Quotations

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2017

We cling to memories as if they define us but... they really don't. What we do is what defines us.

We cling to memories as if they define us but... they really don't. What we do is what defines us. ...
2017 Dan Brown

Any man can stay sober in a desert, he mused, but only the loyal can sit in an oasis and refuse to part his lips.

Any man can stay sober in a desert, he mused, but only the loyal can sit in an oasis and refuse to part his lips. ...
2016-05-29 Alain De Botton

Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition.

Compatibility is an achievement of love; it must not be its precondition. ...
2016-03-24 Mattias Vral

If changing habits is difficult, make it a habit.

If changing habits is difficult, make it a habit. ...
2015-01-30 Randall Munroe

Caring about something makes people vulnerable, so not caring gives you power.

Caring about something makes people vulnerable, so not caring gives you power. ...
2012 Randall Munroe

The universal label — Ingredients: hydrogen, time.

The universal label — Ingredients: hydrogen, time. ...
2011-09-07 TF

For perfection, infinity is a requirement.

For perfection, infinity is a requirement.   ...
2009 Mark Zuckerberg

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.

Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough. ...
2005-06-14 Steve Jobs

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.

Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because ...
2005-03-11 TF

Conception is a death sentence.

Conception is a death sentence. ...
1982 Fernando Pessoa

Narrar é criar, pois viver é apenas ser vivido.

Narrar é criar, pois viver é apenas ser vivido. ...
1982 Fernando Pessoa

To narrate is to create, for living is just being lived.

To narrate is to create, for living is just being lived. ...
1974 Richard P. Feynman

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool. ...
1971 John W. Lennon

Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people living for today...

Imagine there's no heaven, It's easy if you try, No hell below us, Above us only sky, Imagine all the people living for today... ...
1962 John Steinbeck

If one is vacilando, he is going somewhere but doesn't greatly care whether or not he gets there, although he has direction.

In Spanish there is a word for which I can't find a counterword in English. It is the verb vacilar, present participle vacilando. It ...
1948 Richard P. Feynman

You can't say A is made of B or vice versa. All mass is interaction.

You can't say A is made of B or vice versa. All mass is interaction. ...
1936 F. Scott Fitzgerald

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability ...
1935 Upton Sinclair

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.

It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it. ...
1928 John A. Shedd

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are made for.

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are made for. ...
1914 Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.

To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men. ...
1909 Jack London

Limited minds can recognize limitations only in others.

Limited minds can recognize limitations only in others. ...
1890 Arthur Conan Doyle

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. ...
1822 Stendhal

Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness.

Beauty is nothing other than the promise of happiness. ...
1770 Voltaire

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one. ...
1656-12-04 Blaise Pascal

I would have written less, but I didn't have enough time.

I would have written less, but I didn't have enough time. ...
Publilius Syrus

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A rolling stone gathers no moss. ...
Omar Khayyam

Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.

Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where. ...
Publilius Syrus

Kameň čo sa kotúľa neobrastá machom.

Kameň čo sa kotúľa neobrastá machom. ...
Buckminster Fuller

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model ...
David Dunning

Very smart ideas are going to be hard for people to adopt, because most people don’t have the sophistication to recognize how good an idea is.

Very smart ideas are going to be hard for people to adopt, because most people don’t have the sophistication to recognize how good ...
Arthur C. Clarke

One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.

One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion. ...
Joseph Heller

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you. ...
Jaromír Nohavica

Naděje je nejkrásnější prokletí — naděje je jediné co zbývá.

Naděje je nejkrásnější prokletí — naděje je jediné co zbývá. ...
Georges Braque

A vase gives form to the void, and music to silence.

A vase gives form to the void, and music to silence. ...
(unknown)

Asti, asti bandar ko bakaro!

Asti, asti bandar ko bakaro! ...
(unknown)

Slowly, slowly catchee monkey!

Slowly, slowly catchee monkey! ...
(unknown)

Pomaly, pomaličky chytaj opice!

Pomaly, pomaličky chytaj opice! ...
Omar Khayyam

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all ...
Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.

A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. ...
(unknown)

Less is more. More or less.

Less is more. More or less. ...
Confucius

Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone.

Age doesn’t always bring wisdom. Sometimes age comes alone. ...
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

La solitudine è per lo spirito ciò che il cibo è per il corpo.

La solitudine è per lo spirito ciò che il cibo è per il corpo. ...
(Sufi adage)

This too shall pass.

This too shall pass. ...
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

All art is but imitation of nature.

All art is but imitation of nature. ...
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Život je dosť dlhý ak vieš, ako ho prežiť.

Život je dosť dlhý ak vieš, ako ho prežiť. ...
Jaroslav Hašek

Co blázníte, vždyť jsou tady lidi!

Co blázníte, vždyť jsou tady lidi! ...
Robert A. Heinlein

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.

Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so. ...
Ovid

Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo.

Gutta cavat lapidem, non vi sed saepe cadendo. ...
Suetonius

Alea iacta est.

Alea iacta est. ...
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Loneliness is for the spirit what food is for the body.

Loneliness is for the spirit what food is for the body. ...
Albert Einstein

Never memorize what you can look up in books.

Never memorize what you can look up in books. ...
(Arabic saying)

It's easier to get into a hole than get out of it.

It's easier to get into a hole than get out of it. ...
Winston Churchill

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something!

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something! ...
Dan Brown

Religion: Because thinking is hard.

Religion: Because thinking is hard. ...
George Santayana

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. ...
Ibn Khaldun

Blindly following ancient customs and traditions doesn't mean that the dead are alive, but that the living are dead.

Blindly following ancient customs and traditions doesn't mean that the dead are alive, but that the living are dead. ...
Arthur C. Clarke

My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents.

My objection to organized religion is the premature conclusion to ultimate truth that it represents. ...
Erich Maria Remarque

Nikdy nie je nič stratené, pokiaľ človek žije.

Nikdy nie je nič stratené, pokiaľ človek žije. ...
Albert Camus

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ...
Pablo Picasso

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. ...
Mark Twain

All generalizations are false, including this one.

All generalizations are false, including this one. ...
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Everyone hears only what he understands. ...