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Quote from Oscar Wilde. The great events of the world take place in the brain.
Quote from John Culkin. We don't know who discovered water, but we're certain it wasn't a fish.
Quote from Ernest Hemingway. Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Quote from J.W. Eagan. Never judge a book by its movie.
Quote from Blaise Pascal. Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
Quote from Margaret Mead. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Quote from Martin Luther King. Our lives end the day we become silent about things that really matter.
Quote from Isaac Asimov. Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Quote from Camille Corot. The whole thing is to have genius at twenty and talent at eighty.
Quote from Octavio Paz. Water talks unceasingly but never repeats itself.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. I have simple tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Quote from Ernest Hemingway. It takes two years to learn to speak and sixty to learn to keep quiet.
Quote from Dominique Rolin. What's a year otherwise the infinite volume of a pinch of seconds?
Quote from Daniel De Montmollin. The primary objective for an educator is to produce autodidacts.
Quote from Ennio Flaiano. My cat does what I would like to do, with less literature.
Quote from Alfred Capus. Some men talk while they sleep. There are only speakers to speak during the sleep of others.
Quote from Pablo Picasso. I paint things as I think them, not as I see them.
Quote from Ambrose Bierce. Elector: one who enjoys the sacred privilege of voting for the man of another man's choice.
Quote from Alexandre Dumas. Money is a good servant but a bad master.
Quote from Mark Twain. The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Quote from Victor Borge. The shortest distance between two people is a smile.
Quote from Luis Buñuel. Happiness is getting on with yourself.
Quote from Isaac Newton. We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Quote from Stanislaw Jerzy Lec. Rooster even sings in the morning on which it ends up in the pot.
Quote from Upton Sinclair. The Earth belongs to its owners, but the landscape belongs to those who know how to appreciate it.
Quote from Alexander Nevsky. Those who come to us in peace will be welcome as a guest. But those who come to us sword in hand will die by the sword!
Quote from Jean-Luc Godard. Cinema, like paintings, shows the invisible.
Quote from Emilio Praga. The quality of a book depends on the reader.
Quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
Quote from René Descartes. I think, therefore I am.
Quote from Hippocrates. Walking is man's best medicine.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. I am not young enough to know everything.
Quote from Jean-Luc Godard. Cinema generates memory, television oblivion.
Quote from Pablo Neruda. In one kiss, you'll know all I haven't said.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. I do not believe in miracles. I've seen too many of them.
Quote from Karl Kraus. To be perfect she lacked just one defect.
Quote from Victor Hugo. If God had not made woman, he wouldn't have made the flower either.
Quote from Bertolt Brecht. As regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve.
Quote from Michel de Montaigne. I quote others only in order to express myself the better.
Quote from Paul Valéry. Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.
Quote from Albert Brie. Before changing your mind make sure that you already have an opinion to change.
Quote from Victor Hugo. Life is an interrupted sentence.
Quote from Steve Jobs. If you don't build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.
Quote from Arthur H. Rosenfeld. There is an even cleaner form of energy than the sun, more renewable than the wind: it's the energy we don't consume.
Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Always do what you are afraid to do.
Quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson. The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a fraction of a second of reality.
Quote from Aurélio Buarque de Holanda Ferreira. Defining a word is like catching a butterfly on the wing.
Quote from Marcus Aurelius. That which is not good for the swarm, neither is it good for the bee.
Quote from Pier Paolo Pasolini. Grown up? Never!
Quote from Seneca. What you think is the summit is only a step up.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Not everyone can boast of having a friend.
Quote from Ernest Hemingway. At the most important crossroads of life, there's no signposts.
Quote from Alfred Adler. The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.
Quote from Albert Einstein. It's easier to disintegrate an atom than a prejudice.
Quote from Victor Hugo. There are no such things as bad plants or bad men. There are only bad cultivators.
Quote from Jules Renard. Writing is a way of talking without being interrupted.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Love is the only thing that grows when shared.
Quote from Pythagoras. The oldest, shortest words - 'yes' and 'no' - are those which require the most thought.
