Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.

~ Albert Einstein ~

German-born American Physicist


If we want a love message to be heard; it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile

~ Mother Teresa ~

Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary

Defer notime, delays have dangerous ends.

~ William Shakespeare ~

British Poet, Playwright, Actor


Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly.

~ Elizabeth Barret Browning ~

1806 - 1861
Poet and Essayest


The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.

~ Joan Baez ~

Folk Singer/Campaigner

Don't complain about what you don't have. Use what you've got. To do less than your best is a sin. Every single one of us has the power for greatness, because greatness is determined by service -- to yourself and to others.

Follow your instincts. That is where true wisdom manifests itself.

~ Oprah Winfrey ~

American TV Personality, Actress, Author


You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

~ Margaret Thatcher ~

1925 -
First woman Prime Minister of Great Britain




I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.

~ Golda Meir ~
1898 - 1978



I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.

~ Woody Allen ~

American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian



You can go a long way with a smile. You can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.

~ Al Capone ~

1899 - 1947

Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.

I don't believe that the public knows what it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.

In the end, everything is a gag.

All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles.

~ Charlie Chaplin ~

1889 - 1977
British actor, director, & screenwriter


I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

Television is for appearing on - not for looking at.

The higher the buildings, the lower the morals.

~Noel Coward~

1899 - 1973
English actor, dramatist, & songwriter

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

~ Martin Luther King Jr ~
1929 - 1968
US black civil rights leader & clergyman


For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

~ Nelson Mandela ~

1918 -
South African black civil rights leader


Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.

One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke from the chimney and continue on the way.

~ Vincent Van Gogh ~

1853 - 1890
Dutch Artist

There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered prayers.

~ Saint Theresa of Jesus ~
Carmalite Nun and Doctor of the Church
Feast Day October 1st


A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

I think that I shall never see

a billboard lovely as a tree.

Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,

I'll never see a tree at all.

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.

Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.

People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.

Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long.

Candy Is dandy

But liquor Is quicker.

~ Ogden Nash ~

1902 - 1971  
US humorist & poet

If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.

~ Cher ~

1946 -

US actress & singer


Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

~ Lucille Ball ~


Comedienne /American Actress


If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

~ Milton Berle ~

1908- 2002
American Actor, Entertainer

Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.

~ Muhammad Ali ~

1942 -

US boxer

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.

~ Anne Frank ~

1929 - 1945

German Jewish diarist

Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self.





~ Aldous Huxley ~


British Biologist, Educator

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.

I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do.

~ Helen Keller ~


American Blind/Deaf/Mute Author, Lecturer, Amorist

Associate yourself with men of good quality, if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.

~ George Washington ~


First President of the USA

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

~ Abraham Lincoln ~


Sixteenth President of the USA

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

~ John F. Kennedy ~

1917 - 1963

35th President of the USA

We should set goals within the limits of our resources while working to the limits of our powers.

~ Richard M. Nixon ~


Thirty-seventh President of the USA

When making your choice in life do not forget to live.

~ Samuel Johnson ~

1649 - 1703
English Author

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.

~ George Bernard Shaw ~


Irish-born British Dramatist

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

~ Mahatma Gandi ~


Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

~ Walt Disney ~


American Artist, Film Producer

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.

Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.

Biography lends to death a new terror.

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.

I am not young enough to know everything.

It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information


1854 - 190)

Playwright, novelist, poet, editor

Elan Michaels' quotes

Perception is the result of mindset, learning, and decision.

An open mind will allow anything to enter. A mature mind will weigh it without defense.

To truly love, one must bend as the willow.

True love rages as does fire in the wind.

Happiness will be found nowhere but within yourself.

We must remember that we are all members of but one race...the human race.

We must stand tall to adversity as the giant oak to lightning and storm.

If we think things through thoroughly, and if goodness is within our hearts, the choice will be the right choice.

Words can cut as a knife. Silence cuts deeper.

A true man wears no mask.

Love yourself, but above all, love your family and friends as they are the doorway of your spirit and soul.

In wronging another, one has wronged himself (herself).




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