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Each man the architect of his own fate.
Appius Claudius Caecus

Et tu, Brute?
And you, Brutus?
Julius Caesar

Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Julius Caesar

When they ask me, Who is the president of Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan? I'm going to say, You know, I don't know. Do you know?
Herman Cain

I am still alive!
Caligula

God has forgotten me.
Jeanne Calment

Teamwork is a constant balancing act between self-interest and group interest.
Susan Campbell

Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus

It is essential to condemn what must be condemned, but swiftly and firmly. On the other hand, one should praise at length what still deserves to be praised.
Albert Camus

What is a rebel? A man who says no.
Albert Camus

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
Albert Camus

Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune.
Elias Canetti

And finds, with keen discriminating sight,
Black's not so black; - nor white so very white.

George Canning

It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Eddie Cantor

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can get with a kind word alone.
Al Capone

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote

The good thing about masturbation is that you don't have to get dressed up for it.
Truman Capote

Cats don't like change without their consent.
Roger Caras

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Roger Caras

Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
Roger Caras

I am as confounded by dogs as I am indebted to them.
Roger Caras

Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks.
Roger Caras

We derive immeasurable good, uncounted pleasures, enormous security and many critical lessons about life by owning dogs.
Roger Caras

Why don't you just shut up?
Juan Carlos

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
Thomas Carlyle

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Thomas Carlyle

If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, always give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thomas Carlyle

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.
Thomas Carlyle

Missionary life is simply a chance to die.
Amy Carmichael

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Amy Carmichael

Dale Carnagey - See Dale Carnegie.

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Andrew Carnegie

Men who continue hoarding great sums all their lives, the proper use of which for the public ends would work good to the community, should be made to feel that the community, in the form of the state, cannot thus be deprived of its proper share. By taxing estates heavily at death the state marks its condemnation of the selfish millionaire's unworthy life.
Andrew Carnegie

The man who dies rich dies disgraced.
Andrew Carnegie

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is what others think you are.
Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
Dale Carnegie

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?
Dale Carnegie

We are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size.
Bernardus Carnotensis

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
Lewis Carroll

That's the reason they're called lessons, the Gryphon remarked: because they lessen from day to day.
Lewis Carroll

The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterday - but never jam today.
Lewis Carroll

Then you should say what you mean, the March Hare went on. I do, Alice hastily replied; at least - at least I mean what I say - that's the same thing, you know. Not the same thing a bit! said the Hatter. Why, you might just as well say that I see what I eat is the same thing as I eat what I see!
Lewis Carroll

There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you get un-birthday presents ... And only one for birthday presents, you know.
Lewis Carroll

For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals from the moment of conception until death.
Rachel Carson

Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.
Rachel Carson

A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
Angela Carter

A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
Angela Carter

Clothes are our weapons, our challenges, and our visible insult.
Angela Carter

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
Angela Carter

Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
Angela Carter

So I haven't written much lately! So what? Neither has Shakespeare.
Angela Carter

What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
Angela Carter

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
Jimmy Carter

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Jimmy Carter

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
Barbara Cartland

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver

It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
George Washington Carver

I say what I mean, you hear what I say. That is the end of it.
Barbara Cassani

Old men are like that, you know. It makes them feel important to think they are in love with somebody.
Willa Cather

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.
Willa Cather

I praise loudly, I blame softly.
Catherine

You can be a murderous tyrant and the world will remember you fondly but fuck one horse and you will be a horse fucker for all of eternity.
Catherine

Catherine II - See Catherine.

Catherine the Great - See Catherine.

Two may talk together under the same roof for many years, yet never really meet; and two others at first speech are old friends.
Mary Catherwood

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
Cato

There are two ways to compete - in stable conditions, you plan and you compete on scale. In unstable times, you live by your wits.
Dick Cavanagh

Diligence is the mother of good fortune, and idleness - its opposite - never brought a man to the goal of any of his best wishes.
Cervantes

Every man is as God made him, and often even worse.
Cervantes

Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
Cervantes

Those who will play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Cervantes

Who reads much and walks much sees much and knows much.
Cervantes

In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love.
Marc Chagall

Wisdom comes with talking less frivolously and listening more seriously. The latter implies a learning attitude; the former assumes an air of omniscience that does not exist.
S. K. Chakraborty

There are two parties involved in every corrupt transaction, typically a government official and a business person. Yet those who pay bribes are often depicted as innocent victims ... The reality is that both parties conspire to defraud the public.
Lynda Chalker

I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge.
Saxby Chambliss

Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
Nicolas Chamfort

The only thing that stops God from sending another flood is that the first one was useless.
Nicolas Chamfort

Crime isn't a disease, it's a symptom. Cops are like a doctor that gives you aspirin for a brain tumour.
Raymond Chandler

