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AristotleKnowledge of the fact differs from knowledge of the reason for the fact.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

Mignon McLaughlinIf you made a list of the reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Benjamin DisraeliMan is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men.

—  Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Prime Minister

Michel de MontaigneIf you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he, and I was I.

—  Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592, French thinker

NapoleonNever ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Lao-TzuAll difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.

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

Ralph Waldo EmersonShallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances...Strong men believe in cause and effect.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

John KennedyThings do not happen. Things are made to happen.

—  John Kennedy, 1917-1963, American President [1961-1963]

SenecaOur lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty. The difficulty comes from our lack of confidence.

—  Seneca, 4 AD-65 AD, Roman philosopher

Sigmund FreudWe are what we are because we have been what we have been.

—  Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, Austrian psychologist, founder of psychoanalysis

VoltaireCoincidence is the known result of unknown causes.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

Isaac AsimovThe Law of conservation of energy tells us we can't get something for nothing, but we refuse to believe it.

—  Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, American Sci-Fi writer

Karl KrausSo-called psychoanalysis is the occupation of lustful rationalists who trace everything in the world to sexual causes - with the exception of their occupation.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Carl SaganExtraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

—  Carl Sagan, 1934-1996, American astronomer

NapoleonThe man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Anton ChekhovIf there's a gun on the wall in act one, scene one, you must fire the gun by act three, scene two. If you fire a gun in act three, scene two, you must see the gun on the wall in act one, scene one.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer


Bible Quotes

Epistles of PaulGod is not mocked. For whatever a man might sow, that also he will reap.

—  Epistles of Paul ‐ Galatians 6:7


Latin Quotes

Latin proverbNot who but what.

Non quis, sed quid.

—  Latin proverb

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Latin phraseAfter this, therefore, because of this.

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc.

—  Latin phrase

     (logical fallacy)

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Latin phraseBad from the good.

De malo, bonum.

—  Latin phrase

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Funny Quotes

George CarlinHere's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

AristotleNothing is without a cause.

Άνευ αιτίου ουδέν εστιν.

—  Aristotle, 384-322 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher

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Proverbs

African proverbDo not look where you fell, but where you slipped.

—  African proverb

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American proverbNo pain, no gain.

—  American proverb

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International proverbWhere there’s smoke, there’s fire.

—  International proverb

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English proverbThey that sow the wind, shall reap the whirlwind.

—  English proverb

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International proverbMighty oaks from little acorns grow.

—  International proverb

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International proverbYou reap what you sow.

—  International proverb

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International proverbAs you make your bed, so you must lie upon it.

—  International proverb

English proverbWhat goes around comes around.

—  English proverb


Special Quotes

Garbage in, garbage out.

—  American saying

     ([GIGO] from the early days of computing)

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