1. I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.
  2. I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.
  3. I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire. And it also puts our worries in perspective.
  4. I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.
  5. I am just a child who has never grown up. I still keep asking these ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions. Occasionally, I find an answer.
  6. I am in touch with a company that hopes to replicate my voice. However, they are not replicating my original voice – if they did that, I would sound like a man in his 20s, which would be very strange! They are actually trying to replicate the synthesizer that sits on my wheelchair.
  7. However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
  8. God not only plays dice, but also sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
  9. God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.
  10. God may exist, but science can explain the universe without the need for a creator.
  11. God is the name people give to the reason we are here. But I think that reason is the laws of physics rather than someone with whom one can have a personal relationship. An impersonal God.
  12. For years, my early work with Roger Penrose seemed to be a disaster for science. It showed that the universe must have begun with a singularity, if Einstein’s general theory of relativity is correct. That appeared to indicate that science could not predict how the universe would begin.
  13. Exploration by real people inspires us.
  14. Evolution has ensured that our brains just aren’t equipped to visualise 11 dimensions directly. However, from a purely mathematical point of view it’s just as easy to think in 11 dimensions, as it is to think in three or four.
  15. Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?
  16. Even if it turns out that time travel is impossible, it is important that we understand why it is impossible.
  17. Earth might one day soon resemble the planet Venus.
  18. Cosmology is a rapidly advancing field.
  19. Computers double their performance every month.
  20. Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world, especially in my field.
  21. Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe.
  22. Before I lost my voice, it was slurred, so only those close to me could understand, but with the computer voice, I found I could give popular lectures. I enjoy communicating science. It is important that the public understands basic science, if they are not to leave vital decisions to others.
  23. Before 1915, space and time were thought of as a fixed arena in which events took place, but which was not affected by what happened in it. Space and time are now dynamic quantities… space and time not only affect but are also affected by everything that happens in the universe.
  24. Because there is a law such as gravity, the universe can and will create itself from nothing.
  25. As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us – aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone.
  26. As a child, I wanted to know how things worked and to control them. With a friend, I built a number of complicated models that I could control.
  27. As Irving Good realised in 1965, machines with superhuman intelligence could repeatedly improve their design even further, triggering what Vernor Vinge called a ‘singularity.’
  28. Among physicists, I’m respected I hope.
  29. Although almost every theoretical physicist agrees with my prediction that a black hole should glow like a hot body, it would be very difficult to verify experimentally because the temperature of a macroscopic black hole is so low.
  30. Although September 11 was horrible, it didn’t threaten the survival of the human race, like nuclear weapons do.
  31. All my adult life people have been helping me.
  32. According to ‘M’ theory, ours is not the only universe. Instead, ‘M’ theory predicts that a great many universes were created out of nothing.
  33. A zero-gravity flight is a first step toward space travel.
  34. A few years ago, the city council of Monza, Italy, barred pet owners from keeping goldfish in curved bowls… saying that it is cruel to keep a fish in a bowl with curved sides because, gazing out, the fish would have a distorted view of reality. But how do we know we have the true, undistorted picture of reality?
  35. ‘The Simpsons’ appearances were great fun. But I don’t take them too seriously. I think ‘The Simpsons’ have treated my disability responsibly.
  36. You cannot open a book without learning something.
  37. Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?
  38. Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.
  39. Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
  40. Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
  41. When you know a thing, to hold that you know it, and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it – this is knowledge.
  42. When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
  43. When we see persons of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see persons of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
  44. When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.
  45. When anger rises, think of the consequences.
  46. What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.
  47. We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
  48. Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
  49. Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
  50. To those whose talents are above mediocrity, the highest subjects may be announced. To those who are below mediocrity, the highest subjects may not be announced.
  51. To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage, or of principle.
  52. To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
  53. To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
  54. To rule a country of a thousand chariots, there must be reverent attention to business, and sincerity; economy in expenditure, and love for men; and the employment of the people at the proper seasons.
  55. To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.
  56. To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.
  57. To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
  58. To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
  59. They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
  60. There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest. The second is limitation, which is the easiest. The third is experience, which is the bitterest.
  61. The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
  62. The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
  63. The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
  64. The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success only comes later.
  65. The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
  66. The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
  67. The superior man does not, even for the space of a single meal, act contrary to virtue. In moments of haste, he cleaves to it. In seasons of danger, he cleaves to it.
  68. The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his action.
  69. The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
  70. The object of the superior man is truth.
  71. The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.
  72. The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue.
  73. The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon. They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them.
  74. The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.
  75. The cautious seldom err.
  76. The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
  77. Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
  78. Study the past, if you would divine the future.
  79. 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.
  80. Silence is a true friend who never betrays.
  81. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance.
  82. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  83. Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
  84. Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
  85. Never give a sword to a man who can’t dance.
  86. Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
  87. Look not at what is contrary to propriety; listen not to what is contrary to propriety; speak not what is contrary to propriety; make no movement which is contrary to propriety.
  88. Look at the means which a man employs, consider his motives, observe his pleasures. A man simply cannot conceal himself!
  89. Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
  90. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
  91. It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
  92. It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.
  93. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
  94. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
  95. Instead of being concerned that you have no office, be concerned to think how you may fit yourself for office. Instead of being concerned that you are not known, seek to be worthy of being known.
  96. In a country well governed, poverty is something to be ashamed of. In a country badly governed, wealth is something to be ashamed of.
  97. If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
  98. If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?
  99. If we don’t know life, how can we know death?
  100. If some years were added to my life, I would give fifty to the study of the Yi, and then I might come to be without great faults.
  101. If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
  102. I will not be concerned at other men’s not knowing me; I will be concerned at my own want of ability.
  103. I want you to be everything that’s you, deep at the center of your being.
  104. I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand.
  105. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
  106. I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge; I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.
  107. Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.
  108. How to play music may be known. At the commencement of the piece, all the parts should sound together. As it proceeds, they should be in harmony while severally distinct and flowing without break, and thus on to the conclusion.
  109. Heaven means to be one with God.
  110. He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
  111. He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
  112. He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
  113. He who acts with a constant view to his own advantage will be much murmured against.
  114. Go before the people with your example, and be laborious in their affairs.
  115. Faced with what is right, to leave it undone shows a lack of courage.
  116. Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.
  117. Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
  118. Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.
