Best Famous Quotes by: Tina Turner, Art Turock, Rogers Turrentine, Thomas Tusser, Desmond Tutu, Amos Tversky, Mark Twain, Frank Tyger, Alexander Tyler, Anne Tyler, Jennifer Tyler, Willie Tyler, Kenneth Tynan, John Tyndall, Jon Wynne Tyson, Mike Tyson, Lao Tzu, Hung Tzu-ch’eng, Mo Udall, Stewart L. Udall, Brenda Ueland, Anna M. Uhlich, Stanislaw Ulam, Samuel Ullman, Walter F. Ulmer, Domitus Ulpian, Ulysses, Miguel de Unamuno, Miguel de Unanimo, and Evelyn Underhill

Best Tina Turner Quotes: The most famous quotes by Tina Turner

The real power behind whatever success I have now was something I found within myself – something that’s in all of us, I think, a little piece of God just waiting to be discovered. — Tina Turner

Best Art Turock Quotes: The most famous quotes by Art Turock

There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. — Art Turock

Best Rogers Turrentine Quotes: The most famous quotes by Rogers Turrentine

There is no mystery, at least not the kind you want. In real life there are no fogbound moors or clues on matchbooks or fifth columnists waiting to be unmasked. it would be nice if here were, because then there would be solutions to things in life, but it doesn’t always work that way. Everyone likes a good detective story. I went through my Hammett phase in college. I think the attraction is, in life our mysteries aren’t exciting. You know They’re just intractable and depressing and enervating. Like, why do we always hurt the ones we love. Where does the money go …in a detective story, at least the universe makes sense. It was him. He did it. The natural order is disturbed, but the beauty of it is that it’s restored again. — Rogers Turrentine

Best Thomas Tusser Quotes: The most famous quotes by Thomas Tusser

A fool and his money are soon parted. — Thomas Tusser

For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away. — Thomas Tusser

Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health. — Thomas Tusser

Best Desmond Tutu Quotes: The most famous quotes by Desmond Tutu

You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. — Desmond Tutu

Best Amos Tversky Quotes: The most famous quotes by Amos Tversky

Whenever there is a simple error that most laymen fall for, there is always a slightly more sophisticated version of the same problem that experts fall for. — Amos Tversky

Best Mark Twain Quotes: The most famous quotes by Mark Twain

If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. — Mark Twain

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. — Mark Twain

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect. — Mark Twain

Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed. — Mark Twain

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards. — Mark Twain

We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it. — Mark Twain

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. — Mark Twain

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. — Mark Twain

We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don’t know anything and can’t read. — Mark Twain

Work is a necessary evil to be avoided. — Mark Twain

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. — Mark Twain

The report of my death was an exaggeration. — Mark Twain

Golf is a good walk spoiled. — Mark Twain

We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened. — Mark Twain

I never let schooling interfere with my education. — Mark Twain

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress but I repeat myself. — Mark Twain

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

To cease smoking is the easiset thing I ever did. I ought to know, I’ve done it a thousand times. — Mark Twain

Humor is mankind’s greatest blessing. — Mark Twain

Some men worship rank, some worship heroes, some worship power, some worship God, and over these ideals they dispute, but they all worship money. — Mark Twain

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn’t. — Mark Twain

The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice. — Mark Twain

Describing her first day back in grade school after a long absence, a teacher said, It was like trying to hold 35 corks under water at the same time. — Mark Twain

Behold, the fool saith, Put not all thine eggs in the one basket, — which is but a manner of saying, Scatter your money and your attention, but the wise man saith, Put all your eggs in the one basket and — watch that basket. — Mark Twain

On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all — the soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved. — Mark Twain

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. — Mark Twain

The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven. — Mark Twain

Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth. — Mark Twain

Man will do many things to get himself loved he will do all things to get himself envied. — Mark Twain

I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don’t know. — Mark Twain

Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. — Mark Twain

Irreverence is the champion of liberty and its one sure defense. — Mark Twain

It is easier to stay out than get out. — Mark Twain

I must have a prodigious quantity of mind it takes me as much as a week, sometimes, to make it up. — Mark Twain

A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. — Mark Twain

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow. — Mark Twain

Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. — Mark Twain

A verb has a hard enough time of it in this world when it is all together. It’s downright inhuman to split it up. But that’s what those Germans do. They take part of a verb and put it down here, like a stake, and they take the other part of it and put it a way over yonder like another stake, and between these two limits they just shovel in German. — Mark Twain

Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone. — Mark Twain

Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits. — Mark Twain

I’ve come loaded with statistics, for I’ve noticed that a man can’t prove anything without statistics. — Mark Twain

It were not best that we should all think alike it is the difference of opinion that makes horse races. – from Pudd’nhead Wilson — Mark Twain

It is the difference of opinion that makes horse races. — Mark Twain

I have a prejudice against people who print things in a foreign language and add no translation. When I am the reader, and the other considers me able to do the translating myself, he pays me the quite a nice compliment– but if he would do the translating for me I would try to get along without the compliment. (A Tramp Abroad,1880) — Mark Twain

Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. — Mark Twain

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. — Mark Twain

When one has tasted watermelon he knows what the angels eat. — Mark Twain

When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. — Mark Twain

Why shoudn’t truth be stranger than fiction Fiction, after all, has to stick to the possibilities. — Mark Twain

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. — Mark Twain

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. — Mark Twain

It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. — Mark Twain

His ignorance covered the whole earth like a blanket, and there was hardly a hole in it anywhere. — Mark Twain

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. — Mark Twain

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. — Mark Twain

Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. — Mark Twain

Quitting smoking is easy, I’ve done it hundreds of times. — Mark Twain

A house without a cat, and a well-fed, well-petted, and properly revered cat, may be a perfect house, perhaps, but how can it prove its title –from The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson — Mark Twain

I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts. — Mark Twain

I cannot keep from talking, even at the risk of being instructive. — Mark Twain

A man with a new idea is a crank — until the idea succeeds. — Mark Twain

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. — Mark Twain

Imagination is always the fabric of social life and the dynamic of history. The influence of real needs and compulsions, of real interests and materials, is indirect because the crowd is never conscious of it. — Mark Twain

After all these years I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her. — Mark Twain

Youth, large, lusty, loving- Youth, full of grace, force, fascination. Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace, force, fascination — Mark Twain

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. — Mark Twain

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce. — Mark Twain

A classic is a book which people praise and don’t read. — Mark Twain

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. — Mark Twain

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you. — Mark Twain

Do something every day that you don’t want to do this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. — Mark Twain

He would come in and say he changed his mind — which was a gilded figure of speech, because he didn’t have any. — Mark Twain

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. — Mark Twain

In religion and politics people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination, from authorities who have not themselves examined the questions at issue but have taken them at second-hand from other non-examiners, whose opinions about them were not worth a brass farthing. — Mark Twain

It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. — Mark Twain

When I was a child people simply looked about them and were moderately happy today they peer beyond the seven seas, bury themselves waist deep in tidings, and by and large what they see and hear makes them unutterably sad. — Mark Twain

There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn’t because the book is not there and worth being written — it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and if you fail to find that form the story will not tell itself. — Mark Twain

I am an old man and have a great many troubles, But most of them never happened. — Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. — Mark Twain

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. — Mark Twain

If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be–a christian. — Mark Twain

A man is accepted into church for what he believes–and turned out for what he knows. — Mark Twain

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear, and the blind can read. — Mark Twain

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. — Mark Twain

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul. — Mark Twain

There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race and finish the farce. — Mark Twain

The rule is perfect in all matters of opinion our adversaries are insane. — Mark Twain

Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. — Mark Twain

The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit. — Mark Twain

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. — Mark Twain

There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when you’re busy interrupting. — Mark Twain

Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. — Mark Twain

Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable. — Mark Twain

Drag your thoughts away from your troubles.. by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it. — Mark Twain

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. — Mark Twain

I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him. — Mark Twain

A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read. — Mark Twain

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence then success is sure. — Mark Twain

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom. — Mark Twain

I don’t like to commit myself about heaven and hell you see, I have friends in both places. — Mark Twain

By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean. — Mark Twain

The man who is a pessimist before 48 knows too much if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little. — Mark Twain

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. — Mark Twain

Cold If the thermometer had been an inch longer we’d all have frozen to death — Mark Twain

Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. — Mark Twain

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt. — Mark Twain

It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog. — Mark Twain

Wagner’s music is better than it sounds. — Mark Twain

Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessaries. — Mark Twain

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right. — Mark Twain

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. — Mark Twain

Necessity is the mother of taking chances. — Mark Twain

To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler–and less trouble. — Mark Twain

