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"If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until they've flung it away."
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
E. E. Cummings
"A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return."
"There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it."
"On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time."
"I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill."
"We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds."
"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead."
"It is necessary to work, if not from inclination, at least from despair. Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself."
"Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you."
"In the end, everything is a gag."
"There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, "It all depends on me.""
"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun."
"Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at."
Carlos A. Urbizo
"Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway."
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do."
B. F. Skinner
"You've got to take the bitter with the sour."
"I'm the only person I know that's lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year.... It's very character-building."
"An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers."
"It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important."
Martin Luther King Jr.
"When I meet a man I ask myself, 'Is this the man I want my children to spend their weekends with?'"
"He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good."
"It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head."
"Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind."
"Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments."
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thomas Alva Edison
"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."
"I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back"
"Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do."
"Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared."
"The law taught me to believe nobody, the media proves that was right"
"In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defence of the indefensible."
"If at first an idea isn't totally absurd, there's no hope for it."
"My goal is simple. It is complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists as all."
"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
Malcolm S. Forbes
"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
"Good leaders must first become good servants."
"No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned population by force of arms forever. There is no greater power in the universe than the need for freedom. Against that power, governments and tyrants and armies cannot stand. The Centauri learned this lesson once. We will teach it to them again. Though it take a thousand years, we will be free."
J. Michael Straczynski
"Dreaming is zero value. I mean, anyone can dream."
"If it ain't broke, break it."
"Fortune favours the brave."
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
"Committee - a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours."
"Each man is the smith of his own fortune."
Appius Claudius Caecus
"I cannot hear what you say for the thunder of what you are."
"Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so."
John Stuart Mill
"It is a good rule in life never to apologise. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them."
P. G. Wodehouse
"Always a pleasure to work with the Saxton's team. I think the service is outstanding."
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