  119. Death and life have their determined appointments; riches and honors depend upon heaven.
  120. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
  121. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
  122. Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
  123. An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
  124. Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
  125. A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.
  126. A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
  127. A gentleman would be ashamed should his deeds not match his words.
  128. You may think it was a very little thing, and in these days it seems to me like a trifle, but it was a most important incident in my life. I could scarcely credit that I, the poor boy, had earned a dollar in less than a day; that by honest work, I had earned a dollar. I was a more hopeful and thoughtful boy from that time.
  129. You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
  130. You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
  131. You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
  132. With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
  133. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
  134. With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds.
  135. Why was the amendment, expressly declaring the right of the people to exclude slavery, voted down? Plainly enough now, the adoption of it would have spoiled the niche for the Dred Scott decision.
  136. Whether slavery shall go into Nebraska, or other new territories, is not a matter of exclusive concern to the people who may go there. The whole nation is interested that the best use shall be made of these territories. We want them for the homes of free white people.
  137. Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
  138. When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it’s best to let him run.
  139. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government – that is despotism.
  140. When Southern people tell us they are no more responsible for the origin of slavery than we are, I acknowledge the fact. When it is said that the institution exists, and that it is very difficult to get rid of it in any satisfactory way, I can understand and appreciate the saying.
  141. When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
  142. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
  143. When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
  144. Whatever you are, be a good one.
  145. Whatever woman may cast her lot with mine, should any ever do so, it is my intention to do all in my power to make her happy and contented; and there is nothing I can imagine that would make me more unhappy than to fail in the effort.
  146. What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
  147. We think the Dred Scott decision is erroneous. We know the court that made it has often overruled its own decisions, and we shall do what we can to have it overrule this.
  148. We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
  149. We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
  150. We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
  151. We have all heard of the animal standing in doubt between two stacks of hay and starving to death, the like of which would never happen to Gen. Cass. Place stacks a thousand miles apart: he would stand stock still, midway between them, and eat them both at once; and the green grass along the line would be apt to suffer some, too, at the same time.
  152. We find ourselves under the government of a system of political institutions, conducing more essentially to the ends of civil and religious liberty, than any of which the history of former times tells us.
  153. We can succeed only by concert. It is not, ‘Can any of us imagine better,’ but, ‘Can we all do better?’
  154. Upon the subjects of which I have treated, I have spoken as I have thought. I may be wrong in regard to any or all of them; but, holding it a sound maxim that it is better only sometimes to be right than at all times to be wrong, so soon as I discover my opinions to be erroneous, I shall be ready to renounce them.
  155. Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.
  156. True patriotism is better than the wrong kind of piety.
  157. Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
  158. To the best of my judgment, I have labored for, and not against, the Union. As I have not felt, so I have not expressed any harsh sentiment towards our Southern brethren. I have constantly declared, as I really believed, the only difference between them and us is the difference of circumstances.
  159. To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.
  160. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and under the rule of a just God, cannot long retain it.
  161. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
  162. This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
  163. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
  164. These men ask for just the same thing, fairness, and fairness only. This, so far as in my power, they, and all others, shall have.
  165. These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people; and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people’s money to settle the quarrel.
  166. There may sometimes be ungenerous attempts to keep a young man down; and they will succeed, too, if he allows his mind to be diverted from its true channel to brood over the attempted injury.
  167. There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
  168. There is another old poet whose name I do not now remember who said, ‘Truth is the daughter of Time.’
  169. The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can, never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
  170. The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
  171. The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.
  172. The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep’s for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty. Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of liberty.
  173. The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
  174. The point – the power to hurt – of all figures lies in the truthfulness of their application.
  175. The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
  176. The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.
  177. The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.
  178. The people know their rights, and they are never slow to assert and maintain them when they are invaded.
  179. The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature.
  180. The man who could go to Africa and rob her of her children, and then sell them into interminable bondage, with no other motive than that which is furnished by dollars and cents, is so much worse than the most depraved murderer that he can never receive pardon at my hand.
  181. The legal right of the Southern people to reclaim their fugitives I have constantly admitted. The legal right of Congress to interfere with their institution in the states, I have constantly denied.
  182. The leading rule for the lawyer, as for the man of every calling, is diligence.
  183. The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
  184. The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
  185. The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
  186. The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
  187. The assertion that ‘all men are created equal’ was of no practical use in effecting our separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration not for that, but for future use.
  188. That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
  189. That our government should have been maintained in its original form from its establishment until now is not much to be wondered at. It had many props to support it through that period, which now are decayed and crumbled away. Through that period, it was felt by all to be an undecided experiment; now, it is understood to be a successful one.
  190. That I am not a member of any Christian church is true; but I have never denied the truth of the Scriptures, and I have never spoken with intentional disrespect of religion in general, or of any denomination of Christians in particular.
  191. Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
  192. Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
  193. Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it.
  194. Stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
  195. Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
  196. Some day I shall be President.
  197. Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow.
  198. Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.
  199. Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
  200. Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
  201. Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.
  202. Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.
  203. Our Declaration of Independence was held sacred by all and thought to include all; but now, to aid in making the bondage of the Negro universal and eternal, it is assailed, sneered at, construed, hawked at, and torn, till, if its framers could rise from their graves, they could not at all recognize it.
  204. Oh, yes; you Virginians shed barrels of perspiration while standing off at a distance and superintending the work your slaves do for you. It is different with us. Here it is every fellow for himself, or he doesn’t get there.
  205. Nothing new here, except my marrying, which to me is a matter of profound wonder.
  206. No policy that does not rest upon some philosophical public opinion can be permanently maintained.
  207. No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.
  208. No man is good enough to govern another man without the other’s consent.
  209. No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
  210. Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.
  211. Never regret what you don’t write.
  212. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
  213. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families – second families, perhaps I should say.
  214. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.
  215. My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
  216. My father… removed from Kentucky to… Indiana, in my eighth year… It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up… Of course when I came of age, I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher… but that was all.
  217. My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
  218. Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
  219. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
  220. Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is simply purgatory.
  221. Lets have faith that right makes might; and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
  222. Let the people on both sides keep their self-possession, and just as other clouds have cleared away in due time, so will this, and this great nation shall continue to prosper as before.
  223. Let reverence for the laws be breathed by every American mother to the lisping babe that prattles on her lap – let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in primers, spelling books, and in almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice.