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

Statistics show that we lose more fools on this day than on all other days of the year put together. This proves, by the numbers left in stock, that one Fourth of July per year is now inadequate, the country has grown so. — Mark Twain

There are two times in a man’s life when he should not speculate when he can’t afford it, and when he can. – from Following the Equator — Mark Twain

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives. — Mark Twain

There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. — Mark Twain

Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it. — Mark Twain

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. — Mark Twain

Tomorrow night I appear for the first time before a Boston audience of 4000 critics. — Mark Twain

Some people get an eduction without going to college the rest get it after they get out. — Mark Twain

Go and surprise the whole country by doing something right. — Mark Twain

The trouble isn’t that there are too many fools, but that the lightning isn’t distributed right. — Mark Twain

Religion consists of a set of things which the average man thinks he believes and wishes he was certain. — Mark Twain

We are called the nation of inventors. And we are. We could still claim that title and wear its loftiest honors if we had stopped with the first thing we ever invented, which was human liberty. — Mark Twain

There is no such thing as the Queen’s English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares — Mark Twain

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it – and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again – and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore. — Mark Twain

What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before. — Mark Twain

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, what counts is the size of the fight in the dog. — Mark Twain

Few sinners are saved after the fiirst twenty minutes of a sermon. — Mark Twain

Be good and you will be lonesome. — Mark Twain

Everything has its limit–iron ore cannot be educated into gold. – 1906 — Mark Twain

Eloquence is the essential thing in a speech, not information. — Mark Twain

Education consists mainly in what we have unlearned. – Notebook, 1898 — Mark Twain

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain. — Mark Twain

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. — Mark Twain

An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven’t been done before. — Mark Twain

All schools, all colleges have two great functions to confer, and to conceal valuable knowledge. – Notebook, 1908 — Mark Twain

Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand. — Mark Twain

It is noble to teach oneself, but still nobler to teach others–and less trouble. – speech, 1906 — Mark Twain

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. — Mark Twain

Cauliflower is nothing but Cabbage with a College Education. — Mark Twain

Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions. — Mark Twain

It is discouraging to try and penetrate a mind like yours. You ought to get it out and dance on it. That would take some of the rigidity out of it. — Mark Twain

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. — Mark Twain

The billiard table is better than the doctor. — Mark Twain

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. — Mark Twain

Barring that natural expression of villainy which we all have, the man looked honest enough. — Mark Twain

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. — Mark Twain

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. — Mark Twain

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. — Mark Twain

Honesty is the best policy – when there is money in it. — Mark Twain

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. — Mark Twain

Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. — Mark Twain

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. — Mark Twain

I have never taken any exercise except sleeping and resting. — Mark Twain

In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their language. — Mark Twain

I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it. — Mark Twain

I don’t give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. — Mark Twain

In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination. — Mark Twain

It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress. — Mark Twain

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. — Mark Twain

Just the omission of Jane Austen’s books alone would make a fairly good library out of a library that hadn’t a book in it. — Mark Twain

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. — Mark Twain

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. — Mark Twain

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it. — Mark Twain

Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. — Mark Twain

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. — Mark Twain

Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat. — Mark Twain

Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. — Mark Twain

Time cools, time clarifies no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. — Mark Twain

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact. — Mark Twain

The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. — Mark Twain

There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry. — Mark Twain

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself. — Mark Twain

Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. — Mark Twain

Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. — Mark Twain

When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one. — Mark Twain

I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people. — Mark Twain

The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. — Mark Twain

He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it – namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. — Mark Twain

When in doubt, tell the truth. — Mark Twain

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. — Mark Twain

A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs. — Mark Twain

There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. — Mark Twain

Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to. — Mark Twain

The history of our race, and each individual’s experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal. — Mark Twain

The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession. — Mark Twain

We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess. — Mark Twain

Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption. — Mark Twain

When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people. — Mark Twain

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. — Mark Twain

Familiarity breeds contempt – and children. — Mark Twain

Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else. — Mark Twain

How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it. — Mark Twain

It was enough to make a body ashamed of the human race. — Mark Twain

An enemy can partly ruin a man, but it takes a good-natured injudicious friend to complete the thing and make it perfect. — Mark Twain

