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J'entends et j'oublie. Je vois et je me souviens. Je fais et je comprends. Confucius

The limits of my language are the limits of my world. Ludwig Wittgenstein

Who understands ill, answers ill.
Think of the end before you begin: A wise man begins in the end, a fool ends in the beginning.
Where there is a will there is a way.
The most usual failure of our judgment: We soon believe what we desire.
Looking back at the completed solution is an important and instructive phase of the work: He thinks not well that thinks not again.
Your five best friends are: What, Why, Where, When, and How. George Polya

With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too. Yiddish
The camel has his projects, and the camel driver has his projects. Egyptian
God will not drive flies away from a tailless cow. African
If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. Yiddish

Il faut respecter les gens. Il faut les traiter comme des gens intelligents parce qu’ils le sont et non parce qu’ils le deviendront grâce à nous. Pierre Bourgault

Some circumstancial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk. Henry David Thoreau

Il faut avoir une très haute idée, non pas de ce que l'on fait, mais de ce qu'on pourrait faire un jour. Sans quoi, ce n'est pas la peine de travailler. Edgar Degas

Ce n'est pas parce que les choses sont difficiles que nous n'osons pas; c'est parce que nous n'osons pas qu'elles sont difficiles. Sénèque

It is part of the cure to wish to be cured. Sénèque

The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark Twain

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right. Mark Twain

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. James Thurber

Becoming is superior to being. Paul Klee

L'art ne reproduit pas le visible, il rend visible. Paul Klee

Experience... is simply the name we give our mistakes. Oscar Wilde

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the popularity of dogs. Aldous Huxley

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. Abraham Lincoln

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi

Life is what happens while you are making other plans. John Lennon

I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen

Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped. Groucho Marx

Call no man unhappy until he is married. Socrate

Some things have to be believed to be seen. Ralph Hodgson

Michael Faraday, demonstrating electromagnetism to his students was asked, "But sir, of what practical use is this ?" Faraday replied "Sir, of what practical use is a newborn baby?".

The essence of science lies not in discovering new facts but in discovering new ways of thinking about them. W.H. Bragg

The intelligent man finds almost everything ridiculous, the sensible man hardly anything. Goethe

Tell me what you are busy about, and I will tell you what you are. Goethe

Si les gens ne croient pas que les mathématiques sont simples, c’est uniquement parce qu’ils ne réalisent pas à quel point la vie est compliquée. John von Neumann

Do not mind if you are not understood, as long as you are not misunderstood. Richard Buckminster Fuller

Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. Alexander Pope

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein

If you want to know what God thinks of money, look at the people he gives it to. Yiddish

If you would know the value of money try to borrow some. Benjamin Franklin

It takes two to speak the truth: one to speak and another to hear. Henry David Thoreau

I shall make electricity so cheap that only the rich can afford to burn candles. Thomas Edison

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion but rather to know it. André Maurois

Common sense is not so common. Voltaire

A man always has two reasons for doing anything: a good reason and the real reason. J.P. Morgan

He approaches nearest to the gods who knows how to be silent, even though he is in the right. Caton l'ancien

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. David Russell

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. Isaac Asimov

Sight is a faculty; seeing is an art. George Perkins Marsh

True friendship is a plant of slow growth. George Washington

There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man. Aristote

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. Picasso

Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we think up to hide them. La Rochefoucauld

Worry affects the circulation, the heart, the glands, the whole nervous system. I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt. Dr. Charles H. Mayo

Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work, your judgment will be surer, since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment. Léonard de Vinci

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. Bertrand Russell

L'éducation est devenue un des principaux obstacles à l'intelligence et à la libre-pensée. Bertrand Russell

The effect of elevated language upon an audience is not persuasion but transport. Pseudo-Longinus, Traité du sublime

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weeds. Luther Burbank

If you are content with the best you have done, you will never do the best you can do. Martin Vanbee

...the great majority of mankind are satisfied with appearances, as though they were realities, and are often more influenced by things that seem than by those that are. Machiavelli

Youth is the best time to be rich; and the best time to be poor. Euripide

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children. George Bernard Shaw

Be moderate in everything, including moderation. Horace Porter

L'éducation est un système mis en place pour imposer l'ignorance. Noam Chomsky

The majority of those who put together collections of verses or epigrams resemble those who eat cherries or oysters; they begin by choosing the best and end by eating everything. Chamfort

When all is said and done, more is said than done. Lou Holtz

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