  224. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
  225. Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
  226. Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
  227. It would astonish if not amuse the older citizens to learn that I (a strange, friendless, uneducated, penniless boy, working at ten dollars per month) have been put down as the candidate of pride, wealth, and aristocratic family distinction.
  228. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment embodied in that Declaration of Independence.
  229. It is with your aid, as the people, that I think we shall be able to preserve – not the country, for the country will preserve itself, but the institutions of the country – those institutions which have made us free, intelligent and happy – the most free, the most intelligent, and the happiest people on the globe.
  230. It is rather for us here dedicated to the great task remaining before us, that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
  231. It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles – the oppression of tyranny – to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them.
  232. It is a quality of revolutions not to go by old lines or old laws, but to break up both and make new ones.
  233. It is a great piece of folly to attempt to make anything out of my early life.
  234. It has so happened in all ages of the world that some have labored, and others have, without labor, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits.
  235. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
  236. In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all; and to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.
  237. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
  238. In so far as the government lands can be disposed of, I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so that every poor man may have a home.
  239. In my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say in advance, there will be no blood shed unless it be forced upon the government. The government will not use force unless force is used against it.
  240. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
  241. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free – honorable alike in that we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth.
  242. Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.
  243. Illinois surpasses every other spot of equal extent upon the face of the globe in fertility of soil and in the proportionable amount of the same which is sufficiently level for actual cultivation.
  244. If you think you can slander a woman into loving you, or a man into voting for you, try it till you are satisfied.
  245. If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
  246. If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
  247. If there should prove to be one real, living Free State Democrat in Kansas, I suggest that it might be well to catch him and stuff and preserve his skin as an interesting specimen of that soon-to-be-extinct variety of the genus Democrat.
  248. If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
  249. If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union?
  250. If the great American people will only keep their temper, on both sides of the line, the troubles will come to an end, and the question which now distracts the country will be settled just as surely as all other difficulties of like character which have originated in this government have been adjusted.
  251. If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.
  252. If ever I feel the soul within me elevate and expand to those dimensions not wholly unworthy of its Almighty Architect, it is when I contemplate the cause of my country, deserted by all the world beside, and I standing up boldly and lone and hurling defiance at her victorious oppressors.
  253. If a man had more than one life, I think a little hanging would not hurt this one; but after he is once dead, we cannot bring him back, no matter how sorry we may be; so the boy shall be pardoned.
  254. If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
  255. If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.
  256. If I like a thing, it just sticks after once reading it or hearing it.
  257. I will prepare and some day my chance will come.
  258. I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
  259. I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life.
  260. I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
  261. I understand a ship to be made for the carrying and preservation of the cargo, and so long as the ship can be saved, with the cargo, it should never be abandoned. This Union likewise should never be abandoned unless it fails and the possibility of its preservation shall cease to exist, without throwing passengers and cargo overboard.
  262. I think that slavery is wrong, morally, socially and politically. I desire that it should be no further spread in these United States, and I should not object if it should gradually terminate in the whole Union.
  263. I should like to know if, taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, you begin making exceptions to it, where will you stop? If one man says it does not mean a Negro, why not another say it does not mean some other man?
  264. I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
  265. I perhaps ought to say that individually I never was much interested in the Texas question. I never could see much good to come of annexation, inasmuch as they were already a free republican people on our own model.
  266. I pass my life in preventing the storm from blowing down the tent, and I drive in the pegs as fast as they are pulled up.
  267. I never went to school more than six months in my life, but I can say this: that among my earliest recollections, I remember how, when a mere child, I used to get irritated when anybody talked to me in a way I could not understand.
  268. I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
  269. I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.
  270. I learned a great many years ago that in a fight between husband and wife, a third party should never get between the woman’s skillet and the man’s ax-helve.
  271. I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right; but it is my constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation may be on the Lord’s side.
  272. I hope to stand firm enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.
  273. I hold that while man exists, it is his duty to improve not only his own condition, but to assist in ameliorating mankind.
  274. I have talked with great men, and I do not see how they differ from others.
  275. I have said a hundred times, and I have no inclination to take it back, that I believe there is no right, and ought to be no inclination in the people of the free States to enter into the slave States, and to interfere with the question of slavery at all. I have said that always.
  276. I have great respect for the semicolon; it is a mighty handy little fellow.
  277. I have always hated slavery, I think, as much as any abolitionist. I have been an Old Line Whig. I have always hated it, but I have always been quiet about it until this new era of the introduction of the Nebraska Bill began.
  278. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
  279. I have always been an old-line Henry Clay Whig.
  280. I go to assume a task more difficult than that which devolved upon Washington. Unless the great God, who assisted him, shall be with me and aid me, I must fail; but if the same omniscient mind and almighty arm that directed and protected him shall guide and support me, I shall not fail – I shall succeed.
  281. I go for all sharing the privileges of the government, who assist in bearing its burdens. Consequently, I go for admitting all whites to the right of suffrage, who pay taxes or bear arms (by no means excluding females).
  282. I don’t like that man. I must get to know him better.
  283. I don’t know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
  284. I do the very best I know how – the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
  285. I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
  286. I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion.
  287. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.
  288. I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end… I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me.
  289. I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
  290. I can make more generals, but horses cost money.
  291. I can express all my views on the slavery question by quotations from Henry Clay.
  292. I believe this government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free.
  293. I believe it is universally understood and acknowledged that all men will ever act correctly, unless they have a motive to do otherwise.
  294. I am rather inclined to silence.
  295. I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
  296. I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong. I can not remember when I did not so think and feel.
  297. I am like a man so busy in letting rooms in one end of his house, that he can’t stop to put out the fire that is burning the other.
  298. I am humble Abraham Lincoln. I have been solicited by my friends to become a candidate for the Legislature. My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance.
  299. I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.
  300. I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
  301. How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Saying that a tail is a leg doesn’t make it a leg.
  302. Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.
  303. He who would be no slave must consent to have no slave. Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.
  304. He who molds the public sentiment… makes statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
  305. He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help.
  306. Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
  307. Gold is good in its place; but loving, brave, patriotic men are better than gold.
  308. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
  309. Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
  310. For my part, I desire to see the time when education – and by its means, morality, sobriety, enterprise and industry – shall become much more general than at present, and should be gratified to have it in my power to contribute something to the advancement of any measure which might have a tendency to accelerate the happy period.
