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"A little, round, fat, oily man of God."
"What experience and history teach is thisthat nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it."
Georg William Friedrich Hegel
"I would give nothing for that man's religion whose very dog and cat are not the better for it."
Sir Rowland Hill
English clergyman, writer, postmaster
"Here I am paying big money to you writers and what for? All you do is change the words."
US film producer
"Don't worry meI am an eight ulcer man on four ulcer pay."
Stephen T. Early
"All critics should be assassinated."
US artist, photographer
"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."
US football coach (Notre Dame)
"Loneliness is the most terrible poverty."
Macedonian religious leader
"I didn't have to work till I was three. But after that, I never stopped."
"Here stands before you a Negro woman, raised in Harlem, who went on to become a tennis player . . . and finally wind up being a world champion, in fact, the first black woman champion of this world."
US tennis player
"It seems the brighter you are, the deeper the hole you get into."
"Life is pain and the enjoyment of love is an anesthetic."
"They say that every snowflake is different. If that were true, how could the world go on? How could we ever get up off our knees? How could we ever recover from the wonder of it?"
"All womanhood is hampered today because the world on which it is emerging is a world that tries to worship both virgins and mothers and in the end despises motherhood and despoils virgins."
W. E. B. du Bois
"They laughed at Joan of Arc, but she went right ahead and built it."
US comic, actor
(was married to George Burns [shown])
"A hundred times have I thought New York is a catastrophe and fifty times: It is a beautiful catastrophe."
"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite."
"What I am trying to get across to you is: please take of yourselves and those that you love; because that is what we are here for, that's all we got, and that is all we can take with us. Are you with me?"
Stevie Ray Vaughan
(brother of Jimmie)
"In comparison with the industrial age, the information era is at the steam engine stage. By the time information systems reach jet-plane status, we will focus on utility over fads, triple our productivity, use our computers as naturally and easily as we now use our cars..."
Michael L. Dertouzos