Top 560 Would Quotes

Here we have the best Would Quotes from famous authors such as Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Oscar Wilde, Charles Caleb Colton, Coy Bowles, Joe Rogan. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

I love coming back home and seeing old friends and family. I would say it keeps me grounded.

If you are the greatest, why would you go around talking about it?

Climbing Mount Everest was the biggest mistake I’ve ever made in my life. I wish I’d never gone. I suffered for years of PTSD and still suffer from what happened. I’m glad I wrote a book about it. But, you know, if I could go back and relive my life, I would never have climbed Everest.

Botox should be banned for actors, as steroids are for sportsmen. Acting is all about expression; why would you want to iron out a frown?

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.

I’m unbelievably ticklish. When I was a little kid, my sisters would hold me down and tickle me until I peed my pants.

If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold.

If there were no night, we would not appreciate the day, nor could we see the stars and the vastness of the heavens. We must partake of the bitter with the sweet. There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless.

My people are my people. They love me and I love them. I would not be here without them.

If it’s a good movie, the sound could go off and the audience would still have a perfectly clear idea of what was going on.

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

Arthur Ashe
There is no such thing as a pure introvert or extrovert. Such a person would be in the lunatic asylum.

The true measure of a man is what he would do if he knew he would never be caught.

Lord Kelvin
If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

Truth cannot be brought down; rather, the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountaintop to the valley. If you would attain to the mountaintop, you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices.

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

If a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become unstable without knowing it.

As much as one would like to think that what China does doesn’t matter, the reality is that when China sneezes at crypto, the rest of the world catches the cold.

In the old days, you would chastise people for reinventing the wheel. Now we beg, ‘Oh, please, please reinvent the wheel.’

My friends and family are my support system. They tell me what I need to hear, not what I want to hear and they are there for me in the good and bad times. Without them I have no idea where I would be and I know that their love for me is what’s keeping my head above the water.

My husband. He keeps me grounded. If I were in the world on my own, it would all be much more seductive. But I’m in a relationship that has nothing to do with the film world.

The people made worse off by slavery were those who were enslaved. Their descendants would have been worse off today if born in Africa instead of America. Put differently, the terrible fate of their ancestors benefitted them.

Palestine is our unforgettable historic home. The very name would be a force of marvelous potency for summoning our people together.

Do what you say you’re going to do. And try to do it a little better than you said you would.

Jimmy Dean
He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace.

John Mason Brown
If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.

Was I always going to be here? No I was not. I was going to be homeless at one time, a taxi driver, truck driver, or any kind of job that would get me a crust of bread. You never know what’s going to happen.

Relationships are eternal. The ‘separation‘ is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.

If you know somethin’ well, you can always paint it but people would be better off buyin’ chickens.

Grandma Moses
If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.

Neil Simon
I would like to be remembered, if I am remembered at all, as being a catalyst for change in the world, change for good.

I would rather have a cup of tea than sex.

Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.

Orville Wright
Collaboration is like carbonation for fresh ideas. Working together bubbles up ideas you would not have come up with solo, which gets you further faster.

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

If Copenhagen were a person, that person would be generous, beautiful, elderly, but with a flair. A human being that has certain propensities for quarrelling, filled with imagination and with appetite for the new and with respect for the old – somebody who takes good care of things and of people.

I would say colonialism is a wonderful thing. It spread civilization to Africa. Before it they had no written language, no wheel as we know it, no schools, no hospitals, not even normal clothing.

Ian Smith
I have survivor skills. Some of that is superficial – what I present to people outwardly – but what makes people resilient is the ability to find humour and irony in situations that would otherwise overpower you.

If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.

I would like to think that I’m a gentleman and a nice guy.

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Rene Descartes
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than those attending too small a degree of it.

The public doesn’t know what to believe anymore. We don’t know what stories are supposedly true, this idea of ‘fake news.’ We watch it on what I guess you would call a split-focus. It’s half entertainment and half mystery.

‘Quick Change’ was my first real movie. It was an interesting audition process because there were no lines in the script. Bill Murray’s character would say something, and Geena Davis and Randy Quaid would say something, and then it would just say, ‘The cabbie speaks.’ How do you audition for that?

Being a chef would be too much hard work.

To see that I have this huge platform now, and so many people are listening to what I have to say, it really makes me want to orientate toward something that would really educate people, create awareness, do something more than just show them a cute outfit or what I’m having for lunch.

My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long.

Our diversity is our strength. What a dull and pointless life it would be if everyone was the same.

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other causes for prejudice by noon.

George Aiken
If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but deteriorate the cat.

I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope, For hope would be hope for the wrong thing.

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.

A categorical imperative would be one which represented an action as objectively necessary in itself, without reference to any other purpose.

Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious. We have only to imagine how differently we would be described – and will be, after our deaths – by each of the family members who believe they know us.

I have always believed that life is too short for rows and disagreements. Even if I think I’m right, I would prefer to apologize and remain friends rather than win and be an enemy.

We live by the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.

If we could see ourselves as others see us, we would vanish on the spot.

