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Famous Saying

Definition: A well-known wise statement that often has a meaning that is different from the simple meanings.
Number of Quotes: 35

All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.
John Quincy Adams

Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isaac Asimov

If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainty.
Francis Bacon

COMMERCE, n. A kind of transaction in which A plunders from B the goods of C, and for compensation B picks the pocket of D of money belonging to E.
Ambrose Bierce

Dictators ride to and fro on tigers they dare not dismount. And the tigers are getting hungry.
Winston Churchill

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations ... The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more.
Winston Churchill

There is no education like adversity.
Benjamin Disraeli

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Immortality. I notice that as soon as writers broach this question they begin to quote. I hate quotation. Tell me what you know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only the educated are free.
Epictetus

Remember that time is money.
Benjamin Franklin

I am captivated more by dreams of the future than by history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson

I find that pain of a little censure, even when it is unfounded, is more acute than the pleasure of much praise.
Thomas Jefferson

A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Samuel Johnson

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
United Nations on September 25, 1961.
John F. Kennedy

He who would make serious use of his life must always act as though he had a long time to live and must schedule his time as though he were about to die.
Émile Littré

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.
In the Harbor
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
Nelson Mandela

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
Richard Nixon

To err is human; to forgive, divine.
Alexander Pope

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Seneca

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Lao Tzu

A leader is best when people barely know that he exists.
Less good when they obey and acclaim him.
Worse when they fear and despise him.
Fail to honor people, and they fail to honor you.
But of a good leader, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, We did this ourselves.

Lao Tzu

Wise men don't need to prove their point; men who need to prove their point aren't wise.
Lao Tzu

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Oscar Wilde

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.
Oscar Wilde

Character is a by-product; it is produced in the great manufacture of daily duty.
Woodrow Wilson

I was like a hit album waiting to be released. I knew my day would come.
Oprah Winfrey

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats

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