Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Classics.

The repository contains 88 quotes in the category “Classics.”
Showing quotes 21 through 40 in the category “Classics.” Page 1 2 3 4 5.

Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.

Mark Twain
1835 — 1910

The English have really everything in common with the Americans, except, of course, language.

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

Theirs not to make reply, theirs not to reason why, theirs but to do and die.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1809 — 1892

"Charge of the Light Brigade" (1864)

Authority forgets a dying king.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
1809 — 1892

For the past two weeks, you’ve been reading about a bad break. Today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an awful lot to live for.

Lou Gehrig
1903 — 1941

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Patrick Henry
1736 — 1799

Virginia House of Burgesses
March 23, 1775

It was a dark and stormy night...

Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1803 — 1873

Beneath the rule of men entirely great, the pen is mightier than the sword.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton
1803 — 1873

Close doesn’t count in baseball. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

Frank Robinson
1935 —     

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

1694 — 1778

I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.

1694 — 1778

When fate hands us a lemon, let’s try to make lemonade.

Andrew Carnegie
1835 — 1919

The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
1841 — 1935

Schenck v. United States (249 U.S. 47)
March 3, 1919

Live fast; die young; leave a good-looking corpse behind.

James Dean
1931 — 1955

You can’t win them all.

Connie Mack
1862 — 1956

All that is gold does not glitter.

J.R.R. Tolkien
1892 — 1973

That which does not kill you makes you stronger.

Victor Frankl
1905 — 1997

Moderation in the protection of liberty is no virtue; extremism in the defense of freedom is no vice.

Senator Barry Goldwater
1909 — 1998

This is the beginning of the end.

Charles Talleyrand
1754 — 1835

I think, therefore I am.

Rene Descartes
1596 — 1650

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