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  Dance (3)
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

Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham

O body swayed to music,
O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?

William Butler Yeats

  Danger (7)
Danger breeds best on too much confidence.
Pierre Corneille

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson

The most dangerous man in America.
Richard Nixon

Physicians acquire their knowledge from our dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives.
Pliny

The highest form of success ... comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.
Theodore Roosevelt

One's belief that one is sincere is not so dangerous as one's conviction that one is right. We all feel we are right; but we felt the same twenty years ago and today we know we weren't always right.
Igor Stravinsky

But, the bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.
Thucydides

  Day (5)
Count that day won when, turning on its axis, this earth imposes no additional taxes.
Franklin P. Adams

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe

You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream ...
All that you see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allan Poe

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
William Shakespeare

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw

  Debate (2)
It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debate.
Joseph Joubert

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favour of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
Mark Rutherford

  Debt (5)
Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Benjamin Franklin

Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
Robert G. Ingersoll

I feel these days like a very large flamingo. No matter what way I turn, there is always a very large bill.
Joseph O'Connor

The debt is like a crazy aunt we keep down in the basement. All the neighbors know she's there, but nobody wants to talk about her.
Ross Perot

He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first installment on his debt.
Seneca

  Deceit (21)
There are three kinds of lie: a small lie, a big lie and politics.
Anonymous

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
Margot Asquith

Everyone is a potential winner. Some people are disguised as losers, don't let their appearances fool you.
Kenneth Blanchard

History books which contain no lies are extremely dull.
Anatole France

The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
André Gide

Self-deception operates both at the level of the individual mind, and in the collective awareness of the group. To belong to a group of any sort, the tacit price of membership is to agree not to notice one's own feelings of uneasiness and misgiving, and certainly not to question anything that challenges the group's way of doing things.
Daniel Goleman

Some marry the first information they receive, and turn what comes later into their concubine. Since deceit is always first to arrive, there is no room left for truth.
Baltasar Gracián

No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.
Eric Hoffer

I once said cynically of a politician, He'll double-cross that bridge when he comes to it.
Oscar Levant

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Abraham Lincoln

He was the consummate politician. He didn't lie, neither did he tell the truth.
John Lundberg

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham

Political language ... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell

By the time you say you're his,
Shivering and sighing
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying -
Lady, make a note of this:
One of you is lying.

Dorothy Parker

O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!
Walter Scott

I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai Stevenson

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat has only nine lives.
Mark Twain

The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
Oscar Wilde

When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving oneself; and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
Oscar Wilde

An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
Henry Wotton

  Decision (41)
A conference is a gathering of important people who, singly, can do nothing but together can decide that nothing can be done.
Fred Allen

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

There is no such thing as great talent without great will-power.
Honoré de Balzac

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.
Aneurin Bevan

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair

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

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

Decisions of the kind the executive has to make are not made well by acclamation. They are made well only if based on the clash of conflicting views ... The first rule in decision-making is that one does not make a decision unless there is disagreement.
Peter Drucker

Long-range planning does not deal with future decisions. It deals with the future of present decisions.
Peter Drucker

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

We should never allow ourselves to be bullied by an either-or. There is often the possibility of something better than either of these two alternatives.
Mary Parker Follett

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

A wrong decision isn't forever; it can always be reversed. The losses from a delayed decision are forever; they can never be retrieved.
John Galbraith

If businessmen always made the right decisions, business wouldn't be business.
Jean Paul Getty

When it's time to make a decision about a person or problem ... trust your intuition ... act.
Bud Hadfield

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind ... Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to.
Joseph Heller

Make up your mind to act decidedly and take the consequences. No good is ever done in this world by hesitation.
Thomas Huxley

Don't study the idea to death with experts and committees. Get on with it and see if it works.
Kenneth Iverson

It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debate.
Joseph Joubert

One of our greatest gifts is our intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have - we just need to learn to tap into and trust it.
Donna Karan

Leadership is not about being nice. It's about being right and being strong.
Paul Keating

Business today is about making decisions amid ambiguity.
Geraldine Laybourne

It is a characteristic of committee discussions and decisions that every member has a vivid recollection of them and that every member's recollection differs violently from every other member's recollection.
Jonathan Lynn

Organizations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity.
Narayana Murthy

We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.
John Henry Newman

Do not assume more variables than necessary.
William Ockham

Decision making by consensus has been the subject of a great deal of research ... evidence strongly suggests that a consensus approach yields more creative decisions and more effective implementation than does individual decision making.
William Ouchi

In a small company, one person's hunch can be enough to launch a new product. In a big company, the same concept is likely to be buried in committee for months.
Al Ries

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt

There is always a multitude of reasons both in favour of doing a thing and against doing it. The art of debate lies in presenting them; the art of life lies in neglecting ninety-nine hundredths of them.
Mark Rutherford

Even children learn in growing up that both is not an admissible answer to a choice of which one?
Paul Samuelson

To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?

