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