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A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
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If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
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Character is like a tree and reputation its shadow. The shadow is what we think it is; the tree is the real thing.
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You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by encouraging class hatred. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by taking away man's initiative and independence. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
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A wise man never knows all, only a fool know everything.
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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
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When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
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Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
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Imagination is more important than knowledge.
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We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
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Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
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Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
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Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.
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If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then is an empty desk a sign?
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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
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Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
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I don't teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.

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