Quote from Leo Tolstoy. The wind is never favorable to those who don't know where they are going.
Quote from Khalil Gibran. The flowers of spring are winter's dreams told in the morning at the table of the angels.
Chinese proverb. It is not those who know best to speak who have the best things to say.
Quote from Pierre de Coubertin. Success is not a goal but a means to aim higher
Quote from Voltaire. To say the secret of another is a betrayal, to say yours is a stupidity.
Quote from Tristan Bernard. The height of optimism is to enter a great restaurant and rely on the pearl found in an oyster to pay the bill.
Quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. Everyone thinks that the principal thing to the tree is the fruit, but in point of fact the principal thing to it is the seed.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It's the time you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important.
Quote from Victor Hugo. Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.
Quote from Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Listen to the forest that grows rather than the tree that falls.
Quote from Jules Renard. We make congratulations like investing money, so that they may be returned to us with interest.
Quote from Guy de Maupassant. One would really end by going mad or dying, if one could not weep.
Quote from Marcel Breuer. I am as much interested in the smallest detail as in the whole structure.
Quote from Rumi. Waiting is like wings. The stronger are the wings, the longer is the flight.
Quote from Romain Gary. Tenderness has moments that beat more slowly than others.
Quote from Laozi (老子). If your results are not upto your expectations, remind you that one day the great oak has been an acorn too.
Quote from Louis Aragon. If I close my eyes, I remember yours.
Quote from William Shakespeare. All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances.
Quote from Honoré de Balzac. Happiness is a soap bubble that changes color as the iris and that breaks when touched.
Quote from Leo Tolstoy. Women, you hold in your hands the salvation of the world.
Quote from Paulo Coelho. Dawn doesn't come twice waking you up.
Quote from Alphonse Allais. Hungry belly has no ears but it has a nose!
Quote from Edward Snowden. PR1V4CY M4773R5; PR1V4CY 15 WH47 4LL0W5 U5 70 D373RM1N3 WH0 W3 4R3 4ND WH0 W3 W4N7 70 63.PRIVACY MATTERS; PRIVACY IS WHAT ALLOWS US TO DETERMINE WHO WE ARE AND WHO WE WANT TO BE.
Quote from Paulo Coelho. One does not need to climb a mountain to know if it's high.
Quote from Marcel Pagnol. Life is like a bus. When you turn around, you realize that there are already many who have come down.
Quote from Seneca. When the sun is in eclipse and disappears, you can see its greatness.
Quote from Ovid. Under the sweet honey are hidden cruel poisons.
Quote from Malcolm X. Stumbling is not falling.
Quote from Rumi. Every rose is prey to winter.
Quote from Madame de Staël. The more I see of men the more I like dogs.
Quote from Jules Renard. Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
Quote from Antoine de Rivarol. We never go so far as when we don't know where we're going.
Quote from Elsa Triolet. The time has no other function than burning; it burns without ashes.
Quote from Paulo Coelho. Life is the train and not the station.
African proverb. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Quote from Paul-Jean Toulet. There are delightful spring rains where the sky seems to cry with joy.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. We do not inherit the earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children.
Quote from Benjamin Franklin. Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Quote from Platon. You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Quote from Coluche. I'd love to tell you a bullshit but there are also plenty in newspaper.
Chinese proverb. All the flowers of the future are in seeds of today.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Man discovers himself when he measures himself against the obstacle.
Quote from Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Fall is the spring of winter.
Quote from Gandhi. You must learn to be still in the midst of activity and vibrantly alive in repose.
Quote from Nelson Mandela. I never lose. I either win or I learn.
Proverbe Celte. Three candles that illuminate every darkness: truth, nature, knowledge.
Quote from François Truffaut. Women are magical... so I became a magician.
Quote from Jean de la Fontaine. Everything to do with love is mystery.
Quote from Oliver Goldsmith. The greatest glory of living lies not in never falling but in rising every time you fall.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Make your dream devour your life, so that life does not devour your dream.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.
Jewish proverb. If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep.
Quote from Marcel Proust. The pleasure of habit is often milder than novelty.
