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        "When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it."- Anatole France


Quotes  & Misquotes


"People who never get carried away should be."- Malcolm Forbes







Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups." -- George Carlin





"My one regret in life is that I am not someone else."- Woody Allen 





Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance."- Will Durant 





The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."- Theodore Rubin  




Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch."- Robert Orben 




As a camel beareth labor, and heat, and hunger, and thirst, through deserts of sand, and fainteth not; so the fortitude of a man shall sustain him through all perils." -- Akhenaton



The love of economy is the root of all virtue." -- George Bernard Shaw



"Our patience will achieve more than our force." -- Edmund Burke



Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity." -- Sean O'Casey 




Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else." -- Ogden Nash



"Most women set out to change a man, and when they have changed him, they do not like him.   - Marlene Dietrich




"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." - Franklin D. Roosevelt




No-one wants advice -- only corroboration." - John Steinbeck




"An intellectual is a man who takes more words that necessary  to tell more than he knows."  - Dwight D. Eisenhower




"Wise men don't need advise. Fools don't take it."    - Benjamin Franklin




"It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly."     - Oscar Wilde.





Born free...Taxed to death"




"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."   -- Pablo Picasso



"Nuclear physics is much easier than tax law. It's rational and always works the same way."  - Jerold Rochwald




"A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's. She changes it more often."   - Oliver Herford




"I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.   - Daniel McGoorty



"I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable."   -- Eugene Forsey



"The profession of book-writing makes horseracing seem like a solid, stable business."   - John Steinbeck



"A prosperous Fool is a grievous burden." - Aeschylus



There is no ceiling on effort."  -- Harvey C. Gruehauf



Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell  your parrot to the town gossip." - Will Rogers


"Excuses are like armpits, they both stink!"    - Raychil Mishler



"So you think that money is the root of all evil. Have you ever asked what is the root of all money?" - Ayn Rand



"Every man is a damned fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit." - Elbert Hubbard



Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford



"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." -- Benjamin Franklin



Ability will never catch up with the demand for it."- Malcom S. Forbes



"Generosity lies less in giving much than in giving at the right moment."-Jean De La Bruyere



Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save." -- Will Rogers



Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." -- Donald Marquis



Learning is directly proportional to the amount of fun you are having." -- Rob Pike



"I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side -- I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts."- Bethania McKenstry



Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."- Pablo Picasso




"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." - Niels Bohr






"If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke."- Brendan Francis






"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." -- Bill Cosby





I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." -- Mark Twain





The greatest use of life is to spend it on something that will outlast it." -- William James






"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something." -- Thomas H. Huxley






There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody." - Adlai Stevenson







The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create." - Leonard I. Sweet






Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer







Never run from anything...till youíve had a good look at it. Most times itís not worth running from." -- Thomas H. Raddall







Everybody is trapped, more or less. The best thing you can hope for is to understand your trap and make terms with it, tooth by tooth." -- Robertson Davies







You can never have international peace as long as you have national poverty." -- Stephen Leacock







"It is never a sound policy to harbour a grudge nor even to resent an injury, except when inspired by sheer malice." -- Sir Wilfrid Laurier






Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right." -- Kurt Herbert Alder







He said what?!

   "This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be  seriously considered as a means of communication.
   The device is inherently of no value to us."      ~ Western Union internal memo, 1876.
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   "Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military  value."     


   ~ Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy,    Ecole Superieure de Guerre.
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   "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."   
    ~ Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.
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   "Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to  try and find oil? You're crazy."   

    ~ Drillers whom Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist  in his project to drill for oil in 1859.
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   "The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial  value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in
   particular?"    ~ David Sarnoff's associates in response to his    urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s
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   "No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris."

     ~ Orville Wright.







"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."  -- Walter Bagehot





Superstition is the religion of feeble minds." -- Edmund Burke







Consensus about the direction of the stock market is a funny thing. We can never be entirely sure of what it is until after the fact. And measuring it resembles nothing more than the old story about six blind men and an elephant, wherein each one identifies the part he touches as something different, and none identify it as an elephant. Richard Croft






People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news."- A. J. Liebling





The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues."- Elizabeth Taylor




"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




"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."        -Abraham Maslow






"Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none." -- William Shakespeare






Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius






"It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this."     -Bertrand Russell  






"You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere." -Charles F. Kettering






"There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'"        -Frederick L Collins









My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there." -- Charles F. Kettering







"It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value." -- Arthur C. Clarke







"Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten."        -B. F. Skinner






"The only paradise is paradise lost."        -Marcel Proust






People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure." -- Russell Baker






Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself." -- A. H. Weiler




When your work speaks for itself, donít interrupt."- Henry J. Kaiser



Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."- William Feather




"Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it."    -Cullen Hightower







"Education is the movement from darkness to light."- Allan Bloom







"It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought."- John Kenneth Galbraith







  "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."   ~ Albert Einstein






A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name." -- Evan Esar







"If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"        -Vince Lombardi







"Men are generally idle, and ready to satisfy themselves, and  intimidate the industry of others, by calling that impossible which is only difficult."        -Samuel Johnson






"Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple." -- Barry Switzer






Don't be afraid to take a big step. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps." - David Lloyd George






"Politics is the skilled use of blunt objects."        -Lester B. Pearson






The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it   William James






It's time to stop tiptoeing around the pool and jump into the deep end, head first. It's time to think big, want more and achieve it all!" --Mark Victor Hansen







"Never despair; but if you do, work on in despair."   -Edmund Burke   




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