|"The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it;
not having it, to confess your ignorance."
"The only way to discover the limits of the possible
"The reason people blame things on previous generations is that
"Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do."
"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has
itsown reason for existing."
"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity;
"No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions."
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the
"Those who do not plan for the future
"Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know
he had some help."
"Never eat more than you can lift."
"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
"You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep."
"Look not back in anger, not forward with fear, but around with
"Never tell people how to do things.
"Some people make things happen, some watch while things happen,
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools
"Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old;
"A fanatic is one who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten
"The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously."
"More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't
so busy denying they made them."
"The most important thing in a relationship between a man and
a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders."
"Knowledge is a process of piling up facts;
"Leadership is getting someone to do what they don't want to
do in order to achieve what they want to achieve."
"There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say--unless you
insist on saying it."
"No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right
most of the time."
"It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization....
"Of course there's a lot of knowledge in universities:
"One man with courage makes a majority."
"Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate."
"I was toilet trained at gunpoint."
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among
"There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself,
hire someone, or forbid your kids to do it."
"I haven't failed. I've found 10,000 ways that don't work."
"If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself." Joseph Farrell
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open
"Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much."
"What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence
of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult."
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything
"Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from
"I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused
for several weeks."
"Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise."
"When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, an hundred."
"No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess."
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than
to open it and remove all doubt."
"Vote early and vote often."
"A ship in harbor is safe -- but that is not what ships are
"While there's life, there's hope."
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death
your right to say it."
"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established
authorities are wrong."
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
"We live as we dream.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"I think, therefore I am."
"Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking
what nobody else has thought."
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
"Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad."
"You see things and you say, 'Why?'
"The supreme irony of life is hardly anyone ever gets out of
"We protest against unjust criticism but we accept unearned
"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid
and deeds left undone."
"I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because
someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top."
"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears it is true."
"Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers."
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from
"....I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't
"Try to be the best of what you are, even if what you are is
"I hate quotations."
"The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part
of the face."
"To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the
"I am not an Athenian or a Greek, I am a citizen of the world."
"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open."
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science."
"Paranoids are people, too; they have their own problems.
"Disclaimer: If anyone disagrees with anything I say,
"Diplomacy --- the art of saying "Nice doggie" 'til
you can find a stick."
"For every problem, there is one solution which is simple, neat
"The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."
"It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God,
but to create him."
"I could prove God statistically. "
"A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless
pursuit of honesty at all times."
"There are three kinds of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics."
"If there is a 50-50 chance that something can go wrong, then
9 times out of ten it will."
"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive,
but what they conceal is vital."
"50% of this country's schoolchildren have IQ's below average.
Under our education policy, we can turn that around!"
"49% of all statistics . . . are wrong."
"If you wish to be a sucess in the world, promise everything,
"It's not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
"Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't
happen at once."
"Please don't lie to me, unless you're absolutely sure I'll
never find out the truth."
"I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly,
or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test
a man's character, give him power."
"To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism;
"Her kisses left something to be desired
"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
"The time to reapir the roof is when the sun is shining."
"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does
with what happens to him."
"Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way
things turn out. "
"The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better
than those who try to do nothing and succeed. "
"I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded
is another step forward. "
"Life's a bitch and then you die. "
"Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral?
Is it because we're not the person involved?"
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, If you can dream
it, you can become it."
"Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find
"Just remember--when you think all is lost, the future remains."
"Truth is not determined by majority vote."
"Any idiot can face a crisis. It's the day-to-day living that
wears you out."
"If you cry "forward," you must without fail make
plain in what direction to go."
"Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them
"Whenever a man seeks your advice he generally seeks your praise."
"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary
learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading
men, and studying all the various editions of them."
"Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always
like it the least."
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
"If you neglect your art for one day it will neglect you for
"When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." A. Conan Doyle
"Beware of the fury of the patient man."
"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called
research, would it?"
Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio, replied:
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
"Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man
"The faster you go, the shorter you are."
"Immature poets borrow, mature poets steal"
"Never mistake motion for action."
"I don't care to belong to any organization that accepts me
as a member."
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape
those who dream only by night."
"Wisdom begins in wonder."
"What you cannot enforce, do not command."
"Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions
that no one has asked them."
"A witty saying proves nothing."
"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education."
"Anyone who uses the phrase 'easy as taking candy from a baby'
has never tried taking candy from a baby."
"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the
"Death is life's way of telling you you've been fired."
"Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."
"Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable
"Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day." Anonymous
"Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly
and for the same reason."
"The enemy is anybody who's going to get you killed, no matter
which side he's on."
"In a mad world, only the mad are sane."
"The beginning is the most important part of the work."
"Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow."
"Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when
the quo has lost its status."
"You are what you are - and not what people think you are."
"The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that
if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little."
"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes
"Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as
satisfying as an income tax refund."
"Courage is doing what you're afraid of. There can be no courage
unless you're scared."
"There is no such thing as a weird human being. It's just that
some people require more understanding than others."
"Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you'll see
"When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum. "
"Always imitate the behavior of winners when you lose. "
"Love is like the moon, when it does not increase, it decreases."
"After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something
that brought tears to my eyes. He said, 'No hablo ingles.' "
"It was the Best of Times, It was the Worst of Times."
"Nothing endures but change."
"Every man is the architect of his own fortune."
"I think; therefore I am."
"Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness."
"Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from
this world to another."
"The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready." Henry David Thoreau
"With the first link, a chain is forged. The first speech censured,
the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us allirrevocably.
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to
learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so. "
"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the
same river and he's not the same man. "
"He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but
he who never asks a question remains a fool forever."
"In heaven all the interesting people are missing."
"Which is it, is man one of God's blunders or is God one of
"The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he
"A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular."
"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands
"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him
by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."
"Rule a kingdom as though you were cooking a small fish."
"We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police."
"When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
"What we see depends mainly on what we look for. "
"Formal education will earn you a living, self-education make
you a fortune. "
"Vision without action is a daydream.
"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. "
"Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life. "
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can
do him absolutely no good. "
"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as
brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. "
"When one door closes, another opens.But we often look so regretfully
upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
"For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these,
'It might have been'. "
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take
your eyes off your goals. "
"The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two
words when one will do. "
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs,
even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight
that knows not victory nor defeat."
"The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas."
"What luck for rulers, that men do not think."
"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what
he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to. "
"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give
up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses
nature leads, or you will learn nothing. "
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows
it under his feet. "
"We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and
the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend. "
"A short saying often contains much wisdom. "
"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."
"Non est ad astra mollis e terris via."
"Life is too important to be taken seriously."
"If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting,
but I would decline, for then life would no longer teach me anything."
"This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be
thrown with great force."
"You can learn from people, and educate others, but the only
one you can change is yourself. "
"Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway."
"The world is coming to an end. Please return your library books."
"You can make it foolproof, but you can't make it damnfoolproof."
"You don't have to be faster than the bear, you just have to
be faster than the slowest guy running from the bear."
"You're never alone with schizophrenia."