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  • #1
    Roman Payne
    “I’ve decided the act that cannot wait / is the important will to create / But, ah, if my belly is ignored / the pantry door I shall implore / But I’ve been known to reach the bed / ideas still famished in my head.”
    Roman Payne, Cities & Countries

  • #2
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #3
    Terry Pratchett
    “Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
    Terry Pratchett, Thief of Time

  • #4
    Bertrand Russell
    “There are two motives for reading a book; one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.”
    Bertrand Russell

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Alfred Tennyson
    “There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.”
    Alfred Tennyson

  • #7
    Ayn Rand
    “If you don't know, the thing to do is not to get scared, but to learn.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #8
    Ayn Rand
    “If you saw Atlas, the giant who holds the world on his shoulders, if you saw that he stood, blood running down his chest, his knees buckling, his arms trembling but still trying to hold the world aloft with the last of his strength, and the greater his effort the heavier the world bore down upon his shoulders - What would you tell him?"

    I…don't know. What…could he do? What would you tell him?"

    To shrug.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

  • #9
    Ayn Rand
    “Why do they always teach us that it's easy and evil to do what we want and that we need discipline to restrain ourselves? It's the hardest thing in the world--to do what we want. And it takes the greatest kind of courage. I mean, what we really want.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #10
    Ayn Rand
    “Have you felt it too? Have you seen how your best friends love everything about you- except the things that count? And your most important is nothing to them; nothing, not even a sound they can recognize.”
    Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

  • #11
    “It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.”
    Maurice Switzer

  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    Alexandre Dumas
    “There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.
    " Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, 'Wait and Hope.”
    Alexandre Dumas

  • #15
    Isaac Asimov
    “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
    Isaac Asimov

  • #16
    Confucius
    “By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.”
    Confucius

  • #17
    H.L. Mencken
    “The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.”
    H.L. Mencken

  • #18
    “Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.”
    Michael Levine

  • #19
    Aristotle
    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
    Aristotle, Metaphysics

  • #20
    Aristotle
    “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”
    Aristotle

  • #21
    Aristotle
    “Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”
    Aristotle

  • #22
    Plato
    “The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.”
    Plato, The Republic

  • #23
    Aristotle
    “A friend to all is a friend to none.”
    Aristotle

  • #24
    Aristotle
    “Wit is educated insolence.”
    Aristotle

  • #25
    Aristotle
    “Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.”
    Aristotle

  • #26
    Aristotle
    “I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.”
    Aristotle

  • #27
    Laurence J. Peter
    “Aristotle's axiom: The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”
    Laurence J. Peter, Peter's People and Their Marvelous Ideas

  • #28
    Aristotle
    “Happiness is a state of activity.”
    Aristotle

  • #29
    Aristotle
    “All men by nature desire knowledge.”
    Aristotle, On Man in the Universe

  • #30
    Aristotle
    “Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.”
    Aristotle, Poetics



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