Found 1,174 quotes starting with P:

Pablo Picasso resisted school stubbornly and seemed completely unable to learn to read or write. To other students grew used to seeing him come late with his pet pigeon -- and with the paintbrush he always carried as if it were an extension of his own body.
– Mildred & Victor Goertzel
Pagodas are, like mosques, true houses of prayer; ?Tis prayer that church bells waft upon the air; Kaaba and temple, rosary and cross, All are but divers tongues of world-wide prayer.
– Omar Khayyam
Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories We would be more alive if we did more of this, and, Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.
– Peter McWilliams
Pain and foolishness lead to great bliss and complete knowledge, for Eternal Wisdom created nothing under the sun in vain.
– Kahlil Gibran
Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
– Laurence Sterne
Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.
– Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky
Pain has its reasons, pleasure is totally indifferent.
– Francis Picabia
Pain is a poison; pleasure an intoxicant.
– Kedar Joshi
Pain is a very precious gift. Do not waste it.
– Martha Singleterry
Pain is inevitable suffering is optional.
– Unknown
Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy.
– Tim Hansel
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
– M. Kathleen Casey
Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.
– M. Kathleen Casey
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
– Unknown
Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit. Give everything you got today for tomorrow may never come.
– Dan Gable, University of Iowa wrestling coach
Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever.
– Lance Armstrong
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
– John Patrick
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
– Mary Tyler Moore
Paine is something we have to endure sometime to know how much we may hurt others
– The Omani Shed
Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth.
– Greek
Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are.
– John Dryden
Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings.
– George Tooker
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
– Pablo Picasso
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.
– Simonides
Painting The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.
– Ambrose Bierce
Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul.
– Vincent Van Gogh
Pale death knocks with impartial foot at poor men's hovels and king's palaces.
– Horace
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
– Horace
Pamper yourself as if GOD made you the Ambassador of Perfection!!!!!
– Siddharth Astir
Panic plays no part in the training of a nurse''.
– Elizabeth Kenny
Parades should be classed as a nuisance and participants should be subject to a term in prison.
– Will Rogers
Paradise can take the form of anything! It can be a flower or it can be a word or it can just be a sincere smile!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now... only much, much better.
– Laurie Anderson
Paradise is exactly like where you are right now...only much, much better
– Laurie Anderson
Paradise is not something unique; there are so many paradises in the universe; Earth is one of them!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
– Oscar Wilde
Paranoia is a finer scale of reality.
– Michael W. Moore
Paranoia is just a kind of awareness, and awareness is just a form of love.
– Charles Manson
Paranoia means having all the facts.
– William S. Burroughs
Paranoids are people, too they have their own problems. It's easy to criticize, but if everybody hated you, you'd be paranoid too.
– D. J. Hicks
parasitic and idiotic funding systems for overseas promotion mean that overproduced wine from Australian irrigated fruit will hit rock bottom, facing competition from South Africa
– Wolfgang Blass
Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
– George Bernard Shaw, "Ceasar and Cleopatra"
Pardon one offense, and you encourage the commission of many.
– Publilius Syrus
Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
– George Bernard Shaw
Parenting is a negative thing. Keep your children from killing themselves, or anyone else, and hope for the best.
– Erma Bombeck
Parents are not quite interested injustice, they are interested in quiet.
– Bill Cosby
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
– Marcelene Cox
Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
– Anthony Powell
Parents are the bones on which children sharpen their teeth.
– Peter Ustinov
Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters.
– Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
– Anne Frank
Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.
– Muriel Spark
Parents like the idea of kids, they just don't like their kids.
– Morley Saefer
Parents must get across the idea that I love you always, but sometimes I do not love your behavior.
– Amy Vanderbilt
Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry.
– Alvin Price
Parents usually know where a teen-age son is: he is in the family car; but they don’t know where the car is.
– Vikrant Parsai
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
– Ogden Nash
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
– John Locke
Parents? affection is best shown by their teaching their children industry and self-denial.
– Burmese Proverb
Paris is many different things to many different people, but, for me it is simply "home".
– Robert Bonhomme
Paris is worth a mass
– King Henry IV of France
paris is worth a mass.
– King Henry IV of France
Paris, a city of gaieties and pleasures, where four-fifths of the inhabitants die of grief. -- About Paris
– Nicolas Chamfort
Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
PART 2 THE ROAD TO NATURAL FARMING [page 197] ... D. From Organic Farming to Natural Farming [page 205] In the future, American agriculture will probably grow even larger on business capital, but on the other hand, people who are inclined to using natural methods will probably progress from organic to natural farming. The problem, however, is that the distinction between organic and natural farming is still not generally understood. Of course, scientific farming and organic farming are not that different, and fundamentally both can be called scientific. Consequently, the boundary between them is unclear. The major objective of the international conference I attended on this [1986] visit to the U.S. was to assess the current world situation and to determine in which direction to move in the future. In more concrete terms, the goal was to examine how various farming methods now being practised, such as permaculture, organic farming, and other methods based on new ideas, relate to each other and to what extent they can act in concert. I may just be feathering my own nest, but as far as I can see, the only way is to follow the road back to nature, bearing in mind an Oriental natural philosophy. I believe that in doing this, we will establish techniques that go beyond our present technology. Although this philosophy still takes various forms and names, it is clear that the thought underlying it is my "Green Philosophy" as I described it in The One–Straw Revolution. It is fine to turn gradually from organic farming onto the road that leads to anti-scientific farming. It is fine to set our sights on farming that perpetuates itself infinitely and on a return to nature, even while enjoying life on a designed farm. But these must not end up as microscopic techniques and should not be used as temporary fads. Even though we have these at our command, at the core there must be a natural philosophy, in order to establish a farming method that will become the great principle of an agriculture that continues infinitely.
– Masanobu Fukuoka
Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.
– Janet Long
Part of courage is simple consistency.
– Peggy Noonan
Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
– C. S. Lewis
Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live.
– Douglas MacArthur
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
– Isaac Asimov
Part of the power of Emerson's individualism is his insistence, at crucial moments, that individualism does not mean isolation or self-sufficiency. This is not a paradox, for it is only the strong individual who can frankly concede the sometimes surprising extent of his own dependence.
– Robert D. Richardson
Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
– George Orwell
Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.
– Mark Twain
Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself.
– Oprah Winfrey
Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.
– Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
– Emily Dickenson
Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.
– James Fenimore Cooper
Partying is such sweet sorrow.
– Robert Byrne
Pascal keeps your hand tied. C gives you enough rope to hang yourself.
– Anonymous
Pass no rash condemnation on other peoples words or actions.
– Thomas à Kempis
Passion for fame: A passion which is the instinct of all great souls.
– Edmund Burke
Passion governs, and she never governs wisely.
– Benjamin Franklin, In response to the situation of the colonists
Passion is the drunkenness of the mind.
– Robert South
Passion is the genesis of genius.
– Tony Robbins
Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason.
– William Penn
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
– Robert Sternberg
Passion is the source of our finest moments, the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ectasy of grief.
– Ty King, Written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode Passion, voice over by David Boreanaz
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
– Honoré de Balzac
Passion kept one fully in the present, so that time became a series of mutually exclusive 'nows.'
– Sue Halpern
Passion makes the best observations and the sorriest conclusions.
– Jean Paul
Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place.
– Ice T
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
– Eric Hoffer
Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Thus people haunted by the purposelessness of their lives try to find a new content not only by dedicating themselves to a holy cause but also by nursing a fanatical grievance. A mass movement offers them unlimited opportunities for both.
– Eric Hoffer
Passive acceptance of the teacher's wisdom is easy to most boys and girls. It involves no effort of independent thought, and seems rational because the teacher knows more than his pupils it is moreover the way to win the favour of the teacher unless he is a very exceptional man. Yet the habit of passive acceptance is a disastrous one in later life. It causes man to seek and to accept a leader, and to accept as a leader whoever is established in that position.
– Bertrand Russell
Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive.
– Mao Zedong
Past and to come seem best things present worst.
– Mary Bertone
Past has a very great superiority over the future: The future may not exist; but the past existed!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
past is like a histroy book were we can learn what weve done in it.
– skyla
Past, present, future: where are you?
– Manuel Vila
Pat Healy Really, it's only a side thing for my true passion. Mary And what's that Pat Healy I work with retards. Mary Isn't that a little politically incorrect Pat Healy Yeah, maybe, but hell, no one's gonna tell me who I can and can't work with.
– There's Something About Mary
Pat Healy Those goofy bastards are about the best thing I've got going.
– There's Something About Mary
Pathos, piety, courage, — they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.
– E. M. Forster, A Passage to India, 1924
Paths to other paths must always be open!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Patience and perserverence have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
– John Quincy Adams
Patience and time do more than strength or passion.
– Jean de La Fontaine
Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
– George Jackson
Patience is a complot of the Devil to immobilize the men! Mortal men should be impatient and impetuous; patience is only for the immortals!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Patience is a rare virtue which God expects from you as he works tirelessly towards realizing/giving you his/your expected end.
– Emeasoba George
Patience is being friends with Time.
– Vanna Bonta
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
– Aristotle
Patience is never served on the platter...
– Siddharth Astir
Patience is often merely the guise of Cowardice.
– C. Lee Hopkin
Patience is the antidote to the restless poison of the Ego. Without it we all become ego-maniacal bulls in china shops, destroying our future happiness as we blindly rush in where angels fear to tread. In these out-of-control moments, we bulldoze through the best possible outcomes for our lives, only to return to the scene of the crime later to cry over spilt milk.
– Anthon St Maarten
Patience is the best remedy for every trouble.
– Titus Maccius Plautus
Patience Is The Best Way 2 Expose A Liar,Because Sooner Than Later They Will Forget The Lies They Told!
– *REESE*
Patience is the chiefest fruit of study; a man that strives to make himself different from other men by much reading gains this chiefest good, that in all fortunes he hath something to entertain and comfort himself withal.
– John Selden
Patience is the companion of wisdom.
– Saint Augustine
Patience is the greatest of all virtues.
– Cato the Elder
Patience is the key to content.
– Mahomet
Patience is the key to paradise.
– Turkish Proverb
Patience is when you don't eat your egg only to let it turn into a chicken and pay higher dividends
– Siddharth Astir
Patience makes lighter What sorrow may not heal.
– Horace
Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind.
– Leonardo DaVinci
Patience with others is Love, Patience with self is Hope, Patience with God is Faith.
– Adel Bestavros
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.
– Ambrose Bierce
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
– Napolean Hill
Patience, that blending of moral courage with physical timidity.
– Thomas Hardy
Patience. A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
– Ambrose Bierce
Patience? Certainly no! We have no time for patience! While tomorrow is just an assumption, it is not reasonable to be patient!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Patriotism having become one of our topicks, Johnson suddenly uttered, in a strong determined tone, an apophthegm, at which many will start Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. But let it be considered that he did not mean a real and generous love of our country, but that pretended patriotism which so many, in all ages and countries, have made a cloak of self- interest.
– Samuel Johnson
Patriotism is a pernicious, psychopathic form of idiocy.
– George Bernard Shaw
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
– Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr
Patriotism is not a short outburst of emotion, but is the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
– Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Patriotism is not only patrolling the nation's borders, but doing ones duties perfectly.
– Dr. Shreenivas R. Deshpande
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
– George Jean Nathan
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
– Samuel Johnson
Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
– Oscar Wilde
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
– Bertrand Russell
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
– Charles De Gaulle
Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
– George Bernard Shaw
Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.
– Bertrand Russell
Patterning your life around other's opinions is nothing more than slavery.