William Shakespeare

A complex decision is like a great river, drawing from its many tributaries the innumerable premises of which it is constituted.
Herbert Simon

The only people who never make mistakes are those who have never taken a decision.
Jack Straw

While we stop to think, we often miss our opportunity.
Publilius Syrus

Once a decision was made, I did not worry about it afterward.
Harry S. Truman

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Mae West

When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.
Oscar Wilde

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils.
Woodrow Wilson

When two men always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
William Wrigley

  Defeat (11)
I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.
Muhammad Ali

He who fears being conquered is certain of defeat.
Napoléon Bonaparte

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

You can only stumble if you're moving.
Roberto Goizueta

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Defeat doesn't finish a man - quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Richard Nixon

You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
Richard Nixon

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

This England never did, nor never shall,
lie at the proud foot of a conqueror.

William Shakespeare

The general who wins a battle makes many calculations ... here the battle is fought. The general who loses a battle makes but few calculations beforehand. Thus do many calculations lead to victory, and few to defeat.
Sun Tzu

  Define (1)
When a defining moment comes along, you define the moment, or the moment defines you.
Kevin Costner

  Delegation (9)
I have never compared myself to my managers ... although I have made some big financial decisions on my own and decided on new investments, I have never involved myself in managerial decisions.
Gianni Agnelli

Guidelines for bureaucrats: (1) When in charge, ponder. (2) When in trouble, delegate. (3) When in doubt, mumble.
James Boren

The finest plans are always ruined by the littleness of those who ought to carry them out, for the Emperor can actually do nothing.
Bertolt Brecht

If you are having as much fun running a big corporation as you did running a piece of it, then you are probably interfering too much with the people who really make it happen.
James E. Burke

Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable.
André Gide

Big things and little things are my job. Middle level management can be delegated.
Konosuke Matsushita

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
Ronald Reagan

Do not delegate an assignment and then attempt to manage it yourself - you will make an enemy of the overruled subordinate.
Wess Roberts

There is no indispensable man.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

  Democracy (7)
I know that upon 4th of July, our 4th of July orators talk of Liberty, while three million of their own country men are groaning in abject Slavery. This is called the land of the free and the home of the brave; it is called the asylum of the oppressed; and some have been foolish enough to call it the Cradle of Liberty. If it is the cradle of liberty, they have rocked the child to death. It is dead long since, and yet we talk about democracy and republicanism, while one-sixth of our countrymen are clanking their chains upon the very soil which our fathers moistened with their blood.
William Wells Brown

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

[The] city of New York and the United States of America is much stronger than any group of barbaric terrorists, that our democracy, that our rule of law, that our strength and our willingness to defend ourselves will ultimately prevail.
Rudy Giuliani

Ordinary people may not understand the meaning of democracy but they've a passionate regard for fair play.
Robert Maxwell

Television has made dictatorship impossible, but democracy unbearable.
Shimon Peres

If we take the term in the strict sense, there never has been a real democracy, and there never will be. It is against the natural order for the many to govern and the few to be governed.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A land without a people for a people without a land.
Israel Zangwill

  Deserve (1)
I don't deserve this, but I have arthritis, and I don't deserve that either.
Jack Benny

  Desire (1)
My deepest, strongest desire in marrying you, Darling, is to make you happy, and I would put into this some word of love which would seem to your heart a sort of sweet preface to the book of love which we are about to open together, to read new secrets of sympathy and companionship. I would have you catch a glimpse of my purpose for the future and of the joy which that future contains for me, of the gratitude I feel for your priceless gift of love, and of the infinite love and tenderness which is the gift of my whole heart to you.
Woodrow Wilson

  Destroy (3)
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

Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway

Any one who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. It is the people brought up in the gay intimacy of the slums, Paul learned, who find prison so soul-destroying.
Evelyn Waugh

  Detail (14)
Neglecting small things under the pretext of wanting to accomplish large ones is the excuse of a coward.
Alexandra David-Néel

A handful of men have become very rich by paying attention to details that most others ignored.
Henry Ford

A little neglect may breed mischief ... for want of a nail the shoe was lost.
Benjamin Franklin

Pedantry is the dotage of knowledge.
Holbrook Jackson

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
William James

All knowledge is of itself of some value. There is nothing so minute or inconsiderable, that I would not rather know it than not.
Samuel Johnson

Big things and little things are my job. Middle level management can be delegated.
Konosuke Matsushita

Trifles make the sum of human things,
And half our misery from our foibles spring.

Hannah More

I try to keep in touch with the details - you can't keep in touch with them all, but you've got to have a feel for what's going on.
Rupert Murdoch

Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same persons?
François de La Rochefoucauld

I recommend you to take care of the minutes for the hours will take care of themselves.
Philip Stanhope

Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify.
Henry David Thoreau

Whoever wants to accomplish great things must devote to a lot of profound thought to details.
Paul Valery

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear;
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year,
And trifles life.

