Quotes – A

Quotes Collection A – (author’s first name initial)

Famous quotations from historically significant individuals, as well as from modern day celebrities.

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“People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.”

Abigail Van Buren

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“Don’t look where you fall, but where you slipped.”

African Proverb

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“Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.”

African proverb

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“There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.”

African proverb

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“We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.”

Agnes Repplier

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“Porcupine meat makes terrific appetizers because it comes with its own toothpicks.”

Alan Selk

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“What I have to say is far more important than how long my eyelashes are.”

Alanis Morissette

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“A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.”

Alanis Morissette

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“I want to walk through life instead of being dragged through it.”

Alanis Morissette

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“Don’t wait for the Last Judgment. It happens every day.”

Albert Camus

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“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.”

Aldous Huxley

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“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.”

Alphonse Karr

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“In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.”

Amy Tan

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“It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.”

Anatole France

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“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

André Gide

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“When I leave the cat in charge, he makes the dog do the dishes. When I leave the dog in charge, he craps on the floor.”

Andy Pierson

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“A leader who keeps his ear to the ground allows his rear end to become a target.”

Angie Papadakis

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“And God said love me, love them, and love it, and don’t forget to love yourself.”

Anna (Mister God, This Is Anna by Fynn)

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“After taking the test and failing it three times, I thought to myself, Maybe I’m not meant to be an I.Q.”

Anna Chin-Williams

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“A hero is no braver than anyone else. A hero is only brave five minutes longer.”

Anonymous

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“Don’t refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase. That’s what wild geese are for.”

Anonymous

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“If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.”

Anonymous

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“In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.”

Anonymous

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“The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.”

Anonymous

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“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

Ansel Adams

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“Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and if you charge him enough for it, he’ll spend the rest of his life selling fish to pay off his student loans.”

Anthony Reyer

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“It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“In life, as in football, you don’t go far unless you know where the goalposts are.”

Arnold Glasgow

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“Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.”

Arnold Glasgow

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“We all know a fool when we see one – but not when we are one.”

Arnold Glasgow

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“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.”

Arthur Ashe

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