July 29, 2011

some of my favourite quotes

“Playing it safe will never get you to the top. More important is that you have the balls to bet at the right time. If you want to succeed you need to have a gamblers attitude” - Ilari Sahamies 

“My country is the world, and my religion is to do good.” - Thomas Paine

"It does not matter how slow you go so long as you do not stop." 
- Wisdom of Confucius

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
— John Quincy Adams

"Whether he likes it or not, a man's character is stripped bare at the poker table; if the other poker players read him better than he does, he has only himself to blame. Unless he is both able and prepared to see himself as others do, flaws and all, he will be a loser in poker, as in life." - Tony Holden, Big Deal

“We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves.”
- Eric Hoffer

"Nobody ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have while trying to write one."
- R. Byrne

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." – Voltaire

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." – H. L. Mencken

"Lifes just a game of inches" - Al Pacino in Any Given Sunday

"A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people but that the world wasn’t flat. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic. " Dresden James

"all truth goes through three stages, first it is ridiculed, second it is opposed, finally it is accepted as self-evident" - Arthur Schoepenhouer

"The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about and refuse to investigate."
– Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Veri universum vivus vici" - Latin phrase meaning 'By the power of Truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe'

"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him."
— Benjamin Franklin

"Non schola sed vita decimos" (Only the educated are free)
— Epictetus (AD 50-125)

"It's harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge."
— Arnold Glasgow

"The mind is the man, and knowledge mind; a man is but what he knoweth."
— Francis Bacon 

"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."
— James Madison

"As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."
— Benjamin Disraeli 

"The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty."
— James Madison 

"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."
- Socrates 

“Just play every hand, you can’t miss them all.”
- Sammy Farha

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