    (Shakespeare, Julius Caesar)

 

13. The hours of folly are measured by the clock, But of wisdom no clock can measure.

      (William Blake)

 

14. For all the happiness mankind can gain is not in pleasure, but in rest from pain.  (John Dryden)

 

15. There’s one thing in the world worse than being talked about and that is Not being talked about.     (Oscar Wilde)

 

16. Then I saw that there was a way to Hell, even from the gates of heaven.      (John Bunyan)  

 

 

17. A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.        ( Pope)      

 

18. A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals Of discovery.    (James Joyce)  

 

19. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.     (Mark Twain)

 

20. But the real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.  (Emerson)

 

21.Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.      (Oscar Wilde)

 

22. Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.      (Shelly)    

 

23. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.     (B.T.Washington)

 

24. Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasure.

  (S. Johnson)    

 

25. If you haven’t the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.     (T.S. Eliot)

 

26. The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.  (Churchill)

 

27. Never make a defence or apology before you be accused.  

(Charles 1)

 

28. There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written.      (Oscar Wilde)

 

29. A Classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.

      ( Mark Twain)

 

30. Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.  (G.B. Shaw)

 

31. Every man is a divinity in disguise, a God playing the fool.  ( R.W. Emerson)

 

32. Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.   (William Shakespeare)

 

33. The Bible tells us to forgive our  enemies; not our friends. (Anonymous)

 

34. We all are born mad. Some remain so.    (Samuel Beckett)

 

35. There was never yet e philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently.

      (Shakespeare)

 

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