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For a while we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have.
– Woody Allen
For aesthetics is the mother of ethics. Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe-not empirically, alas, but only theoretically-that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
– Joseph Brodsky
For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
– Maya Angelou
For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.
– Blaise Pascal
For all its flaws, I would feel safer to have my children grow up in a world dominated by the United States than by any other country.
– Kobsak Chutikul, (deputy leader in Thailand), AP news release 3/7/03
For all men tragically great are made so through a certain morbidness.
– Herman Melville, Moby Dick
For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.
– Dag Hammarskjld
For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
– John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
For all the gold and silver stolen and shipped to Spain did not make the Spanish people richer. It gave their kings an edge in the balance of power for a time, a chance to hire more mercenary soldiers for their wars. They ended up losing those wars anyway, and all that was left was a deadly inflation, a starving population, the rich richer, the poor poorer, and a ruined peasant class.
– Hans Konig
For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children.
– Lawana Blackwell
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear -- when you are the hammer, strike.
– Edwin Markham
For ambitious and greedy, there exists no summit, but only climbing up perpetually.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis -- an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business.
– D. W. Brogan
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
– Ethel Barrymore
For an apple you can't reach up and pick, you have to climb that tree; the tree won't bend down for you!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
– George Santayana
For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.
– Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
For any woman to success in American life she must first do two things Prepare herself for a profession, and marry a man who wants her to succeed as much as she does.
– Cathleen Douglas
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice -- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
– John Burroughs
For as long as I can remember, my mother’s been my everything. Since my father would be away in the United States six months in a year, I have grown up with her around me all the time. She has been a huge inspiration for me, not only with what she has achieved in her professional life, but also with what she is in her personal life. She has taught me what it takes to be a good human being.
– Ilina Dubey
For aught that I could ever read, Could ever hear by tale or history, The course of true love never did run smooth.
– William Shakespeare
For authentic living what is needed is the resolute confrontation of death.
– Martin Heidegger
For believe me, in this world which is ever slipping from under our feet, it is the prerogative of friendship to grow old with one's friends.
– Arthur S. Hardy
For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is - to live dangerously.
– Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, section 283
For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,
And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.

– William Congreve, The Mourning Bride

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