My favorite quotes of all time

Here are some of my favorite quotes of all time from philosophers, politicians, scientists and other great persons throughout history:

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson

"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Alva Edison

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants." - Sir Isaac Newton

"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome." - Isaac Asimov

"Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth." - Sherlock Holmes (by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

"In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." - Martin Luther King Jr

"Knowledge is power" - Francis Bacon

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." - Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe." - H. G. Wells

"Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." - Robert J. Oppenheimer (citing from the Bhagavad Gita, after witnessing the world's first nuclear explosion)

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Sir Winston Churchill

"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell

"I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them." - Ian L. Fleming

"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." - Henry Ford

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours." - Richard Bach

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu

"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." - Antoine de Saint Exupery

"The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy

"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down." - Jimmy Durante

"Facts are the enemy of truth." - Don Quixote - "Man of La Mancha"

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid." - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world." - George Washington Carver

"Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')

"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

"If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance." - George Bernard Shaw

"The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don't have it." - George Bernard Shaw

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work." - Emile Zola

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity." - Albert Einstein

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Albert Einstein

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." - Oscar Wilde

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it" - Henry David Thoreau

"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names." - John F. Kennedy

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera." - James Stephens

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

"There are no facts, only interpretations." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The greatest danger for most of us is not that we aim too high and we miss it, but we aim too low and reach it." - Michelangelo

"All glory comes from daring to begin." - William Shakespeare

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius

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