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no foolish questions, and no man is a
fool until he has stopped asking questions."
"It is bad luck
to be superstitious."
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy;
that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness
"Some people are so poor
, all they have is money."
"Anyone who isn't confused doesn't
really understand the situation."
"It isa mistakes to do
nothing because you can do only a little.
"Your beliefs don't make you a better person
, your behavior does."
You realize, of course,
that everything I say is horseshit."
Quotation is a serviceable
substitute for wit."
"The measure of intelligence
is the ability to change."
One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that
you end up being governed by your inferiors."
Those who know do not speak.
Those who speak do not know."
"Wisdom is not a product of schooling
but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
Indeed I have always been of the opinion that hard work is simply the
refuge of people who have nothing to do."
Be kind, for everyone you meet is
fighting a hard battle."
He who knows all the answers has not been
asked all the questions."
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others
have greatness thrust upon them."
"We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest
degree of human wisdom."
"If you win, you need not have to explain...If you lose, you
should not be there to explain!"
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no
one thinks of changing himself."
"That's why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it."
First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third
by experience, which is the bitterest."
"Any fool can know.
The point is to understand."
"The planet is fine.
The people are f*cked."
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life." ((really stuoid ideal , it discretizing the distribution - ie turns goes from individial to a group avergae)))
"Either write something worth reading or do
something worth writing."
"Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times
we call a man cold when he is only sad."
"If cluttered desk is a sign of cluttered brain
, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?"
The world is a book and those who do not
travel read only one page."
"I'd far rather be happy
than right any day."
"Happiness in intelligent people is
the rarest thing I know."
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words
and that which cannot remain silent"
"You live and learn. At any rate
, you live."
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us a
are looking at the stars."
"If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility
that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands."
The impossible often has a kind of integrity
to it which the merely improbable lacks."
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life
is about creating yourself.
Books are like mirrors: if a fool looks in, you
cannot expect a genius to look out."
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but
I think I have ended up where I needed to be."
"It is our choices, Harry, that show what
we truly are, far more than our abilities."
democracies tend to think that stupid men are more likely to be honest than clever men, and our
politicians take advantage of this prejudice by acting dumber than nature made them."
"No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old
men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful."
"I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer"
Prediction is very difficult,
especially about the future.
If you don't know where you're going,
any road'll take you there"
"The story so far:
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
parents are more ambitious for
their children than they are for themselves?"
Wordplay hides a key to reality that the
dictionary locks inside every free word."
I am all the writers that I have read, all the
people that I have met, and all the places I have visited."
Why do men fight for their servitude
as stubbornly as though it were their salvation?"
"The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no? And in understanding something,
we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?"
"In three words I can sum up everything
I've learned about life: it goes on."
She was a dull person,
but a sensational invitation to make babies."
"The truth of ----- lies in its power to _____
to define what is real."
"Free election of masters
does not abolish the masters or the slaves."
"Truth cannot be imparted," said Kline.
"It must be inflicted."
"I am so clever that sometimes
I don't understand a single word of what I am saying."
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by
the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
I'm not upset that you lied to me,
I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you."
"Generosity is giving more than you can, and
pride is taking less than you need."
Art is not a mirror held up to reality
but a hammer with which to shape it."
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to
create something that will." not really...
You call me a misanthrope because I avoid society. You err; I love society. Yet in order not to hate people
, I must avoid their company."
"You talk when you cease to be at
peace with your thoughts."
Whenever people agree with me
I always feel I must be wrong
Women are meant to be f***
not to be understood.
"I write to discover
what I know."
nothing that is worth knowing
can be taught.
"Experience is merely the name
we give to our mistakes."
In theory there is no difference between in practice and in theory,
but in practice there is.
We lose our hair our teeth our bloooms and
our ideals (beck)
what do i know of mans destiny?
I could tell you more about radishes.
blaming on his boots
the fault of his feet
the tears of the world are a constant quality
for each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops.
