Quotes

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
William James

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.
Douglas Adams (Last Chance to See)

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.
F. P. Jones

An empty man is full of himself.

Truth is always the enemy of power. And power the enemy of truth.

The more corrupt a society, the more numerous its laws.

Of all forms of caution, caution in love is the most fatal.

When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Italian proverb

No one can make you feel inferior without your permission.
Eleanor Roosevelt

When the situation is desperate, it is too late to be serious. Be playful.

The porcupine with the sharpest quills gets stuck on a tree more often.

True merit is like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.
Lord Halifax

Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.
Victor Hugo

Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
Machiavelli

What a person believes is not as important as how a person believes.
Timothy Virkkala

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balanceaccounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, giveorders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly.
Specialization is for insects.
Robert A. Heinlein (The Notebook of Lazarus Long)

An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way.

Dear Lady be cautious of Cupid
List well to the lines of this verse
To be kissed by a fool is stupid
To be fooled by a kiss is worse.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
Ambrose Redmoon

Man forgives woman anything save the wit to outwit him.
Minna Antim

Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple.
Charles Mingus

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
Hodding Carter

Learn as though you would never be able to master it; Hold it as though you would be in fear of losing it.
Confucius

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck

When you teach your son, you teach your son's son.
The Talmund

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