A woman has the age she deserves.
Coco Chanel

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Coco Chanel

Innovation! One cannot be forever innovating. I want to create classics.
Coco Chanel

There is no time for cut and dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Coco Chanel

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing

Words are so futile, so feeble.
Charlie Chaplin

Young men think old men are fools; but old men know young men are fools.
George Chapman

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Every step you take, is a step away from where you used to be.
Brian Chargualaf

Don't let poor Nelly starve.
Charles II

Ay Jesus.
Charles V

And she was fair as is the rose in May.
Geoffrey Chaucer

He was a verray, parfit gentil knyght.
Geoffrey Chaucer

He was as fresh as is the month of May.
Geoffrey Chaucer

Love is blind.
Geoffrey Chaucer

Doctors are just the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
Anton Chekhov

I am dying. I haven't drunk champagne for a long time.
Anton Chekhov

If a lot of cures are suggested for a disease, it means that the disease is incurable.
Anton Chekhov

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now, he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined, and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
Anton Chekhov

You only have to start a job of work to realize how few decent, honest folk there are about.
Anton Chekhov

When a person is born, he can embark on only one of three roads of life: if you go right, the wolves will eat you; if you go left, you'll eat the wolves; if you go straight, you'll eat yourself.
Anton Chekhov

When a woman isn't beautiful, people always say, You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair.
Anton Chekhov

Go fuck yourself.
Dick Cheney

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly; devils fall because of their gravity.
G. K. Chesterton

Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
G. K. Chesterton

Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
G. K. Chesterton

Journalism largely consists in saying Lord Jones Dead to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
G. K. Chesterton

My country, right or wrong is a thing no patriot would ever think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, My mother, drunk or sober.
G. K. Chesterton

Of all the modern phenomena, the most monstrous and ominous, the most manifestly rotting with disease, the most grimly prophetic of destruction, the most clearly and unmistakably inspired by evil spirits, the most instantly and awfully overshadowed by the wrath of heaven, the most near to madness and moral chaos, the most vivid with devilry and despair, is the practice of having to listen to loud music while eating a meal in a restaurant.
G. K. Chesterton

Tea, although an Oriental,
Is a gentleman at least;
Cocoa is a cad and coward,
Cocoa is a vulgar beast.

G. K. Chesterton

The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up.
G. K. Chesterton

The success of the marriage comes after the failure of the honeymoon.
G. K. Chesterton

There is a great deal of difference between the eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
G. K. Chesterton

Twenty million young women rose to their feet with the cry, We will not be dictated to, and proceeded to become stenographers.
G. K. Chesterton

When men stop believing in God they don't believe in nothing; they believe in anything.
G. K. Chesterton

A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
Maurice Chevalier

Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative.
Maurice Chevalier

Take a step forward, lads. It will be easier that way.
Erskine Childers

Chi! Chi! Chi! Le! Le! Le! Los mineros de Chile!
Chilean Miners

This is it. This is where it all ends. End of the road. What a life it was. Some life.
Seung-Hui Cho

The earth is suffocating ... Swear to make them cut me open, so that I won't be buried alive.
Frédéric Chopin

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
Agatha Christie

I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about...It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
Agatha Christie

I have a job to do. ... If you think right now I give a damn about presidential politics, then you don't know me.
Chris Christie

Heroes are not judged for their prowess in hunting and shooting tigers, but rather for their strength and ability to endure the humiliation of being pigs.
Chin-Ning Chu

Dictators ride to and fro on tigers they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Winston Churchill

Everyone threw the blame on me ... they nearly always do. I suppose ... they think I shall be able to bear it best.
Winston Churchill

Give us the tools and we will finish the job.
Winston Churchill

History is written by the victors.
Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it.
Winston Churchill

I'm bored with it all.
Winston Churchill

I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
Winston Churchill

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is ready for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Winston Churchill

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.
Winston Churchill

I would like to have been examined in history, poetry and writing essays. The examiners, on the other hand, were partial to Latin and mathematics. And their will prevailed ... I should have liked to be asked to say what I knew. They always tried to ask what I did not know.
Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Winston Churchill

Meeting jaw to jaw is better than war.*
*Attribution questionable.
Winston Churchill

Odd things animals. All dogs look up at you. All cats look down at you. Only a pig looks at you as an equal.
Winston Churchill

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Winston Churchill

To jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war.*
*Attribution questionable.
Winston Churchill

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
Winston Churchill

When I was younger, I made it a rule never to take a strong drink before lunch. It is now my rule never to do so before breakfast.
Winston Churchill

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
Winston Churchill

Victory has a hundred fathers, but no one wants to recognise defeat as his own.
Galeazzo Ciano

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
John Ciardi

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
Cicero

An unjust peace is better than a just war.
Cicero

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
Cicero

As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age: first, it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it stands not far from death.
Cicero

Everything you reprove in another, you must carefully avoid in yourself.
Cicero

Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero

One should eat to live, not live to eat.
Cicero

The sinews of war: unlimited money.
Cicero

I responded in what I thought was the most truthful or least untruthful manner, by saying, No.
James Clapper

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
Frank Howard Clark

We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it.
Frank Howard Clark

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C. Clarke

The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers and thermonuclear weapons.
Arthur C. Clarke

I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
John Cleese

If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
John Cleese

This time it will be a long one.
Georges Clemenceau

Samuel Langhorne Clemens - See Mark Twain.

I have tried so hard to do the right.
Grover Cleveland

A Harvard professor told me that if there was no Gallup poll there'd be no Bill Clinton.
Jim Clifton

As we have throughout this century, we will lead with the power of our example, but be prepared, when necessary, to make an example of our power.
Bill Clinton

But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false.
Bill Clinton

I have never had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky. I've never had an affair with her.
Bill Clinton

When I was in England, I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale and never tried it again.
Bill Clinton

I don't think they're piling on because I'm a woman. I think they're piling on because I'm winning.
Hillary Clinton

Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time, and I think a marriage is as a marriage always has been, between a man and a woman.
Hillary Clinton

There cannot be true democracy unless women's voices are heard. There cannot be true democracy unless women are given the opportunity to take responsibility for their own lives. There cannot be true democracy unless all citizens are able to participate fully in the lives of their country.
Hillary Clinton

Too many companies, especially large ones, are driven more and more narrowly by the need to ensure that investors get good quarterly returns and to justify executives' high salaries. Too often, this means that they view most employees as costs.
Hillary Clinton

'Tis better to have fought and lost,
Than never to have fought at all.

Arthur Hugh Clough

Though shalt not covet; but tradition
Approves all forms of competition.

Arthur Hugh Clough

Thank you for the change in my life you have given me, the love and closeness of my family and my beautiful daughter. Thank you for using me...
John Cockrum

Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion ... produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Harold Coffin

Faye Robert Coffman - See Gary Gilmore.

William Howard Cohen - See Howard Cosell.

The art of taxation consists in plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.
Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Swans sing before they die; 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Colette

There are no ordinary cats.
Colette

The problem with beauty is that it's like being born rich and getting poorer.
Joan Collins

Half of our mistakes in life arises from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
John Churton Collins

Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do best.
Marva Collins

I have discovered few learning disabled students in my three decades of teaching. I have, however, discovered many, many victims of teaching inabilities.
Marva Collins

A man is as old as he's feeling, a woman as old as she looks.
Mortimer Collins

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
Charles Colton

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
Charles Colton

The more we ask, the more we have.
And, it is fair enough: asking is not always easy.

And it is said to be hard to accept ...
So no wonder we have so little.

Ivy Compton-Burnett

Women do two thirds of the world's work ... Yet they earn only one tenth of the world's income and own less than one percent of the world's property. They are among the poorest of the world's poor.
Barber Conable

A gentleman can withstand hardships; it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Confucius

He who learns but does not think is lost. He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
Confucius

If a gentleman is frivolous, he will lose the respect of his inferiors.
Confucius

It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.
Confucius

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
Confucius

Men's natures are alike; it is their habits that carry them apart.
Confucius

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing. It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage, but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
Confucius

The man of virtue makes the difficulty to be overcome his first business, and success only a subsequent consideration.
Confucius

The Master said, At fifteen I set my heart on learning; at thirty I took my stand; at forty I came to be free from doubts; at fifty I understood the Decree of Heaven; at sixty my ear was attuned; at seventy I followed my heart's desire without overstepping the line.
Confucius

The superior man is easy to serve, but difficult to please ... The inferior man is difficult to serve, but easy to please.
Confucius

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Confucius

Things that are done, it is needless to speak about ... things that are past, it is needless to blame.
Confucius

To be dilatory about giving orders, but to expect absolute punctuality, that is called being a tormentor.
Confucius

When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Confucius

When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine your own self.
Confucius

Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Confucius

Courtship is to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
William Congreve

Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve

Say what you will, 'tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
William Congreve

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly

Imprisoned in every fat man a thin one is wildly signalling to be let out.
Cyril Connolly

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.
Cyril Connolly

First things first, second things never.
Shirley Conran

I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.
Shirley Conran

Life's too short to stuff a mushroom.
Shirley Conran

Accountants and market researchers may be brilliant at examining and analysing facts about the past, but they have no forward vision.
Terence Conran

That's what I say about restaurants - the back part is manufacturing, the front part is retailing, the theatre is what holds the whole thing together.
Terence Conran

I should paint my own places best.
John Constable

Painting is but another word for feeling.
John Constable

The sound of water escaping from mill-dams, etc., willows, old rotten planks, slimy posts, and brickwork ... those scenes made me a painter and I am grateful.
John Constable

There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
John Constable

Better build schoolrooms for the boy,
Than cells and gibbets for the man.