  311. Fellow citizens, we cannot escape history. We, of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
  312. Extemporaneous speaking should be practiced and cultivated. It is the lawyer’s avenue to the public. However able and faithful he may be in other respects, people are slow to bring him business if he cannot make a speech.
  313. Everybody likes a compliment.
  314. Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.
  315. Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition. Whether it be true or not, I can say, for one, that I have no other so great as that of being truly esteemed of my fellow-men, by rendering myself worthy of their esteem. How far I shall succeed in gratifying this ambition is yet to be developed.
  316. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States – old as well as new – North as well as South.
  317. Don’t worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
  318. Don’t swap horses in crossing a stream.
  319. Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
  320. Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?
  321. Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.
  322. Concede that the new government of Louisiana is only to what it should be, as the egg is to the fowl; we shall sooner have the fowl by hatching the egg than by smashing it.
  323. Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
  324. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
  325. By what principle of original right is it that one-fiftieth or one-ninetieth of a great nation, by calling themselves a State, have the right to break up and ruin that nation as a matter of original principle?
  326. Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.
  327. Biographies, as generally written, are not only misleading but false… In most instances, they commemorate a lie and cheat posterity out of the truth.
  328. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
  329. Being elected to Congress, though I am very grateful to our friends for having done it, has not pleased me as much as I expected.
  330. Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.
  331. Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.
  332. Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
  333. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.
  334. As our case is new, we must think and act anew.
  335. As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
  336. 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.
  337. And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
  338. Among the friends of Union, there is great diversity of sentiment and of policy in regard to slavery and the African race among us.
  339. America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
  340. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
  341. 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 purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.
  342. All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.
  343. All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
  344. A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.
  345. A private soldier has as much right to justice as a major-general.
  346. A man watches his pear tree day after day, impatient for the ripening of the fruit. Let him attempt to force the process, and he may spoil both fruit and tree. But let him patiently wait, and the ripe pear at length falls into his lap.
  347. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
  348. A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
  349. A capacity, and taste, for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.
  350. ‘A living dog is better than a dead lion.’ Judge Douglas, if not a dead lion for this work, is at least a caged and toothless one. How can he oppose the advances of slavery? He don’t care anything about it.
  351. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
  352. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
  353. You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.
  354. Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
  355. Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering – an image of death.
  356. With fools, there is no companionship. Rather than to live with men who are selfish, vain, quarrelsome, and obstinate, let a man walk alone.
  357. When one has the feeling of dislike for evil, when one feels tranquil, one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings; when one has these feelings and appreciates them, one is free of fear.
  358. Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill.
  359. What we think, we become.
  360. What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What’s the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
  361. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
  362. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
  363. Virtue is persecuted more by the wicked than it is loved by the good.
  364. Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
  365. To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.
  366. To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.
  367. To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.
  368. To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
  369. Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
  370. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
  371. Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.
  372. There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
  373. The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
  374. The virtues, like the Muses, are always seen in groups. A good principle was never found solitary in any breast.
  375. The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
  376. The mind is everything. What you think you become.
  377. The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
  378. The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
  379. Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
  380. Of those beings who live in ignorance, shut up and confined, as it were, in an egg, I have first broken the eggshell of ignorance and alone in the universe obtained the most exalted, universal Buddhahood.
  381. No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
  382. Let my skin and sinews and bones dry up, together with all the flesh and blood of my body! I welcome it! But I will not move from this spot until I have attained the supreme and final wisdom.
  383. Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
  384. Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
  385. It is better to travel well than to arrive.
  386. It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
  387. It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
  388. In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
  389. I was born into the world as the king of truth for the salvation of the world.
  390. I never see what has been done; I only see what remains to be done.
  391. I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
  392. I am not the first Buddha who came upon Earth, nor shall I be the last. In due time, another Buddha will arise in the world – a Holy One, a supremely enlightened One, endowed with wisdom in conduct, auspicious, knowing the universe, an incomparable leader of men, a master of angels and mortals.
  393. However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
  394. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
  395. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.
  396. He who walks in the eightfold noble path with unswerving determination is sure to reach Nirvana.
  397. He who loves 50 people has 50 woes; he who loves no one has no woes.
  398. He who gives away shall have real gain. He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions. The righteous man casts off evil, and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana.
  399. Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
  400. Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
  401. Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
  402. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
  403. Charity bestowed upon those who are worthy of it is like good seed sown on a good soil that yields an abundance of fruits. But alms given to those who are yet under the tyrannical yoke of the passions are like seed deposited in a bad soil. The passions of the receiver of the alms choke, as it were, the growth of merits.
  404. Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
  405. Better than worshiping gods is obedience to the laws of righteousness.
  406. Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
  407. All wrong-doing arises because of mind. If mind is transformed can wrong-doing remain?
  408. All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
  409. A woman of the world is anxious to exhibit her form and shape, whether walking, standing, sitting, or sleeping. Even when represented as a picture, she desires to captivate with the charms of her beauty and, thus, to rob men of their steadfast heart.
  410. A jug fills drop by drop.
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  413. Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart.
  414. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
  415. Women may fall when there’s no strength in men.
  416. With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
  417. Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
  418. Who could refrain that had a heart to love and in that heart courage to make love known?
  419. Where every something, being blent together turns to a wild of nothing.
  420. When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain.
  421. When we are born we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools.
  422. When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
  423. When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
  424. What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he’s an enemy to mankind.
  425. What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
  426. What’s done can’t be undone.
  427. What is past is prologue.
  428. What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
  429. Well, if Fortune be a woman, she’s a good wench for this gear.
  430. We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
  431. We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from… Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
  432. We are time’s subjects, and time bids be gone.
  433. We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
  434. Virtue itself scapes not calumnious strokes.
  435. Virtue is bold, and goodness never fearful.
  436. Use every man after his desert, and who should scape whipping?
  437. Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.
  438. Truly, I would not hang a dog by my will, much more a man who hath any honesty in him.
  439. To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
  440. To do a great right do a little wrong.
  441. To be, or not to be, that is the question.
  442. Time and the hour run through the roughest day.
  443. Thou know’st the first time that we smell the air we wawl and cry. When we are born we cry, that we are come to this great state of fools.
