"You who choose to lead must follow. But if you fall, you fall alone."
"It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense."
"The light you see at the end of the tunnel is the front of an oncoming train."
David Lee Roth
"The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say,
'We did it ourselves.'"
"Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Youth is wasted on the young."
"History has shown us that our tendency to colonize and exploit other regions has always backfired. This planet can be made a happier, more peaceful place to live in, but the change will have to come from within the hearts of all of us living here. Chris Butler Speaks
"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."
"Students who wear their baseball caps backwards look like Pez dispensers."
"Being number two sucks."
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
"When all you own is a hammer, every problem starts looking like a nail."
"I can't decide whether to procrastinate or not."
Terry Ballard (With apologies to Yogi Berra and Steven Wright)
"We can be knowledgable with other men's knowledge but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom."
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
"Being a department chair is like being pecked to death by ducks."
"The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do."
"You're only young once, but you can be immature forever."
"Don't waste your breath to save your face when you have done your best, and even more is asked of you - fate will decide the rest."
The Grateful Dead
"I can resist everything but temptation."
"If you aim low, you hit low."
"Wherever we've travelled in this great land of ours, we've found that people everywhere are about 90% water."
"Now there's three things that can happen in a ballgame: you can win, you can lose, or it can rain."
"If we had no vices ourselves we should take less pleasure in identifying those of others."
Francis, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
"Everybody's going through changes. No one knows what's going on. Everybody changes places, but the world still carries on."
"I have measured out my life in coffee spoons."
"For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press 3."
"To be or not to be. That's not really a question."
Jean Luc Godard
"Things always look darkest just before the bottom drops out."
"I'm one heppy ket."
"The main difference between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives."
"Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something."
Henry David Thoreau
"Heaven is high, Earth Wide. Bitter between them flies my sorrow."
"This is not the most right I've ever been."
"When you come to a fork in the road, take it."
"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be."
"You can't think of nothing."
"I live on a one-way street that's also a dead end. I'm not sure how I got there."
"There is only a finger's difference between a wise man and a fool."
Diogenes of Sinope
"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail."
"You can't teach an old dogma new tricks."
"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you."
Carl Gustav Jung
"Be excellent to each other."
Bill and Ted
"Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than our latest theory about it. It is about reverence, not mastery."
Richard Powers, from The Goldbug Variations
"Life is a metaphor for baseball."
"We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by."
"You can't think and hit at the same time."
"Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary."
"Everything works if you let it."
"I make up my opinions from facts & reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes."
William Tecumseh Sherman
"There are many things worth living for, a few things worth dying for, and nothing worth killing for."
"The examined life is no picnic"
"Life. Don't talk to me about life."
"I can't go on. I'll go on."
"Everybody in New York is looking for something. Once in a while, somebody finds it."
Donald E. Westlake
"Patience comes to those who wait."
"Familiarity breeds contempt - and children."
"In wickedness of pride is lost the light to understand how little grace is earned and how much given."
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