Popular Quotes and Sayings about Celebrities

The point is to develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition and to guide the child over to important fields for society. Such a school demands from the teacher that he be a kind of artist in his province. ~Albert Einstein

Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. ~Albert Einstein

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. ~Albert Einstein

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all art and science. ~Albert Einstein

When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking. ~Albert Einstein

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. ~Albert Einstein

If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? ~Albert Einstein

It is only to the individual that a soul is given. ~Albert Einstein

Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs. ~Albert Einstein

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them. ~Mark Twain

Words lead to deeds.... They prepare the soul, make it ready, and move it to tenderness. ~Unknown

The heart is wiser than the intellect. ~Unknown

A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. ~Unknown

Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. ~Unknown

If you listened hard enough the first time, you might have heard what I meant to say. ~Unknown

The really happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery when on a detour. ~Unknown

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. ~Unknown

Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half. ~Unknown

The only real failure in life is the failure to try. ~Unknown

He who ceases to learn cannot adequately teach. ~Unknown

Programming today is a race between software engineers stirring to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the universe is winning. ~Unknown

No one is completely unhappy at the failure of his best friend. ~Groucho Marx

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. ~Fred Allen

When money talks, nobody notices what grammar it uses. ~Anonymous

Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there. ~Anonymous

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention. ~Anonymous

Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius. ~Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability. ~Henry Ford

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts. ~Colette

Civility costs nothing and buys everything. ~Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable. ~John F. Kennedy

Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource. ~John F. Kennedy

Better by far you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad. ~Christina Rossetti

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Difficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty remember that God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil. ~Epictetus

To do nothing is sometimes a good remedy. ~Hippocrates

Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity. It is what makes nations great and marriages happy. ~Phyllis Mcginley

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. ~Willa Cather

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. ~Marie Curie

Whatever advice you give, be brief. ~Horace

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit. ~Thomas Paine

Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself. ~James A. Froude

Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. ~George Eliot

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. ~Charles Buxton

He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. ~Confucius

The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance. ~Confucius

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose -- a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. ~Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding. ~General Douglas MacArthur

I know [patriotism] exists, and I know it has done much in the present contest. But a great and lasting war can never be supported on this principle alone. It must be aided by a prospect of interest, or some reward. ~George Washington

When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~Jonathan Swift

Education alone can conduct us to that enjoyment which is, at once, best in quality and infinite in quantity. ~Horace Mann

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago. ~Jim Bishop

No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. ~Sam Rayburn

A person travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. ~George Moore

There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out. ~Russian proverb

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. ~gfellow<

Fame comes only when deserved, and then is as inevitable as destiny, for it is destiny. ~gfellow<

The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss. ~ne Ravitch<

For every problem there is a solution which is simple, clean and wrong. ~ry Louis Mencken<

The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them. ~Sir William Bragg

What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are. ~ar Z. Friedenberg<

Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. ~Leonard Bernstein

Any great work of art . . . revives and readapts time and space, and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world -- the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange, special air. ~Leonard Bernstein

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. ~vantes<

You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered, but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered. ~don Johnson<

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things. ~Vincent van Gogh

Hear me, my chiefs! I am tired. My heart is sick and sad. From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever. ~ef Joseph<

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. ~tesquieu<

Of those who say nothing, few are silent. ~mas Neil<

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. ~erset Maugham<

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith. ~n Foster Dulles<

The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started. To grow without is not to grow within. ~e Winer<

If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you. ~rles Gordon<

The difference between a moral man and a man of honor is that the latter regrets a discreditable act, even when it has worked and he has not been caught. ~ry L. Mencken<

Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live. ~mas Browne<

Experience is what allows us to repeat our mistakes, only with more finesse! ~wood Fincher<

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. ~Edward de Bono

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~Danny Kaye

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves -- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today. ~wart B. Johnson<

Many of us spend our whole lives running from feeling with the mistaken belief that you cannot bear the pain. But you have already borne the pain. What you have not done is feel all you are beyond the pain. ~tholomew<

