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When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
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Arthur C. Clarke (1917 - ), Clarke's first law
Cakes have such a terrible habit of turning out bad just when you especially want them to be good.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
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G. K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)
Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
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Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
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Allard Lowenstein, O Magazine, September 2002
Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
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Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)
A witty saying proves nothing.
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Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
But what is the difference between literature and journalism?
...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Critic as Artist, 1891
One of the hardest tasks of leadership is understanding that you are not what you are, but what you're perceived to be by others.
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Edward L. Flom
An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
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Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915)
An old house with its windows gone always makes me think of something dead with its eyes picked out.
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L. M. Montgomery (1874 - 1942), Anne of Green Gables, 1908
Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.
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Michel de Montaigne (1533 - 1592), 'De l'experience,' 1580-88
Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.
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Lewis Mumford (1895 - 1990)
After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
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Cato the Elder (234 BC - 149 BC)
If you find serenity and happiness, some people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
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Mother Teresa (1910 - 1997)
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
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Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892), Song of Myself, 1855
Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Soul of Man under Socialism (1881)
TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
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Frank Lloyd Wright (1869 - 1959)
A stupid man's report of what a clever man says can never be accurate, because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand.
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Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)
Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
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Clement Atlee
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
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