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Today’s Quote

That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.

– Charles Caleb Colton

Previous Quotes

August 31, 2016

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art.

– Wynetka Ann Reynolds

September 1, 2016

Meditation is the tongue of the soul and the language of our spirit.

– Jeremy Taylor

September 3, 2016

Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.

– Martin Mull

September 4, 2016

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

– Bruce Lee

September 5, 2016

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all cost of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.

– Arnold Bennett

September 6, 2016

Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.

– Karl Lagerfeld

September 6, 2016

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.

– Thomas Szasz

September 8, 2016

There are times when fear is good.  It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls.

– Aeschylus

September 9, 2016

It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.

– Claude Bernard

September 10, 2016

Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul.

– Alice Walker

September 11, 2016

What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.

– David Levithan, LOVE IS THE HIGHER LAW

September 12, 2016

Exaggeration misleads the credulous and offends the perceptive.

– Eliza Cook

September 13, 2016

About the only thing that comes to us without effort is old age.

– Gloria Pitzer

September 14, 2016

One of the indictments of civilization is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.

– William Feather

September 15, 2016

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution.

– Stephen Sondheim

September 16, 2016

There's no disappointment in memory, and one's exaggerations are always on the good side.

– George Eliot

September 17, 2016

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

– Woodrow Wilson

September 18, 2016

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.

– Frank Leahy

September 19, 2016

Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it.

– Samuel Johnson

September 20, 2016

You are perfectly cast in your life. I can’t imagine anyone but you in the role. Go play.

– Lin-Manuel Miranda

September 21, 2016

Eating is really one of your indoor sports. You play three times a day, and it’s well worth while to make the game as pleasant as possible.

– Dorothy Draper

September 22, 2016

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

– George Eliot

September 23, 2016

I have a thing for doors. I always think of them as a threshold to something new.

– Jada Pinkett Smith

September 24, 2016

There’s a fine line between funny and annoying --- and it’s exactly the width of a quotation mark. But it's not the quotation mark that deserves our wrath. It's our bad habits...

– Martha Brockenbrough, "Do You Abuse Quotation Marks?"

September 25, 2016

One of the things when you're drawing a comic book is that you're spending four or five times as long to draw it as the writer takes to write it. In my career I've had to spend a week drawing something that a writer has thrown out in an hour. And there's nothing worse than having to work on something that no previous thought has gone into.

– Dave Gibbons

September 26, 2016

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

– Arthur Schopenhauer

September 27, 2016

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.

– Lady Bird Johnson

September 28, 2016

Life will always remain a gamble, with prizes sometimes for the imprudent, and blanks so often to the wise.

– Jerome K. Jerome

September 29, 2016

That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.

– Charles Caleb Colton