Inventory – Gnomica 1-250 by authors

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Gnomicon Inventory 1-250 by Date
6 5-Mar-12 M ACHEBE Chinua The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.
181 9-Nov-12 F ADAMS Abigail I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries, ‘Give, give.’
16 15-Mar-12 H ADAMS Ansel A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
204 2-Dec-12 U ADLER Alfred The neurotic is nailed to the cross of his fiction.
165 21-Oct-12 U AIMÉE Anouk It’s so much better to desire than to have.
159 15-Oct-12 M ALBA Jessica I could have sexual chemistry with vinegar.
249 16-Jan-13 W ALBRIGHT Madeleine We live in an image society. Speeches are not what anybody cares about; what they care about is the picture.
114 31-Aug-12 F ALLEN Woody Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.
226 24-Dec-12 M AMOS Tori Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.
8 7-Mar-12 W ANGELOU Maya Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you … yet, someone survived … You can do anything you choose to do.
17 16-Mar-12 F ANONYMOUS When the door of happiness closes, another opens.  But often times we look so long at the closed door that we don’t see the one which has been …
106 23-Aug-12 H ANONYMOUS My thinker’s all broke!
73 21-Jul-12 S AOKI Devon Defining beauty is simply a matter of opinion.
174 2-Nov-12 F ARBUS Diane Nothing is ever the same as they said it was.
30 29-Mar-12 H ARTHUR Chester A. Madam, I may be President of the United States, but my private life is nobody’s damn business.
80 28-Jul-12 S ASIMOV Isaac I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, …
243 10-Jan-13 H ASPIN Les Before we give you billions more, we want to know what you’ve done with the trillion you’ve got.
194 22-Nov-12 H AUSONIUS Decimus Nil homine terra peius ingrato creat.  “The earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man.”
166 22-Oct-12 M BACALL Lauren I am not a has-been.  I am a will-be.
200 28-Nov-12 W BACCARIN Morena They have a joy for life in Brazil unlike any country I’ve ever seen.
250 17-Jan-13 H BACHARACH Burt Knowing when to leave may be the smartest thing anyone can learn.
185 13-Nov-12 T BAKER Josephine He was my cream, and I was his coffee – And when you poured us together, it was something.
127 13-Sep-12 H BALDWIN James Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart;  for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
99 16-Aug-12 H BARLOW John Perry Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping tom to install you window blinds.
138 24-Sep-12 M BARNARD Christiaan The prime goal is to alleviate suffering, and not to prolong life. And if your treatment does not alleviate suffering, but only prolongs life, that treatment should be stopped.
136 22-Sep-12 S BARZUN Jacques In teaching you cannot see the fruit of a day’s work.  It is invisible and remains so, maybe for twenty years.
148 4-Oct-12 H BEECHER Henry Ward All men are tempted. There is no man that lives that can’t be broken down, provided it is the right temptation, put in the right spot.
78 26-Jul-12 H BENNY Jack Age is strictly a case of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
44 13-Apr-12 F BERLIN Isaiah Liberty for wolves is death to the lambs.
101 18-Aug-12 S BERRA Yogi Yogi ordered a pizza. …
36 5-Apr-12 H BIERCE Ambrose Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.
86 3-Aug-12 F BIERCE Ambrose Academe, n.:  An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: [from academe] A modern school where football is taught.
33 2-Apr-12 M BORGES Jorge Luis To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
28 27-Mar-12 T BRANDEIS Louis D. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.
9 8-Mar-12 H BRANDO Marlon I don’t mind that I’m fat. You still get the same money.
211 9-Dec-12 U BRUBECK Dave I’m beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82.
10 9-Mar-12 F BUDDHA Siddhartha Gautama Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else;  you are the one who gets burned.
190 18-Nov-12 U BUDDHA Siddhartha Gautama What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.
2 1-Mar-12 H BURKE Arleigh The major deterrent to war is in a man’s mind.
