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"A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing" (Oscar Wilde)

"A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world" (Oscar Wilde)

"A man is known by the books he reads" (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"A man is measured by the size of things that anger him" (Geof Greenleaf)

"A man isn't poor if he can still laugh" (Raymond Hitchcock)

"A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them". (John C. Maxwell)

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both". (Dwight D. Eisenhower)

"A single death is tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic" (Joseph Stalin)

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in". (Greek Proverb)

"After you've have done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over". (Alfred Edward Perlman)

"Always borrow money from a pessimist, they don't expect to be paid back". (Anonymous)

"Always do what you are afraid to do". (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he preditcted yesterday didn't happen today". (Laurence J. Peter)

"An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself". (Albert Camus)

"As a general rule, the freedom of any people can be judged by the volume of their laghter". (Anonymous)

"Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking". (J.C. Watts)

"Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favourable do nothing", (Wiliam Feather)

"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research". (Anonymous)

"Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame". (Laurance Peter)

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice, it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved". (William Jennings Bryan)

"Diplomacy is the art of saying Nice Doggie! till you can find a rock". (Wynn Catlin)

"Do not follow where the path may lead...go instead where there is no path and leave a trail". (Anonymous)

"Do not take life too seriously, you will never get out of it alive". (Elbert Hubbard)

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful". (Ann Landers)

"Don't let school interfere with your education". (Mark Twain)

"Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance". (Will Duran)

"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten".. (B. F. Skinner)

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there". (Arthur Godfrey)

"Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else". (Will Rogers)

"Everything is in the mind. That's where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it". (Mae West)

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian". (Dennis Wholey)

"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you". (Aldous Huxley)

"Failing doesn't make you a failure. Giving up, accepting your failure, refusing to try again does!". (Richard Exely)

"Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory". (Herbert Kaufman)

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat". (Theodore Roosevelt)

"Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them". (Robert Green Ingersoll)

"Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it". (Katherine Whitehorn)

"Give us the luxuries of life and we'll dispense with the necessaries". (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

" Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company". (Mark Twain)

" Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks". (Herodotus)

" History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon". (Napoleon Bonaparte)

" History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives". (Abba Eban)

" Humour is the shortest distance between two people". (Victor Borge)

" I believe in luck: how else can you explain the success of those you dislike?" (Jean Cocteau)

" I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody". (Herbert Bayard Swope)

" I did not attend his funeral; but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it". (Mark Twain)

" I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it". (Francis M. Voltaire)

" I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I've learnt". (Patrick White)

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied". (Alfred Nobel)

" If the human brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't". (Anonymous)

" If the odds are a million to one against something occurring, chances are 50-50 it will". (Anonymous)

" If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances". (Julia Sorel)

"If you believe that feeling bad or worrying long enough will change a past or future event, then you are residing on another planet with a different reality system". (Anonymous)

" If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made". Otto von Bismarck

"If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right". Marykay Ash

"If you want to succeed, double your failure rate". Thomas Watson

"If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing". Napoleon Bonaparte

"In the long run we are all dead". John Maynard Keynes

"Infinite patience brings immediate results". Wayne Dyer

"It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake". H. L. Mencken

"It is amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit". John Wooden

"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata

"It is better to wear out than to rust out". Richard Cumberland

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult". Seneca

"It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory". Blaise Pascal

"It is what you learn after you know it all that counts". John Wooden

"It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts". Millard Fuller

"It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time". Tallulah Bankhead

"It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future". Anonymous

"Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability". Flower A. Newhouse

" Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity". Louis Pasteur

"Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed." Mark Twain

"Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it". Irving Berlin

"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways". Stephen Vincent BenÚt

"Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice". Cyril Connolly

"Lose an hour in the morning, and you will spend all day looking for it". Richard Whately

"Luxury is the first, second and third cause of the ruin of republics. It is the vampire which soothes us into a fatal slumber while it sucks the lifeblood of our veins". Edward Payson

"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them". Adlai Stevenson

" Many times I find myself in a comfortable position - and I don't feel happy about it. It enormous desire to go further, to travel beyond my own limits". Ayrton Senna

"May you live all the days of your life". Jonathan Swift

"Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon". Susan Ertz

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open". Anonymous

"Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons". Woody Allen

"Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But, when I follow at my leisure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the ground". Ptolemy

"Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted". Aldous Huxley

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be". Abraham Lincoln

"Most people who succeed n the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit". Robert Schuller

"Never put off until tomorrow what you can put off indefinitely". Anonymous

"No man knows what true happiness is until he gets married. By then, of course, its too late". Anonymous

"No matter how far you have gone on the wrong road, turn back". Turkish proverb

"Nobody believes the official spokesman... but everybody trusts an unidentified source". Ron Nesen "Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain". Anonymous

"Nothing arouses more hope than the first four hours of a diet". Anonymous

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances". Thomas Jefferson

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm". Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing is more common than unfulfilled potential". Howard Hendricks

"Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs". Henry Ford

"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal". E. Joseph Cossman

"Of all men's miseries, the bitterest is this, to know so much and to have control of nothing". (Herodotus)

" On the edge of destiny, you must test your strength". Billy Bishop

"One ought to have a good memory when he has told a lie". Corneille

"One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague". Robert Burton

"Only the winners decide what were war crimes". Gary Wills

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go". T.S. Eliot

"Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest violence". Hebrew Proverb

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls, and looks like work". Thomas A. Edison

"Patience and fortitude conquer all things". Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Peace: In international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting". Anonymous

"People seldom know what they want until you give them what they ask for". Anonymous

