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"The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not." Make picture quote!
"The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself." Make picture quote!
"The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves." Make picture quote!
"The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years." Make picture quote!
"The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it." Make picture quote!
"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react." Make picture quote!
"The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man." Make picture quote!
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." Make picture quote!
"The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong." Make picture quote!
"The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." Make picture quote!
"Science never solves a problem without creating ten more." Make picture quote!
"The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time." Make picture quote!
"The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people." Make picture quote!
"The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things." Make picture quote!
"The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel." Make picture quote!
"The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business." Make picture quote!
"The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech." Make picture quote!
"The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor." Make picture quote!
"The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity." Make picture quote!
"The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation." Make picture quote!
"The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office." Make picture quote!
"Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing." Make picture quote!
"She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech." Make picture quote!
"Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn." Make picture quote!
"Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English." Make picture quote!
"Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?" Make picture quote!
"Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive." Make picture quote!
"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time." Make picture quote!
"Syllables govern the world." Make picture quote!
"Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get." Make picture quote!
"The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life." Make picture quote!
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there." Make picture quote!
"The love of economy is the root of all virtue." Make picture quote!
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." Make picture quote!
"The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier." Make picture quote!
"The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me." Make picture quote!
"The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship." Make picture quote!
"There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it." Make picture quote!
"The golden rule is that there are no golden rules." Make picture quote!
"There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses." Make picture quote!
"The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic." Make picture quote!
"The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else." Make picture quote!
"The art of government is the organisation of idolatry." Make picture quote!
"You cannot be a hero without being a coward." Make picture quote!
"There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage." Make picture quote!
"When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any." Make picture quote!
"When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity." Make picture quote!
"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty." Make picture quote!
"When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work." Make picture quote!
"Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course." Make picture quote!
"Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!" Make picture quote!
"Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me." Make picture quote!
"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable." Make picture quote!
"What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?" Make picture quote!
"You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub." Make picture quote!
"What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?" Make picture quote!
"You see things; and you say Why? But I dream things that never were; and I say Why not?" Make picture quote!
"You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul." Make picture quote!
"A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income." Make picture quote!
"A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic." Make picture quote!
"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education." Make picture quote!
"A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out." Make picture quote!
"You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race." Make picture quote!
"Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children." Make picture quote!
"Youth is wasted on the young." Make picture quote!
"You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live." Make picture quote!
"We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth." Make picture quote!
"There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it." Make picture quote!
"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." Make picture quote!
"Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love." Make picture quote!
"There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot." Make picture quote!
"Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children." Make picture quote!
"Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying." Make picture quote!
"Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none." Make picture quote!
"Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself." Make picture quote!
"Very few people can afford to be poor." Make picture quote!
"What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child." Make picture quote!
"Virtue is insufficient temptation." Make picture quote!
"There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it." Make picture quote!
"We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future." Make picture quote!
"We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money." Make picture quote!
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." Make picture quote!
"We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it." Make picture quote!
"We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience." Make picture quote!
"We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be." Make picture quote!
"We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation." Make picture quote!
"What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts." Make picture quote!
"Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it." Make picture quote!
"I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while." Make picture quote!
"I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad." Make picture quote!
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul." Make picture quote!
"A happy family is but an earlier heaven." Make picture quote!
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." Make picture quote!
"A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold." Make picture quote!
"A man never tells you anything until you contradict him." Make picture quote!
"In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it." Make picture quote!
"A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception." Make picture quote!
"I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me." Make picture quote!
"A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes." Make picture quote!
"Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad." Make picture quote!
"All great truths begin as blasphemies." Make picture quote!
"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." Make picture quote!
"Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them." Make picture quote!
"An asylum for the sane would be empty in America." Make picture quote!
"An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it." Make picture quote!
"An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable." Make picture quote!
"A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage." Make picture quote!
"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience." Make picture quote!
"In heaven an angel is nobody in particular." Make picture quote!
"In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win." Make picture quote!
"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." Make picture quote!
"If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example." Make picture quote!
"If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters." Make picture quote!
"If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves." Make picture quote!
"If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance." Make picture quote!
"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance." Make picture quote!
"I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality." Make picture quote!
"If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do." Make picture quote!
"I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it." Make picture quote!
"If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion." Make picture quote!
"I'm an atheist and I thank God for it." Make picture quote!
"I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence." Make picture quote!
"I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake." Make picture quote!
"I want to be all used up when I die." Make picture quote!
"I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation." Make picture quote!
"I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people." Make picture quote!
"Assassination is the extreme form of censorship." Make picture quote!
"If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all." Make picture quote!
"Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not." Make picture quote!
"Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it." Make picture quote!
"Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough." Make picture quote!
"Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does." Make picture quote!
"Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics." Make picture quote!
"Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious." Make picture quote!
"Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week." Make picture quote!
"Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare." Make picture quote!
"England and America are two countries separated by the same language." Make picture quote!
"General consultant to mankind." Make picture quote!
"Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness." Make picture quote!
"He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career." Make picture quote!
"He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches." Make picture quote!
"He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage." Make picture quote!
"Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history." Make picture quote!
"Hell is full of musical amateurs." Make picture quote!
"Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo." Make picture quote!
"Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid." Make picture quote!
"I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist." Make picture quote!
"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity." Make picture quote!
"Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own." Make picture quote!
"Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life." Make picture quote!
"Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended." Make picture quote!
"Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?" Make picture quote!
"Better never than late." Make picture quote!
"Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance." Make picture quote!
"Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself." Make picture quote!
"Every man over forty is a scoundrel." Make picture quote!
"Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads." Make picture quote!
"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends." Make picture quote!
"Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men." Make picture quote!
"Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt." Make picture quote!
"Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire." Make picture quote!
"Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." Make picture quote!
"Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few." Make picture quote!
"Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same." Make picture quote!
"Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed." Make picture quote!
"Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force." Make picture quote!
"I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy." Make picture quote!
"Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability." Make picture quote!
"Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity." Make picture quote!
"Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us." Make picture quote!
"Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open." Make picture quote!
"Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long." Make picture quote!
"Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else." Make picture quote!
"Life would be tolerable but for its amusements." Make picture quote!
"Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent." Make picture quote!
"Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience." Make picture quote!
"Lack of money is the root of all evil." Make picture quote!
"Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness." Make picture quote!
"It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right." Make picture quote!
"It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture." Make picture quote!
"It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics." Make picture quote!
"It is most unwise for people in love to marry." Make picture quote!
"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid." Make picture quote!
"It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace." Make picture quote!
"Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth." Make picture quote!
"All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it." Make picture quote!
"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh." Make picture quote!
"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it." Make picture quote!
"Property is organized robbery." Make picture quote!
"Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." Make picture quote!
"Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it." Make picture quote!
"Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability." Make picture quote!
"Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes." Make picture quote!
"Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family." Make picture quote!
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." Make picture quote!
"Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous." Make picture quote!
"Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power." Make picture quote!
"One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't." Make picture quote!
"Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world." Make picture quote!
"Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him." Make picture quote!
"Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles." Make picture quote!
"Most people do not pray; they only beg." Make picture quote!
"People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them." Make picture quote!
"My reputation grows with every failure." Make picture quote!
"No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means." Make picture quote!
"No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect." Make picture quote!
"No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious." Make picture quote!
"Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done." Make picture quote!
"Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious." Make picture quote!
"Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food." Make picture quote!
"A lifetime of happiness No man alive could bear it it would be hell on earth." Make picture quote!
"A pessimist is a man who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself, and hates them for it." Make picture quote!
"All censorships exist to prevent any one from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships." Make picture quote!
"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute." Make picture quote!
"Disobedience, the rarest and most courageous of the virtues, is seldom distinguished from neglect, the laziest and commonest of the vices." Make picture quote!
"Few people think more than two or three times a year I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week." Make picture quote!
"Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!" Make picture quote!
"I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind." Make picture quote!
"I never climbed any ladder: I have achieved eminence by sheer gravitation." Make picture quote!
"If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas." Make picture quote!
"Life is no `brief candle' to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I've got to hold up for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. " Make picture quote!
"Let me give you one definition of ethics: It is good to maintain life and to further life; it is bad to damage and destroy life. And this ethic, profound, universal, has the significance of a religion. It is religion." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"Self-denial is not a virtue it is only the effect of prudence on rascality." Make picture quote!
"Set me anything to do as a task, and it is inconceivable the desire I have do something else." Make picture quote!
"So it is with minds. Unless you keep them busy with some definite subject that will bridle and control them, they throw themselves in disorder hither and yon in the vague field of imagination ... And there is no mad or idle fancy that they do not bring f" Make picture quote!
"The liars punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else" Make picture quote!
"Successful people in this world are those who get up and look for circumstances they want. If you can't find them, then make them. " Make picture quote!
"When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree." Make picture quote!
"The love of money is the root of all virtue." Make picture quote!
"The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is." Make picture quote!
"There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it." Make picture quote!
"There is only one universal passion fear." Make picture quote!
"Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die and do not outlive yourself." Make picture quote!
"What is life but a seires of inspired follies The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance it doesn't come every day." Make picture quote!
"When a man tells you he got rich by hard work, ask him whose." Make picture quote!
"with the black marble which gives the fireplace the air of a miniature family vault, to suggest early Victorian commercial respectability, belief in money, Bible fetichism, fear of hell always at war with fear of poverty, instinctive horror of the pass" Make picture quote!
"You see things and say "Why?" but I dream of things that never were and say "Why not?" " Make picture quote!




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