Here are a selection of quotations attributed to famous people or that are famous sayings.
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
"A hungry man is not a free man."
"We are all failures; at least the best of us are."
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. "
"Woe and death to all who resist my will!"
~Kaiser Wilhelm II
"Of all types of adornment, for a man this is the finest and least expensive"
~Nikander on beards
"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
"Any American who is prepared to run for President should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so."
"I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said, I don't know."
"Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. "
"The Lord's Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence, but government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words."
"If you think you are beaten, you are."
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on."
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. "
"I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it."
"Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. "
~Lois McMaster Bujold
"The real hero is always a hero by mistake"
"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full."
"The Democrats seem to be basically nicer people, but they have demonstrated time again that they have the management skills of celery."
"If it is not nailed to the floor, it's mine. If I can pry it loose, it is not nailed down."
"You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon.'"
"This is a rumour-filled society and if people want to sit around and talk about whom I've dated, then I'd say they have a lot of spare time and should consider other topics... or masturbation."
"Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money."
"Protect yourself against enemies within our ranks. Eliminate those and I fear nothing from the foreigner."
"You've acquired a bad reputation. Either shake this off or cease to exist."
~Spartan mother to her son.
"We must find a way or make one."
"Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be survival of the fittest, when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?"
"Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated."
"A room without a book is like a body without a soul."
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. "
~B. C. Forbes
"Courage is not the lack of fear. It is acting in spite of it. "
"Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper. You can make a hundred brilliant saves, but the only shot that people remember is the one that got through."
"Live every day as your last, because one of these days, it will be. "
"Don't stay in bed unless you can make money in bed. "
"Love me when I least deserve it because that is when I need it most."
"Molon Labe. (come and take them) "
~Leonidas, when told to lay down his weapons before Xerxes.
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."
"Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need."
"He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend; provided, of course, he really is dead."
"If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated."
"It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue."