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Famous Quotes of All Time - Year 2002

June 2001

June 30, 2001

Give me, kind Heaven, a private station, / A mind serene for contemplation: / Title and profit I resign; / The post of honour shall be mine.
  —John Gay

June 29, 2001

There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses.
  —Josef Skvorecky

June 28, 2001

Curiosity is a willing, a proud, an eager confession of ignorance.
  —Leonard Rubinstein

June 27, 2001

We have always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English.
  —Winston Churchill

June 26, 2001

Fiction is love and hate and agreement and conflict and common adventure, not lonely musings on have-beens and might-have-beens.
  —A.B. Guthrie, Jr

June 25, 2001

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
  —George Orwell

June 24, 2001

I come not, friends, to steal away your hearts: / I am no orator, as Brutus is; / But, as you know me all, a plain blunt man.
  —Julius Csar. Act iii. Sc. 2

June 23, 2001

Soft is the music that would charm forever; / The flower of sweetest smell is shy and lowly.
  —William Wordsworth

June 22, 2001

Unbounded courage and compassion join’d, / Tempering each other in the victor’s mind, / Alternately proclaim him good and great, / And make the hero and the man complete.
  —Joseph Addison

June 21, 2001

A child … must feel the flush of victory and the heart-sinking of disappointment before he takes with a will to the tasks distasteful to him and resolves to dance his way through a dull routine of textbooks.
  —Helen Keller

June 20, 2001

This dead of midnight is the noon of thought, / And Wisdom mounts her zenith with the stars.
  —Anna Letitia Barbauld

June 19, 2001

Thus we never live, but we hope to live; and always disposing ourselves to be happy, it is inevitable that we never become so.
  —Blaise Pascal

June 18, 2001

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
  —John Cleese

June 17, 2001

There is a vast difference—a constitutional difference—between restrictions imposed by the state which prohibit the intellectual commingling of students, and the refusal of individuals to commingle where the state presents no such bar.
  —Frederick M. Vinson

June 16, 2001

If food is poetry, is not poetry also food?
  —Joyce Carol Oates

June 15, 2001

To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
  —Robert Burton

June 14, 2001

I’s wicked I is. I’s mighty wicked; anyhow I can’t help it.
  —Harriet Beecher Stowe

June 13, 2001

The land of faery, / Where nobody gets old and godly and grave, / Where nobody gets old and crafty and wise, / Where nobody gets old and bitter of tongue.
  —William Butler Yeats

June 12, 2001

With curious art the brain, too finely wrought, / Preys on herself, and is destroyed by thought.
  —Charles Churchill

June 11, 2001

As he brews, so shall he drink.
  —Ben Jonson

June 10, 2001

A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
  —Saul Bellow

June 9, 2001

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he’s well dressed. There ain’t much credit in that.
  —Charles Dickens

June 8, 2001

I doubt if there is anything in the world uglier than a Midwestern city.
  —Frank Lloyd Wright

June 7, 2001

Euripides was wont to say, “Silence is an answer to a wise man.”
  —Plutarch

June 6, 2001

He that filches from me my good name / Robs me of that which not enriches him / And makes me poor indeed.
  —Othello. Act iii. Sc. 3.

June 5, 2001

A thousand hearts beat happily; and when / Music arose with its voluptuous swell, / Soft eyes look’d love to eyes which spake again, / And all went merry as a marriage bell.
  —Lord Byron

June 4, 2001

Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations,—entangling alliances with none.
  —Thomas Jefferson

June 3, 2001

All we ask is to be let alone.
  —Jefferson Davis

June 2, 2001

My argument is that War makes rattling good history; but Peace is poor reading.
  —Thomas Hardy

June 1, 2001

It gives me a deep comforting sense that “things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.”
  —Helen Keller

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