  444. This life, which had been the tomb of his virtue and of his honour, is but a walking shadow; a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
  445. This above all; to thine own self be true.
  446. Things won are done, joy’s soul lies in the doing.
  447. Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
  448. They say miracles are past.
  449. They do not love that do not show their love.
  450. There’s place and means for every man alive.
  451. There’s not a note of mine that’s worth the noting.
  452. There’s no art to find the mind’s construction in the face.
  453. There’s many a man has more hair than wit.
  454. There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.
  455. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
  456. There is no darkness but ignorance.
  457. There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
  458. There have been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
  459. There are many events in the womb of time, which will be delivered.
  460. The wheel is come full circle.
  461. The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.
  462. The valiant never taste of death but once.
  463. The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.
  464. The stroke of death is as a lover’s pinch, which hurts and is desired.
  465. The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.
  466. The most peaceable way for you, if you do take a thief, is, to let him show himself what he is and steal out of your company.
  467. The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.
  468. The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact.
  469. The love of heaven makes one heavenly.
  470. The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
  471. The fashion of the world is to avoid cost, and you encounter it.
  472. The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.
  473. The empty vessel makes the loudest sound.
  474. The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
  475. The course of true love never did run smooth.
  476. The attempt and not the deed confounds us.
  477. Teach not thy lip such scorn, for it was made For kissing, lady, not for such contempt.
  478. Talking isn’t doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
  479. Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.
  480. Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
  481. Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind.
  482. Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
  483. Such as we are made of, such we be.
  484. Speak low, if you speak love.
  485. Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.
  486. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  487. So foul and fair a day I have not seen.
  488. Reputation is an idle and most false imposition; oft got without merit, and lost without deserving.
  489. Praise us as we are tasted, allow us as we prove.
  490. Poor and content is rich, and rich enough.
  491. Pleasure and action make the hours seem short.
  492. Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains.
  493. Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
  494. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
  495. O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
  496. O, had I but followed the arts!
  497. O’ What may man within him hide, though angel on the outward side!
  498. O! for a muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention.
  499. O! Let me not be mad, not mad, sweet heaven; keep me in temper; I would not be mad!
  500. O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil.
  501. O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?
  502. O God, O God, how weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable seem to me all the uses of this world!
  503. Now, God be praised, that to believing souls gives light in darkness, comfort in despair.
  504. Now is the winter of our discontent.
  505. Nothing can come of nothing.
  506. No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing.
  507. No legacy is so rich as honesty.
  508. Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
  509. Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
  510. My pride fell with my fortunes.
  511. My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
  512. Most dangerous is that temptation that doth goad us on to sin in loving virtue.
  513. Modest doubt is called the beacon of the wise.
  514. Mind your speech a little lest you should mar your fortunes.
  515. Men’s vows are women’s traitors!
  516. Men shut their doors against a setting sun.
  517. Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
  518. Many a good hanging prevents a bad marriage.
  519. Maids want nothing but husbands, and when they have them, they want everything.
  520. Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.
  521. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
  522. Love is too young to know what conscience is.
  523. Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds.
  524. Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
  525. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
  526. Lord, Lord, how subject we old men are to this vice of lying!
  527. Listen to many, speak to a few.
  528. Like as the waves make towards the pebbl’d shore, so do our minutes, hasten to their end.
  529. Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
  530. Life every man holds dear; but the dear man holds honor far more precious dear than life.
  531. Life … is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.
  532. Let no such man be trusted.
  533. Let me embrace thee, sour adversity, for wise men say it is the wisest course.
  534. Let every eye negotiate for itself and trust no agent.
  535. Lawless are they that make their wills their law.
  536. It will have blood, they say; blood will have blood.
  537. It is the stars, The stars above us, govern our conditions.
  538. It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
  539. It is a wise father that knows his own child.
  540. Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
  541. In time we hate that which we often fear.
  542. In a false quarrel there is no true valor.
  543. Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
  544. If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? And if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
  545. If you have tears, prepare to shed them now.
  546. If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.
  547. If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.
  548. If to do were as easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men’s cottage princes’ palaces.
  549. If music be the food of love, play on.
  550. If it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul.
  551. I will praise any man that will praise me.
  552. I were better to be eaten to death with a rust than to be scoured to nothing with perpetual motion.
  553. I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
  554. I was adored once too.
  555. I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.
  556. I see that the fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
  557. I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
  558. I never see thy face but I think upon hell-fire.
  559. I must be cruel, only to be kind.
  560. I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.
  561. I like not fair terms and a villain’s mind.
  562. I hold the world but as the world, Gratiano; A stage where every man must play a part, And mine is a sad one.
  563. I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad and to travel for it too!
  564. I give unto my wife my second best bed with the furniture.
  565. I dote on his very absence.
  566. I bear a charmed life.
  567. I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
  568. How well he’s read, to reason against reading!
  569. How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!
  570. How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
  571. How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds makes ill deeds done!
  572. How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
  573. Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
  574. Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.
  575. He that loves to be flattered is worthy o’ the flatterer.
  576. He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.
  577. He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
  578. He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.
  579. Having nothing, nothing can he lose.
  580. Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
  581. God hath given you one face, and you make yourselves another.
  582. God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
  583. Go to you bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.
  584. Give thy thoughts no tongue.
  585. Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.
  586. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.
  587. Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
  588. For my part, it was Greek to me.
  589. For I can raise no money by vile means.
  590. Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
  591. Farewell, fair cruelty.
  592. False face must hide what the false heart doth know.
  593. Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne’er loved them.
  594. Exceeds man’s might: that dwells with the gods above.
  595. Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.
  596. Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
  597. Death is a fearful thing.
  598. Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
  599. Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
  600. Children wish fathers looked but with their eyes; fathers that children with their judgment looked; and either may be wrong.
  601. By that sin fell the angels.
  602. But men are men; the best sometimes forget.
  603. But if it be a sin to covet honour, I am the most offending soul alive.
  604. But O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man’s eyes.
  605. Brevity is the soul of wit.
  606. Boldness be my friend.
  607. Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.
  608. Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
  609. Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  610. As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
  611. As he was valiant, I honour him. But as he was ambitious, I slew him.
  612. As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
  613. And why not death rather than living torment? To die is to be banish’d from myself; And Silvia is myself: banish’d from her Is self from self: a deadly banishment!
