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A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.
~Cyrano de Bergerac


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A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
~Ingrid Bergman


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Tis not love's going hurts my days, but that it went in little ways.
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)  

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A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
~Albert Einstein

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
~Albert Einstein

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
~Albert Einstein

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?
~Albert Einstein

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
~Albert Einstein

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
~Albert Einstein

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
~Albert Einstein

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man's actions.
~Albert Einstein

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
~Albert Einstein

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
~Albert Einstein

Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.
~Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
~Albert Einstein

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
~Albert Einstein

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
~Albert Einstein

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.
~Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
~Albert Einstein

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
~Albert Einstein

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
~Albert Einstein

Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.
~Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
~Albert Einstein

Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)  

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A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
~Abraham Lincoln

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
~Abraham Lincoln

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
~Abraham Lincoln

All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother.
~Abraham Lincoln

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
~Abraham Lincoln

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
~Abraham Lincoln

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
~Abraham Lincoln

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
~Abraham Lincoln

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
~Abraham Lincoln

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
~Abraham Lincoln

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.
~Abraham Lincoln

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
~Abraham Lincoln

As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
~Abraham Lincoln

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
~Abraham Lincoln

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
~Abraham Lincoln

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

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
~Abraham Lincoln

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
~Abraham Lincoln

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
~Abraham Lincoln

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
~Abraham Lincoln

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)  

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The play was a great success, but the audience was a disaster.
~Oscar Wilde | Acting and the Theatre Quotes

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
~Oscar Wilde | Advice Quotes

(A country where) the young are always ready to give to those who are older than themselves the full benefits of their inexperience.
~Oscar Wilde | America and Americans Quotes

Good artists exist simply in what they make, and consequently are perfectly uninteresting in what they are.
~Oscar Wilde | Art and the Artist Quotes

There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
~Oscar Wilde | Censorship Quotes

At every single moment of one's life, one is going to be no less than what one has been.
~Oscar Wilde | Character and Personality Quotes

Anybody can be good in the country. There are no temptations there.
~Oscar Wilde | The City and the Country Quotes

Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
~Oscar Wilde | Consistency Quotes

If England treats her criminals the way she has treated me, she doesn't deserve to have any.
~Oscar Wilde | Crime and Punishment Quotes

When critics disagree, the artist is in accord with himself.
~Oscar Wilde | Critics and Criticism Quotes

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
~Oscar Wilde | Cynicism Quotes

He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him.
~Oscar Wilde | Enemies Quotes

A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
~Oscar Wilde | Enemies Quotes

Experience is the name so many people give to their mistakes.
~Oscar Wilde | Experience Quotes

The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
~Oscar Wilde | Fear Quotes

The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
~Oscar Wilde | Genius Quotes

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves we feel that no one else has the right to blame us.
~Oscar Wilde | Hypocrisy Quotes

I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy.
~Oscar Wilde | Hypocrisy Quotes

I am not young enough to know everything.
~Oscar Wilde | Knowledge Quotes

For he who lives more lives than one, more deaths than one must die.
~Oscar Wilde | Life Quotes

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us.
~Oscar Wilde | Memory Quotes

Men become old, but they never become good.
~Oscar Wilde | Men Quotes

Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are.
~Oscar Wilde | Men and Women Quotes

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
~Oscar Wilde | Men and Women Quotes

To become the spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
~Oscar Wilde | Observation Quotes

Pessimist - one who, when he has the choice of two evils, chooses both.
~Oscar Wilde | Optimism and Pessimism Quotes

Adversity Quotes  

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If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience.
~Robert Fulghum

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
~M. Kathleen Casey

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

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.
~Author Unknown

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.
~Author Unknown

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
~William Shakespeare, Othello

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
~Harry Golden

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't run away from trouble. There ain't no place that far.
~Uncle Remus

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
~Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.
~Rona Barrett

Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
~Garth Brooks

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.
~Garrison Keillor

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies. ~Erich Fromm

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.
~Jewish Proverb

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
~Rose F. Kennedy

You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave. ~Henry Ward Beecher