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For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants.
Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.
Things are not always what they seem; the first appearance deceives many; the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden.
A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell!
If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.
There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
In true education, anything that comes to our hand is as good as a book: the prank of a page- boy, the blunder of a servant, a bit of table talk -- they are all part of the curriculum.
There is no pleasure to me without communication: there is not so much as a sprightly thought comes into my mind that it does not grieve me to have produced alone, and that I have no one to tell it to.
Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.
Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm, and yet will make Gods by dozens.
Although this may seem a paradox, all exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. When a man tells you that he knows the exact truth about anything, you are safe in inferring that he is an inexact man.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.

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