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Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
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Plutarch (46 AD - 120 AD)
Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water.
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W. C. Fields (1880 - 1946)
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost how it feels about dogs.
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Christopher Hampton
A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
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Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)
I know not, sir, whether Bacon wrote the works of Shakespeare, but if he did not it seems to me that he missed the opportunity of his life.
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James M. Barrie (1860 - 1937)
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
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Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
In a networked world, trust is the most important currency.
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Eric Schmidt, University of Pennsylvania Commencement Address, 2009
Isn't it fascinating how long a few minutes seem when you are completely alone with not a familiar face in sight?
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Kirby Larson, Hattie Big Sky, 2006
Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
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Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
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Kurt Lewin (1890 - 1947)
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
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Baruch Spinoza (1632 - 1677)
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
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Jonathan Kozol
Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
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Kelvin Throop III
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
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Rod Serling (1924 - 1975)
We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners.
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George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950), "You Never Can Tell" (1898), act I
I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.
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Jane Austen (1775 - 1817), Mansfield Park
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
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Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931), (attributed)
Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
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Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice.
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W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), 'Of Human Bondage', 1915
The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves. The basis of optimism is sheer terror.
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Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
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MM's Cynical Quotes LM's Motivational Quotes Classic Quotes
Cole's Quotables Rand Lindsly's Quotes Poor Man's College
alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
The Devil's Dictionary Contributed Quotations

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