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  • #1
    Mark Twain
    “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”
    Mark Twain, Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World

  • #2
    Horace Mann
    “A house without books is like a room without windows.”
    Horace Mann

  • #3
    Benjamin Franklin Wade
    “Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
    Benjamin Franklin Wade

  • #4
    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge
    “Silence does not always mark wisdom.”
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.”
    Mark Twain

  • #9
    Ben Bova
    “Red tape has killed more people than bullets...”
    Ben Bova, Millennium

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
    Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

  • #11
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #12
    Francis of Assisi
    “All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.”
    Francis of Assisi, The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi

  • #13
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.”
    Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

  • #14
    David Sedaris
    “If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.”
    David Sedaris, Barrel Fever: Stories and Essays

  • #15
    Walter M. Miller Jr.
    “You don’t have a soul, Doctor. You are a soul. You have a body, temporarily.”
    Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

  • #16
    Lenny Bruce
    “Take away the right to say ‘fuck’ and you take away the right to say ‘fuck the government.”
    Lenny Bruce

  • #17
    Oscar Wilde
    “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #18
    Ayn Rand
    “Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #19
    Niels Bohr
    “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
    Niels Bohr

  • #20
    Alan Dean Foster
    “Freedom is just chaos with better lighting”
    Alan Dean Foster, To the Vanishing Point

  • #21
    Trista DiGiuseppi
    “You cannot be certain of what you create.”
    Trista DiGiuseppi, Nails Jane

  • #22
    Mark Twain
    “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
    Mark Twain

  • #23
    Carl Sagan
    “If it can be destroyed by the truth, it deserves to be destroyed by the truth.”
    Carl Sagan



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