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Relevant Quotes: Smart Folk

  1. 1. Relevant Smart Folk www.spatiallyrelevant.org © 2007 Relevant Quotes
  2. 2. Men’s maxims reveal their characters. <ul><li>Marquis de Vauvenargues </li></ul>
  3. 3. Common sense is not so common. <ul><li>Voltaire </li></ul>
  4. 4. One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings. <ul><li>Diogenes </li></ul>
  5. 5. I may have said the same thing before... but my explanation, I am sure, will always be different. <ul><li>Oscar Wilde </li></ul>
  6. 6. Nature has given to men one tongue, but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak. <ul><li>Epictetus, Greek philosopher </li></ul>
  7. 7. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. <ul><li>Annie Dillard </li></ul>
  8. 8. The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge. <ul><li>Daniel J Boorstin </li></ul>
  9. 9. Blessed is the man who, having nothing to stay, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact. <ul><li>George Eliot </li></ul>
  10. 10. If you look for the good in people expecting to find it, you surely will. <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
  11. 11. He who builds to every man’s advice will have a crooked house. <ul><li>Danish proverb </li></ul>
  12. 12. The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. <ul><li>Oscar Wilde </li></ul>
  13. 13. Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought. <ul><li>John F. Kennedy </li></ul>
  14. 14. A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. <ul><li>Herm Albright </li></ul>
  15. 15. Never answer a letter when you’re angry. <ul><li>Chinese proverb </li></ul>
  16. 16. There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. <ul><li>Machiavelli </li></ul><ul><li>The Prince </li></ul>
  17. 17. People don’t ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion than a dozen facts.      <ul><li>Robert Keith Leavitt </li></ul>
  18. 18. Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome. <ul><li>Samuel Johnson </li></ul>
  19. 19. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. <ul><li>Ralph Waldo Emerson </li></ul><ul><li>(1803 - 1882) </li></ul>
  20. 20. To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. <ul><li>Marilyn vos Savant </li></ul>
  21. 21. It’s not what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you know that ain’t so. <ul><li>Will Rogers </li></ul>
  22. 22. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. <ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul>
  23. 23. Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again. <ul><li>Johann W. von Goethe </li></ul>
  24. 24. “We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him. We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.” <ul><li>Colonel Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller </li></ul>
  25. 25. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. <ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul>
  26. 26. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. <ul><li>George Orwell, 1984 </li></ul>
  27. 27. There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action. <ul><li>Johann W. von Goethe </li></ul>
  28. 28. Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. <ul><li>Mark Twain </li></ul>
  29. 29. Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. <ul><li>Albert Einstein </li></ul>
  30. 30. I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it. <ul><li>Will Rogers </li></ul>
  31. 31. Success is dependent on effort. <ul><li>Sophocles </li></ul>
  32. 32. Relevant Smart Folk www.spatiallyrelevant.org © 2007 Relevant Quotes

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