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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar, author
  • motivational

We have one life; it soon will be past; what we do for God is all that will last. Muhammad Ali, boxer
  • faith

It is well, I die hard, but I am not afraid to go. George Washington, president
  • Last

Partir, c'est mourir un peu. (To leave is to die a little.) Proverbs,
  • Last

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms - to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Viktor E. Frankl, psychologist
  • attitude

And if you don't believe the sun will rise, stand alone and greet the coming night in the last remaining light. Chris Cornell, musician
  • alone

I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark. Muhammad Ali, boxer
  • bed

Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you. Roy Rogers, entertainer
  • Last

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell. Emily Dickinson, poet
  • Last

People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other. Lisa See, writer
  • come

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
  • courage

We only part to meet again. John Gay, poet
  • Last

When you stand alone and sell yourself, you can't please everyone. But when you're different, you can last. Don Rickles, comedian
  • alone

First and last, what is demanded of genius is love of truth. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • demanded

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • comes

Francois Rabelais. He was a poet. And his last words were I go to seek a Great Perhaps. That's why I'm going. So I don't have to wait until I die to start seeking a Great Perhaps. John Green,
  • francois

Friends applaud, the comedy is over. Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
  • Last

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark. Thomas Hobbes, philosopher
  • Last

Never say goodbye, say farewell. Source Unknown,
  • Last

I have just returned from the dubbing studio where I spoke into a microphone as Severus Snape for absolutely the last time. Alan Rickman, actor
  • absolutely

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. J. R. R. Tolkien, novelist
  • Last

The best of it is, God is with us. John Wesley,
  • Last

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. Lucius Annaeus Seneca, statesman
  • death

Never think you've seen the last of anything. Eudora Welty, author
  • anything

Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery - courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards and respectable ways of doing things. James Robinson,
  • analysis

It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known. Charles Dickens, novelist
  • last-words

Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again. Seamus Heaney, poet
  • again

My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people who at last really reach something in their old age, which they absolutely couldn't ever have done in their youth. Robert Wyatt, musician
  • absolutely

The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology of the individual. Philip Zimbardo, psychologist
  • decade

Turn up the lights. I don't want to go home in the dark. O. Henry, writer
  • Last

Last year my wife got a Rolls-Royce. Russell Simmons, businessman
  • last

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine. Frank Sinatra, musician
  • hear

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last. Andrew Sullivan, journalist
  • become

I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand. Gilbert White, scientist
  • bat

I recently took up ice sculpting. Last night I made an ice cube. This morning I made 12, I was prolific. Mitch Hedberg, comedian
  • cube

Thomas Jefferson -- still surv John Adams, president
  • Last

Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end? Marie Antoinette, royalty
  • Last

I always made an awkward bow. John Keats, poet
  • Last

Let the tent be struck. General Robert E. Lee,
  • Last

What is the answer? Silence In that case, what is the question? Gertrude Stein, author
  • Last

Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age. Frank Pittman,
  • accept

Women are degraded by the propensity to enjoy the present moment, and, at last, despise the freedom which they have not sufficient virtue to struggle to attain. Mary Wollstonecraft, writer
  • attain

The last proceeding of reason is to recognize that there is an infinity of things which are beyond it. There is nothing so conformable to reason as this disavowal of reason. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
  • beyond

The person I fear most in the last two rounds is myself. Tom Watson,
  • fear

When we race in London a world record will be the last thing on our minds. Haile Gebrselassie, athlete
  • last

I can't remember the last day I didn't train. Michael Phelps, swimmer
  • last

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. Winston Churchill, statesman
  • crocodile

The ego is willing but the machine cannot go on. It's the last thing a man will admit, that his mind ages. Will Durant, historian
  • admit

As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. Clarence Darrow, lawyer
  • forever

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last. John F. Kennedy, president
  • best

Value your words. Each one may be the last. Stanislaw Lec, poet
  • last

The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances. Viktor E. Frankl, psychologist
  • ability

Live as though it were your last day on earth. Some day you will be right. Robert Anthony, author
  • earth

The great Jewish scientists and philosophers of the last few generations - Spinoza, Einstein, Freud, Robert Oppenheimer and others - were natives of Europe and America. David Ben-Gurion, statesman
  • america

Writing the last page of the first draft is the most enjoyable moment in writing. It's one of the most enjoyable moments in life, period. Nicholas Sparks, author
  • draft

I'm gonna fix that last joke by taking out all the words and adding new ones. Mitch Hedberg, comedian
  • adding

Y'know, you can't please all the people all the time... and last night, all those people were at my show. Mitch Hedberg, comedian
  • last

The longer the night lasts, the more our dreams will be. Chinese Proverbs,
  • lasts

