Quotes of the Day

Selected from Michael Moncur's Collection of Quotations - August 10, 2013
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
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Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986)  
To be great is to be misunderstood.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882), An Essay on Self-Reliance  
It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.
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Arnold Toynbee (1889 - 1975)  
We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910), Mark Twain's Autobiography  
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