Top 1200 Quotes & Sayings by American Authors

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The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.
NATO was constructed on the - with the reason, whether one believes it or not, that it was going to defend Western Europe from Russian assault. Once the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union was beginning to collapse, that reason was gone. So, first question: why does NATO exist?
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose. — © Bill Gates
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.
We don't need to share the same opinions as others, but we need to be respectful.
Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.
You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.
Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting.
The top of one mountain is always the bottom of another.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Leadership can not be measured in a poll or even in the result of an election. It can only be truly seen with the benefit of time. From the perspective of 20 years, not 20 days.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. — © Maya Angelou
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
Some memories are unforgettable, remaining ever vivid and heartwarming!
Democracy is not a spectator sport, it's a participatory event. If we don't participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy.
Most police officers are good cops and good people.
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.
I've been searching for ways to heal myself, and I've found that kindness is the best way.
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.
If you feel good about who you are inside, it will radiate.
First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost.
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.
Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.
Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
I need more sex, OK? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world.
We need to remain a nation that doesn't just welcome but that celebrates legal immigrants who come here seeking to pursue the American Dream.
Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that's positive and celebrate that! — © Tyra Banks
Stop saying these negative things about yourself. Look in the mirror and find something about yourself that's positive and celebrate that!
Patriotism is love of country. But you can't love your country without loving your countrymen and countrywomen. We don't always have to agree, but we must empower each other, we must find the common ground, we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the common good.
When we talk about the kind of folks whose lives will be made better by raising the minimum wage, we're not talking about a couple teenagers earning extra spending money to supplement their allowance. We're talking about providers and breadwinners. Working Americans with bills to pay and mouths to feed.
It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral, self-righteous, bullying laziness.
The potential for the abuse of power through digital networks - upon which we the people now depend for nearly everything, including our politics - is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age.
It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
Timing has always been a key element in my life. I have been blessed to have been in the right place at the right time.
Sex is like money; only too much is enough.
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it'll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off.
If you're lucky enough to do well, it's your responsibility to send the elevator back down.
Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that. — © Joss Whedon
Absolutely eat dessert first. The thing that you want to do the most, do that.
A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.
Every lethal terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11 has been carried out by an American citizen or a legal permanent resident, not by recent immigrants or by refugees. So tamping down immigration won't fix the real issue, which is 'homegrown' terrorism.
Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
For some reason, chewing gum for me gets my brain going.
The ultimate purpose of economics, of course, is to understand and promote the enhancement of well-being.
I restore myself when I'm alone.
You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.
Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.
Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.
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