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Wisdom Quotes

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1. You can do anything, but not everything.
—David Allen

2. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupry

3. The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.
—Unknown Author

4. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
—Wayne Gretzky

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

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
—Gandhi

7. When hungry, eat your rice; when tired, close your eyes. Fools may laugh at me, but wise men will know what I mean.
—Lin-Chi

8. The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
—A. A. Milne

9. To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.
—Abraham Maslow

10. We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
—Aristotle

11. A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
—Baltasar Gracian

12. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
—Basho

13. Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
—Lao-Tze

14. Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
—Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

15. What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.
—John Ruskin

16. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.
—Marcel Proust

17. Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one’s watching
—Unknown Author

18. Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.
—Virgil Garnett Thomson

19. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
—Will Rogers

20. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
—Zig Ziglar

Funny Quotes

21. Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
—John Wilmot

22. What the world needs is more geniuses with humility, there are so few of us left.
—Oscar Levant

23. Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
—Oscar Wilde

24. I’ve gone into hundreds of [fortune-teller’s parlors], and have been told thousands of things, but nobody ever told me I was a policewoman getting ready to arrest her.
—New York City detective

25. When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.
—Norm Crosby

26. Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.
—Kurt Vonnegut

27. Just the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
—Carl Sagan

28. My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
—Jean Rostand

29. Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
—Lily Tomlin

30. I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
—Richard Lewis

31. We’ve heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
—Robert Wilensky

32. If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
—Scott Adams

33. If the lessons of history teach us anything it is that nobody learns the lessons that history teaches us.
—Anon

34. When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I’m beginning to believe it.
—Clarence Darrow

35. Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.
—Cullen Hightower

36. There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.
—Cyril Connolly

37. There’s so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?
—Dick Cavett

38. All men are frauds. The only difference between them is that some admit it. I myself deny it.
—H. L. Mencken

39. I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
—Victor Hugo

40. I took a speed reading course and read ‘War and Peace’ in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
—Woody Allen

Otherwise Intelligent Quotes

41. The person who reads too much and uses his brain too little will fall into lazy habits of thinking.
—Albert Einstein

42. Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
—Andr Gide

43. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
—Aristotle

44. I’d rather live with a good question than a bad answer.
—Aryeh Frimer

45. We learn something every day, and lots of times it’s that what we learned the day before was wrong.
—Bill Vaughan

46. I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter.
—Blaise Pascal

47. Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it.
—Cale Yarborough

48. An inventor is simply a fellow who doesn’t take his education too seriously.
—Charles F. Kettering

49. Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
—Christopher Hampton

50. Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
—Cyril Connolly

51. Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
—Dame Edna Everage

52. I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.
—Edith Sitwell

53. Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.
—Ellen Goodman

54. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
—Ellen Parr

55. Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
—Erica Jong

56. Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
—Gordon R. Dickson

57. The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.
—Lily Tomlin

58. Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.
—Napoleon (Hanlon’s Razor)

59. Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
—Oscar Wilde

60. When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.
—Thomas Szasz
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Wisdom and Inspirational Quotes

1. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
—Albert Einstein

2. Eighty percent of success is showing up.
—Woody Allen

3. I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
—Wilson Mizner

4. The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
—Daniel J. Boorstin

5. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
—William Arthur Ward

6. If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
—Frank Wilczek

7. You can never get enough of what you don’t really need.
—Eric Hoffer

8. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
—Albert Einstein

9. Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
—Alfred A. Montapert

10. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
—Bill Cosby

11. Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.
—Spanish Proverb

12. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
—Oscar Wilde

13. There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.
—Harold Stephens

14. It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.
—Alfred Adler

15. I hear: I forget / I see: I remember / I do: I understand
—Chinese Proverb

16. Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
—Unknown Author

17. The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.
—Wallace Wattles

18. Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
—Barry LePatner

19. When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
—Abraham Lincoln

20. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
—Winston Churchill

Humor Quotes

21. If it weren’t for my lawyer, I’d still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging.
—Joe Martin

22. Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
—Ambrose Bierce

23. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
—Noel Coward

24. The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
—Will Rogers

25. You know you’re getting old when you stop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.
—George Burns

26. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
—Groucho Marx

27. Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.
—Groucho Marx

28. Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
—Sam Levenson

29. Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur. (Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)
—Unknown Author

30. The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
—Calvin Trillin

31. The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.
—David Richerby

32. My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.
—Garry Shandling

33. I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.
—Jack Benny

34. I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
—Lily Tomlin

35. If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
—Mel Brooks

36. If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect.
—Ted Turner

37. When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
—Henny Youngman

38. The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
—Groucho Marx

39. Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
—Douglas Hofstadter

40. Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
—Franklin P. Jones

Otherwise Interesting Quotes

41. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
—Albert Einstein

42. Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
—Susan Erz

43. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
—Pablo Picasso

44. A genius! For 37 years I’ve practised fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!
—Pablo Sarasate

45. There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
—Don Herold

46. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
—Michael Althsuler

47. The little I know I owe to my ignorance.
—Orville Mars

48. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
—George Bernard Shaw

49. In God we trust; all others bring data.
—Dr. W. Edwards Deming

50. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
—Mark Twain

51. Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
—Mark Twain

52. My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
—Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

53. Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.
—Dee Hock

54. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
—Albert Einstein

55. In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower

56. The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
—Niels Bohr

57. Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.
—Unknown Author

58. Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
—Arthur Schopenhauer

59. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
—Harry Truman

60. A conclusion is the place where you got tired thinking.
—Martin H. Fischer
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