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AuthorQuote Topic
A. Jaffe, Charles"For a lot of people, the weekly paycheck is "take-home pay" because home is the only place they can afford to go with it. "Business
A. Jaffe, Charles"Whales only get harpooned when they come to the surface, and turtles can only move forward when they stick their neck out, but investors face risk no matter what they do. "Business
A. Jaffe, Charles"Stock prices have been quoted in fractions for two centuries, based on a system descended from Spanish pieces of eight. Each dollar was cut into eight bits worth 12.5 cents each. (Quarter=two bits)"Business
A. Jaffe, Charles"It's not your salary that makes you rich, it's your spending habits. "Business
Abbey, Edward"For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! "Nature
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem"I've had enough success for two lifetimes, my success is talent put together with hard work and luck. "Success
Ackerman, Diane"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains... "Nature
Ackerman, Diane"Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth. "Nature
Acton, Lord"I'm not a driven businessman, but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money. "Business
Acton, Lord"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it. "Business
Acton, Lord"The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern. "Government
Adam, Mike"Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl. "Science
Adams, Douglas"Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? "Religion
Adams, Scott"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. "Art
Adams, John"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. "War
Adams, John Quincy"Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. "History
Adams, John Quincy"To live without having a Cicero and a Tacitus at hand seems to me as if it was aprivation of one of my limbs. "History
Adams, Ansel"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. "Art
Adams, Ansel"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. "Nature
Adams, Douglas"Life is wasted on the living. "Life
Adams, Henry B."Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit. "History
Adams, Ansel"You don't take a photograph, you make it. "Art
Adams, Ansel"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. "Nature
Adams, Scott"Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense. This makes you look smart. "Business
Adams, Ansel"The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways. "Art
Adams, Ansel"Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. "Art
Adams, Douglas"He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. "Religion
Adams, Scott"Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results. "Business
Adams, Ansel"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. "Art
Adams, Douglas"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. "Experience
Adams, Henry B."Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. "Science
Addison, Joseph"Education is a companion which no misfortune can depress, no crime can destroy, no enemy can alienate,no despotism can enslave. At home, a friend, abroad, an introduction, in solitude a solace and in society an ornament.It chastens vice, it guides virtue, it gives at once grace and government to genius. Without it, what is man? A splendid slave, a reasoning savage. "Education
Addison, Joseph"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed. "Imagination
Adenauer, Konrad"History is the sum total of things that could have been avoided. "History
Adler, Stella"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. "Art
Ager, Cecelia"Miss Hepburn's voice was lilting along as before: She is oblivious of her impact. Or inured to it. Or stuck with it. "Art
Aguilera, Christina"So, where's the Cannes Film Festival being held this year? "Movie
Aiken, Howard"Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats. "Business
Alberti, Leon Battista"When I investigate and when I discover that the forces of the heavens and the planets are within ourselves, then truly I seem to be living among the gods. "Science
Alderson, M. H."If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average. "Success
Aldington, Richard"Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on his own dunghill. "Patriotism
Alexandria, Rodan of"Only a brave person is willing to honestly admit, and fearlessly to face, what a sincere and logical mind discovers. "Science
Ali, Muhammad"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. "Friendship
Ali, Muhammad"The man who has no imagination has no wings. "Imagination
Ali, Muhammad"I believe in the religion of Islam. I believe in Allah and peace. "Peace
Alighieri, Dante"Be as a tower firmly set; Shakes not its top for any blast that blows. "History
Allchin, Jim"I am a hard-core believer that the clean desktop is the way to go... At the same time, we told OEMs that if they were going to put a bunch of icons on the desktop, then so were we. "Technology
Allen, Steve"Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking. "Nature
Allen, George"People of medicore ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to. "Business
Allman, Dr. David"The dedicated physician is constantly striving for a balance between personal, human values, scientific realities and the inevitabilities of God's will. "Science
Alsop, Stewart"Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal. "Technology
Alsop, Stewart"Microsoft is a bully. Microsoft is trying to hoodwink nontechnical people. "Technology
Amiel, Henri Frederic"Man becomes man only by his intelligence, but he is man only by his heart. "Intelligence
ammarskjold, Dag H"The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned. "Peace
Anderson, Hans Christian"Just living is not enough... One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. "Nature
Anderson, Jack"The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark. "Business
Andrews, Julie"All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time. "Love
Angelou, Maya"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. "Music
Aniston, Jennifer"I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act. "Business
Annaeus Seneca, Lucius"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. "Business
Annan, Kofi"Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty, while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world. "History
Annas, Dr. George J."The more things doctors are able to do, the more likely that at least a few doctors won't do them. And the result will be more people suing for negligence. "Science
Anthony, Susan B."Failure is impossible. "History
Appleton, Sir Edward"I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill. "Business
Aquinas, Saint Thomas"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship. "Friendship
Aquinas, Saint Thomas"Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. "Love
Arbus, Diane"A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. "Art
Archimedes, "Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world. "Science
Arendt, Hannah"The point, as Marx saw it, is that dreams never come true. "Dream
Aristotle, "Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. "Friendship
Aristotle, "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. "Education
Aristotle, "Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. "Friendship
Aristotle, "Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. "Education
Aristotle, "The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. "Art
Aristotle, "Wit is educated insolence. "Intelligence
Armstrong, Neil"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. "History
Arnold, Matthew"This strange disease of modern life, with its sick hurry, its divided aims. "Society
Arp, Jean"Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation... "Technology
Ash, Mary Kay"Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. "Science
Asimov, Isaac"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere. "Science
Asimov, Isaac"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. "Science
Asimov, Isaac"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' "Science
Asimov, Isaac"Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night. "Religion
Asimov, Isaac"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. "Computer
Asimov, Isaac"John Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war. "War
Asimov, Isaac"Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once. "Business
Atwood, Margaret"The eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love. "Love
Auden, W. H."When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes. "Science
Auden, W. H."No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible. "Music
Auden, W. H."What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish. "Art
Auerbach, Berthold"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. "Music
Augustine, Saint"In the absence of justice, what is sovereignty but organized robbery? "Government
Aumonier, Minnie"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. "Nature
Aurelius, Marcus"Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. "Science
Aurelius, Marcus"The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. "Life
Aurobindo, Ghose"To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs. "Religion
Austen, Jane"To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. "Nature
Avedon, Richard"My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph. "Art
Avishai, Bernard"The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway. "Computer


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