219 17-Dec-12 M BURROUGHS Edgar Rice I write to escape; to escape poverty.
225 23-Dec-12 U BUSH George W. I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.
168 24-Oct-12 W BUSH Sophia Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person.
13 12-Mar-12 M CAMUS Albert But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
46 15-Apr-12 U CAPOTE Truman Sometimes when I think how good my book can be, I can hardly breathe.
179 7-Nov-12 W CHANDLER Raymond I certainly admire people who do things.
207 5-Dec-12 W CHANDLER Raymond “Mostly I just kill time,” he said, “and it dies hard.”
102 19-Aug-12 U CHANEL Coco A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
196 24-Nov-12 S CHESTERTON G. K. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
72 20-Jul-12 F CHIEF Joseph I will fight no more forever.
12 11-Mar-12 U CHOUDHURY Bikram Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch again.
214 12-Dec-12 W CHOW Yun-Fat An actor is only merchandise.
64 20-Jun-12 W CHURCHILL Sir Winston From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
51 21-Apr-12 S CONRAD Joseph All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
139 25-Sep-12 T CONRAD Paul I have no idea what readership is of written editorials, but it doesn’t come anywhere close to the readership of editorial cartoons.
241 8-Jan-13 T COOLIDGE Calvin Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not …
170 29-Oct-12 M DALI Salvador Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali.
27 26-Mar-12 M DARROW Clarence When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become president;  I’m beginning to believe it.
137 23-Sep-12 U DARROW Clarence Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
208 6-Dec-12 H DAVIS Angela What this country needs is more unemployed politicians.
84 1-Aug-12 W DAWKINS Richard The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
197 25-Nov-12 U DAWKINS Richard A delusion is something that people believe in despite a total lack of evidence.
104 21-Aug-12 T de la FONTAINE Jean Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it;  nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
40 9-Apr-12 M DEAN James Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.
248 15-Jan-13 T DELILLO Don Never underestimate the power of the State to act out its own massive fantasies.
85 2-Aug-12 H DENG Xiaoping It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white, so long as it catches mice.
128 14-Sep-12 F DIANA Princess Family is the most important thing in the world.
122 8-Sep-12 S DISNEY Walt The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
205 3-Dec-12 M DWORKIN Andrea Men are distinguished from women by their commitment to do violence rather than to be victimized by it.
161 17-Oct-12 W EARHART Amelia The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
87 4-Aug-12 S EASTWOOD Clint My old drama coach used to say, ‘Don’t just do something, stand there.’  Gary Cooper wasn’t afraid to do nothing.
220 18-Dec-12 T EBAN Abba His ignorance is encyclopedic.
227 25-Dec-12 T ECO Umberto I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to …
47 16-Apr-12 M EINSTEIN Albert No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right;  a single experiment can prove me wrong.
140 26-Sep-12 W EISENHOWER Dwight D May we, in our dealings with all the peoples of the earth, ever speak the truth and serve justice.
71 19-Jul-12 H ELIOT Charles William Books are the quietest and most constant of friends …
234 1-Jan-13 T EMERSON Ralph Waldo Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
133 19-Sep-12 W FANON Franz Violence is man re-creating himself.
169 28-Oct-12 U FAULKNER William The past is never dead.  It’s not even past.
132 18-Sep-12 T FEYNMAN Richard P. Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
146 2-Oct-12 T FOREMAN George The question isn’t at what age I want to retire, it’s at what income.
48 17-Apr-12 T FORSTER E M Nonsense and beauty have close connections.
213 11-Dec-12 T FRANCE Anatole In art as in love instinct is enough.
163 19-Oct-12 F FRANK Anne Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
65 21-Jun-12 H FREUD Anna If some longing goes unmet, don’t be astonished. We call that Life.
222 20-Dec-12 H FRIEDMAN Milton Consider Social Security. … .
