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 Good Quotations by Famous People:
 
"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
 
"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
 
"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake."
- Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)
 
"Don't be so humble - you are not that great."
- Golda Meir (1898-1978) to a visiting diplomat
 
"His ignorance is encyclopedic"
- Abba Eban (1915-2002)

 

"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
- General George S. Patton (1885-1945)

 

"I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better."
- A. J. Liebling (1904-1963)
 
"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."
- Soren Aabye Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
 
"Give me chastity and continence, but not yet."
- Saint Augustine (354-430)
 
"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
 
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
 
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
 
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei
 
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
- Emile Zola (1840-1902)
 
"This book fills a much-needed gap."
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review
 
"The full use of your powers along lines of excellence."
- definition of"happiness" by John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
 
"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart."
- e e cummings (1894-1962)
 
"Give me a museum and I'll fill it."
- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
 
"Assassins!"
- Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) to his orchestra

 

"I'll moider da bum."
- Heavyweight boxer Tony Galento, when asked what he thought of William Shakespeare
 
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."
- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut
 
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

 

"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."
- Rene Descartes (1596-1650), "Discours de la Methode"
 
"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
 
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
- Henry Ford (1863-1947)
 
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
- Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')
 
"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 
"Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed."
- George Burns (1896-1996)
 
"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)
 
"The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense."
- Edsgar Dijkstra
 
"C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
 
"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."
- Paul Erdos
 
"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."
- Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
 
"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
 
"But at my back I always hear Time's winged chariot hurrying near."
- Andrew Marvell (1621-1678)
 
"Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws."
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)
 
"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
 
"Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
 
"We have art to save ourselves from the truth."
- Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
 
"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
 
"I think 'Hail to the Chief' has a nice ring to it."
- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) when asked what is his favorite song
 
"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
 
"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)
 
"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."
- unknown
 
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
 
"I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters."
- Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
 
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
 
"God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)
 
"He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death."
- H. H. Munro (Saki) (1870-1916)
 
"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

 

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