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  • Hope is like a road in the country: there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
  • My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you'll be happy; if not, you'll become a philosopher.
  • The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
  • Hatch a dream and then believe it.
  • In the end, everything is a gag.
  • Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users?
  • Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.
  • Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation.
  • We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
  • When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
  • Touch is the most fundamental sense.
  • A baby experiences it, all over, before he is born and long after he learns to use sight, hearing, or taste, and no human ever ceases to need it.
  • Keep your children short on pocket money - but long on hugs.
  • Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
  • What do you take me for, an idiot? A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
  • Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
  • Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
  • Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
  • The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel.
  • Black holes are where God divided by zero.
  • The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
  • Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
  • An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
  • Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
  • The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
  • People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
  • Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes, extends and preserves.
  • Its eternal goal is life.
  • A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
  • When love is not madness, it is not love.
  • Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being.
  • Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
  • A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
  • A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
  • Tragedy is when I cut my finger.
  • Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
  • The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it's their fault.
  • You can widen your life by yourself, but to deepen it you need a friend.
  • Each encounter that becomes a friendship turns into a lifeline.
  • One can never have too many, only too many to properly take care of.
  • All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
  • Love is the beauty of the soul.
  • Can miles truly separate you from friends...
  • If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there? The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'.
  • A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
  • When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
  • An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.
  • All love shifts and changes.
  • I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
  • Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being.
  • Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
  • Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
  • First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
  • I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
  • Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
  • Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
  • The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
  • Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
  • Logic is in the eye of the logician.Touch is the most fundamental sense.
  • There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
  • Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.
  • I begin by taking.
  • I shall find scholars later to demonstrate my perfect right.
  • It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
  • When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
  • The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.
  • Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.
  • I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
  • Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
  • If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
  • This book fills a much-needed gap.
  • Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
  • The great thing about a computer notebook is that no matter how much you stuff into it, it doesn't get bigger or heavier.
  • Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
  • The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
  • Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
  • I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
  • If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
  • The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
  • The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
  • Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
  • Begin doing what you want to do now.
  • We are not living in eternity.
  • We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.
  • Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
  • Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
  • A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
  • Grove giveth and Gates taketh away.
  • Sometimes when reading Goethe I have the paralyzing suspicion that he is trying to be funny.
  • Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does.
  • Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
  • It's not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate.
  • Chocolate is, let's face it, far more reliable than a man.
  • Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
  • Questions you have to ask....

    • Why do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?
    • Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money?
    • Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?
    • Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?
    • Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?
    • Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?
    • Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?
    • Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?
    • Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?
    • If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?
    • Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?
    • Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?
    • Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something g new to eat will have materialized?
    • Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?
    • Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?
    • How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?
    • When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"
    • Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?
    • In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?
    • How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?
    • The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you!!

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    • Everyone has a photographic memory. Some don't have film.
    • When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.
    • Seen it all, done it all, can't remember most of it.
    • Those who live by the sword get shot by those who don't.
    • I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
    • He's not dead, He's electroencephalographically challenged.
    • She's always late. Her ancestors arrived on the June Flower.
    • You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.
    • I wonder how much deeper would the ocean be without sponges.
    • Honk if you love peace and quiet.


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