An Archive of Growth?

Quotes

Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be.

–May Sarton

 

When you are unhappy, is there anything more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot?

–Kathleen Norris

 

The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.

–William F. Buckley, Jr.

 

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.

–Mark Russell

 

The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person — her husband.

–Lady Bird Johnson

 

A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point. That’s the basic spelling that every woman ought to know.

Mistinguette

 

Women’s virtue is man’s greatest invention.

–Cornelia Otis Skinner

 

Housework can’t kill you, but why take a chance?

–Phyllis Diller

 

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

–Philip K. Dick

 

Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.

–Mark Twain

 

I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman.

Virginia Woolf

 

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

–Elbert Hubbard

 

If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a committee — that will do them in.

Bradley’s Bromide

 

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill- treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ’The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.

–Bertrand Russell

 

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

–Marie Curie

 

I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.

–Sally Kempton

 

The older one grows, the more one likes indecency.

–Virginia Woolf

 

When two people love each other, they don’t look at each other; they look in the same direction.

–Ginger Rogers

 

If you can’t say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.

–Alice Roosevelt Longworth

 

In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.

Mark Twain–

 

Are you insinuating that I am a purveyor of terminological inexactitudes?

–Winston Churchill

 

To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view of this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human…Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.

–John Comenius

 

God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

–Paul Valery

 

The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos.

–Stephen Jay Gould

 

Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.

–Mae West

 

Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.

–Blore’s Razor

 

Sacred cows make the best hamburgers.

–Mark Twain

 

If you’re not turned on to politics, politics will turn on you.

–Ralph Nader

 

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy – but that could change.

–Dan Quayle

 

Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

–George Carlin

 

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