I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy, without pollution or global warming.

A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, ‘At my age, I don’t even buy green bananas.’

Claude Pepper
If God listened to the prayers of men, all men would quickly have perished: for they are forever praying for evil against one another.

Epicurus
Are you stalking me? Because that would be super.

I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it.

John Dean
I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.

Perhaps the surest test of an individual’s integrity is his refusal to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect.

I believe that people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.

He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years.

And God said, ‘Let there be light’ and there was light, but the Electricity Board said He would have to wait until Thursday to be connected.

Well, I believe that the depth of your struggle can determine the height of your success. I was inspired to come out of everything I’ve been through and end up in a place where I never thought that I would be.

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.

Healing,’ Papa would tell me, ‘is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.’

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.

Fyodor Dostoevsky
Ambition is not what man does… but what man would do.

You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you’ve finished, nothing’s changed. You’ve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.

I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.

Let him that would move the world first move himself.

If something happened where I couldn’t write music anymore, it would kill me. It’s not just a job. It’s not just a hobby. It’s why I get up in the morning.

Hans Zimmer
I’ve never done anything because I thought it would look cool.

People were not even knowing that women’s cricket existed. And from that phase to today where people would want to follow women’s cricket, I think we have come a long way.

I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.

It’s not worth doing something unless you were doing something that someone, somewere, would much rather you weren’t doing.

We would like to live as we once lived, but history will not permit it.

Study the past, if you would divine the future.

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour of beauty of with which I was in love would one day flood back into my heart, there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end, how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.

If you don’t have sustainable energy, you have unsustainable energy. The fundamental value of a company like Tesla is the degree to which it accelerates the advent of sustainable energy faster than it would otherwise occur.

There is nothing in the world, I venture to say, that would so effectively help one to survive even the worst conditions as the knowledge that there is a meaning in one’s life.

Eskimo: ‘If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?’ Priest: ‘No, not if you did not know.’ Eskimo: ‘Then why did you tell me?’

I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone.

Javan
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.

The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would be honest.

He that studieth revenge keepeth his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.

John Milton
People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.

If you were to destroy the belief in immortality in mankind, not only love but every living force on which the continuation of all life in the world depended, would dry up at once.

Fyodor Dostoevsky
I don’t go by or change my attitude based on what people say. At the end of the day, they, too, are judging me from their perspective. I would rather be myself and let people accept me for what I am than be somebody who I am not, just because I want people’s approval.

I would appear on Fox News more easily than I would NPR.

All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Would Jove appoint some flower to reign, in matchless beauty on the plain, the Rose (mankind will all agree). The Rose the queen of flowers should be.

Sappho
I would say don’t take advice from people like me who have gotten very lucky. We’re very biased. You know, like Taylor Swift telling you to follow your dreams is like a lottery winner telling you, ‘Liquidize your assets; buy Powerball tickets – it works!’

I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.

I wish they would only take me as I am.

If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman… because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.

You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.

Oprah‘s got good politics, she’s got a good heart, and she’ll have us all up Jazzercising at six in the morning. This cannot be a bad thing, and reading a book while we’re Jazzercising. So America would be better off if Oprah were president.

Few would deny the importance of tackling online hatred or child abuse content. The internet, after all, has become a key weapon for those who disseminate and incite hatred and violence against minorities, and for those who pose a horrifying threat to children.

Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?

Thomas J Watson
If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.

If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.

The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so they would turn over by themselves.

If it were possible to have a life absolutely free from every feeling of sin, what a terrifying vacuum it would be.

Cesare Pavese
Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise.

Tommy Douglas
One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.

Life is very difficult. One of the most ancient of religious ideas that emerges everywhere, I would say, is that life is essentially suffering.

We must have constantly present in our minds the difference between independence and liberty. Liberty is a right of doing whatever the laws permit, and if a citizen could do what they forbid he would no longer be possessed of liberty.

I grew up in East Germany, so we had to learn Russian in school… everybody hated it. I never thought it would come in handy… And being an actor, I’ve been able to use it quite a bit.

Tom Wlaschiha
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever.

History is imperfect and biased, and it always, always has omissions. The most common omissions are the bits that the writer of that history took for granted that his readers would know.

Tansy Rayner Roberts
If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.

Hippocrates
When you’re drowning, you don’t say ‘I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,’ you just scream.

If the world was ending, I think I would grab some Cinnamon Toast Crunch, a bunch of water, and I’d probably just… I’d probably go crazy.

I pictured myself as a virus or a cancer cell and tried to sense what it would be like.

Jonas Salk
The solution as consumers is – perhaps surprisingly – to take adverts very, very seriously. We should ask ourselves what it is that we find lovely in them – the visions of friendship, togetherness, repose, or whatever. And then consider what would actually help us find these qualities in our lives.

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people’s actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.

It is not by augmenting the capital of the country, but by rendering a greater part of that capital active and productive than would otherwise be so, that the most judicious operations of banking can increase the industry of the country.

