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Sadat, Anwar"Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. "History
Sagan, Carl"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. "Technology
Sagan, Carl"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. "Imagination
Sagan, Carl"We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. "Technology
Sagan, Carl"Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. "Science
Sainte-Beauve, Charles Augustin"Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. "Love
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de"Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. "Life
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de"War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus. "War
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de"A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. "Imagination
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de"Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction. "Love
Saint-Exupery, Antoine de"The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. "Technology
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus"What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art. "Art
Salinger, J. D."I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That's the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty... you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. "Love
Samaranch, Juan Antonio"bringing people together in peace, irrespective of race, religion and political convictions, for the benefit of mankind. "History
Sand, George"He who draws noble delights from sentiments of poetry is a true poet, though he has never written a line in all his life. "Poetry
Sandburg, Carl"I've written some poetry I don't understand myself."Poetry
Sandburg, Carl"Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment. "Poetry
Sandburg, Carl"In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you awake in the morning. "Society
Sandburg, Carl"Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. "Poetry
Sandburg, Carl"Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes. "Poetry
Sandburg, Carl"Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away. "Poetry
Sandburg, Carl"Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. "Poetry
Sandburg, Carl"Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come. "War
Santayana, George"One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. "Friendship
Santayana, George"An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world. "Art
Santayana, George"I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads. "Science
Santayana, George"The Bible is literature, not dogma. "Religion
Santayana, George"The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas. "Education
Santayana, George"To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography. "Patriotism
Santayana, George"History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there. "History
Santayana, George"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. "History
Sartre, Jean-Paul"When the rich wage war, it's the poor who die. "War
Sartre, Jean-Paul"Everything has been figured out, except how to live. "Life
Savage, Robert C."Most people are willing to pay more to be amused than to be educated. "Education
Scharf Hunt, Diana"Goals are dreams with deadlines. "Dream
Schiller, Friedrich von"Every true genius is bound to be naive. "Intelligence
Schlesinger, Arthur M."Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. "Science
Schmich, Mary"The cell phone has transformed public places into giant phone-a-thons in which callers exist within narcissistic cocoons of private conversations. Like faxes, computer modems and other modern gadgets that have clogged out lives with phony urgency, cell phones represent the 20th Century's escalation of imaginary need. We didn't need cell phones until we had them. Clearly, cell phones cause not only a breakdown of courtesy, but the atrophy of basic skills. "Technology
Schmich, Mary"You can map your life through your favorite movies, and no two people's maps will be the same. "Movie
Schmich, Mary"The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them. "Movie
Schuller, Robert H."If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been. "Business
Schuller, Robert H."Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet. "Business
Schulz, Charles"I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it. "Life
Schumacher, E. F."The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology. "Technology
Schumacher, E. F."Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. "Technology
Schumaker, John"Without cultural sanction, most or all our religious beliefs and rituals would fall into the domain of mental disturbance. "Religion
Schumann, Robert"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist. "Art
Schwartz, Jeremy"Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be. "Life
Schweitzer, Albert"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. "Friendship
Scorsese, Martin"Cinema is a matter of what's in the frame and what's out "Movie
Scott, Sir Walter"Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities. "Business
Seeger, Pete"Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don't. "Experience
Segal, Erich"Love means never having to say you're sorry. "Love
Segovia, Andre"The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly... music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees... "Music
Selassie, Haile"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph. "History
Selzer, Dr. Richard"Surgery is the red flower that blooms among the leaves and thorns that are the rest of medicine. "Science
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus"All art is but imitation of nature. "Art
Shakespeare, William"A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser. "Peace
Shakespeare, William"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs."Love
Shakespeare, William"The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. "Imagination
Shakespeare, William"Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love."Love
Shakespeare, William"As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. "Love
Shakur, Tupac"Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real. "Dream
Shames, Laurence"Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick. "Success
Shaw, George Bernard"You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race. "Patriotism
Shaw, George Bernard"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it. "Patriotism
Shaw, George Bernard"Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else. "Love
Shaw, George Bernard"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. "Life
Shaw, George Bernard"Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't! "Religion
Shaw, George Bernard"I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind. "Success
Shaw, George Bernard"Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable. "Art
Shaw, George Bernard"Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness. "Society
Shaw, George Bernard"No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means. "Religion
Shaw, George Bernard"First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. "Love
Shaw, George Bernard"Science... never solves a problem without creating ten more. "Science
Shaw, George Bernard"Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character. "Science
Shawn, Ted"Dance is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. "Art
Sheinwold, Alfred"Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself. "Experience
Shelley, Percy Bysshe"History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man. "History
Shelley, Percy Bysshe"Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted. "Poetry
Shelley, Percy Bysshe"Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder. "War
Shelley, Percy Bysshe"Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. "Poetry
Shenstone, William"The proper means of increasing the love we bear our native country is to reside some time in a foreign one. "Patriotism
Sherman, Cindy"I didn't have any interest in traditional art. "Art
Shoup, Gen David M."Remember, God provides the best camouflage several hours out of every 24. "History
Sikorsky, Igor"The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind ahead even more than teamwork. "Business