193 21-Nov-12 W FROST Robert Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
199 27-Nov-12 T FULLER R. Buckminster There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
124 10-Sep-12 M GABOR Zsa Zsa Macho does not prove mucho.
246 13-Jan-13 U GALBRAITH John Kenneth The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
201 29-Nov-12 H GANDHI Indira People tend to forget their duties but remember their rights.
63 19-Jun-12 T GANDHI Mohandas (Mahatma) You must not lose faith in humanity.  Humanity is an ocean;  if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
178 6-Nov-12 T GARDNER John W. When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
142 28-Sep-12 F GAUGUIN Paul The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art’s audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
173 1-Nov-12 H GIBBON Edward History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
97 14-Aug-12 T GIBRAN Khalil If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours.  If they don’t, they never were.
155 11-Oct-12 H GODARD Jean-Luc Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.
22 21-Mar-12 W GOETHE Johann Wolfgang von Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine tätige Unwissenheit.    (There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.)
223 21-Dec-12 F GOLDWIN Samuel The harder I work, the luckier I get.
79 27-Jul-12 F GRANT Cary My formula for living is quite simple …
171 30-Oct-12 T GREGORY Dick I wouldn’t mind paying taxes – if I knew they were going to a friendly country.
93 10-Aug-12 F GUDERIAN Heinz There are no desperate situations, there are only desperate people.
175 3-Nov-12 S HAGMAN Larry I think JR would make a better President than the one we have now.
244 11-Jan-13 F HAMM Mia It is more difficult to stay on top than to get there.
21 20-Mar-12 T HAMMARÉN Carl  Det räcker inte med att ha erfarenheter – man måste komma ihåg dem också.  (It’s not enough to have experiences – you have to remember them too.)
67 15-Jul-12 U HARDING Florence Well, Warren Harding, I have got you the presidency. What are you going to do with it?
69 17-Jul-12 T HARVEY Paul If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’, what is the opposite of ‘progress’?
81 29-Jul-12 U HAVEL Václav The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life but that it bothers him less and less.
54 27-Apr-12 F HAWTHORNE Nathaniel Easy reading is damn hard writing.
206 4-Dec-12 T HEPBURN Audrey Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!
108 25-Aug-12 S HERACLITUS πάντα ῥεῖ   panta rhei   ‘All is in flux.’
202 30-Nov-12 F HOFFER Eric The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
110 27-Aug-12 M HOLMES Oliver Wendell The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
76 24-Jul-12 T HOOVER Herbert Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.
192 20-Nov-12 T HOPPER Edward Maybe I am not very human – what I wanted to do was to paint sunlight on the side of a house.
23 22-Mar-12 H HORACE post equitem sedet atra Cura – (behind the horseman sits black anxiety)
231 29-Dec-12 S HURSTON Zora Neale No matter how far a person can go, the horizon is still way beyond you.
147 3-Oct-12 W HUXLEY Aldous The pleasures of ignorance are as great, in their way, as the pleasures of knowledge.
217 15-Dec-12 S IACOCCA Lee The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
203 1-Dec-12 S ISHERWOOD Christopher California is a tragic country – like Palestine, like every Promised Land.
135 21-Sep-12 F JACKSON Michael People write negatives things, cause they feel that’s what sells.  Good news to them, doesn’t sell.
180 8-Nov-12 H JAMAL Ahmed The quickest way to become troubled is to be concerned with what people are gonna say about your life and your work.
210 8-Dec-12 S JAMES P. D. It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
111 28-Aug-12 T JARRETT Keith Jazz is there and gone. It happens. You have to be present for it. That simple.
141 27-Sep-12 H JOBS Steve If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?
240 7-Jan-13 M JOHNSON Boris If we judged everybody by the stupid, unguarded things they blurt out to …, then we wouldn’t ever get anywhere.
151 7-Oct-12 U JORDAN Michael I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
61 17-Jun-12 U JUNG Carl Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.
