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Quotations Central
The books are the real thing. They are from Rob Kall's Library of 500+ Quotation books. These are "middle aged books, dating from 1726 to about 1908. More antiquarian books in the collection date back to as early as 1582 and include a first edition of Fuller's Gnomologia.
Quotes on health,  mind, body,  spirit, MIND/Body, Positive Psychology, Alternative Health,  stress, laughter, ADHD, heart, including unusual topics-- words that are metaphors, like ,deep,  muscle, silence, awakening, wonder, touch.
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This page leads to a batch of linked pages covering different topics I have collected in the process of building a software and print based quotation collection. There are over 1089 quotations in this part of the web site, with more added regularly. We're happy to accept suggestions for new subjects to add, and to receive your favorite quotes. If there's a great quote you know, for a topic we list, which we don't have, PLEASE send it our way.

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Collecting quotations is a serious hobby of mine. I have about   30,000-40,000 quotes on my hard drive, plus about 350+ quotation related books (sayings, proverbs, etc.) dating back to 1590, and several CD quote collections.  I am interested in  proposals from publishers, authors, web sites, etc. to develop projects using these resources, which I have been told are among the most extensive in the world.

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Subject Directory

Subject (# of quotations in the subject ) A sample quotation from the quote subject collection author.
Click on the subject to see more Quotes on that subject.
Quotations by Rob Kall "You can do many things you haven't done yet."
Quotations by Fulke Greville from his book of Maxims, published 1756
ADD/ADHD (20)"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." --Frank Zappa
Adversity 26 " My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon." --Taoist saying
Awakening (10)     "Smiles awake you when you rise." Beatles, Golden Slumbers
new(1).gif (106 bytes)Awareness (19)   "The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself."  Thales
Balance (16) "Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it." Santayana, Essays
Biofeedback ( Mind/Body self control, self awareness) Related Quotations (7) "Why does my blood thus muster to my heart, and dispossessing all my other parts of necessary fitness?" Shakespeare
Blessings (20) "No blessing lasts forever." Plautus, Curculio, 200BC
Brain (36) The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism." Arthur Schopenhauer
Brain laterality (right left brain differences) (13) "You must hear the birds song without attempting to render it into nouns and verbs."          Ralph Waldo Emerson
Breath (18) "Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts." Thich Nhat Hanh
Change, New Ideas & Innovation (38)  "I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."  Dorothy, in Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Coaching (11)  The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.  Vince Lombardi
Consciousness (35) wpeB.gif (16182 bytes)"Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious."  Jean Cocteau
new(1).gif (106 bytes)Courage (50) "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."  Anais Nin 
Deep/Depth (19) "To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others." Madame Swetchine
Diversity (5) "There never was in the world two opinions alike, no more than two hairs or two grains; the most universal quality is diversity." Montaigne, Of the Resemblance of Children to Their Fathers
Enlightenment (30)  There are many paths to enlightenment. Be sure to take one with a heart. Lao Tzu
Forgiving/Forgiveness/Pardon (18)  "Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom." Hannah Arendt
Freedom (41) "The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage." Thucydides
Frontiers (15) "Pessimism operates in a narrowed field of vision that fails to take into account the possibilities at the outer edges of experience."      Norman Cousins
Genius (51) "What is genius or courage without a heart?" --Oliver Goldsmith
Health (47 ) We know a great deal more about the causes of physical disease  than we do about the causes of physical health. M. Scott Peck
Heart (27) 'T is the heart's voice alone can reach the heart." Alfred De Musset
Integrity(28) "So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip." Will Rogers
new(1).gif (106 bytes)Intention (23)Ultimately, human intentionality is the most powerful evolutionary force on this planet. --George Leonard
Laughter (24) "Nothing shows a man's character more  than what he laughs at." Goethe
Learning(56) "The man of imagination who is untrained (unlearned, uneducated, undisciplined) has wings and  no feet." Joseph Joubert
Muscle (17) "Our most sacred convictions, the unchanging elements of our supreme values, are judgements of our muscles."
                                                                                                                              Nietzsche, The Will To Power
Pain (27)  When we cling to pain we end up punishing ourselves. Leo F. Buscaglia
Political Quotations Sometimes I think the networks are more powerful than the president of the United States. Amy Goodman
new(1).gif (106 bytes)Progressive Political quotations Getting Democrats organized is like herding cats." Al Sharpton
Positive (11) "Positive anything is better than negative nothing." Elbert Hubbard
new(1).gif (106 bytes)Price(29) "It's not what you pay a man, but what he costs you that counts." Will Rogers
Relaxation (25) "He that can compose himself, is wiser than he that composes books." Ben Franklin
new(1).gif (106 bytes)Religion (110) "It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it."  Gilbert K. Chesterton
Responsibility (22)   "In dreams begin Responsibilities." U2
Science Spirituality & Emotion (20) "I'm a scientist. We don't talk about the spirit. Soul is a four letter word in our tradition. Candace Pert (speaking tongue in cheek)
new(1).gif (106 bytes)Service (25) "Sow good services: sweet remembrances will grow from them." Madame de Stael
Silence (19) "A quiet mind cureth all." Robert Burton
Sleep (23)  When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep. Ursula K. LeGuin
Spirit (20)     Whatever liberates our spirit without giving us self-control is disastrous.    Goethe
Story, Stories (83)  "Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today."  Robert McKee (hosted on our Website)
Stress (15)"..restless thoughts, that like a deadly swarm of hornets arm'd, no sooner found alone, But rush upon me thronging.Milton
Success     Success is the child of audacity. Benjamin Disraeli
Touch (19)   "Touch seems to be as essential as sunlight" Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of The Senses
Wonder (15)  There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature. Aristotle 384-322BC, Parts of Animals
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Heartwarmers: not quotes, but touching anecdotes I've collected.
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More to come! Drop me a note to let me know what other topics you'd like covered with quotes. I also do quote searches, using the net, my personal quote data-base and my collection of 100s of quote books and 1000s of reference source books.


