Found 1,113 quotes starting with P:


Personally I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world [chess] championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
– Richard Dawkings:, "The Selfish Gene"
Personally I think birthdays and anniversaries are like menstrual cramps, a regular pain in the ass thats somehow connected to birth.
– Hugh Elliott
Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
– Winston Churchill
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
– Carl Sagan
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
– Winston Churchill
Personally, I'm in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions of society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism, we can't have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be establishedat every level--there's little bargaining, a little give and take,but the line of authority is perfectly straightforward. Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I'm opposed to economic fascism. I think that until the major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy.
– Noam Chomsky
Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.
– Marshall McLuhan
Persons who have no desire to live have a very slight chance of recovery. We can continue to extend to them our love, sympathy, and prayers but ultimately we must respect a person's decision to die.
– Michio Kushi
Perspective is worth 80 IQ points
– Alan Kay
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
– Aesop
Pessimism and hopelessness are two assassins that have been hired by very ourselves to kill ourselves!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
– Golda Meir
Pessimism is as American as apple pie. Frozen apple pie with a slice of processed cheese.
– George Will
Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerve give to wisdom.
– Mark Twain
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
– Oscar Wilde
Pessimists are in a winwin situation, whatever happens they are either always right or pleasantly suprised.
– Unknown
Peter exercised a zeal which was unregulated by knowledge
– A. W. Pink
Peter Not everyone is meant to make a difference. But for me, the choice to lead an ordinary life is no longer an option.
– Spider-Man
Peter Who am I You sure you want to know The story of my life is not for the faint of heart. If somebody said it was a happy little tale... if somebody told you I was just your average ordinary guy, not a care in the world... somebody lied.
– Spider-Man
Petrarch observes, that we change language, habits, laws, customs, manners, but not vices, not diseases, not the symptoms of folly and madness?they are still the same. And as a river, we see, keeps the like name and place, but not water, and yet ever runs, our times and persons alter, vices are the same, and ever be. Look how nightingales sang of old, cocks crowed, kine lowed, sheep bleated, sparrows chirped, dogs barked, so they do still: we keep our madness still, play the fool still; we are of the same humours and inclinations as our predecessors were; you shall find us all alike, much as one, we and our sons, and so shall our posterity continue to the last.
– Burton
Petronius says that ‘Mundus vult decipi - The world wants to be deceived.’ That is very true, otherwise there wouldn’t exist any religion!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Petty ambition would seem to be a mean craving after distinction.
– Theophrastus
Petty fears and petty pleasures are but the shadow of reality.
– Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Pezzo di merda! Vorrei solo che avessi sofferto di più! Hai avuto la fine che meritavi! Spero che bru- (Piece of shit! I only wished you'd suffered more! You met the fate you deserved!
– Ezio Auditore da Firenze
Philanthropic people lose all sense of Humanity, it is their distinguishing characteristic.
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey

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