232 30-Dec-12 U JUNG Carl The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
121 7-Sep-12 F KAEL Pauline Kevin Costner has feathers in his hair and feathers in his head.  The Indians should have called him ‘Plays with Camera.’
5 4-Mar-12 U KAFKA Franz God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.
239 6-Jan-13 U KANDINSKY Wassily An empty canvas is a living wonder… far lovelier than certain pictures.
167 23-Oct-12 T KEATS John Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare;  Bold lover, never, never canst thou kiss …
77 25-Jul-12 W KING Stephen I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and Fries.
62 18-Jun-12 M KISSINGER Henry There cannot be a crisis next week.  My schedule is already full.
230 28-Dec-12 F LAGERFELD Karl I am a fashion person, and fashion is not only about clothes — it’s about all kinds of change.
218 16-Dec-12 U LAMARR Hedy Because you don’t live near a bakery doesn’t mean you have to go without cheesecake.
112 29-Aug-12 W LAUREN Ralph I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.
32 31-Mar-12 S LEARNED HAND Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us.
189 17-Nov-12 S LEGUIN Ursula The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
107 24-Aug-12 F LEWIS Sinclair When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.
144 30-Sep-12 U LIN Maya To fly we have to have resistance.
55 29-Apr-12 U LOMBARDI Vince Winners never quit and quitters never win.
235 2-Jan-13 W MACLAINE Shirley Sex is hardly ever just about sex.
131 17-Sep-12 M MACMILLAN Harold We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
90 7-Aug-12 T MAIMONIDES Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.
43 12-Apr-12 H MANDELA Nelson If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
177 5-Nov-12 M MANDELA Nelson If the United States or Britain is having elections, they don’t ask for observers from Africa or Asia. But when we have elections, they want observers.
212 10-Dec-12 M MANN Thomas People’s behavior makes sense if you think about it in terms of their goals, needs, and motives.
25 24-Mar-12 S MAO Tse-tung ? 殺 鷄 嚇 猴  (shā jī xià hóu) –  Kill the chicken, scare the monkey.
105 22-Aug-12 W MARX Groucho Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
228 26-Dec-12 W MATISSE Henri In love, the one who runs away is the winner.
187 15-Nov-12 H MAUGHAM W. Somerset The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth.
123 9-Sep-12 U McGOVERN George I’m fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
158 14-Oct-12 U MEAD Margaret What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.
157 13-Oct-12 S MEIR Golda Don’t be humble, you’re not that great.
31 30-Mar-12 F MENCKEN H. L. Immorality: the morality of those who are having a better time.
238 5-Jan-13 S MILLAY Edna St. Vincent They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same …
18 17-Mar-12 S MONLUC Adrien de Chat échaudé craint l’eau froide. (A scalded cat is afraid of cold water.)
118 4-Sep-12 T MONROE Marilyn It’s not true I had nothing on, I had the radio on.
145 1-Oct-12 M MONTAIGNE Michel de My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
198 26-Nov-12 M MORSI Mohamed God’s Will and Elections Made Me the Captain of This Ship
82 30-Jul-12 M MOTHER Teresa If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
20 19-Mar-12 M NERUDA Pablo Es tan corto el amor y es tan largo el olvido.  (Love is so brief, and forgetting it takes so long.)
247 14-Jan-13 M NEWMAN Paul Who’s to say who’s an expert?
224 22-Dec-12 S NIETZSCHE Friedrich There are no facts, only interpretations.
95 12-Aug-12 U NIN Anaïs We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
191 19-Nov-12 M NIXON Richard M. Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
164 20-Oct-12 S NOONAN Peggy If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault.
113 30-Aug-12 H OBAMA Barack Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
182 10-Nov-12 S OBAMA President Growing industries in science and technology have twice as many openings as we have workers who can do the job. Think about that —
94 11-Aug-12 S O’CONNOR Sandra Day I need to retire from retirement.
