Famous Quotes

1) Gladiator Speech

My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius,

Commander of the Armies of the North,

General of the Felix Legions,

loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius,

father to a murdered son,

husband to a murdered wife,

and I will have my vengeance — in this life or the next.

2) Churchill Bernanrd Shaw

  • Once George Bernard Shaw sent a note to Winston Churchill: ‘ I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play, bring a friend … if you have one.’
  • Churchill wrote back: ‘ cannot possibly attend the first night, will attend second… If you have one.

I have decided to collect the quotes that I come across and post the links to them on this page.

Famous Quotes, April 2012

Famous Quotes, May 2012

June Collection :

  1. It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. -Aristotle
  2. From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hate. -Socrates
  3. The unexamined life is not worth living. -Socrates
  4. Excellence is an art won by training & habituation. -Aristotle
  5. The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour. -Japanese Proverb
  6. Wisdom begins in wonder. -Socrates
  7. It pays to know the enemy – not least because at sometime you may have the opportunity to turn him into a friend. -Margaret Thatcher
  8. One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. -Chinese Proverb
  9. Different flowers look good to different people. -Chinese Proverb
  10. The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. -Aristotle
  11. To know what you know and to know what you don’t know, that is real wisdom. – Confucius
  12. 3 methods to learn wisdom: 1 reflection, which is noblest; 2 imitation, which is easiest; & 3 experience, which is th bitterest. -Confucius
  13. Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm & constant. -Socrates
  14. The grass must bend when the wind blows across it. -Confucius
  15. Keep a green tree in your heart & perhaps a singing bird will come. -Chinese Proverb
  16. Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one. -Chinese Proverb
  17. Everything we run away from has power over us; everything we go through, we conquer.
  18. Paper can’t wrap up a fire. -Chinese Proverb
  19. Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. -Aristotle
  20. Worthless people live only to eat & drink; people of worth eat & drink only to live. -Socrates
  21. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. -Aristotle
  22. Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. -Aristotle
  23. Quality is not an act, it is a habit. -Aristotle
  24. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -Aristotle
  25. The best style is the style you don’t notice. Somerset Maugham
  26. If you do not study hard when young you’ll end up bewailing your failures as you grow up. -Chinese Proverb
  27. The drowning man is not troubled by rain. -Persian Proverb
  28. The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. Gustave Flaubert
  29. Writing is a struggle against silence.Carlos Fuentes
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