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KHAQQ calling Itasca. We must be on you, but cannot see you. Gas is running low.
Amelia Earhart

Please know that I am quite aware of the hazards. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart

A joke is not a thing but a process, a trick you play on the listener's mind. You start him off toward a plausible goal, and then by a sudden twist you land him nowhere at all or just where he didn't expect to go.
Max Eastman

A liberal mind is a mind that is able to imagine itself believing anything.
Max Eastman

A poet in history is divine, but a poet in the next room is a joke.
Max Eastman

A smile is the universal welcome.
Max Eastman

Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and chance.
Max Eastman

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.
Max Eastman

Emotion is the surest arbiter of a poetic choice, and it is the priest of all supreme unions in the mind.
Max Eastman

History is not an escalator.
Max Eastman

Humour is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
Max Eastman

I don't know why it is we are in such a hurry to get up when we fall down. You might think we would lie there and rest for a while.
Max Eastman

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process.
Max Eastman

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humour.
Max Eastman

Laughter is, after speech, the chief thing that holds society together.
Max Eastman

Nothing could be more calamitous than for patriotism to become the established religion of this country.
Max Eastman

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
Max Eastman

Robert Benchley has a style that is weak and lies down frequently to rest.
Max Eastman

Socialism is no mean religion. But it is not a religion that binds or blesses the rich and powerful, and so it could hardly become established in a country like ours. For an established religion we needed something a little more like God... a little vaguer and more elegant and better adapted to bind in among other motives the economic self-interest of those who rule. We needed something that would give us the same emotional crystallization without greatly disturbing the profits on capital.
Max Eastman

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
Max Eastman

The words socialist and communist are changing their meaning just as the word Christian did. Just as heretics were burned by thousands in the name of the love of the neighbour, so peasants have been starved by millions in the name of the workers' and peasants' republic. The crude animal egoisms of men and classes of men thus grab ideas and use them, not as heroic lights to action, but as blinds to hide inaction or actions that are too base.
Max Eastman

The worst enemy of human hope is not brute facts, but men of brains who will not face them.
Max Eastman

This magazine is owned and published cooperatively by its editors. It has no dividends to pay, and nobody is trying to make money out of it. A revolutionary and not a reform magazine: a magazine with a sense of humour and no respect for the respectable: frank, arrogant, impertinent, searching for true causes: a magazine directed against rigidity and dogma wherever it is found: printing whatis too naked or true for a money-making press: a magazine whose final policy is to do as it pleases and conciliate nobody, not even its readers.
Max Eastman

What is the secret ballot when only one party can run candidates for office, and that the party in power? What is free press and assemblage when no man can form, advocate, or support the platform of any but the gang in power, and when ten to twenty thousand of those who have done so are in jail or exile while you talk about it? What is the whole talk under these conditions about how we are going to give the Russian people the most democratic constitution on earth? Is there any term in the language to describe it except apple-sauce?
Max Eastman

Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Conquer, but don't triumph.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Exceptions are not always the proof of the old rule; they can also be the harbinger of a new one.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

He who believes in freedom of the will has never loved and never hated.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Imaginary evils are incurable.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

In youth we learn; in age we understand.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Little evil would be done in the world if evil never could be done in the name of good.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Nobody knows enough, but many know too much.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

None are so eager to gain new experience as those who don't know how to make use of the old ones.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Not what we experience, but how we perceive what we experience, determines our fate.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Parents forgive their children least readily for the faults they themselves instilled in them.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

The poor man wishes to conceal his poverty, and the rich man his wealth: the former fears lest he be despised, the latter lest he be plundered.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Those who understand only what can be explained understand very little.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

To be satisfied with little is hard, to be satisfied with a lot is impossible.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We don't believe in rheumatism or true love until we have been attacked by them.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Who doesn't know anything, has to believe everything.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

You can stay young as long as you can learn, acquire new habits and suffer contradictions.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

You can't trust the specials like the old time coppers when you can't find your way home.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

First get in, then get rich, then get respectable.
Bernie Ecclestone

Some of them think they have me by the balls, but their hands aren't big enough.
Bernie Ecclestone

Science is an edged tool, with which men play like children and cut their own fingers.
Arthur Eddington

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
Leon Edel

We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home, and the most to institutionalize him.
Marian Edelman

Johnny Edge - See John Tyner.

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
Thomas Edison

I am long on ideas, but short on time. I expect to live to be only about a hundred.
Thomas Edison

It is very beautiful over there.
Thomas Edison

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas Edison

Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaption to the problem you're working on.
Thomas Edison

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas Edison

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas Edison

No, I shall not give in. I shall go on. I shall work to the end.
Edward VII

The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.
Edward VIII

You play to win the game!
Herm Edwards

Julie Elizabeth Andrews Edwards - See Julie Andrews.

