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Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
I believe in rules. Sure I do. If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?
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 is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
It is salutary to train oneself to be no more affected by censure than by praise.
W. Somerset Maugham
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
I am sure it is one's duty as a teacher to try to show boys that no opinions, no tastes, no emotions are worth much unless they are one's own. I suffered acutely as a boy from the lack of being shown this.
A. C. Benson
The relentless pressures of the so-called marketplace have distorted all our culture industries.
Mark Crispin Miller
There is probably an element of malice in our readiness to overestimate people - we are, as it were, laying up for ourselves the pleasure of later cutting them down to size.
Forget words like 'hard sell' and 'soft sell.' That will only confuse you. Just be sure your advertising is saying something with substance, something that will inform and serve the consumer, and be sure you're saying it like it's never been said before.
The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply.
Christ would be a national advertiser today, I am sure, as He was a great advertiser in His own day. He thought of His life as business.
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours.
I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means.
Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
You may be sure that the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination.
Charles de Gaulle
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