Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page eighteen of quotes, S

"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be."
– May Sarton

"Real unselfishness consists in sharing the interests of others."
– George Santayana

"I think I've discovered the secret of life — you just hang around until you get used to it."
– Charles Schulz

"Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational."
– Charles Schulz

"Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them."
– Carl Schurz

"A belief which does not spring from a conviction in the emotions is no belief at all."
– Evelyn Scott

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
– Dr. Seuss

"A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education."
– George Bernard Shaw

"Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few."
– George Bernard Shaw

"I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation."
– George Bernard Shaw

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
– George Bernard Shaw

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
– George Bernard Shaw

"There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it."
– George Bernard Shaw

"When you read a biography remember that the truth is never fit for publication."
– George Bernard Shaw

"If you have an apple, and I have an apple, and we exchange apples, you and I will still only have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange ideas, then each of us will have two ideas."
– George Bernard Shaw

"Changes are not predictable; but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation."
– Gail Sheehy

"I'm not happy. I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them."
– Beverly Sills

"Democracy encourages the majority to decide things about which the majority is ignorant."
– John Simon

"In the face of uncertainty, there is nothing wrong with hope."
– O. Carl Simonton

"The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making excuses, that's the day you start your move to the top."
– O. J. Simpson

"Programming is like sex, one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life."
– Michael Sinz (Commodore-Amiga Inc.)

"There was a beauty in the sadness."
– Arlene Smith

"Don't tell friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you."
– Logan Pearsall Smith

"Never give way to melancholy; resist it steadily, for the habit will encroach."
– Sydney Smith

"Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life."
– Muriel Spark

"No one wants advice — only corroboration."
– John Steinbeck

"We spend all our time searching for security and then we hate it when we get it."
– John Steinbeck

"Dying seems less sad than having lived too little."
– Gloria Steinem

"Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months."
– Clifford Stoll

"You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing."
– Marie Stopes

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone."
– Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Each moment is a place you've never been."
– Mark Strand

"The proverb warns that, 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself."
– Thomas Szasz