Simic, Charles"Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket. "Poetry
Simic, Charles"Poetry is an orphan of silence. The words never quite equal the experience behind them. "Poetry
Simon, Ellen"Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams. "Dream
Simpson, Louis"The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle, but to make them long for it. "War
Sinatra, Frank"May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. "Art
Sinatra, Frank"When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out. "Religion
Sinclair, Andrew"He had a Puritan conscience and an Episcopalian sense of sin. The first pricked at him persistently, the second was excused through public piety. "Religion
Singer, Isaac Bashevis"I don't invent characters because the Almightly has already invented millions. Just like experts at fingerprints do not create fingerprints but learn how to read them. "Art
Singer, Isaac Bashevis"Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. "Art
Singer, Isaac Bashevis"Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters. "Religion
Siriam, M. G."Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the net, it looks like very soon everyone on earth will have 15 Megabytes of fame. "Technology
Skinner, B. F."The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. "Technology
Skinner, B. F."Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. "Education
Smith, Lillian"Faith and doubt both are needed - not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve. "Faith
Smith, Jacob Getlar"The artist should be a seeing-eye dog for a myopic civilization. "Art
Smith, Michael W."Love wasn't put in your heart to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away. "Love
Smith, Margaret"If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said "No." "Religion
Smith, Adam"Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. "Science
Smith, Adam"Adventure upon all the tickets in the lottery, and you lose for certain; and the greater the number of your tickets the nearer your approach to this certainty."Science
Smith, Adam"The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster. "Technology
Smith, Logan Pearsall"How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? "Success
Snow, Carrie P."Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. "Technology
Socrates, "Not life, but good life, is to be chiefly valued. "Life
Socrates, "I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. "Patriotism
Sophocles, "Success is dependent on effort. "Success
Spacey, Kevin"Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higer the fences get. "Success
Spafford, Gene"Usenet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea - massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it. "Technology
Spark, Muriel"To me education is a leading out of what is already there in the pupil's soul. To Miss Mackay it is a putting in of something that is not there, and that is not what I call education. I call it intrusion. "Education
Spencer, John"The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology. "Technology
Spillane, Mickey"If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes. "Art
Spinoza, Baruch"Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. "Peace
Spock, Dr. Benjamin"What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble? "War
Stalin, Joseph"If any foreign minister begins to defend to the death a "peace conference," you can be sure his government has already placed its orders for new battleships and airplanes. "History
Stalin, Joseph"The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic. "War
Starr, Roger"Reality is the best possible cure for dreams. "Dream
Steichen, Edward"Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product. "Art
Steichen, Edward"When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration. "Art
Steichen, Edward"Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man. "Art
Steichen, Edward"You know... that a blank wall is an apalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum - a canvas - a piece of film - or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then, you start out to do something - that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you. "Art
Steichen, Edward"Photography is a major force in explaining man to man. "Art
Stein, Gertrude"It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself. "History
Stein, Gertrude"A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears. "Art
Stein, Gertrude"Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. "Technology
Stein, Gertrude"The nineteenth century believed in science but the twentieth century does not. "Science
Stendhal, "A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love. "Love
Sterling, Bruce"I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet. "Technology
Stern, Isaac"Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music. "Music
Stevens, Wallace"A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman. "Poetry
Stevenson, Adlai E."Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. "Patriotism
Stevenson, Adlai E."There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody. "Business
Stevenson, Adlai E."She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world. "History
Stevenson, Robert Louis"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that, in the dinner, the sweets come last. "Life
Stevenson, Robert Louis"That man is successful who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had. "Success
Still, John"The memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from. "History
Stockdale, Adm James"[They can] shout down the head of the physics department at Cal Tech. "History
Stoll, Clifford"The Internet is a telephone system that's gotten uppity. "Technology
Stoll, Clifford"Spending an evening on the World Wide Web is much like sitting down to a dinner of Cheetos, two hours later your fingers are yellow and you're no longer hungry, but you haven't been nourished."Technology
Stoll, Clifford"Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months. "Computer
Stoll, Clifford"Why is it drug addicts and computer afficionados are both called users? "Technology
Stone, W. Clement"Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that must be followed to become an expert in anything. "Business
Stoppard, Tom"It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting. "Government
Strand, Paul"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep. "Art
Strauss, Theodore"The vanquished themselves prove that history has not lied; like tourists in hell, they took snapshots. "History
Stravinsky, Igor"I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say? I felt like de Kooning, who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting, and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. 'That's different. For a monkey, it's terrific.' "Art
Streisand, Barbra"I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good. "Art
Strong, Anna Louise"To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. "Love
Suenens, L. J."Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality. "Dream
Sumner, Charles"Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud. I will build a schoolhouse in every valley over the whole earth. I will crown every hillside with a place of worship consecrated to peace. "War
Suter, Edgar A."Governments should not possess instruments of coercion and violence denied to their citizens. "Government
Sutton, Horace"Ireland's ruins are historic emotions surrendered to time. "History
Sweeney, Paul"How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? "Society
Swift, Jonathan"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others. "Art
Swift, Jonathan"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another. "Religion
Swift, Jonathan"For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery. "Government
Swift, Jonathan"May you live every day of your life. "Life
Szasz, Thomas"Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic. "Society
Szasz, Thomas"Punishment is now unfashionable... because it creates moral distinctions among men, which, to the democratic mind, are odious. We prefer a meaningless collective guilt to a meaningful individual responsibility. "Society


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