Without Jupiter cleaning out the early solar system, the Earth would be pock-marked with meteor collisions. We would suffer from asteroid impacts every day. CNN studios would probably be a gigantic crater it if wasn’t for Jupiter.

The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.

I think the American Dream used to be achieving one’s goals in your field of choice – and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.

If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and to raise the dead with tears, then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.

There is not a truth existing which I fear… or would wish unknown to the whole world.

You’re an idealist, and I pity you as I would the village idiot.

Art is the window to man’s soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world; nor could the world see the man within.

Lady Bird Johnson
Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.

If I told you I was a Republican and you were a Democrat, no matter what I said after that, it would be tempered with your opinions.

I was shaped by a pit environment and the Second World War. My playground was on the pit tip at Clay Cross and I grew up with that mining background. My father was a miner and my granddad was a miner, and I would say three out of ten on the street where I was born were working in the pits.

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away.

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.

There is no refutation of Darwinian evolution in existence. If a refutation ever were to come about, it would come from a scientist, and not an idiot.

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say ‘I want to see the manager.’

You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.

I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.

Mary Roberts Rinehart
What, sir, would the people of the earth be without woman? They would be scarce, sir, almighty scarce.

I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.

If I’m in Rome for only 48 hours, I would consider it a sin against God to not eat cacio e pepe, the most uniquely Roman of pastas, in some crummy little joint where Romans eat. I’d much rather do that than go to the Vatican. That’s Rome to me.

If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.

I would honestly say I’m in the turtle‘s race. My journey is a marathon.

Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.

I hate to be a failure. I hate and regret the failure of my marriages. I would gladly give all my millions for just one lasting marital success.

Everyone has a dream deep in their heart, which is a center of what they want to do. If they had all the money, and they had the time and they were guaranteed that they’d be successful, that dream is what they would love to do.

Bruce Wilkinson
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.

Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.

Rene Magritte
If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.

In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God’s existence.

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history.

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.

I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place.

Harriet Beecher Stowe
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents.

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.

Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream.

Personally, I would not care for immortality in the least. There is nothing better than oblivion, since in oblivion there is no wish unfulfilled. We had it before we were born yet did not complain. Shall we whine because we know it will return? It is Elysium enough for me, at any rate.

I’m not the kind of actor that would know what my character had for breakfast last Tuesday.

If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.

I worked in a pet store and people would ask how big I would get.

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

Satchel Paige
I wish people would look at me and think, ‘Well, someone like that exists!’ Accept the difference.

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.

A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.

Won’t you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.

When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.

Madeleine L’Engle
Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it – but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.

Women are the real reason we get up every day. I’m talking about real men. If there were no women, I would not even have to bathe, because why would I care? These are guys I’m hanging with. I wake up for a woman every day of my life to make it happen for her.

If fame belonged to me, I could not escape her; if she did not, the longest day would pass me on the chase, and the approbation of my dog would forsake me then. My barefoot rank is better.

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilized.

If the human condition were the periodic table, maybe love would be hydrogen at No. 1. Death would be helium at No. 2. Power, I reckon, would be where oxygen is.

Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.

I imagined being a famous writer would be like being like Jane Austen.

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.

I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.

I would rather go to any extreme than suffer anything that is unworthy of my reputation, or of that of my crown.

If humanity doesn’t land on Mars in my lifetime, I would be very disappointed.

I would never like to endorse a fairness cream. I believe in natural beauty.

Positive energy knows no boundaries. If everyone were to spread positive energy on the Internet, the world would be a much better place.

Lu Wei
I feel that public service is so important and giving back, being a role model and helping people in need is something that I would love to do.

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.

Daniel J Boorstin
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.

Love other human beings as you would love yourself.

Ho Chi Minh
Men would rather be starving and free than fed in bonds.

What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it – would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.

I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try; dreams are made possible if you try.

This is a moment that I deeply wish my parents could have lived to share. My father would have enjoyed what you have so generously said of me-and my mother would have believed it.

I would suggest the taxation of all property equally, whether church or corporation, exempting only the last resting place of the dead and possibly, with proper restrictions, church edifices.

Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father’s funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer‘s is concerned, we don’t have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective.

When I was in college, I wanted to be involved in things that would change the world.

For me, no ideological or political conviction would justify the sacrifice of a human life. For me, the value of life is absolute, with no concessions. It’s not negotiable.

If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast.

Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.

That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.

If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.

I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.

Even if I died in the service of the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood… will contribute to the growth of this nation and to make it strong and dynamic.

How great it would be for us all to have the pride of knowing that we, as a country, are one of the best countries to be a child.

I think the power of persuasion would be the greatest superpower of all time.

No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.

I always think about the idea that God never gives you more than you can handle, and just the idea that God would be looking at me and thinking, ‘Eh, I think she can handle more.’ And the angels thinking, ‘What are you doing? You’re a lunatic.’ And God being like, ‘No, no, trust me. She can handle this.’

I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.

Diane Arbus
What is truth? said jesting Pilate; and would not stay for an answer.

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.

Men do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. And if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.

William Manchester
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.

We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified.

You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.

In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?

Carl Rogers
I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.