Democracy: the bludgeoning
of the people by the people for the people
injustice anywhere is a threat to
it is hard to free fools from
the chains they revere
trump - its dangerous to
be right when the government is wrong
believe what they wish
Men worry more about what they
cant see than about what they can see.
once you here the details of victory
it is hard to distinguish it from defeat
i hate victims
who respect their executioners
dont pray it were easier
pray to be stronger
pugnacity is a form of courage
but a very bad form
life contains but two tragedies.
one is not getting your hearts desire; the other is getting it.
the actions of men
are the best interpretters of their thoughts
is the mother of philosophy
theres more to life than
SIMPLY INCREASING ITS SPEED
The next time I send a damn fool for something,
I go myself.
Habituation Shakespeare- sweets grown common l
ose their dear delight
out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made, nothing
entirely straight can be carved
"It's not the note you play that's the wrong note - it's the note
you play afterwards that makes it right or wrong." —Miles Davis
A professor is one who talks
during someone else's sleep.
"A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by
minding other people's business."
It's not what you see that is suspect, but how you interpret
what you see.
"______ is a Self-Made Man
who Worships His Creator."
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life
is to give it away.
I would challenge you to a
battle of wits, but I see you are unarmed
What is important is seldom urgent
and what is urgent is seldom important.
Speak when you are angry and you will make the
best speech you will ever regret.
A Christian is a man who feels
Repentance on a Sunday
For what he has done on Saturday,
And is going to do on Monday.
We are all here on earth to help others;
what on earth the others are here for, I don't know.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices
acquired by age eighteen.
Shaw: I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend—if you have one.
Churchill: Cannot possibly attend first night; will attend second—if there is one.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance
you must keep moving.
Only she who attempts the absurd
can achieve the impossible
If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you
do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
As a cure for worrying,
work is better than whisky
When a dog bites a man that is not news, but .
when a man bites a dog that is news
Sir, I admit your general rule,
That every poet is a fool,
But you yourself may prove to show it,
That every fool is not a poet.
It is better to fail in originality than
to succeed in imitation.
You Cannot Reason People Out of a something
they weren't reasoned Into
That works very well in practice, but
how does it work out in theory?
We can evade reality, but
we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.
Science is organized knowledge.
Wisdom is organized life.
We judge ourselves by our ideals, but we judge others
by their actions
That he who laughs
Nothing is More Unfair than to Judge the Men of the Past
(historian fallacy) by the Ideas of the Present
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds
The Golden Rule:
Whoever Has the Gold Makes the Rules
Education: the inculcation of the incomprehensible
into the indifferent by the incompetent.
Humor can be dissected, as a frog can
, but the thing dies in the process.
The Purpose of Life Is Not To Be Happy But To Matter
but to matter, to make some difference that you lived at all.
"Growing old isn't so bad
when you consider the alternative."
Most people's idea of free speech is that they are free to say what they like, but
its an outrage if anyone says anything back,
The dictionary is the only place where
success comes before work.
I hate to work,
but I love having worked
I hate to run,
but I love having run.
A different world cannot be built by
"If I Were Your Wife I'd Put Poison in Your Tea!"
"If I Were Your Husband I'd Drink It"
after all, what is originality?
It is merely undetected plagiarism.
So you've won the rat race.
You're still a rat.
The Biggest Problem in Communication Is the Illusion That It Has Taken Place
"What stops me from taking myself seriously, even though I am essentially a serious person, is that I find myself extremely ridiculous, in the sense of ridiculousness that seems
intrinsic to human life
Morality, like art,
means drawing a line someplace.
"The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing
rather than the urgent thing
"The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago
. The second best time is now.
"You will never find time. If you want time
you must make time.
The improvement of understanding is for two ends: first our
own increase of knowledge; secondly to enable
us to deliver that knowledge to others.
"Men talk of killing time,
while time quietly kills them."
Everything that can be thought at all can be thought clearly.Everything
that can be said can be said clearly.
Have something to say, and
say it as clearly as you can.
some people are born on third base and go through life
thinking they hit a triple.
I don't think much of myself, but
I'm all I think about
Man can do what he wills, but he cannot
will what hewills
If I believe I'm smart, I'll be less
smart than if I believe I can get smarter
I sought my soul, But my soul I could not see. I sought my God, But my God eluded me. I sought
my brother, And I found all three.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are
cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
--I would never die for my beliefs
because I might be wrong.
--The time you enjoy wasting
is not wasted time. b russel
It is often said that before you die your life passes before your eyes. It is in fact
true. It's called living.
