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Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It’s the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.

— Ann Landers

It is an old error of man to forget to put quotation marks where he borrows from a woman’s brain!

— Anna Garlin Spencer

Of all the wastes of human ignorance perhaps the most extravagant and costly to human growth has been the waste of the distinctive powers of womanhood after the child-bearing age.

— Anna Garlin Spencer

I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.

— Anna Howard Shaw

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

— Anna Quindlen

Recently a young mother asked for advice. What, she wanted to know, was she to do with a 7-year-old who was obstreperous, outspoken, and inconveniently willful? ‘Keep her,’ I replied. The suffragettes refused to be polite in demanding what they wanted or grateful for getting what they deserved. Works for me.

— Anna Quindlen

People help you, or you help them, and when we offer or receive help, we take in each other. And then we are saved.

— Anne Lamott

You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should’ve behaved better.

— Anne Lamott

Nothing can be delicious when you are holding your breath.

— Anne Lamott

We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be.

— Anne Lamott

To love yourself as you are is a miracle, and to seek yourself is to have found yourself, for now. And now is all we have, and love is who we are.

— Anne Lamott

Don’t wish me happiness—I don’t expect to be happy. It’s gotten beyond that, somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor—I will need them all.

— Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is with the heart that one sees rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas.

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Any idiot can face a crisis; it’s this day-to-day living that wears you out.

— Anton Chekov

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

— Aristotle

Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.

— Aristotle

When asked how much educated men were superior to those uneducated, Aristotle answered, ‘As much as the living are to the dead.’

— Aristotle, Diogenes

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

— Aristotle

For money you can have everything it is said. No, that is not true. You can buy food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; soft beds, but not sleep; knowledge but not intelligence; glitter, but not comfort; fun, but not pleasure; acquaintances, but not friendship; servants, but not faithfulness; grey hair, but not honor; quiet days, but not peace. The shell of all things you can get for money. But not the kernel. That cannot be had for money.

— Arne Garborg

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.

— Arthur Ashe

The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to get along without the teacher. We need to educate our children for their future, not our past.

— Arthur C. Clarke

For much of human history, it may have been a necessary evil, but why was it more evil than necessary? Isn’t killing people in the name of God a pretty good definition of insanity?

— Arthur C. Clarke

Religion is a byproduct of fear.

— Arthur C. Clarke

When you express your gratitude, you will bring joy to others’ lives. When others know joy, your life will be filled with happiness.

— Arthur Dobrin

The physical rhythm of life established through sensitivity to qualitative time mirrors the ebb and flow of water. Maintaining rhythm is dependent on our daily decisions concerning vocation, recreation and work. Using the image of water roots Watershed Spirituality in diversity and pluralism. Life in a “variety of forms” implies an emphasis on inter-religious appreciation and the universalist vision.

— Arthur Paul Patterson

You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.

— Arthur Plotnik

Happiness belongs to those who are sufficient unto themselves. For all external sources of happiness are, by their own nature, highly uncertain, precarious, ephemeral, and subject to chance.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.

— Ashley Montagu

Despair and isolation are my greatest internal enemies, I need to remember I am not alone, even when it feels that way.

— Audre Lorde

Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.

— Audre Lorde

You will discover that you have two hands. One is for helping yourself and the other is for helping others.

— Audrey Hepburn

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy.

— Ayn Rand

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill.

— Barbara Tuchman

There is no education like adversity.

— Benjamin Disraeli

What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expected generally happens.

— Benjamin Disraeli

A conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.

— Benjamin Disraeli, Speech on agricultural interests, 17 March 1845

I have brought myself, by long meditation, to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

— Benjamin Disraeli

Joy is not in things! It is in us!

— Benjamin Franklin

Man can be the most affectionate and altruistic of creatures, yet he’s potentially more vicious than any other. He is the only one who can be persuaded to hate millions of his own kind whom he has never seen and to kill as many as he can lay his hands on in the name of his tribe or his God.

— Benjamin Spock

A great obstacle to happiness is expecting too much happiness.

— Bernard de Fontanelle

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles.

— Bernard M. Baruch

Don’t be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

— Bertolt Brecht

The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

— Bertrand Russell

If all our happiness is bound up entirely in our personal circumstances, it is difficult not to demand of life more than it has to give.

— Bertrand Russell

And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence.

— Bertrand Russell

There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.

— Bertrand Russell

Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.

— Bertrand Russell

Old age ain’t no place for sissies.

— Bette Davis

When a man gives his opinion he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion she’s a bitch.

— Bette Davis
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