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"Oh, Mr. President, do not let so great an achievement suffer from any taint of legality."
Philander C. Knox
US senator (PA)
, on the acquisition of the Panama Canal
"I have found little that is good about human beings. In my experience, most of them are trash."
Moravian Father of Psychoanalysis
(and of Anna)
"Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk."
Henry David Thoreau
"To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse."
"We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning."
"When you know what you're doing you can do what you want."
Russian founder, Feldenkrais Method
"God exists since mathematics is consistent, and the Devil exists since we cannot prove it."
"I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could."
US actor, director
(was married to Rita Hayworth)
"I think I was the best baseball player I ever saw."
US baseball great
"At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future, tradition has placed 10,000 men to guard the past."
"The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity."
Dr. Maria Montessori
"Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war."
British PM (51)
(see other British PMs)
"Basically, we put our songs together in very much the same way the guys in Metallica do."
US musician/singer, They Might Be Giants
"Inches make a champion, and the champion makes his own luck."
US football coach
"Most women set out to change a man, and when they have changed him they do not like him."
"It's not hard to tell we was poorwhen you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline."
US comic, actor