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Ten Random Quotes

"Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up."
Alfred North Whitehead

"I do the work that I think is absolutely fascinating. There's not nearly as much distraction for me now as there used to be."
Tom Hanks

"Failure sometimes enlarges the spirit. You have to fall back upon humanity and God."
Charles Horton Cooley

"I really want to understand the mind so I can be more comfortable with the way people are. Being comfortable with people is incredibly important."
Drew Barrymore

"Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun."
Jim Bishop

"You really have to get to know Dewey to dislike him."
Robert A. Taft

"Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves."
Rebecca West

"Heaven never helps the men who will not act."
Sydney Smith

"Particularly, I enjoy strolling in the streets, watching passersby, gazing at the beautiful variety of the dresses and perceiving their joy; their sadness. At home, during the small hours of the night, I'll paint from memory what I have seen in the streets until I am under the impression of being with them again."
Peter Malkin

"Our children are our greatest resource. Our public policy must reflect our values. That means not just passing legislation to Leave No Child Behind, but funding those programs. Words must be backed by deeds to make sure all America's children - black and white, Latino and Asian have an equal chance to succeed."
Barbara Mikulski

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