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Many a man owes his success to his first wife
by Jim Backus

Many a man owes his success to his first wife
and his second wife to his success.
- Jim Backus

The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is why he makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

I have spent many years of my life in opposition,
and I rather like the role.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


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Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers


 

The trouble with the world is not
that people know too little,
but that they know so many things that ain't so.
- Mark Twain

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice,
more drunkards than thirst,
and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
- The Buddha

God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

How many legs does a dog have
if you call the tail a leg? Four.
Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism.
To steal from many is research.
- Anonymous

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

"The time has come," the walrus said, "to talk of many things:
of shoes and ships - and sealing wax - of cabbages and kings."
- Lewis Carroll

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Oscar Wilde

Life is defined more by its contrasts than its samenesses;
Life is defined more by its risks than the many securities.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

CALM IN CHAOS
In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is like dancing.
If we have a big floor, many people will dance.
Some will get angry when the rhythm changes.
But life is changing all the time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I hear many people talk about their longing for a balanced life.
What I think they are really expressing
is a desire for a life with less pressure.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere,
and many of us will have to pass
through the valley of the shadow of death
again and again before we reach
the mountaintop of our desires.
- Nelson Mandela

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
- Alfred Adler

In the midst of the flurry - clarity.
In the midst of the storm - calm.
In the midst of divided interests - certainty.
In the many roads - a certain choice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Celebration has many different outfits
but she always wears the same beautiful dancing shoes.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend
reality by imagination, as I try to do.
- Anais Nin

As every divided kingdom falls,
so every mind divided between
many studies confounds and saps itself.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

The True Surprise is that
So Many of Us have Evolved So Rapidly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?
Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

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

The fox has many tricks.
The hedgehog has but one.
But that is the best of all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that glisters is not gold;
Often have you heard that told.
Many a man his life hath sold
but my outside to behold.
Gilded tombs do worms enfold.
- William Shakespeare

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
- Germaine Greer

A man can fail many times,
but he isn't a failure until
he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And as he spoke of understanding,
I looked up and saw the rainbow leap
with flames of many colors over me.
- Black Elk

There are not many things in life
so beautiful as true friendship,
and not many things more uncommon.
- Anonymous

In war, you can only be killed once,
but in politics, many times.
- Winston Churchill

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Many persons have a wrong idea of
what constitutes true happiness.
It is not attained through self-gratification
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
- Helen Keller

There are many answers you have received
but have not yet heard.
- A Course In Miracles

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.
- Winston Churchill

Facts are many, but the truth is one.
- Rabindranath Tagore

There are as many pillows of illusion
as flakes in a snow-storm.
We wake from one dream into another dream.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor,
it cannot save the few who are rich.
- John F. Kennedy

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things
which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allen Poe

I have the right to love many people at once
and to change my prince often.
- Anais Nin

The beauty of facing life unprepared is tremendous.
Then life has a newness, a youth;
then life has a flow and freshness.
Then life has so many surprises.
And when life has so many surprises,
boredom never settles in you.
- Osho

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there
who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon

Just because it's true, I say as often as I can
in as many ways as I can form, "I sure love you."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life
are not only not indispensable,
but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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