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The 25 BEST Things Ever Said, By Anyone

The 25 BEST Things Ever Said, By Anyone

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25.If two men agree on everything, you may be sure that one of them is doing the thinking.-- Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973)(I have seen this attributed to Truman, as well)24.It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picksmy pocket nor breaks my leg.-- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)23. Music is the pleasure that the human soul encoutners from counting without knowing that it iscounting.-- Leibniz22.To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.-- Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)21.When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.-- Desiderius Erasmus (1465-1536)20.It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.-- Epictetus (c.55-c.135)19.He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice.-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)18. As I would not be a slave, so I will not be a master.Abraham Lincoln17. No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of themain; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontorywere, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishesme, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.-- John Donne (1572-1631),
Meditation XVII 
16. If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.-- Noam Chomsky (b. 1928)15. My Country, right or wrong" is a thing no patriot would think of saying except in a desperatecase. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober -- Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936)14. This above all, to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not be false to any man.
 
Shakespeare.13.The gods are amused when the busy river condemns the idle cloudsRabindranath Tagore12.Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.-- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)11. Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is theargument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.-- William Pitt (1759-1806)10. Pain shared is lessened, joy shared, increasedSpider Robinson9.The good old days. I was there. Where was they?Moms Mabley1894-19758.All models are wrong but some are useful.--George Box7.The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not"Eureka!" but "That's funny..."-- Isaac Asimov (1920-1992)6.That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. That is the whole Torah; the rest is theexplanation; go and learn.Hillel (link in 5)5. If I am not for myself, who is for me?If I am for myself alone, what am I?If not now, when?Hillel4. Those who would give up a little freedom to get a little security shall soon have neither Benjamin Franklin3. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a differentdrummer. Let each man march to his own rhythm, however measured, or far awayH. D. Thoreau2.

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