Posts Tagged ‘Quotes’

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.

— Eleanor Roosevelt


War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.

— Ambrose Bierce


Belgium is a beautiful city.

— Donald Trump


By the time a man realizes his father was right, he has a son who thinks he is wrong.

— Charles Wadsworth

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There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

— Isaac Asimov


Do not mind anything that anyone tells you about anyone else. Judge everyone and everything for yourself.

— Henry James


Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.

— Margaret Walker


What the world needs is more geniuses with humility. There are so few of us left.

— Oscar Levant

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Quotes o’ the Day

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.

— Thomas Sowell


We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.


Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

— Amelia Earhart


Not that you lied to me, but that I no longer believe you, has shaken me.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

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It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

— Henry David Thoreau


It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.


The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.

— John Ruskin


I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

— Walt Whitman

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The final test of a gentleman is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.

— William Lyon Phelps


Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.

— Albert Einstein


You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

— Mahatma Gandhi


Righteous intransigence is not a strategy; it’s just a satisfying attitude.

— David Quammen





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The biggest human temptation is to settle for too little.

— Thomas Merton


Some people are wise, and some are otherwise.

— Tobias Smollett


Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.

— C. S. Lewis


Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

— Benjamin Disraeli

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Passion and prejudice, properly aroused and directed, would do about as well as  principle and reason in a party contest.

— Thomas Elder


Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

— Abraham Lincoln


If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot, indeed.

— Albert Einstein


Her singing reminds me of a cart coming downhill with the brakes on.

— Sir Thomas Beacham

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