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"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."
-Hannah More

"Posthumous men, like myself, are not so well understood as men who reflect their age, but they are heard with more respect. In plain English: we are never understood--hence our authority."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

"On two occasions I have been asked [by members of Parliament], 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question."
-Charles Babbage

"I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way."
-Mark Twain

"There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew."
-Marshall McLuhan

"Art doesn't want to be familiar. It wants to astonish us. Or, in some cases, to enrage us. It wants to move us. To touch us. Not accommodate us, make us comfortable."
-Jamake Highwater

"A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another. If these minds love one another the home will be as beautiful as a flower garden. But if these minds get out of harmony with one another it is like a storm that plays havoc with the garden."

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
-William Shakespeare

"I can resist everything except temptation."
-Oscar Wilde

"We aim above the mark to hit the mark."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
-Winston Churchill

"I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."
-Abraham Lincoln

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them!"
-Albert Einstein

"There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry."
-Mark Twain

"If ignorance is bilss, then knock this smile off my face."
-Zach De La Rocha

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt."
-Helen Keller

"Winning is nice if you don't lose your integrity in the process."
-Arnold Horshak

"If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants."
-Isaac Newton

"To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it."
-Benjamin Franklin

"I am become death, shatterer of worlds."
-J. Robert Oppenheimer, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion

"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila."
-Mitch Ratliffe

"By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact, it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you're going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it."
-Leo Rosten

"A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen."
-Edward de Bono

"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
-Mark Twain

"How come there's only one Monopolies Commission?"
-Nigel Rees

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads."
-Erica Jong

"Nothing, and no one, should be placed beyond the bounds of rational criticism."
-Graham Priest

"The most decisive actions of our life -- I mean those that are most likely to decide the whole course of our future -- are, more often than not, unconsidered."
-Andre Gide

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."
-Abraham Lincoln

"I never think of the future. It comes soon enough."
-Albert Einstein

"He who despises himself esteems himself as a self-despiser."
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

"The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."
-Eden Philpotts

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