– Lawana Blackwell
Paul's evangelistic mission was different from the Kingdom Apostles, but in many ways the same. The Kingdom Apostles preached Jesus the Messiah, ready to return to Israel and set up His Messianic Kingdom. From Israel, the Apostles, with Christ on David's Throne, were to go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe everything Christ had commanded them. They would do that because all authority in heaven and on earth had been given to Christ. As we all know, that did not happen. It will happen in the future, but it has not yet happened. What has happened is that Christ revealed a Mystery through His Special Apostle Paul.
– Mark McGee
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day.
– Charles Dickens, Great Expectations
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic
– Jean Sibelius
Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
– Jean Sibelius, quoted in Bengt de Torne "Sibelius: A Close-Up" 1937
Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic.
– Jean Sibelius
Pay what you owe and you will know what you are worth.
– Vikrant Parsai
Pay what you owe and you’ll know what you’re worth.
– Vikrant Parsai
Pay? I've forgotten how!
– Dan Bolser
Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.
– Groucho Marx
Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned - and if your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.
– Erykah Badu, A line from the song "On & On"
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
– Thomas Jefferson
Peace at home, peace in the world.
– M.K. Ataturk
Peace can be reached through meditation on the knowledge which dreams give. Peace can also be reached through concentration upon that which is dearest to the heart.
– Patanjali
Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
– Albert Einstein
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
– Buddha
Peace for any prolonged period of time is impossible. Humans have a natural thirst for chaos and war is the most readily available form of chaos.
– Frank Herbert, Dune
Peace for the whole world begins with a smile in your own heart.
– Bryant McGill
Peace has in it trust in the Lord, that He governs all things, provides all things, and leads to a good end.
– Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Arcana Coelestia" #8455
Peace has never come from dropping bombs. Real peace comes from enlightenment and educating people to behave more in a divine manner.
– Carlos Santana, Associated Press interview, September 1, 2004
Peace has to be created, in order to be maintained. It is the product of Faith, Strength, Energy, Will, Sympathy, Justice, Imagination, and the triumph of principle. It will never be achieved by passivity and quietism.
– Dorothy Thompson
Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.
– John Greenleaf Whittier
Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.
– Martin Luther
Peace if possible, truth at all costs.
– Martin Luther
Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Peace is done two. And love too. (Paix se fait à deux. Et l' amour aussi)
– Charles de LEUSSE
Peace is not a dream; peace is an option! You either choose peace and prove that you are clever and angelic, or choose war proving that you are stupid and devilish!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
– Jawaharlal Nehru
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
– Baruch Spinoza
Peace Is Nothing Without Anger
– Eljihn Cash
Peace is our gift to each other.
– Elie Wiesel
Peace is precious to us. It is the way of life we strive for with all the strength and wisdom we possess. But more precious than peace are freedom and justice. We will fight, if fight we must, to keep our freedom and to prevent justice from being destroyed.
– Harry S Truman
Peace IS Prosperity.
– Bryant McGill
Peace is the happy, natural state of man; war corruption, his disgrace.
– Thomason
Peace is the one condition of survival in this nuclear age.
– Adlai Stevenson I
peace is the only way to peace
– Srikanth
Peace is understanding, not quiet
– Mike Zmija
Peace is when time doesn't matter as it passes by.
– Maria Schell
Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.
– Author Unknown
Peace of mind comes from not wanting to change others.
– Gerald G. Jampolsky
Peace of mind! All we need is peace of mind!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Peace visits not the guilty mind.
– Juvenal
Peace visits not the guilty mind.
(Nemo Malus Felix)

– Juvenal
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
– Author Unknown
Peace, above all things, is to be desired, but blood must sometimes be spilled to obtain it on equable and lasting terms.
– Andrew Jackson
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations entangling alliances with none.
– Thomas Jefferson
Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.
– Thomas Jefferson
Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep -- he hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
Peace, peace! he is not dead, he doth not sleep -- he hath awakened from the dream of life -- 'Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
Peaceful and kind one monk is more valuable than violent and rude ten thousand men!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Peeling an apple with a sword is not something original; it is vulgar!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Penicillin was indeed the product of accidental discovery, but the discovery was made, and the knowledge developed, because certain scientists had definite goals in mind. "Chance," Pastuer wrote, "favors only the prepared mind." The mind must be prepared not only by scientific training and technological know-how, but also by the awareness of social needs.
– Saturday Review
Penny wise, pound foolish.
– Robert Burton
Pentesting is not a technique, it's a skill. A technique is obtained through knowledge, A skill is obtained through practice.
– Rafay Baloch
Pentiums melt in your PC, not in your hand.
– Anonymous
People always ask how Tina (Rinaldi) and I ended up with the nicknames Pebbles and Bam-Bam, and, I tell them that during our college years the nicknames were perfect and we have Danny (D'Angelo) to thank for them.
– John McNerney
People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have.
– Anne Tyler
People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.
– Albert Ellis, founder of Rational Emotive Therapy
People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln
People are afraid of immortality because they believe they won't find something to do and will get bored! What to do if we become immortal? We can just walk! It is better than dying!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
People are always asking couples whose marriage has endured at least a quarter of a century for their secret for success. Actually, it is no secret at all. I am a forgiving woman. Long ago, I forgave my husband for not being Paul Newman.
– Erma Bombeck
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
– George Bernard Shaw
People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.
– Bob Robert Alan Edwards
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.
– Author Unknown
People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life -- to learn something is a joy to me.
– August Strindberg
People are difficult to govern because they have too much knowledge.
– Lao Tzu
People are far more sincere and good-humored at speeding their parting guests than on meeting them.
– Anton Chekhov
People are fed up with the various camps, they want to unite.
– Naftali Bennett
People are getting smarter nowadays; they are letting lawyers, instead of their conscience, be their guide.
– Will Rogers
People are governed with the head; kindness of heart is little use in chess.
– Nicolas Chamfort
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln
People are known by the way they walk, talk and balk.
– Vikrant Parsai
People are like pepper, you don’t know them until you have ground them.
– Vikrant Parsai
People are like shadows: if you follow them, they run away from you; if you run away from them, they follow you.
– Abderrahman Hassi
People are like stained glass windows they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in, their true beauty is only seen if there is a light within.
– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beuty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
– Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
People are like trees and if they have no branches or leaves, they accuse the sun of partiality instead of blaming themselves.
– Vikrant Parsai
People are like trees, the leaves are many but the root is one and remember only a good foundation guarantees success and longevity.
– Vikrant Parsai
People are more easily led than driven.
– David Harold Fink
People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
– Unknown
People are ready to take the good things into their minds! Give them good and right ideas; they will immediately take them as if they are taking beautiful flowers!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
People are ridiculous only when they try or seem to be that which what they are not.
– Giacomo Leopardi
People are simply incapable of prolonged, sustained goodness.
– Andrew Schneider
People are sometimes not ready to accept what they are able to do something or not.
– Vikrant Parsai
People are the common denominator of progress. So... no improvement is possible with unimproved people, and advance is certain when people are liberated and educated. It would be wrong to dismiss the importance of roads, railroads, power plants, mills, and the other familiar furniture of economic development.... But we are coming to realize... that there is a certain sterility in economic monuments that stand alone in a sea of illiteracy. Conquest of illiteracy comes first.
– John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (1958)
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered. Love them anyway.
– Mother Theresa
People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity.
– Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey
People are very open-minded about new things--as long as they're exactly like the old ones.
– Charles Franklin Kettering
People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be - whether they will admit that or not.
– Earl Nightingale
People aren't predestined with a purpose. Like an elaborate lie, we make it up as we go along
– Ahmed Korayem
People aren't predestined with a purpose. Like an elaborate lie, we make it up as we go along
– Ahmed Korayem
People aren’t helpless because they want to be helpless. People are helpless because it’s all they know.
– Ahmed Korayem
People aren’t stupid. They’re ignorant.
– Ahmed Korayem
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
– W. Somerset Maugham
People ask whether there is Hell. Yes, there is Hell: Hate is Hell!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
People asking questions, lost in confusion, well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions.
– John Lennon
People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision.
– John C. Maxwell
People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
– Rebecca West
People call me feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
– Rebecca West
People can be divided into two classes those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, 'Why wasn't it done the other way'
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
People can be in general pretty well trusted, of course--with the clock of their freedom ticking as loud as it seems to do here--to keep an eye on the fleeting hour.
– Henry James, "The Ambassadors", Book Fifth, Chapter 2
People can have the Model T in any colour--so long as it's black.
– Henry Ford
People cannot live by lending money to one another.
– John Ruskin
People can’t learn anything from buying but from selling.
– Vikrant Parsai
People care about none but only those well-known.
– Volodymyr Knyr
People care more about being thought to have taste than about being good, clever, or amiable.
– Samuel Butler
People change and forget to tell eachother.
– Lillian Hellman
People come to poverty in two ways accumulating debts and paying them off.
– Jewish Proverb
People come up to me and say, "Emo, do people really come up to you?"
– Emo Phillips
People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.
– Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
People couldn't bear to go on living if they faced every cold truth about themselves.
– Dean Koontz
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
– Kierkegaard
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
– Socrates
People do not lack strength, they lack will.
– Victor Hugo
People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
– Helen Keller
People do not live nowadays. They get about 10% out of life.
– Isadora Duncan
People do not want words-they want the sound of battle ... the battle of destiny.
– Gamal Abdel Nasser
People don't ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion than a dozen facts.
– Robert Keith Leavitt
People don't have fortunes left them in that style nowadays; men have to work and women to marry for money. It's a dreadfully unjust world.
– Louisa May Alcott
People don't have to like or support you, so you always have to say thank you.
– Ruben Studdard
People don't realize that victory is the child of struggle, that joy blossoms from suffering, and redemption is a product of sacrifice.
– Dr. Jose P. Rizal
People don't see the world as it is, rather we impose our beliefs on what we experience.
– William J. Starkey
People don't start wars, governments do.
– Ronald Reagan
People don't understand the virtue of time, until their clock stops ticking.
– Steve Goodman
People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.
– Chuck Palahniuk
People don’t desire their future, they decide their habits and their habits decide their future.
– Vikrant Parsai
People don’t like you because they don't see in you the things they like or there is something in you they don’t have
– The Omani shed
People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.
– Margaret Cho
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
– A. J. Liebling
People fail forward to success.
– Mary Kay Ash
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
– Sydney Harris
People feel comfortable around someone who is comfortable with himself.
– Clay Aiken, Teen People
People find life entirely too time-consuming.
– Stanislaw Lec
People fo privilage will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it.
– Howard Newton
People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it.
– Howard W. Newton
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
– Gilbert K. Chesterton
People get mad at the wrong things, blame the wrong people, and for the wrong reasons! Please, think before you act.
– bprincess10
People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins they wonder whether they are catching cold.
– John Jay Chapman
People get trapped into thinking about just one way of doing things.
– Erik Weihenmayer, Blind Rock Climber
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
– Roosevelt, Eleanor
People hate as they love, unreasonably.
– William Makepeace Thackeray
People have a hard time ignoring a person who speaks their mind let alone forgive them for doing something they could never do
– Ahmed Korayem
People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
People have blind faith in confident fools
– Ahmed Korayem
People have declaimed against luxury for 2000 years, in verse and in prose, and people have always delighted in it.
– Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I earned everything I've got.
– Richard Milhous Nixon
People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so they'll have good voice boxes in case there's ever anything really meaningful to say.
– Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
People in America, of course, live in all sorts of fashions, because they are foreigners, or unlucky, or depraved, or without ambition; people live like that, but Americans live in white detached houses with green shutters. Rigidly, blindly, the dream takes precedence.
– Margaret Mead
People in glass houses shouldn't get stoned
– Scott Campbell
People in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.
– G. K. Chesterton
People in places many of us never heard of, whose names we can't pronounce or even spell, are speaking up for themselves. They speak in languages we once classified as exotic but whose mastery is now essential for our diplomats and businessmen. But what they say is very much the same the world over. They want a decent standard of living. They want human dignity and a voice in their own futures. They want their children to grow up strong and healthy and free.
– Hubert Humphrey
People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments.
– Dwight D Eisenhower
People in their handling of affairs often fail when they are about to succeed. If one remains as careful at the end as he was at the beginning, there will be no failure.
– Lao Tzu
People judge you not by the size of your feet, but by whether your socks match.
– Space Ghost, Space Ghost - Musical Bar-b-cue
People just naturally assume that dogs would be incapable of working together on some sort of construction project. But what about just a big field full of holes
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
People laugh when I say that I think a jellyfish is one of the most beautiful things in the world. What they don't understand is, I mean a jellyfish with long, blond hair.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong.
– Bill Vaughan
People Like Us Taking Over
– Paul Hames
People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
– Albert Einstein
People love high ideals, but they got to be about 33-percent plausible.
– Will Rogers
People love to admit they have bad handwriting or that they can't do math. And they will readily admit to being awkward 'I'm such a klutz' But they will never admit to having a poor sense of humor or being a bad driver.
– George
People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
– Elizabeth Gaskell
People may or may not say what they mean... but they always say something designed to get what they want.
– David Mamet
People may say what they like about the decay of Christianity the religious system that produced green Chartreuse can never really die.
– Saki
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.
– Frederick Douglas
People move forward into the future out of the way they comprehend the past. When we don't understand something in our past, we are therefore crippled.
– Norman Mailer
People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
– John Harrigan
People need religion. It's a vehicle for a moral tradition. A crucial role. Nothing can take its place.
– Irving Kristol
People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
– Prince Otto
People nowadays like to be together not in the old-fashioned way of, say, mingling on the piazza of an Italian Renaissance city, but, instead, huddled together in traffic jams, bus queues, on escalators and so on. It's a new kind of togetherness which may seem totally alien, but it's the togetherness of modern technology.
– J. G. Ballard
People of great thoughts can become people of great deeds.
– Vikrant Parsai
People of humor are always in some degree people of genius.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.
– George Herbert Allen
People of substance may sin without being exposed for their stolen pleasure; but servants and the poorer sort of women have seldom an opportunity of concealing a big belly, or at least the consequences of it.
– Bernard Mandeville
People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
– Adam Smith
People often grudge others what they cannot enjoy themselves.
– Aesop
People often just want to look at me or touch me - some even want to kiss me.
– Elaine Davidson
People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.
– Isaac Bashevis Singer
People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates.
– Thomas Szasz
People only see what they are prepared to see.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
People or philosophers keep saying that our fundamental objective in life is to be happy! This is wrong! Our fundamental objective in life is to exist, either happy or unhappy!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
People praise virtue, but they hate it, they run away from it. It freezes you to death, and in this world you've got to keep your feet warm.
– Denis Diderot
People rarely discuss the things that trouble them most.
– Vikrant Parsai
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
– Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People
People react to fear, not love- they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true.
– Leonardo DaVinci
People say I've had brushes with the law. That's not true. I've had brushes with overzealous prosecutors.
– Mark Duffy
People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.
– Logan Pearsall Smith
People say they are alone. But at who do they say that ? (Les gens disent qu'ils sont seuls. Mais à qui le disent-ils ?)
– Charles de LEUSSE
People say they love truth, but in reality they want to believe that which they love is true.
– Robert J. Ringer
People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.
– Pearl Bailey
People see themselves as the center of the universe and judge everything as it relates to them.
– Peace Pilgrim
People see what you are before they hear what you are.
– Vikrant Parsai
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of their character.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure.
– Russell Baker
People seldom become famous for what they say until after they are famous for what they've done.
– Cullen Hightower
People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
– Bob Dylan
People seldom improve when they have no other model, but themselves to copy after.
– Oliver Goldsmith
People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
– A. C. Benson
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
– Annie Sullivan
People should help each other just like the ocean and earth help each other through the water wave which is an give and take action.
– HyunSoung Kim
People sleep peacably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
– George Orwell
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
– George Orwell, (attributed)
People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television -- you don't feel anything.
– Andy Warhol
People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being, and not enough energy putting themselves on the line, growing out of the past, and getting on with their lives.
– J. Michael Straczynski
People stress the violence. That's the smallest part of it. Football is brutal only from a distance. In the middle of it there's a calm, a tranquility. The players accept pain. There's a sense of order even at the end of a running play with bodies strewn everywhere. When the systems interlock, there's a satisfaction to the game that can't be duplicated. There's a harmony.
– Don DeLillo
People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.
People talk fundamentals and superlatives and then make some changes of detail.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
People tend to deny their personal truths because it makes them feel ugly. People will do anything to feel beautiful, even if it means having to lie to themselves
– Ahmed Korayem
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
– Dan Quayle
People that are really weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
– J Danforth Quayle
People think it would be fun to be a bird because you could fly. But they forget the negative side, which is the preening.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.
– Diana, Princess of Wales
People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
– Margaret Thatcher
People think we make 3 million and 4 million a year. They don't realize that most of us only make 500,000.
– Pete Incaviglia
People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around -- the music and the ideas.
– Bob Dylan
People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
– Saint Augustine
People unfit for freedom - who cannot do much with it - are hungry for power. The desire for freedom is an attribute of a "have" type of self. It says: leave me alone and I shall grow, learn, and realize my capacities. The desire for power is basically an attribute of a "have not" type of self.
– Eric Hoffer
People virtually never get two chances to make a good first impression. It is also a lot harder to reverse a bad first impression than to make a good first impression.
– Abderrahman Hassi
People vote their resentment, not their appreciation. The average man does not vote for anything, but against something.
– William Bennet Munro
People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
– Lee Iacocca
People want economy and they'll pay almost any price to get it.
– Lee Iacocca
People want to know how much you care before they care how much you know.
– James F. Hind
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes what they want is to see you fall.
– Leonardo DiCaprio
People who always want what they refuse to earn, eventually get what they deserve.
– Craig Friebolin
People who are always making allowances for themselves soon go bankrupt.
– Mary Pettibone Poole
People who are in a fortunate position always attribute virtue to what makes them so happy.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
People who are not in love fail to understand how an intelligent man can suffer because of a very ordinary woman. This is like being surprised that anyone should be stricken with cholera because of a creature so insignificant as the comma bacillus.
– Marcel Proust
People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.
– James Randi
People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself... Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation... but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful.
– Unknown
People who are tremendously concerned about their identification, their individuality, their self-expression, or their sense of humor, always seem to be missing the very things they pursue.
– Walter Lippmann
People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
– Brendan Francis
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
– Eric Hoffer
People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing out.
– Warren Bennis
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
– Agnes Repplier
People who comprehend a thing to its very depths rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have brought its depths into the light of day: and in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant to see.
– Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.
– Oscar Wilde, Letter from Paris, dated May 1900
People who don't know how to keep themselves healthy ought to have the decency to get themselves buried, and not waste time about it.
– Henrik Ibsen
People who don’t have a certain thing will tend to see it in one of two ways: as something that they absolutely must have or something that no one should ever have
– Ahmed Korayem
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
– Ann Landers
People who follow others' footsteps will never leave their own footsteps.
– Abderrahman Hassi
People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
– Bill Watterson
People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt.
– Robert Heinlein, Excerpt from the notebooks of Lazarus Long, "Time Enough for Love"
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way to take advantage of them
– Anatole France
People who have no weaknesses are terrible there is no way of taking advantage of them.
– Anatole France
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them.
– Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
People who have realized that this is a dream imagine that it is easy to wake up, and are angry with those who continue sleeping, not considering that the whole world that environs them does not permit them to wake. Life proceeds as a series of optical illusions, artificial needs and imaginary sensations.
– Alexander Herzen
People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.
– Ogden Nash
People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.
– Richard Russo
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
– Max Beerbohm
People who keep journals have life twice.
– Jessamyn West
People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry.
– Jeanne-Marie Roland
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
– Jean Jacques Rousseau
People who know the least always argue the most.
– Author Unknown
People who like quotations love meaningless generalizations.
– Graham Greene, A Burnt-Out Case
People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
– Abraham Lincoln
People who live in Stone Houses shouldn't throw Glass.
– Tom Zegan
People who lose their parents when young are permanently in love with them.
– Aharon Appelfeld
People who love others are wonderful and those who love only themselves just wonder others full.
– Anuj Somany
People who make history know nothing about history. You can see that in the sort of history they make.
– Gilbert Keith Chesterton
People who make no mistakes lack boldness and the spirit of adventure. They are the brakes on the wheels of progress.
– Dr. Dale E. Turner
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.
– Malcolm Stevenson Forbes
People who mock New Jersey have never been to Somerset or Hundertdon counties.
– John McNerney
People who never get carried away should be.
– Malcolm Forbes
People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.
– Laurence Sterne
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.
– Peter Ustinov
People who really want help may attack you if you help them. Help them anyway.
– Mother Theresa
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
– Leo J. Burke
People who say you're just as old as you feel are all wrong, fortunately.
– Russell Baker
People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.
– James Baldwin
People who soar are those who refuse to sit back, sigh and wish things would change. They neither complain of their lot nor passively dream of some distant ship coming in. Rather, they visualize in their minds that they are not quitters they will not allow life's circumstances to push them down and hold them under.
– Charles R. Swindoll
People who talk about revolution and class struggle without referring explicitly to everyday life, without understanding what is subversive about love and what is positive in the refusal of constraints, such people have a corpse in their mouth.
– Raoul Vaneigem
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
– Bob Hope
People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
– James Arthur Baldwin
People who turn to not take me serious unconsciously neglect the future and by so doing their actions from then bears consequential results for both their ignorance and their state of unconsciousness.
– sivuyile mqxekwa
People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway.
– Simeon Strunsky
People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
– Ogden Nash
People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.
– Vince Lombardi
People who work with their hands are laborers. People who work with their hands and their heads are craftsmen. People who work with their hands, their heads, and their hearts are artists
– Saint Francis of Assisi
People who worship only themselves get a slick, polished look -- like monuments. Too bad they had to go so soon.
– Vanna Bonta
People who wrestle with their consciences usually go for two falls out of three.
– Vikrant Parsai
People who've had happy childhoods are wonderful, but they're bland An unhappy childhood compels you to use your imagination to create a world in which you can be happy. Use your old grief. That's the gift you're given.
– Sue Grafton
People who've had happy childhoods are wonderful, but they're bland... An unhappy childhood compels you to use your imagination to create a world in which you can be happy. Use your old grief. That's the gift you're given.
– Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
– David H. Comins
People will believe anything. They will believe it because they want it to be true, or because they are afraid it is.
– Terry Goodkind
People will buy anything that is one to a customer.
– Sinclair Lewis
People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often... 'And we wish you Godspeed.' It is a warning, Godpeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.
– Bill Cosby
People will listen a great deal more patiently while you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes.
– Wilbur N. Nesbit
People wish to be settled. It is only as far as they are unsettled that there is any hope for them.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
People with bad consciences always fear the judgement of children.
