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Quotes that I love

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A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. Mark Twain
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. Mark Twain  
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain  
An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before. Mark Twain  
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. Mark Twain  
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Mark Twain  
Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain  
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain  
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. Mark Twain  
Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable. Mark Twain  
Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isn't. Mark Twain  
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain  
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. Mark Twain  
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place. Mark Twain  
I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. Mark Twain  
I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying that I approved of it. Mark Twain  
I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened. Mark Twain  
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. Mark Twain  
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said I don't know. Mark Twain  
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain  
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain  
It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them. Mark Twain  
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain  
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain  
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. Mark Twain  
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain  
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up. Mark Twain  
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug. Mark Twain  
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark Twain  
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain  
The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. Mark Twain  
The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession. Mark Twain  
Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours. Mark Twain  
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. Mark Twain  
Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain  
When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not. Mark Twain  
When in doubt, tell the truth. Mark Twain  
When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained. Mark Twain  
He had discovered a great law of human action, without knowing it - namely, that in order to make a man or a boy covet a thing, it is only necessary to make the thing difficult to obtain. Mark Twain  
Of all the animals, man is the only one that is cruel. He is the only one that inflicts pain for the pleasure of doing it. Mark Twain  
A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. Mark Twain  
Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain  
The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal. Mark Twain  
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them. Mark Twain  
It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you: the one to slander you, and the other to get the news to you. Mark Twain  
Man is the Only Animal that Blushes. Or needs to. Mark Twain  
There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice. Mark Twain  
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. Mark Twain  
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess. Mark Twain  
The report of my death was an exaggeration. Mark Twain  
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them. Mark Twain  
What a good thing Adam had. When he said a good thing he knew nobody had said it before. Mark Twain  
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money. Mark Twain  
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. Mark Twain  
Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else. Mark Twain  
The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. Mark Twain  
You get what you put in, and people get what they deserve. Kid Rock  
A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. George S. Patton  
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford  
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill  
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell  
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. George Burns  
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life. Christopher Morley  
Persistence overcomes resistance. Super Shops - need someone to claim credit for it  
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson  
Opportunities are never lost, they are just given to others when you don't take them. Unknown (Claim It!)  
Never give up. Unknown (Claim It!)  
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca (65 A.D.)  
Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure. Michael Levine  
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal  
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison  
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Sir Francis Bacon  
Knowledge is power. Sir Francis Bacon  
Examine what is said, not him who speaks. Arab Proverb  
Make your bargain before beginning to plow. Arab Proverb  
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Chinese Proverb  
Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve. Chinese Proverb  
He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good. Jewish Proverb  
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. Spanish Proverb  
Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. Herodotus  
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin  
The truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde  
Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison  
When you are done messing with all of those Gilligans, come over here and talk to the Skipper. Bruce Banker  
Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Unknown  
It ain't over until it's over. Yogi Berra  
If you believe you can, or if you believe you cannot, you are correct. Unknown  
I didn't really say everything I said. Yogi Berra  
You can observe a lot just by watching. Yogi Berra  
Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson  
Do No Evil. Google Company Policy  
Paddle your own canoe. Lord Baden-Powell  
Heavy is the head that wears the crown. Fred Durst from Limp Bizkit, among others. (Shakespeare)  
Talk to the the hand. The Pinedale Roundup  
I don't want to be around here when the shit hits the fan. Eric Partridge  
You can't get blood from a stone. Giovanni Torriano  
It's bittersweet, more sweet than bitter, bitter than sweet. Big Head Todd and the Monsters  
That to some life is money
But what's money without life
Cause all's I need is the air that I breathe
And my friends and family to believe in me
Trik Turner  
We bleed the same blood
We cry the same tears
We have the same fears
We pass the same years
We see the same stars
Under the same skies
We pass the same time
We all live and die
Cause friends and family wash thicker than blood
Trik Turner  
No good deed goes unpunished. Clare Booth Luce  
Rain falls angry on the tin roof. Edwin McCain  
My heart is drenched in wine, but you'll be on my mind, forever. Norah Jones  
"Screw me once, shame on you, screw me twice, got me again.....but u now have my attention" Unknown Steve Weissenborn
"If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough" Erik's old boss Lou Erik Fortin
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Ben Franklin Jorge Hernandez
Don't f**k with the bull unless you want the horns. Mark Howard's Dad Mark Howard
I hope if dogs ever take over the world and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas. Jack Handey Jim Reid
MBWA - Manage By Walking Around Super Shops - need someone to claim credit for it Chris Wilburn
Inspect What You Expect Super Shops - need someone to claim credit for it Chris Wilburn
Constant Contact, Constant Pressure Super Shops - need someone to claim credit for it  
"Man, I have been around the world twice on a donkey and I have been to TWO county fairs, and never have I seen some sh*t as f*cked up as this!" Super Shops Pinellas Park - need someone to claim credit for it  
"Edward turn that s--t off" = Ed's dad at 3am in 1983-4-? after Ed tests newly transplanted 327 cid into Vega. Ed Steele Sr. Joao Monteiro
Life is what you make it. Unknown  
My heart is like an open highway / Like Frankie said / I did it "My Way". Jon Bon Jovi  
Look Sharp, Feel Sharp, Be Sharp Super Shops - need someone to claim credit for it