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1.

Writing is learning to say nothing, more cleverly every day.

- William Allingham
2.

My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

- Thomas Jefferson
3.

A diplomat is a man who says you have an open mind, instead of telling you that you have a hole in the head.

4.

A low self-love in the parent desires that his child should repeat his character and fortune.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
5.

My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence.

- Rutherford, Samuel
6.

There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.

- Landor, Walter Savage
7.

If rich people could hire other people to die for them, the poor could make a wonderful living.

- Yiddish Proverb
8.

He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.

- Sir Francis Bacon
9.

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

10.

The'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.

- William Gibson
11.

He who is afraid of a thing gives it power over him.

- Proverb, Moorish
12.

Don't buy problems, they're giving them away for free.

- Barbara Mikkelson
13.

No man is so old as to believe he cannot live one more year.

- Sean O'Casey
14.

Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

- Sir Francis Bacon
15.

It takes more time and effort and delicacy to learn the silence of a people than to learn its sounds. Some people have a special gift for this. Perhaps this explains why some missionaries, notwithstanding their efforts, never come to speak properly, to communicate delicately through silences. Although they speak with the accent of natives they remain forever thousands of miles away. The learning of the grammar of silence is an art much more difficult to learn than the grammar of sounds.

- Illich, Ivan
16.

In every age of well-marked transition, there is the pattern of habitual dumb practice and emotion which is passing and there is oncoming a new complex of habit.

- Whitehead, Alfred North
17.

Self-love is the greatest of all flatterers.

- La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
18.

Where a calculator on the ENIAC is equipped with 18,000 vacuum tubes and weighs 30 tons, computers in the future may have only 1,000 vaccuum tubes and perhaps weigh 1.5 tons.

19.

For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.

- Wittgenstein, Ludwig
20.

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru'chinks of his cavern.

- Blake

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