If you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.

True love makes the thought of death frequent, easy, without terrors; it merely becomes the standard of comparison, the price one would pay for many things.

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.

I think it would be interesting to know what it feels like to be the most beautiful woman in the world.

The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don’t like their rules, whose would you use?

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.

Stopping illegal immigration would mean that wages would have to rise to a level where Americans would want the jobs currently taken by illegal aliens.

Most people give Kennedy a passing grade, a good grade on the Cuban Missile Crisis handling, but what they don’t realize, if he had had strength, if he had showed strength before, there would never have been a Cuban Missile Crisis.

We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.

During a negotiation, it would be wise not to take anything personally. If you leave personalities out of it, you will be able to see opportunities more objectively.

Brian Koslow
All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs.

Andrew Fletcher
When President Obama entered the White House, the economy was in a free-fall. The auto industry: on its back. The banks: frozen up. More than three million Americans had already lost their jobs. And America’s bravest, our men and women in uniform, were fighting what would soon be the longest wars in our history.

If the choice were made, one for us to lose our sovereignty and become a member of the Commonwealth or remain with our sovereignty and lose the membership of the Commonwealth, I would say let the Commonwealth go.

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.

Queen Victoria
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King’s daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.

I am primarily a lawyer. I would rather play in the game than be the umpire.

Lewis F Powell Jr
I think it would be interesting if old people got anti-Alzheimer’s disease where they slowly began to recover other people’s lost memories.

If a projectile were deprived of the force of gravity, it would not be deflected toward the earth but would go off in a straight line into the heavens and do so with uniform motion, provided that the resistance of the air were removed.

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.

How boring would this world be if everyone was the same?

I’ve learned over the years that people are human and have mood swings, regardless of how talented they are. Today, I’m looking at life from a realistic point of view instead of the way I would want things to be.

Otis Williams
A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.

I was never a Certified Public Accountant… I just had a degree in accounting. The reason I was never a Certified Public Accountant was because it would require passing a test, which I would not have been able to do.

Love conquers all difficulties, surmounts all obstacles, and effects what to any other power would be impossible.

I would rather be kept alive in the efficient if cold altruism of a large hospital than expire in a gush of warm sympathy in a small one.

Aneurin Bevan
Sensitive people faced with the prospect of a camera portrait put on a face they think is the one they would like to show to the world… Every so often what lies behind the facade is rare and more wonderful than the subject knows or dares to believe.

Irving Penn
I love pizza. I want to marry it, but it would just be to eat her family at the wedding.

And finally I twist my heart round again, so that the bad is on the outside and the good is on the inside, and keep on trying to find a way of becoming what I would so like to be, and could be, if there weren’t any other people living in the world.

If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.

It would not be possible to praise nurses too highly.

Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today. Go another mile!

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass‘; ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.’

Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke
Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.

If you saw a heat wave, would you wave back?

A woman would never make a nuclear bomb. They would never make a weapon that kills – no, no. They’d make a weapon that makes you feel bad for a while.

Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.

No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.

If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and stare.

All the aggressive actions I do to myself I would never dream of doing in my own life – I am not this kind of person. I cry if I cut myself peeling potatoes. I am taking the plane, there is turbulence, I am shaking. In performance, I become, somehow, like not a mortal.

A dictatorship would be a heck of a lot easier, there’s no question about it.

I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.

I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.

Poetry, at its best, is the language your soul would speak if you could teach your soul to speak.

However my parents – both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.

I wish my name was Brian because maybe sometimes people would misspell my name and call me Brain. That’s like a free compliment and you don’t even gotta be smart to notice it.

If we were to wipe out insects alone on this planet, the rest of life and humanity with it would mostly disappear from the land. Within a few months.

Can you ever imagine yourself in a situation like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, where the world feels like they have a stake in your private life? I would never want it.

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.

Karen Blixen
Believe it or not, cricket was my first love. I would genuinely have swapped the dream of a winning goal at Wembley for a century against the Australians at Lord‘s.

I mean, I have moments of huge frustration because of my inability to express myself linguistically as clearly as I would like to.

Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn’t good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game.

Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.

On the first day of school, my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name and said that from thenceforth that was the name we would answer to in school. This was the custom among Africans in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education.

If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in senate.

If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.

I won’t belong to any organization that would have me as a member.

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

There is not one single police officer in America that I am not afraid of and not one that I would trust to tell the truth or obey the laws they are sworn to uphold. I do not believe they protect me in any way.

Anybody who knows me knows I would never read a comic book. And I certainly would never read anything written by Kevin Smith.

Everyone would be healthier if they didn’t eat junk food.

Robert Atkins
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.

My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically.

I would argue that nothing gives life more purpose than the realization that every moment of consciousness is a precious and fragile gift.

Everybody has a hacking capability. And probably every intelligence service is hacking in the territory of other countries. But who exactly does what? That would be a very sensitive piece of information. But it’s very difficult to communicate about it. Because nobody wants to admit the scope of what they’re doing.

I would remind you the lesser of two socialists is still a socialist.

