'Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end'
Robert Nesta Marley, 1945 - 1981, Jamaican Reggae Singer, Songwriter and Musician

'Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can’t cross a chasm in two small jumps.The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps'
David Lloyd George, 1863 - 1945, British politician and statesman

'No snowflake in an avalanche ever felt responsible'
Voltaire, 1694 - 1778, French philosopher

'I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again'
Stephen Grellet, 1773 - 1855, Quaker Missionary

'The sleep of reason breeds monsters'
Francisco de Goya, 1746 - 1828, Spanish artist

'I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates'
T.S. Elliot, 1888 - 1965, Anglo-American poet

'The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism'
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, 1898 - 1993, American clergyman

'But the best evidence we have that time travel is not possible, and never will be, is that we have not been invaded by hordes of tourists from the future.'
Stephen Hawking, 1942, English theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author

'Be who you are and say what you feel, 
because those who mind don’t matter 
and those who matter don’t mind'
Dr. Seuss, 1904 - 1991, American writer

‘Knowledge talks, wisdom listens’
Jimi Hendrix, 1942 - 1970, American musician

‘I don’t know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone’
Bill Cosby, 1937, American comedian and actor

‘When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends’
Anonymous

‘You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore’
Christopher Columbus, 1451 - 1506, Italian explorer

‘A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in’
Greek Proverb

‘The soul is born old but grows young. 
That is the comedy of life. 
And the body is born young and grows old. 
That is life’s tragedy’
Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900, Irish poet, novelist, dramatist and critic

‘I laugh, I love, I hope, I try, I hurt, I need, I fear, I cry. And I know you do the same things too, So we’re really not that different, me and you’
Colin Raye, 1960, American country musician

‘If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?’
Chuck Palahniuk, 1961, American freelance journalist, satirist and novelist

‘Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, It comes and sits softly on your shoulder’
]Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862, American author, poet, naturalist and philosopher

‘It’s impossible’ said pride. ‘It’s risky’ said experience. ‘It’s pointless’ said reason. ‘Give it a try’ whispered the heart’
Anonymous

‘You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it’
Albert Einstein, 1879 - 1955, German theoretical physicist

‘Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there’
Will Rogers, 1879 - 1935, American cowboy, humourist, actor and social commentator

‘You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind’
Zig Ziglar, 1926 - 2012, American author and motivational speaker

‘Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it’
C.S. Lewis, 1898 - 1963, Irish novelist, academic and poet

‘When elephants fight, pity the grass…’
Zygmunt Bauman, 1925, Polish Sociologist

‘I did not get my spaghetti-O’s, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this’
Thomas J. Grasso, Died 1995, Executed by injection, Oklahoma

‘Why yes, a bulletproof vest’
James W. Rodgers - On his final request before the firing squad, 1910 - 1960

‘This is no time to make new enemies’
Voltaire - When asked on his deathbed to forswear Satan, 1694 - 1778, French philosopher

‘Until the lions have their own historians, the history of the hunt will always glorify the hunter’
Chinua Achebe, 1930 - 2013, Africa’s greatest storyteller

‘I am sorry for the length of this letter, but I did not have the time to write a short one’
Blaise Pascal, who coined it in a letter to a colleague in 1657

‘Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back’
Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900, Irish poet, novelist, dramatist and critic

‘Be so good they can’t ignore you’
Steve Martin, 1945, American actor and comedian

‘There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?’
Dick Cavett - mocking the TV-violence debate, 1936, American talk show host 

‘If you were my husband, Winston, I should flavour your coffee with poison’
Lady Nancy Astor, 1879 - 1964, Viscountess

‘If I were your husband, madam, I should drink it’
Winston Churchill, 1874 - 1965, British wartime Prime Minister

‘The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do’
Sarah Ban Breathnach, 1947, American author

‘Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet’
Roger Miller, 1936 - 1992, American musician

‘Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not feel peace’
Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilisation

‘That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history’
Aldous Huxley, 1894 - 1963, English writer

‘Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles’
Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867 - 1959, American architect, designer and writer

‘Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything - all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure - these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important’
Steve Jobs, 1955 - 2011, Entrepreneur, inventor and co-founder of Apple

‘Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.’
Coco Chanel, 1883 - 1971, French fashion designer

‘Even a small lighter can burn a bridge’
Kendrick Lamar, 1987, American hip-hop artist

‘Never confuse movement with action’
Ernest Hemmingway, 1899 - 1961, American novelist and journalist

‘A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours’
Milton Berle, 1908 - 2002, American comedian and actor

‘Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs’
Malcom Forbes, 1919 - 1990, American entrepreneur and publisher

‘The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud’
Coco Chanel, 1883 - 1971, French fashion designer

‘It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not’
André Gide, 1896 - 1951, French author

‘There is in gardens a plant which one ought to leave dry, although most people water it. It is the weed called envy’
Cosimo de' Medici, 1389 - 1464, Italian banker

‘I always in writing start with a name. Give me a name and it produces a story, no the other way about normally’
J.R.R. Tolkien, 1892 - 1973, English author

‘The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one’
George Bernard Shaw

‘Easy writing makes hard reading’
Ernest Hemmingway, 1899 - 1961, American novelist and journalist

‘Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking’
John Maynard Keynes

‘A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it’
Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 - 1941, Indian poet

‘My fashion advice is to have a flattering mirror and then forget about it’
Vivienne Westwood

‘The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off'
Gloria Steinem

‘The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible'
Arthur C. Clarke, 1917 - 2008, British science writer

‘Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving'
Sir Terry Pratchett, British author

‘The best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open'
Harper Lee

‘Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit'
Norman Mailer

‘If you desire many things, many things will seem but a few'
Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790, American founding father

‘If hard work is not another name for talent, it is the best possible substitute for it'
James Garfield, 1831 - 1881, 20th President of the United States

‘Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful'
William Morris

‘It's the rough side of the mountain that's the easiest to climb; the smooth side doesn't have anything for you to hang on to'
Aretha Franklin, 1942 - 2018, American singer

‘Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is richness of self'
May Sarton

‘The only people who see the whole picture are the ones who step outside the frame'
Salman Rushdie, 1947, Novelist

‘The trouble with words is that you never know whose mouths they have been in'
Dennis Potter, 1935 - 1994, Television screenwriter

‘'Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his'
Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790, American founding father

‘If you're lonely when you're alone, you're in bad company'
Jean Paul Satre, 1905 - 1980, French philosopher

‘The secret of good writing is to say an old thing in a new way or a new thing in an old way'
Richard Harding Davis

‘Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead'
Charles Bukowski, 1920 - 1994, American-German poet

‘I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion, than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep'
Talleyrand, 1754 - 1838, French politician and diplomat

‘Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence'
Ovid, 43 BC, Roman poet

‘Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety'
Benjamin Franklin, 1706 - 1790, American founding father

‘Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional'
Haruki Murakami, 1949, Japanese author

‘The sun, with all the planets revolving around it, and depending on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as though it had nothing else in the universe to do'
Galileo Galilei

'An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory'
Friedrich Engels, 1820 - 1895, German philosopher

'Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy'
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 1840 - 1893, Russian composer

'We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars'
Oscar Wilde
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