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Offline Mir Alihan

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« on: February 16, 2008, 05:05:48 PM »
 Classic Quotes by Henry Adams (1838-1918) American writer and historian

A friend in power is a friend lost.

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A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops.

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Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

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Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.

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American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.

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As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.

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Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

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Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

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Friends are born, not made.

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He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.

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In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.

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It is always good men who do the most harm in the world

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It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.

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Morality is a private and costly luxury.
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008, 05:08:13 PM »
 Classic Quotes by Henry Adams (1838-1918) American writer and historian

A friend in power is a friend lost.

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A teacher affects eternity he can never tell, where his influence stops.

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Absolute liberty is absence of restraint; responsibility is restraint; therefore, the ideally free individual is responsible to himself.

--------------------

Accident counts for as much in companionship as in marriage.

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American society is a sort of flat, fresh-water pond which absorbs silently, without reaction, anything which is thrown into it.

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As for America, it is the ideal fruit of all your youthful hopes and reforms. Everybody is fairly decent, respectable, domestic, bourgeois, middle-class, and tiresome. There is absolutely nothing to revile except that it's a bore.

--------------------

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.

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Everyone carries his own inch rule of taste, and amuse himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels.

--------------------

Friends are born, not made.

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He too serves a certain purpose who only stands and cheers.

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In plain words, Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.

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It is always good men who do the most harm in the world

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It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.

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Morality is a private and costly luxury.
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Re: Classic Quotes
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008, 05:25:09 PM »
Classic Quotes by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) Italian Astronomer

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.

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All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

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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.

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I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.

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The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

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You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself.

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They know that it is human nature to take up causes whereby a man may oppress his neighbor, no matter how unjustly... Hence they have had no trouble in finding men who would preach the damnability and heresy of the new doctrine from the very pulpit.

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If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.

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I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.

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Doubt is the father of invention.

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It is surely harmful to souls to make it a heresy to believe what is proved.

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All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2008, 08:02:17 PM »
Classic Quotes by Anas Nin (1903-1977) American writer
A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.

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Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

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And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

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Dreams are necessary to life.

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Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

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Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious, one should preserve it.

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Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

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Good things happen to those who hustle.

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He does not need opium. He has the gift of reverie.

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How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself.

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I know why familles were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.

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