Herbert Simon Quotations

-…in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of … Read the rest

J.K. Rowling Quotations

-It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

-It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

-You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
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Michael Frayn

You can create a good impression on yourself by being right . . . but for creating a good impression on others there is nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong.”
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Kazuo Inamori Quotations

-Too many people think only of their own profit. But business opportunity seldom knocks on the door of self-centered people. No customer ever goes to a store merely to please the storekeeper.
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Satchel Paige

-Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.

-Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.

-Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely … Read the rest

Daniel Quinn

-Man’s destiny was to conquer and rule the world, and this is what he’s done–almost. He hasn’t quite made it, and it looks as though this may be his undoing. The problem is that man’s conquest of the world has … Read the rest

John Locke Quotations

-I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

-[Children] are travelers newly arrived in a strange country of which they know nothing.

-Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking … Read the rest

John Barton

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
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Bliss Carman

-I often wish… that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.

-Indifference may not wreck a man’s life … Read the rest

Adlai Stevenson Quotations

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.
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Pema Chodron Quotations

-It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now… with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.… Read the rest

Gore Vidal

-I’m a born-again atheist.

-It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

-Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

-Style is knowing who you are, what you … Read the rest

David G. Myers

-We excel at making a living but often fail at making a life.
We celebrate our prosperity but yearn for purpose.
We cherish our freedoms but long for connection.
In an age of plenty, we feel spiritual hunger
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William Gibson Quotations

-It’s impossible to move, to live, to operate at any level without leaving traces, bits, seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.

-Time moves in one direction, memory in another.

-The deadliest bullshit is odorless and transparent.

-The future has already … Read the rest

Francis Quarles Quotations

-Be very circumspect in the choice of thy company. In the society of thine equals thou shalt enjoy more pleasure; in the society of thy superiors thou shalt find more profit. To be the best in the company is the … Read the rest

The Koran

-God changes not what is within people until people change what is in themselves.

-When you die, God will call upon you to account for all the permitted pleasures you did not enjoy while on earth.
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Ovid Quotations

-Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.

-I can’t live either without you or with you.

-We two form a multitude.

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Maria Irene Fornes Quotations

-When I’m not doing something that comes deeply from me, I get bored. When I get bored I get distracted and when I get distracted, I become depressed. It’s a natural resistance, and it insures your integrity.
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