A sincere and steadfast co-operation in promoting such a reconstruction of our political system as would provide for the permanent liberty and happiness of the United States.

If we could establish a deep abiding relationship with nature, we would never kill an animal for our appetite; we would never harm, vivisect, a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit. We would find other ways to heal our wounds, heal our bodies.

Be kind, don’t judge, and have respect for others. If we can all do this, the world would be a better place. The point is to teach this to the next generation.

I’ve known my best friend since I was a baby, and I don’t know what I would do without her. She is always straight with me and can make me laugh hysterically. Everyone should have someone like that in their life.

Life wasn’t easy growing up; it was frustrating. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily, everything would have come easily, and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

It is important that we relish the food we eat. If we cannot do this, but eat mechanically, our food does not do us that good it should, and we fail to be nourished and built up by it as we otherwise would be, if we could enjoy the food we take into the stomach.

Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.

I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn’t, than live as if there isn’t and to die to find out that there is.

I don’t get high, but sometimes I wish I did. That way, when I messed up in life I would have an excuse. But right now there’s no rehab for stupidity.

When you see a person, do you just concentrate on their looks? It’s just a first impression. Then there’s someone who doesn’t catch your eye immediately, but you talk to them and they become the most beautiful thing in the world. The greatest actors aren’t what you would call beautiful sex symbols.

I would as soon leave my son a curse as the almighty dollar.

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.

I think… all of the best public cryptographers in the world would agree that you can’t really build back doors in crypto. That it’s like drilling a hole in the windshield.

I basically taught myself how to DJ, but I’ve been inspired by DJs throughout my whole career. I have some good friends that would hook us up with music. You learn some little things here and there from each DJ and you just take it and put your own style into to it.

Pauly D
Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old.

Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history.

Doing voiceovers is so great because even though many people would think it’s just your voice, you really do use all your physicality. I’ve done everything from playing a butterfly to Alice in Wonderland when she’s 10 feet tall, so it allows you to be an actor and build new characters.

Ashley Bell
If I wasn’t a singer, I would be a fairy princess.

If poverty were a man, I would have slain him.

Ali ibn Abi Talib
If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.

To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.

My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and given the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.

Pancho Villa
A career is like a house: it’s made of many bricks, and each brick has the same value, because without any one of them, the house would collapse.

An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.

If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought.

Mergers are like marriages. They are the bringing together of two individuals. If you wouldn’t marry someone for the ‘operational efficiencies’ they offer in the running of a household, then why would you combine two companies with unique cultures and identities for that reason?

How could you have a soccer team if all were goalkeepers? How would it be an orchestra if all were French horns?

You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered.

If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country, I never would lay down my arms never never never!

William Pitt
I despise formal restaurants. I find all of that formality to be very base and vile. I would much rather eat potato chips on the sidewalk.

If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done.

Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who would want to live in an institution?

It was wonderful to find America, but it would have been more wonderful to miss it.

I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.

Pietro Aretino
If men can develop weapons that are so terrifying as to make the thought of global war include almost a sentence for suicide, you would think that man’s intelligence and his comprehension… would include also his ability to find a peaceful solution.

I didn’t want a pickup with mud tires. I wanted an old blazer with as many speakers in the back as I could afford. I would even steal them out of my brother’s car and pack them in there. I remember sitting in a parking lot and turning my radio up and walking down the street to see how far you could feel it.

Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a drug. It distorts reality, and that’s the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw.

Since I am known as a ‘rich’ person, I feel I have to tip at least $5 each time I check my coat. On top of that, I would have to wear a very expensive coat, and it would have to be insured. Added up, without a topcoat I save over $20,000 a year.

Aristotle Onassis
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

There must be a positive and negative in everything in the universe in order to complete a circuit or circle, without which there would be no activity, no motion.

John McDonald
Egypt gave birth to what later would become known as ‘Western Civilization,’ long before the greatness of Greece and Rome.

If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.

The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play ‘Drop the Handkerchief.’

James Naismith
His hands would plait the priest‘s guts, if he had no rope, to strangle kings.

He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.

Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man‘s wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.

I prayed about it consistently – that God would direct me in the right path and that, when it would happen, I would know that I’m in the right place.

If Heaven exists, to know that there’s laughter, that would be a great thing.

If Moses had gone to Harvard Law School and spent three years working on the Hill, he would have written the Ten Commandments with three exceptions and a saving clause.

Charles Morgan
Try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs.

Raymond Burr
He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.

I think it’s difficult to say what exactly made me become a successful DJ. It depends on so many different things. If I were given an award, I would thank my family, friends, Tiesto and the great team behind me for all their support and hard work. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

If honor were profitable, everybody would be honorable.

Thomas More
Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.

I wanted to go to drama school, but when I got the part in ‘Falling,’ I got an agent, so it seemed a good idea to work. I always did a lot of singing and dancing, so I am glad it worked out that way. I would like to study stage acting at some point, though.

Govern a great nation as you would cook a small fish. Do not overdo it.

I have nothing to ask but that you would remove to the other side, that you may not, by intercepting the sunshine, take from me what you cannot give.