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. — Mark Twain

Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment. — Mark Twain

Best Frank Tyger Quotes: The most famous quotes by Frank Tyger

The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself. — Frank Tyger

Progress is not created by contented people. — Frank Tyger

Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. — Frank Tyger

If you cannot lift the load off another’s back, do not walk away. Try to lighten it. — Frank Tyger

Best Alexander Tyler Quotes: The most famous quotes by Alexander Tyler

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote themselves largess out of the public treasury. — Alexander Tyler

Best Anne Tyler Quotes: The most famous quotes by Anne Tyler

People always call it luck when you’ve acted more sensibly than they have. — Anne Tyler

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice. — Anne Tyler

I’ve never quite believed that one chance is all I get. — Anne Tyler

Best Jennifer Tyler Quotes: The most famous quotes by Jennifer Tyler

My mind tells me to give up, but my heart won’t let me. — Jennifer Tyler

Listen to your heart, because in the end it is your heart that matters. — Jennifer Tyler

Best Willie Tyler Quotes: The most famous quotes by Willie Tyler

The reason lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time. — Willie Tyler

Best Kenneth Tynan Quotes: The most famous quotes by Kenneth Tynan

A neurosis is a secret that you don’t know you are keeping. — Kenneth Tynan

Best John Tyndall Quotes: The most famous quotes by John Tyndall

Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles. — John Tyndall

Best Jon Wynne Tyson Quotes: The most famous quotes by Jon Wynne Tyson

The wrong sort of people are always in power because they would not be in power if they were not the wrong sort of people. — Jon Wynne Tyson

Best Mike Tyson Quotes: The most famous quotes by Mike Tyson

I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself. — Mike Tyson

I’m just an average guy. I’m not Mother Teresa, but I’m not Charles Manson either. — Mike Tyson

Best Lao Tzu Quotes: The most famous quotes by Lao Tzu

The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’ — Lao Tzu

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you. — Lao Tzu

He who knows others is wise.He who knows himself is enlightened. — Lao Tzu

He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know. — Lao Tzu

While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, He who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion Let nature take its course. By letting each thing act in accordance with its own nature, everything that needs to be done gets done. — Lao Tzu

Seek not happiness too greedily, and be not fearful of happiness. — Lao Tzu

He who knows enough is enough will always have enough. — Lao Tzu

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it. — Lao Tzu

Without going out-of-doors, one can know all he needs to know. Without even looking out of his window, one can grasp the nature of everything. Without going beyond his own nature, one can achieve ultimate wisdom. Therefore, the intelligent man knows all he needs to know without going away, And sees all he needs to see without looking elsewhere, And does all he needs to do wihout undue exertion. — Lao Tzu

Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. — Lao Tzu

He who tip-toes cannot stand he who strides cannot walk. — Lao Tzu

He who conquers others is strong He who conquers himself is mighty. — Lao Tzu

There is no need to run outside for better seeing… Rather abide at the center of your being For the more you leave it the less you learn. Search your heart and see… The way to do is to be. — Lao Tzu

All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being. — Lao Tzu

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. — Lao Tzu

The men who are great live with that which is substantial, they do not stay with that which is superficial they abide with realities, they remain not with what is showy. The one they discard, the other they hold. — Lao Tzu

Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one’s status in the eyes of others And shame is fear of humiliation at one’s inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status. — Lao Tzu

The heavy is the root of the light. The tranquil is the ruler of the hasty. — Lao Tzu

A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair. A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth. — Lao Tzu

The highest goodness is like water. Water benefits all things and does not compete. It stays in the lowly places which others despise. Therefore it is near The Eternal. — Lao Tzu

The Eternal generates the One. The One generates the Two. The Two generates the Three. The Three generates all things. — Lao Tzu

The sage wears clothes of coarse cloth but carries jewels in his bosom He knows himself but does not display himself He loves himself but does not hold himself in high esteem. — Lao Tzu

People in their handling of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure. — Lao Tzu

One who is too insistent on his own views finds few to agree with him. — Lao Tzu

The Way of Heaven does not compete, And yet it skillfully achieves victory. It does not speak, and yet it skillfully responds to things. It comes to you without your invitation. — Lao Tzu

It is the Vague and Elusive. Meet it and you will not see its head. Follow it and you will not see its back. — Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity, Reduce selfishness, Have few desires. — Lao Tzu