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
- Chief Joseph
death by comfort zone.
--The trouble with having an open mind, is that people will
insist on coming along and trying to put things in it
Brevity is the
soul of wit.
Give the devil
Half a loaf is
better than none.
eat drink and be merry
for tomorrow we die
There's no fool
like an old fool.
Great oaks from
little acorns grow.
He who hesitates
Where are the snows
Imitation is the sincerest
form of flattery.
From the sublime to the ridiculous
is but a step.
Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
"Success is getting what you want. Happiness
is liking what you get.
"When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries
disappear and life stands explained."
No great genius ever sees things as they are. If he did,
he would cease to be an genius
"A fool flatters himself, a wise man
flatters the fool.
By failing to prepare, you
are preparing to fail.
"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let
things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci"
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward,
some are strong at the broken places.
"Wherever you are -
be all there.
Everyone must row with the
oars they have.
He that has too many friends
Dig the well before
you are thirsty.
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is
no path and leave a trail. Emerson"
"A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man
knows himself to be a fool.
"The secret of getting ahead is
getting started. Mark Twain"
"Well done is better than
well said. Benjamin Franklin"
"If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered
" by self.
One swallow does not
make the summer.
It never rains
but it pours. - illisory correlation
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are
dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
"Victory is always possible for the person
who refuses to stop fighting.
"I alternate between feeling sympathetic toward humanity and being a misanthrope. When I'm sympathetic, it usually means
I haven't been around people in awhile."
"Only a life lived for others
is a life worthwhile. Einstein
"Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
"Everything has been figured out,
except how to live.
"Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all
you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
George Bernard Shaw"
"It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family. Philip Green"
"If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
"Don't let making a living
prevent you from making a life.
""Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil"".
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it"".
"He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it,
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
"Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.
"The greatest deception men suffer is
from their own opinions."
If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is
within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you by Jesus Christ
The first step is always
You can lead a horse to water, but
you can't make him drink.
Too many chiefs, not
"Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not
to have tried is the true failure.
"It's not what you look at that
matters, it's what you see. Thoreau"
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are
spiritual beings having a human experience
We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will
be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time
"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and
it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared
to what lies within us
The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man
"is when he is a baby.
"He who has a why to live
can bear almost any how.
"It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams
because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams."
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to
" open one's mouth and remove all doubt." Twain
"Time is the longest
distance between two places."
Wisdom need not come with age.. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only
if the grapes were good in the first place.
"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world.
I know because I've done it thousands of times." Mark Twain
When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking
what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say. Lincoln
find its own level
built in a day
the one who looks
even if it's just an onion,
at least it is at hand
the full don't think
of the hungry
"The world is a comedy to those who think, and a tragedy
to those who feel"
Heraclitus "Cant step in the same
Hume "Tis not therefore reason which is the guide of life
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes
to sit down and listen"
"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness
"If we were supposed to talk more than we listed, we would have two
mouths and one ear" Mark Twain
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds,
our planet is the mental institution of the universe"
"It's not where you start, it's where you end up. You haven't failed
until you've stopped trying"
"All things are difficult
before they are easy"
Mark Twain Don't go around saying the world owes you a
living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
I'm sure the universe is full of intelligent life.
It's just been too intelligent to come here.
what matters Is not the ability to persist but
the ability to start over.
"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.
aka dont be discouraged by absookute disadvantage. Be totally rational and exploit your comparative advantage.
"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.
"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else."
the shoe that fits one person
"I don't need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod;
my shadow does that much better. Plutarch"
"There is only one difference between a long life and a good dinner: that,
in the dinner, the sweets come last. Stevenson
"Knowledge fills a large brain;
it merely inflates a small one."*
"Success consists of going from
failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never
get out of it alive.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then,
is not an act, but a habit.
"You must be the change you
wish to see in the world." Gandhi
"Life is hard; it's harder
if you're stupid."
"We are our
"Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and
thinking something different."
I too am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badges and degrees, to
large societies and dead institutions
"The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear
defeat without losing heart."
Whoso would be a man
must be a nonconformist.
"To be great is to be
Thoreau "I wanted to live deep and
"suck out all the marrow of life."—
Kites rise highest against the wind
, not with it.
