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A hammer shatters glass but forges steel. Old Russian Proverb

The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. Plato

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance! Derek Bok

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

The mind is like a parachute - it works only when it is open. Frank Zappa

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision Helen Keller

It is easy to be tolerant when you do not care Clement F. Rogers

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison

We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons. Anonymous

Down in their hearts, wise men know this truth: the only way to help yourself is to help others. Elbert Hubbard

There are decades when nothing happens, but there are weeks when decades happen Lenin

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it George Santayana

Don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination. Sam Levenson

If you think you know everything, you are correct. You know everything YOU will. Anonymous

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. Ann Landers

...some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. The Shawshank Redemption (film)

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face (an advice to a 5 year old blind child). Helen Keller

What is now proved was once only imagin'd William Blake

Without an aim, there is no system Edwards Deming

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. John Ruskin

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Francis Bacon

The art of living lies not in eliminating but in growing with troubles. Bernard M.Baruch

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in the experience. Elbert Hubbard

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. Albert Einstein

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein

The only source of knowledge is experience Albert Einstein

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. Albert Einstein

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein

We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality. Albert Einstein

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. Albert Einstein

Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who read too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. Albert Einstein

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. Albert Einstein

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. Albert Einstein

I want to know God's thoughts; the rest are details. Albert Einstein

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

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. Albert Einstein

The only real valuable thing is intuition. Albert Einstein

A person starts to live when he can live outside himself. Albert Einstein

I am convinced that He (God) does not play dice. Albert Einstein

God is subtle but he is not malicious. Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Albert Einstein

The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. Albert Einstein

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind. Albert Einstein

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from weak minds. Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. Albert Einstein

Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it. Albert Einstein

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education. Albert Einstein

God does not care about our mathematical difficulties. He integrates empirically. Albert Einstein

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. Albert Einstein

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. Albert Einstein

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible. Albert Einstein

We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school. Albert Einstein

Do not worry about your difficulties in Mathematics. I can assure you mine are still greater. Albert Einstein

Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity. Albert Einstein

If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut. Albert Einstein

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe. Albert Einstein

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. Albert Einstein

Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods. Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein

In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep. Albert Einstein

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead. Albert Einstein

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves. Albert Einstein

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them! Albert Einstein

No, this trick won't work...How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love? Albert Einstein

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein

Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever. Albert Einstein

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking...the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker. Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeeded be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death. Albert Einstein

The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge. Albert Einstein

Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. Albert Einstein

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat. Albert Einstein

One had to cram all this stuff into one's mind for the examinations, whether one liked it or not. This coercion had such a deterring effect on me that, after I had passed the final examination, I found the consideration of any scientific problems distasteful to me for an entire year. Albert Einstein

...one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought. Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder. Albert Einstein

A human being is a part of a whole, called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Albert Einstein

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton) Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement) Albert Einstein

Fascism should more appropriately be called corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power. Benito Mussolini

Every one minute you spend worrying about failing is just one minute that you have failed to prepare for your success Anonymous

Great and successful persons are always learning Anonymous

High aims form characters and great objects bring out great minds Anonymous

Hope is the dream of a waking man Anonymous

Man without God is nothing. God without man is still God Anonymous

If you didn't learn to save before you finished in high school, a vital part of your education was wasted Anonymous

In prayer you seek to become who you are meant to be Anonymous

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness Anonymous

Love is forgiving because love is for giving Anonymous

Fear is: False Evidence Appearing Real Anonymous

Life is 20 percent what happens to you and 80 percent how you react to it Anonymous

A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours Milton Berle

Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting "...holy shit...what a ride!" Anonymous

Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one. Benjamin Franklin

The graveyards are full of indispensible people Charles de Gaulle

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. Anonymous

Man saying it can't be done should not interupt man doing it? Chinese proverb

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company ... a church ... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude ... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me, and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ... we are in charge of our Attitudes. Charles Swindoll

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Stephen Leacock

The first myth of management is that it exists. Anonymous

Creativity is an attitude and ability to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary. DeWitt Jones ~ Everyday Creativity

Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him Dr. Wayne W.Dyer

The one who would have the worst position in Allah's sight on the Day of Resurrection would be a learned man who did not profit from his learning. Muhammad (Peace be upon him)

People become motivated when you guide them to the source of their own power. Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop

Don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination. Anonymous

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends Martin Luther King Jr.

Never underestimate the power of a few committed individuals to change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance. Bruce Barton

I never wear a watch, because I always know it's now - and now is when you should do it. San Francisco 49ers head coach Steve Mariucci

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak. Epictetus

If the going seems easy, you are going down the hill. Anonymous

The idea that you can take smart but inexperienced 25-year-olds who never managed anything and turn them into effective managers via two years of classroom training is ludicrous. Henry Mintzberg

The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr. Muhammad (Peace be upon him)

See also Quotes by Muhammad (PBUH)

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. Elbert Hubbard

Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people. Henry Kissinger

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. Earnest Benn

Politics is the art of postponing decisions until they are no longer relevant. Henri Queuille

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"Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting '...holy shit...what a ride!'"

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