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Source: "Grammar Rules" KustannusosakeyhtiöOtava
What has destroyed every previous civilization has been
the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power.
- To make your children capable of honesty is the
beginning of education.
When you prevent me from doing anything I want to do, that is
persecution; but when I prevent you from doing anything you want
to do, that is law, order, and morals.
George Bernard Shaw
Old men are dangerous; it doesn't matter to them what is
going to happen.
George Bernard Shaw
- Instead of this absurd divison into sexes they ought to
class people as static and dynamic.
Prejudice not being founded on reason cannot be removed ny
The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find
- To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art
Will and Ariel Durant
- The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education,
but the means of education.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
- The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after
The man who does not read good books has no advantage
over the man who can't read them.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could
hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got be
twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven
- But what is freedom? Rightly understood, a
universal licence to be good.
Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the
work he is supposed to be doing at that moment.
- Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if
you just sit there.
- You'll never really know what I mean and I'll never
really know what you mean.
Who knows if Shakespeare might have thought less if
he had read more?
A bore is a man who, when you ask him how he is, tells you.
Bert Leston Taylor
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
Lev J. Burke
On earth eerything is nothing great but man; in man there
is nothing great but mind.
It's possible to own too much. A man with one watch knows what
time it is, a man with two watches is never quite sure.
Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather and a
little music out of doors, played by somebody I don't know.
Bad artists always admire each other's work.
Only the shallow know themselves.
We can destroy ourselves by cynism and disillusion as
effectively as by bombs.
Football isn't a matter of life and death it's much more
important than that.
Nothing makes your more tolerant of a neighbour's party
than being there.
Franklin P. Jones
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Charles Caleb Colton
Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the
longest half of your life.
I am a part of all that I have read.
So little done, so much to do.
You know you're getting old when the candles cost more
than the cake.
I'll never make the mistake of being seventy again!
I would never read a book if it were possible for me to
talk half an hour with the man who wrote it.
If I had to give young writers advice. I'd say don't
listen to writers talking about writing.
If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up
Laurence J. Peter
Nothing is interesting if you're not interested.
Some things have to believed to be seen.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
A man may build himself a throne of bayonets, but he
cannot sit on it.
Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.
Edward Bulver Lytton
We have to believe in free will. We've got no other
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Anybody who goes to see a psychiatrist should have his head