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Oscar LevantThere's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line

—  Oscar Levant, 1906-1972, American pianist

George CarlinI think it’s the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

Mignon McLaughlinLearning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Henry FordGivers have to set limits because takers rarely do.

—  Henry Ford, 1863-1947, American industrialist, founder of FORD

William BlakeYou never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Lao-TzuTo understand the limitation of things, desire them.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Wolfgang GoetheIn limitations he first shows himself the master, and the law can only bring us freedom.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Wolfgang GoetheOne never goes so far as when one doesn't know where one is going.

—  Wolfgang Goethe, 1749-1832, German poet & philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerEvery man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Ambrose BierceBoundary, n. In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Ralph Waldo EmersonWhatever limits us we call Fate.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Ayn RandLive and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life.

—  Ayn Rand, 1905-1982, American writer & philosopher

Aristotle OnassisThe best deals and the best sex happens outside of boundaries.

—  Aristotle Onassis, 1900-1975, Greek tycoon

Albert CamusAbsolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other.

—  Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French writer, Nobel 1957

Jean Jacques RousseauThe world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.

—  Jean Jacques Rousseau, 1712-1778, Swiss-French philosopher

Arthur ClarkeThe only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

—  Arthur Clarke, 1917-2008, British Sci-Fi writer

Latin Quotes

Latin phraseNo further.

Ne plus ultra.

—  Latin phrase

     (impassable obstacle)

Stupid Quotes

Donald TrumpI will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me – and I’ll build them very inexpensively. I will build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will make Mexico pay for that wall.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA


International proverbGood fences make good neighbours.

—  International proverb



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