162 18-Oct-12 H O’KEEFFE Georgia I feel there is something unexplored about woman that only a woman can explore.
154 10-Oct-12 W ORBEN Robert Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.  Ask any Indian.
119 5-Sep-12 W ORWELL George Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules, and sadistic pleasure …
49 18-Apr-12 W PARKER Dorothy If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it too.
89 6-Aug-12 M PASTERNAK Boris As for the men in power, they are so anxious to establish the myth of infallibility that they do their utmost to ignore truth.
115 1-Sep-12 S PERÓN María Eva In government, one actress is enough.
7 6-Mar-12 T PICASSO Pablo Action is the foundational key to all success.
96 13-Aug-12 M PLATH Sylvia I talk to God but the sky is empty.
19 18-Mar-12 U POPULAR expression (Norway) Sånn er det bare.  (“That’s just the way it is.”)
58 8-May-12 T Proverb She is rich who owes nothing.
34 3-Apr-12 T PROVERB Chinese If you want happiness …
183 11-Nov-12 U PROVERB Chinese If you are not of my ethnicity, you cannot share my heart.
29 28-Mar-12 W PROVERB Persian (?) I was sad and angry, for I had no socks and shoes.  Then I met a man who had no feet.
11 10-Mar-12 S PROVERB Portuguese An old man in love is like a flower in winter.
50 19-Apr-12 H PROVERB Swedish Borta bra men hemma bäst.
35 4-Apr-12 W QUAYLE Dan I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.
56 1-May-12 T QUILLEN Robert If we wish to make a new world we have the material ready.  The first one, too, was made out of chaos.
1 29-Feb-12 W RAND Ayn Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.
37 6-Apr-12 F REAGAN Ronald The best minds are not in government.  If any were, business would steal them away.
70 18-Jul-12 W ROBINSON Jackie This ain’t fun. But you watch me, I’ll get it done.
233 31-Dec-12 M RUDOLPH Wilma Sometimes it takes years to really grasp what has happened to your life.
245 12-Jan-13 S RUSKIN John What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
229 27-Dec-12 H RUSSELL Bertrand One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.
129 15-Sep-12 S SADAT Anwar Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution.
53 25-Apr-12 W SAHL Mort A conservative is someone who believes in reform. But not now.
126 12-Sep-12 W SALINGER J. D. I’m the most terrific liar you ever saw in your life.
66 14-Jul-12 S SARTRE  Jean-Paul Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.
57 3-Apr-12 H SAYING Chinese 天 高 皇帝 遠   Heaven is high and the emperor is far away.
38 7-Apr-12 S SEUSS Dr. Today you are You, that is truer than true. …
39 8-Apr-12 U SHAKESPEARE William As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
186 14-Nov-12 W SHANKER Tom  [NYT] The Bathsheba Syndrome
184 12-Nov-12 M SHAW George Bernard Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
221 19-Dec-12 W SHERMAN Cindy The still must tease with the promise of a story the viewer of it itches to be told.
143 29-Sep-12 S SIHANOUK Norodom Cambodia wanted no part of SEATO. We would look after ourselves as neutrals and Buddhists.
150 6-Oct-12 S SINATRA Frank Whatever else has been said about me personally is unimportant.  When I sing, I believe. I’m honest.
216 14-Dec-12 F SKINNER B. F. The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
24 23-Mar-12 F SOPHOCLES πολλὰ τὰ δεινὰ κοὐδὲν ἀν- | θρώπου δεινότερον πέλει·   (Many are the marvels and nothing | exists more marvelous than man.)
195 23-Nov-12 F SOTOMAYOR Sonia I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.
117 3-Sep-12 M ST IGNATIUS Loyola We should always be disposed to believe that that which appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the Church so decides.
