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  • #1
    Aldous Huxley
    “Man is so intelligent that he feels impelled to invent theories to account for what happens in the world. Unfortunately, he is not quite intelligent enough, in most cases, to find correct explanations. So that when he acts on his theories, he behaves very often like a lunatic.”
    Aldous Huxley

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Mark Twain
    “Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #4
    Rudyard Kipling
    “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
    Rudyard Kipling

  • #5
    Oscar Wilde
    “Paradoxically though it may seem, it is none the less true that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.”
    Oscar Wilde

  • #6
    Oscar Wilde
    “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
    Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan

  • #7
    Thomas Jefferson
    “On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • #8
    Groucho Marx
    “I sent the club a wire stating, PLEASE ACCEPT MY RESIGNATION. I DON'T WANT TO BELONG TO ANY CLUB THAT WILL ACCEPT ME AS A MEMBER.”
    Groucho Marx, Groucho and Me

  • #9
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #10
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #11
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson

  • #12
    Winston S. Churchill
    “Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #13
    Albert Einstein
    “When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails. One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #14
    Niels Bohr
    “An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
    Niels Bohr

  • #15
    Milan Kundera
    “Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
    Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  • #16
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    “Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
    Arthur Schopenhauer

  • #17
    Theodore Roosevelt
    “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
    Theodore Roosevelt

  • #18
    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

  • #19
    Francis Bacon
    “If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.”
    Francis Bacon, The Oxford Francis Bacon IV: The Advancement of Learning

  • #20
    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.”
    Confucious

  • #21
    Voltaire
    “Love truth, but pardon error.”
    Voltaire

  • #22
    Socrates
    “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
    Socrates

  • #23
    Albert Einstein
    “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #24
    Yogi Berra
    “If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be. ”
    Yogi Berra

  • #25
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Not only will we have to repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #26
    Alan Kay
    “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
    Alan Kay

  • #27
    Winston S. Churchill
    “A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #28
    Winston S. Churchill
    “A politician needs the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.”
    Winston Churchill

  • #29
    Mark Twain
    “I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.”
    Mark Twain

  • #30
    Albert Einstein
    “A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
    Albert Einstein



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