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The following quotations were randomly selected from the collections selected below .
- An undefined problem has an infinite number of solutions.
- Robert A. Humphrey
- An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
- Alfred A. Knopf
- It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man.
- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
- All power corrupts, but we need the electricity.
- Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking.
- John Maynard Keynes (1883 - 1946)
- You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much.
- Tove Jansson, Tales from Moominvalley, 1963
- If God lived on earth, people would break his windows.
- Jewish Proverb
- The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know.
- Rebecca Beard
- If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
- It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
- Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955), 'Treasury for the Free World,' 1946
- The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
- Susan Sontag (1933 - 2004), New York Review of Books 18 Apr. 1974
- The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
- Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650), 'Le Discours de la Methode,' 1637
- She is a friend of my mind... The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.
- Toni Morrison (1931 - )
- Painting in watercolor is like walking a tight-rope; one must achieve a perfect balance between what the paint wants to do and what the artist wants to do, or all is lost.
- Mary C. Taylor, Watercolor Bold and Free
- A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.
- Evan Esar (1899 - 1995)
- Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?
- Edgar Bergen (1903 - 1978), (Charlie McCarthy)
- Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)
- Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job.
- Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885)
- Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
- Paul Gauguin (1848 - 1903)
- In a country as big as the United States, you can find fifty examples of anything.
- Jeffery F. Chamberlain