– Mary McCarthy
People with clenched fists can not shake hands.
– Indira Nehru Gandhi
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
– Hermann Hesse
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
– Earl Nightingale
People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses.
– Dr. Laura Schlessinger
People without imagination are beginning to tire of the importance attached to comfort, to culture, to leisure, to all that destroys imagination. This means that people are not really tired of comfort, culture and leisure, but of the use to which they are
– Raoul Vaneigem
People would never fall in love if they had not heard love talked about.
– La Rochefoucauld
People you care about leaving you with hurtful goodbyes are more likely to be a means to an end, but not the end themselves.
– The Omani Shed
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
– Audrey Hepburn
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
– Walter Savage Landor
Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
– Miyamoto Musashi
Perception is strong, sight is weak.
– Miyamoto Musashi, "A Book of Five Rings"
Perception without awareness is the culprit that leads to confusion.Awareness without action is the culprit that leads to stagnation.Action without commitment is the culprit that leads to frustration.
– Brandon A. Trean
Perchance, he for whom this bell tolls may be so ill, as that he knows not it tolls for him...
– John Donne
Pereţii au culoarea cameleonului...
– Madda Holda
Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise.
– Ivan Pavlov
Perfect freedom is as necessary to the health and vigor of commerce as it is to the health and vigor of citizenship.
– Patrick Henry
Perfect happiness I believe was never intended by the deity to be the lot of any one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it, is what I as stedfastly believe.
– Thomas Jefferson
Perfect ignorance is quiet, perfect knowledge is quiet; not so the transition from the former to the latter.
– Carlyle
Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
– Leo Buscaglia
Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.
– La Rochefoucauld
Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we would be capable of doing before everyone.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Perfect wife is the one who knows that no man is perfect.
– Vikrant Parsai
Perfection can be achieved by no one, because perfection is achieved from faults- yet faults tear away the perfection in you.
– Mary Ross
Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education.
– Burk Hudson
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
– Antoine De Saint-Exupery
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Perfection is my willingness to be less than perfect
– Greg Clowminzer
Perfection is only a standard set by the human mind as to what it desires.
– Alishia May
Perfection is the enemy of the good.
– Gustave Flaubert
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
– Saint Thomas Aquinas
Perfection seems sterile; it is final, no mystery in it; it's a product of an assembly line.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solicitude is the enemy of well-being.
– John Updike
Perfectionism, no less than isolationism or imperialism or power politics, may obstruct the paths to international peace. Let us not forget that the retreat to isolationism a quarter of a century ago was started not by a direct attack against international cooperation but against the alleged imperfections of the peace.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.
– Alfred Victor Vigny
Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.
– Harold Geneen
Performing makes me feel alive
– Michael Province
Perhaps a child who is fussed over gets a feeling of destiny, he thinks he is in the world for something important and it gives him drive and confidence.
– Benjamin McLane Spock
Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
– Eric Hoffer
Perhaps all music, even the newest, is not so much something discovered as something that re-emerges from where it lay buried in the memory, inaudible as a melody cut in a disc of flesh. A composer lets me hear a song that has always been shut up silent within me.
– Jean Genet
Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few.
– Barbara Mikkelson
Perhaps each life has one sensational thought, if acted upon will bring great meaning.
– Michael R. Baer
Perhaps even these things, one day, will be pleasing to remember.
– Virgil
Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.
– Dean Koontz
Perhaps God is not dead; perhaps God is himself mad.
– R. D. Laing
Perhaps he was a bit different from other people, but what really sympathetic person is not a little mad?
– Isadora Duncan
Perhaps his might be one of the natures where a wise estimate of consequences is fused in the fires of that passionate belief which determines the consequences it believes in.
– George Eliot
Perhaps I am a bear, or some hibernating animal underneath, for the instinct to be half asleep all winter is so strong in me.
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Perhaps I am doomed to retrace my steps under the illusion that I am exploring, doomed to try and learn what I should simply recognize, learning a mere fraction of what I have forgotten.
– André Breton
Perhaps I am still very much of an American. That is to say, na?ve, optimistic, gullible. In the eyes of a European, what am I but an American to the core, an American who exposes his Americanism like a sore. Like it or not, I am a product of this land of plenty, a believer in superabundance, a believer in miracles.
– Henry Miller
Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Perhaps I'm the only crazy person in here, but I understand zero - I mean ZERO - of what you said!
– Per Bak
Perhaps in a book review it is not out of place to note that the safety of the state depends on cultivating the imagination.
– Stephen Vizinczey
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.
– Charles Dudley Warner
Perhaps nothing has changed in the course of history as much as historians.
– Franklin P. Jones
Perhaps of all the creations of man, language is the most astonishing.
– Gyles Lytton Sitrachy
Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
– Unknown
Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.
– George Orwell, 1984
Perhaps the angels who fear to tread where fools rush in used to be fools who rushed in.
– Franklin P. Jones
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was time when we were not this gives us no concern -- why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be
– William Hazlitt
Perhaps the best definition of progress would be the continuing efforts of men and women to narrow the gap between the convenience of the powers that be and the unwritten charter.
– Nadine Gordimer
Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
– Anton Chekhov
Perhaps the mission of those who love mankind is to make people laugh at the truth, to make truth laugh, because the only truth lies in learning to free ourselves from insane passion for the truth.
– Umberto Eco
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
– George Eliot
Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves to like themselves.
– Bonaro Overstreet
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not it is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.
– Thomas Huxley
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.
– Thomas Huxley
Perhaps the only misplaced curiosity is that which persists in trying to find out here, on this side of death, what lies beyond the grave.
– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself.
– George Santayana
Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers.
– William Cobbett
Perhaps there is only one cardinal sin impatience. Because of impatience we are driven out of Paradise because of impatience we cannot return.
– Franz Kafka
Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America -- that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
– Thomas Wolfe
Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little.
– Edna Ferber
Perhaps violence, like pornography, is some kind of an evolutionary standby system, a last-resort device for throwing a wild joker into the game?
– J. G. Ballard
Perhaps we are wiser, less foolish and more far-seeing than we were two hundred years ago. But we are still imperfect in all these things, and since the turn of the century it has been remarked that neither wisdom nor virtue have increased as rapidly as the need for both.
– Joseph Wood Krutch
Perhaps we cannot prevent this world from being a world in which children are tortured. But we can reduce the number of tortured children. And if you dont help us, who else in the world can help us do this?
– Albert Camus
Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
– Sylvia Plath
Perhaps you do not understand me because you do not love me.
– West African proverb
Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected.
– Oscar Wilde
Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
– Alfred North Whitehead
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
– Alfred North Whitehead
Perl - The only language that looks the same before and after RSA encryption.
– Keith Bostic
Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.
– H Hahn Blavatsky
Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults; and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.
– Thomas Szasz
Permit no man to be a king and permit also no man to be a slave!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.
– Robert Louis Stephenson
Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life.
– Andrew Bonar Law
Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
– Colin Powell
Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time - the cemetery.
– Author Unknown
Perplexity is the beginning of a new way.
– Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
– Kahlil Gibran
Perry Brass is a pioneer of gay literature," ForeWord Magazine
– Perry Brass
Persecution is the first law of society because it is always easier to suppress criticism than to meet it.
– Howard Mumford Jones
Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts apathy to one of brotherly love.
– Frank Moore Colby
Perserverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
– Walter Elliot
Perseverance alone does not assure success. No amount of stalking will lead to game in a field that has none.
– I Ching
Perseverance and audacity generally win.
– Dorothee Deluzy
Perseverance is for people with belief in their own ability, complacency is one arrogant step ahead.... for people with no clue of others' ability.
– Siddharth Astir
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
– Plutarch
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little.
– Plutarch
Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
– Plutarch, Lives
Perseverance is not a long race it is many short races one after another.
– Walter Elliott
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
– Newt Gingrich
Persistance is teperfect key to open any doors that are shut by Resistance. Small and tiny rain drops can create holes in the solid rocks, not because of their force but the constancy of their attack - highlighting the fact that the Persuation can surely break down even the mightiest walls of resistance. Pursue your Dreams and Philosophies, relentlessly, to bring about the Change.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality the other, a matter of time.
– Marabel Morgan
Persistence plus no dignity equals success.
– Cynthia Wang
Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
– Edward Eggleston
Personal isn't the same as important.
– Terry Pratchett
Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
– Ben Stein
Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.
– Elmer G. Letterman
Personality is born out of pain. It is the fire shut up in the flint.
– J. B. Yeats
Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower.
– Charles M. Schwab
Personally I don't care to watch a bunch of millionaires throw balls at each other.
– Tom Zegan
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
Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.
– Thomas Hardy
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
Pessimists are the people who have no hope for themselves or for others. Pessimists are also people who think the human race is beneath their notice, that they're better than other human beings.
– James Baldwin
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
Philanthropy is the refuge of rich people who wish to annoy their fellow creatures.
– Oscar Wilde
Philosopher A lover of wisdom, which is to say, Truth.
– Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Philosophers call God the great unknown The great misknown is more like it!
– Joseph Roux
Philosophers say a great deal about what is absolutely necessary for science, and it is always, so far as one can see, rather naive, and probably wrong.
– Richard Feynman
Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.
– Karl Popper
Philosophy always requires something more, requires the eternal, the true, in contrast to which even the fullest existence as such is but a happy moment.
– Søren Kierkegaard
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
– H.L. Mencken
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.
– Seneca the Younger
Philosophy goes no further than probabilities, and in every assertion keeps a doubt in reserve.
– James Anthony Froude
Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein
Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules. Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.
– Anonymous
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
– Anonymous
Philosophy is an elegant thing, if anyone modestly meddles with it; but if they are conversant with it more than is becoming, it corrupts them.
– Plato
Philosophy is for those, who feel that they can think beyond their thoughts
– Loachild
Philosophy is nothing but discretion.
– John Selden
Philosophy is the child of sorrow
– Praveen Vertex
Philosophy is the highest music.
– Plato
Philosophy is the product of wonder.
– Alfred North Whitehead
Philosophy is the science which considers truth.
– Aristotle
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex.
– Karl Marx
Philosophy makes the shy people strong and the strong people stronger.
– Vikrant Parsai
Philosophy may be dodged, eloquence cannot.
– Edgar Quinet
Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradictory and scarcely more comforting thought that we exist but that we cannot hope to get anywhere until we cease to exist. Alcohol, in attempting to resolve the contradiction, produces vivid patterns of Truth which vanish like snow in the morning sun and cannot be recalled; the revelations of poetry are as wonderful as a comet in the skies -- and as mysterious. Love, which was once believed to contain the Answer, we now know to be nothing more than an inherited behavior pattern.
– James Thurber
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others.
– Oscar Wilde
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils but present evils triumph over it.
– La Rochefoucauld
Philosophy triumphs easily over past evils and future evils; but present evils triumph over it.
– Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Philosophy! Empty thinking by ignorant conceited men who think they can digest without eating!
– Iris Murdoch
Photographing a cake can be art.
– Irving Penn
Photography is a dish best served raw.
– Gennaro Salamone
Photography is an art of teleporting the past into the future.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Physical bravery is an animal instinct moral bravery is much higher and truer courage.
– Wendell Phillips
Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world.
– Albert Einstein
Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance.
– Clarence Darrow
Physical limitedness can only be surpassed by mental unlimitedness!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Physical pain however great ends in itself and falls away like dry husks from the mind, whilst moral discords and nervous horrors sear the soul.