All farewells should be sudden, when forever. Lord (George Gordon) Byron, poet
  • Last

The fog is rising. Emily Dickinson, poet
  • Last

When I died last, and, Dear, I die as often as from thee I go though it be but an hour ago and lovers hours be full eternity. John Donne, poet
  • Last

Lord, let me live until I die. Will Rogers, actor
  • Last

Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt? Socrates, philosopher
  • Last

And now, I am dying beyond my means. Sipping champagne on his deathbed Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Last

God as now generally conceived of is only the last witch. Samuel Butler, poet
  • conceived

Intimidation doesn't last very long. Lenny Wilkens,
  • intimidation

I was in Kashmir last weekend. Went to visit one of my sweaters. Albert Brooks, actor
  • last

The plastic on your sandwich really doesn't have to be made to last 50 years. Charles Moore,
  • last

I don't know whether John Roberts has a twin, perhaps a sister or, uh, someone with a Hispanic last name. John Cornyn, politician
  • hispanic

Well, it's the last step of the civil rights movement: You know, wrap your hands around some money, right? Russell Simmons, businessman
  • civil

A war can perhaps be won single-handedly. But peace - lasting peace - cannot be secured without the support of all. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, politician
  • lasting

The preparation, commitment and desire to win will be no less than the last time I drove a grand prix car in anger. Nigel Mansell, athlete
  • anger

I was babysitting the night High School Musical premiered last year. I watched with the kids and we sang along to the lyrics. I was making $12 an hour. Monique Coleman, actress
  • babysitting

I've been very lucky in the characters I've chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth. Kristen Bell, actress
  • booked

The last real movie stars were probably Redford and Newman. And things were different then. There wasn't this amazing amount of magazines and information about them. George Clooney, actor
  • amazing

But my activities have been pretty much focused in the last almost 30 years on the recovery, of my own recovery, the understanding for my family of my recovery. Betty Ford, first lady
  • activities

Over the last 10 years, women have stalled out at the top. Sheryl Sandberg, businesswoman
  • last

I can't remember the last time I was bored. Carolyn Murphy, model
  • bored

If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done. Peter Ustinov, actor
  • audible

Your best teacher is your last mistake. Ralph Nader, lawyer
  • teacher

Dreams are true while they last, and do we not live in dreams? Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
  • dreams

You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Timothy Leary, educator
  • change

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person. W. Somerset Maugham, playwright
  • love

When at last we are sure, You've been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed. Dr. Seuss, writer
  • billed

Treaties are like roses and young girls. They last while they last. Charles De Gaulle, leader
  • last

Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness. Gene Fowler, journalist
  • called

My luck is getting worse and worse. Last night, for instance, I was mugged by a quaker. Woody Allen, director
  • getting

It is my last wish to be burried sitting up. Bette Davis, actress
  • last

Work continuously to trim the White House staff from your first day to your last. All the pressures are to the contrary. Donald Rumsfeld, politician
  • continuously

Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second, and that is as it should be. May Sarton, poet
  • becoming

When a man makes a woman his wife, it's the highest compliment he can pay her, and it's usually the last. Helen Rowland, writer
  • compliment

Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. Steven Wright, comedian
  • cards

A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December. Earl Weaver, coach
  • december

Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein. I don't know anything about explosives, but, my God, do those things even need to explode? David Letterman, comedian
  • anything

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for "finding himself." If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence. Thomas Merton, author
  • analysis

Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat. Julian Huxley, scientist
  • beginning

Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • act

'Beauty' is a currency system like the gold standard. Like any economy, it is determined by politics, and in the modern age in the West is is the last, best belief system that keeps male dominance intact. Naomi Wolf, author
  • age

Discoveries made during the last hundred years have shown that liberalism is the best system to improve a country's well being. Marc Forne Molne, politician
  • being

Free is not an alternative. My company did not turn a profit last year. Howard Stringer, businessman
  • alternative

The last struggle for our rights, the battle for our civilization, is entirely with ourselves. William Wells Brown, activist
  • battle

I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life. Fidel Castro, statesman
  • last

Every good relationship, especially marriage, is based on respect. If it's not based on respect, nothing that appears to be good will last very long. Amy Grant, musician
  • marriage

But great loves, to the last, have pulses red; All great loves that have ever died dropped dead. Helen Hunt Jackson, writer
  • dead

You can't be pregnant in leotards, and this is the last chance for us to get our bodies into the shape of concert dancers and capture it with the magic of film. Patrick Swayze, actor
  • bodies

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War, I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea. Patricia Cornwell, writer
  • bloodiest

Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden. Bruce Dickinson, musician
  • bands

I've had this reoccurring dream for the last ten to fifteen years. Tommy Tune, dancer
  • dream

