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Great works are performed not by strength,
by Samuel Johnson

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson


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The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson


 

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

One great thing about getting old is that
you can get out of all sorts of social obligations
just by saying you're too tired.
- George Carlin

The time-traveling is just too dangerous.
Better that I devote myself to study
the other great mystery of the universe - women!
- the movie Back to the Future II

Hey, Marge. Isn't it great being married
to someone who's recklessly impulsive?
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks.
She's not marrying the best man.
- Anonymous

I love to shop after a bad relationship.
I don't know. I buy a new outfit
and it makes me feel better. It just does.
Sometimes I see a really great outfit,
I'll break up with someone on purpose.
- Rita Rudner

I always seem to get inspiration and renewed vitality
by contact with this great novel land of yours
which sticks up out of the Atlantic.
- Winston Churchill

No one can have a higher opinion of you than I have,
and I think you're a slimy, contemptible sewer rat!
- the movie The Great Mouse Detective

Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.
- Lewis Carroll

I begin with the principle that all men are bores.
Surely no one will prove himself
so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People who think they know everything
are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
- Isaac Asimov

Confused Memories of Childhood:
Hate to my father, cruel hate,
confused with love - a mix not great.
The man I love - the man I hate;
the man I want to emulate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

New York City is a great monument
to the power of money and greed...
a race for rent.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives
as much as if we had never married at all.
- Lord Byron

As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.
- John Lennon

The magic words for a great relationship are,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have a great deal of company in the house,
especially in the morning when nobody calls.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great minds discuss ideas;
average minds discuss events;
small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life in abundance comes only through great love.
- Elbert Hubbard

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
- Thomas Henry Huxley

You're off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So... get on your way!
- Dr. Seuss

To be one, to be united is a great thing.
But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.
- Bono

It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness
of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
- Albert Einstein

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Regrets and resentments cause great suffering but fix nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dare to dream of your great success.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.
- Helen Keller

Truly great friends are hard to find,
difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
- Anonymous

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

Life is about more than today, and more than yourself.
What will your legacy be?
What will your great-grandchildren be told about you?
Creating a legacy does not have to be a burden,
it can be your joy and can create
your satisfaction with living each day.
What kind of world do you want to leave your great-grandchildren?
What can you do today to help create that world?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Don't let a little dispute injure a great relationship.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In this life we cannot do great things.
We can only do small things with great love.
- Mother Teresa

Great men or men of great gifts
you shall easily find,
but symmetrical men never.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great indeed is the sublimity of the Creative,
to which all beings owe their beginning
and which permeates all heaven.
- Lao Tzu

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies,
but even more to stand up to your friends.
- J.K. Rowling

Everything that is really great and inspiring
is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
- Albert Einstein

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.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish.
Do not overdo it.
- Lao Tzu

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli


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