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  1. If you break 100, watch your golf. If you break 80, watch your business.
      Joey Adams


  2. Smack your child every day. If you don't know why -- he does.
      Joey Adams


  3. Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking thought.
      Theodor Adorno


  4. Distrust unsolicited advice.
      Aesop


  5. Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
      Aesop


  6. Do not do what you would undo if caught.
      Leah Ahrendt


  7. To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
      Muhammad Ali


  8. Never judge a work of art by its defects.
      Washington Allston


  9. Counsel is the mirror of the intellect. If, therefore, you would like to know the capacity of anyone, ask for their advice.
      Muhammad Ibn Zafar Al-Siquilli


  10. Even as the iron cleaves to the magnet, so does success to patience. Endure, therefore, and you shall conquer.
      Muhammad Ibn Zafar Al-Siquilli


  11. Let mystery have its place in you; do not be always turning up your whole soil with the plowshare of self-examination, but leave a little fallow corner in your heart ready for any seed the winds may bring.
      Henri Frederic Amiel


  12. Remember: It is 10 times harder to command the ear than to catch the eye.
      Duncan Maxwell Anderson


  13. Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
      Anon.


  14. If you fail to plan you plant to fail.
      Anon.


  15. When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.
      Anon.


  16. Always imitate the behavior of winners when you lose.
      Anon.


  17. If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record.
      Anon.


  18. Take care that the face that looks out from the mirror in the morning is a pleasant face. You may not see it again during the day, but others will.
      Anon.


  19. If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
      Anon.


  20. Be kind to your knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.
      Anon.


  21. Be kind to your hair, you'll miss it when it's gone.
      Anon.


  22. Eat whatever thou likest, but dress as others do.
      Arab Proverb


  23. When you are an anvil be patient; when a hammer, strike.
      Arab Proverb


  24. Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
      Arab Proverb


  25. Prepare for the worst; expect the best; an take what comes.
      Hannah Arendt


  26. Choose your friends carefully. Your enemies will choose you.
      Yassir Arafat


  27. Don't condescend to unskilled labor. Try it for half a day first.
      Brooks Atkinson


  28. If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
       John Atkinson


  29. Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
      Marcus Aurelius


  30. The art of living is more like that of wrestling than of dancing; the main thing is to stand firm and be ready for an unseen attack.
      Marcus Aurelius


  31. Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
      Marcus Aurelius


  32. Give full attention and devotion to each act.
      Marcus Aurelius


  33. Leave the wrong done by another where the wrong arose.
      Marcus Aurelius


  34. If it is not right, don't do it; if it is not true, don't say it.
      Marcus Aurelius



  35. - B -
  36. Shop for security over happiness, and you buy it, at that price.
      Richard Bach


  37. There is surely no grrater wisrom than well to time the beginnings and onsets of things.
      Francis Bacon


  38. Seek not proud riches, but such as thou mayest get justly, use soberly, distribute cheerfully, and leave contentedly.
      Francis Bacon


  39. Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
      Francis Bacon


  40. He of whom many are afraid ought himself to fear many.
      Francis Bacon


  41. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
      Lucille Ball


  42. Never practice two vices at once.
      Tallulah Bankhead


  43. You must know the the story of your culture and be proud of your ancestors.
      Romana Banuelos


  44. Avoid contradicting in general, especially people you love.
       Maurice Baring


  45. Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
      James Matthew Barrie


  46. You must learn, day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon.
      Ethel Barrymore


  47. Try to go through life a little bit hungry. You never know when you'll meet someone edible.
      T.J. Bass, Half Past Human (1970)


  48. There is always time to take more time.
      Augusto Roa Bastos


  49. Vilify! Vilify! Some of it will always stick.
      Beaumarchais


  50. To make a good enemy, take a friend; he knows where to strike.
      Marie-Josephine de Suin de Beausacq


  51. Never forget what a man says to you when he is angry.
      Henry Ward Beecher


  52. You need to get up in the morning and say, "Boy, I'm going to -- in my own stupid way -- save the world today.
      Carol Bellamy


  53. When you see a snake, never mind where he came from.
      W.G. Benham


  54. Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
      Arnold Bennett


  55. Call no man foe but never love a stranger.
       Stella Benson


  56. If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.
      Al Bernstein


  57. Don't turn a small problem into a big one. Just say yes to your mother.
      Sally Berger


  58. The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
      Sally Berger


  59. Think twice before you speak to a friend in need.
      Ambrose Bierce


  60. Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat.
      Ambrose Bierce


  61. Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
      Josh Billings


  62. Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
      Josh Billings


  63. Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.
      Josh Billings


  64. Figure out what your most magnificent qualities are and make them indispensible to the people you want to work with. Notice I didn't say "work for."
      Linda Bloodworth-Thomason


  65. Be glad today. Tomorrow may bring tears.
    Be brave today. The darkest night will pass
    And golden rays will usher in the dawn.
    Who conquers now shall rule the coming years.
      Sarah Knowles Bolton


  66. Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
      Erma Bombeck


  67. The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
      Napoleon Bonaparte


  68. If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm.
      Elizabeth Bowen


  69. Shop as though money were a consensual hallucination.
      Andrew Boyd


  70. Accessorize your rebellion.
      Andrew Boyd


  71. Take the kids to see what never was.
      Andrew Boyd


  72. Be profoundly superficial.
      Andrew Boyd


  73. Love the right wrong person.
      Andrew Boyd


  74. Never use intuition.
      Omar Bradley


  75. Always behave like a duck -- keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
      Jacob Braude


  76. If you can't return a favour, pass it on.
      Louise Brown


  77. I believe you are your work. Don't trade the stuff of your life, time, nothing more than dollars. That's a rotten bargain.
      Rita Mae Brown


