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I do benefits for all religions – I’d hate to blow the hereafter on a technicality. — Bob Hope (with crew, meeting General Patton in WWII; Public Domain)
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. — Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (1757, by Joshua Reynolds; Public Domain)
What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing...
The ability to convert ideas into concrete things is the secret of distinguishable success. — Henry Ward Beecher (by Matthew Brady; Public Domain) Let’s face it, many simply never begin to...
Each of us is meant to have a character all our own, to be what no other can exactly be, and do what no other can exactly do. — William Ellery Channing (by Oswald Chambers; Public Domain)
If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off. — Catherine the Great (Empress of Russia, 1762-1796; Public Domain) Under Catherine II, who came to power through a coup d’état (which she...
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. — Aldous Huxley (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)
They are happy souls whose natures sort with their vocations. — Sir Francis Bacon (1617; Public Domain)
I attribute the little I know to my not having been ashamed to ask for information, and to my rule of conversing with all descriptions of men on those topics that form their own peculiar...
I believe the true road to preeminent success in any line is to make yourself master of that line. — Andrew Carnegie (by Theodore Christopher Marceau; Public Domain)
There’s no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you. — Will Rogers (1922; Public Domain)
The authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. — Galileo Galilei (1636, by Justus Sustermans; Public Domain)
As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into one or two vigorous limbs, so should you stop off your miscellaneous activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points....
In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine. — Benjamin Graham (1950, Creative Commons) In some ways, it is beginning to feel like 1999 once...
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. — Albert Einstein (1921, by Ferdinand Schmutzer, Public Domain)
Never attribute to malevolence what is merely due to incompetence. — Arthur C. Clarke (1965, by ITU Pictures, Creative Commons)
It seems to be one of the paradoxes of creativity that in order to think originally, we must familiarize ourselves with the ideas of others. — George Kneller (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)...
Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company. — Booker T. Washington (1905, by Harris & Ewing; Public Domain)
The secret of the man who is universally interesting is that he is universally interested. — William Dean Howells (1920, by Underwood & Underwood; Public Domain)
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. — Sir Isaac Newton (1689, by Sir Godfrey Kneller; Public Domain)