Good Quotes P20
- Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
- Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
- Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
- Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau
- A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone.
Henry David Thoreau
- Whether you think you can or think you can’t — you are right.
- Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better
- If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.
- The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
- Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
- If the doctor told me I had six minutes to live, I’d type a little faster.
- Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
- If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
- I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.
- I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something.
- It’s no longer a question of staying healthy. It’s a question of finding a sickness you like.
- The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.
- Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
- Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes
- A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
- It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
- He knows all about art, but he doesn’t know what he likes.
- No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
- Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Only the mediocre are always at their best.
- A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul Richter
- My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- A good tool improves the way you work. A great tool improves the way you think.
- A person who trusts no one can’t be trusted.
- I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.
Jerome K. Jerome
- Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason.
- If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
- If the phone doesn’t ring, it’s me.
- We are the people our parents warned us about.
- The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.
- If it weren’t for my lawyer, I’d still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging.
- It is in self-limitation that a master first shows himself.
- Mistrust the man who finds everything good, the man who finds everything evil and still more the man who is indifferent to everything.
Johann K. Lavater
- In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.
Johann von Neumann
- The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
- The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
John Kenneth Galbraith
- A man always has two reasons for what he does-a good one, and the real one.
John Pierpont Morgan
- What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
- We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
John W. Gardner
- Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.
- Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
- No wise man ever wished to be younger.
- Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some.
- I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
- A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool.
- A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
- Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else.
- Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gaultier
- Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
- It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
- If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.
- Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
- Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.
- A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Truth over Harmony.
- Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it.
Laurence J. Peter
- Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian.
- Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
- Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
- The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
- I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
- When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.
- The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
- The highest proof of virtue is to possess boundless power without abusing it.
- Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.
- Love thy neighbor as yourself, but choose your neighborhood.
- Wisdom is knowing the right path to take… Integrity is taking it.
M. H. McKee
- It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.
- The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would solve most the worlds problems.
- An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
- God has no religion.
- Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.
- Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.
- Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised.
- To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant
- If everything’s under control, you’re going too slow.
- It is surprisingly how easy it is to forget that the way to get things done is to do them.
- The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
- Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
- Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.
- To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did; I ought to know because I’ve done it a thousand times.
- A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
- If you eat a frog first thing in the morning, the rest of your day will be wonderful.
- If you have to eat a frog, don’t look at it for too long.
- If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
- It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
- Never put off until tomorrow, what you can put off until the day after tomorrow.
- Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.
- When a thought is too weak to be expressed simply, simply drop it.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
- I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.