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  1. Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
      Thomas Alva Edison

  2. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninty-nine percent perspiration.
      Thomas Alva Edison

  3. We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.
      Thomas Alva Edison

  4. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
      Thomas Alva Edison

  5. Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
      Thomas Alva Edison

  6. Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastry demands all of a person.
      Albert Einstein

  7. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
      Albert Einstein

  8. I don't know what will be used in the next world war, but the 4th will be fought with stones.
      A. Einstein

  9. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
      Albert Einstein

  10. Nothing is as good as it seems beforehand.
      George Eliot

  11. There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
      George Eliot

  12. There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms.
       George Eliot

  13. Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time and yet remain lonely.
      T.S. Eliot

  14. Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  15. Life is a successon of lessons, which must be lived to be understood.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  16. Skill to do comes of doing.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  17. A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely . . . but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude,
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  18. What lies behind us and lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  19. Life is a progress, and not a station.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  20. To fill the hour-that is happiness.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  21. Men are what their mothers made them.
      Ralph Waldo Emerson

  22. There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.

  23. It is better to be silent, and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
      Silvan Engel

  24. No man is free who is not master of himself.

  25. Do not mistake a child for his symptom.
      Erik Erikson

  26. Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.

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  27. To divide one's life by years is of course to tumble into a trap set by our own arithmetic. The calendar consents to carry on its dull wall-existence by the arbitrary timetables we have drawn up in consultation with those permanent commuters, Earth amd Sun. But we, unlike trees, need grow no annual rings.
      Clifton Fadiman

  28. An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't. It's knowing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it's knowing how to use the information once you get it.
      William Feather

  29. You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
      Harvey Firestone

  30. A great obstacle to happiness is to expect too much happiness.

  31. There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.
      Henry Ford

  32. You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do.
      Henry Ford

  33. If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
      Anatole France

  34. Anger is never without a reason but seldom a good one.
      Benjamin Franklin

  35. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
      Benjamin Franklin

  36. Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.
      Benjamin Franklin

  37. Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few.
      Benjamin Franklin

  38. Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
      Benjamin Franklin

  39. Creditors have better memories than debtors.
      Benjamin Franklin

  40. Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
      Robert Frost

  41. In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
      Robert Frost

  42. Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.
      Thomas Fuller

  43. He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.
      Thomas Fuller

  44. Better hazard once than always be in fear.
      Thomas Fuller

  45. There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
      Buckminster Fuller

  46. Dare to be naive.
      Buckminster Fuller

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  47. The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
      Ibn Gabirol

  48. You cannot teach a man anything.; you can only help him to find it for himself.
      Galileo Galilei

  49. The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

  50. Consciously or unconsciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger, and will make, not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.

  51. Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.
      Jose Ortega y Gasset

  52. Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the
    Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown.
      Charles de Gaulle

  53. I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
      Edward Gibbon

  54. To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
      Kahlil Gibran

  55. Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
      Kahlil Gibran

  56. The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose.
      Kahlil Gibran

  57. I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
      Kahlil Gibran

  58. Whatever you can do, or believe you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  59. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  60. Nothing is as terrible to see as ignorance in action.
      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  61. Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  62. Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people. Nor for others, easier.
      Baltasar Gracian

  63. There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
      Grahm Greene, from The Power and the Glory

  64. When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.
      Harold Geneen

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  65. My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
      J. B. S. Haldane [essay, 'Possible Worlds', 1927]

  66. Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, the neglected opportunity.
      Omar Idn Al-Halif

  67. No one can be right all of the time, but it helps to be right most of the time.
      Robert Half

  68. War makes rattling good history; but peace makes poor reading.
      Thomas Hardy ['The Dynasts', 1904]

  69. Half the failures of this world arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
      Augustus Hare

  70. The greatest truths are the simplest.
      A.W. Hare

  71. The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
      L. P. Hartley ['The Go-Between', 1953]

  72. The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
      William Hazlitt

  73. Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.
      J.E. Hedges

  74. We learn from history that we do not learn from history.
      Georg Wilhelm F. Hegel

  75. Experience is a good school but the fees are high.
      Heinrich Heine

  76. An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and who manages to avoid them.
      William Heisenberg ['Der Teil und das Ganze', 1969]

  77. If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is a part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
      Hermann Hesse ['Demian', 1919]

  78. If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it . . . write it in the sand near the water's edge.
      Napoleon Hill

  79. Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life.
      Burton Hills

  80. True and False are attributes of speech, not of things. And where speech is not, there is neither Truth nor Falsehood.
      Thoms Hobbes ['Leviathan', 1651]

  81. As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.
      Ben Hogan

  82. The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the centre of each and every town or city.
      Oliver Wendell Holmes ['The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table',1858]

  83. Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
      Oliver Wendell Holmes

  84. The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.
      Oliver Wendell Holmes

  85. You can drive Nature out with a pitchfory, yet she'll be constantly running back.
      Horace ['Epistles']

  86. A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
      Edgar Watson Howe

  87. Every man should have a college education in order to show him how little the thing is really worth.
      Elbert Hubbard

  88. Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
      Elbert Hubbard

  89. Never explain. Your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway.
      Elbert Hubbard

  90. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one one extrordinary man.
      Elbert Hubbard

  91. A man is not paid for having a head and hands, but for using them.
      Elbert Hubbard

  92. Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
      Elbert Hubbard

  93. He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
      Raymond Hull

  94. Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It merely exists in the mind which contemplates them.
      David Hume [1757]

  95. Wisdom denotes denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.
      Francis Hutcheson [1725]

  96. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
      Aldous Huxley ['Do What You Will', 1929]

  97. Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
      Aldous Huxley ['Point Counter Point', 1928]

  98. 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.
      Thomas H. Huxley

  99. I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything.
      Thomas H. Huxley [1900]

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  100. You should never have your best trousers on when you go to fight for frrdom and truth.
      Henrik Ibsen ['An Enemy of the People', 1882]

  101. Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
      Robert Ingersoll

  102. In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments--there are consequences.
      Robert Ingersoll ['Some Reasons Why', 1881]

  103. A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
      Washington Irving ['The Sketch Book', 1820]

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  104. Your children need your presence more than your presents.
      Jesse Jackson

  105. Cats and monkeys--monkeys and cats--all human life is there.
      Henry James ['The Madonna of the Future', 1879]

  106. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
      William James ['Principles of Psychology', 1890]

  107. There is no worse lie than a truth misunderstood by those who hear it.
      William James ['Varieties of Religious Experience', 1902]

  108. When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
      Thomas Jefferson [letter,1807]

  109. I steer my bark with hope in the head, leaving fear astern. My hopes indeed sometimes fail, but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.
      Thomas Jefferson [1816]

  110. It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
      Jerome K. Jerome ['Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow', 1886]

  111. Example is always more effacious than precept.
      Samuel Johnson [letter, 1859]

  112. Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
      Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1784]

  113. Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet with a package you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
      Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1773]

  114. Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.
      Samuel Johnson ['Boswell's Life of', 1777]

  115. What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
      Samuel Johnson [Seward's 'Biographia', 1799]

  116. Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen.

  117. Calumnies are answered best with silence.
      BenJonson ['Volpone', 1605]

  118. The world steps aside to let any man pass if he knows where he is going.
      David S. Jordan

  119. The evening of a well spent life brings its lamps with it.
      Joseph Joubert

  120. Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, 'Something is out of tune.'
      Carl Jung

  121. Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
      Carl Jung ['Memories, Dreams, Reflections', 1962]

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