No organizational action has more power for motivating employee behavior change than feedback from credible work associates.
Mark R. Edwards

Israel Ehrenberg - See Ashley Montagu.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Albert Einstein

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions courageously and honestly.
Albert Einstein

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 fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein

I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war.
Albert Einstein

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Albert Einstein

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.
Albert Einstein

People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live...[We] never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.
Albert Einstein

The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.
Albert Einstein

The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Albert Einstein

The only real valuable thing is intuition. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.
Albert Einstein

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
Albert Einstein

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Albert Einstein

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

In the councils of government we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Leadership consists of nothing but taking responsibility for everything that goes wrong and giving your subordinates credit for everything that goes well.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

I find that no matter how long a meeting goes on, the best ideas always come during the final five minutes, when people drop their guard and I ask them what they really think.
Michael Eisner

El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz - See Malcolm X.

Blameless people are always the most exasperating.
George Eliot

Dogs are such agreeable friends...they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.
George Eliot

I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
George Eliot

Nature repairs her ravages, but not all. The uptorn trees are not rooted again; the parted hills are left scarred; if there is a new growth, the trees are not the same as the old, and the hills underneath their green vesture bear the marks of the past rending. To the eyes that have dwelt on the past, there is no thorough repair.
George Eliot

Our deeds still travel with us from afar, and what we have been makes us what we are.
George Eliot

The mother's yearning, that completest type of the life in another life which is the essence of real human love, feels the presence of the cherished child even in the debased, degraded man.
George Eliot

You are lonely; I love you; I want you to consent to be my wife; I will wait, but I want you to promise that you will marry me - no one else.
George Eliot

April is the cruellest month.
T. S. Eliot

Birth, and copulation, and death.
That's all the facts when you come to brass tacks:
Birth, and copulation, and death.
I've been born, and once is enough.
T. S. Eliot

I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates.
T. S. Eliot

If we all were judged according to the consequences
Of all our words and deeds, beyond the intention
And beyond our limited understanding
Of ourselves and others, we should all be condemned.

T. S. Eliot

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.
T. S. Eliot

All my possessions for a moment of time.
Elizabeth I

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too!
Elizabeth I

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis

Dance is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Havelock Ellis

Bill Gates is the pope of the personal computer industry. He decides who's going to build.
Larry Ellison

We will ship them our garbage. We believe in full disclosure.
Larry Ellison

You can't win without being completely different. When everyone else says we are crazy, I say, gee we really must be on to something.
Larry Ellison

A character is like an acrostic or Alexandrian stanza; read it forward, backward, or across, it still spells the same thing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All diseases run into one, old age.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beauty without grace is the hook without the bait.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Character is higher than intellect ... A great soul will be strong to live, as well as strong to think.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Judge of your natural character by what you do in your dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Money, which represents the prose of life, and which is hardly spoken of in parlors without an apology, is, in its effects and laws, as beautiful as roses.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature abhors the old, and old age seems the only disease; all others run into this one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sincerity is the highest compliment you can pay.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

We as for long life, but 'tis deep life, or noble moments that signify. Let the measure of time be spiritual, not mechanical.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hurrah for anarchy! This is the happiest moment of my life.
George Engel

The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Doug Engelbart

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.
Zhou Enlai

It is difficulties that show what men are.
Epictetus

It is your own conviction which compels you; that is, choice compels choice.
Epictetus

Only the educated are free.
Epictetus

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
Evan Esar

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.
Evan Esar

Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.
Evan Esar

Carlos Irwin Estevez - See Charlie Sheen.

There is no royal road to geometry.
Euclid

A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
Euripides

In every work a reward added makes the pleasure twice as great.
Euripides

Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides

Man tell us our lives are free of danger. We stay at home. They go to war. Rubbish. I'd rather face three assaults. In line of battle, than bear one child.
Euripides

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Euripides

There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.
Euripides

Where two discourse, if the one's anger rise,
The man who lets the contest fall is wise.

Euripides

Youth is the best time to be rich, and the best time to be poor.
Euripides

Mary Ann Evans - See George Eliot.

An expert is someone called in at the last minute to share the blame.
Sam Ewing

Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork.
Sam Ewing

Contracts are agreements made up of big words and little type.
Sam Ewing

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Sam Ewing

The person who agrees with everything you say either isn't paying attention or else plans to sell you something.
Sam Ewing

Two things to help keep one's job. First, let the boss think he's having his own way. Second, let him have it.
Sam Ewing

When the meek inherit the earth, lawyers will be there to work out the deal.
Sam Ewing