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Insightful Quotations for Greater Psychological Health

Insightful quotation, listed by the author, is a resource for you to take in many famous people's condensed wisdom throughout history. Along with the quotes themselves, I provide some background on the author and some brief commentary. The quotes provide meaningful insight to inspire you along your path towards greater psychological health.

Photo Alan Ball, screenwriter, actor, and director

Alan Ball Quotes

Alan Ball Quotes The screenwriter Alan Ball won an Academy Award in 1999 for the movie American Beauty. ...
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Alan Cohen Quotes

Alan Cohen Quotes Alan Cohen is a contributing writer for the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, popular ...
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Photo of Albert Camus, writer and philosopher

Albert Camus Quotes

Albert Camus Quotes The Algerian born French writer and philosopher, Albert Camus, was the second youngest recipient of ...
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Photo of Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist

Albert Einstein Quotes

Albert Einstein Quotes Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. A man whose name is ...
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Photo of Albert Ellis, psychologist and psychotherapist

Albert Ellis Quotes

Albert Ellis Quotes Albert Ellis was considered to be the ‘grandfather’ of cognitive-behavioral therapy. His realistic strategy was ...
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Photo of Albert Schweitzer, theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician

Albert Schweitzer Quotes

Albert Schweitzer Quotes Image: Photo of Albert Schweitzer, theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician “Constant kindness can ...
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Photo of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, novelist, philosopher, historian, short story writer and political prisoner

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Quotes The Russian author and historian, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn has written a number of major novels based ...
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Photo of Andre Gide, author, humanist, and moralist

Andre Gide Quotes

Andre Gide Quotes Andre Gide was a French author, humanist, and moralist who received the Nobel Prize for Literature ...
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Andy Rooney, radio and television writer and broadcaster

Andy Rooney Quotes

Andy Rooney Quotes Andy Rooney, humorist and fairly cantankerous commentator for the CBS news program ’60 Minutes’ speaks ...
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Photo of Anna Freud, psychoanalyst and daughter of Sigmund Freud

Anna Freud Quotes

Anna Freud Quotes Anna Freud, known for being a mischievous child, carried on her father’s work in analysis ...
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Photo of Arthur Vangundy, entrepreneur and author

Arthur VanGundy Quotes

Arthur VanGundy Quotes Arthur VanGundy is an entrepreneur in the arena of group creativity. Clients in his brainstorming ...
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Photo of Audrey Hepburn, actor and humanitarian

Audrey Hepburn Quotes

Audrey Hepburn Quotes An Academy Award and Tony Award winning film and stage actress, Audrey Hepburn was also a humanitarian. ...
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Photo of the former First Lady, Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush Quotes

Barbara Bush Quotes Barbara Bush is the wife of the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. ...
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Photo of TV broadcast journalist, Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters Quotes

Barbara Walters Quotes Barbara Walters is a TV broadcaster who is best known for interviewing world leaders and celebrities, ...
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Photo of Benjamin Disraeli, British politician who twice served as Prime Minister of the UK

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes Of all the “secrets of success” that people cite, variations of this one seem to ...
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Photo of actor, Bette Davis

Bette Davis Quotes

Bette Davis Quotes Bette Davis, one of Hollywood’s most prolific actresses, was a two time Academy Award winner. ...
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Photo of Bob Hope, stand-up comedian, actor, and singer

Bob Hope Quotes

Bob Hope Quotes Image: Photo of Bob Hope, stand-up comedian, actor, and singer In a July 11, 1979 ...
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Photo of Buckminster Fuller, architect, author, designer, and inventor

Buckminster Fuller Quotes

Buckminster Fuller Quotes As a young child, this American visionary and inventor of the geodesic dome often made ...
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Photo of C. Northcote Parkinson, naval historian and author

C. Northcote Parkinson Quotes

C. Northcote Parkinson Quotes C. Northcote Parkinson was a naval historian and a scholar in the field of ...
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Photo fo Calvin Coolidge, politician and lawyer who was the 30th president of the U.S.

