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Gather ye rose-buds while ye may, old Time is still a-flying: And this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying.

Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce.
Conservative. A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from a Liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
A conservative sees a man drowning 50 feet from shore, throws him a 25 foot long rope, and tells him to swim to it. A liberal throws him a rope 50 feet long, then drops his end and goes off to perform another good deed.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
The only way around is through.
If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
We need to teach the highly educated man that it is not a disgrace to fail and that he must analyze every failure to find its cause. He must learn how to fail intelligently, for failing is one of the greatest arts in the world.
We often say that the biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee to fail intelligently... to experiment over and over again and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.
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.
There will always be a frontier where there is an open mind and a willing hand.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
In America we can say what we think, and even if we can't think, we can say it anyhow.
People are very open-minded about new things. As long as they are exactly like the old ones.
There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
A person must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.
The only thing chicken about Israel is their soup.
Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments.
Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
If you see the bandwagon you've missed it.
The difference between life and the movies is that a script has to make sense, and life doesn't.
But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.
The noblest search is the search for excellence.
There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not.
Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.
One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has enemies.
Don't get mad, get even.
Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.
Some men see things as they are and say, Why? I of dream things that never were, and say, Why not?
While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours.
Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?
Whenever you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship.
Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, On the one hand on the other.
It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose your own.
A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep - pain that cannot forget; Falls drop by drop upon the heart, And in our own despite, against our will, Comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.

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