My Favorite Quotations

People often ask what my favorite is. There are so  many I like, but here are a few I use often and keep coming back to. I know they're not short, but then again, I said quotations, not epigrams. <g>

"A man is like a bit of Labrador spar, which has no lustre as you turn it in your hand until you come to a particular angle; then it shows deep and beautiful colors. There is no adaptation or universal applicability in men, but each has his special Talent, and the mastery of Successful men consists in adroitly keeping themselves where and when that turn shall be oftenest to be practiced."


    Ralph Waldo Emerson


"The movements of exaltation which belong to genius are egotistic by their very nature. A calm, clear mind, not subject to the spasms and crises which are so often met with in creative or intensely perceptive natures, is the best basis for love or friendship. --Observe, I am talking about minds. I won't say, the more intellect, the less capacity for loving; for that would do wrong to the understanding and reason;-- but on the other hand, that the brain runs away with the heart's best blood, which gives the world a few pages of wisdom or sentiment or poetry, instead of making one other heart happy, I have no question."


Compassion is not religious business,
it is human business,
it is not luxury,
it is essential for our own peace and mental stability,
it is essential for human survival. 

Dalai Lama

Quotation Web Site Links

Bruderhof Daily Dig - Inspirational Quotes sent daily by E-mail
Creative Quotations  a power site, which searches through a database of 21,000 quotations.
Thought for Today Quotation Archive George Osner has put together a very impressive quotation resource, definitely worth bookmarking. It includes a list of quotation books and a quotation collection with over 200 subjects, plus six years of quote a day collections.
MaximNet established by the Templeton Foundation as a maxim resource, but perhaps more exciting a place to report on the foundatioin's efforts to develop approaches to using maxims for child character education. Good Work!
Quotations Home Page     Thousands and thousands of quotes
Compleat Shakespeare full text of all his major works, searchable by word or phrase.
Bartlett's Quotations 1901 Edition
De Proverbio: Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies
Donald Lancon, Jr.'s Quote page   not that extensive, but very well linked to the web--the way a really good quote site should, and probably, ultimately will look, in terms of web links. Well, at least a suggestion of it, sans images, and digitized audio and video.
The Book of Famous Quotations
Conventional Wisdom: Quotations which illustrate the Illusions of Popular History
Empowerment Now; Inspiration Corner
Positive Quotations, some with a religious flavor
Wisdom Quotes
Quotations From William Blake
Mfx' world Renowned quotations file (loads on programming)
The Quotations Archive
Over 9,000 Quotations by Subject - Shareware for Windows
The Quotations Guide
The Quotations Page
The Quotations Server
Random Quotes
The Snow Quotation Treasury
Tech Classics Archive
Tycho's Quotations
Frank Lloyd Wright Quotations
Yuni Words of Wisdom  Explore more than 10,000 thought provoking words of wisdom, Latin Phrases, eCards, Poems and Short Stories - Inspiration at Your Finger Tips
Aphorisms a bit cynical, but what the heck, so is La Rochefoucauld