Calvin Coolidge Quotes

Calvin Coolidge Quotes Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States. He is said to have embodied ...
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Photo of Carl Jung, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst

Carl Jung Quotes

Carl Jung Quotes Carl Jung, famed Swiss psychiatrist, was innovative in his work in a number of arenas, ...
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Carly Rivers, novelist and journalist

Caryl Rivers Quotes

Caryl Rivers Quotes From Caryl Rivers, author of numerous works on gender, culture and family issues. Image: Carly ...
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Photo of Charles Revson, businessman and philanthropist

Charles Revson Quotes

Charles Revson Quotes The founder of Revlon makeup reveals several marketing secrets. Image: Photo of Charles Revson, businessman ...
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Photo of Christopher Reeve, actor, director and writer

Christopher Reeve Quotes

Christopher Reeve Quotes Christopher Reeve was an American actor, director and writer.  He was best known for playing ...
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Photo of Confucius, Chinese philosopher and politician

Confucius Quotes

Confucius Quotes The teachings of the philosopher and sage Confucius were so pragmatic, wise, advanced and successful in ...
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feminist humorist writer

Cynthia Heimel Quotes

Cynthia Heimel Quotes Image: Photo of Cynthia Heimel, feminist humorist writer Since it’s hard to know what will ...
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Photo of Dale Carnegie, writer and lecturer

Dale Carnegie Quotes

Dale Carnegie Quotes Image: Photo of Dale Carnegie, writer and lecturer A business consultant once told me, “I ...
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Photo of Dali Lama, author, leader of Tibetan Buddhism

Dali Lama Quotes- the 14th, Lhamo Thondup

Dali Lama Quotes- the 14th, Lhamo Thondup When not traveling, the Dali Lama, July 6, 1935, resides in ...
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Photo of David Brinkley, newscaster for NBC and ABC

David Brinkley Quotes

David Brinkley Quotes David Brinkley was a popular television newscaster. President George W. Bush called him the “elder ...
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Photo of herbalist, David Winston

David Winston Quotes

David Winston Quotes Bonnett and I had the opportunity to take several classes from David Winston, AHG, an Herbalist ...
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Photo of photographer Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus Quotes

Diane Arbus Quotes Bonne and I have had my brother Greg’s Diane Arbus book of photographic portraits, An Aperture ...
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Photo of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Lutheran pastor, theologian and anti-Nazi dissident

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Quotes Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and Lutheran pastor. He participated in the German resistance ...
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Photo of Don Marquis, novelist and playwright

Don Marquis Quotes

Don Marquis Quotes American humorist, journalist, novelist, poet, cartoonist, newspaper columnist and playwright, Don Marquis. Image: Photo of ...
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Photo of actor Ed Begley Jr. and his wife

Ed Begley Jr. Quotes

Ed Begley Jr. Quotes Ed Begley Jr. is a character actor and environmental activist who, along with his ...
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Photo of Queen Elizabeth h II

Elizabeth II Quotes

Elizabeth II Quotes The much-loved monarch of the British Isles (and 16 independent states and their overseas territories), ...
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Photo of Flannery O'Connor, novelist and short story writer

Flannery O’Connor Quotes

Flannery O’Connor Quotes An American writer particularly acclaimed for her stories that combined sardonic humor with tragic brutality, ...
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Photo of Frank Lloyd Wright, architect, designer, writer, and educator

Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright was born in 1867. He had a ...
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Image: Photo of Franz Kafka, novelist and short-story writer

Franz Kafka Quotes

Franz Kafka Quotes Considered to be one of the most important and influential writers in Western literature, Franz ...
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Photo of Garrison Keillor author, storyteller, and radio personality

Garrison Keillor Quotes

Garrison Keillor Quotes Both Bonnett and I first listened to Garrison Kiellor’s morning radio while getting ready for our ...
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Photo of George Bernard Shaw, playwright, critic, and political activist

