My favorite quotes

The following is a collection of some of my favorite quotes. I’m working on getting accurate citations for some of them.

“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.”― Dalai Lama XIV

“He who chases two rabbits, catches none.” –Chinese Proverb

“For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” –H. L. Mencken

“I took a course in speed reading, and read War and Peace in 20 minutes. It’s about Russia.” –Woody Allen

“For the world is not to be narrowed till it will go into the understanding (which has been done hitherto), but the understanding to be expanded and opened till it can take in the image of the world as it is in fact.” –Francis Bacon

“We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.” –Immanuel Kant

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” –T. S. Elliot

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” –Samuel Clemens

“Believe none of what you read and half of what you see.”

“What you can’t fix, you feature.”

“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places”

“…there is no shame in not knowing. The problem arises when irrational thought and attendant behavior fill the vacuum left by ignorance.” –Neil deGrasse Tyson

“You are neither right nor wrong because the crowd disagrees with you. You are right because your data and reasoning are right.” –Benjamin Graham

“Everyone, in some small sacred sanctuary of the self, is nuts.” –Leo Rosten

“If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything.”

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” –Thomas Edison

“The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.” –Henry Boye

“One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion.” –Arthur C. Clarke

“Difficulty is the nurse of greatness.” –-William Cullen Bryant

“Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.” –Confucius

“Smooth talkers usually aren’t smooth doers.” –Eben Pagan

“We learn who other people are by what we catch them doing” –Stephen Kraus

“First things first, second things not at all.” –Wyatt Woodsmall

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi

“The bull is stronger, but the matador is smarter.” –Muhammad Ali

Written on August 4, 2014