snogoer Posted March 10, 2005 Share Posted March 10, 2005 "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford (1863-1947) "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955) "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell “Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda "Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems." - Rene Descartes (1596-1650) "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) If I have seen further than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants. --- Sir Isaac Newton A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding. Sir Isaac Newton "I do not know what I may appear to the world, but to myself I seem to have been only a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me." ~ Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) "No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess." ~ Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) All generalizations are false, including this one. Mark Twain Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that has crushed it. Mark Twain Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times. Mark Twain Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company. Mark Twain I am different from Washington. I have a higher, grander standard of principle. Washington could not lie. I can lie, but I won't. Mark Twain I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places. Mark Twain I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse. Mark Twain It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. Mark Twain It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. Mark Twain It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races. Mark Twain It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great. Mark Twain Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain Last week I stated that this woman was the ugliest woman I had ever seen. I have since been visited by her sister and now wish to withdraw that statement. Mark Twain Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one. Mark Twain Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain Let us not be too particular; it is better to have old secondhand diamonds than none at all." Mark Twain Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. Mark Twain Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain There are lies, damned lies and statistics. Mark Twain To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble. Mark Twain Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. Mark Twain Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day, like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. Mark Twain Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. Mark Twain What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce. Mark Twain When I reflect upon the number of disagreeable people who I know who have gone to a better world, I am moved to lead a different life. Mark Twain When in doubt tell the truth. Mark Twain Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Mark Twain You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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