– Alice James
Physical pleasure is a sensual experience no different from pure seeing or the pure sensation with which a fine fruit fills the tongue; it is a great unending experience, which is given us, a knowing of the world, the fullness and the glory of all knowing. And not our acceptance of it is bad; the bad thing is that most people misuse and squander this experience and apply it as a stimulant at the tired spots of their lives and as distraction instead of a rallying toward exalted moments.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
Physically you are identical with and inseparable from the cosmic material substance, and socially you are inseparable from the large mass of humanity.
– Swami Krishnananda
Physically, man is a dwarf; mentally, man is a giant!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next
– Richard Feynman
Physicists like to think that all you have to do is say, these are the conditions, now what happens next?
– Richard Feynman
Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters.
– B. F. Skinner
Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them.
– Eugene Paul Wigner
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
– Richard Feynman
Physics is the science of all the tremendously powerful invisibilities - of magnetism, electricity, gravity, light, sound, cosmic rays. Physics is the science of the mysteries of the universe. How could anyone think it dull?
– Dick Francis, Twice Shy
Physics is to math what sex is to masturbation.
– Richard Feynman
Piano performances by Condoleezza Rice are better than Hitler's paintings.
– Evgeni Kostitsyn
Pick a man for his human qualities, his values, his compatibility with you, rather than what he represents in status, power or good looks.
– Carol Botwin
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
– Jonathan Kozol
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
– Aristotle
Pigs are dirty, but I will tell you something dirtier: Liars! Untruth always smells like rotten garbage!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Pigs get fat hogs get slaughtered.
– Unknown
Pilgrim!
– John Wayne
Pilgrim, hold it, I said you, Valance, you pick it up
– John Wayne
Pilgrimage to the place of the wise is to find escape from the flame of separateness.
– Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi
Pink All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself.
– Dazed and Confused
Pink isn't just a color, it's an attitude!
– Miley Cyrus
Pink light district
– Tom Carter
Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
– Denis Diderot
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.
– William Shakespeare
Pity is the virture of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.
– William Shakespeare
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
– Don Marquis
pixel, n.: A mischievous, magical spirit associated with screen displays. The computer industry has frequently borrowed from mythology: Witness the sprites in computer graphics, the demons in artificial intelligence, and the trolls in the marketing department.
– Jeff Meyer
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– Professor Edsger Dijkstra
Plain horse sense ought to tell us that anything that makes no change in the man who professes it makes no difference to God, either.
– A. W. Tozer
Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do.
– Katharine Hepburn
Plains deceive you; they cause you to think that life is easy! Mountains never deceive you; they teach you the realties! Go to the mountains!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Plan for your success; Live your success…Act as if."
– Steve Maraboli
Plan like you will live forever, live like you will die tomorrow.
– Unknown
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
– Peter Drucker
Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower, A speech to the National Defense Executive Reserve Conference in Washington, DC on Nov. 14, 1957
Plans that are wise and prudent in themselves are rendered vain when the execution of them is carried on negligently and with imprudence.
– Guicciardini
Plant a kernel of wheat and you reap a pint; plant a pint and you reap a bushel. Always the law works to give you back more than you give.
– Anthony Norvell
Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.
– Robert Collier
Plant ‘if’ and ‘when’ and you will grow ‘nothing’.
– Vikrant Parsai
Platitude an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.
– H.L. Mencken
Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.
– H. L. Mencken
Platitudes Yes, there are platitudes. Platitudes are there because they are true.
– Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Plato is boring.
– Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, What I owe to the Ancients
Play every game as if it were going to be the game breaker.
– Vikrant Parsai
Play has been man's most useful preoccupation.
– Frank Caplan
Play is a uniquely adaptive act, not subordinate to some other adaptive act, but with a special function of its own in human experience.
– Johann Huizinga
Play is an essential function of the passage from immaturity to emotional maturity. Any individual without the opportunities for adequate play in early life will go on seeking them in the stuff of adult life.
– Margaret Lowenfeld
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.
– Fred Rogers
Play is the beginning of knowledge.
– George Dorsey
Play is the exultation of the possible.
– Martin Buber
Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.
– Samuel Johnson
Playing dead not only comes in handy when face to face with a bear, but also at important business meetings.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Playing football in the morning is like eating cabbage for breakfast.
– Pressbox Maxim
Playing major rock venues and opening for major rock star acts has taught me one thing. Once you've seen a girl naked, you've seen them all naked.
– John McNerney
Playing seems to be both disinterested and passionate at the same time disinterested in that it is not for real, and passionate in the absorption it requires.
– Oliver Bevan
Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
– Lucretius
Pleasant it is, when over a great sea the winds trouble the waters, to gaze from shore upon another's great tribulation; not because any man's troubles are a delectable joy, but because to perceive you are free of them yourself is pleasant.
– Lucretius
Pleasant it to behold great encounters of warfare arrayed over the plains, with no part of yours in peril.
– Lucretius
Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
– Groucho Marx
Please all, and you will please none.
– Aesop
Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.
– Mother Teresa, -- Letter to U.S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, January 1991.
Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
– Edna St. Vincent Millay
Please live a healthy life - medicine is an imperfect science.
– Patch Adams
Please write again soon. Though my own life is filled with activity, letters encourage momentary escape into others lives and I come back to my own with greater contentment.
– Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Pleasure and love are the pinions of great deeds.
– Charles Fox
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
– Aristotle
Pleasure is a by-product of doing something that is worth doing. Therefore, do not seek pleasure as such. Pleasure comes of seeking something else, and comes by the way.
– A. Lawrence Lowell
Pleasure is nothing else but the intermission of pain.
– John Selden
Pleasure is the beginning and the end of living happily.
– Epicurus
Pleasure is the carrot dangled to lead the ass to market or the precipice.
– Robinson Jeffers
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
– Samuel Johnson
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
– Bette Davis
Pleasure that isn't paid for is as insipid as everything else that's free.
– Anita Loos
Pleasure, most often delusive, may be born of delusion. Pleasure, herself a sorceress, may pitch her tents on enchanted ground. But happiness (or, to use a more accurate and comprehensive term, solid well-being) can be built on virtue alone, and must of necessity have truth for its foundation.
– Coleridge
Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs the commonwealth, they both please themselves alike, only we commend that, whereby we ourselves receive some benefit.
– John Selden
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, Not because they never found it, But because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
– William Faulkner
Plodding wins the race.
– Aesop
Plunge boldly into the thick of life
– Johann von Goethe
Pluralitas non ponenda est sine necessitate
– Occam
Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.
– Cervantes
Poetry absolves spirituality from the dividedness of religions and provides us with a sanctuary that excludes no one.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry and progress are like two ambitious men who hate one another with an instinctive hatred, and when they meet upon the same road, one of them has to give place.
– Charles Baudelaire
Poetry cannot be translated; and, therefore, it is the poets that preserve the languages; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation. But as the beauties of poetry cannot be preserved in any language except that in which it was originally written, we learn the language.
– Johnson
Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.
– Plato
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
– Kahlil Gibran
Poetry is a mere drug, Sir.
– George Farquhar
Poetry is a subset of a Cosmos, which in itself, is a poem.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.
– Robert Frost
Poetry is all nouns and verbs.
– Marianne Moore
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
– E.C. Stedman
Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them.
– Charles Simic
Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house, at least.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
– Thomas Hardy
Poetry is indispensable --if I only knew what for.
– Jean Cocteau
Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
– Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality. But, of course, only those we have personality and emotion know what it means to want to escape from these things.
– Emily Dickinson
Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion…
– T. S. Eliot
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.
– Allen Ginsberg
Poetry is our heart, our spirit, our soul. Call it whatever; without it, everything else is nothing but hardware.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.
– Carl Sandburg
Poetry is the exquisite expression of exquisite expressions.
– Joseph Roux
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
– David Hare
Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.
– Christopher Fry
Poetry is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
– Lord Byron
Poetry is the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.
– Percy Bysshe Shelley
Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings.
– William Wordsworth
Poetry is the utterance of deep and heartfelt truth. The true poet is very near the oracle.
– Edward Hubbell Chaplin
Poetry is to hold judgment on your soul.
– Henrik Ibsen, Norweigen Playwright
Poetry is what gets lost in translation.
– Robert Frost
Poetry is what is lost in translation.
– Robert Frost
Poetry isn't an activity, it's a way life is lived.
– Vanna Bonta
Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
– W. H. Auden
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
– Denis Diderot
Poetry often enters through the window of irrelevance.
– M. C. Richards
Poetry reveals to us the loveliness of nature, brings back the freshness of youthful feelings, reviews the relish of simple pleasures, keeps unquenched the enthusiasm which warmed the springtime of our being, refines youthful love, strengthens our interest in human mature, by vivid delineations of its tenderest and softest feelings, and through the brightness of its prophetic visions, helps faith to lay hold on the future life.
– William E. Channing
Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance.
– John Keats
Poetry the best words in the best order.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
– Shelley, incomplete, poets
Poets can't worry about popularity since loving life and humanity involves saying what some people don't want to hear.
– Vanna Bonta
Poets generally love cats -- because poets have no delusions about their own superiority.
– Marion Garretty
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
– G. K. Chesterton
POEZIA e o ştiinţă a acţiunii.
– Gellu Naum
Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil --or else an absolute ignorance.
– Graham Greene
Pointing out the comic elements of a situation can bring a sense of proportion and perspective to what might otherwise seem an overwhelming problem.
– Harvey Mindess
Poker is generally reckoned to be America's second most popular after-dark activity. Sex is good, they say, but poker lasts longer
– Alfred Alvarez
Polaire! The agitating and agitated Polaire! The tiny slip of a woman that you know, with the waist slender to the point of pain, of screaming out loud, of breaking in two, in a spasmically tight bodice, the prettiest slimness ...
– Jean Lorrain
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
– Thomas Sowell
Politeness costs nothing. Nothing, that is, to him that shows it but if often costs the world very dear.
– W. Allingham
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
– Mary Wilson Little
Politeness is the flower of humanity.
– Joseph Joubert
Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
– Ambrose Bierce
Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism, but they don't seem to see this.
– Doris Lessing
Political history is largely an account of mass violence and of the expenditure of vast resources to cope with mythical fears and hopes.
– Murray Edelman, _Politics as Symbolic Action_, p. 1
Political image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
– Walter Frederick Mondale
Political is personal; personal is political. I never was a political person until I realized I was a lesbian. I was this oblivious middle-class white kid who didn’t understand the powers of oppression or structure or anything. My very existence became politicized for me and that’s what enabled me to see all these things. It wasn’t just me, it was a whole cultural movement that was also doing those things that I was a part of.
– Alison Bechdel
Political language - and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists - is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell, 1946
Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
– George Orwell
Political policy is like a wild animal; it cannot be perfectly perceived, only appropriately considered.
– Tyler DeVinaspre
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Tse-tung
Political success is the ability, when the inevitable occurs, to get credit for it.
– Laurence J. Peter
Politician talk themselves red, white, and blue in the face.
– Clare Booth Luce
Politicians -- power itself -- are abject because they merely embody the profound contempt people have for their own lives. One should be grateful to the politicians for accepting the abstractness of power, and ridding others of its burden. This inevitably kills them but they get their revenge by passing onto others the corpse of power.
– Jean Baudrillard
Politicians are interested in people. Not that it is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
– P. J. O'Rourke
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.
– Unknown
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, they go out and buy more tunnel.
– John Quinton
Politicians are the close relatives of the Devil.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev
Politicians are the same the world over: they promise to build a bridge even when there is no river.
– Nikita Khrushchev
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
– Arthur C. Clarke
Politicians should shift their thinking from how I can balance the budget to how I can attract top global talents, businesses and investments to compete in a global economy.
– Med Jones
Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.
– Vera Brittaiin
Politics can be relatively fair in the breathing spaces of history; at its critical turning points there is no other rule possible than the old one, that the end justifies the means.
– Arthur Koestler
Politics didn't lead me to working people. Working people led me into politics.
– Barack Obama
Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows--marriage does.
– Groucho Marx
Politics has got so expensive that it takes lots of money to even get beat with.
– Will Rogers
Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.
– Margaret Cho
Politics in the United States consists of the struggle between those whose change has been arrested by success or failure, on one side, and those who are still engaged in changing themselves, on the other. Agitators of arrested metamorphosis versus agitators of continued metamorphosis. The former have the advantage of numbers (since most people accept themselves as successes or failures quite early), the latter of vitality and visibility (since self-transformation, though it begins from within, with ideology, religion, drugs, tends to express itself publicly through costume and jargon).
– Harold Rosenberg
Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.
– Frank Moore Colby
Politics is about the control of a limited number of resources by a limited number of people who think that number is too many
– Gary Holder-Winfield
Politics is applesauce.
– Will Rogers
Politics is largely a matter of heart.
– R. A. Butler
Politics is made up largely of irrelevancies.
– Dalton Camp
Politics is no exact science.
– Otto von Bismark
Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
– Ronald Reagan
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
– John Kenneth Galbraith
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
– J. K. Galbraith
Politics is not worrying this country one-tenth as much as where to find a parking space.
– Will Rogers
Politics is organized hatred, that is unity.
– John Jay Chapman
Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
– Robert Louis Stephenson
Politics is still crucially important. Our choices are vital, and we've got to make them, and not just say, 'Oh, they're all the same.' They are all the same in certain ways, alas -- a political animal is such an animal. But lurking somewhere behind their rhetoric and their spittle are important choices that we should make.
– Dennis Potter
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
– Ronald Reagan
Politics is the art of anesthesia.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
– Julius Henry Marx
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
– Ernest Benn
Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business.
– Paul Valéry
Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them.
– Paul Valery
Politics is the art of the possible.
– R. A. Butler
Politics is the art of the possible.
(originally, "Die Politik ist die Lehre von Möglichen.")

– Otto von Bismarck
Politics is the conspiracy of the unproductive but organized against the productive but unorganized.
– Joseph Sobran
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
– Oscar Ameringer
Politics is the pursuit of trivial men who, when they succeed at it, become important in the eyes of more trivial men.
– George Jean Nathan
Politics is the science of getting more power than anyone deserves to have.
– Kirk Brothers, The Revolutionary Right
Politics is the science of urgencies.
– Theodore Parker
Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects.
– Lester B. Pearson
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
– Mao Tse Tung
Politics makes strange postmasters.
– Kin Hubbard
Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
– Lucille Ball
Politics when I am in it, makes me sick.
– Edward De Bono
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.
– Herbert Marshall McLuhan
Politics [is] the art of achieving the maximum amount of freedom for individuals that is consistent with the maintenance of social order.
– Barry Goldwater
Politics, as a practice, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry Adams
Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
– Ambrose Bierce
Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry Adams
Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds.
– Henry Brooks Adams
Polling is merely an instrument for gauging public opinion. When a president or any other leader pays attention to poll results, he is, in effect, paying attention to the views of the people. Any other interpretation is nonsense.
– George Gallup
Pool of Shallow Waters
– Ashley Dean Mair
Poor are poor because rich are rich.
– B. J. Gupta
Poor fellow, he suffers from files.
– Aneurin Bevan
Poor human nature, what horrible crimes have been committed in thy name!
– Emma Goldman
Poor is the man who does not know his own intrinsic worth and tends to measure everything by relative value. A man of financial wealth who values himself by his financial net worth is poorer than a poor man who values himself by his intrinsic self worth.
– Sidney Madwed
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
– Madonna
Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poor little men, poor little cocks! As soon as they're old enough, they swell their plumage to be conquerors. If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it.
– Jean Anouilh
Poor Mexico - so far from God and so close to the United States.
– Porfirio Diaz, Biography of Porfirio Diaz
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
– Wallace Stevens
Poorly written novels--no matter how pious and edifying the behavior of the characters--are not good in themselves and are therefore not really edifying.
– Flannery O'Connor
Pop artists deal with the lowly trivia of possessions and equipment that the present generation is lugging along with it on its safari into the future.
– J. G. Ballard
Popular art is normally decried as vulgar by the cultivated people of its time; then it loses favor with its original audience as a new generation grows up; then it begins to merge into the softer lighting of quaint, and cultivated people become interested in it, and finally it begins to take on the archaic dignity of the primitive.
– Northrop Frye
Popular Christianity has for its emblem a gibbet, for its chief sensation a sanginary execution after torture, for its central mystery is an insane vengeance bought off by a trumpery expiation. But there is a nobler and profounder Christianity which affirms the sacred mystery of equality and forbids the glaring futility and folly of vengeance.
– George Bernard Shaw
Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.
– Thomas Carlyle
Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth.
– John Stuart Mill
Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.
– Karol Newlin
Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him.
– Wilson Mizner
Popularity is neither fame nor greatness.
– William Hazlitt, on the Pleasure of Hating
Popularity is not an indication of quality.
– Vanna Bonta
Popularity is the one insult I have never suffered.
– Oscar Wilde
Popularity It is glory's small change.
– Victor Hugo
Por la corrupción del lenguaje empiezan otras muchas corrupciones..." "By the corruption of language many other corruptions begin ...
– Andres Bello
Pornography is about dominance. Erotica is about mutuality.
– Gloria Steinem
Porque el miedo, sin ser Dios, suele hacer algo de nada. (Fear can, though it is not God, create something from nothing.)
– Caspar de Aguilar
Portraying true love towards all & sundry is be-all and end-all i.e. it's a life style/attitude that is of greater importance than any other life style/attitude/action. Have you been portraying true love towards all & sundry?
– Emeasoba George
Pose your questions to people and you will get countless useless answers.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
– Zig Ziglar
Possession is eleven points in the law.
– Colley Cibber
Possession, it is true, crowns exertion with rest; but it is only in the illusions of fancy that it has power to charm us.
– Wilhelm von Humboldt
Possibility/impossibility is a matter of one's mindset. For, if you do think that you can, then you can & will. But, if you do think you can't, then you can't & won't.
– Emeasoba George
Possible impossibility emerges from an impossible possibility, or possibly, impossible possibility blooms from the impossibly possible impossibility.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Possible is more a matter of attitude, a matter of decision, to choose among the impossible possibilities, when one sound opportunity becomes a possible solution.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.
– Iris Murdoch
Possunt quia posse videntur. (They can because they think they can, from The Aeneid)
– Virgil
Post-Watergate morality, by which anything left private is taken as presumptive evidence of wrongdoing.
– Charles Krauthammer
Posterity gives every man his true value.
– Tacitus
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anybody else.
– Heywood Broun
Posterity is as likely to be wrong as anyone else.
– Heywood Broun, Sitting on the World, 1924
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.
– Charles Caleb Colton
Potatoes are to food what sensible shoes are to fashion.
– Linda Wells
Potter is jealous of potter, and craftsman of craftsman; and the poor have a grudge against the poor, and the poet against the poet.
– Hesiod
Pour water on a sportswriter -- instant horseshit.
– Ted Williams
Poverty in itself does not make men into a rabble; a rabble is created only when there is joined to poverty a disposition of mind, an inner indignation against the rich, against society, against the government.
– Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Poverty is a mathematical proof of the fact that mankind is a big failure!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Poverty is a scorpion; it stings the poor and it also stings the men with high conscience who feel sad about the poverty; the rest is immune to it!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
– Kahlil Gibran
Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction.
– Dennis Kucinich, 2004 speech to Democratic National Convention
Poverty is not dishonourable in itself, but only when it arises from idleness, intemperance, extravagance, and folly.
– Plutarch
Poverty is not the root cause of crime.
– Rush Limbaugh
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
– Aristotle
Poverty is the schoolmaster of character.
– Antiphanes
Poverty must have many satisfactions, else there would not be so many poor people.
– Don Herold
Poverty must not be a bar to learning and learning must offer an escape from poverty.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Poverty of goods is easily cured poverty of the mind is irreparable.
– D. A. Battista
Poverty without debt is independence.
– Arabic Proverb
Poverty, we may say, surrounds a man with ready-made barriers, which if they do mournfully gall and hamper, do at least prescribe for him, and force on him, a sort of course and goal; a safe and beaten, though a circuitous, course. A great part of his guidance is secure against fatal error, is withdrawn from his control. The rich, again, has his whole life to guide, without goal or barrier, save of his own choosing, and, tempted, is too likely to guide it ill.
– Carlyle
Power (n) The only narcotic regulated by the SEC instead of the FDA.
– Anonymous
Power always has to be kept in check power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
– William Proxmire
Power always has to be kept in check; power exercised in secret, especially under the cloak of national security, is doubly dangerous.
– William Proxmire
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak and that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.
– John Quincy Adams
Power consists in one's capacity to link his will with the purpose of others, to lead by reason and a gift of cooperation.
– Woodrow Wilson
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat
– John Lehman, Secretary of the US Navy, 1981-1987
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
– John Lehman
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts, perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John Ernst Steinbeck
Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
– John Steinbeck
Power grows from the barrel of a gun.
– Mao Zedong
Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.
– Malcolm X
Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.
– James F. Byrnes
Power is not a means, it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.
– George Orwell, 1984 Book 3, Chapter 3
Power is not an institution, and not a structure; neither is it a certain strength we are endowed with; it is the name that one attributes to a complex strategical situation in a particular society.
– Michel Foucault
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
– Honore' de Balzac
Power is not to resist the criticisms; power is to seek for something useful to use amongst the criticisms!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
Power is something of which I am convinced there is no innocence this side of the womb.
– Nadine Gordimer
Power is the ability not to have to please.
– Elizabeth Janeway
Power is the by-product of understanding.
– Jacob Bronowski
Power is the faculty or capacity to act, the strength and potency to accomplish something. It is the vital energy to make choices and decisions. It also includes the capacity to overcome deeply embedded habits and to cultivate higher, more effective ones.
– Stephen Covey
Power is the great aphrodisiac.
– Henry Kissinger
Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
– Henry Kissinger
Power is what men seek, and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
– Lincoln Steffens
Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun.
– Jean Genet
Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.
– Alexander Hamilton
Power never takes a back step - only in the face of more power.
– Malcolm X
Power over a man's subsistence amounts to power over his will.
– Alexander Hamilton
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Emerich Edward Dalbert
Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
– Lord Acton, 1887
Power! Did you ever hear of men being asked whether other souls should have power or not? It is born in them. You may dam up the fountain of water, and make it a stagnant marsh, or you may let it run free and do its work; but you cannot say whether it shall be there; it is there. And it will act, if not openly for good, then covertly for evil; but it will act.
– Olive Schreiner
Power? It's like a Dead Sea fruit. When you achieve it, there is nothing there.
– Harold Macmillan
Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts of infamy as easily as their parents birth
– Stephen Vizinczey
Practical efficiency is common, and lofty idealism not uncommon; it is the combination which is necessary, and the combination is rare
– Theodore Roosevelt, An Autobiography
Practical knowledge is always surrounded by questions while theoretical knowledge always surrounded by success !!!
– Sudam Tilekar
Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.
– Author Unknown
Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.
– J.P. McEvoy
Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.
– Henry Adams
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
– Samuel Smiles
Practice and thought might gradually forge many an art.