  614. And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
  615. And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.
  616. An overflow of good converts to bad.
  617. Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
  618. All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
  619. Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
  620. A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
  621. A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
  622. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
  623. ‘Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
  624. ‘Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.
  625. ‘Tis better to bear the ills we have than fly to others that we know not of.
  626. ‘Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.
  627. Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
  628. You may delay, but time will not.
  629. You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
  630. Write your injuries in dust, your benefits in marble.
  631. Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
  632. Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
  633. Words may show a man’s wit but actions his meaning.
  634. Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom – and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech.
  635. Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
  636. Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
  637. Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
  638. Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
  639. Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
  640. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
  641. Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
  642. Where there’s marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
  643. Where there is a free government, and the people make their own laws by their representatives, I see no injustice in their obliging one another to take their own paper money.
  644. Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.
  645. Where liberty is, there is my country.
  646. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.
  647. When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
  648. When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart’s the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
  649. When in doubt, don’t.
  650. When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.
  651. Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
  652. Well done is better than well said.
  653. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
  654. We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
  655. We must hang together, gentlemen…else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.
  656. We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
  657. We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
  658. Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
  659. Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
  660. Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest.
  661. Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes.
  662. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.
  663. To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals.
  664. To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
  665. Time is money.
  666. Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
  667. Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
  668. Those that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.
  669. Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter.
  670. Those disputing, contradicting, and confuting people are generally unfortunate in their affairs. They get victory, sometimes, but they never get good will, which would be of more use to them.
  671. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
  672. There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
  673. There never was a good war or a bad peace.
  674. There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
  675. There cannot be a stronger natural right than that of a man’s making the best profit he can of the natural produce of his lands.
  676. There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means – either may do – the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
  677. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.
  678. There are three faithful friends – an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
  679. The worst wheel of the cart makes the most noise.
  680. The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
  681. The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
  682. The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
  683. The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
  684. The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
  685. The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
  686. The doors of wisdom are never shut.
  687. The discontented man finds no easy chair.
  688. The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
  689. The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
  690. The U. S. Constitution doesn’t guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
  691. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
  692. Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
  693. Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
  694. Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
  695. Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody.
  696. Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.
  697. So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for every thing one has a mind to do.
  698. Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
  699. She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
  700. Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
  701. Remember that credit is money.
  702. Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
  703. Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
  704. Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
  705. Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.
  706. Our necessities never equal our wants.
  707. One today is worth two tomorrows.
  708. Observe all men, thyself most.
  709. No nation was ever ruined by trade.
  710. Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
  711. Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
  712. Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
  713. Never confuse motion with action.
  714. Necessity never made a good bargain.
  715. My elder brothers were all put apprentices to different trades. I was put to the grammar-school at eight years of age, my father intending to devote me, as the tithe of his sons, to the service of the Church.
  716. Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones – with ingratitude.
  717. Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
  718. Mine is better than ours.
  719. Marriage is the most natural state of man, and… the state in which you will find solid happiness.
  720. Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.
  721. Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
  722. Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
  723. Lost time is never found again.
  724. Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
  725. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time.
  726. Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
  727. Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
  728. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
  729. It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.
  730. It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
  731. It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
  732. It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
  733. It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
  734. It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
  735. It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
  736. Industry need not wish.
  737. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
  738. In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
  739. In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.
  740. In my youth, I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.
  741. In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
  742. If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
  743. If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
  744. If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
  745. If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
  746. If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher’s stone.
  747. If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
  748. If we do not hang together, we shall surely hang separately.
  749. If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
  750. If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
  751. If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
  752. If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
  753. If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
  754. I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
  755. I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
  756. I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
  757. I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
  758. I have no private interest in the reception of my inventions by the world, having never made, nor proposed to make, the least profit by any of them.
  759. I have never entered into any controversy in defense of my philosophical opinions; I leave them to take their chance in the world. If they are right, truth and experience will support them; if wrong, they ought to be refuted and rejected. Disputes are apt to sour one’s temper and disturb one’s quiet.
  760. I guess I don’t so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
  761. I didn’t fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
  762. I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
  763. I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.
  764. Hunger is the best pickle.
  765. Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
  766. How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
  767. Honesty is the best policy.
  768. Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade?
  769. Hear reason, or she’ll make you feel her.
  770. He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
  771. He that’s secure is not safe.
  772. He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
  773. He that won’t be counseled can’t be helped.
  774. He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
  775. He that speaks much, is much mistaken.
  776. He that sows thorns should never go barefoot.
  777. He that rises late must trot all day.
  778. He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
  779. He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
  780. He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
  781. He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
  782. He that has not got a wife is not yet a complete man.
  783. He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
  784. He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
  785. He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
  786. He that can have patience can have what he will.
  787. He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
  788. Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
  789. Half a truth is often a great lie.
  790. Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
  791. God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
  792. God helps those who help themselves.
  793. God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth, so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: ‘This is my country.’
  794. Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
  795. Games lubricate the body and the mind.
  796. Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
  797. From a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books. Pleased with the ‘Pilgrim’s Progress,’ my first collection was of John Bunyan’s works in separate little volumes.
  798. For my own part, I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen the representative of our country. He is a bird of bad moral character. He does not get his living honestly.
  799. For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
  800. Fatigue is the best pillow.
  801. Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
  802. Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
  803. Energy and persistence conquer all things.
  804. Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
  805. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
  806. Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
  807. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
  808. Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
  809. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
  810. Don’t throw stones at your neighbors if your own windows are glass.
  811. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
  812. Do good to your friends to keep them, to your enemies to win them.
  813. Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
  814. Diligence is the mother of good luck.
  815. Danger is sauce for prayers.
  816. Creditors have better memories than debtors.
  817. Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.
  818. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
  819. Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
  820. Blessed is he that expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
  821. Beware the hobby that eats.
  822. Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
  823. Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.
  824. Beauty and folly are old companions.
  825. Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
  826. Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
  827. At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
  828. As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
  829. As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours, and this we should do freely and generously.
  830. Applause waits on success.
  831. Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.
  832. Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
  833. And whether you’re an honest man, or whether you’re a thief, depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
  834. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
  835. An egg today is better than a hen to-morrow.
  836. All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
  837. All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
  838. All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
  839. Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
  840. A place for everything, everything in its place.
  841. A penny saved is two pence clear.
  842. A penny saved is a penny earned.
  843. A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
  844. A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
  845. A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
  846. A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
  847. A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
  848. A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
  849. A false friend and a shadow attend only while the sun shines.
  850. A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
  851. A child thinks 20 shillings and 20 years can scarce ever be spent.
  852. Which death is preferably to every other? ‘The unexpected’.
  853. What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.
  854. The die is cast.
  855. No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.
  856. Men willingly believe what they wish.
  857. Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.
