Quotes – M

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

 

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“Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time.”

Malcolm S. Forbes

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“It’s more fun to arrive at a conclusion than to justify it.”

Malcolm S. Forbes

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“Consensus is the negation of leadership.”

Margaret Thatcher

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

Margaret Thatcher

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“If all the people in the world were laid end to end, it would take a long time and some would probable die waiting till we were done, and then we’d have to put someone new in that spot… Never mind — The Flintstones are on!”

Marilyn Rose

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“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”

Marilyn vos Savant

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“If you were running as fast as the speed of light and you smacked right into a brick wall, I bet the guys chasing you would say, Thank God for that brick wall… I don’t think we’d have ever caught up to this guy!”

Mark Dockham

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“A dog wags his tail with its heart.”

Martin Buxhaun

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“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

Martin Luther

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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. you only need a heart full of grace. a soul generated by love.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“If you come with no agenda, you will become the agenda.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence. The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother: "We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. We will not hate you, but we will not obey your evil laws. We will soon wear you down by pure capacity to suffer."”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“My obligation is to do the right thing. The rest is in God’s hands.”

Martin Luther King

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“Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“Our loyalties must transend our race, our tribe, our class, and our nation; and this means we must develop a world perspective.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“That old law ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind.”

Martin Luther King

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“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

Martin Luther King

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“You may give out, but never give up.”

Mary Crowley

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“He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.”

Mary Wilson Little

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“I just got this great fraud insurance from a door-to-door salesman – if I ever get victimized by a con artist it pays out, big-time!”

Matt Diamond

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“If you can’t beat your computer at chess, do what I did — try kick-boxing.”

Matt Larson

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“If I ever catch the monkey that stole my wallet, well, I’ll keep him, ’cause it’d be handy to have a monkey that can steal wallets.”

Matthew W. Schmeer

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“Vacuuming is so much more fun when the hamsters are loose.”

Meghan Skinner

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“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”

Mel Brooks

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“Children have more need of models than critics.”

Melanie Clark

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“If I had a liquor store and a dog came in asking to buy some beer, I’d ask to see his ID, then I’d still sell him the beer even if he’s not 21. But I’d charge him a small fortune for it. Hey, he’s just a dog — who cares?”

Melanie Tabai

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“Imagine if Earth were invaded by a highly advanced race of aliens with a plot to take over our planet, but instead of laser guns, they only had bows and arrows. We’d kick their butts!”

Mich’l Levine

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“Every day is unique. Each date comes only once and then it’s gone. Which explains why I have to buy a new calendar every damn year.”

Mich’l McCuiston

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“I told the teacher that my son wasn’t very smart, and she said something about the acorn not falling far from the tree. Since I never studied treeology, I don’t have a clue what that means.”

Michael Cunningham

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“When I saw that Alf is doing long distance commercials, I thought, ‘Wow, he must really need money.’ Then I realized that he’s just a puppet, which confirmed my suspicion, because what bank would give a loan to a puppet?”

Michael Wallick

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“Ask not what you can do for your country, because President Clinton is all too happy to show you.”

Michelle Argabrite

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“My cat usually thinks she’s a dog, but at times her belief wavers — like when the toilet lid comes down on her and just knocks her into the bowl.”

Michelle Argabrite

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“Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.”

Mickey Mouse

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“Tough and funny and a little bit kind: that is as near to perfection as a human being can be.”

Mignon McLaughlin

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“When ‘Why not do it?’ barely outweights ‘Why do it?’ – don’t do it.”

Mignon McLaughlin

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“You know, if Darth Vader had a chance to raise his children, they probably wouldn’t have been so rebellious.”

Mike Berryessa

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“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”

Milton Berle

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“I believe in practicing prudence every two or three years.”

Molly Ivins

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“There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.”

Monta Crane

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“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”

Mother Teresa

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“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”

Mother Teresa

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“Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.”

Mother Teresa

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“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

Mother Teresa

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“Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.”

Mother Teresa

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“Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.”

Mother Teresa

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“Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”

Mother Teresa

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“God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”

Mother Teresa

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“Good works are links that form a chain of love.”

Mother Teresa

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“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”

Mother Teresa

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“I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.”

Mother Teresa

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“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

Mother Teresa

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“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.”

Mother Teresa

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“I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God.”

Mother Teresa

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“I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?”

Mother Teresa

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“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”

Mother Teresa

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

Mother Teresa

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“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”

Mother Teresa

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“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Mother Teresa

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“If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”

Mother Teresa

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“Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.”

Mother Teresa

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“The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.”

Mother Teresa

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“To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.”

Mother Teresa

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“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one.”

Mr. Spock

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“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”

Muhammad Ali

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“A rooster crows only when it sees the light. Put him in the dark and he’ll never crow. I have seen the light and I’m crowing.”

Muhammad Ali

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“Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.”

Muhammad Ali

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“At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.”

Muhammad Ali

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“Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.”

Muhammad Ali

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“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.”

Muhammad Ali

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“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”

Muhammad Ali

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“Frazier is so ugly that he should donate his face to the US Bureau of Wild Life.”

Muhammad Ali

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“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

Muhammad Ali

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“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

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“I am the greatest. Not only do I knock ‘em out, I pick the round!”

Muhammad Ali

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“I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.".”

Muhammad Ali

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“I run on the road, long before I dance under the lights.”

Muhammad Ali

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“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…uh… never mind.How much do I owe you?”

Mystic7

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