Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Miscellaneous.

The repository contains 143 quotes in the category “Miscellaneous.”
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The books that the world calls immoral books are books that show the world its own shame.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

To get back one’s youth, one merely has to repeat one’s follies.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

No matter where you go, there you are.

Douglas Adams
1952 — 2001

Civilization is a little citadel of light in a malignant sea of darkness.

W. H. Auden
1907 — 1973

Pleasure-seekers never find theirs.

Elbert Hubbard
1856 — 1915

On the ovation he received on Mickey Mantle Day at Yankee Stadium in 1969:

I felt like Dolly Parton’s baby: “Is all this for me?”

Mickey Mantle
1931 — 1995

Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule, discussion, adoption.

John Stuart Mill
1806 — 1873

As for the future, your task is not to forsee it, but to enable it.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
1900 — 1944

When you have 90 percent of what you want, think twice before insisting on the other 10 percent.

Thomas Sowell
1930 —     

The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly.

Thomas Sowell
1930 —     

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau
1817 — 1862

There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.

Henry David Thoreau
1817 — 1862

Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn’t have to advertise it.

Will Rogers
1879 — 1935

For every difficult problem there’s a solution that’s simple, neat and wrong.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

H. L. Mencken
1880 — 1956

You’re born with two strikes against you, so don’t take a third one on your own.

Connie Mack
1862 — 1956

There is no surer way to misread any document than to read it literally.

Judge Learned Hand
1872 — 1961

Too much of a good thing is simply wonderful.

Mae West
1893 — 1980

When you say that you agree to a thing in principle, you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out.

Chancellor Otto von Bismarck
1815 — 1898

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