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  1. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.


  2. The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.


  3. When we have 'second thoughts' about something, our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all - just feelings.


  4. If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?




  5. When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard,' I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?'


  6. Sometimes the best, and only effective, way to kill an idea is to put it into practice.


  7. The pessimist sees only the tunnel; the optimist sees the light at the end of the tunnel; the realist sees the tunnel and the light - and the next tunnel.


  8. The commonest fallacy among women is that simply having children makes them a mother - which is as absurd as believing that having a piano makes one a musician.


  9. If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, You Only Live Once.


  10. The greatest enemy of progress is not stagnation, but false progress.


  11. Good teaching must be slow enough so that it is not confusing, and fast enough so that it is not boring.


  12. People who think they're generous to a fault usually think that's their only fault.


  13. A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive


  14. Ignorance per se is not nearly as dangerous as ignorance of ignorance.


  15. Man's unique agony as a species consists in his perpetual conflict between the desire to stand out and the need to blend in.


  16. The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.


  17. Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, "Why not?" and the other, "Why bother?"


  18. Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.


  19. Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.


  20. Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.


  21. The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.


  22. Many a secret that cannot be pried out by curiosity can be drawn out by indifference.


  23. Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a necessary evil, it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil.


  24. When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.


  25. A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past; he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.


  26. Our dilemma is that we hate change and love it at the same time; what we really want is for things to remain the same but get better.


  27. Perseverance is the most overrated of traits, if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.


  28. The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong".


  29. Intolerance is the most socially acceptable form of egotism, for it permits us to assume superiority without personal boasting.


  30. The two words 'information' and 'communication' are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.


  31. An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. A realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run.


  32. Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves -- so how can we know anyone else?


  33. Enemies, as well as lovers, come to resemble each other over a period of time.


  34. Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men.


  35. The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements,but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, 'I was wrong.'


  36. Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times. Some people are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.


  37. Nothing is as easy to make as a promise this winter to do something next summer; this is how commencement speakers are caught.


  38. It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.


  39. Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves - so how can we know anyone else?


  40. Any philosophy that can be put in a nutshell belongs there.


  41. Happiness is a direction, not a place.


  42. The beauty of "spacing" children many years apart lies in the fact that parents have time to learn the mistakes that were made with the older ones - which permits them to make exactly the opposite mistakes with the younger ones.


  43. The most important tactic in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without an embarrassing loss of face.


  44. Somebody who never got over the embarrassing fact that he was born in bed with a lady.


  45. There's no point in burying a hatchet if you're going to put up a marker on the site.


  46. We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice--that is, until we have stopped saying It got lost, and say, I lost it.


  47. Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, Why not? and the other, Why bother?

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  48. A winner rebukes and forgives; a loser is too timid to rebuke and too petty to forgive.


  49. Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.



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