Quote from Pierre Corneille. To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Quote from Coluche. Don't drink and drive, you could spill your beer!
Mexican proverb. A smile is the same in all languages.
Quote from Leonardo da Vinci. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Quote from Alphonse Allais. It's not enough to have talent. You need to know how to use it.
Quote from Mark Twain. They did not know it was impossible, so they did it.
Quote from Stendhal. The vocation is having to craft his passion.
Quote from Jacques Deval. Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.
Quote from Voltaire. Smile melts ice, installs confidence and heals wounds, it's the key of sincere human relations.
Quote from Richard Whately. Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry gets the best of the argument.
Chad proverb. Honesty doesn’t mean saying everything you think but thinking everything you say.
Quote from Alfred Capus. The kind man is one who listens with a smile the things he knows, said by someone who ignores them.
African proverb. Where we love it never gets dark.
Quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. Become who you are. Do what only you can do. Be the master and the sculptor of yourself.
Quote from William Cowper. Scientist is proud to have learned so much: the sage is humble to know so little.
Quote from Coluche. Doors of the future are open to those who know how to push them.
Quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. The future belongs to those with the longest memory.
Quote from William Blake. The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
Chinese proverb. You will never be punished for making people die of laughter.
Quote from Leo Tolstoy. All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Quote from Laozi (老子). There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.
Quote from Napoleon Bonaparte. Always reserve the right to laugh the day after at your ideas of the day before.
Quote from Leo Tolstoy. My little boy grows up and smiles at life and, like everyone else, he will either be deceived or deceived.
Quote from King Henry IV of France. Good food and good wine, this is heaven on earth.
Quote from Zeno of Elea. Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.
Quote from Roy Goodman. Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Quote from Pythagoras. Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.
Quote from Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
Quote from Jules Renard. I don't care about knowing many things: I want to know the things I care about.
Quote from Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off.
Quote from André Malraux. Life is worth nothing. But nothing is worth life.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Straight ahead you can't go very far.
Quote from Jean d'Ormesson. There are days, months, endless years when nothing happen. There are minutes and seconds that contain an entire world.
Quote from Jean-Paul Guerlain. Perfume is the most intense form of memory.
Quote from Fiodor Dostoïevski. The best definition of man is : a creature that walks on two legs and is ungrateful.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. With the plane, we learned to move in straight lines.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams...
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. But the eyes are blind. One must look with the heart.
Quote from François Mauriac. Reading, an open door to an enchanted world.
Quote from Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie. Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
Quote from Albert Einstein. Don't worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater.
Quote from Jules Renard. Old age comes suddenly, like snow. One morning upon awakening, we realize that everything is white.
Quote from Robert Orben. A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.
Quote from Albert Einstein. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Quote from Yvan Audouard. It was so beautiful that I closed my eyes.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. The beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
Quote from Ann Bradstreet. If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome
Kurd proverb. Let your kiss have the heat of the sun and the rose will give you all its perfume.
Quote from William Shakespeare. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
Quote from Buddhahood. Pleasure is gathered, joy is gathered and happiness is cultivated.
Irish proverb. A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.
Quote from Emmanuel Kant. Music is the language of emotions.
Quote from Sydney Smith. Have the courage not knowing many things to avoid the certainty of knowing nothing.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. It is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things wonderful.
Quote from Richard Wagner. Joy is not in things; It is in us.
Quote from Joseph Roux. Loving to know is human, knowing to love is divine.
Quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. Without music, life would be a mistake.
Quote from Thomas Browne. We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.
Quote from Seneca. Hasten to live well and think that every day is a life alone.
Quote from Seneca. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Quote from Calderon. All the treasures of the earth are not worth the happiness of being loved.
Quote from Victor Hugo. Reverie is the vapor of thought.
Quote from Jules Renard. Sulky: a kids' strike.
Quote from Madame de Genlis. We are overly surprised by what we rarely see and not surprised enough by what we see every day.
Quote from Seneca. Anger is like an avalanche that breaks on what it breaks.
