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Knute RockneWho said, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going?"
P.T. Barnum Who is noted for saying, "There's a sucker born every minute."?


Who said, "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." (It's not Shakespeare)


Whosaid, "That which doesn't kill me makes me stronger?

Patrick Henry

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

Familiar Quotes 

“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 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 Franklin

“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 be-Robert 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 scorned-William Congreve

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness"-Mark Twain

“Put all your eggs in one basket, then watch that basket--Mark 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 travelled.”-Robert Frost

“Good fences make good neighbors.”-Robert Frost

“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

“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

"Now, i have become death, the destroyer of worlds."-Robert Openheimer

“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

“Our smile is for people who have forgotten how to smile.”-Mother Teresa

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