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A collection of quotations (clever, irreverent, witty, thought-provoking, poetic, stupid, etc).
2022-08-07 15:26
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9096. A weak man has doubts before a decision; a strong man has them afterward. (Karl Kraus)9097. The past is always present. (Maurice M… Read More
2022-07-31 14:58
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9086. Joy multiplies when it is shared among friends, but grief diminishes with every division. That is life. (R.A. Salvatore)9087. Each… Read More
2022-07-24 14:12
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9076. The usefulness of a cup is in its emptiness. (Chinese proverb)9077. Politicians are like holes in Swiss cheese: the more cheese, t… Read More
2022-07-17 15:12
Here is another page taken from The Frictionary: 9066. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. (Nelson Mandela)9067. The heart doesn't have… Read More
2022-07-10 16:54
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9056. The chief qualification of a mass (authoritarian) leader has become unending infallibility, he can never admit an error. (Hannah A… Read More
2022-07-03 15:18
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9046. Anxiety is the mark of spiritual insecurity. (Thomas Merton)9047. Marriage is two people solving problems that they wouldn't have… Read More
2022-06-26 14:58
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9036. Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. (Theodore Isaac Rubin)9037. In ord… Read More
2022-06-19 14:54
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9026. A book is a dream that you hold in your hand. (Neil Gaiman)9027. Do not fear the words once you have consented to the things. (Mar… Read More
2022-06-12 15:07
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9016. Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. (Bertrand Russell)9017. The flower is the poetry of r… Read More
2022-06-05 15:25
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:9006. Mistakes are a fact of life. It is response to error that counts. (Nikki Giovanni)9007. Does God REALLY want to be everywhere? (R… Read More
2022-05-29 14:46
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8996. Always make your future bigger than your past. (Dan Sullivan)8997, Memory is like friends; it often lets you down when you need it… Read More
2022-05-22 15:13
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8986. Life is relative. Death is absolute. (Gilberto Araujo de Alcantara)8987. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curi… Read More
2022-05-15 14:52
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8976. Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves. (William… Read More
2022-05-08 15:33
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8966. The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is. (George Bernard Shaw)8967. Immortality: What most religions promi… Read More
2022-05-01 15:25
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8956. Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it. (Jane Wagner)8957. Many books resemble certain nobles who o… Read More
2022-04-24 14:53
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8946. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. (Annie Dillard)8947. Personality is the ego's closet. (Louis Scutenai… Read More
2022-04-17 15:13
Here is another page taken from The Frictionary: 8936. Rights without duties is anarchy. (Lessia Oukaïnka)8937. A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the one you first t… Read More
2022-04-10 15:35
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8926. The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. (Bertrand Russell)8927. Nothing brings out jealousy like laughter. (François… Read More
2022-04-03 14:57
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8916. To live fully, one must be free, but to be free one must give up security. Therefore, to live one must be ready to die. (Tom Robbi… Read More
2022-03-27 15:34
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8906. A man can fail many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. (John Burroughs)8907. Film producers all… Read More
2022-03-20 14:37
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8896. All friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness. (David Whyte)8897. Love is a game that two can play, b… Read More
2022-03-13 15:52
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8886. We learn geology the morning after the earthquake. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)8887. We are a forest of cacti thirsting for poetry. (Anni… Read More
2022-03-06 16:08
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8876. Technology is Darwinian. It spreads. It evolves. It adapts. The most dangerous wipes out the less fit. (Nacy Kress)8877. The machi… Read More
2022-02-27 16:26
Here is another page taken from The Frictionary: 8866. We have not lost faith, but we have transferred it from God to the medical profession. (George Bernard Shaw)8867. By all means mar… Read More
2022-02-20 16:16
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8856. Any time you hear the words, "the end justifies the means" you know that something mean is about to be justified. (Robert Brault)8… Read More
