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Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.

--Douglas Adams

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.

--Anatole France, (1844-1924)

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing. 

--Benjamin Franklin

I can't go back to yesterday, because I was a different person then. 

--Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. 

--Henry Ward Beecher

When you live in the shadow of insanity, the appearance of another mind that thinks and talks as yours does is something close to a blessed event. 

--R. Pirsig

What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup. 

--Boris Pasternak

The whole motivation for any performer is 'Look at me, Ma.'

--Lenny Bruce

It is a very lonely life that a man leads, who becomes aware of truths before their times.

--Thomas Brackett Reed, politician (1839-1902)

The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who are still undecided.

-- Casey Stengel,

Classic: a book people praise but don't read. 

-- Mark Twain, (1835-1910)

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. 

--John Andrew Holmes

A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882)

If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth, as that may be said to possess him.

-Francis Bacon, (1561-1626)

We should not pretend to understand the world only by the intellect.  The judgment of the intellect is only part of the truth.

--Carl Gustav Jung

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.

--Sydney J. Harris

The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.

--Albert Einstein, (1879-1955)

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer. 

--Charles Caleb Colton, (1780-1832)

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.

--John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)

Writing is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as the headlights, but you make the whole trip that way. 

--E.L. Doctorow, (1931- )

Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. 

--Elbert Hubbard

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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