Selected Best Famous Quotes English


  • 1. It’s no!t that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
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  • 2. Eighty percent of success is showing up.
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  • 3. I respect fa!ith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
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  • 4. The greatest o!bstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
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  • 5. The pessimist co!mplains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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  • 6. If you don’t mak!e mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
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  • 7. You can never get !enough of what you don’t really need.
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  • 8. Insanity: doing the sam!e thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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  • 9. Do not confuse motio!n and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
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  • 10. I don’t know the k!ey to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
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  • 11. Tomorrow is often t!he busiest day of the week.
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  • 12. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
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  • 13. There is a great! differenc!e between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.
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  • 14. It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.
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  • 15. I hear: I forget I see: !I remember  I do: I understand
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  • 16. Discipline is just choosi!ng between what you want now and what you want most.
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  • 17. The very best thing yo!u can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.
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  • 18. Good judgment comes fro!m experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
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  • 19. When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
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  • 20. Success consists of goi!ng from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
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  • 21. If it weren’t for my lawyer, I’d still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging.
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  • 22. Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
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  • 23. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
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  • 24. The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.
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  • 25. You know you’re getting old when you stop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.
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  • 26. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.
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  • 27. Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.
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  • 28. Somewhere on th!is globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
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  • 29. Quidquid latine! dictum sit, altum sonatur. (Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)
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  • 30. The most remar!kable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
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  • 31. The tooth fairy! teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.
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  • 32. My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.
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  • 33. I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.
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  • 34. I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.
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  • 35. If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
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  • 36. If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect.
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  • 37. When I read about t!he evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
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  • 38. The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.
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  • 39. Hofstadter’s L!aw: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.
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  • 40. Honest criticis!m is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
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  • 41. Education is wha!t remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
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  • 42. Millions long for i!mmortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
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  • 43. Computers are usel!ess. They can only give you answers.
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  • 44. A genius! For 37 years I’ve practised fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!
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  • 45. There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
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  • 46. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
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  • 47. The little I know I owe to my ignorance.
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  • 48. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
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  • 49. In God we trust; all others bring data.
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  • 50. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
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  • 51. Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.
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  • 52. My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
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  • 53. Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior.
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  • 54. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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  • 55. In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
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  • 56. The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
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  • 57. Before you go and criticize the younger generation, just remember who raised them.
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  • 58. Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
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  • 59. It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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