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1.

Insurrection is an art, and like all arts has its own laws.

- Trotsky, Leon
2.

I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.

- Thoreau, Henry David
3.

It is characteristic of the military mentality that nonhuman factors (atom bombs, strategic bases, weapons of all sorts, the possession of raw materials, etc) are held essential, while the human being, his desires, and thoughts - in short, the psychological factors - are considered as unimportant and secondary...The individual is degraded...to "human materiel".

- Albert Einstein
4.

First of all, I choose the great [roles], and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.

- Caine, Michael
5.

It's asking a great deal that things should appeal to your reason as well as your sense of the aesthetic.

- W. Somerset Maugham
6.

Hire the best. Pay them fairly. Communicate frequently. Provide challenges and rewards. Believe in them. Get out of their way and they'll knock your socks off.

- Allison, Mary Ann
7.

The circumstances of human society are too complicated to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.

- Custine, Marquis De
8.

Thirty was so strange for me. I've really had to come to terms with the fact that I am now a walking and talking adult. [Reflecting on his former status as a teen idol]

- Dillon, Matt
9.

When one is a stranger to oneself then one is estranged from others too.

- Lindbergh, Anne Morrow
10.

They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.

- Melville, Herman
11.

The only place where democracy comes before work is in the dictionary.

- Ralph Nader
12.

Politics, whatever its professions, has always been the systematic organization of hatreds.

- Adams, Henry Brooks
13.

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

- Omar Bradley
14.

It is much easier to modify an opinion if one has not already persuasively declared it.

- Souter, David H.
15.

The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.

- Cervantes, Miguel De
16.

Be not deceived with the first appearance of things, for show is not substance.

- Proverb, English
17.

I keep reading between the lies.

- Ace, Goodman
18.

When I was young I had an elderly friend who used often to ask me to stay with him in the country. He was a religious man and he read prayers to the assembled household every morning. But he had crossed out in pencil all the passages that praised God. He said that there was nothing so vulgar as to praise people to their faces and, himself a gentleman, he could not believe that God was so ungentlemanly as to like it.

- W. Somerset Maugham
19.

Home -- that blessed word, which opens to the human heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven, and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings.

- Child, Lydia M.
20.

The men whom I have seen succeed best in life always have been cheerful and hopeful men; who went about their business with a smile on their faces; and took the changes and chances of this mortal life like men; facing rough and smooth alike as it came.

- Kingsley, Charles

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