Quotes of the Day
Four humorous quotations each day from The Quotations Page
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"I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer."
"Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them."
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
"I won't take my religion from any man who never works except with his mouth."
"Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from."
"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they have only a talent for getting and holding office."
"Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped."
"It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life."
"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper."
"There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read."
"Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision."
"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."
"He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which."
"Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability."
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."
"She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit."