Unsorted quotes

"The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it;
not having it, to confess your ignorance."

"The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible."
Arthur C. Clarke

"The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's
only one other choice."
Doug Larson

"Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do."
Don Galer

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has itsown reason for existing."
Albert Einstein

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity;
and I'm not sure about the the universe."
Albert Einstein

"No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions."
Charles Steinmetz

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that
matters, in the end."
Ursula K. LeGuin

"Those who do not plan for the future
will have to live through it anyway."
Len Fisher

"Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help."
Alex Haley

"Never eat more than you can lift."
Miss Piggy

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
Hector Hugh Munro

"You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep."
Navajo Proverb

"Look not back in anger, not forward with fear, but around with awareness."
Sydney Newman

"Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what to do,
and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
George S. Patton

"Some people make things happen, some watch while things happen,
and some wonder 'What happened?'"

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do."
Benjamin Franklin

"Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old;
seek what they sought."
Matsuo Basho

"A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten
his aim."
George Santayana

"The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously."
Henry Kissinger Charles F. Kettering

"More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying they made them."

"The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders."
Linda Festa

"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts;
wisdom lies in their simplification."
Martin H. Fischer

"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to do in order to achieve what they want to achieve."
Tom Landry

"There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say--unless you insist on saying it."

"No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right most of the time."
Robert Half

"It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization....
It is those who have achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements
who are forever clogging things up."
Charles Sorenson

"Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities:
the freshmen bring a little in;
the seniors don't take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates...."
Dr. A. Lawrence Lowell

"One man with courage makes a majority."
Andrew Jackson

"Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate."
(Abandon all hope, you who enter)
Alighieri Dante

"I was toilet trained at gunpoint."
Billy Braver

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars."
Les Brown

"There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone, or forbid your kids to do it."
Monta Crane

"I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that don't work."
Thomas Edison

"If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself." Joseph Farrell

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."
Malcolm Forbes

"Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much."
Erich Fromm

"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."
Sigmund Freud

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein

"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds."
Albert Einstein

"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks."
Daniel Boone.

"Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise."
Sigmund Freud

"When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred."
Thomas Jefferson

"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess."
Sir Isaac Newton

"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."
Mark Twain

"Vote early and vote often."
Al Capone (1899-1947)

"A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are for."
John A. Shedd

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants."
Sir Isaac Newton

"Fortis fortuna adiuvat."
(Fortune assists the brave)

"While there's life, there's hope."

"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong."

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt

"We live as we dream.
We dream alone."

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
Albert Einstein

"I think, therefore I am."
Rene Descartes

"Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought."
Albert Szent-Gyorgi

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
John VII

"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad."
Aldous Huxley

"You see things and you say, 'Why?'
But I dream things that never were and say,
'Why not?' "
George Bernard Shaw

"The supreme irony of life is hardly anyone ever gets out of it alive."
Robert Heinlein

"We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unearned applause."
Jose Narosky

"Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it."
Dave Barry

"If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it."
Leo Rosten

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

"I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top."
English Professor, Ohio University

"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true."
Robert Oppenheimer

"Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers."
Leonard Brandwein

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
Arthur C. Clarke

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk."
Thomas Edison

"....I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
Thomas Edison

"Try to be the best of what you are, even if what you are is no good."
Ashleigh Brilliant

"I hate quotations."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face."
Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts

"To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
Carl Sagan

"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world."

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open."
Thomas Dewar

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
Albert Einstein

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."
Albert Einstein

"Paranoids are people, too; they have their own problems.
It's easy to criticize, but if everybody hated you, you'd be paranoid too."
D. J. Hicks

"Disclaimer: If anyone disagrees with anything I say,
I am quite prepared to not only retract it,
but also to deny under oath I ever said it."
T. Lehrer

"Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."
Ogden Nash

"Diplomacy --- the art of saying "Nice doggie" 'til you can find a stick."
Wynn Catlin

"For every problem, there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong."
H. L. Mencken

"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."
Alan Saporta

"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him."
Arthur C. Clarke

"I could prove God statistically. "
George Gallup

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!'
(I've found it!), but "That's funny..." "
Isaac Asimov

"A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times."

"Don't take life to seriously, because you will never get out of it alive."

"Do, or do not. There is no try."

"There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics."
Benjamin Disraeli

"If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then 9 times out of ten it will."
Paul Harvey News, 1979

"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital."
Aaron Levenstein

"50% of this country's schoolchildren have IQ's below average. Under our education policy, we can turn that around!"
New Zealand National Pary candidate's campaign statement

"49% of all statistics . . . are wrong."
Statistics Canada 1985

"If you wish to be a sucess in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing."

"It's not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
Gore Vidal

"Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once."

"Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll never find out the truth."
Ashleigh Brilliant

"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man."

