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The fear of being wrong is the prime inhibitor of the creative process.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
I dream of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts!
Things are not to be judged good or bad merely because the public think so.
Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Most smiles are started by another smile.
The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be.
Real love stories never have endings.
Competing in sports has taught me that if I'm not willing to give 120 percent, somebody else will.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
Are the ones who do.
When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.
Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are.
In every adversity there lies the seed of an equivalent advantage. In every defeat is a lesson showing you how to win the victory next time.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat.
Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve.
Science is but an image of the truth.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
The highest result of education is tolerance.
The only difference between a good shot and a bad shot is if it goes in or not.
I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes -- and six months later you have to start all over again.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
Meetings are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
Meetings are a great trap. Soon you find yourself trying to get agreement and then the people who disagree come to think they have a right to be persuaded. However, they are indispensable when you don't want to do anything.
Whoever invented the meeting must have had Hollywood in mind. I think they should consider giving Oscars for meetings: Best Meeting of the Year, Best Supporting Meeting, Best Meeting Based on Material from Another Meeting.
Patience makes a woman beautiful in middle age.
Experience is a private, and a very largely speechless affair.
Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own.
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter.
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
To me, fair friend, you never can be old. For as you were when first your eye I eyed. Such seems your beauty still.
I have not failed. I've just found 10, 000 ways that won't work.
The good life is one inspired by life and guided by knowledge.
Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.
Happiness is not best achieved by those who seek it directly.
Freedom comes only to those who no longer ask of life that it shall yield them any of those personal goods that are subject to the mutations of time.
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.
The significance of a man is not in what he attains, but rather what he longs to attain.
When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
Work eight hours and sleep eight hours and make sure that they are not the same hours.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in.
I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them.
Nothing . . . will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
Whenever I have to choose between two evils, I always like to try the one I haven't tried before.
It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
A dictatorship is a country where they have taken the politics out of the politics.
Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in masquerade.
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy.
Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know how to lie well.
If we hope for what we are not likely to possess, we act and think in vain, and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
Be careful: they have arms, and no alternatives.
There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first.
He who does not hope to win has already lost.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
If you find a good solution and become attached to it, the solution may become your next problem.
Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
We will either find a way, or make one.
Science knows only one commandment -- contribute to science.
No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought - particularly for people who can never remember where they left things.
That is the essence of science: ask an impertinent question, and you are on the way to a pertinent answer.
A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
All the people like us are We, and everyone else is They.
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.
How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
To desire is to obtain; to aspire is to achieve.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself.
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor.
Wall Street traders that disdained the need for government regulation in good times, insisted on being rescued by government in bad times. Success was individual achievement, failure was a social problem.
Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
Anyone can do any amount of work, provided it isn't the work he is supposed to be doing at the moment.
What is work and what is not work are questions that perplex the wisest of men.
After all, it is hard to master both life and work equally well. So if you are bound to fake one of them, it had better be life.
Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Every noble work is at first impossible.
If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say with confidence that he is a good man.
A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.
Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.
There's nothing wrong with anger provided you use it constructively.
How like a winter hath my absence been. From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year! What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen, What old December's bareness everywhere!
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.
Victories that are easy are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting.
Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.
The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.
Men talk as if victory were something fortunate. Work is victory.
Victory becomes, to some degree, a state of mind. Knowing ourselves superior to the anxieties, troubles, and worries which obsess us, we are superior to them.
Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
We are given one life, and the decision is our whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind or whether to act and, in acting, to live.
The enemy of the conventional wisdom is not ideas but the march of events.
In any great organization it is far, far safer to be wrong with the majority than to be right alone.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Art is not to be taught in Academies. It is what one looks at, not what one listens to, that makes the artist. The real schools should be the streets.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
I can believe anything provided it is incredible.
One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
I have great faith in fools; My friends call it self-confidence.
I am more important than my problems.
Take no thought for tomorrow; for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. [Matthew 6:34]
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
I wasted time, and now time doth waste me.
It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.

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