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Matching famous quotes to the people who said them.

plato

the price of apathy is to be ruled by evil men

virgil

they could do it because they believed they could

john fitzgerald kennedy

ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country

leo tolstoy

all happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy in it's own way

virginia woolf

a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction

lord acton

power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely

neil armstrong

that's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind

karl marx

religion is the opiate of the people

sun-tzu

keep your friends close and your enemies closer

napolean bonaparte

never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake

socrates

children today are tyrants. they contradict their parents , gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

thomas edison

i haven't failed. i've just found 10'000 ways that don't work

winston churchill

it has said that democracy is the worst form of government, except all the others that have been tried.

teddy roosevelt

speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.

maximus desimus meridius

what we do in life echeos into eternity

vince lombardi

the difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

john wooden

failure to prepare is preparing to fail

booker T. washington

you can't hold a man down without staying down with him

dwight D. eisenhower

farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field

will rogers

after eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. he kept it up until a hunter came a long and shot him. the moral: when you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

lazarus long

do not handicap your children by making their lives too easy

abigal van buren

wisdom doesn't automatically come with age. nothing does - except wrinkles. it's true, some wines improve with age. but only if the grapes were good in the first place.

will rogers

even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there

montaigne

the value of life lies not in the length of days, but in the use we make of them; a many may live long yet live very little.

george washington

it is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the bible

John Steinbeck

if a story is not about the hearer he will not listen... a great and lasting story is about everyone or it will not last. the strange and foreign is not interesting - only the deeply personal and familiar.

abraham lincoln

i believe the bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. all the good from the savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.

john jay

the bible is the best of all books, for it is the word of God and teaches us the way to be happy in this world and in the next. continue therefore to read it and to regulate your life by its precepts.

benjamin franklin

they that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety , deserve neither liberty nor safety.

elizabeth I

i know i have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but i have the heart and stomach of a king, and a king of england too.

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