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Quotes by Author -  P (103)
AuthorQuote Topic
Pagels, Douglas"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. "Friendship
Paige, Satchel"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. "Business
Paine, Thomas"That government is best which governs least. "Government
Paine, Thomas"The instant formal government is abolished, society begins to act. A general association takes place, and common interest produces common security. "Government
Paine, Thomas"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one. "Government
Pandit, Vijaya Lakshmi"The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. "Peace
Paracelsus, Philipus"That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it... We do not know it because we are fooling away our time with outward and perishing things, and are asleep in regard to that which is real within ourself. "Dream
Parker, Dorothy"He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery. "Business
Parnas, Dave"Whenever anyone says, 'theoretically,' they really mean, 'not really.' "Science
Parton, Dolly"I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb... and I also know that I'm not blonde. "Intelligence
Pascal, Blaise"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't. "Faith
Pascal, Blaise"Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him? "Patriotism
Pascal, "Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known. "Religion
Pataki, George"When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves. "Government
Paterno, Joe"Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good. "Success
Patton, Gen George S."Americans love to fight. All real Americans love the sting of battle. "History
Patton, Gen George S."Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. "Imagination
Patton, Gen George S."If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking. "Imagination
Patton, Ken"We have yet to find a significant case where the company did not move in the direction of the chief executive's home. "Business
Patton, Gen George S."The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. "War
Patton, Gen George S."A pint of sweat, saves a gallon of blood. "History
Patton, Gen George S."Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. "Success
Paul II, Pope John"You will forgive me, ladies and gentlemen, for evoking this memory, but I would be untrue to the history of this century, I would be dishonest with regard to the great cause of man which we all wish to service, if I should keep silence - I who come from the country on whose living body Auschwitz was at one time constructed. "History
Pauli, Wolfgang"That theory is worthless. It isn't even wrong! "Science
Pauling, Linus"Facts are the air of scientists. Without them you can never fly. "Science
Paz, Octavio"Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game. "Art
Pence, James W."Success is determined by those whom prove the impossible, possible. "Success
Penn, William"Let the people think they govern and they will be governed. "Government
Penney, Alexander"The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but hold hands. "Love
Pepke, Erik"Any society that needs disclaimers has too many lawyers. "Society
Pepys, Samuel"Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends. "Friendship
Perlis, Alan J."A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God. "Science
Peron, Evita"I have one thing that counts, and that is my heart; it burns in my soul, it aches in my flesh, and it ignites my nerves: that is my love for the people and Peron. "History
Peron, Evita"There are some oligarchs that make me want to bite them just as one crunches into a carrot or a radish. "History
Peron, Evita"Time is my greatest enemy. "History
Peron, Evita"When the rich think about the poor, they have poor ideas. "History
Peron, Evita"Keeping books on social aid is capitalistic nonsense. I just use the money for the poor. I can't stop to count it."History
Perot, H. Ross"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown. "Success
Pesis, Jeff"Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked. "Computer
Peter, Laurence J."An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. "Business
Peter, Laurence J."You can always tell a real friend: when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. "Friendship
Peters, Tom"Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures. "Business
Peters, Bernadette"You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else, what do they need you for? "Art
Peterson, Ron"Creation science is an attempt to give credibility to Hebrew mythology by making people believe that the world's foremost biologists, paleontologists, and geologists are a bunch of incompetent nincompoops. "Religion
Phelps, William Lyon"The fear of life is the favorite disease of the 20th century. "Life
Phillips, Wendell"To hear some men talk of the government, you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation, and kept the planets in their places. "Government
Picasso, Pablo"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary. "Art
Picasso, Pablo"My mother said to me, "If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope." Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Art
Picasso, Pablo"We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth. "Art
Picasso, Pablo"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. "Computer
Picasso, Pablo"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. "Art
Picasso, Pablo"The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. "Art
Picasso, Pablo"Action is the foundational key to all success. "Success
Picasso, Pablo"You can't run a business without taking risks. "Business
Picasso, Pablo"Give me a museum and I'll fill it. "Art
Picasso, Pablo"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. "Art
Picasso, Pablo"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. "Art
Picasso, Pablo"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. "Imagination
Pickford, Mary"Adding sound to movies would be like putting lipstick on the Venus de Milo. "Movie
Pierce, Charles"There is one thing even more vital to science than intelligent methods; and that is, the sincere desire to find out the truth, whatever it may be. "Science
Piercy, Marge"Never doubt that you can change history. You already have. "History
Pike, Albert"War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory. "War
Planck, Maxwell"A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it. "Science
Planck, Maxwell"Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.' "Science
Plato, "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. "Love
Plato, "Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history. "Poetry
Plato, "Only the dead have seen the end of the war. "War
Plautus, "Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. "Friendship
Plutarch, "Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks. "Art
Plutarch, "I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better. "Friendship
Podhoretz, Norman"Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. "Imagination
Poe, Edgar Allan"They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. "Imagination
Poe, Edgar Allan"Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words. "Poetry
Poe, Edgar Allan"We loved with a love that was more than love. "Love
Poincar, Henri"Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science. "Science
Polk, James Knox"Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States. "History
Polk, James Knox"Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world... "History
Polyak, Steve"Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity? "Technology
Pompidou, Georges"There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians. "Technology
Ponsonby, Arthur"When war is declared, truth is the first casualty. "War
Pope, Alexander"The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head. "Intelligence
Porter, Sir George"I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the sun's energy... If sunbeams were weapons of war, we would have had solar energy centuries ago. "War
Porterfield, "The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up, there's no law against whacking them around a little. "Computer
Pound, Ezra"Real education must ultimately be limited to men who insist on knowing, the rest is mere sheep-herding. "Education
Powell, Colin"The chief condition on which, life, health and vigor depend on, is action. It is by action that an organism develops its faculties, increases its energy, and attains the fulfillment of its destiny. "History
Powell, Lawrence Clark"We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed... "Technology
Powell, Colin"We have gone forth from our shores repeatedly over the last hundred years and we've done this as recently as the last year in Afghanistan and put wonderful young men and women at risk, many of whom have lost their lives, and we have asked for nothing except enough ground to bury them in. "War
Powell, Lawrence Clark"Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed; it is the same as it has always been, since Callimachus administered the great library in Alexandrea. "Technology
Powell, Colin"90% of my time is spent on 10% of the world. "History
Powell, Colin"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it. "Business
Powell, Colin"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. "Business
Powell, Colin"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. "Business
Powell, Colin"I mean, it was not soft power that freed Europe. It was hard power. And what followed immediately after hard power? Did the United States ask for dominion over a single nation in Europe? No. Soft power came in the Marshall Plan. Soft power came with American GIs who put their weapons down once the war was over and helped all those nations rebuild. We did the same thing in Japan."War
Power, J. M."If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. "Dream
Pratchett, Terry"Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages. "Dream
Prescott, Colonel Samuel"Don't one of you fire until you see the whites of their eyes. "War
Prochnow, Herbert V."A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war. "War
Proust, Marcel"Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist's metaphysical value-judgments. An artist recreates those aspects of reality which represent his fundamental view of man's nature. "Art
Proust, Marcel"Like everybody who is not in love, he thought one chose the person to be loved after endless deliberations and on the basis of particular qualities or advantages. "Love
Proust, Marcel"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. "Friendship
Pugh, Emerson M."If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn't. "Intelligence
Pulpit, Grace"A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. "Friendship
Pym, Barbara"How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it. "Love


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