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" A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. "
" The chief function of the city is to convert power into form, energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art, biological reproduction into social creativity. "
" Forget the damned motor car and build the cities for lovers and friends. "
" It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe. "
Robert W. Service
" A brainy person does not abuse copyright; instead they respect it and uphold it. "
" I'm reading a book, because I'm brainy. No, it is a book - if you don't know, it is like a blog except bigger. "
" We are all gifted. That is our inheritance. "
" New York is the perfect model of a city, not the model of a perfect city. "
" Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see. "
Martin Luther King, Jr.
" You cannot step into the same river twice. "
" The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands. "
Robert M. Pirsig
" A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. "
" There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception. "
" Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire. "
" Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking. "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
" The destiny of man is in his own soul. "
" Memory is more indelible than ink. "
" Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games. "
" However far modern science and techniques have fallen short of their inherent possibilities, they have taught mankind at least one lesson; nothing is impossible. "
" We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe. "
John Henry Newman
" We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. "
" Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. "
" The joy of the mind is the measure of its strength. "
Ninon de L'Enclos
" The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water. "
" God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. "
" Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. "
" The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. "
" A pure hand needs no glove to cover it. "
" It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well. "
" The artist does not illustrate science (but) he frequently responds to the same interests that a scientist does. "
" The real meaning of enlightenment is to gaze with undimmed eyes on all darkness. "