This wallpaper is dreadful, one of us will have to go. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • last

No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. Frederick Douglass, author
  • ankle

Why did human development proceed at such different rates on different continents for the last 13,000 years? Jared Diamond, author
  • continents

To those who do not love God, all things must work together immediately for pain and torment, until, by means of the tribulation, they are led to salvation at last. Johann Gottlieb Fichte, philosopher
  • all

Tough guy Spike was always the funnest, but I'm most proud of the more recent stuff, the last season, I think. James Marsters, actor
  • guy

The last thing we need is to turn in on ourselves rather than face us up to what we have to do in the world. Peter Mandelson, politician
  • face

Luck is always the last refuge of laziness and incompetence. James Cash Penney, businessman
  • incompetence

I keep all my clothes on in House on Haunted Hill, Mary Jane's Last Dance, and The Way of the Gun. Taye Diggs, actor
  • clothes

Much has been accomplished during the last year in the campaign against terrorism. This struggle will require vigilance, perseverance and sacrifice for many years to come. Paul Cellucci, politician
  • accomplished

It's funny, because my last record was a lot about isolation and people living in separate worlds that other people can't even understand, which drug addiction is the perfect negative example of. Aimee Mann, musician
  • addiction

If you look internationally over the last 50 years there have been improvements in the third world, but in the last 20 years the reverse has happened, with debt crises and increased poverty. David Korten, activist
  • crises

My mother wasn't rational those last years; if she had been, she would have been horrified by her own behavior. Lorna Luft, actress
  • behavior

Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. Richard Bach, novelist
  • Last

Let us eat and drink; for tomorrow we shall die. Isaiah 22:13 Bible,
  • Last

I don't fell good. Luther Burbank, environmentalist
  • Last

My work is done why wait. George Eastman, inventor
  • Last

Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees. Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson,
  • Last

Every parting gives a foretaste of death; every coming together again a foretaste of the resurrection. Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
  • Last

Come, let's have one other gaudy night. Call to me. All my sad captains. Fill our bowls once more. Let's mock the midnight bell. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • Last

Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something. Last words of Pancho Villa Pancho Villa, activist
  • Last

Go away...I'm alright. H. G. [Herbert George] Wells,
  • Last

The last act is bloody, however pleasant all the rest of the play is: a little earth is thrown at last upon our head, and that is the end forever. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
  • act

Somebody said that I am the last American living the tragedy of Europe. Ezra Pound, poet
  • american

You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president
  • first

How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become - to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, novelist
  • acquiring

Many a man who pays rent all his life owns his own home; and many a family has successfully saved for a home only to find itself at last with nothing but a house. Bruce Barton, author
  • family

Ambition it is the last infirmity of noble minds. J. M. Barrie, novelist
  • ambition

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great, it belongs to Literature. Willa Cather, author
  • down

England is nothing but the last ward of the European madhouse, and quite possibly it will prove to be the ward for particularly violent cases. Leon Trotsky, revolutionary
  • cases

Every man who has at last succeeded, after long effort, in calling up the divinity which lies hidden in a woman's heart, is startled to find that he must obey the God he summoned. Henry Adams, historian
  • calling

The Ninety-Ninety Rule of Project Schedules - the first ninety percent of the task takes ninety percent of the time, and the last ten percent takes the other ninety percent. Arthur Bloch,
  • first

We Americans are the best informed people on earth as to the events of the last twenty-four hours; we are the not the best informed as the events of the last sixty centuries. Will Durant, historian
  • best

Nowadays it is the fashion to emphasize the horrors of the last war. I didn't find it so horrible. There are just as horrible things happening all round us today, if only we had eyes to see them. Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher
  • emphasize

Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust. Charles Baudelaire, poet
  • disgust

In every question and every remark tossed back and forth between lovers who have not played out the last fugue, there is one question and it is this: 'Is there someone new?' Edna O'Brien, novelist
  • between

Boyhood is the longest time in life for a boy. The last term of the school-year is made of decades, not of weeks, and living through them is like waiting for the millennium. Booth Tarkington, novelist
  • boy

We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land! Yasser Arafat, leader
  • bend

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50. Bill Gates, businessman
  • business

When we reach the point where the women athletes are getting their pick of dates just as easily as the men athletes, then we've really and truly arrived. Parity at last! Billie Jean King, athlete
  • arrived

Passionate love, I take it, rarely lasts long, and is very troublesome while it does last. Mutual esteem is very much more valuable. Anthony Trollope, author
  • esteem

Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the one just before the Dying Service in a large Prayer book. Charles Lamb, critic
  • book

The position of modern science, as far as an ignorant man of letters can understand it, seems not a step in advance of that held by Huxley and Romanes in the last century. Albert J. Nock, philosopher
  • advance


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