2022-02-13 16:10
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8846. Music is the sound wave of the soul. (Morley*) *aka Morley Kamen.8847. Charm: the quality in others that makes us more satisfied w… Read More
2022-02-06 16:37
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8836. Fear is static that prevents me from hearing my intuition. (Hugh Prather)8837. I can't give you my heart. it's a rental. (R&eacute&hell…Read More
2022-01-30 16:48
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8826. -That telescope (Webb) will show us where we come from. - How about where we're going? (Brooks Riley "Catspeak)8827. Life is like… Read More
2022-01-23 16:09
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8816. Love is a decision - not an emotion. (Lao Tzu)8817. I know only three side-doors to the cathedral of consciousness, (...) poetry… Read More
2022-01-16 16:33
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8806. Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves. (William… Read More
2022-01-09 19:31
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8796. The only people who don't change their minds are either incompetent or dead. (Everett Dirkson)8797. Every stink that fights the ve… Read More
2022-01-02 16:19
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8786. Humility is to make a right estimate of one's self. (Charles Spurgeon)8787. It is to do it honor to get up after the sun did. (Yva… Read More
2021-12-26 16:59
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8776. Criticism is a privilege that you earn - it shouldn't be your opening move in an interaction. (Malcolm Gladwell)8777. Las Vegas is… Read More
2021-12-19 16:23
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8766. Proverbs are the children of experience. (Proverb)8767. Mistakes pass; only truth remains. (Denis Diderot)8768. Every love is a fr… Read More
2021-12-12 16:22
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8756. All generalizations are false, including this one. (Alexander Chase)8757. Historians only accurately predict the past. (Pierre Cha… Read More
2021-12-05 17:47
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8746. Mass movement can rise and spread without a belief in God, but never without belief in a devil. (Eric Hoffer)8747. Someone is Hind… Read More
2021-11-28 16:08
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8736. A great book is the world's most effective mode of transportation. (Mardy Grothe)8737. If monkeys knew how to get bored, they coul… Read More
2021-11-21 16:47
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8726. Truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. (Flannery O'Connor)8727. Between a scientist and a poet, the differe… Read More
2021-11-14 16:32
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8716. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. (George Bernard Shaw)8717. Anonymous letters have a great adva… Read More
2021-11-07 15:41
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8706. When nothing is sure, everything is possible. (Margaret Drabble)8707. An optimist is a man who sows two acorns and buys a hammock… Read More
2021-10-31 14:49
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8696. The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection. (Johann Hari)8697. You climb to reach the summ… Read More
2021-10-24 15:19
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8686. Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities. (Bertrand Russell)8687. I err, thus I exist… Read More
2021-10-17 15:16
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8676. The thing most needed to predict the future is a good memory. (Robert Brault)8677. If the jerk doesn't often change ideas it is be… Read More
2021-10-10 15:21
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8666. Disobedience, in the eye of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. (Oscar Wilde)8667. A good deed is never lost. M… Read More
2021-10-03 17:10
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8656. Sin only lies in hurting others necessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense. (Robert A. Heinlein)8657. I look and things e… Read More
2021-09-26 15:54
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8646. Worrying means you suffer twice. (Newt Scamander)8647. To love is to lose control. (Paulo Coelho)8648. If you leave a bottle of Ri… Read More
2021-09-19 15:41
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8636. Genius is gold in the mine. Talent is the miner who works and brings it out. (Marguerite Gardiner)8637. If you want to know the es… Read More
2021-09-12 15:22
Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8626. Advertising is legalized lying. (H.G. Wells)8627. Convictions are jails. (Friedrich Nietzsche)8628. Sea of regrets and me full… Read More
2021-09-05 14:53
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8616. Pity, the small change of love. (Ursula K. Le Guin)8617. Any form of censorship hides a weakness. (Réjean Lévesque)8… Read More
2021-08-29 14:59
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8606. Whatever is done for love always occurs beyond good and evil. (Friedrich Nietzsche)8607. Friendship is like a dry sausage. Man mad… Read More
2021-08-22 15:12