Quote from Calvin Coolidge. Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind.
Quote from Pythagoras. A thought is an idea in transit.
Quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. Happiness is continuing to desire what you already possess.
Quote from Voltaire. Those seeking metaphysical causes to laughter are not happy.
Italian proverb. You can paint a flower, but not its smell.
Quote from Alexandre Dumas. Appetite is the consciousness of the body.
Quote from Pythagoras. Who speaks, sow. Who hears, harvest.
Quote from Epicurus. Let us hasten to succumb to temptation, before she strays.
Quote from Alphonse Allais. Mushrooms grow in damp places. That’s why they are shaped like an umbrella.
Quote from Eugène Labiche. The lucky man is the one who arrives at everything. The unlucky is the one to whom everything happens.
Quote from Blaise Pascal. When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Chinese proverb. Do not fear going forward slowly. Fear only to stand still.
Chinese proverb. No need to raise your voice when you're right.
Quote from Guy de Maupassant. The kiss is the safest way to shut up saying everything.
Quote from Molière. One must eat to live, and not live to eat.
Quote from Seneca. Life is like a fairy tale; what matters is not its length but its value.
Persian proverb. Nothing is ever closed, except your own eyes.
Quote from George Sand. Butterflies are just flowers that gone a day of celebration where nature was in vein of invention and fertility.
Chinese proverb. Anyone asking a question is likely to look silly for five minutes. Anyone asking no questions will remain silly all his life.
Quote from Alvare Sanchez de Moncades. Speak. If only useful things were said, there would be a great silence in the world.
Quote from Anatole France. It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Quote from Laozi (老子). A travel of thousand miles begins always by a first step.
Quote from Jean-Jacques Rousseau. A gourmand's soul is entirely in his palate.
Quote from Leo Tolstoy. All reasoning about love destroyed.
Quote from Stevie Wonder. Music is a world within itself. It is a language we all understand.
Quote from Henrik Ibsen. A forest bird never wants a cage.
Quote from Confucius. The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Chinese proverb. Stop reading for a long time, it's like losing an important friend.
Quote from Leo Tolstoy. There is no other love which consist to give life for them we love.
Quote from Paulo Coelho. If you want to see a rainbow you have to learn to see the rain.
Quote from Alphonse de Lamartine. The world is a book of which we turn a page at every step.
Quote from Friedrich Nietzsche. In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.
Quote from Albert Einstein. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Quote from Jacques Prévert. We could have an iron wealth, we finish always to rust.
Quote from Pierre Dac. It's better raining today instead of a shiny day.
Quote from Albert Camus. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Quote from Confucius. I seek not to know the answers, but to understand the questions.
Quote from Confucius. By nature, men are nearly alike. By practice, they get to be wide apart.
Russian proverb. The past is a lighthouse, not a port.
Quote from Winston Churchill. Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Quote from Roland Topor. A gram of shit is enough to spoil kaviar kilo. A gram of kaviar don't improve a kilo of shit.
Quote from Christina Rossetti. What's more sadness than an inachieved work, it's a work never beginned.
Quote from Confucius. Happiness is not at the top of the mountain, but in how to climb.
Quote from Victor Hugo. Hapiness is sometimes hidden in unknown.
Quote from August Strindberg. By attempting the impossible one can attain the highest level of the possible.
Quote from Honoré de Balzac. Love is not just a feeling, it is also an art.
Quote from Voltaire. The best government is where less unuseful people are.
Nigerian proverb. Going slowly does not prevent arriving.
Quote from Jules Renard. Butterfly, folded this love letter seeks a flower address.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. Wisdom is to have dreams big enough not to lose sight when we pursue them.
Russian proverb. Trust, but verify.
Quote from Benjamin Franklin. Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Quote from Stendhal. The best secret to never fall is to stay still sitting.
Quote from Hans Christian Andersen. To travel is to live.
Quote from Archimedes. Give me a lever and a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Burkina Faso proverb. Friendship is a furrow in the sand, if you stop to remake it disappears.
Quote from Friedrich Novalis. The man does not advance the time, time drives forward man.
