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The essence of all jokes, of all comedy, seems to be an honest or well intended halfness; a non performance of that which is pretended to be performed, at the same time that one is giving loud pledges of performance. The balking of the intellect, is comedy and it announces itself in the pleasant spasms we call laughter. Ralph Waldo Emerson
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly. Woody Allen
I?ve seen too much hate to want to hate, myself, and every time I see it, I say to myself, hate is too great a burden to bear. Somehow we must be able to stand up against our most bitter opponents and say:?We shall match your capacity to inflict suffering by our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. Do to us what you will and we will still love you.... But be assured that we?ll wear you down by our capacity to suffer, and one day we will win our freedom. We will not only win freedom for ourselves; we will appeal to your heart and conscience that we will win you in the process, and our victory will be a double victory. Martin Luther King Jr., A Christmas Sermon for Peace on Dec 24, 1967
We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things?but there are times when we stop. We sit sill. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or its memory. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper. James Carroll, O Magazine, October 2002
The Interstate Commerce commission, as its functions have now been limited by the courts is, or can be made, of great use to the railroads. It satisfies the public clamor for a government supervision of railroads, at the same time that that supervision is almost entirely nominal. Richard Olney, a lawyer for the Boston & Maine and Attorney General under Grover Cleveland, advising a railroad president
Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble. John Barrymore
This is no time to act like a gentleman. I am a cad and shall react like one. George Sanders
I have lived in this world just long enough to look carefully the second time into things that I am most certain of the first time. Josh Billings
Work expands to fill the time available for its completion. Cyril Northcote Parkinson
The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier. Edward Markey, quoted in Associated Press, July 22, 2005
The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane. Donald G. Smith
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. H. G. Wells
Once upon a time my political opponents honored me as possessing the fabulous intellectual and economic power by which I created a world-wide depression all by myself. Herbert Clark Hoover
To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed. Sir Walter Scott
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well worth remembering from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde
It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man. Professor Scott Elledge on his retirement from Cornell
Eduaction is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde
To be feared is to fear: no one has been able to strike terror into others and at the same time enjoy peace of mind. Seneca
Most of the most important experiences that truly educate cannot be arranged ahead of time with any precision. Harold Taylor
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like. I have prepared one of my own. I have placed some rather large samples of dynamite, gunpowder, and nitroglycerin. My time capsule is set to go off in the year 3000. It will show them what we are really like. Alfred Hitchcock
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