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Top 100 great quotes

Top 100 great quotes

100 great quotes
100 great quotes

Top 100 great quotes and aphorisms edited for the world of English by Carl William Brown so that you can start caring a bit more about the struggle against human stupidity.

If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime.
Jack Kerouac

If a man isn’t willing to take some risk for his opinions, either his opinions are no good or he’s no good.
Ezra Pound

If you knew Time as well as I do, said the Hatter, you wouldn’t talk about wasting it. It’s him.
Lewis Caroll

A short saying often contains much wisdom.

No one is more hated than he who speaks the truth.

The greatest form of communication is listening.
Stephen Littleword

Any man can make mistakes, but only an idiot persists in his errors.
Marcus Tullio Cicero

First learn the meaning of what you say and then speak.

A thunderstorm was in our air; the nature that we are became dark – for we had no other way.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.
William Shakespeare

No battle is ever won. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of fools.
William Faulkner

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore

Read not to contradict and confute, nor to believe and take for granted… but to weigh and consider.
Francis Bacon

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.

100 top great quotes
100 top great quotes

To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.

Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.

Saying nothing sometimes says the most.
Emily Dickinson

Sometimes absence is more important than presence.
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When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.
Isaac Asimov

If people throw stones at you, don’t worry, and try to avoid being hitted, then collect them and build something new. In no case you should throw them back, think it over, a gun perhaps is better.
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Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

Don’t go on discussing what a good person should be. Just be one.
Marcus Aurelius

He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.
Friedrich Nietzsche

You can also commit injustice by doing nothing.
Marcus Aurelius

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.

To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.
Federico Garcia Lorca

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.

Knowledge is of no value unless you out it into practice.
Anton Chekhov

Never forget that intelligence rules the world and ignorance carries the burden. Therefore, remove yourself as far as possible from ignorance and seek as far as possible to be intelligent.
Marcus Garvey

100 top great aphorisms
100 top great aphorisms

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

When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.
Jonathan Swift

There is nothing more deleterious for the human society that minding only to your own business.
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No one has ever become poor by giving.
Anne Frank

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
Isaac Asimov

Open your mind before your mouth.

In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.
Sigmund Freud

A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.
Frank Zappa

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

Confucius used to say that “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.”, but I think it’s better to start building a whole graveyard.
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You spend most of your life inside your head, make it a good place to be.

Experience is the teacher of all things.
Julius Caesar

The measure of a man is what he does with power.

But if the universe doesn’t even know that you exist, you can imagine your situation in the pluriverse.
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Freedom is the power to choose our own chains.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

100 top great quotes ever
100 top great quotes ever

My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be.
Wayne Dyer

No amount of anxiety makes any difference to anything that is going to happen.
Alan Watts

People will do anything, no matter how absurd, to avoid facing their own souls.
Carl Jung

A wise man fills his brain before emptying his mouth.
African proverb

Love of power, operating through greed, personal ambition and stupidity, is the source of all evils.
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All you can lose by being real is something that’s fake.

Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change.
Martin Amis

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.
Alexandra K. Trenfor

Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offence cannot reach it.
Rene Descartes

Success is the ability to continue to move through total disaster.
Winston Churchill

Every word has consequences. Every silence, too.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Self-sufficiency is the greatest of all wealth.

The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best.
Tim Duncan

From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own.
Publilius Syrus

Top 100 great quotes
Top 100 great quotes

Rich people without wisdom and learning are but sheep with golden fleeces.

Don’t confuse power with leadership. The wise don’t need power to lead.
Tao Te Ching

Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.
Leonardo da Vinci

A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.

They look for skeletons in your closet and they have a graveyard under the bed.
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Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.

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

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
Mark Twain

People who shine from within don’t need a spotlight.

It is easier for a man to burn down his house than to get rid of his prejudices.
Roger Bacon

Kindness doesn’t cost a thing, yet it’s the richest gift you can give.

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
Marcus Aurelius

No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot.
Mark Twain

Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of others.
Carl Jung

I don’t care who is doing better than me. I am doing better than I was last year. It’s me vs me.

Top 100 great universal quotes
Top 100 great universal quotes

The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire.
Carl Jung

You can kïll a man but you can’t kïll an idea.

One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.

It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.
Arthur Schopenhauer

You can fuck your whole life up just by hanging out with people with no goals or ambitions.

Knowledge is the food of the soul.

Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.

Where love rules, laws are not needed.
Annie Besant

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Immanuel Kant

Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.
Johann Goethe

All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philospher.
Ambrose Bierce

The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
Arthur Schopenhauer

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.
Anais Nin

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It is not death that a man should fear, but rather he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius

Top best 100 great quotes
Top best 100 great quotes

A high degree of intellect tends to make a man unsocial.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Don’t live for your presence to be noticed, but for your absence to be felt.
Bob Marley

When you build in silence, people don’t know what to attack.

The whole world is a series of miracles, but we are so used to them we call them ordinary things.
Hans Christian Andersen

People do not decide their future, they decide their habits and their habits decide their future.
Matthias Alexander

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

The hardest test in life is the patience to wait for the right moment.

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Marcus Aurelius

Desire makes slaves out of kings, and patience makes kings out of slaves.
Al Ghazali

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