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Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all,
by Alan Ayckbourn

Few women care to be laughed at and men not at all,
except for large sums of money.
- Alan Ayckbourn

He really is terribly heavy going.
Like running up hill in roller skates.
- Alan Ayckbourn

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

You must not lose faith in humanity.
Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty,
the ocean does not become dirty.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

 

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity,
reduce selfishness, have few desires.
- Lao Tzu

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

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Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Men in general judge more from
appearances than from reality. All
men have eyes, but few have
the gift of penetration.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants,
and to serve them one's self?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
- Henry David Thoreau

Few are those who see with their own eyes
and feel with their own hearts.
- Albert Einstein

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Few is the number of those
who think with their own mind
and feel with their own heart.
- Albert Einstein

I have found out that though the ways in which
I can make myself useful are few,
yet the work open to me is endless.
- Helen Keller

One is taught by experience to put a premium
on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are.
- Gail Godwin

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

A benevolent man should allow a few faults in himself,
to keep his friends in countenance.
- Benjamin Franklin

True love is like ghosts,
which everyone talks about and few have seen.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Families are like fudge... mostly sweet with a few nuts.
- Anonymous

Few things are harder to put up with
than the annoyance of a good example.
- Mark Twain

America is becoming so educated that ignorance will be a novelty.
I will belong to the select few.
- Will Rogers

One merit of poetry few persons will deny:
it says more and in fewer words than prose.
- Voltaire

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
- George MacDonald

I'm kidding about having only a few dollars.
I might have a few dollars more.
- James Brown

Few people even scratch the surface,
much less exhaust the contemplation of their own experience.
- Randolph Bourne

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

Few of the many wise apothegms which have been uttered
have prevented a single foolish action.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

The effort to understand the universe is one
of the very few things that lifts human life
a little above the level of farce,
and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
- Steven Weinberg

You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put
a few nickels in the machine.
- Flip Wilson

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are
few originals and many copies.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

Every few seconds it changes - up an eighth,
down an eighth -it's like playing a slot machine.
I lose $20 million, I gain $20 million.
- Ted Turner

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices, have very few virtues.
- Abraham Lincoln

Before I met my husband, I'd never fallen in love.
I'd stepped in it a few times.
- Rita Rudner

Few people know how to take a walk.
The qualifications are endurance,
plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature,
good humor, vast curiosity, good speech,
good silence and nothing too much.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I get along with guys; most of my friends are guys.
It's easier to trust men sometimes.
I only have a few close girlfriends that I trust.
- Paris Hilton

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
- Arnold H. Glasow

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee, And revery.
The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
- Emily Dickinson

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children
have teenagers of their own.
- Doug Larson

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

Shoot a few scenes out of focus.
I want to win the foreign film award.
- Billy Wilder

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
- George Washington

Only a few things are really important.
- Marie Dressler

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few.
It's equally humbling and uplifting.
- Michael Stipe

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide
which particular representatives of the oppressing
class are to represent and repress them.
- Karl Marx

Few are the giants of the soul that actually feel
that the human race is their family circle.
- Freya Stark

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

I do have a political agenda.
It's to have as few regulations as possible.
- Dan Quayle

The artist's world is limitless.
It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away.
It is always on his doorstep.
- Paul Strand

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean,
for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry B. Adams

When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me,
"Did you sleep good?" I said "No, I made a few mistakes."
- Steven Wright

Some men never feel small, but these are the few men who are.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car,
it is time to spend a few hours on history.
- Bo Bennett

Few people know so clearly what they want.
Most people can't even think what to hope for when
they throw a penny in a fountain.
- Barbara Kingsolver

Bobby and I went through some old questionnaires about
customer requirements for languages,
then we compiled a new one and sent it out to a few dozen people we knew.
- James Frank

I find that there are few reviews that extol women as wonderful artists.
- Estelle Parsons

Nixon is one of the few in the history of this country
to run for high office talking out of both sides of
his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.
- Harry S. Truman

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
- Pythagoras

Actually, I only have a few friends in real life.
And when I say friends, I'm referring to those people
who I've known since the 1960s.
- Jean Reno

Next door to Ethiopia spreading out along the strategic
Red Sea coastline is Eritrea,
a relatively new country, and a place that few Americans
seem to fully understand.
- Dana Rohrabacher

Lou and I met while we were in high school in our senior year.
We were in many of the same classes together and quite
a few times we went over to his house to hang out.
- Phil Harris

At the time, there were very few foreign names in the
press and they were all factory workers.
I thought I'd never get a job at a university with a foreign name.
- Carl Rakosi

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward


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