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8596. The greatest enemy of justice is privilege. (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)8597. Memory...that chimerical museum of shifting shapes… Read More
2021-08-15 15:42
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8586. Be the person your dog thinks you are. (J.W. Stephens)8587. Be is the beginning of beginning. (Réjean Lévesque)8588… Read More
2021-08-08 14:35
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8576. For too many people, retirement may be described as living in the past lane. (Mardy Grothe)8577. Remember to forget. (Friedrich Ni… Read More
2021-08-01 15:40
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8566. There is no great invention, from fire to flying, which has not been hailed as an insult to some god. (J.B.S. Haldane) 8567… Read More
2021-07-25 15:20
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8556. A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.* (Baltasar Gracian) * What does that tell you about Trump's reputation?8557… Read More
2021-07-18 15:28
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8546. Courage is a love affair with the unknown. (Osho)8547. A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once and by c… Read More
2021-07-11 14:51
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8536. Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results. (Margaret Atwood)8537. Be like a tree/ and let the dead leaves/ drop. (… Read More
2021-07-04 15:16
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8526. Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never throw away. (Arthur Helps)8527. We live with a few acres of the… Read More
2021-06-27 14:49
Here is another page taken from The Frictionary: 8516. Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that. (Francis Bacon)8517. It is sometimes enough to fake courage to dis… Read More
2021-06-20 15:23
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8506. Faith is what someone knows to be true, whether they believe it or not. (Flannery O'Connor)8507. Psychiatry enables us to correct… Read More
2021-06-13 17:54
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8496. Each moment is a place you've never been. (Mark Strand)8497. A phone is used for everything, except taking on the phone. (St&eacut&hell…Read More
2021-06-06 15:40
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8486. We all have our limitations. But when we listen to our critics, we also have theirs. (Robert Brault)8487. Jealous people destroy w… Read More
2021-05-30 16:18
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8476. The only certainty is that nothing is certain. (Pliny the Elder)8477. Intelligence - the ability to recognize our stupidity. (Paul… Read More
2021-05-23 16:27
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8466. It's true that voting isn't the most we can do - but it's the least. (Gloria Steinem)8467. Eternity is the present moment constant… Read More
2021-05-16 15:34
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8456. The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis. (Thurgood Marshall)8457. Literature i… Read More
2021-05-09 15:11
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8446. Some people have very long toes making it extremely easy to step on them. (Mardy Grothe)8447. Only men and women are haunted, neve… Read More
2021-05-02 16:07
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8436. This thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. (Mary Pickford)8437. A woman never finds the man who l… Read More
2021-04-25 15:26
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8426. I could never be a politician. I couldn't bear to be right all the time. (Peter Ustinov)8427. Revolutions are nothing more than tr… Read More
2021-04-18 14:51
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8416. Actions lie louder than words. (Carolyn Wells)8417. Our desires hide from us the very visage of the lie we live. (Alain Grandbois)… Read More
2021-04-11 15:31
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8406. Peace is not the opposite of war, the opposite of war is the absence of war. (Idan Raichel)8407. Religion has taught me that you c… Read More
2021-04-04 20:21
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8396. Do you the primary difference between men and gods? (...) Gods don't think they can become men. (Dennis Lehane)8397. Porn movies… Read More
2021-03-21 15:16
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8376. It is not us who say the words, it is them who speak to us. (Witold Gombrowicz)8377. When fleeing the scene of temptation, do not… Read More
2021-03-14 15:41
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8366. The best time to make friends is before you need them. (Ethel Barrymore)8367. Doubt is homage rendered to hope. (Lautréamon… Read More
2021-03-07 16:19
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8356. It isn't true that you only live once. You only die once. You live lots of times, if you know how. (Bobby Darin)8357. Dogs believe… Read More
2021-02-28 16:34
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8346. Doubt is the basis of knowledge because it is the essential condition in the search for truth.  (Jean-Charles Harvey)8347. Go… Read More
2021-02-21 15:57
