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Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.

I worked myself up from nothing to extreme poverty.
I was a freethinker before I knew how to think.
I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveler of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead -- ahead of myself as well as you.
The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.
The pen is mightier than the sword, but no match for the accountant.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.
I am not concerned that you have fallen -- I am concerned that you arise.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. We here highly resolve that the dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
A jury too often has at least one member more ready to hang the panel than to hang the traitor.
It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance.
To know is nothing at all; to imagine is everything.
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world.
I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe.
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
According to this conception, the sole function of education was to open the way to thinking and knowing, and the school, as the outstanding organ for the people's education, must serve that end exclusively.
It is our American habit if we find the foundations of our educational structure unsatisfactory to add another story or wing. We find it easier to add a new study or course or kind of school than to recognize existing conditions so as to meet the need. strangled the holy curious of inquiry. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.
With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.
If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?
When I hear a man preach, I like to see him act as if he were fighting bees.
The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend.
If elected I shall be thankful; if not, it will be all the same.
How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.
You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time.
If you commit a crime, you're guilty.
It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.
Every man over forty is responsible for his face.
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us dare to do our duty as we understand it.
God must love the common man, he made so many of them.
I can make a General in five minutes but a good horse is hard to replace.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
I fear explanations explanatory of things explained.
Tell me what brand of whiskey that Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel of it to my other generals.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.
Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
If it's not growing, it's going to die.

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