  858. Men freely believe that which they desire.
  859. Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish.
  860. It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.
  861. It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.
  862. It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.
  863. In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.
  864. If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.
  865. I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.
  866. I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.
  867. I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments.
  868. I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.
  869. I came, I saw, I conquered.
  870. Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
  871. Experience is the teacher of all things.
  872. Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.
  873. Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.
  874. As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.
  875. You not supposed to feel down over whatever happen to you. I mean, you’re supposed to use whatever happen to you as some type of upper, not a downer.
  876. You have to be someone.
  877. You entertain people who are satisfied. Hungry people can’t be entertained – or people who are afraid. You can’t entertain a man who has no food.
  878. When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.
  879. When one door is closed, don’t you know, another is open.
  880. What important is man should live in righteousness, in natural love for mankind.
  881. Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.
  882. The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
  883. The more people smoke herb, the more Babylon fall.
  884. The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
  885. The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
  886. The devil ain’t got no power over me. The devil come, and me shake hands with the devil. Devil have his part to play. Devil’s a good friend, too… because when you don’t know him, that’s the time he can mosh you down.
  887. Tell the children the truth.
  888. Rastafari not a culture, it’s a reality.
  889. Prejudice is a chain, it can hold you. If you prejudice, you can’t move, you keep prejudice for years. Never get nowhere with that.
  890. People want to listen to a message, word from Jah. This could be passed through me or anybody. I am not a leader. Messenger. The words of the songs, not the person, is what attracts people.
  891. Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?
  892. One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
  893. None but ourselves can free our minds.
  894. My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
  895. My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
  896. My future is righteousness.
  897. Money can’t buy life.
  898. Me only have one ambition, y’know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together – black, white, Chinese, everyone – that’s all.
  899. Me is a common sense man. That mean when me explain things, me explain it in a very simple way; that mean if I explain it to a baby, the baby will understand too, you know.
  900. Me don’t dip on nobody’s side. Me don’t dip on the black man’s side, not the white man’s side. Me dip on God’s side, the one who create me and cause me to come from black and white.
  901. Man is a universe within himself.
  902. Love the life you live. live the life you love.
  903. Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!
  904. It take many a year, mon, and maybe some bloodshed must be, but righteousness someday prevail.
  905. In this bright future you can’t forget your past.
  906. If you’re white and you’re wrong, then you’re wrong; if you’re black and you’re wrong, you’re wrong. People are people. Black, blue, pink, green – God make no rules about color; only society make rules where my people suffer, and that why we must have redemption and redemption now.
  907. If you get down and quarell everyday, you’re saying prayers to the devil, I say.
  908. If something can corrupt you, you’re corrupted already.
  909. I’ve been here before and will come again, but I’m not going this trip through.
  910. I no have education. I have inspiration. If I was educated, I would be a damn fool.
  911. I don’t stand for the black man’s side, I don’ t stand for the white man’s side. I stand for God’s side.
  912. I don’t know how to live good. I only know how to suffer.
  913. I don’t believe in death, neither in flesh nor in spirit.
  914. Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.
  915. God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.
  916. Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.
  917. Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.
  918. Every time I plant a seed, He say kill it before it grow, he say kill it before they grow.
  919. Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.
  920. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds!
  921. Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be all right.
  922. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul; wisdom is better than silver or gold.
  923. Bob Marley isn’t my name. I don’t even know my name yet.
  924. Babylon is everywhere. You have wrong and you have right. Wrong is what we call Babylon, wrong things. That is what Babylon is to me. I could have born in England, I could have born in America, it make no difference where me born, because there is Babylon everywhere.
  925. As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.
  926. You’ve seen my statements; I do very well. I don’t mind paying some taxes. The middle class is getting clobbered in this country. You know the middle class built this country, not the hedge fund guys, but I know people in hedge funds that pay almost nothing, and it’s ridiculous, OK?
  927. You learn their honesty, you learn their competitiveness. You learn a lot about a person. It’s not that they have to sink the putt and there’s a great deal of talent involved – but you do learn about how competitive a person is on the golf course, and frankly, how honest.
  928. You know the funny thing, I don’t get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.
  929. You know that ISIS wants to go in and take over the Vatican? You have heard that. You know, that’s a dream of theirs, to go into Italy.
  930. You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
  931. You have to blast to build in Manhattan. And the buildings went up in Manhattan because of the power of that bedrock. Once you dig that foundation – and they dig with dynamite – and once you dynamite out and you secure that foundation, that building isn’t going anywhere.
  932. You don’t get a standing ovation and get boos, by the way. They don’t go hand in hand.
  933. Years ago, I predicted that Iran would take over Iraq. Iran and Iraq used to fight back and forth.
  934. With out passion you don’t have energy, with out energy you have nothing.
  935. Windmills are going to be the death of Scotland and even England if they don’t do something about them. They are ruining the countryside.
  936. When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough.
  937. What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
  938. What my father gave me more than anything else is great tutoring and a great brain, frankly. You know, my father’s brother was a top person at MIT, went to MIT, graduated from MIT, was a teacher at MIT, a professor at MIT, a great engineer. I mean, you know, I have very good genes.
  939. What I hate about Halle Berry is there’s always drama around her. It’s always fighting, automobile accidents, fistfights, boyfriends fighting ex-husbands for the child.
  940. Well, yes, I’ve fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire, because it’s always a lousy task. But I have fired many people.
  941. Well, real estate is always good, as far as I’m concerned.
  942. Well, I am a Republican, and I would run as a Republican. And I have a lot of confidence in the Republican Party. I don’t have a lot of confidence in the president. I think what’s happening to this country is unbelievably bad. We’re no longer a respected country.
  943. We’ve had soldiers that were so badly hurt and killed. I want their families to get something.
  944. We need intelligence in this country. We need a certain toughness in this country, or we’re going to end up like a lot of the other places, and we’re not going to have a country left.