– Virgil
Practice conquers the habit of doing, without reflecting on the rule.
– John Locke
Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
– Vince Lombardi
Practice is everythingThis is often misquoted as Practice makes perfect.
– Periander
Practice is the best of all instructors.
– Publilius Syrus
Practice makes man perfect but CONFIDENCE makes PRACTICE PERFECT....
– Ravichandra
Practice makes perfect. How many times have parents uttered those words to encourage their children …?
– Vikrant Parsai
Practice never makes anyone perfect, it only increases their improvement.
– Vikrant Parsai
Practice no vice because it's trivial... Neglect no virtue because it's so.
– Chinese Proverb
Practice Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Beauty.
– Unknown
Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love.
– Anonymous
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
– Unknown
Practice yourself what you preach.
– Titus Maccius Plautus
Practice, the master of all things.
– Augustus Octavius
Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.
– Author Unknown
Practise yourself, for heaven's sake, in little things and thence proceed to greater.
– Epictetus
Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain that the virtuous.
– Sir Francis Bacon
Praise in public criticize in private.
– Vince Lombardi
Praise in the beginning is agreeable enough; and we receive it as a favor; but when it comes in great quantities, we regard it only as a debt, which nothing but our merit could extort.
– James Goldsmith
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit we cannot flower and grow without it.
– Jesse Lair
Praise is like sunlight to the human spirit: we cannot flower and grow without it.
– Jess Lair
Praise is something when a person tells you about yourself that you have suspected all along.
– Vikrant Parsai
Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame.
– Pearl Sydenstricker Buck
Praise the bridge that carried you over.
– George Colman
Praise those of your critics for whom nothing is up to standard.
– Dag Hammarskjöld
Praise will come to those whose kindness leaves you without debt.
– Neil Finn, track #12 on his album "Try Whistling This"
Praise youth and it will prosper.
– Irish Proverb
Praising an honest person who doesn't deserve it, always wounds them.
– Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men in praise we act like angels.
– Thomas John Watson, Sr.
Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.
– William Shakespeare
Pray as if everything depended upon God and work as if everything depended upon man.
– Francis Cardinal Spellman
Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living.
– Mother Jones
Pray silently with simplicity every day to stay cool and calm in mind, composed and collected in heart; courageous and connected to own soul, to lay the way for a peaceful life.
– Anuj Somany
Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
– Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.
– Dag Hammarskjld
Pray To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessed unworthy.
– Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
Pray To ask the laws of the universe to be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.
– Ambrose Bierce
Pray you now, forget and forgive.
– William Shakespeare
Pray, pray very much but beware of telling God what you want.
– French Proverb
Prayer does not change God, but changes him who prays.
– Sren Aaby Kierkegaard
Prayer gives us the opportunity to speak to GOD, Meditation allows GOD to speak back to us.
– Unknown
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
– Hippocrates
Prayer is .... the salve on the wounds of our spirit that we order from God in our moments with Him.
– Unknown
Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.
– Martin Luther
Prayer is our humble answer to the inconceivable surprise of living.
– Abraham Joshua Heschel
Prayer is the wing wherewith the soul flies to heaven, and meditation the eye wherewith we see God.
– Ambrose of Milan
Prayer is translation. A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered.
– Leonard Cohen
Prayer opens the heart to God, and it is the means by which the soul, though empty, is filled by God.
– John Bunyan
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night.
– George Herbert
Praying is sending an SOS to the heavenly unknown.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Praying without ceasing is not ritualized, nor are there even words. It is a constant state of awareness of oneness with God.
– Peace Pilgrim
Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent.
– Epictetus
Preach the gospel at all times -- If necessary, use words.
– Saint Francis of Assisi
Preachers denounce sin as if it was available to everyone.
– Frank Dane
Precipices are the routine routes of the unroutine men.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Precisely because we do not communicate by singing, a song can be out of place but not out of character; it is just as credible that a stupid person should sing beautifully as that a clever person should do so.
– W. H. Auden
Preconceived notions are the locks on the door to wisdom.
– Merry Browne
Predatory capitalism created a complex industrial system and an advanced technology; it permitted a considerable extension of democratic practice and fostered certain liberal values, but within limits that are now being pressed and must be overcome. It is not a fit system for the mid-twentieth century.
– Noam Chomsky
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
– Niels Bohr
Predictions of the future are never anything but projections of present automatic processes and procedures, that is, of occurrences that are likely to come to pass if men do not act and if nothing unexpected happens; every action, for better or worse, and every accident necessarily destroys the whole pattern in whose frame the prediction moves and where it finds its evidence.
– Hannah Arendt
Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain the former vexes you for a time the latter will bring you lasting remorse.
– Chilo
Prefer loss to the wealth of dishonest gain; the former vexes you for a time; the latter will bring you lasting remorse.
– Chilo
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
– Maya Angelou
Prejudice is ignorance.
– Michael Jackson
Prejudice is opinion without judgement.
– Voltaire
Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
– William Hazlitt
Prejudice is the conjurer of imaginary wrongs, strangling truth, overpowering reason, making strong men weak and weak men weaker. God give us the large hearted charity which "bearth all things, believe all things, hope all things, endure all things," which "thinks no evil."
– Macduff
Prejudice is the reasoning of fools.
– Author Unknown
Prejudice squints when it looks, and lies when it talks.
– Duchess de Abrantes
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.
– Charlotte Bronte
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.
– Charlotte Brontë
Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones.
– Nicolas Chamfort
Preparation is not the enemy of success, but a dear friend. Be good to yourself and the favor will return.
– Samuel Cunningham
Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.
– Ernest Holmes
Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.
– Earl of Chesterfield
Prepare yourself for when the water comes up to your knees.
– Vikrant Parsai
Present your religion to a little child, set him in the midst of those who profess it. If it frightens him, and freezes the smiles on his lips, then whatever sort of religion it is, it is not Christianity.
– Unknown
Present-moment living, getting in touch with your now, is at the heart of effective living. When you think about it, there really is no other moment you can live. Now is all there is, and the future is just another present moment to live when it arrives. One thing is certain, you cannot live it until it does appear.
– Wayne Dyer
Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld
President Obama smoked so much pot in college he never learned to spell. Which is why he's confusing the word "ruining" the country with "running" the country.
– Kilburn Hall
President Reagan was elected on the promise of getting government off the backs of the people and now he demands that government wrap itself around the waists of the people.
– Ralph Nader
Presidents don't do it to their wives. They do it to their country.
– Mel Brooks
Presidents quickly realize that while a single act might destroy the world they live in, no one single decision can make life suddenly better or can turn history around for good.
– Lyndon B. Johnson
Press any key... no, no, no, NOT THAT ONE
– Anonymous
Press close bare-bosomed night -- press close magnetic nourishing night! Night of south winds! night of the large few stars! Still nodding night! mad naked summer night.
– Walt Whitman
Press no further with hate.
– Virgil
Pressure? This is just a football match. When you do not know how to feed your children, that is pressure.
– Jose Luis Chilavert, Goal keeper for Paraguay, said during France 98 World Cup (soccer/football)
Presumption means nothing more than as stated by Lord Mansfield, the weighing of probabilities, and deciding, by the powers of common sense, on which side the truth is.
– Sir William Draper
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make me feel important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
– Mary Kay Ash
Pretense cannot sustain blind power.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Pretty much all the honest truth-telling there is in the world is done by children.
– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
– Warren Buffett
Pride attaches undue importance to the superiority of one's status in the eyes of others And shame is fear of humiliation at one's inferior status in the estimation of others. When one sets his heart on being highly esteemed, and achieves such rating, then he is automatically involved in fear of losing his status.
– Lao Tzu
Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy.
– Benjamin Franklin
Pride defeats its own end, by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
– Henry Bolingbroke
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
– Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.
– Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
Pride is a powerful narcotic, but it doesn't do much for the auto-immune system.
– Stuart Stevens
Pride is a spiritual Cancer: It eats up the very possibilty of love, or contentment, or even common sense.
– C. S. Lewis, First things First
Pride is a vice which pride itself inclines every man to find in others and overlook in himself.
– Johnson
Pride is all very well, but a sausage is a sausage
– Terry Pratchett
Pride is seldom delicate; it will please itself with very mean advantages.
– Johnson
Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man's values, it has to be earned.
– Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Pride not thyself on thy religious works, Give to the poor, but talk not of thy gifts: By pride religious merit melts away, The merit of thy alms, by ostentation.
– Manu
Pride sullies the noblest character.
– Claudianus
Pride the first peer and president of hell.
– Daniel Defoe
Pride would be a lot easier to swallow if it didn't taste so bad.
– Brad Moore
Pride, envy, avarice -- these are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.
– Alighieri Dante
Pride, like laudanun and other poisonous medicines, is beneficial in small, though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself, even in a personal sense, can please others.
– Frederick Saunders
Priest is a fisherman and Holy Book is a fishook. We either refuse to be a fish or we burn in the frying pan of irrationality!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Prima la musica, poi le parole (first the music, then the words)
– Antonio Salieri, title of an opera
Prince Akeem Oh, it was a most amazing game. The Giants of New York took on the Packers of Green Bay. The Giants triumphed by kicking a pigskin ball through a big H. A most ripping victory. Cleo McDowell Son... I'm just going to tell you this one time. If you want to keep working here, stay off the drugs.
– Coming to America
Principal Any attempt to cheat, especially with my wife, who is a dirty, dirty, tramp, and I am just gonna snap.
– Billy Madison
Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
– Billy Madison
Principles have no real force except when one is well fed.
– Mark Twain
Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed.
– Mark Twain
prison is like highschool with knives.
– Raegan Butcher
Privacy and security are those things you give up when you show the world what makes you extraordinary.
– Margaret Cho
Private passions grow tired and wear themselves out political passions, never.
– Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine
Priveşte: lumina e albă ca pieptul păsărilor de mare
– Stephan Roll
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
– Aristotle
Probably all laws are useless, for good men do not want laws at all, and bad men are made no better by them.
– Demonax
Probably the earliest flyswatters were nothing more than some sort of striking surface attached to the end of a long stick.
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
– Richard Harris
Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
– Germaine Greer
Probably to a shark, about the funniest thing there is is a wounded seal, trying to swim to shore, because WHERE DOES HE THINK HE'S GOING
– Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Problems are like heavy wind,when they come accept it like a wind kissing you, your skin, which feels a cold touch!
– allie
Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
– Henry J. Kaiser
Problems are part of life, it's the state of mind that eventually get's disturbed. They say "Lessons with trust and trustfulness are eventually learned with negative experiences.
– Rafay Baloch
Problems are the price of progress. Don't bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.
– Charles F. Kettering
Problems are the price you pay for progress.
– Branch Rickey
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
– M Scott Peck
Procrastination is like a credit card it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
– Christopher Parker
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
– Don Marquis
Procrastination is the best action against putting an ankle bracelet on future.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
– Author Unknown
Procrastination is the thief of time.
– Edward Young
Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, and to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene.
– Edward Young
Procreation annihilates eternity.
– Dejan Stojanovic
Produce great men, the rest follows.
– Walt Whitman
Profits are like breathing. You have to have them. But who would stay alive just to breathe
– Maurice Mascaranhas
Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence!
– Edsger W. Dijkstra
Programming graphics in X is like finding the square root of PI using Roman numerals.
– Henry Spencer
Programming is like sex one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life.
– Michael Sinz
Programming is modelisation of real life.
– Fode Toure
Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning.
– Unknown
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
– Rich Cook
Progress always involves risk you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base.