People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge. — Lao Tzu

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. — Lao Tzu

The best man is like water. Water is good it benefits all things and does not compete with them. It dwells in lowly places that all disdain. This is why it is so near to Tao. — Lao Tzu

I have three treasures. Guard and keep them The first is deep love, The second is frugality, And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world. Because of deep love, one is courageous. Because of frugality, one is generous. Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world. — Lao Tzu

The more laws and order are made prominent, The more thieves and robbers there will be. — Lao Tzu

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. — Lao Tzu

To have little is to possess. To have plenty is to be perplexed. — Lao Tzu

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action. — Lao Tzu

When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, There arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good, There arises the recognition of evil. — Lao Tzu

There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is not greater disaster than greed. — Lao Tzu

To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease. — Lao Tzu

When armies are mobilized and issues are joined, The man who is sorry over the fact will win. — Lao Tzu

When the highest type of men hear Tao, They diligently practice it. When the average type of men hear Tao, They half believe in it. When the lowest type of men hear Tao, They laugh heartily at it. — Lao Tzu

The Way of Heaven is to benefit others and not to injure. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete. — Lao Tzu

To be worn out is to be renewed. — Lao Tzu

To produce things and to rear them, To produce, but not to take possession of them, To act, but not to rely on one’s own ability, To lead them, but not to master them – This is called profound and secret virtue. — Lao Tzu

Best Hung Tzu-ch’eng Quotes: The most famous quotes by Hung Tzu-ch’eng

When the mind is possessed of reality, it feels tranquil and joyous even without music or song, and it produces a pure fragrance even without incense or tea. — Hung Tzu-ch’eng

The spirit of man communes with Heaven the omnipotence of Heaven resides in man. Is the distance between Heaven and man very great — Hung Tzu-ch’eng

Best Mo Udall Quotes: The most famous quotes by Mo Udall

If you can find something everyone agrees on, it’s wrong. — Mo Udall

Best Stewart L. Udall Quotes: The most famous quotes by Stewart L. Udall

We have, I fear, confused power with greatness. — Stewart L. Udall

Best Brenda Ueland Quotes: The most famous quotes by Brenda Ueland

These people who are always briskly doing something and as busy as waltzing mice, they have little, sharp, staccato ideas, such as ‘I see where I can make an annual cut of 3.47 in my meat budget.’ But they have no slow, big ideas. — Brenda Ueland

So you see, imagination needs moodling – long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering. — Brenda Ueland

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. When we really listen to people there is an alternating current, and this recharges us so that we never get tired of each other. We are constantly being re-created. — Brenda Ueland

I learned…that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness. — Brenda Ueland

I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten–happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. — Brenda Ueland

Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable. — Brenda Ueland

Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers. — Brenda Ueland

Best Anna M. Uhlich Quotes: The most famous quotes by Anna M. Uhlich

My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected. — Anna M. Uhlich

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It is still an unending source of surprise for me how a few scribbles on a blackboard or on a piece of paper can change the course of human affairs. — Stanislaw Ulam

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Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. — Samuel Ullman

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The essence of a general’s job is to assist in developing a clear sense of purpose … to keep the junk from getting in the way of important things. — Walter F. Ulmer

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Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due. — Domitus Ulpian

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It is as painful perhaps to be awakened from a vision as to be born. — Ulysses

Best Miguel de Unamuno Quotes: The most famous quotes by Miguel de Unamuno

Science says ‘We must live,’ and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable, wisdom says ‘We must die,’ and seeks how to make us die well. — Miguel de Unamuno

When a thing is said to be not worth refuting you may be sure that either it is flagrantly stupid-in which case all comment is superfluous-or it is something formidable, the very crux of the problem. — Miguel de Unamuno

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. — Miguel de Unamuno

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age he dies of being a man. — Miguel de Unamuno

Use harms and even destroys beauty. The noblest function of an object is to be contemplated. — Miguel de Unamuno

Best Miguel de Unanimo Quotes: The most famous quotes by Miguel de Unanimo

Only in solitude do we find ourselves and in finding ourselves, we find in ourselves all our brothers in solitude. — Miguel de Unanimo

Best Evelyn Underhill Quotes: The most famous quotes by Evelyn Underhill

Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again. — Evelyn Underhill

After all it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life. — Evelyn Underhill

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