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AuthorQuote Topic
Lama, Dalai"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. "Religion
Lamm, Richard"Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it. "Government
Lamott, Anne"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do. "Religion
Lanier, Jaron"I think complexity is mostly sort of crummy stuff that is there because it's too expensive to change the interface. "Technology
Lanier, Sidney"Music is love in search of a word. "Music
Lanier, Jaron"Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone. "Technology
Larson, Doug"Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog. "Computer
Larson, Doug"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. "Nature
Lauren, Ralph"I don't design clothes, I design dreams. "Dream
Lauren, Ralph"We're making a major move of the Internet, and is a natural extension of both and our collection business. "Technology
Laurencin, Marie"Why should I paint dead fish, onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier. "Art
Lawrence, Thomas"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible. "Dream
Lawrence, D. H."But then peace, peace! I am so mistrustful of it: so much afraid that it means a sort of weakness and giving in. "Peace
Leacock, Stephen B."Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica. "Imagination
Leary, Timothy"Civilization is unbearable, but it is less unbearable at the top. "Society
Lecoin, Louis"If it were proved to me that in making war, my ideal had a chance of being realized, I would still say "no" to war. For one does not create a human society on mounds of corpses. "War
Leduc, Violette"I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips. "Nature
Lee, Robert E."What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world. "War
Lee, Blaine"The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out, starting with himself. "Business
Lee, Blaine"The great leaders are like the best conductors - they reach beyond the notes to reach the magic in the players. "Business
Leibniz, Gottfried"Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. "Music
Lejeune, Jerome"I look forward to the day when a mongolian idiot, treated biochemically, becomes a successful geneticist. "Science
Lem, Stanislaw"Cannibals prefer those who have no spines. "Business
Lem, Stanislaw"Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness. "Business
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich"It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. "History
Leno, Jay"Bush reiterated his stand to conservatives opposing his decision on stem cell research. He said today he believes life begins at conception and ends at execution. "Science
Leonard, John"It takes a long time to grow an old friend. "Friendship
Leopold, Aldo"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. "Nature
Letterman, Elmer G."You can't start at the top. "Art
Leunig, Michael"Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that. "Love
Levant, Oscar"I'm a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy. "Art
Levant, Oscar"Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you'll find the real tinsel underneath. "Art
Levant, Oscar"Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember. "Art
Levertov, Denise"You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night. "Nature
Levine, Joseph E."You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. "Business
Lewin, Roger"Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. "Education
Lewis, W. M."The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. "Life
Lewis, C. S."Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Religion
Lewis, C. S."I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. "Religion
Lewis, Sinclair"People will buy anything that is 'one to a customer.' "Business
Lewis, C. S."Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. "Friendship
Lewis, Percy Wynham"Sadistic excess attempts to reach roughly and by harshness what art reaches by fineness. "Art
Lichtenberg, Georg C."There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist. "Religion
Lichtenberg, Benjamin"Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked, and elect the best man to do it. "Government
Lichtenberg, Georg C."Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own. "Society
Lichtenberg, Georg C."Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. "Intelligence
Lichtenstein, Roy"I don't have big anxieties. I wish I did. I'd be much more interesting. "Art
Lichtenstein, Roy"I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me. "Art
Liddy, G. Gordon"They were afraid, never having learned what I taught myself: Defeat the fear of death and welcome the death of fear. "History
Lincoln, Abraham"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. "Business
Lincoln, Abraham"No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. "Government
Lincoln, Abraham"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance. "Business
Lincoln, Abraham"We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper we read. "History
Lincoln, Abraham"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. "History
Lincoln, Abraham"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. "Success
Lincoln, Abraham"We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave, to every living heart and hearth-stone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature. "Patriotism
Lincoln, Abraham"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind. "Nature
Lindberg, Carter"Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God. "Faith
Lindbergh, Charles"How long can men thrive between walls of brick, walking on asphalt pavements, breathing the fumes of coal and of oil, growing, working, dying, with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain, seeing only machine-made beauty, the mineral-like quality of life? "Nature
Lindbergh, Charles"In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. "Nature
Lindbergh, Charles"Living in dreams of yesterday, we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests. "Dream
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow"Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn't seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces. "Friendship
Lindsey, Margaret"This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow. "Nature
Lingenfelter, Richard E."For it is a land of illusion, a place in the mind, a shimmering mirage of riches and mystery and death. These illusions have distorted its landscape and contorted its history. "History
Lippmann, Walter"The radical novelty of modern science lies precisely in the rejection of the belief... that the forces which move the stars and atoms are contingent upon the preferences of the human heart. "Science
Lippmann, Walter"The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on. "Business
Lippmann, Walter"The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully. "Business
Livingstone, Richard"There is no virtue in being uncritical; nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead, and, since the world lives by creative and constructive forces, and not by negation and destruction, it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics. "Education
Lodge, David"Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round. "Life
London, Jack"You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. "Imagination
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. "Nature
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth"Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!"Friendship
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend. "Friendship
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth"The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art. "Nature
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth"It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun. "Love
Longworth, Alice Roosevelt"I have a simple philosophy: Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches. "Life
Loon, Hendrik Willem Van"The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress. "Art
Lord Tennyson, Alfred"Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? "Dream
Lorenz, Konrad"It is a good morning exercise for a research scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before breakfast. It keeps him young. "Science
Lowell, James Russell"Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons. "Nature
Lowell, Amy"Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. "Art
Lowell, James Russell"Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor. "Government
Lubbock, Sir John"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. "Nature
Lubbock, Sir John"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. "Nature
Lucas, E. V."One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed. For no one can lay a hand on our dreams. "Dream
Lucas, George"The secret to film is that it's an illusion. "Movie
Luce, Henry R."Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight. "Business
Luckman, Charles"Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks, and courage. "Success
Ludwig, Emil"Many a person has held close, throughout their entire lives, two friends that always remained strange to one another, because one of them attracted by virtue of similarity, the other by difference. "Friendship
Luther, Martin"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. "Nature
Luther King, Jr., Martin"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. "Faith
Lynd, Robert"There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. "Nature


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