Random Quotes

Welcome to Quote Meanings. This page lists the 30 random quotes we have in our database and soon will provide users a means to discuss the meanings of quotes listed here. It is updated with new quotes every minute.

Not even the gods fight against necessity.

- Simonides

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Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff - it is a palliative rather than a remedy.

- Peter de Vries

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There are many in the world dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

- Mother Teresa

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"Home is where you wear your hat.

- Buckaroo Banzai

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True thoughts have duration in themselves. If the thoughts endure, the seed is enduring; if the seed endures, the energy endures; if the energy endures, then will the spirit endure. The spirit is thought; thought is the heart; the heart is the fire; the fire is the Elixir.

- Lu Yen

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Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.

- Brendan Gill

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About Superman and Batman: the former is how America views itself, the latter, darker character is how the rest of the world views America.

- Michael Caine

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Talk unbelief, and you will have unbelief; but talk faith, and you will have faith. According to the seed sown will be the harvest.

- Ellen G. White

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Is virtue a thing remote? I wish to be virtuous, and lo! Virtue is at hand.

- Confucius

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Our most important decisions are made while we are thinking about something else.

- Mason Cooley

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A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.

- Logan P. Smith

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The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.

- Vidal Sassoon

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The only "ism" hollywood believes in is plagiarism.

- Dorothy Parker

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This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,--
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.

- William Shakespeare

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When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

- Jonathan Swift

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All the sounds of the earth are like music.

- Oscar Hammerstein II

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The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.

- John Locke

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The thrush in my back yard sings down his nose in liquid runs of melody, over and over again, and I have the strongest impression that he does this for his own pleasure. It is a meditative, questioning kind of music, and I cannot believe that he issimply saying "thrush here."

- Lewis Thomas

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Brass bands are all very well in their place - outdoors and several miles away.

- Sir Thomas Beecham

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Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent.

- Laurence J. Peter

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I cannot tell what the dickens his name is.

- William Shakespeare

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All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

- T. E. Lawrence

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Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.

- Dhammapada Buddha

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Anybody can win, unless there happens to be a second entry.

- George Ade

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We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.

- Eric Berne

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Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

- Sir Winston Churchill

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The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.

- Somerset Maugham

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I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

- Ansel Adams

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Conversation is an art in which a man has all mankind for competitors.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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False enchantment can last a lifetime.

- W. H. Auden

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