Famous Quotations by Topic


To be amused by what you read - that is the great spring of happy quotations. Charles Edward Montague

I have heard that nothing gives an Author so great Pleasure, as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors. Benjamin Franklin

There's a famous quotation from the time the Buddha learned of the deaths of two of his greatest disciples: "It's as if the sun and the moon have left the sky." From that quotation, I would guess that while the Buddha loved all beings everywhere, with no exclusion, he also had relationships that were special to him, and he felt their loss. Sharon Salzberg

Begin with an individual, and before you know it you have created a type; begin with a type, and you find you have created - nothing. F Scott Fitzgerald

Revelation: a famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The revealing is done by the commentators, who know nothing. Ambrose Bierce

Leadership cannot really be taught. It can only be learned. Harold Geneen

All men, even the most surly are influenced by affection. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me. Edgar Allan Poe

Here are more quotes about chemistry and famous quotations made by chemists relating to their science. There's no way you can create a chemistry where none exists. Michael Parkinson

Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow Vince Lombardi

All the information you need can be given in dialogue. Elmore Leonard

The power is detested, and miserable the life, of him who wishes to be feared rather than to be loved. Cornelius Nepos

I quote others in order to better express myself. Michel De Montaigne

By itself, practice does not make perfect. Those of us with a ten-year-old son practicing the trumpet may understand that. Daniel Hanley

It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy. Seneca the Younger

Just as a small fire is extinguished by the storm whereas a large fire is enhanced by it - likewise a weak faith is weakened by predicament and catastrophes whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them. Viktor E Frankl

Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal but which the reader recognizes as his own. Salvatore Quasimodo

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. Brian Tracy

Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. Philip K Dick

The manager asks how and when; the leader asks what and why. Warren G. Bennis



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