Diogenes
A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.

He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven; for everyone has need to be forgiven.

The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.

We would consider it our moral duty to lend all support to the ending of colonialism and imperialism so that people everywhere are free to mould their own destiny.

I would say it simply: No one can give that which he doesn’t personally possess, which means we cannot transmit the Holy Spirit in an effective way, render the Spirit perceptible, if we ourselves aren’t close to the Spirit.

The state controlling a woman would mean denying her full autonomy and full equality.

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.

In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.

Everything happens kind of the way it’s supposed to happen, and we just watch it unfold. And you can’t control it. Looking back, you can’t say, ‘I should’ve… ‘ You didn’t, and had you, the outcome would have been different.

I never, ever grew up as a young woman believing that my gender would stand in the way of doing anything I wanted.

I’m a Muslim, but I think Jesus would have a drink with me. He would be cool. He would talk to me.

Some people say I’ve got a five-octave range, which is ridiculous. That would mean I’d sing like Mariah Carey or that alien in ‘The Fifth Element.’ And I’m nothing like that blue alien. I’ve got a range of about 3 1/2 octaves.

I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

I wouldn’t be here today if it were not for the NHS. I have received a large amount of high-quality treatment without which I would not have survived.

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

Everything would be alright if everything was put back in the hands of the people, and we’re going to have to put it back in the hands of the people.

What is man without the beasts? For if all the beast were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.

For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.

If God only used perfect people, nothing would get done. God will use anybody if you’re available.

I have retired, but if there’s anything that would kill me it is to wake up in the morning not knowing what to do.

If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?

The sound of colors is so definite that it would be hard to find anyone who would express bright yellow with base notes, or dark lake with the treble.

Wassily Kandinsky
The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.

I think anybody who is interested in keeping their money safe from the criminal banking system would want gold, silver, and Bitcoin.

If we were to select the most intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind, all races would be present.

Franz Boas
Since the beginning of time, children have not liked to study. They would much rather play, and if you have their interests at heart, you will let them learn while they play; they will find that what they have mastered is child’s play.

Carl Orff
For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.

If I were an animal, I would be an eagle.

Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.

When I was a child, there’s one thing I said: ‘I never want to be alone.’ That’s what I would say. I don’t want to be alone.

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

Some people would call me a workaholic. I don’t consider this time: I just love my work so much, so it’s my real hobby, OK? And, yeah, getting some play during working hours for which you are paid is the best job I can recommend for anyone around!

Andre Geim
I would never date a celebrity. I would want someone with real skills. Doctor, nurse, electriciantailor.

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.

Human mind has way too many shades. It would be so boring if this world was all sugar and gloss, just happy, colourful lives. People singing songs is not always the reality. Just like happiness and love, people also feel wrath, jealousy and vengeance!

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books.

I would hope that young girls could relate to me and see that the lives of people on the internet are not as perfect as they seem.

Give to everyone who begs from you; and of him who takes away your goods do not ask them again. And as you wish that men would do to you, do so to them.

What I needed most was to love and to be loved, eager to be caught. Happily I wrapped those painful bonds around me; and sure enough, I would be lashed with the red-hot pokers or jealousy, by suspicions and fear, by burst of anger and quarrels.

Without electricity, the air would rot.

Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.

When I was an orphan, I was the richest kid at the orphanage because everyone else was complaining about not having anything. But when I discovered that you could get two cents for a Coca-Cola bottle, I would follow people around who were drinking it and ask them if they were almost through with it.

If I were not Alexander, I would be Diogenes.

Alexander the Great
Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No, but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins.

John B S Haldane
Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.

Fear is a far more dominant force in human behaviour than euphoria – I would never have expected that or given it a moment’s thought before, but it shows up in the data in so many ways.

I would encourage you: be informed – knowledge is power.

The one question I would have for Donald Trump is inspired by his ‘Make America Great Again’ cap. I would ask him, ‘When was America great? When did America not have an economic depression or a war?’

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success.

If I was to go to sleep before midnight, I would feel weird about myself, like I wasted a day. My most productive hours are between midnight and five.

Any fool can destroy trees. They cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyedchased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their bark hides, branching horns, or magnificent bole backbones.

Sometime I wish the aliens would abduct me and crown me as their leader.

George Noory
I would fight for my liberty so long as my strength lasted, and if the time came for me to go, the Lord would let them take me.

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.

I really haven‘t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.

I would probably have more in common with a whale than with a bourgeois married couple employed at worthy institutions that I would wipe from the face of the earth if it was given to me to do so.

If my survival caused another to perish, then death would be sweeter and more beloved.

People had lost trust in governance. Getting back that trust, instilling a sense of hope and belief that good governance and development would be back on track, is my biggest achievement.

It would be wonderful to think that the future is unknown and sort of surprising.

I would like to learn, or remember, how to live.

I’m going to tell you what my religion is. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Period. Terminato. Finito.

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.

If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.

I can observe the game theory is applied very much in economics. Generally, it would be wise to get into the mathematics as much as seems reasonable because the economists who use more mathematics are somehow more respected than those who use less. That’s the trend.

