Thursday, October 14, 2010

Famous and Favorite Quotes

Beauty's in the eye of the beholder.
-Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, quoted in Molly Bawn

Constancy is the foundation of virtues.
-Francis Bacon, De Augmentia Scientiarum Pt. i, bk. vi, sec. 23

Rugged the breast that beauty cannot tame.
-John Codrington Bampfylde, "Sonnet in Praise of Delia"

One joy dispels a hundred cares.

Beware the fury of a patient man.
-John Dryden, Absalom and Achitophel Pt. I

Great actions speak great minds.
-John Fletcher, The Prophetess Act ii, sc. 3

Always listen to experts.
They're tell you what can't be done and why.
Then do it.
-Robert Heinlen

Anger is momentary madness.
(Ira furor brevis est.)
-Horace, Epistles Bk. i, epis, ii

Nothing under the sun is accidental.
-Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Emilia Galotti Act vi, sc. 3

I have Immortal longings in me.
-William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra Act v, sc. 2

You cannot define talent.
All you can do is build the greenhouse and see if it grows. -William P. Steven

Win without boasting. Lose without excuse.
-Albert Payson Terhune

[We must] either find a way or make one

"Prevention is better than cure"

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