152 8-Oct-12 M STALIN Joseph It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
26 25-Mar-12 U STALLONE Sylvester I’m not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren’t straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer …
14 13-Mar-12 T STEIN Gertrude There ain’t no answer.  There ain’t gonna be any answer.  There never has been an answer.  That’s the answer.
109 26-Aug-12 U STOLBERG Sheryl Gay Mr. Romney is, by nature, intensely private, not given to talking about himself, even with  friends.  One … said …
59 22-May-12 T 孫 子  Sun Tzu 知 己 知 彼  百 戰 百 勝   If you know yourself and your enemy, in a hundred battles you’ll have a hundred victories.
60 10-Jun-12 U TACITUS Argentum et aurum propitiine an irati di negaverint dubito.   “I’m not sure if the gods have denied to them the use of gold and silver … “
153 9-Oct-12 T TACITUS corruptissima re publica plurimae leges. [‘… where a government is at its most corrupt the laws are at their most numerous.’]
74 22-Jul-12 U THATCHER Margaret Socialist governements … always run out of other peope’s money ….
91 8-Aug-12 W TRUMP Donald Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
88 5-Aug-12 U TUCHMAN Barbara Every successful revolution puts on in time the robes of the tyrant it has deposed.
83 31-Jul-12 T TWAIN Mark In the first place, God made idiots.  That was for practice.  Then he made school boards.
45 14-Apr-12 S USTINOV Peter If Botticelli were alive today he’d be working for Vogue.
134 20-Sep-12 H USTINOV Peter Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
176 4-Nov-12 U VALENTINO Rudolph Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen.  I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
236 3-Jan-13 H VALENTINO Rudolph A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me.
172 31-Oct-12 W VERGIL Quidquid id est, timeto Danaos et dona ferentis.
52 21-Apr-12 S VIDAL Gore Andy Warhol is the only genius I’ve ever known with an I.Q. of 60.
15 14-Mar-12 W von NEUMANN John There’s no sense in being precise when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.
130 16-Sep-12 U VREELAND Diana Elegance is innate. It has nothing to do with being well dressed. Elegance is refusal.
120 6-Sep-12 H WALKER Alice In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.  Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
125 11-Sep-12 T WASHINGTON George It is the child of avarice, the brother of iniquity, and the father of mischief.
215 13-Dec-12 H WATERSTON Sam If there’s any business that instructs you in the strong hand of fate, it’s show business. …
149 5-Oct-12 F WATTS Naomi Pain is such an important thing in life.  I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.
209 7-Dec-12 F WELLES Orson My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.  Unless there are three other people.
92 9-Aug-12 H WEST Mae You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
156 12-Oct-12 F WHALEY Floyd  [NYTimes] Some senators have had to admit that they did not actually read the law before voting for its passage.
41 10-Apr-12 T WHARTON Edith If we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.
160 16-Oct-12 T WHITMAN Meg We can put our head in the sand and continue to lose jobs overseas and to other states, or we can say, ‘You know what? We are not going to lose another job from California …
4 3-Mar-12 S WHITMAN Walt I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
188 16-Nov-12 F WHITMAN Walt Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.
3 2-Mar-12 F WILDE Oscar Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
68 16-Jul-12 M WILDE Oscar Be yourself;  everybody else is already taken.
103 20-Aug-12 M WILL George World War II was the last government program that really worked.
98 15-Aug-12 W WILMOT John Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.
42 11-Apr-12 W WILSON Edward O. True character arises from a deeper well than religion.
237 4-Jan-13 F WINFREY Oprah Lots of people want to ride w you in the limo, but what you want is someone who’ll take the bus w you when the limo breaks down.
75 23-Jul-12 M WONDER Stevie Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
116 2-Sep-12 U WOOLF Virginia We are nauseated by the sight of trivial personalities decomposing in the eternity of print.
100 17-Aug-12 F YADAV Shivpal Singh If you work hard, and put your heart and soul into it, then you are allowed to steal some.
242 9-Jan-13 W YEATS William Butler The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
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