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
Abraham Lincoln

"To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism;
to steal from many is research."

"Her kisses left something to be desired
-- the rest of her."

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune."

"The time to reapir the roof is when the sun is shining."
John F. Kennedy

"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him."
Aldous Huxley

"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out. "
John Wooden

"The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed. "
Lloyd Jones

"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. "
Thomas A. Edison

"Life's a bitch and then you die. "

"Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? Is it because we're not the person involved?"
Mark Twain

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, If you can dream it, you can become it."

"Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it."
Andre Gide

"Just remember--when you think all is lost, the future remains."
Robert Goddard

"Truth is not determined by majority vote."
Doug Gwyn

"I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is ready for the ordeal of meeting me is a different matter."
Winston Churchill

"Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that wears you out."
Anton Chekhov

"If you cry "forward," you must without fail make plain in what direction to go."
Anton Chekhov

"Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so."
Lord Chesterfield

"Whenever a man seeks your advice he generally seeks your praise."
Lord Chesterfield

"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various editions of them."
Lord Chesterfield

"Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least."
Lord Chesterfield

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
Chinese Proverb

"If you neglect your art for one day it will neglect you for two."
Chinese saying

"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." A. Conan Doyle

"Beware of the fury of the patient man."
John Dryden

"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio, replied:
"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
Albert Einstein

"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value."
Albert Einstein

"The faster you go, the shorter you are."
Albert Einstein

"Immature poets borrow, mature poets steal"
T. S. Eliot

"Never mistake motion for action."
Ernest Hemingway

"I don't care to belong to any organization that accepts me as a member."
Groucho Marx

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."
Edgar Allan Poe

"Wisdom begins in wonder."

"What you cannot enforce, do not command."

"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them."
Leo Tolstoy

"A witty saying proves nothing."

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."

"Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby' has never tried taking candy from a baby."

"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence
long enough to get money from it."

"Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired."

"Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."

"Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses."

"Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day." Anonymous

"Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason."

"The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter which side he's on."
Joseph Heller

"In a mad world, only the mad are sane."
Akiro Kurosawa

"The beginning is the most important part of the work."

"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow."
Norman Vincent Peale

"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status."
Laurence J. Peter

"You are what you are - and not what people think you are."
O. W. Polen

"The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little."

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom."
Proverbs 11:2

"Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund."
F. J. Raymond

"Courage is doing what you're afraid of. There can be no courage unless you're scared."
Eddie Rickenbacker

"There is no such thing as a weird human being. It's just that some people require more understanding than others."
Tom Robbins

"Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you'll see farther."

"When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. "

"Always imitate the behavior of winners when you lose. "
Anonymous "What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist."
Salman Rushdie

"Love is like the moon, when it does not increase, it decreases."

"After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, 'No hablo ingles.' "
Ronnie Shakes

"It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times."
Charles Dickens

"Nothing endures but change."

"Every man is the architect of his own fortune."
Appius Claudius

"I think; therefore I am."
Rene Descartes

"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
Chinese Proverb

"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another."

"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." Henry David Thoreau

"With the first link, a chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us allirrevocably. "

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. "
Douglas Adams

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. "

"He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever."
Tom J. Connelly

"In heaven all the interesting people are missing."
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of man's? "
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is."
George Bernard Shaw

"A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular."
Adlai Stevenson

"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it."
Albert Einstein

"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
Jonathan Swift

"Rule a kingdom as though you were cooking a small fish."
Lao Tzu

"We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police."
Jeff Marder

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me
than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. "
Albert Einstein

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for. "
John Lubbock

"Formal education will earn you a living, self-education make you a fortune. "

"Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare. "
Japanese Proverb

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. "

"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. "
Burton Hills

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good. "
Ann Landers

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. "
George Bernard Shaw

"When one door closes, another opens.But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us. "
Alexander Graham Bell

"For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'. "
John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, 'Maud Muller'

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. "

"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. "
Thomas Jefferson

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
Theodore Roosevelt

"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."
Linus Pauling

"What luck for rulers, that men do not think."
Adolph Hitler

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. "
Ahlil Gibran

"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. "
Thomas H. Huxley

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. "
James Oppenheim

"We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. "
Robert Louis Stevenson

"A short saying often contains much wisdom. "

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
Mark Twain

"Non est ad astra mollis e terris via."
(There is no easy road from the earth to the stars)

"Life is too important to be taken seriously."
Albert Einstein

"If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting, but I would decline, for then life would no longer teach me anything."

"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force."
Dorothy Parker

"You can learn from people, and educate others, but the only one you can change is yourself. "
Dan D. Limon

"Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway."

"The world is coming to an end. Please return your library books."

"You can make it foolproof, but you can't make it damnfoolproof."

"You don't have to be faster than the bear, you just have to be faster than the slowest guy running from the bear."

"You're never alone with schizophrenia."