Edward Young

  Determination (21)
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Muhammad Ali

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

Maya Angelou

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
Terri Bowersock

These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of America's resolve.
George W. Bush

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

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

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

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

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Bernadette Devlin

Opportunities are not offered; they must be wrested and worked for. And this calls for perseverance and tenacity, determination and courage.
Indira Gandhi

It is only when a person has his own generator that we can talk about motivation. He then needs no outside stimulation. He wants to do it.
Frederick Herzberg

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

People are ambitious and unrealistic. They set targets for themselves that are higher than what you would set for them. And because they set them, they hit them.
Liisa Joronen

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Abraham Lincoln

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together, yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Plutarch

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa

We shall not be diverted from our course. To those waiting with bated breath for that favourite media catch-phrase, the U-turn, I have only this to say. You turn if you want; the lady's not for turning.
Margaret Thatcher

Success is measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington

  Diet (6)
She used to diet on any kind of food she could lay her hands on.
Arthur Baer

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

I cannot but bless the memory of Julius Caesar, for the great esteem he expressed for fat men, and his aversion to lean ones.
David Hume

In the matter of diet - I have been persistently strict in sticking to the things that didn't agree with me until one or the other of us got the best of it.
Mark Twain

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral or fattening.
Alexander Woollcott

Now she's on a diet. Coconuts and bananas. She hasn't lost any weight. But she can climb a tree!
Henny Youngman

  Difficulty (10)
By definition, risk-takers often fail. So do morons. In practice it's difficult to sort them out.
Scott Adams

In youth we run into difficulties; in old age difficulties run into us.
Josh Billings

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

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
Isak Dinesen

It is difficulties that show what men are.
Epictetus

Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult as if they were easy: in the one case that confidence may not fall asleep, in the other that it may not be dismayed.
Baltasar Gracián

Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
Eric Hoffer

The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.
George Santayana

Lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty; the difficulty comes from lack of confidence.
Seneca

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa

  Diligence (9)
A celebrity is one who works hard all his life to become well-known and then goes through back streets wearing dark glasses so he won't be recognized.
Fred Allen

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

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

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King

I don't know any executive who ever thought about stress, although a lot of other people do. No one ever dies of hard work. But a lot of people die once they retire from an active job.
Ian MacGregor

It's true hard work never killed anyone but I figure why take the chance?
Ronald Reagan

I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
Helena Rubinstein

Gentlemen, you are now about to embark on a course of studies which will occupy you for two years. Together, they form a noble adventure. But I would like to remind you of an important point. Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life, save only this, that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
John Alexander Smith

Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you in after life - save only this - that if you work hard and intelligently you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot, and that, in my view, is the main, if not the sole, purpose of education.
John Alexander Smith

  Diplomacy (9)
I do not regard the procuring of peace as a matter in which we should play the role of arbiter between different opinions ... more that of an honest broker who really wants to press the business forward.
Otto von Bismarck

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

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

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

Diplomacy is to do and say
The nastiest thing in the nicest way.

Isaac Goldberg

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it.
Will Rogers

A diplomat ... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Caskie Stinnett

To make a good salad is to be a brilliant diplomatist - the problem is entirely the same in both cases. To know how much oil one must mix with one's vinegar.
Oscar Wilde

An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the good of his country.
Henry Wotton

  Direction (1)
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

  Disable (1)
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

  Disappear (1)
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

  Disappointment (5)
Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Alexander Pope

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills

The prompter the refusal, the less the disappointment.
Publilius Syrus

You will find as the children grow up that as a rule children are a bitter disappointment - their greatest object being to do precisely what their parents do not wish and have anxiously tried to prevent.
Victoria

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious: both are disappointed.
Oscar Wilde

  Discovery (1)
Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next, they say it has been discovered before. Lastly, they say they have always believed it.
Louis Agassiz

  Discrimination (19)
Men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony

When you apply the word power to a man, it means strong and bold - very positive attributes. When you use it to describe a woman, it suggests bitchy, insensitive, hard.
Jill Barad

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

George Canning

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

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 Congresswoman must look like a girl, act like a lady, think like a man, speak on any given subject with authority and most of all work like a dog.
Florence P. Dwyer

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
W. C. Fields

Business shouldn't be like sports, separating the men from the women.
Carly Fiorina

If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
Katharine Graham

If you want to push something ... you're accused of being aggressive, and that's not supposed to be a good thing for a woman. If you get upset and show it, you're accused of being emotional.
Mary Harney

A new type of woman arises. She is called a career woman. A man is never a career man. That is his right and privilege. But the woman is called career woman because her career... demands that she ... even renounce normal life.
C. L. R. James

When women ask for equality, men take them to be demanding domination.
Elizabeth Janeway

If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
Florynce Kennedy

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr.

