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  • #1
    William Shakespeare
    “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #2
    Mark Twain
    “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
    Mark Twain

  • #3
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #4
    Elie Wiesel
    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    Elie Wiesel

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #6
    Mark Twain
    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
    Mark Twain

  • #7
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

  • #8
    Joseph Conrad
    “Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade since it consists principally of dealings with men.”
    Joseph Conrad, Chance

  • #9
    Henry David Thoreau
    “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #10
    Henry David Thoreau
    “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #11
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #12
    Douglas Adams
    “The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
    Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

  • #13
    Douglas Adams
    “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

  • #14
    Alexandre Dumas
    “The difference between treason and patriotism is only a matter of dates.”
    Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

  • #15
    Alexandre Dumas
    “So much the worse for those who fear wine, for it is because they have some bad thoughts which they are afraid the liquor will extract from their hearts.”
    Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo

  • #16
    William Shakespeare
    “All the world's a stage,
    And all the men and women merely players;
    They have their exits and their entrances;
    And one man in his time plays many parts,
    His acts being seven ages.”
    William Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • #17
    Mark Twain
    “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
    Mark Twain

  • #18
    Mark Twain
    “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”
    Mark Twain

  • #19
    Douglas Adams
    “A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #20
    Henry David Thoreau
    “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.”
    Henry David Thoreau

  • #21
    William Shakespeare
    “Cowards die many times before their deaths;
    The valiant never taste of death but once.
    Of all the wonders that I yet have heard,
    It seems to me most strange that men should fear;
    Seeing that death, a necessary end,
    Will come when it will come.”
    William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

  • #22
    Hunter S. Thompson
    “I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.”
    Hunter S. Thompson

  • #23
    Lewis Carroll
    “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #24
    Lewis Carroll
    “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #25
    Lewis Carroll
    “When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    ’The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’

    ’The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”
    Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass

  • #26
    Lewis Carroll
    “And how do you know that you're mad? "To begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. You grant that?" I suppose so, said Alice. "Well then," the Cat went on, "you see a dog growls when it's angry, and wags it's tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #27
    Lewis Carroll
    “Well, it’s no use your talking about waking him, said Tweedledum, when you’re only one of the things in his dream. You know very well you’re not real.

    I am real! said Alice, and began to cry.

    You won’t make yourself a bit realer by crying, Tweedledee remarked: there’s nothing to cry about.

    If I wasn’t real, Alice said– half laughing through her tears, it all seemed so ridiculous– I shouldn’t be able to cry.

    I hope you don’t think those are real tears? Tweedledee interrupted in a tone of great contempt.”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

  • #28
    Douglas Adams
    “The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
    To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
    To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #29
    Mark Twain
    “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”
    Mark Twain

  • #30
    Douglas Adams
    “Let's think the unthinkable, let's do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”
    Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency



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