George Bernard Shaw Quotes

George Bernard Shaw Quotes While writing his many plays, stories and novels, Shaw supported himself as a journalist, ...
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Painting of first president of the US, George Washington

George Washington Quotes

George Washington Quotes George Washington was the first President of the United States after leading the Continental Army ...
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Groucho Marx, comedian, actor, writer, stage, film, radio, and tv star

Groucho Marx Quotes

Groucho Marx Quotes Image: Groucho Marx, comedian, actor, writer, stage, film, radio, and tv star “I’ve had a ...
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Photo of Helen Keller, author, political activist, and lecturer

Helen Keller Quotes

Helen Keller Quotes I was first inspired by the story of Helen Keller from the 1962 movie “The ...
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Photo of Henry David Thoreau, poet and philosopher

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

Henry David Thoreau Quotes Image: Photo of Henry David Thoreau, poet and philosopher Is one’s work life in ...
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Photo of Horst M. Rechelbacher, active environmentalist, innovative business leader, author, artist, yoga practitioner

Horst M. Rechelbacher Quotes

Horst M. Rechelbacher Quotes Horst M. Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda, an organic plant-based line of salon products, is an ...
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Photo of composer, Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky Quotes

Igor Stravinsky Quotes Igor Stravinsky was financially successful as a composer, conductor and performer of his music. He was ...
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Photo of actor Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman Quotes

Ingrid Bergman Quotes Ingrid Bergman was born in Stockholm, Sweden and had a childhood filled with the tragedy of her ...
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Photo of actor and model, Isabella Rossellini

Isabella Rossellini Quotes

Isabella Rossellini Quotes The daughter of actress Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and Spellbound), and of movie director Roberto ...
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Photo of humorist, Jack Handey

Jack Handey Quotes

Jack Handey Quotes Image: Photo of humorist, Jack Handey “The face of a child can say it all, ...
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Photo of James Yorke, research professor of mathematics and physics

James Yorke Quotes

James Yorke Quotes The 21st century mathematician James Yorke is renowned for his work involving the theory of ...
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Painting of John Locke, writer, philosopher, political theorist, activist, and medical doctor

John Locke Quotes

John Locke Quotes John Locke, a writer, philosopher, political theorist and activist and medical doctor and researcher, was ...
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Photo of novelist, poet, short-story writer, John Updike

John Updike Quotes

John Updike Quotes Image: Photo of novelist, poet, short-story writer, John Updike “Celebrity is a mask that eats ...
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Photo of psychologist, Joyce Brothers

Joyce Brothers Quotes

Joyce Brothers Quotes Dr. Joyce Brothers is a popular American psychologist. She continues to appear in television, radio, ...
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Photo of Kathy Griffin, comedian

Kathy Griffin Quotes

Kathy Griffin Quotes Kathy Griffin is an Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian, producer, actress, and a self-proclaimed “D-list celebrity.” She ...
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Photo of writer Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes

Kurt Vonnegut Quotes Kurt Vonnegut wrote novels, short stories and essays. On a personal note, Bonnett and I have ...
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Writer Lane Olinghouse

Lane Olinghouse Quotes

Lane Olinghouse Quotes From the pen of Lane Olinghouse, who seems to be best known for quotes like ...
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Painting of ancient Chinese philosopher and writer, Lao Tsu

Lao Tsu Quotes

Lao Tsu Quotes A quote from the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu, whose name literally means ‘old master’. ...
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Educator, Lawrence J. Peter

Lawrence J. Peter Quotes

Lawrence J. Peter Quotes Dr. Peter is most famous for articulating his concept, which he called ‘The Peter ...
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Photo of Linus Pauling, chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator

Linus Pauling Quotes

Linus Pauling Quotes Linus Pauling was an American quantum chemist and biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for ...
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British statesman and diplomat, Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Quotes