Dante "There is no greater sorrow than to recall
in misery, the time when we were happy."
There is danger in reckless change; but greater
danger in blind conservatism."
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."
Shakespeare "Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once."
One always has time enough,
if one will apply it well Goethe
Should I aim lower? in order to fulfill goals. nahhh This is the precept by which I have lived: prepare for the worst ;
expect the best; and takes what comes.
A perfection of means and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem
Tradition is our security, and when the mind is secure can be in decay --- -appeal to tradition
Everybody talks about the weather, but
nobody does anything about it.
The bad workman always
blames his tools. .
A man is known by
the company he keeps.
Good fences make
A kiss is designed to stop
speech when words become superfluous."
"Blessed are those that can bend; they
shall never be broken.
is the real measure of intelligence."
"When people do not respect us we are sharply offended; yet in his private heart
no man much respects himself. Mark Twain"
"The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend,
as to find a friend worth dying for. Homer"
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals,
adjust the action steps. Confucius"
philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways. The point,
however, is to change it.
"I don't speak because I have the power to speak;
I speak because I don't have the power to remain silent"
"If you don't know what you're living for
, you haven't yet lived." -
"according to the effort
is the reward."
You are smart, smart. smart
- but you are not so smart!"
The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything,
except what is worth knowing.
We must live together as brothers or
perish together as fools.
If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should
ask him what books he reads.
Half of seeming clever is keeping your
mouth shut at the right times.
The only man who never makes mistakes is the
man who never does anything.
small wisdom is water in a glass- clear,
is water in the sea - impenetrable.
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can
be made in a very narrow field.
Somewhere, something incredible
is waiting to be known.
Heard melodies are sweet
, but those unheard, are sweeter
One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky
enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.
if we knew what it
was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
It doesn't matter where you are coming
from. All that matters is where you are going.
That which can be asserted without
evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Everything must be made as simple as
possible. But not simpler.
Wisely and slow; they
stumble that run fast.
People know what they do; frequently they know why they do what they do; but what
they don't know is what what they do does.
the grave will supply plenty
of time for silence.
We privileged few, who won the lottery of birth against all odds,
how dare we whine at our inevitable return to that prior state from which the vast majority have never stirred?
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really
is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
You will not be punished for your anger; you
will be punished by your anger.
In the beginning there was nothing,
Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too
little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no
true-story teller who would keep that from you.
It is strange how often a heart must be broken
the years can make it wise.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch,
you must first invent the universe.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I
knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning
, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
happy families are alike;
every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way
how do you eat a elephant?
1 bite at a time
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool
I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
we lose our hair our teeth our blooms and our ideals
what do i know of mans destiny
i could tell you more about radishes
theres man all over for you
blaming on his boots the fault of his feet
the public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything
except what is worht knowin g
democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people
for the people
it is hard to free fools from the chains
i disapprove of what you say, but
I will defend to the death your right to say it
Men willingly believe
what they wish
We all have strength enough to
endure the misfortunes of others.
once you hear the details of victory
its hard to distinguish it from a defeat
all human actions are equivalent....
and all are on principle doomed to fail
do not pray for sronger lives,
pray to be stronger men
the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing
can anything be so elegant as to have few wants
and to serve them oneself
pugnacitiy is a form of courage
but a very bad form
life contains but 2 tragedies one is not to get your hearts desire
the other is to get it
I am not an American nor Jew,
but a citizen of the world.
Actions of men
are the best interpreters of their thoughts
the mass of men
lead lives of quiet desperation
there is more to life
than simply increasing its speed
The worst is not
so long as we can say "this is the worst"
out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made
nothing entirely straight can be carved
AH , so you too shall be misubnderstofdd. Is it so
bad then to be misunderstoodf. Socrates qwas misunderstood jesus was misunderstands
The more I see of man
, the more I like of dogs.
there is no method
except to be very intelligent.
We made progress,
its just we progress in spirals.
1. Whos Seth? A man whose genius has yet to be discovered. F
friendship is merely a business arrangement that lasts only so long as there is need.
do not regard as valuable anything that can be taken away
nothing is had, everything is spent, when our desire is got without content.
