The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate learn from
Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.
Some families can trace their ancestry back three hundred years, but can't tell you where their children were last night.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. - Steven Wright
Learning carries within itself certain dangers because out of necessity one has to learn from one's enemies. - Leon Trotsky
The truth is more important than the facts. - Frank Lloyd Wright
Everything you can imagine is real.- Pablo Picasso
Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.
- Anthony Burgess
The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Eden Phillpotts
In war, truth is the first casualty. - Aeschylus
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
- Robert Frost
The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. - Charles du Bois
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
- Sir Francis Bacon
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. - James Baldwin
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. -Edmunde Burke
The optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. - James B. Cabell
Water which is too pure has no fish. - Ts'ai Ken T'an
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
- Lord Chesterfiel
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
- Elbert Hubbard
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open.
When you are right, you cannot be too radical; When you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative. - Martin Luther King, Jr
He who knows does not speak; he who speaks does not know."
- Tao Teh Ching
I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
- Isaac Newton
Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. - Sandra Carey
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. -Steven Biko
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them. - Albert Einstein
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