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"Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure. "
- Oliver Herford (1863-1935)


"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it. "
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966)

"This book fills a much-needed gap. "
- Moses Hadas (1900-1966) in a review

"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it. "
- Groucho Marx (1895-1977)


"Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. "
- Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)


"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. "
- Gail Godwin


"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all."

- Socrates (470?-399 BC)


I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think."

- Socrates (470?-399 BC)


“The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn.”

- Alvin Toffler


"When ideas fail, words come in very handy. "
- Goethe (1749-1832)


"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)


"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is. "
- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut


"It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. "
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)


"I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all."

- Ogden Nash (1902-71)


“It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.”

- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)


"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. "
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)


"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. "
- Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)


"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. "
- Elvis Presley (1935-1977)


"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."
- Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930)


"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. "
- 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)


"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

“When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.”

- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)


“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”

Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)


“A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.”

- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. "
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)


“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”

- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)


"I don't know what kind of weapons will be used in the third world war, assuming there will be a third world war. But I can tell you what the fourth world war will be fought with -- stone clubs."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


“The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.”

- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)


“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”

- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)


When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


"The great question … which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is - What does a woman want?"

- Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)


"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)


“I think it would be a good idea.”

- Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.


“Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”

- Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)


"What do you take me for, an idiot?"
General Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970), when a journalist asked him if he was happy


"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working."
- Albert Giacometti (sculptor)


On action alone be thy interest,

Never on its fruits,

Let not the fruits of action be thy motive,

Nor be thy attachment to inaction.

- The Bhagavad Gita (250 BC - 250 AD), Chapter 2.


"The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad."
- Salvador Dali (1904-1989)


"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- Scott Adams (cartoonist, creator of Dilbert)


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

- Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)


There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept."

- Ansel Adams (1902-84)


“The Dilbert Principle: The most ineffective workers are systematically moved to the place where they can do the least damage--Management.”

- Scott Adams


“Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise -- bureaucrats.”

- Alvin Toffler


"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. "
- e e cummings (1894-1962)


"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


"Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time."
 - Margaret Bonnano


“Money is like a sixth sense without which you cannot make a complete use of the other five.”

- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), in 'Of Human Bondage', 1915.


“It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”

- W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)


- Arturo Toscanini (1867-1957) to his orchestra


"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. "
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)


“History is a set of lies agreed upon.”

- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)


"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe."
- Carl Sagan


"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."
- Paul Erdos


"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. "
- Paul Dirac (1902-1984)


I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.

- Richard Feynman


"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)


“He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.”

- Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)


"Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody."

- Benjamin Franklin (1706-90)


“Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)


“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)


"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying."

- Woody Allen (b. 1935)


"A witty saying proves nothing."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)


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