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8336. People forget years and remember moments. (Ann Beattie)8337. On you, Fear, I sharpened my claws/ And I wear you everywhere/ Like a… Read More
2021-02-14 16:08
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8326. Happiness is not in having been; it is in doing. (Lilian Eichler Watson)8327. I am so lazy, yesterday I had nothing to do; I didn'… Read More
2021-02-07 15:49
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8316. When you know the truth, there can, by definition, be no hope. (Tom Holt)8317. "Friend" sometimes is a word empty of meaning but "… Read More
2021-01-31 16:25
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8306. People don't want the truth, they want certainty (...) or the illusion of it. (Dennis Lehane)8307. The absolute exile is staying h… Read More
2021-01-24 15:57
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8296. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. (Seneca)8297. Saying bad thi… Read More
2021-01-17 16:22
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8286. The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh. (Carl Reiner)8287. I that I am, Nevertheless, I am not what I think. You… Read More
2021-01-10 20:10
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8276. One should always be in love. That is one reason one should never marry. (Oscar Wilde)8277. Thought flies and words go on foot. Th… Read More
2021-01-03 16:46
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8266. The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. (Hubert H. Humphrey)8267. What is love if no… Read More
2020-12-27 16:17
Here is another page taken from The Frictionary: 8256. Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. (Arnold H. Glasow)8257. Acts have their being in the witness. (Cormac McCarthy)82… Read More
2020-12-20 16:14
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8246. Language fits over experience like a straight-jacket. (William Golding)8247. The young always have the same problems - how to rebe… Read More
2020-12-13 15:52
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8236. We talk on principle, but we act on interest. (Walter Savage Landor)8237. Courage is like love, it must have hope for nourishment… Read More
2020-12-06 16:04
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8226. A person can meet anxiety to the extent that his values are stronger than the threat. (Rollo May)8227. Believe me - the Government… Read More
2020-11-29 18:17
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8216. Those who cater to human vanity seldom starve. (Will Durant)8217. Nature doesn't like males; they are destined to kill each other… Read More
2020-11-22 16:51
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8206. We fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noises. (Cyril Connoly)8207. The easier it i… Read More
2020-11-15 17:22
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8196. What is time? Things change, and time is how we keep track. (James Gleick)8197. Words/ are a mechanism/ of containment. (Positivel… Read More
2020-11-08 16:28
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8186. Solitude is not being alone, it is being together with our thoughts. (Mardy Grothe)8187. There is no higher revenge than forgettin… Read More
2020-11-01 16:10
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8176. We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men. (John Muir)8177. The shortest route from one point to another is to send some… Read More
2020-10-25 15:53
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8166. Live every day as if it was your last and someday you'll be right. (H.H. "Breaker" Morant)8167. Men only get what they deserve. Th… Read More
2020-10-18 16:19
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8156. It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and ...it is not possible to find it elsewhere. (Agnes Repplier)8157. Time, by its… Read More
2020-10-11 16:20
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8146. Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim. (Bertrand Russell)8147. The most beautiful memory see… Read More
2020-10-04 15:09
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8136. You say it best when you say nothing at all. (Allison Krauss)8137. Biology is the only science where multiplying requires division… Read More
2020-09-27 16:35
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8126. Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument is an exchange of ignorance. (Robert Quillen)8127. The body is a parasite of the… Read More
2020-09-20 15:47
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8316. Grief is just love with no place to go. (Jamie Anderson)8317. Being modest often hides lucid mediocrity. (José Artur)8318… Read More
2020-09-13 17:34
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8306. God and Country are an unbeatable team; they break all records for oppression and bloodshed. (Luis Bunuel)8307. The seed of health… Read More
2020-09-06 15:21
 Here is another page taken from The Frictionary:8296. An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart. (David Augsberger)8297. Sometimes, love and desire sleep together. And o… Read More

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