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Quotations & aphorisms

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.
J. R. Tolkien

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

You make up your mind first and then you rationalize it second. But because of the odd mapping of your perceptions you're convinced beyond a doubt that your decisions are based on reason. They aren't.
Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

The relationship between truth and a newspaper is like the relationship between the color green and the number seven. Occasionally you will see the number seven written in green, but you learn not to expect this.
Garrison Keillor

Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
Isaac Asimov

Absence is to love what wind is to fire: it extinguishes the small and enkindles the great.
Charles Beaudelaire

When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
George Bernard Shaw

I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein


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