593 Total Quotes

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With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.
Anthony Storr
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Walter Bagehot
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
Walter Bagehot
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Walter Bagehot
What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.
Walter Bagehot
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J.K. Rowling,
Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
J.K. Rowling,
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If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. Milne
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Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.
A. Milne
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Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Waugh
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You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Winnie Pooh
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Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?
A. Milne
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My spelling is Wobbly. It's good spelling but it Wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.
A. Milne
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The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
A. Milne
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What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
A. Milne
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Tiggers don't like honey.
A. Milne
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Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.
A. Milne
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Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.
A. Milne
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Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
A. Milne
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Walter Bagehot
The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.
Walter Bagehot
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Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.
Thomas Quincey
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It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.
Anthony Storr
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Almost anything that can be praised or advocated has been put to some disgusting use. There is no principle, however immaculate, that has not had its compromising manipulator.
Wyndham Lewis
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I doubt whether any girl would be satisfied with her lover's mind if she knew the whole of it.
Anthony Trollope
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Terry Pratchett
In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.
Terry Pratchett
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H. G. Wells
I must confess that my imagination refuses to see any sort of submarine doing anything but suffocating its crew and floundering at sea.
H. G. Wells
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Action is the normal completion of the act of will which begins as prayer. That action is not always external, but it is always some kind of effective energy.
Dean Inge
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Walter Bagehot
A Parliament is nothing less than a big meeting of more or less idle people.
Walter Bagehot
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H. G. Wells
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
H. G. Wells
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Terry Pratchett
You can't trample infidels when you're a tortoise. I mean, all you could do is give them a meaningful look.
Terry Pratchett
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Where there's tea there's hope.
Arthur Pinero
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Terry Pratchett
Most gods throw dice, but Fate plays chess, and you don't find out til too late that he's been playing with two queens all along.
Terry Pratchett
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Lewis Carroll
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll
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