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  • #1
    Ayn Rand
    “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Ogden Nash
    “Certainly there are things in life that money can’t buy, but it’s very funny –
    Did you ever try buying them without money.”
    Ogden Nash

  • #4
    Thucydides
    “Most people, in fact, will not take the trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear.”
    Thucydides, The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • #5
    Ayn Rand
    “The truth is not for all men but only for those who seek it.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #6
    Mark Twain
    “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.”
    Mark Twain

  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.”
    Mark Twain

  • #8
    Mark Twain
    “You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?”
    Mark Twain

  • #9
    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

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

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

  • #12
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

  • #13
    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
    Anonymous

  • #14
    Mark Twain
    “Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
    Mark Twain

  • #15
    Mark Twain
    “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
    Mark Twain

  • #16
    Mark Twain
    “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.”
    Mark Twain

  • #17
    Mark Twain
    “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
    Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain

  • #18
    Mark Twain
    “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
    Mark Twain

  • #19
    Mark Twain
    “Always do what is right. It will gratify half of mankind and astound the other.”
    Mark Twain

  • #20
    Mark Twain
    “If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.”
    Mark Twain

  • #21
    Laurence J. Peter
    “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”
    Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Principle

  • #22
    Mark Twain
    “It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
    Mark Twain

  • #23
    Mark Twain
    “In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.”
    Mark Twain

  • #24
    Mark Twain
    “I didn't have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”
    Mark Twain

  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.”
    Mark Twain

  • #26
    Mark Twain
    “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
    Mark Twain

  • #27
    George Bernard Shaw
    “Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.”
    George Bernard Shaw

  • #28
    Mark Twain
    “What would men be without women? Scarce, sir...mighty scarce.”
    Mark Twain

  • #29
    Mark Twain
    “There are those who scoff at the schoolboy, calling him frivolous and
    shallow: Yet it was the schoolboy who said 'Faith is believing what you
    know ain't so'.”
    Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

  • #30
    Ayn Rand
    “The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
    Ayn Rand



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