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"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
Benjamin Franklin

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."
Helen Keller

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."
Mark Twain

I am never going to be famous...I do not do anything. Not one single thing. I used to bite my nails, but I don't even do that anymore.
Dorothy Parker

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
Abraham Lincoln

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Abraham Lincoln

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."
Albert Einstein

"Youth is wasted on the young."
George Bernard Shaw

"We hold these truths to be sacred and undeniable; that all men are created equal and independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent and inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."
Thomas Jefferson

I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous.
Walt Disney

"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
Winston Churchill

"I have not yet begun to fight!"
John Paul Jones

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."
Albert Einstein

"He who shall introduce into public affairs the principles of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world."
Benjamin Franklin

"Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
Thomas A Edison

"The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." -
Socrates

"Wisdom begins in wonder."
Socrates

"The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."
William Shakespeare

To be famous, in fact, one has only to kill one's landlady.
Albert Camus

"Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools."
Truman Capote

"A word to the wise ain't necessary -- it's the stupid ones that need the advice."
Bill Cosby

"The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"One man's justice is another's injustice; one man's beauty another's ugliness; one man's wisdom another's folly."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
Plato

"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."
Vince Lombardi

"One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic."
Josef Stalin

"In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes."
Benjamin Franklin

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!"
Patrick Henry

"It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees."
Emiliano Zapata

"Nothing is to be feared but fear."
Sir Francis Bacon

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."
Franklin D Roosevelt

"Genius without education is like silver in the mine."
Benjamin Franklin

"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."
Benjamin Franklin

"This above all: TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE. And it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
William Shakespeare

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal...We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Abraham Lincoln

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
Abraham Lincoln

"Hypocrite: The man who murdered his parents, and then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan."
Abraham Lincoln

"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
Abraham Lincoln

"We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender."
Winston Churchill

"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."
William Shakespeare

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
Andy Warhol

"Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all."
Alfred Lord Tennyson

"All's fair in love and war."
Francis Edwards

"The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has."
Will Rogers

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
Benjamin Franklin

"Fish and visitors smell in three days."
Benjamin Franklin

"Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies."
Thomas Jefferson

"I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it."
Thomas Jefferson

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."
Woody Allen

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Albert Einstein

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
Albert Einstein

"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
Albert Einstein

"You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war."
Albert Einstein

"At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice."
Albert Einstein

"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
Benjamin Franklin

When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or to learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous.
Katherine Hepburn

"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance."
Thomas Jefferson

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
William Shakespeare

"I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice."
Albert Einstein

"When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion."
Abraham Lincoln

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy."
St Francis Assisi

"Nothing succeeds like success."
Alexandre Dumas

"Remember that time is money."
Benjamin Franklin

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." (Hanged after being arrested for spying on the British in New York City.)
Nathan Hale

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."
Theodore Roosevelt

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!"
Patrick Henry

"Lord, make me an instrument of your peace; where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy."
St Francis of Assisi

"Lord, what fools these mortals be!"
William Shakespeare

"Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac."
Henry Kissinger

"We have the best Congress that money can buy."
Will Rogers

"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
William Congreve

Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Never read a book that is not a year old."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation."
Henry David Thoreau

"While there's life, there's hope."
Marcus Tullius Cicero

"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
Winston Churchill

"Winners never quit and quitters never win."
Anonymous

"The only thing dumber than a pitcher is two pitchers."
Ted Williams

"This above all: TO THINE OWN SELF BE TRUE. And it must follow as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man."
William Shakespeare

"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
Mark Twain

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
Carol Burnett

"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
Chinese Proverb

"There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."
Winston Churchill

"He laughs best who laughs last."
English Proverb

"At any rate, I am convinced that He [God] does not play dice."
Albert Einstein

"Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach."
Aristotle

You're not famous until my mother has heard of you.
Jay Leno