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More of my favorite quotes

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More of my favorite quotes

I collect lots of quotes. Lots of bang for the buck. There’s a novel in every good quote. Here’s my most recent batch of favorites:

“Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms.”
Alan Corenk

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
Plato

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Aristotle

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Michael Jordan

“Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.”
Aaron Levenstein (Professor of
Management at Baruch College, City University of New York)

“I think it only makes sense to seek out and identify structures of authority, hierarchy, and domination, and to challenge them; unless a justification for them can be given, they are illegitimate, and should be dismantled, to increase the scope of human freedom.”
Noam Chomsky

“Some people are called to build the piano, some to carry the piano, and some are called to play the piano”
Darrin Patrick

“One of the most powerful teachings of the Buddhist tradition is that as long as you are wishing for things to change, they never will.”
Pema Chodron, Start Where You Are

“None of us are as smart as all of us”
Japanese proverb

“The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe”
H.L. Mencken

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose
Bill Gates

Atheism is a religion like off is a TV channel.
The Godless Blogger

“There are two ideas of government. There are those who believe that you just legislate to make the well-to-do prosperous, that their prosperity will leak through on those below. The Democratic idea has been that if you legislate to make the masses prosperous their prosperity will find its way up and through every class that rests upon it.”
William Jennings Bryan at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1896.

“[T]he life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”
Thomas Hobbes

“Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.”
Bob Thaves, “Frank and Ernest”, 1982

“Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.”
Thomas Jefferson

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