Do you want to be a power in the world? Then be yourself. ~ph Waldo Trine<

Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. ~en Victoria<

The first duty of love is to listen. ~Paul Tillich

Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. ~Hannah Arendt

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. ~ri Louis Bergson<

Find expression for a sorrow and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy. ~hor Unknown<

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned--the biggest word of all--look. ~Robert Fulghum

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. ~Darion<

Politics is the art of preventing people from sticking their noses in things that are properly their business. ~Paul Val%E9ry

Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists, when you can ignore them like wise men? ~alie Clifford Barney

The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedom. ~reme Court Justice William Orville Douglas<

The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war. ~rge Hyman Rickover<

The greater difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. ~cures<

Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail, and mankind the vessel. ~ust Hare<

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. ~Igor Stravinsky

...[I] put out my hand, and touched the face of God. ~n Gillespie Magee Jr.<

The condition upon which God has given liberty to man is eternal vigilance. ~n Philpot Curran<

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. ~Margaret Lee Runbeck

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars. ~eral George Catlett Marshall<

He who laughs last is generally the last to get the joke. ~ry Cohen<

Politics... have always been the systematic organization of hatreds. ~ry Brooks Adams<

Intellectuals are the most intolerant of all people. ~l Duncun<

Only the winners decide what were war crimes. ~y Wills<

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties. ~l Nolde<

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice. ~Roberts

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. ~M. Scott Peck

No man was ever so much deceived by another as by himself. ~ville<

Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery. ~lley<

Honorable retreats are no ways inferior to brave charges, as having less fortune, more of discipline, and as much valor. ~or General Sir William Napier<

Creative thinking should be viewed as an essential supplement to, though not a replacement for, critical thinking. ~yd P. Provost & R. M. Sprout<

When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. ~Alexander Graham Bell

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives. ~ert M. Hutchins<

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think--rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. ~l Beattie<

The real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions. ~hop Creighton<

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness. ~ai Lama

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. ~amoto Musashi<

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~rson<

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. ~rson<

To see what is right and not to do it, is want of courage. ~fucius Analects<

The teacher must derive not only the capacity, but the desire, to observe natural phenomena. The teacher must understand and feel her position of observer: the activity must lie in the phenomenon. ~Maria Montessori

The task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity. ~Maria Montessori

Discipline must come through liberty. . . . We do not consider an individual disciplined only when he has been rendered as artificially silent as a mute and as immovable as a paralytic. He is an individual annihilated, not disciplined. ~Maria Montessori

We teachers can only help the work going on, as servants wait upon a master. ~Maria Montessori

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. ~Robert Burton

The great end of life is not knowledge but action. ~Thomas H. Huxley

Tact is, after all, a kind of mind reading. ~Sarah Orne Jewett

In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes America what it is. ~Gertrude Stein

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. ~John Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours. ~John Locke

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few. ~Pythagoras

Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it. ~Seneca

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten. ~Seneca

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. ~Anatole France

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld

You are not angry with people when you laugh at them. Humor teaches them tolerance. ~W. Somerset Maugham

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not Guilty." ~Theodore Roosevelt

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things. ~Plato

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. ~Abraham Lincoln

I am for those means which will give the greatest good to the greatest number. ~Abraham Lincoln

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Every extension of knowledge arises from making the conscious the unconscious. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. ~Thomas A. Edison

When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. ~Thomas Jefferson

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative. ~Henry Kissinger

Political language. . . is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. ~George Orwell

All exact science is dominated by the idea of approximation. ~Bertrand Russell

Let us talk sense to the American people. Let us tell them the truth, that there are no gains without pains. ~Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.

It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went. ~Henry David Thoreau

All good things are wild, and free. ~Henry David Thoreau

In all life one should comfort the afflicted, but verily, also, one should afflict the comfortable, and especially when they are comfortably, contentedly, even happily wrong. ~John Kenneth Galbraith

It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done. ~Samuel Johnson

Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one. ~Voltaire