  945. We need a president with tremendous intelligence, smarts, cunning, strength and stamina.
  946. We need a great president.
  947. We have to straighten out our country; we have to make our country great again, and we need energy and enthusiasm.
  948. We have to go see Bill Gates and a lot of different people that really understand what’s happening. We have to talk to them, maybe in certain areas, closing that Internet up in some way. Somebody will say, ‘Oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people.
  949. We can’t let people down when they can’t get any medical care, when they’re sick and don’t have money to go to a doctor. You help them.
  950. We – we need strength, we need energy, we need quickness and we need brain in this country to turn it around.
  951. Today, and I’m very strongly against tax increases.
  952. To me, I love real estate because you can feel it.
  953. There’s always opposition when you do something big. I do many things that are controversial. When people see it, they love it!
  954. The way I run my business seems to be easier than the way I run my life.
  955. The point is that you can’t be too greedy.
  956. The pact we have with Japan is interesting. Because if somebody attacks us, Japan does not have to help. If somebody attacks Japan, we have to help Japan.
  957. The interesting thing is that everyone in golf is just nice. You learn a lot about people playing golf: their integrity, how they play under pressure.
  958. The golf facet of my life doesn’t go with the rest of my life, which is a rough-and-tumble life. I work in real estate development, which is the toughest business, and I do it in the toughest city. I deal with ruthless people.
  959. The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
  960. The early versions of ‘Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf’ were great. It’s sort of interesting: as it progressed, it became worse and worse, but the early versions were really fantastic with Jimmy Demaret and Gene Sarazen. They were classics.
  961. The debt limits have to come down. The whole world of debt has to be changed as far as this country is concerned. We have to create jobs and we have to create them rapidly because if we don’t things are just going to head in a direction that’s going to be almost impossible to recover from.
  962. The Veterans Administration is a scandal. It’s corrupt, and what’s going on is a disgrace. And, believe me, if I win, if I become president, that will end. The veterans will be treated properly.
  963. The USGA is terrific. I’ve designed my course in Bedminster to the highest standards of the USGA, and it’s a very special course.
  964. The Pope, I hope, can only be scared by God.
  965. The Obama representatives like Robert Gibbs attack people viciously, but people like me will not be silent and will answer them back.
  966. The Iranians and Persians are excellent at the art of negotiation.
  967. The Arab League tells us to go in and take out Qaddafi. We’ve spent billions of dollars already with respect to the Arab League. Billions of dollars, because they told us to do it. Why aren’t they paying for it? They don’t like Qaddafi, Qaddafi’s been a terrible thorn in their side.
  968. The 1990’s sure aren’t like the 1980’s.
  969. That’s one of the nice things. I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich. So if I need $600 million, I can put $600 million myself. That’s a huge advantage. I must tell you, that’s a huge advantage over the other candidates.
  970. Sure, sure, I’d like to see Apples built in the United States, not built in China. I’d like to see them have factories in the United States. At least partially. They make nothing in the United States, virtually.
  971. Speeches are much easier if you read them. I just find when I do that, it’s harder to fire up the crowd.
  972. Sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.
  973. Sometimes you need conflict in order to come up with a solution. Through weakness, oftentimes, you can’t make the right sort of settlement, so I’m aggressive, but I also get things done, and in the end, everybody likes me.
  974. Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
  975. Somebody said I am the most popular person in Arizona because I am speaking the truth.
  976. Somebody made the statement that Donald Trump has built or owns the greatest collection of golf courses, ever, in the history of golf. And I believe that is 100 percent true.
  977. So we really need jobs now. We have to take jobs away from other countries because other countries are taking our jobs. There is practically not a country that does business with the United States that isn’t making – let’s call it a very big profit. I mean China is going to make $300 billion on us at least this year.
  978. So many people are on television that don’t know me, and they’re like experts on me.
  979. So Bush certainly wasn’t the greatest, and Obama has not done the job. And he’s created a lot of disincentive. He’s created a lot of great dissatisfaction. Regulations and regulatory is going through the roof. It’s almost impossible to get anything done in the country.
  980. Seth Meyers is highly overrated as a comedian.
  981. Saudi Arabia makes a billion dollars a day, okay? They make a billion dollars a day.
  982. Ronald Reagan became, you know, not only a Republican but a pretty conservative Republican – not the most. But a pretty conservative Republican. And he’s somebody that I actually knew and liked. And he liked me. And I worked with him and helped him.
  983. Remember, many Republicans didn’t vote for Mitt Romney. He didn’t inspire people.
  984. Private jets cost a lot of money.
  985. Politicians can’t manage. All they can do is talk.
  986. People might not think that, but the Republicans have all of the cards. And this is the time to get rid of Obamacare. This is the time to make the great deal.
  987. People love me. And you know what, I have been very successful. Everybody loves me.
  988. People assume I’m a boiler ready to explode, but I actually have very low blood pressure, which is shocking to people.
  989. People are tired of seeing politicians as all talk and no action.
  990. People are so shocked when they find… out I am Protestant. I am Presbyterian. And I go to church, and I love God, and I love my church.
  991. Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.
  992. Owning great landmarks such as the Empire State Building or Trump Tower or the General Motors Building or the Plaza Hotel – there are certain just spectacular landmarks – it’s an honor; it’s really an honor.
  993. Owning a great golf course gives you great power.
  994. Our politicians are stupid. And the Mexican government is much smarter, much sharper, much more cunning. And they send the bad ones over because they don’t want to pay for them. They don’t want to take care of them. Why should they when the stupid leaders of the United States will do it for them?
  995. Our military has to be strengthened. Our vets have to be taken care of. We have to end Obamacare, and we have to make our country great again, and I will do that.
  996. One thing about television, it brings out personality. People are able to watch me in action. They hear my voice and see my eyes. There’s nothing I can hide. That’s me. Television brings out your flaws, your weaknesses, your strengths, and you truths. The audience either likes you or it doesn’t.
  997. One of the reasons that New York became great was that it’s serviced by many, many different rivers and waterways. You have the Atlantic Ocean connected virtually right to it, and it’s serviced by the East River and the Hudson River and lots of tributaries.
  998. One of the key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace, good people don’t go into government.
  999. Obamacare is, number one and maybe least importantly, it’s costing the country a fortune.
  1000. Obama has no solutions. Obama has failed the country and its great citizens, and they don’t like it when somebody such as myself speaks the truth about this – it hurts too much.