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Some of my favorite and thought provoking quotes.

Like most of things on this site, I created this section to keep good quotes I came across in mind. I have complied some of my favorite quotes from some of the most famous and infamous people in history. From Shakespeare to Ronald Reagan, from Plato to George Carlin you are sure to find a quotation that you'll ejoy.



Ben Huh - "Human nature has a tendency to admire complexity, but reward simplicity."
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Bertrand Russell - "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
Bertrand Russell Quotes


Voltaire - "Common sense is not so common."
Voltaire Quotes


Leonardo da Vinci - "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. "
da Vinci Quotes


Oliver Wendell Holmes - "It is the province of knowledge to speak, and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen. "
Holmes Quotes


William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet - "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. "
Shakespeare Quotes


Confucius - "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. "
Confucius Quotes


William Shakespeare, Hamlet - "Thou know'st 'tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity. "
Shakespeare Quotes


C.S. Lewis - "All that is not eternal is eternally out of date. "
HLewis Quotes


Samuel Taylor Coleridge - "All thoughts, all passions, all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed His sacred flame. "
Coleridge Quotes


Confucius - "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. "
Confucius Quotes


Ralph Waldo Emerson - "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. "
Emerson Quotes


William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra - "Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. "
Shakespeare Quotes


Emily Dickinson - "Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselves And immortality. "
Dickinson Quotes


Dante Alighieri - "Avarice, envy, pride, Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all On Fire. "
Alighieri Quotes


E E Cummings - "Be of love (a little) more careful than of anything "
Cummings Quotes


Eleanor Roosevelt - "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. "
Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes


Benjamin Franklin - "Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time; for that's the stuff life is made of. "
Franklin Quotes


William Shakespeare - "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt. "
Shakespeare Quotes


Ronald Reagan - "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15. "
Reagan Quotes


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


Ronald Reagan - "Isn’t it strange that … people build walls to keep an enemy out, and there’s only one part of the world and one philosophy where they have to build walls to keep their people in? "
Reagan Quotes


William Shakespeare - "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety: other women cloy The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies. "
Shakespeare Quotes


Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 - "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers. "
Watson Quotes


Plato - "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something. "
Plato Quotes


King George III of England on July 4, 1776 - "Nothing of importance happened today. "
George III Quotes


Harry S. Truman - "Its amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. "
Truman Quotes


Thomas Edison - "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. "
Edison Quotes


Mark Twain - "Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. "
Twain Quotes


A. Whitney Brown - "There's a lot we should be able to learn from history. And yet history proves that we never do. In fact, the main lesson of history is that we never learn the lessons of history. "
Whitney Brown Quotes


Albert Einstein - "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. "
Einstein Quotes


George Carlin - "What should you do when you see an endangered animal that is eating an endangered plant? "
Carlin Quotes


Hector Berlioz - "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. "
Berlioz Quotes


Australian Aboriginal Proverb - "We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home. "
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