Quotes

There are 432 quotes by various authors in this list.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Everyone hears only what he understands.

Everyone hears only what he understands. ...

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David Dunning

Very smart ideas are going to be hard for people to adopt, because most people don’t have the sophistication to recognize how good an idea is.

Very smart ideas are going to be hard for people to adopt, because most people don’t have the sophistication to recognize how good ...

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How peaceful life would be without love, how safe, how tranquil. And how dull.

How peaceful life would be without love, how safe, how tranquil. And how dull. ...

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Gregory Benford

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced. ...

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Niels Bohr

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. ...

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Arthur C. Clarke

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him. ...

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Galileo Galilei

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo ...

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Bill Maher

The only appropriate attitude for man to have about the big questions is not the arrogant certitude that is the hallmark of religion, but doubt. Doubt is humble.

The only appropriate attitude for man to have about the big questions is not the arrogant certitude that is the hallmark of ...

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Arthur C. Clarke

No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the nonexistence of Zeus or Thor, but they have few followers now.

You will find men like him in all of the world's religions. They know that we represent reason and science, and, however confident ...

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(unknown)

Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted. ...

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Plato

Pleasure is the bait of sin.

Pleasure is the bait of sin. ...

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(unknown)

Theories are cheap; proof is precious.

Theories are cheap; proof is precious. ...

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(unknown)

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.

Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead. ...

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Plato

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding. ...

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Albert Einstein

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

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

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Albert Einstein

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. ...

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William Somerset Maugham

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ...

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If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.

If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking. ...

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Bill Maher

If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest.

If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence and sheer ...

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Martin Heidegger

The possible ranks higher than the actual.

The possible ranks higher than the actual. ...

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