For a woman to attain a high level in a male-dominated profession, she has to work twice as hard and/or be twice as smart.
Elizabeth Mackay

We need every human gift and cannot afford to neglect any gift because of artificial barriers of sex or race or class or national origin.
Margaret Mead

Men are still clinging to the hope that women are powerless, because they haven't got much else to cling to.
Harriet Rubin

Crying is almost a ritual that male politicians must do to prove they are compassionate, but women are supposed to wear iron britches.
Pat Schroeder

The greatest contribution you can make to women's rights, is to be the absolute ... best at what you do.
Oprah Winfrey

  Dispute (1)
Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes.
Robert Louis Stevenson

  Distance (1)
Age, like distance lends a double charm.
Oliver Herford

  Doctor (17)
Physicians of the Utmost Fame
Were called at once; but when they came
They answered, as they took their Fees,
There is no cure for this disease.

Hilaire Belloc

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

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

God heals and the doctor takes the fees.
Benjamin Franklin

A cousin of mine who was a casualty surgeon in Manhattan tells me that he and his colleagues had a one-word nickname for bikers: Donors.
Stephen Fry

For extreme illnesses, extreme treatments are most fitting.
Hippocrates

Life is short, [the] art long, opportunity fleeting, experience deceptive, judgment difficult.
Hippocrates

Nearly all men die of their medicines, and not of their illnesses.
Molière

No man, not even a doctor, ever gives any other definition of what a nurse should be than this - devoted and obedient. This definition would do just as well for a porter. It might even do for a horse. It would not do for a policeman.
Florence Nightingale

Physicians acquire their knowledge from our dangers, making experiments at the cost of our lives.
Pliny

Cured yesterday of my disease. I died last night of the physician.
Mathew Prior

I can't stand whispering. Every time a doctor whispers in the hospital, next day there's a funeral.
Neil Simon

He had had much experience of physicians, and said the only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not.
Mark Twain

The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire

I only care to see doctors when I am in perfect health; then they comfort one, but when one is ill they are most depressing.
Oscar Wilde

If I were a medical man, I should prescribe a holiday to any patient who considered his work important.
E. O. Wilson

The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
Frank Lloyd Wright

  Dominate (1)
When women ask for equality, men take them to be demanding domination.
Elizabeth Janeway

  Double (1)
Age, like distance lends a double charm.
Oliver Herford

  Doubt (2)
Our achievements speak for themselves. What we have to keep track of are our failures, discouragements, and doubts. We tend to forget the past difficulties, the many false starts, and the painful groping.
Eric Hoffer

Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.

William Shakespeare

  Dreams (30)
Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.
Muhammad Ali

Have you noticed ... there is never any third act in a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists.
Max Beerbohm

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Timothy Berners-Lee

Start with your own money and value your intuition. It's all about endurance in the beginning. Your dream and passion to succeed must be stronger than your fear of failure.
Terri Bowersock

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

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

Keeping dreams alive and trying to make them come true is crucial in the watch business. We're in the business of selling emotional products.
Nicolas G. Hayek

I love thee - I love thee,
'Tis all that I can say
It is my vision in the night,
My dreaming in the day.

Thomas Hood

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Joseph Joubert

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart ... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Jung

I have a dream ...
Martin Luther King Jr.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr.

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter ... a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
Henri Matisse

A salesman has got to dream, boy, it comes with the territory.
Arthur Miller

Imagination is the voice of daring. If there is anything Godlike about God it is that. He dared to imagine everything.
Henry Miller

When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.
Patanjali

They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe

You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream ...
All that you see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Edgar Allan Poe

There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that once unleashed can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.
Anthony Robbins

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

In a dream you are never eighty.
Anne Sexton

You see things as they are and ask, Why? I dream things as they never were and ask, Why not?
George Bernard Shaw

Leadership is the process of achieving a dream together, especially when that dream seems impossible to achieve.
Stan Shih

I dream for a living.
Steven Spielberg

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats

Once upon a time, I, Chuang Chou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Chou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. Between a man and a butterfly there is necessarily a distinction. The transition is called the transformation of material things.
Zhuangzi

  Drive (1)
I grew up with a lot of brothers and sisters. I did all I could do to really stand out and that nurtured a lot of confidence and drive and ambition.
Madonna

  Duty (4)
I have never compared myself to my managers ... although I have made some big financial decisions on my own and decided on new investments, I have never involved myself in managerial decisions.
Gianni Agnelli

Only aim to do your duty, and mankind will give you credit where you fail.
Thomas Jefferson

We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
Allan Massie

Faith is not a conclusion from premisses, but the result of an act of the will, following on the conviction that to believe is a duty.
John Henry Newman