dkeviv - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Ones' ego only fools its' architect]]> <![CDATA[The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.]]> <![CDATA[Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.]]> <![CDATA[Better see rightly on a pound a week than squint on a million.]]> <![CDATA[I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.]]> <![CDATA[Property is organized robbery.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing is ever accomplished by a reasonable man.]]> <![CDATA[Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.]]> <![CDATA[He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.]]> <![CDATA[All great truths begin as blasphemies.]]> <![CDATA[Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.]]> <![CDATA[The worst sin... is... to be indifferent.]]> <![CDATA[Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.]]> <![CDATA[You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself.]]> <![CDATA[You are the only one thinking in your mind..]]> <![CDATA[The intelligence of fear rationalizes cowardice and deceit..]]> <![CDATA[One man's folly is often another man's wife.]]> <![CDATA[In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.]]> <![CDATA[People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.]]> <![CDATA[Failure is success if we learn from it.]]> <![CDATA[As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.]]> <![CDATA[Build a system that even a fool can use, and only a fool will want to use it.]]> <![CDATA[Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.]]> <![CDATA[The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.]]> <![CDATA[The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.]]> <![CDATA[When I was a young man I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. I didn't want to be a failure, so I did ten times more work.]]> <![CDATA[Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.]]> <![CDATA[Everybody likes a compliment.]]> <![CDATA[I praise loudly, I blame softly.]]> <![CDATA[The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.]]> <![CDATA[To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.]]> <![CDATA[If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.]]> <![CDATA[By persistently remaining single, a man converts himself into a permanent public temptation. Men should be more careful.]]> <![CDATA[To make men Socialists is nothing, but to make Socialism human is a great thing.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.]]> <![CDATA[The truth is rarely pure, and never simple]]> <![CDATA[If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading at all.]]> <![CDATA[If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.]]> <![CDATA[Wanting to work is so rare a merit that it should be encouraged.]]> <![CDATA[If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?]]> <![CDATA[When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.]]> <![CDATA[I don't like that man. I'm going to have to get to know him better.]]> <![CDATA[Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?]]> <![CDATA[The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.]]> <![CDATA[Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.]]> <![CDATA[God must love the common man, he made so many of them.]]> <![CDATA[I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.]]> <![CDATA[Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.]]> <![CDATA[My father taught me to work, but he did not teach me to love it.]]> <![CDATA[Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to.]]> <![CDATA[Wealth unused might as well not exist.]]> <![CDATA[I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell -- you see, I have friends in both places.]]> <![CDATA[Never do wrong when people are looking.]]> <![CDATA[Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.]]> <![CDATA[I do not like work even when someone else does it.]]> <![CDATA[Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.]]> <![CDATA[Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.]]> <![CDATA[I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.]]> <![CDATA[I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.]]> <![CDATA[The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.]]> <![CDATA[Faith is believing what you know ain't so.]]> <![CDATA[Familiarity breeds contempt; and children.]]> <![CDATA[I was young and foolish then; now I am old and foolisher.]]> <![CDATA[Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.]]> <![CDATA[Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. The conviction of the rich that the poor are happier is no more foolish than the conviction of the poor that the rich are.]]> <![CDATA[Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.]]> <![CDATA[Methuselah lived to be 969 years old . You boys and girls will see more in the next fifty years than Methuselah saw in his whole lifetime.]]> <![CDATA[Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.]]> <![CDATA[Little by little does the trick.]]> <![CDATA[Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.]]> <![CDATA[To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.]]> <![CDATA[The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.]]> <![CDATA[It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.]]> <![CDATA[There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.]]> <![CDATA[To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.]]> <![CDATA[The only way around is through.]]> <![CDATA[For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is.]]> <![CDATA[There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.]]> <![CDATA[Please all, and you will please none.]]> <![CDATA[Fools take to themselves the respect that is given to their office.]]> <![CDATA[Golf is a good walk spoiled.]]> <![CDATA[Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.]]> <![CDATA[The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man that can not read them.]]> <![CDATA[Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.]]> <![CDATA[The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.]]> <![CDATA[I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.]]> <![CDATA[Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.]]> <![CDATA[Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.]]> <![CDATA[No real gentleman will tell the naked truth in the presence of ladies.]]> <![CDATA[Be virtuous and you will be eccentric.]]> <![CDATA[There are no people who are quite so vulgar as the over-refined.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes.]]> <![CDATA[Wit and Humor -- if any difference, it is in duration -- lightning and electric light. Same material, apparently; but one is vivid, and can do damage -- the other fools along and enjoys elaboration.]]> <![CDATA[My books are water; those of the great geniuses are wine -- everybody drinks water.]]> <![CDATA[All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then Success is sure.]]> <![CDATA[To stop smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know; I've done it a thousand times.]]> <![CDATA[Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.]]> <![CDATA[The way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.]]> <![CDATA[Such is the human race. Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.]]> <![CDATA[The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.]]> <![CDATA[Between us, we cover all knowledge; he knows all that can be known and I know the rest.]]> <![CDATA[It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.]]> <![CDATA[The man with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.]]> <![CDATA[A banker is a fellow who lends his umbrella when the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it begins to rain.]]> <![CDATA[Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.]]> <![CDATA[Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.]]> <![CDATA[The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.]]>