Eliza Cook

I think there's a terrific merit in having no sense of humour, no sense of irony, practically no sense of anything at all. If you're born with these so-called defects you have a very good chance of getting to the top. That's what's enabled her [Mrs. Thatcher] to turn Britain into a cross between Singapore and Telford.
Peter Cook

If you don't say anything you won't be called on to repeat it.
Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, Press on, has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

First you are young; then you are middle-aged; then you are old; then you are wonderful.
Diana Cooper

Last night I dreamt I ate a ten-pound marshmallow. When I woke up the pillow was gone.
Tommy Cooper

Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we should have people standing in the corners of our rooms.
Alan Coren

Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
Pierre Corneille

Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
Bill Cosby

The thing that best defines a child is the total inability to receive information from anything not plugged in.
Bill Cosby

When you become senile, you won't know it.
Bill Cosby

Don't touch me, I'll beat your brains out.
Howard Cosell

Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier! Down goes Frazier!
Howard Cosell

He could go all the way!
Howard Cosell

Look at that little monkey run!
Howard Cosell

That little monkey gets loose, doesn't he?
Howard Cosell

There it is, ladies and gentlemen, The Bronx is burning.
Howard Cosell

That was the best ice-cream soda I ever tasted.
Lou Costello

When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.
Kevin Costner

The important thing in life is not the victory but the contest; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.
Pierre de Coubertin

It's a well-known proposition that you know who's going to win a negotiation: it's he who pauses the longest.
Robert Court

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Leonard Courtney

If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.
Norman Cousins

Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
Norman Cousins

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Stephen R. Covey

Avoid fight or flight, talk through differences.
Stephen R. Covey

Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it - immediately.
Stephen R. Covey

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen R. Covey

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change.
Stephen R. Covey

Your attitude determines your altitude.
Stephen R. Covey

Goodnight my darlings, I'll see you tomorrow.
Noël Coward

I am no good at love
I betray it with little sins
For I feel the misery of the end
In the moment that it begins
And the bitterness of the last goodbye
Is the bitterness that wins.

Noël Coward

I can take any amount of criticism, so long as it is unqualified praise.
Noël Coward

I have a memory like an elephant. In fact elephants often consult me.
Noël Coward

I was delighted to see that you thought I was as good as I thought I was.
Noël Coward

Never trust men with short legs. Brains too near their bottoms.
Noël Coward

Time has convinced me of one thing. Television is for appearing on, not for looking at.
Noël Coward

But what is woman? - only one of Nature's agreeable blunders.
Hannah Cowley

Why I could write as well myself!
Hannah Cowley

Knowledge dwells in heads replete with thoughts of other men; wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
William Cowper

Knowledge is proud that he has learn'd so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
William Cowper

Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.
William Cowper

Habit with him was all the test of youth,
It must be right: I've done it from my youth.

George Crabbe

Through a dull tract of woe, of dread,
The toiling year has pass'd and fled:
And, lo! in sad and pensive strain,
I sing my birth-day date again.

George Crabbe

I would be married, but I'd have no wife, I would be married to a single life.
Richard Crashaw

Damn it ... Don't you dare ask God to help me.
Joan Crawford

The leader is not just a scorekeeper. He is responsible for creating something new and better.
Wilbur L. Creech

Men are like plants; the goodness and flavour of the fruit proceeds from the peculiar soil and exposition in which they grow.
Jean de Crèvecoeur

Men get laid, but women get screwed.
Quentin Crisp

The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
Quentin Crisp

Louis Francis Cristillo - See Lou Costello.

I love you,
Not only for what you are,
But for what I am
When I am with you.

I love you,
Not only for what
You have made of yourself,
But for what
You are making of me.

I love you
For the part of me
That you bring out.

Roy Croft

For many businesses, the Internet is still a technology in search of a strategy.
Mary J. Cronin

Just as location, location, location defines value in real estate, in business today it's connectivity that equals competitiveness.
Mary J. Cronin

America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
Walter Cronkite

The whole business of marshaling one's energies becomes more and more important as one grows older.
Hume Cronyn

That was a great game of golf, fellers.
Bing Crosby

You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother.
Francis Crowley

Money, it has been said, has two properties. It is flat so that it can be piled up. But it is also round so that it can circulate.
Geoffrey Crowther

Alec Guinness de Cuffe - See Alec Guinness.

Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell - See Anaïs Nin.

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
Marie Curie

My message to the businessman of this country when they go abroad on business is that there is one thing above all they can take with them to stop them catching AIDS, and that is the wife.
Edwina Currie

To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people. I've known sheep that could outwit you. I've worn dresses with higher IQs. But you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?
Jamie Lee Curtis