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It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Education
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.
~ Richard Bach| (American writer.) | 1936-? | Friendship
quotes Division : American writers   
     
Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
~ George Santayana | ( American philosopher and poet. ) | 1863-1952 | Character
quotes Division : American Philosophers   
     
Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.
~ Marshall Mcluhan | ( Canadian communications theorist and educator. ) | 1911-1980 | Technology
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Folly loves the martyrdom of fame.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Fame
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Acquaintance. A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
~ Ambrose Bierce | ( American newspaperman and short-story writer. ) | 1842-1914 | Acquaintance
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our friends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is, we think of them as we please --that is, as they please or displease us.
~ William Hazlitt | ( British essayist. ) | 1778-1830 | Friendship
quotes Division : Essayists   
     
As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.
~ John Donne| (English poet.) | 1572-1632 | Death
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
Without passion, you don't have energy; without energy, you have nothing. Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
-: [ Untapped Possibilities for Wealth (2009) by Michael Volkin, p. 60 ]
~ Donald Trump| (Business Executive and Billionaire) | 1946 - | Passion
quotes Division : Economists and Business   
     
Each thought is a nail that is driven In structures that cannot decay; And the mansion at last will be given To us as we build it each day.
~ George Eliot | ( British writer. ) | 1819-1880 | Thoughts
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves, and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more.
~ Francis Bacon| (English philosopher and statesman) | 1561-1626 | Money
quotes Division : British Philosophers   
     
To marry unequally is to suffer equally.
~ Henri Frédéric Amiel| ( Swiss writer. ) | 1821-1881 | Marriage
quotes Division : Swiss writers   
     
If you have one true friend you have more than your share.
~ Thomas Fuller | ( British clergyman and author. ) | 1608-1661 | Friendship
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause transform ourselves into beasts!
~ William Shakespeare | ( British poet and playwright. ) | 1564-1616 | Alcoholism
quotes Division : Playwrights   
     
Know then this truth, enough for man to know virtue alone is happiness below.
~ Alexander Pope | ( English poet and satirist. ) | 1688-1744 | Happiness
quotes Division : Satirists and Cynic   
     
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
-: [ (2006) The Root of All Evil television programme ]
~ Richard Dawkins| (Oxford zoologist and Author) | 1941 - | Atheism
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
No more we meet in yonder bowers Absence has made me prone to roving; But older, firmer hearts than ours, Have found monotony in loving.
~ Lord Byron | ( British poet. ) | 1788-1824 | Absence
quotes Division : British Poets   
     
A people who are still, as it were, but in the gristle, and not yet hardened into the bone of manhood.
~ Edmund Burke | ( British political writer. ) | 1729-1797 | America
quotes Division : British Authors and Writers   
     
Mankind has a free will; but it is free to milk cows and to build houses, nothing more.
~ Martin Luther | ( German priest and scholar. ) | 1483-1546 | Freedom
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
Things are beautiful if you love them.
~ Jean Anouilh | ( French playwright. ) | 1910-1987 | Beauty
quotes Division : Playwrights