P.T. Barnum

Who said, “There is a sucker born every minute.”


John Keats

What poet wrote, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”

Ans: John Keats


Who said, “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”

Ans: Alexander Pope

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Who said, “It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.”

Ans: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Who said, “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains”

Ans: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Freidrich Neitzche

Who said, “That which doesn’t kill me makes me stronger?

Ans: Freidrich Neitzche

William Congreve

Who said, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” (It’s not Shakespeare)

Ans: William Congreve

Patrick Henry

In 1775, who exclaimed to the Virginia congress, “Give me liberty or give me death!”


  • “When you have fears, do not fear to abandon them.”Confucius
  • “The mind is everything; what you think, you become.”Buddha
  • “All things are possible to him that believes.”Jesus
  • “The meek shall inherit the Earth.”Jesus
  • “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”Lao Tzu
  • “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates
  • “Slow but steady wins the race.”Aesop
  • “A soft answer turns away wrath.”Solomon
  • “Man does not live by bread alone.”Moses, repeated by Jesus
  • “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.”Samuel Johnson
  • “A jug of wine, loaf bread and thou.”Omar Khayyam (The Rubaiyat)
  • “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”St. Augustine
  • “If I have seen further, it is from standing on the shoulders of giants.”Sir Isaac Newton
  • “The proof of the pudding is in the eating.”Miguel de Cervantes
  • “Give the devil his due.” Miguel de Cervantes
  • “The devil can cite scripture for his own purpose.”William Shakespeare
  • “Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.”William Shakespeare
  • “Brevity is the soul of wit.”William Shakespeare
  • “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.”Alexander Pope
  • “A little learning is a dangerous thing.”Alexander Pope
  • “Hope springs eternal in the human breast.”Alexander Pope
  • “In Xanadu did Kublai Khan a stately pleasure dome decree.”Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.”Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • “I’ve loved the stars to fondly to be fearful of the night.”Galileo Galilei
  • “Knowledge is power.”Francis Bacon
  • “Time and tide wait for no man.”Unknown
  • “They also serve who only stand and wait.” John Milton
  • “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)
  • “It is a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done.”Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)
  • “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “A room without books is like a body without a soul. “G.K. Chesterton
  • “I can resist anything but temptation.”Oscar Wilde
  • “Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.”Richard Lovelace
  • “That which doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.”Fredrich Nietzsche
  • “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.”Voltaire
  • “Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.”Jean Jacques Rousseau
  • “I think, therefore I am.”Rene Descartes
  • “L’etat c’est moi” (I am the state)Louis XIV
  • “Never complain and never explain.”Benjamin Disraeli
  • “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”Benjamin Franklin
  • “Little strokes fell great oaks.”Benjamin Franklin
  • “There was never a good war, or a bad peace”Benjamin Franklin
  • “Nothing is certain but death and taxes.”Benjamin Franklin
  • “I have not yet begun to fight.” John Paul Jones
  • “These are the times that try men’s souls.” Thomas Paine
  • “Give me liberty or give me death!” Patrick Henry
  • “I regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” Nathan Hale
  • “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.”William Prescott (Battle of Bunker Hill)
  • “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”Oliver Hazard Perry (Battle of Lake Erie)
  • “Gridley, you may fire when ready.”Commodore Dewey
  • “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”Admiral David Farragut (Battle of Mobile Bay)
  • “My country, right or wrong.”Stephan Decatur
  • “War is cruelty, you cannot refine it.”William Tecumseh Sherman
  • “An army marches on its stomach.”Napoleon
  • “From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step.”Napoleon
  • “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.”John Curran
  • “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise”Thomas Grey
  • “They that sleep with dogs will rise with fleas.”John Webster
  • “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”Percy Bysshe Shelly
  • “Hail to thee, Blythe Spirit.”Percy Bysshe Shelly
  • “Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.”Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Hitch your wagon to a star.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “God is in His Heaven, all’s right with the world.”Robert Browning
  • “Come grow old with me, the best is yet to beRobert Browning
  • “Whosoever loves, believes the impossible.”Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • “The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation.”Henry David Thoreau (Walden)
  • “Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.”Emily Dickinson
  • “Because I could not stop for death, he stopped for me.”Emily Dickinson
  • “Hope is the thing that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words.”-Emily Dickenson
  • “My candle’s burning at both ends.”Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”John Keats
  • “Truth is beauty.”John Keats
  • “Hell hath no fury like a woman scornedWilliam Congreve
  • “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness”Mark Twain
  • “Put all your eggs in one basket, then watch that basketMark Twain
  • “Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”Oscar Wilde
  • “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.”Gertrude Stein
  • “I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.”Robert Frost
  • “Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled.”Robert Frost
  • “Good fences make good neighbors.”Robert Frost
  • “Man’s ego is the fountainhead of human progress”Ayn Rand
  • “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.”Robert Frost
  • “I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.”Ernest Henley
  • “East is east and west is west and never the twain shall meet.”Rudyard Kipling
  • “I have nothing to declare but my genius.” (to U.S. Customs)Oscar Wilde
  • “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”Arthur C. Clarke
  • “Religion is the opium of the people.”Karl Marx
  • “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.”Karl Marx
  • “How can the consent of the governed be given, if the right to vote be denied?”Susan B Anthony
  • “We need religion for religion’s sake, morality for morality’s sake and art for art’s sake.”Victor Cousins
  • “All power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely.”John Acton
  • “There is a sucker born every minute.”P. T. Barnum
  • “I never met a man I didn’t like.”Will Rogers
  • “Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.”Dorothy Parker
  • “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?”Langston Hughes
  • “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration”Thomas Edison
  • “Go west, young man.”Horace Greeley
  • “There, but for the grace of God, go I.”John Bradford
  • “Liberty and union, now and forever, one and inseparable.”Daniel Webster
  • “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”Abraham Lincoln
  • “We need to make the world safe for democracy.”.Woodrow Wilson
  • “The business of America is business.”Calvin Coolidge
  • “The buck stops here.”Harry S Truman
  • “I don’t get ulcers, I give them.”Lyndon Baines Johnson
  • “I would give anything not to be standing here today.”Lyndon Baines Johnson
  • “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”John F. Kennedy
  • “Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.”Henry Kissinger
  • “An iron curtain has descended across the continent.”Winston Churchill
  • “We are in a cold peace.”Trygve Lie
  • “The customer is always right.”Marshall Field
  • “The public be damned.” Cornelius Vanderbilt
  • “The medium is the message.” Marshall McLuhan
  • “Television is a vast wasteland.” Newton Minow
  • “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Knute Rockne
  • “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.”Vince Lombardi
  • “The game ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”Yogi Berra
  • “Nice guys finish last.”Leo Durocher
  • “It’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.”-Grantland Rice
  • “In the future everyone will be world famous for fifteen minutes.”Andy Warhol
  • “History is more or less bunk.”Henry Ford
  • “Flower power.”Allen Ginsberg
  • “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness” Allan Ginsberg (from Howl)
  • “There is no such thing as a free lunch.”Milton Freedman
  • “God does not play dice with the universe.” Albert Einstein
  • “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”Mahatma Gandhi
  • “I have a dream!”Martin Luthar King
  • “Can’t we all just get along?”Rodney King
  • “Our smile is for people who have forgotten how to smile.”.Mother Teresa

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