1. Aphorisms are so popular because, among other reasons, they contain half-truths, and that is an unusually high percentage.
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Peter Drucker "
Winners never quit and quitters never win. "
If? There is no if. There is only what is. What was? What will be.
Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood."
• Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples
We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others. AMEN
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily
if we had no faults, we should not take so much pleasure in noting those of others.
One is never so happy or so unhappy as one fancies. (concave utility function)
Everyone complains about his memory, and no one complains about his judgment
True love is like the appearance of ghosts: everyone talks about it but few have seen it.
The desire to appear clever often prevents one from being so.
There are foolish people who recognize their foolishness and use it skillfully Who lives without folly is not as wise as he thinks. .
As we age, we become more foolish and wiser.
It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them
Some condemnations praise; some praise damns.
The refusal of praise
is only the wish to be praised twice.
The art of using moderate abilities to advantage wins praise,
and often acquires more reputation than actual brilliancy.
Nothing is given so profusely as advice.
Those who apply themselves too much to little things often become incapable of great ones.
"It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
"My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long education that I never had -- everyday I'm learning something new."
1. The stamp of great minds is to suggest much in few words, so, contrariwise, little minds have the gift of talking a great deal and saying nothing.
Winston Churchill 15. "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand."
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way."
"Success is not what you have, but who you are."19.
"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant.
"If youth knew; if age could."
Without friends, life would be a mistake.
" "To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Music expresses that which cannot be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
There are many humorous things in the world; among them, the man's notion that he is less savage than the other savages.
"What man is a man who does not make the world better?"
"If you need a ___ and don't buy it, then you will ultimately find that you have paid for it and don't have it."
"It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
"When we destroy something created by man, we call it vandalism. When we destroy something created by nature, we call it progress."
="You cannot teach a man the ineffable; you can only help him fail to put it into words for himself."
"If your dreams don't scare you, they are not big enough."
"When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other."
Life is but a
"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell."
"All know the Way, but few actually walk it."
I don't need a modern, evolving religion - I evolved a conscience."
Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does."
"Every existing thing is born without reason, prolongs itself out of weakness, and dies by chance."
"Some people are so thirsty, all they have is drink."
Somethings you discover for yourself.
Education discovers the rest.
...Calculus is rarely discovered.
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."
"Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination.
I speak because I have something to say; Fools because they have to say something .
"One can not start by saying that our earthly destiny has or has not importance, for it depends upon us to give it importance."
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds.
the bitterness of hate remains long after the sweetness of love is forgotten."
ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong."
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
And that's why, Emerson admonished that if we encounter a man of rare - we should ask him what books he reads.
We can't solve the bugs by using the algorithm we used when we created them.
its very difficult to find a black cat in a black room.
especially when there is no cat.
thouroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to every real advance in science. knowledge is
big ignorance is biggger. science is always wrong. it never solves a problem wihtout cresating 10 more.
Baldness is the gradual transformation of the head into an ass, first in shape and then in content".
"It is reassuring to have our half-formed views confirmed by finer minds
."The desire of the man is for the woman,
but the desire of the woman is for the desire of the man."
Success is walking from failure to
failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
A bank is a place where they lend you an
umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain".
Mirrors would do well to
reflect a little more before sending back images
"How comes it that our memories are good enough to retain even the minutest details of what has befallen us, "
but not to recollect how many times we have recounted them to the same person?
The function of leadership is to
produce more leaders, not more followers."
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow
of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.
"If I had six hours to workout,
I'd spend the first four hours reading physiology textbooks.
"The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can't learn anything from being perfect."
A leader is one who knows the way,
goes the way, and shows the way
The truest way to be deceived is to think
oneself more knowing than others.
It is easier to be wise for others than for oneself.
When not prompted by vanity, we say little.
We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk about ourselves at all.
"The best way to predict the future is to create it."
education is not filling buckets.
it's lighting fires
Education fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one
"Winners never quit and quitters never win."
I have not failed. I've just found most of the ways that won't work."
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big."
success is walking from failure to failure without losing heart. `
Whatever the mind can conceive,
it can believe, it can achieve.
Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success
What is not started
will never get finished."
who asks whether the enemy were
defeated by strategy or valor
the answer to natures little secret is
always another secret.
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