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

Having children showed me a whole different kind of love that I had never known. It was something that had always been missing. Complete love. I would die for them.

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.

If I had a choice of educating my daughters or my sons because of opportunity constraints, I would choose to educate my daughters.

Brigham Young
There is a strong tendency to get used to and accept very bad things that would be shocking if seen with fresh eyes.

I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.

Tila Tequila
I speak the truth not so much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little more as I grow older.

Whatever came to mind, whatever came to hand, I would read.

We shotBreaking Bad‘ on film; we capture ‘Better Call Saul’ digitally. In the shooting of ‘Breaking Bad,’ we would have this steady, handheld, cinema verite sort of look, so we purposely went the opposite way with ‘Better Call Saul’ – locked in the cameras and made the movements smoother and more mechanical.

I have a long way to go as far as my acting career is concerned. Lots of milestones are to be achieved and dreams to be fulfilled. I would someday want to do playback singing, too, as I am a very passionate singer.

My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

Politics is dirty. Politics is exciting. Politics is often very, very difficult and disappointing. And I really would rather the world would be a little more like it was when my dad was young, where you knew pretty much where people stood on the great moral issues.

Never be lucid, never state, if you would be regarded great.

Dylan Thomas
It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches.

Robert M Hutchins
Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.

Security is, I would say, our top priority because for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computersorganizing your lives, staying in touch with people, being creative – if we don’t solve these security problems, then people will hold back.

I would encourage you to set really high goals. Set goals that, when you set them, you think they’re impossible. But then every day you can work towards them, and anything is possible, so keep working hard and follow your dreams.

Katie Ledecky
We can start with housing, the sturdiest of footholds for economic mobility. A national affordable housing program would be an anti-poverty effort, human capital investment, community improvement plan, and public health initiative all rolled into one.

If cattle and horses, or lions, had hands, or were able to draw with their feet and produce the works which men do, horses would draw the forms of gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make the gods’ bodies the same shape as their own.

Xenophanes
Know thyself. A maxim as pernicious as it is ugly. Whoever studies himself arrest his own development. A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly.

Movies are my religion and God is my patron. I’m lucky enough to be in the position where I don’t make movies to pay for my pool. When I make a movie, I want it to be everything to me; like I would die for it.

I haven’t slept for ten days, because that would be too long.

Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.

The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.

In a perfect dream, things would be set exactly the way you would want them. But I think it’s more interesting that in real life, things aren’t exactly the way you planned.

The next generation has always been and will be better than the previous one. If it is not, then the world would not be moving forward.

I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.

Where there’s water on Earth, you find life as we know it. So if you find water somewhere else, it becomes a remarkable draw to look closer to see if life of any kind is there, even if it’s bacterial, which would be extraordinary for the field of biology.

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.

Jules Renard
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.

‘Changes in Latitudes’ began when I was looking at a photograph of a sea turtle swimming underwater. I had such a strong feeling for the beauty of this ancient creature, at home in the sea. On the spot, I wanted to swim with that turtle. I began to imagine a character who would do just that.

Will Hobbs
When reflecting upon it today, that the Pearl Harbor attack should have succeeded in achieving surprise seems a blessing from Heaven. It was clear that a great American fleet had been concentrated in Pearl Harbor, and we supposed that the state of alert would be very high.

If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

I knew I wanted to do music, but leaving such a successful career one would think I’d kind of shot myself in the foot. I knew I made the right decision, and at the end of the day it’s up to me to get where I want to go, but it’s a lot to take on.

Sabotage did not involve loss of life, and it offered the best hope for future race relations. Bitterness would be kept to a minimum and, if the policy bore fruit, democratic government could become a reality.

If God dropped acid, would he see people?

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.

If everyone would look for that uniqueness then we would have a very colorful world.

Michael Schenker
Being surrounded by love and people that care about your heart is the dream. That’s what I would like on my last day.

An ancient dictum says that when Zeus wanted to destroy someone, he would first drive him mad.

Thankfully, dreams can change. If we’d all stuck with our first dream, the world would be overrun with cowboys and princesses.

For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith, But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.

People usually compare the computer to the head of the human being. I would say that hardware is the bone of the head, the skull. The semiconductor is the brain within the head. The software is the wisdom. And data is the knowledge.

For my own part, I would rather excel in knowledge of the highest secrets of philosophy than in arms.

Alexander the Great
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.

To hold that the act of homosexual sodomy is somehow protected as a fundamental right would be to cast aside millennia of moral teaching.

Warren E Burger
A wise ruler ought never to keep faith when by doing so it would be against his interests.

You would think that a rock star being married to a supermodel would be one of the greatest things in the world. It is.

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.

If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.

When I played Dean Martin, he was dead when we made the movie but there would have been nothing better than to spend a week with Dean Martin if I could have.

Joe Mantegna
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.

Galileo Galilei
I’m obsessed with insects, particularly insect flight. I think the evolution of insect flight is perhaps one of the most important events in the history of life. Without insects, there’d be no flowering plants. Without flowering plants, there would be no clever, fruit-eating primates giving TED Talks.