Lord Chesterfield Quotes Image: British statesman and diplomat, Lord Chesterfield In a letter to his son, Lord Chesterfield ...
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Painting of Louis Pasteur, biologist, microbiologist, and chemist

Louis Pasteur Quotes

Louis Pasteur Quotes Louis Pasteur is perhaps best known for his work in the germ theory of disease.  ...
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Photo of social activist, Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes Attorney, vegetarian and social activist Mahatma Gandhi worked to alleviate poverty, discrimination, the inequality of ...
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Photo of publisher and entrepreneur, Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm Forbes Quotes

Malcolm Forbes Quotes Malcolm Forbes became publisher of the magazine Forbes on his father’s death in 1954. The magazine grew ...
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Photo of writer, Mark Twain

Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain Quotes Samuel Clemens, who took the pen name of Mark Twain, worked hard to earn livelihood, ...
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Photo of philosopher, Martin Buber

Martin Buber Quotes

Martin Buber Quotes The theistic philosopher Martin Buber attributes “direction” as the way to focus for accomplishment. Image: ...
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Photo of Martin Luther King Jr., minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes One of the main leaders of the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther ...
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Photo of Maya Angelou, poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist

Maya Angelou Quotes

Maya Angelou Quotes An important figure in the American Civil Rights Movement, Maya Angelou is also an author, ...
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Photo of actor Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks Quotes

Mel Brooks Quotes One of the few to have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Tony, and a ...
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Photo of actor, Michael Caine

Michael Caine Quotes

Michael Caine Quotes Michael Caine is a two-time Academy Award winner and has acted in fifty films, to ...
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Photo of actor, author and advocate Michael J. Fox

Michael J Fox Quotes

Michael J Fox Quotes Michael J. Fox is a Canadian and American film and television actor who has ...
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Portrait painting of writer Michel de Montaigne

Michel de Montaigne Quotes

Michel de Montaigne Quotes Michel de Montaigne was one of the most influential and successful writers of the ...
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Nun and missionary, Mother Theresa with young children

Mother Theresa Quotes

Mother Theresa Quotes Wise words from Mother Theresa, the Roman Catholic nun who won the Nobel Prize for ...
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Photo of Oprah Winfrey talk show host, television producer, actress, and author

Oprah Gail Winfrey Quotes

Oprah Gail Winfrey Quotes We know of no person more deserving of success and wealth than Oprah Winfrey, due ...
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Photo of painter, Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso Quotes

Pablo Picasso Quotes Pablo Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The Guinness ...
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Photo of actor, Paul Giamatti

Paul Giamatti Quotes

Paul Giamatti Quotes Paul Giamatti, who is a featured actor in the movie ‘Shoot ’Em Up’, began acting ...
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Peter Drucker Quotes

Peter Drucker Quotes Austrian born Peter Drucker, moved to Germany as a young man and earned a doctorate in ...
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Photo of film director, Peter Jackson, on the film set of Lord of the Rings

Peter Jackson Quotes

Peter Jackson Quotes Born an only child in a small New Zealand town, Peter Jackson began his movie-making career when ...
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Photo of writer and psychiatrist R.D. Laing

R.D. Laing Quotes

R.D. Laing Quotes R. D. Laing was a Scottish psychiatrist who wrote extensively on mental illness. Image: Photo ...
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Photo of Rachel Carson, environmentalist, taking samples of water

Rachel Carson Quotes

Rachel Carson Quotes  Thus Rachel Carson’s most famous book, Silent Spring begins, elegant and dire, influencing the culture that was ...
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Photo of poet and philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes Material for Ralph Waldo Emerson’s writings were quite often taken from his well-organized and ...
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Ram Dass Quotes

Ram Dass Quotes Author of the 1971 bestseller Be Here Now, Dr. Richard Alpert, (also known as Ram Dass), ...
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Photo of Reinhold Niebuhr, writer and political activist

Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes

Reinhold Niebuhr Quotes Reinhold Niebuhr was a Protestant theologian best known for his study of the task of ...
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Photo of Rene Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist.