– Frederick Wilcox
Progress and healing involves seeing every person as not so different from ourselves.
– Bryant McGill
Progress celebrates victories over nature. Progress makes purses out of human skin. When people were traveling in mail coaches, the world got ahead better than it does now that salesmen fly through the air. What good is speed if the brain has oozed out on the way? How will the heirs of this age be taught the most basic motions that are necessary to activate the most complicated machines? Nature can rely on progress; it will avenge it for the outrage it has perpetrated on it.
– Karl Kraus
Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
– Robert F. Kennedy
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
– George Bernard Shaw
Progress is not an illusion, it happens, but it is slow and invariably disappointing.
– George Orwell
Progress is not created by contented people.
– Frank Tyger
Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
– Robert A. Heinlein
Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
– Kahlil Gibran
Progress might have been all right once but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Progress might have been all right once, but it went on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Progress might have been alright once, but it has gone on too long.
– Ogden Nash
Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
– Walter Bagehot
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
– George Santayana
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
– George Santayana
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. In the first stage of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence. This is the condition of children and barbarians, in which instinct has learned nothing from experience.
– George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905
prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into
– Don Marquis
Promises that you make to yourself are often like the Japanese plum tree - they bear no fruit.
– Francis Marion
Promote yourself, but do not demote another.
– Israel Salanter
Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
– Charles Simmons
Proof is the idol before whom the pure mathematician tortures himself.
– Sir Arthur Eddington
Propaganda does not deceive people; it merely helps them to deceive themselves.
– Eric Hoffer
Propaganda is a soft weapon hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
– Jean Anouilh
Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.
– Ausonius
Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.
– Ezra Pound
Property has its duties as well as its rights.
– Thomas Brummond
Property left to a child may soon be lost but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
– William Graham Sumner
Property left to a child may soon be lost; but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.
– William Graham Sumner
Proportion your expenses to what you have, not what you expect.
– English Proverb
Propose to any englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the english mind is directed to find a difficulty, defect or an impossibility in it.
– Charles Babbage
Propriety was a rigid master, but one that must be obeyed if one wanted to keep a sterling reputation.
– Lawana Blackwell
Prose on certain occasions can bear a great deal of poetry; on the other hand, poetry sinks and swoons under a moderate weight of prose.
– Walter Savage Landor
Prosperity attends the lion-hearted man who exerts himself, while we say, destiny will ensure it. Laying aside destiny, show manly fortitude by thy own strength: if thou endeavour, and thy endeavours fail of success, what crime is there in failing?
– The Hitopadesa
Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.
– Geoffrey F. Albert
Prosperity in the form of wealth works exactly the same as everything else. You will see it coming into your life when you are unattached to needing it.
– Wayne Dyer
Prosperity is a great teacher adversity a greater.
– William Hazlitt
Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
– William Hazlitt
Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
– Eric Butterworth
Prosperity is acquired by exertion, and there is no fruit for him who doth not exert himself: the fawns go not into the mouth of a sleeping lion.
– The Hitopadesa
Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world, whether you have money or not.
– Jerry Gellis
Prosperity is no just scale; adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
– Plutarch
Prosperity is not just having things. It is the consciousness that attracts the things. Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just having money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things.
– Eric Butterworth
Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
– Calvin Coolidge
Prosperity knits a man to the world. He thinks he's 'finding his place in it,' while really it is finding its place in him.
– Clive Staples Lewis
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.
– Publilius Syrus
Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
– Pliny the Elder
Prostitution is the supreme triumph of capitalism. Worst of all, prostitution reinforces all the old dumb clich?s about women's sexuality; that they are not built to enjoy sex and are little more than walking masturbation aids, things to be DONE TO, things so sensually null and void that they have to be paid to indulge in fornication, that women can be had, bought, as often as not sold from one man to another. When the sex war is won prostitutes should be shot as collaborators for their terrible betrayal of all women, for the moral tarring and feathering they give indigenous women who have had the bad luck to live in what they make their humping ground.
– Julie Burchill
Protect your heart from the "bad", it's the most precious thing you own
– Aaron J. Munzer
Protected by hundred bodyguards, even a chick can show some courage! That’s also the secret of why some head of states look brave!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
– Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights Chapter 7
Proudness is a feeling of deep pride, pleasure and satisfaction in one's own or someone else's achievements/qualities/skills/potential/possessions. Are you proud at all? If yes, then you've got to get rid of it (pride) and afterwards saturate yourself with humility. In case you don't know, God opposes the proud. But, he gives grace to the humble (James 4 : 6). Yes, God's grace is only/fully available to the humble.
– Emeasoba George
Prove all things hold fast that which is good.
– Bible
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
– Bible, New Testament, I Thessalonians
Proverbs are in the world of thought what gold coin is in the world of business - great value in small compass, and equally current among all people. Sometimes the proverb may be false, the coin counterfeit, but in both cases the false proves the value of the true.
– D. March
Proverbs are the literature of reason, or the statements of absolute truth, without qualification. Like the sacred books of each nation, they are the sanctuary of its intuitions.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Providence has hidden a charm in difficult undertakings which is appreciated only by those who dare to grapple with them.
– Anne-Sophie Swetchine
Providence has nothing good or high in store for one who does not resolutely aim at something high or good. A purpose is the eternal condition of success.
– T. T. Munger
Providence protects children and idiots. I know because I have tested it.
– Mark Twain
Prudence and compromise are necessary means, but every man should have an impudent end which he will not compromise.
– Charles Horton Cooley
Prudence which degenerates into timidity is very seldom the path to safety.
– Edgar Algernon Robert Cecil
Prudent people are very happy 'tis an exceeding fine thing, that's certain, but I was born without it, and shall retain to my day of Death the Humour of saying what I think.
– Mary Wortley Montagu
Psychiatry enables us to correct our faults by confessing our parents' shortcomings.
– Laurence J. Peter
Psychiatry is the care of the id by the odd.
– Unknown
Psychoanalysis is an attempt to examine a person's self-justifications. Hence it can be undertaken only with the patient's cooperation and can succeed only when the patient has something to gain by abandoning or modifying his system of self-justification.
– Thomas Szasz
Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.
– G.K. Chesterton
Psychoanalysis is that mental illnes for which it regards itself a therapy.
– Karl Kraus
Psychoanalysts are father confessors who like to listen to the sins of the father as well.
– Karl Kraus
Public and private food in America has become eatable, here and there extremely good. Only the fried potatoes go unchanged, as deadly as before.
– Luigi Barzini
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.
– Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson
Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.
– Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
Public is a good expert on making bad mistakes!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Public speaking is done in the public tongue, the national or tribal language; and the language of our tribe is the men's language. Of course women learn it. We're not dumb. If you can tell Margaret Thatcher from Ronald Reagan, or Indira Gandhi from General Somoza, by anything they say, tell me how. This is a man's world, so it talks a man's language.
– Ursula K. Le Guin
Public speaking is very easy.
– Dan Quayle
Publicity in women is detestable. Anonymity runs in their blood. The desire to be veiled still possesses them. They are not even now as concerned about the health of their fame as men are, and, speaking generally, will pass a tombstone or a signpost without feeling an irresistible desire to cut their names on it.
– Virginia Woolf
Publicity is the life of this culture. Without publicity capitalism could not survive and at the same time publicity is its dream.
– John Berger
Publish and be damned!
– Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, Attributed; when the courtesan Harriette Wilson threatened to publish her memoirs and his
Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
– Don Marquis
Puede alguien realmente calmar la tormenta? ni siquiera vale la pena probar, pero seguramente uno puede calmarse. Y la tormenta pasará. Lo mismo se aplica a diversas fases difíciles y de cambio de vida que uno encuentra de forma inesperada. La realidad es que nada es para siempre, excepto aquellos "para siempre" sellos. Todo pasará, lo bueno, lo malo y lo feo también. Todo lo que uno puede hacer es mantener la calma y montar la tormenta, con la fe completa y fuerte en dios. es cierto que a veces, dios trae las mayores lluvias con una tormenta; y del mismo modo, Dios también trae las bendiciones más grandes que usted, con su dificultad.
– Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
– Sinclair Lewis
Punctuality is the soul of business.
– Thomas Chandler Haliburton
Punctuality is the thief of time.
– Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
– Evelyn Waugh
Punishment is justice for the unjust.
– Augustine of Hippo
Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
– Elizabeth Fry, Journal entry
Purchase not friends by gifts when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
– Thomas Fuller
Purchase not friends by gifts; when thou ceasest to give, such will cease to love.
– Thomas Fuller
Pure at heart: to be like a flower that blooms as gloriously, brilliantly in a secluded wild wood, not seen and praised.
– Vanna Bonta
Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit.
– Alexandre Dumas
Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
– Peace Pilgrim
Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
– H. L. Mencken
Puritanism The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
– H.L. Mencken
Puritanism...helps us enjoy our misery while we are inflicting it on others.
– Marcel Ophuls
Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
– H. L. Mencken
Purity is not imposed upon us as though it were a kind of punishment, it is one of those mysterious but obvious conditions of that supernatural knowledge of ourselves in the Divine, which we speak of as faith. Impurity does not destroy this knowledge, it slays our need for it.
– Georges Bernanos
Purity is the immunity against the barriers between your heart and your expressions.
– Siddharth Astir
Purity of heart is blooming the same colors in the middle of the wilderness when no one sees you.
– Vanna Bonta
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
– Søren Kierkegaard
Purity,patience, and preserverance are the three essentials to success, and above all love.
– Swami Vivekananda
Purpose without power is mere weakness and deception; and power without purpose is mere fatuity.
– Sa?di
Purse not your opinion, for the weak and dimwitted leader shall seek to surround thyself with minions'.”
– John P Sanders
Push on, friend. You're just one exciting step from the banquet hall of life.
– Zig Ziglar
Put a very clever man next to a genius, his brightness will immediately turn to dullness!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Put duties aside at least an hour before bed and perform soothing, quiet activities that will help you relax.
– Dianne Hales
Put even the plainest woman into a beautiful dress and unconsciously she will try to live up to it.
– Lady Duff-Gordon
Put love first. Entertain thoughts that give life. And when a thought or resentment, or hurt, or fear comes your way, have another thought that is more powerful -- a thought that is love.
– Mary Manin Morrissey
Put more trust in nobility of character than in an oath.
– Solon
Put no limit to your thinking or you can never go far and never find the truth!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
Put off thy cares with thy clothes; so shall thy rest strengthen thy labor, and so thy labor sweeten thy rest.
– Francis Quarles
Put out the light.
– Theodore Roosevelt, last words, 6 January 1919
Put up with people around,they serve as your background.
– Volodymyr Knyr
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. THAT'S relativity.
– Albert Einstein
Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
– Swami Sivanada
Put your shoulder to the wheel.
– Aesop
Put your troubles in your bag and drop them over the bridge on your way.
– Vikrant Parsai
Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry.
– Oliver Cromwell
Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.
– Anthony Robbins
Put yourself on view. This brings your talents to light.
– Baltasar Gracian
Putain Public (reference to Elizabeth I- means public whore)
– King Henry III of France
Putting on the spectacles of science in expectation of finding an answer to everything looked at signifies inner blindness.
– J. Frank Dobie
Putting wings on your body can’t make you an eagle.
– Vikrant Parsai
Pythagoras was the first person to call the universe Cosmos, describing it a 'kosmos.' The Greek word means 'an equal presence of order and beauty.
– Vanna Bonta
Pythagorean thought was dominated by mathematics, but it was also profoundly mystical.
– Vanna Bonta

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