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If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking 'Do you want fries with that?'
Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.
One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
A. C. Benson
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort.
Many a man is praised for his reserve and so-called shyness when he is simply too proud to risk making a fool of himself.
J. B. Priestley
A scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.
H. L. Mencken
The most important thing about a TV set is to get it back against something and not out in the middle of a room where it's like a somber fellow making electronic judgments on you.
Bruce Jay Friedman
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.
A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington
Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority - literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political.
Marriage, n: the state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.
Don't handicap your children by making their lives easy.
Robert A. Heinlein
An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.
I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live.
Louis D. Brandeis
Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Henry David Thoreau
We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make any big ones.
The opera always loses money. That's as it should be. Opera has no business making money.
Hack fiction exploits curiosity without really satisfying it or making connections between it and anything else in the world.
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