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  • James Grover Thurber Quotes

    Posted by on December 8th, 2015 at 3:39 pm
    James Grover Thurber was an American cartoonist, author, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit. Born: December 8, 1894,United States Died: November 2, 1961,United States     Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility. Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead. Love is what you've been through with somebody. Progress was all right. Only it went on too long. Don't get it right, just get it written. All men should strive to learn...
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  • Horace Quotes

    Posted by on December 8th, 2015 at 8:33 am
    Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. Born: December 8, 65 BC, Venosa, Italy Died: November 27, 8 BC, Rome, Italy     Rule your mind or it will rule you. Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor's wall is ablaze. Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled. The pen is the tongue of the mind. ...
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  • Thomas Carlyle Quotes

    Posted by on December 4th, 2015 at 8:41 am
    Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. Born: December 4, 1795, Ecclefechan, United Kingdom Died: February 5, 1881, London, United Kingdom     A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. Every noble work is at first impossible. There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune. No great man lives in vain. The history of the world is but the biography of great men. Go as far as you ...
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  • Lucy Maud Montgomery Quotes

    Posted by on November 30th, 2015 at 5:41 am
    Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE, publicly known as L. M. Montgomery, was a Canadian author best known for a series of novels beginning in 1908 with Anne of Green Gables. Born: November 30, 1874, New London, Prince Edward Island Died: April 24, 1942, Toronto, Canada     Tomorrow is always fresh, with no mistakes in it. It makes you feel very virtuous when you forgive people, doesn't it? We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the futu...
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  • W.Clement Stone Quotes

    Posted by on September 10th, 2015 at 10:48 am
    William Clement Stone was a businessman, philanthropist and New Thought self-help book author. Born: May 4, 1902, Chicago, Illinois, United States Died: September 3, 2002, Evanston, Illinois, United States     Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star. Truth will always be truth, regardless of lack of understanding, disbelief or ignorance. Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them. ...
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  • David Hume Quotes

    Posted by on September 9th, 2015 at 10:49 am
    David Hume was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, who is best known today for his highly influential system of radical philosophical empiricism, skepticism, and naturalism. Born: May 7, 1711, Edinburgh, United Kingdom Died: August 25, 1776, Edinburgh, United Kingdom   Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. He is happy whom circumstances suit his temper; but he Is more excellent who suits his temper to any circumstance. It's when we st...
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  • Rigoberta Menchú Tum Quotes

    Posted by on August 18th, 2015 at 11:21 am
    Rigoberta Menchú Tum is an indigenous Guatemalan woman, of the K'iche' ethnic group. Menchú has dedicated her life publicizing the rights of Guatemala's indigenous peoples during and after the Guatemalan Civil War (1960–1996), and to promote indigenous rights in the country. Menchú received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992 and the Prince of Asturias Award in 1998.She is also a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador. Born: January 9, 1959 (age 56), Laj Chimel We are not myths of the past, ruins...
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  • George Sand Quotes

    Posted by on August 17th, 2015 at 3:33 pm
    Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin, best known by her pseudonym George Sand, was a French novelist and memoirist. Born: July 1, 1804, Paris, France Died: June 8, 1876, Nohant-Vic, France     Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius. One changes from day to day, and... after a few years have passed one has completely altered. There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. ...
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  • Al Gore Quotes

    Posted by on August 11th, 2015 at 8:52 am
    Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. is an American politician, advocate and philanthropist, who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States, under President Bill Clinton. Gore is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.       When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler. In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is ...
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  • Blaise Pascal Quotes

    Posted by on July 1st, 2015 at 8:05 am
    Blaise Pascal was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Christian philosopher. Born: June 19, 1623, Clermont-Ferrand, France Died: August 19, 1662, Paris, France   In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't. Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary. Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Noble deeds that are concealed are most esteemed. Do you ...
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  • Anatole France Quotes

    Posted by on June 10th, 2015 at 3:57 pm
    Anatole France was a French poet, journalist, and novelist. Born: April 16, 1844, Paris, France Died: October 12, 1924, Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France     To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened. You learn to speak by speaking, to study by studying, to run by running, to work by working; in just the same way, you learn to love by loving. It is by a...
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  • Euripides Quotes

    Posted by on June 5th, 2015 at 8:38 am
      Euripides was one of the great Athenian playwrights and poets of ancient Greece, known for the many tragedies he wrote, including Medea and The Bacchae. Born: 480 BC, Salamis Island, Greece Died: 406 BC, Macedonia    Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Silence is true wisdom's best reply. Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. Anger exceeding limits causes fear and excessive kindness eliminates respect. It is a good thing ...
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