Favorite Quotes

Smart people are very good at rationalizing things they came to believe for unsmart reasons.

– Michael Shermer

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.

- Robert Frost

The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act.

– Tara Ploughman

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

– Mark Twain

If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.

– Mark Twain

He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.

– Danish Proverb

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.

– Richard Feynman

Always tell the truth – it’s the easiest thing to remember.

– David Mamet

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.

– Edgar Allan Poe

Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.

– Kurt Vonnegut

2 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes”

  1. not so sure about G.W. but that may be my left-leaning politics. David Mamet is what I teach at home, but in these words, “Stick to what you’re good at, it’s too hard to remember a lie.” Always good to talk to you, Marc. Getting cold here on the soccer fields, getting chilly there too, I presume?

  2. Obviously the GWB quote was illustrating how utterly clueless the guy was but I know what you mean, it pains me a bit to even include a mocking quote here. I may replace it with a positive one. There’s no shortage of great quotes upon which to draw. Yup, getting chilly here too, in a nice gentle sort of way. Always nice to talk with you too, Gail. :)

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