  78. Better to be the servant of many masters than of another servant.
      Wieslaw Brudzinski


  79. If people turn to look at you on the street, you are not well dressed.
      Beau Brummel


  80. Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.
       Pearl S. Buck


  81. Do not speak harshly to any one; those who are spoken to will answer thee in the same way. Angry speech is painful: blows for blows will touch thee.
      Buddha, The Dhammapada (c. B.C. 300)

  82. O seeker! Rely on nothing until you want nothing.
      Buddha


  83. Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it.
      Buddha


  84. If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
      Edward Bulwer-Lytton


  85. Don't smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.
      Leo F. Buscaglia


  86. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.
      Barbara Bush


  87. Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.
      Anthony Burgess


  88. Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
      Aaron Burr


  89. Everyone should keep a mental waste-paper basket and the older he grows the more things he will consign to it - torn up in unrecoverable tatters.
      Samuel Butler


  90. To make pleasures pleasant, shorten them.
      Charles Buxton



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  92. You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
      Albert Camus.


  93. Don't wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
      Albert Camus


  94. Explain nothing. Put it there. Say it. Leave.
      Elias Canetti


  95. You can get a lot more done with a kind word and a gun, than you can with a kind word alone.
      Al Capone


  96. If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.
      George Carlin


  97. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
      --George Carlin


  98. Be not a slave of words.
      Thomas Carlyle


  99. Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
      Dale Carnegie


  100. If you can't sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there worrying. It's the worry that gets you, not the lack of sleep.
      Dale Carnegie


  101. When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
      Dale Carnegie


  102. Don't get your knickers in a knot. Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny.
      Kathryn Carpenter


  103. Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
       Lewis Carrol, from Alice in Wonderland

  104. Don't get mad. Don't get even. Just get elected, then get even.
      James Carville


  105. If you aren't rich, ou should always look useful.
      Louis-Ferdinand Celine


  106. Never stand begging for what you have the power to earn.
      Miguel de Cervantes


  107. Keep your mouth shut and your eyes open.
      Miguel de Cervantes


  108. Patience, and shuffle the cards.
      Miguel de Cervantes


  109. Let everyone turn himself around, and look at home, and he will find enough to do.
      Miguel de Cervantes


  110. In action, be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.
      Rene Char


  111. Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.
      Lord Chesterfield


  112. You must look into people, as well as at them.
      Lord Chesterfield


  113. Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
      Lord Chesterfield


  114. Whenever a man seeks your advice he generally seeks your praise.
       Lord Chesterfield


  115. Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
      Lord Chesterfield


  116. The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
      G. K. Chesterton


  117. When you walk through your neighbor's melon patch, do not tie your shoe.
      Chinese Proverb


  118. To know the road ahead ask those coming back.
      Chinese Proverb


  119. Never try to catch two frogs with one hand.
      Chinese Proverb


  120. Hold back some goods for a thousand days and you will be sure to sell at a profit.
      Chinese Proverb


  121. Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
      Winston Churchill


  122. If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time--a tremendous whack.
       Winston Churchill


  123. When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
      Winston Churchill


  124. If you're going through hell, keep going.
      Winston Churchill


  125. If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
      Cicero


  126. Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
      Karen Kaiser Clark


  127. Strain every nerve in every possible way to know and experience yourself as you really are.
      The Cloud of Unknowing


  128. You've never seen death? Look in the mirror every day and you will see it like bees working in a glass hive.
      Jean Cocteau


  129. Advice is like snow; the softr it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.
      Samuel Taylor Coleridge


  130. The secret of having a personal life is not answering too many questions about it.
      Joan Collins


  131. Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.
       John Churton Collins


  132. Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
      James Bryant Conant


  133. From now on - specialize; never again make any concession to the ninety-nine percent of you which is like everyon else at the expense of the one percent which is unique.
      Cyril Connolly


  134. No man ever listened himself out of a job.
      Calvin Coolidge


  135. Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake all afternoon.
      Jilly Cooper


  136. Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with People
       Don Corleone from The Godfather by Mario Puzo

  137. Eat bread at pleasure, drink wine by measure.
      Randle Cotgrave


  138. Sunburn is very becoming -- but only when it is even -- one must be careful not to look like a mixed grill.
      Noel Coward


  139. Keeping your clothes well pressed will keep you from looking hard pressed.
      Coleman Cox


  140. There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone, or forbid your kids to do it.
      Monta Crane


  141. Put your trust in God -- but keep your powder dry.
      Oliver Cromwell



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  143. Pistachio nuts, the red ones, solve any problem.
      Paula Danzinger, The Pistachiio Prescription (1978)


  144. Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat-tails.
      Clarence Darrow


  145. Ask counsel of him who governs himself well.
      Leonardo da Vinci


  146. If you want a thing well done, get a couple of old broads to do it.
      Bette Davis


  147. The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed. A man must stay sober: not always, but most of the time.
      Clarence Day


  148. Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
      Charles Dickens


  149. Keep up appearances whatever you do.
      Charles Dickens


  150. Don't bite the hand that has your allowance in it.
      Paul Dickson


  151. Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
      Phyllis Diller


  152. Be nice to your children, for they will choose your rest home.
      Phyllis Diller


  153. Life is too short to be small.
      Benjamin Disraeli


  154. Never take anything for granted.
      Benjamin Disraeli


  155. Never complain and never explain.
      Benjamin Disraeli


  156. Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
      Benjamin Disraeli


  157. Read no history; nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
      Benjamin Disraeli


  158. Damn your principles. Stick to your party.
      Benjamin Disraeli


  159. Beware the fury of a patient man.
      John Dryden, Oedipus, 1679

  160. Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
       Finley Peter Dunne


  161. Win any way as long as you can get away with it. Nice guys finish last.
      Leo Durocher



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