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Quotes About Truism

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Jarod Kintz
“Whether you live to be 50 or 100 makes no difference, if you made no difference in the world.”
Jarod Kintz, Great Listener Series Mute Women

Jarod Kintz
“What does it mean to be the best? It means you have to be better than the number two guy. But what gratification is there in that? He's a loser—that’s why he's number two.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Groucho Marx
“Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.”
Groucho Marx

Yogi Berra
“If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.”
Yogi Berra

Jarod Kintz
“Is a picture really worth a thousand words? What thousand words? A thousand words from a lunatic, or a thousand words from Nietzsche? Actually, Nietzsche was a lunatic, but you see my point. What about a thousand words from a rambler vs. 500 words from Mark Twain? He could say the same thing quicker and with more force than almost any other writer. One thousand words from Ginsberg are not even worth one from Wilde. It’s wild to declare the equivalency of any picture with any army of 1,000 words. Words from a writer like Wordsworth make you appreciate what words are worth.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks

Yogi Berra
“You can observe a lot just by watching.”
Yogi Berra

Jarod Kintz
“I like to vote, but not be voted on. I don’t mind losing one on one, but to lose through a vote means the majority think I’m a loser.”
Jarod Kintz, $3.33

Jarod Kintz
“Wisdom equals knowledge plus courage. You have to not only know what to do and when to do it, but you have to also be brave enough to follow through.”
Jarod Kintz, $3.33

Yogi Berra
“Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.”
Yogi Berra

Roman Payne
“In life, more than in anything else, it isn’t easy to end up alive.”
Roman Payne

Jarod Kintz
“A one dollar bill, though it weighs less than 99 pennies, is psychologically heavier.”
Jarod Kintz, Great Listener Series Mute Women

Ernest Hemingway
“I try not to borrow, first you borrow then you beg.”
Ernest Hemingway

Imam Ja'Far Al-Sadiq
“Verily, knowledge is a lock and its key is the question.”
Imam Ja'Far Al-Sadiq

Jarod Kintz
“Love is, just like isn’t isn’t is.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

“Life without knowledge is death in disguise...”
Talib Kweli

Honoré de Balzac
“He hesitated till the last moment, but finally dropped them in the box, saying, "I shall win!"--the cry of a gambler, the cry of the great general, the compulsive cry that has ruined more men than it has ever saved.”
Honoré de Balzac, Père Goriot

Robert A. Heinlein
“It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Djayawarman Alamprabu
“An Idea is nothing but Information, It won't do us any harm until we accept it as perception of truth in our mind, which in time will potentially evolve and construct major events in history.”
Djayawarman Alamprabu, Feared Intellectualism

Agatha Christie
“Fey...a Scotch word...It means the kind of exalted happiness that comes before disaster. You know--it's too good to be true.”
Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile
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“If teams keep playing us this way, it's going to be like this”
Peyton Manning

Agatha Christie
“Your not reliable. You wouldn't be at all a comfortable sort of person to live with.”
Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile
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Juvenal
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.

Which roughly translates as

Who will Guard the Guardians, or
Who watches the watchers.”
Juvenal
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Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Such is frequently the fate, and such the stern development, of the feminine character and person, when the woman has encountered, and lived through, an experience of peculiar severity. If she be all tenderness, she will die. If she survive, the tenderness will either be crushed out of her, or--and the outward semblance is the same--crushed so deeply into her heart that it can never show itself more.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter
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G.K. Chesterton
“The things said most confidently by advanced persons to crowded audiences are generally those opposite to the fact; it is actually our truisms that are untrue.”
G.K. Chesterton

Agatha Christie
“There is the natural liar...Always says the thing that sounds best.”
Agatha Christie, Cards on the Table
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John Ciardi
“Hell is the denial of the ordinary...”
John Ciardi
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Chuck Klosterman
“When Arthur Schlesinger Sr. pioneered the 'presidential greatness poll' in 1948, the top five were Lincoln, Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jefferson. Only Wilson appears to be seriously fading, probably because his support for the World War I-era Sedition Act now seems outrageous; in this analogy, Woodrow is like the Doors and the Sedition Act is Oliver Stone.”
Chuck Klosterman, Eating the Dinosaur

Sol Luckman
“Finally, we entered Chetaube County, my imaginary birthplace, where the names of the little winding roads and minuscule mountain communities never failed to inspire me: Yardscrabble, Big Log, Upper, Middle and Lower Pigsty, Chicken Scratch, Cooterville, Felchville, Dust Rag, Dough Bag, Uranus Ridge, Big Bottom, Hooter Holler, Quickskillet, Buck Wallow, Possum Strut ... We always say a picture speaks a thousand words, but isn’t the opposite equally true?”
Sol Luckman, Beginner's Luke

“The clear fool is foolishly clear”
Unknown
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