898 Sourced Quotes
I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.
Often attributed to Mark Twain
How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think.
Often attributed to Adolf Hitler
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Often attributed to Thomas Edison
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
Often attributed to Émile Zola
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Often attributed to Edmund Burke
Faster than a speeding bullet!…Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman! Yes, it's Superman! Strange visitor from another planet…Who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel with his bare hands, and who—disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metropolitan newspaper—fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!
Epitaph:Here lies Fred,
Who was alive and is dead:
Had it been his father,
I had much rather;
Had it been his brother,
Still better than another;
Had it been his sister,
No one would have missed her;
Had it been the whole generation,
Still better for the nation:
But since 'tis only Fred,
Who was alive and is dead, –
There's no more to be said.
Of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz:When Sir A. Fountaine was at Berlin with Leibnitz in 1701, and at supper with the Queen of Prussia, she asked Leibnitz his opinion of Sir Isaac Newton. Leibnitz said that taking mathematicians from the beginning of the world to the time when Sir Isaac lived, what he had done was much the better half; and added that he had consulted all the learned in Europe upon some difficult points without having any satisfaction, and that when he applied to Sir Isaac, he wrote him in answer by the first post, to do so and so, and then he would find it.
If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it's stupid.
Often misattributed to Albert Einstein