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Quotable quotes

I have this habit of collecting quotes that I find interesting here are 50 randomly selected quotes:

  1. It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.   —Albert Einstein
  2. Eighty percent of success is showing up.  —Woody Allen
  3. I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.   —Wilson Mizner
  4. The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge    —Daniel J. Boorstin
  5. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.   —William Arthur Ward
  6. If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.   —Frank Wilczek
  7. You can never get enough of what you don’t really need.   —Eric Hoffer
  8. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  —Albert Einstein
  9. Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.   —Alfred A. Montapert
  10. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.   —Bill Cosby
  11. Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.   —Spanish Proverb
  12. Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.   —Oscar Wilde
  13. There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem.  -Harold Stephens
  14. It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.   —Alfred Adler
  15. I hear: I forget / I see: I remember / I do: I understand   —Chinese Proverb
  16. Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most.
  17. The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.   —Wallace Wattles
  18. Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.   —Barry LePatner
  19. When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.   —Abraham Lincoln
  20. Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.   —Winston Churchill
  21. If it weren’t for my lawyer, I’d still be in prison. It went a lot faster with two people digging.   —Joe Martin
  22. Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.   —Ambrose Bierce
  23. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.   —Noel Coward
  24. The difference between death and taxes is death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.   —Will Rogers
  25. You know you’re getting old when you stop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.   —George Burns
  26. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.   —Groucho Marx
  27. Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others.   —Groucho Marx
  28. Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.   —Sam Levenson
  29. Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum sonatur. (Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.)
  30. The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.   —Calvin Trillin
  31. The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.   —David Richerby
  32. My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.   —Garry Shandling
  33. I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either.   —Jack Benny
  34. I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.   —Lily Tomlin
  35. If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.   —Mel Brooks
  36. If I only had a little humility, I’d be perfect.   —Ted Turner
  37. When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.   —Henny Youngman
  38. The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.   —Groucho Marx
  39. Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.   —Douglas Hofstadter
  40. Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.   —Franklin P. Jones
  41. Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.   —Albert Einstein
  42. Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.   —Susan Erz
  43. Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.   —Pablo Picasso
  44. A genius! For 37 years I’ve practised fourteen hours a day, and now they call me a genius!   —Pablo Sarasate
  45. There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.   —Don Herold
  46. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.   —Michael Althsuler
  47. The little I know I owe to my ignorance.   —Orville Mars
  48. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.   —George Bernard Shaw
  49. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.   —Mark Twain
  50. Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.    —Mark Twain


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  1. music quotes says:

    Woody Allen and Oscar Wilde are my personal faves. The rest of the collections are great though. Worth Sharing. thanks!


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