"People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little". Jean Jacques Roussea

"Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives". Anonymous

"Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers". Nikita Khruschev

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book". Ronald Reagan

"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed". Mao Zedong

"Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury--to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for every one, best for both the body and the mind". Albert Einstein

"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance". Confucius

"Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind". George Gilder

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars". Les Brown

"Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure". Thomas A. Edison

"Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics". Fletcher Knebel

"Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood". Augusto Pinochet

"Statistics are like a bikini. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital". Aaron Levenstein

"Strength lies not in defence but in attack". Adolf Hitler

"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time". George Bernard Shaw

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves". Abraham Lincoln

"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame". Erica Jong

"Teenagers are people who express a burning desire to be different by dressing exactly alike". Anonymous

"The art of becoming wise is the art of knowing what to overlook". William James

"The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life". William James

"The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly". Abraham Lincoln

"The brighter you are, the more you have to learn". Don Herold

"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and under-nourishment". Robert Hutchins

"The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation". Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will". Vince Lombardi

"The extreme always seems to make an impression. Heathers The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse". Edmund Burke

"The greatest mistake you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one". Elbert Hubbard

"The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances". Martha Washington

"The greatest threat towards future is indifference". Anonymous

"The harder you work, the luckier you get". Gary Player

"The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else". George Bernard Shaw

"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another". James Matthew Barrie

"The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out". Chinese Proverb

"The measure of a man is what he does with power". Pittacus

"The more sins you confess, the more books you will sell". Anonymous

"The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity". Zig Ziglar

"The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice". Theodore Roosevelt

"The most thoroughly wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed". Anonymous

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary". Donald Kendall

"The principal fact of life is, of course, death. Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective..." P.J. O'Rourke

"The reward of a thing well done is to have it done". Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once". Samuel Smiles

"The streets are safe in Philadelphia, it's only the people who make them unsafe".  Frank Rizzo

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone". Henrik Ibsen

"The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal". Erich Fromm

"The trouble with the rat-race is that even if you win, you're still a rat".    Lily Tomlin

"The true use of speech is not so much to express our wants as to conceal them". Oliver Goldsmith

"The truth is rarely pure, and never simple".   Oscar Wilde

"The victor will never be asked if he told the truth". Adolf Hitler

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts".  Bertrand Russel

"The world is full of willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them".   Robert Frost

"The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation".   Pearl S. Buck

"There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back".  Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister

"There are four things that hold back human progress. Ignorance, stupidity, committees and accountants".   Charles J.C. Lyall

"There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed".  Frank Buchman

"There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it". William James

"There is nothing permanent except change". Heraclitus

"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self".   Aldous Huxley

"There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about".  Oscar Wilde

"There's no future in time travel". Anonymous

"This is a great day for France!" Richard Nixon, while attending Charles De Gaulle's funeral

"To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target".  Ashleigh Brilliant

"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness". Bertrand Russell

"To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven".   Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence". Mark Twain

"Today is the yesterday you worried about tomorrow". Anonymous

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover". Mark Twain

"Virtue is its own punishment". Anonymous

"We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire".   Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of the child at play". Heraclitus

"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents".  Eric Hoffer

"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are". Anais Nin

"We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities". Oscar Wilde

"We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified". Aesop

"We're overpaying him but he's worth it". Samuel Goldwyn

"Well done is better than well said". Benjamin Franklin

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog". Dwight D. Eisenhower

"What does not destroy me, makes me strong". Friedrich Nietzsche

"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies". Aristotle

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, Begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now". Goethe

"Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now".  P.T. Barnum

"When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice".  Otto von Bismarck

"When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it". Clarence Darrow

"When the president does it, that's means it is not illegal".   Richard Nixon

"When the rich make war it's the poor that die". Jean-Paul Sartre

"When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost".    German Motto

"When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of".  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"When you have completed 95% of your journey you are halfway there". Japanese Proverb

"When you read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before". Clifton Fadiman

"Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision".  Peter Drucker

"While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery". Anonymous

"While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior".   Henry C. Link

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past". George Orwell

"Wise men never sit and wail their loss, but cheerily seek how to redress their harms". William Shakespeare

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind". Rudyard Kipling

"Writing a book is like washing an elephant: there's no good place to begin or end, and it's hard to keep track of what you've already covered".  Anonymous

"Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money". Jules Renard

"You can never plan the future by the past". Edmund Burke

"You can only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough".  Anonymous

"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions". Naguib Mahfouz

"You have not converted a man because you have silenced him". John Morley

"Youth is a blunder, Manhood a struggle, Old age a regret".  Benjamin Disrel


"I appreciate why I come to the mountains: Not to conquer them but to immerse myself in their imcomtrehensible immensity - so much bigger than us; to better comprehend humility and patience balanced in harmony, with the desire to push hard..." (Alex lowe, Oct. 99 from Mt. Shishapangma. Died later in an avalanche).

"Those Himalayas of the mind Are not so easily prossessed: There's more than precipice and storm Between you and your Everest". (C. Day Lewis)

"In every man's life a moment arrives when it becomes necessary for him to express himself throughly, to reach a limit of his capabilities... Every man has an intrinsic appeal which must manifest some time or other. And then a very high measure is produced in the man, the highest possible for him, and he yearns for to test himself with this highest trial. He will achieve no consonance with himself nor with the world circumjacent if he will not ascend up to the altitude which seems to be the limit for him."

These words are quoted by R. Messner in his "Crystal Horizon". They belong to one of the leaders of the three first British expeditions to Mt. Everest in the 1920s.