Wise Quotes

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    Well, I’ve worried some about, you know, why write books … why are we teaching people to write books when presidents and senators do not read them, and generals do not read them. And it’s been the university experience that taught me that there is a very good reason, that you catch people before they become generals and presidents and so forth and you poison their minds with … humanity, and however you want to poison their minds, it’s presumably to encourage them to make a better world.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    I used to think that science would save us, and science certainly tried. But we can’t stand any more tremendous explosions, either for or against democracy. We would be a lot safer if the Government would take its money out of science and put it into astrology and the reading of palms.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little.

    Pope John XXIII
     



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    There shouldn’t be a conflict between good things and commercial success. There’s often a belief that if it sells, it must be bad, or if it sells, it must be good. Neither of those is true.

    Alain de Botton
     



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    The wise person acts without effort and teaches by quiet example. He accepts things as they come, creates without possessing, nourishes without demanding, accomplishes without taking credit. Because he constantly forgets himself, he is never forgotten.

    Tao Te Ching
     



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    Decorate yourself from the inside out.

    Andrei Turnhollow
     



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    If you’re not a good cook, and I’m not, make an oven dish. They’re easy. I recommend a codfish casserole.

    David Byrne
     



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    I learned to delegate from a young age. Actually removing myself from the office has helped me look for the next big venture. I try to exercise every day. Manage the BlackBerry, don’t let it manage you. The key is to do it in bursts and not to let it dominate your day. Speak to people – I do get a lot of emails every day and try to answer as many as I can; but I also believe that you need to speak to people. It can save you and them a lot of time. And write it down – I carry notebooks wherever I go to jot down thoughts and notes. You can’t beat pen and paper.

    ~ Richard Branson

     



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    We study hard in high school to get admitted to a top college to get into grad school to get a good job to get into the nursing home of our choice.

    Robert Sapolsky
     



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    Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out

    Robert Collier
     



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    Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

    Abraham Lincoln
     



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    Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.

    Tad Williams
     



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    The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small

    Witter Bynner, The Way of Life According to Lao Tzu
     



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    The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.

    Thomas Edison
     



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    Baseball players say they don’t have to look to see if they hit a home run, they can feel it.

    ~ Aaron Sorkin

     






               

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