Quote from Dōgen. A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.
Congolese proverb. No matter the wind direction, the sun is always where it should go.
Quote from Gilbert Keith Chesterton. The world will never starve for want of wonders; but only for want of wonder.
Quote from Laozi (老子). The power is to impose its will on others. The force is to impose oneself.
Quote from Voltaire. I have decided to be happy, because it's good for my health.
Chinese proverb. A falling tree makes more noise than a growing forest.
Quote from Reid Hoffman - Linkedin co-founder. If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late.
Ivorian proveb. You cannot get the hippo with a hook.
Argentine proverb. When a tile falls from your roof, it's an opportunity to see ten thousand stars.
African proverb. The baobab's strength is in its roots.
Quote from Alfred Tennyson. Come friends, it's not too late to seek a newer world.
Quote from Nicolas de Chamfort. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
Quote from Gustave Nadaud. To stay is to exist, but to travel, is to live.
Chad proverb. To know where we are going, we must know where we are.
Chinese proverb. Each stroke of anger is getting old, every smile is a facelift.
Gabon proverb. A young person who travels a lot is older than old who stayed in the village.
Quote from Albert Einstein. Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.
African proverb. So high that reaches a momentum thing is to land it returns.
Quote from Socrates. The unexamined life is not worth living.
Quote from Jack London. You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Quote from Kevin Kruse. Life is about making an impact, not making an income.
Quote from Jean-Jacques Schuhl. The best way not to get lost is not to know where you're going...
Russian proverb. If your heart is a rose, then your mouth will speak perfumed words.
Benin proverb. If you do not know where you're going, remember where you came from.
Ethiopian proverb. If you've lost your horse, look under the seat.
Tuareg proverb. Better to walk without knowing where to go than to sit doing nothing.
Bolivia proverb. Mood for some sunshine? To repel rain, Bolivian land facing an inverted bottle.
Mexican proverb. We are all made of the same clay, but not from the same mold.
Italian proverb. Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
Finnish proverb. One cannot ski so softly that the tracks cannot be seen.
Quote from Jean Racine. All invention consists in making something out of nothing.
Quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Whoever drinks a cup of chocolate can withstand a day's travel.
Turkish proverb. For the love of a rose, the gardener becomes the slave of a thousand thorns.
Quote from Jean Chardin. We use colors, but we paint with our feelings.
Quote from Raymond Radiguet. All ages bearing fruit, you have to pick them.
Quote from Alphonse Karr. The age at which everything is shared is usually the age when you have nothing.
Quote from René Bazin. Being young is to have a mind that calculates and a heart that does not compute.
Belgium proverb. Experience is the comb that Nature gives us after we are bald.
Quote from Platon. If you want to know a nation, you must know his music.
Quote from William Thackeray. A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
Quote from Alphonse de Lamartine. There is no man more complete than the one who travelled a lot, who changed the shape of his thoughts and his life twenty times.
Quote from Marcel Proust. There is no easy success, nor definitive failures.
Quote from Voltaire. No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Quote from Jean Racine. It's in the most populated cities that the greatest loneliness can be found.
Quote from Seneca. We learn not in the school, but in life.
Quote from Baden-Powell. A difficulty is no longer one from the moment you smile and confront it.
Quote from J.R.R. Tolkien. Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.
Quote from Leonardo da Vinci. Water is the driving force in nature.
Quote from James Broughton. Life is adventure, not predicament.
Cuban proverb. Life is short but a smile only takes a second.
Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Quote from Alphonse Daudet. The best way to impose ideas to others is to let them think it comes from them.
Quote from Raymond Radiguet. All mothers, by principle, want nothing so much for their son as marriage, but disapprove of the woman they select.
Quote from Joseph Joubert. What amazed, astonished once, but what is admirable is increasingly admired.
Quote from Guy de Maupassant. Of all the passions, the only really respectable seems to be greed.
Quote from Gustave Eiffel. I ought to be jealous of the tower. She is more famous than I am.
Quote from Joseph Joubert. Close your eyes and you'll see.