Rene Descartes Quotes

Rene Descartes Quotes Image: Photo of Rene Descartes, French philosopher, mathematician, and scientist. Descartes, famous for his statement, ‘Cogito Ergo ...
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Photo of writer, Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown Quotes

Rita Mae Brown Quotes American author of mysteries and other novels, poetry, screen plays and non-fiction, is also ...
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Photo of writer Robert Schwartz

Robert Schwartz Quotes

Robert Schwartz Quotes While I appreciate the evident enthusiasm for entrepreneurship and other creative ventures implied in this ...
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Photo of Roy Blount Jr., writer, actor, reporter, and musician

Roy Blount Jr. Quotes

Roy Blount Jr. Quotes An American writer and humorist, Roy Blount Jr. is also an actor, reporter, and ...
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Photo fo actors Roy Rogers and Dale Evans with a horse

Roy Rogers Quotes

Roy Rogers Quotes Born Leonard Slye, Roy Rogers was a singer and cowboy actor. He and his wife Dale Evans (born Francis ...
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Rupert Murdoch Quotes

Rupert Murdoch Quotes Rupert Murdoch, is a well-known global media executive. In recent years he has been investing in ...
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Salvador Dali Quotes

Salvador Dali Quotes A prolific and controversial Spanish artist, Salvador Dali’s name is synonymous with the Surrealist art ...
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Photo of actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard

Sam Shepard Quotes

Sam Shepard Quotes Image: Photo of actor, playwright, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard “Character is an essential ...
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Photo of cartoonist Scott Adams, drawing his famous cartoon strip, "Dilbert"

Scott Adams Quotes

Scott Adams Quotes Scott Adams, the cartoonist whose social commentary largely focuses on the world of corporate management, ...
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Photo of actress Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine Quotes

Shirley MacLaine Quotes Shirley MacLaine is an Academy Award winning actress and author. She started out in ballet ...
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Photo of Simone de Beauvoir, French writer, political activist, and feminist

Simone de Beauvoir Quotes

Simone de Beauvoir Quotes Image: Photo of Simone de Beauvoir, French writer, political activist, and feminist Advice from ...
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Photo of Italian actress, Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren Quotes

Sophia Loren Quotes Sophia Loren is an Academy Award winning actress, widely known to be the most famous ...
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Steve Martin with his band on stage

Steve Martin Quotes

Steve Martin Quotes Steve Martin studied philosophy in college. Image:  Steve Martin, American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and ...
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Photo of Stewart Brand, American writer

Stewart Brand Quotes

Stewart Brand Quotes Stewart Brand is an author and creator of ‘The Whole Earth Catalog.’  He was one ...
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Photo of Temple Grandin in a field with cows behind her

Temple Grandin Quotes

Temple Grandin Quotes Temple Grandin is a professor at Colorado State University and a professional designer of humane ...
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Portrait painting of Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Quotes

Thomas Jefferson Quotes The third President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the ...
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Musician Tony Bennett performing on stage

Tony Bennett Quotes

Tony Bennett Quotes Tony Bennett, who is widely considered one of the best singers of the past two ...
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Trevor Fishlock, reporter, author and broadcaster

Trevor Fishlock Quotes

Trevor Fishlock Quotes We who reside in the rest of Minnesota, which the media refers to as “Greater ...
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Photo of Walt DIsney American entrepreneur, animator, writer, voice actor and film producer

Walt Disney Quotes

Walt Disney Quotes Known as one of the most influential and innovative figures in the field of 20th ...
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Photo of William Jennings Bryan, American orator and politician

William Jennings Bryan Quotes

William Jennings Bryan Quotes An American lawyer, statesman and politician, William Jennings Bryan was one of America’s most ...
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Yogi Berra Quotes

Yogi Berra Quotes Lawrence “Yogi” Berra is a former Major League Baseball player and manager, whose fractured use ...
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