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- I -
  1. To a quick question, give a slow answer.
      Italian Proverb



  2. - J -
  3. Forgive everybody but yourself.
      Holbrook Jackson


  4. Don't try to convert the elderly person; circumvent him.
      Holbrook Jackson


  5. Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.
      Henry James


  6. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
      William James


  7. Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
      William James


  8. Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
      William James


  9. Do every day or two something for no other reason than you would rather not do it, so that when the hour of dire need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved and untrained to stand the test.
      William James


  10. Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook.
      Thomas Jefferson


  11. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
      Thomas Jefferson.


  12. Have the courage to act instead of react.
      Earlene Larson Jenks


  13. If you haven't struck oil in the first three minutes--stop boring!
       George Jessel


  14. What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your tongue.
      Jewish Proverb


  15. Cheer up! The worst is yet to come!
      Philander Chase Johnson [in 'Everybody;'s Magazine', 1920]

  16. Resolve not to be poor: whatever you have, spend less. Poverty is a great enemy to human happiness; it certainly destroys liberty, and it makes some virtues impracticable, and others extremely difficult.
      Samuel Johnson [letter, 1782]

  17. Never speak of a man in his own presence. It is indelicate and may be offensive.
      Samuel Johnson


  18. Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.
      Samuel Johnson


  19. If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.
      Sanuel Johnson [letter, 1779]

  20. Never worry about the things you can replace, worry only about the things you can't replace.
      Winnie Johnson


  21. Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
      Erica Jong


  22. Keep thy shop and thy shop will keep thee.
      Ben Jonson


  23. Calumnies are answered best with silence.
      Ben Jonson, ['Volpone', 1605]

  24. Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got.
      Janis Joplin


  25. Never cut what you can untie.
      Joseph Joubert



  26. - K -
  27. In the fight between you and the world, back the world.
      Franz Kafka.


  28. When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
      Henry J. Kaiser


  29. Don't agonize, organize.
      Florynce Kennedy


  30. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
      John F. Kennedy


  31. Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
      Corita Kent


  32. When your conscience says law is immoral, don't follow it.
      Jack Kevorkian


  33. When you are right, you cannot be too radical; When you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.
       Martin Luther King, Jr.


  34. Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.
      Rudyard Kipling


  35. Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears.
      Rudyard Kipling


  36. Don't gather birds together if you fear the sound of wings.
      Ahmadou Kourouma


  37. Do not learn more than you absolutely need to get through life.
      Karl Kraus


  38. Life is short; live it up.
      Nikita Krushchev


  39. If you cannot catch a Bird of Paradise, better take a wet hen.
      Nikita Kruschev



  40. - L -
  41. Consult duty, not events.
      Walter Savage Landor


  42. As you treat your body, so your house, your domestics, your enemies, your friends--dress is a table of your contents.
      Johann kaspar Lavater


  43. Never saw the branch you are sittin on, unless they are trying to hang you from it.
      Stanislaw Lec


  44. Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never do less.
      Robert E. Lee


  45. Think wrongly, if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.
      Doris Lessing


  46. If your wife wants to learn to drive, don't stand in her way.
      Stan Levenson


  47. You can fool all of the people all of the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough.
      Joseph E. Levine


  48. How do you make a million? Start with $900,000.
      Stephen Lewis


  49. Doubt everything at least once, even the proposition that twice two is four.
      Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


  50. Be attentive, feel nothing in vain, measure and compare: this is the whole law of philosophy.
      Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


  51. Do not judge God's world from your own. Trim your own hedge as you wish and plant your flowers in the patterns you can understand, but do not judge the garden of nature from your little window box.
      Georg Christoph Lichtenberg


  52. In the belly of the beast--be indigestible.
      Daniel Liebert


  53. Whatever you are, be a good one.
      Abraham Lincoln


  54. Let us have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
       Abraham Lincoln


  55. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
      Abraham Lincoln


  56. You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was..
      Abraham Lincoln


  57. It is better to stay silent and let people think you are an idiot than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
      Abraham Lincoln


  58. No problem is so big and complicated that it can't be run away from.
      Linus (Peanuts character by Charles Schultz)


  59. Run to daylight.
       Vince Lombardi


  60. No man is so poor as to have nothing worth giving.
      Henry Wadsworth Lonfellow


  61. Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
      James Russel Lowell



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