A witty saying proves nothing, and yet one can still change a mind.
"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours."
"I was smart enough to go through any door that opened."
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"In the beginning, the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
"It's true, the early bird does get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."
"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."
"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."
"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."
"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from."
"You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can't."
"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."
"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance."
George Bernard Shaw
"We have art to save ourselves from the truth."
"When you're through changing, you're through."
"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."
"If you are going through hell, keep going."
Sir Winston Churchill
"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
George Washington Carver
"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."
"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."
"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working."
"A clever man commits no minor blunders."
"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows."
"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."
"We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?"
"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
"In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite."
"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
John F. Kennedy
"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it."
"The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people."
Lucille S. Harper
"Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater."
"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."
"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
General George Patton
"I have an existential map; it has 'you are here' written all over it."
"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to."
"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."
"The cynics are right nine times out of ten."
Henry Louis Mencken
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
"Never mistake motion for action."
"The average person thinks he isn't."
Father Larry Lorenzoni
"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I now."
"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
"Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."
Wernher Von Braun
"I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong."
"A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions."
"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
"Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming."
"I once complained to my father that I didn't seem to be able to do things the same way other people did. Dad's advice? 'Margo, don't be a sheep. People hate sheep. They eat sheep.'"
"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be."
"You can recognize truth by it's beauty and simplicity. When you get it right, it's obvious that it's right."
"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."
"Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
"All models are wrong. Some models are useful."
"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one."
"If I have made myself clear, you must have misunderstood me."
"Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it"