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A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
by Samuel Johnson

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince;
but,
one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
- Samuel Johnson

Great works are performed not by strength,
but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

 

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt
until they are too strong to be broken.
- Samuel Johnson

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The feeling of friendship is like that
of being comfortably filled with roast beef;
love, like being enlivened with champagne.
- Samuel Johnson

Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Samuel Johnson [also attributed to Oscar Wilde]

Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
- Samuel Johnson

A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself.
- Samuel Johnson

A man ought to read just as inclination leads him,
for what he reads as a task will do him little good.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated,
has not the art of getting drunk.
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which
a man most easily becomes acquainted with himself.
- Samuel Johnson

A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything
than he does of his dinner.
- Samuel Johnson

A man will turn over half a library to make one book.
- Samuel Johnson

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
- Samuel Johnson

Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation,
but the only riches she can call her own.
- Samuel Johnson

A man who has not been in Italy, is always conscious of an inferiority.
- Samuel Johnson

A wise man is cured of ambition by ambition itself;
his aim is so exalted that riches,
office, fortune and favour cannot satisfy him.
- Samuel Johnson

Allow children to be happy in their own way,
for what better way will they find?
- Samuel Johnson

All theory is against freedom of the will;
all experience for it.
- Samuel Johnson

A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table,
than when his wife talks Greek.
- Samuel Johnson

A am a great friend of public amusements,
they keep people from vice.
- Samuel Johnson

Adversity leads us to think properly of our state,
and so is most beneficial to us.
- Samuel Johnson

All the arguments which are brought to represent poverty
as no evil show it evidently to be a great evil.
- Samuel Johnson

All travel has its advantages.
If the passenger visits better countries,
he may learn to improve his own.
And if fortune carries him to worse,
he may learn to enjoy it.
- Samuel Johnson

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose to soar. Choose to fly your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die,
life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes

I won't give up 'til goats sing and walruses fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of choice.
Fly life on free wings,
and sing to its glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
- Madonna

Friends are angels who lift us to our feet
when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
- Anonymous

True friends are those who lift you up
when your heart's wings forget how to fly.
- Anonymous

When I Come To The Edge of the Familiar,
I Spread My Wings and Fly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not use a hatchet to remove
a fly from your friend's forehead.
- Chinese Proverb

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Dumbo! C'mon, fly! Open them ears!
The magic feather was just a gag!
You can fly! Honest, you can!
- Timothy Q. Mouse in the movie Dumbo

Twinkle, twinkle little bat
How I wonder what you're at!
Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
- Lewis Carroll

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.
- Douglas Adams

The way I see it, it doesn't matter what you believe,
just so you're sincere.
- Linus Van Pelt in Charles M. Schulz' Go Fly A Kite, Charlie Brown

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

There's no reason to become alarmed,
and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight.
By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
- the movie Airplane!

Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
- Mary Kay Ash

You might have seen a housefly, maybe even a superfly,
but I bet you ain't never seen a DONKEY fly!
- the movie Shrek (2001)

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where
they want when they want.
They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson

Facts are the air of scientists.
Without them you can never fly.
- Linus Pauling

The balloons only have one life and the only way of
finding out whether they work is to attempt to fly around the world.
- Richard Branson

When I started I'd fly across the country to do a gig for a hundred bucks.
- David Spade

Tell them to send everything that can fly.
- Richard M. Nixon

On a royal birthday every house must fly a flag,
or the owner would be dragged to a police station and
be fined twenty-five rubles.
- Mary Antin

I always end up being the evil one, and I wouldn't hurt a fly.
- Eli Wallach

The paper burns, but the words fly away.
- Ben Joseph Akiba

When people have asked if I'd like to go in the Shuttle,
I said you don't get to fly it, except for landing,
which I'd love to do.
I wouldn't go unless I could command it.
- Wally Schirra

The Kurdish people welcome the no-fly zone protection,
contrary to the Iraqi regime that is against it.
- Jalal Talabani

I didn't go to college, I went straight from high school
to working on I'll Fly Away,
I was very, very lucky.
- Jeremy London

Assuming either the Left Wing or the Right Wing gained control of the country,
it would probably fly around in circles.
- Pat Paulsen

I loved flying as much as I thought I would and continue to fly aircraft.
- Leroy Chiao

I'm scared to death to fly commercial...
I have not flown commercial since 9/11.
- Brett Hull

How was I going to make a man fly? How was I going
to convince the public that an actor could fly?
- Richard Donner

The doors fly open when you're a professional athlete.
- Dennis Rodman

I think a benefit is that we try to put it up in a short time.
From the decision to do this mission until we fly,
it's six months and one week or so, so it's a very short time.
- Claude Nicollier

My workout was running down fly balls,
stealing a base, or running for my life on the football field.
- Bo Jackson

The three of us acting was truly one of the best experiences I've ever had.
I really look forward to the days when all three of us shoot together,
because the sparks really fly.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn


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