A witty saying proves nothing, and yet one can still change a mind.

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours."

Richard Bach

"I was smart enough to go through any door that opened."

Joan Rivers

"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."

Douglas Adams

"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."

Henry Ford

"I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."

Lucille Ball

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."

Emile Zola

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

Thomas Jefferson

"Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems."

Rene Descartes

"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from."

Jodie Foster

"You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can't."

Annie Leibovitz

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems."

Paul Erdos

"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."

Friedrich Nietzsche

"When you're through changing, you're through."

Martha Stewart

"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."

Tallulah Bankhead

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact."

George Eliot

"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."

Vince Lombardi

"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."

Jimmy Durante

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."

Samuel Johnson

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."

Albert Einstein

"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working."

Albert Giacometti

"A clever man commits no minor blunders."


"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows."

Aristotle Onassis

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."

Niels Bohr

"We all agree that your theory is crazy, but is it crazy enough?"

Niels Bohr

"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."

Buckminster Fuller

"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."

Paul Dirac

"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."

Jean-Paul Sartre

"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."

Groucho Marx

"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."

Gail Godwin

"University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small."

Henry Kissinger

"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."

Steven Wright

"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to."

Elvis Presley

"Few things are harder to put up with than a good example."

Mark Twain

"The cynics are right nine times out of ten."

Henry Louis Mencken

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."

Alan Kay

"Never mistake motion for action."

Ernest Hemingway

"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."

Abraham Lincoln

"Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."

Benjamin Franklin

"Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy."

Ambrose Bierce

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."

Mark Twain

"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."

Bertrand Russell

"A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions."

Wilson Mizner

"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."

Robert Frost

"Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming."

J.P. McEvoy

"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.'"

Margo Kaufman

"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be."

Kurt Vonnegut

"You can recognize truth by it's beauty and simplicity. When you get it right, it's obvious that it's right."

Richard Feynman

"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."

Bob Dylan

"Far and away the best prize life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

Theodore Roosevelt

"All models are wrong. Some models are useful."

George Box

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one."


"If I have made myself clear, you must have misunderstood me."

Alan Greenspan

"Science is like sex: sometimes something useful comes out, but that is not the reason we are doing it"

Richard Feynman