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Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells
The conversational overachiever is someone whose grasp exceeds his reach. This is possible but not attractive.
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C. Clarke
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
Adlai E. Stevenson
The Sixties are now considered a historical period, just like the Roman Empire.
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends.
Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.
Confronted with the choice, the American people would choose the policeman's truncheon over the anarchist's bomb.
Spiro T. Agnew
Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak.
Michel de Montaigne
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher
Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
Marcus Tullius Cicero
When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, 'It's in the script.' If he says, 'But what's my motivation?, ' I say, 'Your salary.'
The artist belongs to his work, not the work to the artist.
I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.
William Ernest Hocking
A man must not deny his manifest abilities, for that is to evade his obligations.
It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.
We call that person who has lost his father, an orphan; and a widower that man who has lost his wife. But that man who has known the immense unhappiness of losing a friend, by what name do we call him? Here every language is silent and holds its peace in impotence.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
He who does without the praise of the crowd will not deny himself an opportunity to be his own adherent.
A man desires praise that he may be reassured, that he may be quit of his doubting of himself; he is indifferent to applause when he is confident of success.
The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed.
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