What if every relationship you’ve ever been in, is someone slowly figuring out they didn’t like you as much as they hoped they would?

The word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

I always play women I would date.

He wrapped himself in quotations – as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.

Growing up, my grandmother did not want worldly music in the house. Then when I went out to California, I started listening to Spanish music, mostly Mexican music. But were I in Egypt, I would listen to the music of the people, or if I was in Italy, I’d listen to Italian music.

As we grow, we learn to handle situations differently than we normally would.

Joyner Lucas
Being a housewife and a mother is the biggest job in the world, but if it doesn’t interest you, don’t do it – I would have made a terrible mother.

I always told everybody the perfect joke would be where the setup and punch line were identical.

If triangles had a god, they would give him three sides.

If two people were exactly alike, one of them would be unnecessary.

Larry Dixon
If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.

Jesus said, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is within you.’ I think if he lived nowadays, instead of ‘kingdom,’ he would have said, ‘dimension.’ And ‘heaven’ refers to a sense of vastness or spaciousness.

I would be married, but I’d have no wife, I would be married to a single life.

I gave myself permission to feel and experience all of my emotions. In order to do that, I had to stop being afraid to feel. In order to do that, I taught myself to believe that no matter what I felt or what happened when I felt it, I would be okay.

As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays, it is the only desert within our means.

Britney would make a better prostitute than Christina. She’s thicker.

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

If my critics saw me walking over the Thames they would say it was because I couldn’t swim.

You take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.

Jeannette Rankin
And were an epitaph to be my story I’d have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.

Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen.

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.

The developing world is full of entrepreneurs and visionaries, who with access to education, equity and credit would play a key role in developing the economic situations in their countries.

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he’d only had good intentions; he had money as well.

If carrots got you drunk, rabbits would be messed-up.

If Hitler invaded hell I would make at least a favourable reference to the devil in the House of Commons.

I would describe my style as refreshing.

I may neither choose who I would, nor refuse who I dislike; so is the will of a living daughter curbed by the will of a dead father.

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet.

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.

I would describe my style as comfortable and casual.

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.

Cornelius Vanderbilt
I was an only child and I had a mother and father who were just – there wasn’t a straight man in the house, and I mean that in a very nice way. They were fun, and we would laugh a lot.

Sleep is good, death is better; but of course, the best thing would to have never been born at all.

It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.

John von Neumann
My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.

If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.

I would say to always follow your dream. And dream big because my whole career, including any of the things that I’ve accomplished, I never thought in a million years that I would be here. So it just proves that once you believe in yourself, and you put your mind to something, you can do it.

If I wouldn’t have found Courtney, I probably would have carried on with a bisexual lifestyle.

A drop of water, if it could write out its own history, would explain the universe to us.

What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?

I will respect anyone who thinks differently, but I know what I have in my heart and only God can judge me. If everybody took care of their own lives only we would have less prejudice in this world.

I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.

Abbie Hoffman
I have wondered at times what the Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through the US Congress.

I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.

I read all the time. I love it. My fantasy would be to be locked into a library. I’d be very, very happy.

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.

Abigail Adams
I feel more like I’m a person who has so much to offer in different capacities that it would be a danger for me not to give myself a chance to spread my wings in all different directions.

If I could teach people to be grateful, we could have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children would have a smile on their face.

I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.

If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.

Boethius
I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.

If there existed no external means for dimming their consciences, one-half of the men would at once shoot themselves, because to live contrary to one’s reason is a most intolerable state, and all men of our time are in such a state.

Who would want one’s children growing up buying things like bitcoin? I hope to God my family doesn’t buy it. It’s noxious poison.

I understood that with the swipe of my pen as a prosecutor, I would have the decision in my pen to make a decision about someone’s life.

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.

I am a big car enthusiast. I totally understand guys like Jay Leno who have a thousand cars. But asking me my favorite car would be like asking my favorite song or favorite food – it changes everyday.

Casey James
I wish people would love everybody else the way they love me. It would be a better world.

The good Lord didn’t see fit to put oil and gas only where there are democratically elected regimes friendly to the United States. Occasionally we have to operate in places where, all considered, one would not normally choose to go. But we go where the business is.

I never thought I’d live to see the day that an American administration would denounce the state of Israel for rebuilding Jerusalem.

People say ‘dream big,’ that’s kind of one of those motivational sayings, but I would dream hard, meaning I just wanted it so badly, I could feel it.

It takes all kinds to make the world go ’round. If everyone was straight-laced and uptight, it would sure be a drag. We need a little tug of war in society.

So long as the universe had a beginning, we could suppose it had a creator. But if the universe is really completely self-contained, having no boundary or edge, it would have neither beginning nor end: it would simply be. What place, then, for a creator?

I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone – the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.

George Gallup
If I were to be Miss Universe, I will use my voice to influence the youth and I would raise awareness to certain causes like HIV awareness that is timely and relevant to my country which is the Philippines.

Surely God would not have created such a being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.