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We are all born originals -- why is it so many of us die copies?

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. 

--Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862)

Men have become the tools of their tools. 

--Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862)

Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.

--Thomas H. Huxley

Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.

--Margaret Mead

We are all born originals -- why is it so many of us die copies? 

--Edward Young, poet (1683-1765)

To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart- -and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love. 

--Karl Viktor von Bonstetten, author (1745-1832)

The worst error of all is to suppose that capitalism is simply an economic system.

--Frenand Braudel

All persons, living or dead, are purely coincidental.

--Kurt Vonnegut

Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.

--Henry Kissinger

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. 

--Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and aviator (1900-1945)

A multitude of laws in a country is like a great number of physicians, a sign of weakness and malady. 

--Voltaire (1694-1778)

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.

--Michael Pollan, author, journalism professor (b. 1955)

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

--Mae West

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

--Mohandas Gandhi

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.

--Otto von Bismarck

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

--Thomas A. Edison

Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides. 

--Rita Mae Brown, writer (1944- )

Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. 

--Charles Dickens, (1812-1870)

He who sacrifices his conscience to ambition burns a picture to obtain the ashes. 

--Chinese Proverb

Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.

--John Milton, poet (1608-1674)

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. 

-John Ruskin, (1819-1900)

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.

--Arnold H. Glasow

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it. 

--J. Bronowski [The Ascent of Man]

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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