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Best memorable quotes

Best memorable quotes

Best memorable quotes
Best memorable quotes

Best memorable quotes, more than 100 remarkable, outstanding and extraordinary great quotes and aphorisms never to be forgotten in life to be a little wiser, edited by Carl William Brown.

History is, indeed, little more than the register of the “crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. But what experience and history teach is this, that peoples and governments have never learned anything from history or acted on principles deduced from it.
Georg Hegel

True paradises are paradises we have lost.
Marcel Proust

What we frankly give, forever is our own.
George Granville

Three great forces rule the world: stupidity, fear and greed.
Albert Einstein

Epigrams succeed where epics fail.
Persian Proverb

The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world.

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

You will always have those only riches that you have donated.
Marco Valerio Marziale

Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
Alexis Carrel

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

Never understimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
Geroge Carlin

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson

Einstein about stupidity, fear and greed
Einstein about stupidity, fear and greed

Wear the old coat and buy the new book.
Austin Phelps

The more a man knows, the less he talks.

Universe doesn’t even know that you exist, so relax.
Carl William Brown

Have more than you show, Speak less than you know.
William Shakespeare

He who cannot obey himself will be commanded.

A great man is hard on himself, a small man is hard on others.
Lao Tzu

The jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
Rabindranath Tagore

It’s frightful that people who are so ignorant should have so m uch influence.
Geroge Orwell

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein

The true language of commerce is the natural conversation between human beings.
Carl William Brown

Pride and poverty don’t get along, but often live together.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

Marcus Aurelius quote
Marcus Aurelius quote

If I could prescribe only one remedy for all the ills of the modern world, I would prescribe silence.
Soren Kierkegaard

We neede not speak so much of love, al books are ful of love, with so many authours, that it were labour lost to speake of Love.
John Florio

A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That’s why there are so few good conversations: due to scarsity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet.
Trumane Capote

Beauty is truth, truth beauty.
John Keats

Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
George Bernard Shaw

Your progress in life begins in your own mind and ends in the same place.
Napoleon Hill

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Albert Camus

The best education consists in immunizing people against systematic attempts at education.
Paul Kark Feyerabend

Never follow a leader who is more in love with power than people.
Native American Proverb

Give instructions only to those people who seek knowledge after they have discovered their ignorance.

Why should I fear death? If I am, then death is not. If Death is, then I am not. Why should I fear that which can only exist when I do not?

I beg you, reject antiquity, tradition, faith, and authority! Let us begin anew by doubting everything we assume has been proven!
Giordano Bruno

Euripides quote on necessity
Euripides quote on necessity

I have seen the shadow of the Earth on the moon, and I have more faith in the shadow than in the church.
Ferdinand Magellan

Some people are so poor, all they have is money.
Bob Marley

The light of past discovery draws me forward. Its shining light guides me to the glory of exploration.
Francis Drake

All human knowledge begins with intuitions, proceeds from thence to concepts, and ends with ideas.
Immanuel Kant

Expectation is the root of all heartache.
William Shakespeare

You can kill a man but you can’t kìll an idea.

Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly.

The aim of argument should not be victory, but progress.
Karl Popper

Never undervalue your enemies, especially if they are stupid.
Carl William Brown

Nothing has more strength than dire necessity.

Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
Giordano Bruno

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.
Galileo Galilei

All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in q uiet room alone.
Blaise Pascal

Plato quote on empathy
Plato quote on empathy

The world suffers a lot. Not because the violence of bad people. But the silence of good people.
Napoleon Bonaparte

You can also commit injustice by doing nothing.
Marcus Aurelius

Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.
Adam Smith

Some people boast that they do not read and perhaps they are right, to vegetate you do not need to learn.
Carl William Brown

Ever tried. Ever failde. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness.
Michel de Montaigne

To be a success, you must engage in study time, thinking time, planning time, daily.
Napoleon Hill

I have been a seeker, and still I am; but I stopped asking the books, and the stars. I started listening the teaching of my soul.

Minds are not conquered by force, but by love and high-mindedness.
Baruch Spinoza

By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.

Give them bread and circuses and they will never revolt.

I was born in hell – and look to it, for some of you shall be my father.
Christopher Marlowe

Once I was adviced never to trust a pretty face. Well, and what should I do when a meet a shithead?
Carl William Brown

Bob Marley quote on money
Bob Marley quote on money

There is no greater weapon than a prepared mind.
Zhuge Liang

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
Albert Einstein

Make your own rules or be a slave to another man’s.
William Blake

You will face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.
Maya Angelou

I was born to eradicate three extreme evils: tyranny, sophistry, and hypocrisy.
Tommaso Campanella

I was educated once – it took me years to get over it.
Mark Twain

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution yet.
Mae West

He who is not master of his own thoughts is not accountable for his own deeds.
Victor Hugo

Every minute more imbeciles than capable people are born, and you know, time runs inexorably and does never stop, with the future troubles and concerns…
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The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
G.K. Chesterton

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo Da Vinci

All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.
William Shakespeare

There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
Ben Jonson

Sophocles quotes on ideas
Sophocles quotes on ideas

Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.
Henry James

It takes self-discipline to control your thoughts and focus them on a problem until it is solved.
Napoleon Hill

The tragic and comic forces of existence can only give a humorous result.
Carl William Brown

My education was neglected, yet I was passionately fond of reading.
Mary Shelley

Men heap together the mistakes of their lives, and create a monster they call Destiny.
John Oliver Hobbes

Knowledge, if it does not determine action, is dead to us.

The secret of realizing the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment of existence is: to live dangerously!
Friedrich Nietzsche

Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
James Joyce

The more we value things outside our control, the less control we have.

Give a man everything he wants and at that moment, everything will not be enough.
Immanuel Kant

There is nothing permanent, except change.

The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice.

Don’t chase a woman’s form night and day, or you’ll soon become blind and deaf.
The Quran

You must try to make the most of all that comes but also don’t forget to learn a lot of all that goes.
Carl William Brown

Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.
Stephen R. Covey

Carl William Brown quote on the Universe
Carl William Brown quote on the Universe

Science will stagnate if it is made to serve practical goals.
Albert Einstein

An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.

Liberty does not exist in the absence of morality.
Edmund Burke

Self-education is, I firmily believe, the only kind of education there is.
Isaac Asimov

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
Charles Caleb Colton

It is the duty of every man, as far as his ability extends, to detect and expose delusion and error.
Thomas Paine

If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.
Zora Neale Hurston

We fight against three giants, my dear Sancho: “injustice, fear, and ignorance.”
Miguel de Cervantes

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein

Wisdom… comes not from age, but from education and learning.
Anton Chekhov

The tallest oak tree once was an acorn that any pig could have swallowed.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Soren Kierkegaard

In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.

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