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Favorite Quotes ...

Here are some quotations I really like. Enjoy.

Leonardo da Vinci

“Art is never finished, only abandoned.”

Leonardo Da Vinci
Plato

“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”

Plato
Wild Wild West

“It’s always darkest just before it goes completely black.”

Wild Wild West, TV Show
Napoleon Bonaparte

“People who do not want to feed their army will soon be forced to feed someone else’s.”

Napoleon Bonaparte
Abraham Lincoln

“No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.”

Abraham Lincoln
Mark Twain

“I am sorry for the long letter but I didn’t have time to write a short one.”

Mark Twain
John D. Rockefeller

“I would rather earn 1% of 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own efforts.”

John D. Rockefeller
Robert Hanlon

“Never attribute to malice what is adequately explained by stupidity.”

Robert J. Hanlon
Mark Twain

“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.”

Mark Twain
Ennius

“The victor is not victorious if the vanquished does not consider himself so.”

Ennius
Kublai Khan

“Men and women sleep on the same pillow, but have different dreams.”

Mongolian Wisdom
Albert Einstein

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

Albert Einstein
John Maynard Keynes

“Markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent.”

John Maynard Keynes
Ayn Rand

“Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”

Ayn Rand
Kublai Khan

“The winner has many friends, the loser has good friends.”

Mongolian Wisdom
Kublai Khan

“He who drinks dies; he who does not drink, dies as well.”

Mongolian Wisdom
Oliver Cromwell

“A man never goes so far as when he does not know whither he is going.”

Oliver Cromwell
Bear Bryant

“It’s not the will to win that matters, . . . It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.”

Paul “Bear” Bryant
Epictetus

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”

Epictetus
J.W. Goethe

“Everyone hears only what he understands.”

J.W. Goethe
Isaac Newton

“The best and free medicine is hunger.”

Isaac Newton
Cocktail The Movie

“Relationships always end badly, or they wouldn’t end.”

Brian Flanagan, Cocktail the Movie
Voltaire

“If a lady says “no”, it means “maybe”, if she says “maybe” it means “yes” if she says “yes”, it’s not a lady.”

Voltaire
Woody Allen

“Tradition is the illusion of permanence.”

Woody Allen
Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt
Jacques Rueff

“Inflation consists of subsidizing expenditures that give no returns with money that does not exist.”

Jacques Rueff
Friedrich Nietzsche

“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”

Friedrich Nietzsche
Mike Tyson

“Everybody’s got plans… until they get hit in the face.”

Mike Tyson
Henry Ford

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

Henry Ford
Leonardo da Vinci

“Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.”

Leonardo Da Vinci
Eleanor Roosevelt

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt
Earl Nightingale

“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal.”

Earl Nightingale
Epictetus

“If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.”

Epictetus
Henry Ford

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”

Henry Ford
Arthur Schopenhauer

“Directly after copulation, the devil’s laughter is heard.”

Arthur Schopenhauer
Mark Twain

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”

Mark Twain
Jordan Peterson

“To call the progress of the West a “Tyrannical Patriarchy” is indicative of a deep-seated resentment and a historical ignorance that’s so profound that it’s indistinguishable from willful blindness.”

Jordan Peterson
Ambrose Bierce

“Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.”

Ambrose Bierce
J.W. Goethe

“Receive without pride. Let go without attachment.”

J.W. Goethe
Confucious

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

Confucius
Jean de la Bruyere

“If poverty is the mother of all crimes, lack of intelligence is their father.”

Jean de La Bruyere
Dwight Eisenhower

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do what you want them to because he or she wants to do it.”

Dwight Eisenhower
Albert Einstein

“Weak people revenge. Strong people forgive. Intelligent people ignore.”

Albert Einstein
Aristotle

“A friend to all is a friend to none.”

Aristotle
Miles Davis

“The great tragedy of life is not that you don’t get everything you want; it’s that you get everything and there is no time left to enjoy it.”

Miles Davis
Andrew Carnegie

“Put all your eggs in one basket, then watch that basket.”

Andrew Carnegie
Rodger Ebert

“Nothing creates fascists like the threat of freedom.”

Rodger Ebert
Marcus Aurelius

“You don’t have to have an opinion about that.”

Marcus Aurelius
Rudyard Kipling

“He travels the fastest who travels alone.”

Rudyard Kipling
Confucious

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

Confucius
John D. Rockefeller

“I would rather hire a man with enthusiasm, than a man who knows everything.”

John D. Rockefeller
J.W. Goethe

“Nothing shows a man’s character more than what he laughs at.”

J.W. Goethe
Robert Ringer

“No matter how many friends you have in life, we all go down one to a box.”

Robert Ringer
Shakespeare

“Life is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, and signifying nothing.”

Shakespeare – McBeth
Henry Ford

“Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.”

Henry Ford
Kublai Khan

“The supreme treasure is knowledge, the middle treasure is children, and the lowest treasure is material wealth.”

Mongolian Wisdom
Henry Ford

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”

Henry Ford
Earl Nightingale

“We become what we think about.”

Earl Nightingale
Plato

“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”

Plato
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”

Martin Luther King, Jr
Andrew Klavan

“Ideology is often an escape from personal failure.”

Andrew Klavan
Rumi

“Yesterday I was clever and tried to change the world; Today I am wise and try to change myself.”

Rumi
John Howe

“What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.”

John Howe
Leonardo da Vinci

“A poet knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”

Leonardo Da Vinci
Woody Allen

“We all fear death and question our place in the universe, the artist’s job is not to succumb to despair, but to find an antidote for the emptiness of existence.”

Woody Allen
Herb Stein

“If something can’t go on forever, it will stop.”

Herb Stein – Economist
Bull Durham Movie

“The world was made for people who aren’t cursed with self-awareness.”

Bull Durham the Movie
Henry Ford

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.”

Henry Ford
Jerry Rice

“Do today what others won’t and achieve tomorrow what others can’t.”

Jerry Rice
Confucious

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.”

Confucius
Dr. Farrah Gray

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

Farrah Gray
Voltaire

“Perfect is the enemy of good.”

Voltaire
basil

“You can’t get out of the way of what you don’t see coming.”

Basil Beighey
Plato

“Drunkenness does not give rise to vices, it reveals them.”

Plato
Plato

“One of the penalties of refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.”

Plato
Epictetus

“How terrible is wisdom, when it brings no profit to the man that’s wise.”

Sophocles
Unknown

“Women are the gatekeepers of sex, but men are the gatekeepers of commitment.”

Unknown
Andrew Carnegie

“The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.”

Andrew Carnegie
Bertrand Russell

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people are full of doubts.”

Bertrand Russell
Napoleon Bonaparte

“The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.”

Napoleon Bonaparte
Confucious

“Attack the evil that is within yourself, rather than attacking the evil that is in others.”

Confucius
Plato

“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”

Plato
Upton Sinclair

“It’s difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary is based on not understanding it.”

Upton Sinclair
Epictetus

“Anyone who can make you angry becomes your master.”

Epictetus
Thomas Jefferson

“There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequal people.”

Thomas Jefferson
Oscar Wilde

“Nowadays, people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

Oscar Wilde
Mark Twain

“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”

Mark Twain
Kevin Benson

“All roads lead to the cemetery.”

Kevin Benson
Benjamin Franklin

“Some people die at 25 and aren’t buried until 75.”

Benjamin Franklin
Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time.”

Jean-Michel Basquiat
John D. Rockefeller

“Get rich by taking something common and making it uncommon.”

John D. Rockefeller
Oscar Wilde

“Give a man a mask, and he will show you his true face.”

Oscar Wilde
Thomas Edison

“Most people don’t recognize opportunity because it comes dressed in overalls and looks a lot like work.”

Thomas Edison
Napoleon Bonaparte

“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”

Napoleon Bonaparte
J.W. Goethe

“You can easily judge a man’s character by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”

J.W. Goethe
Henry Ford

“Nothing is particularly hard if you divided it into small jobs.”

Henry Ford
Robert Green

“Emotions are the grandchildren of judgments.”

Robert Green
A.A. Milne

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.”

A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Plato

“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”

Plato
H.L. Mencken

“Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods”

H. L. Mencken