Greatest Quotes and Sayings by Famous Authors

Greatest  Quotes and Sayings by Famous Authors

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.
Samuel Butler

If you can not describe what you do as a process, you do not know what you do.
W. Edwards Deming

It is not enough to do your best, you need to know what to do, and THEN do your best.
W. Edwards Deming

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does.
No man or woman trying to pursue an ideal in its own way is without enemies.
Daisy Bates

The Memorandum of Andrew Carnegie is not written to inform the receiver, but to protect the author.
Dean Acheson

All my life I wanted to be somebody, I guess I should have been more specific.
Jane Wagner / Lily Tomlin

A lot of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you are not really interested to get where you’re going.
Christopher Darlington Morley

About whether to have all pulled in one direction, the world keel over.
Yiddish proverb

The only fool bigger than the person who knows is the person wh

o talks to him.
Stanislaw Lec Jerszy

 

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
Chinese proverb

Never express yourself more clearly than you may think.
Niels Bohr

The secret of life is honesty and fair. If you can fake that, you’ve done.
Groucho Marx

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way and not give others absurd claims annoying her.
Christopher Darlington Morley

Just once what others say you can not do, and you never lend attention to their limitations.
James R. Cook

The manufacture of the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that is creativity.
Charles Mingus

If a million people say a foolish thing, it’s still a foolish thing.
Anatole France

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
Eric Hoffer

When all think alike, no one thinks very much.
Walter Lippmann

Minds are like parachutes. They only work when they are open.
Sir James Dewar

We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Alfred North Whitehead
It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong.
Voltaire

To be absolutely sure about something, you should not know everything or nothing about it.
Olin Miller

It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Mark Twain

Treat other defects as gently as your own.
Chinese proverb

I do not condemn you for what you did yesterday, if you straighten it today.
Sheldon S. Maye

We know what a person thinks not when he says what he thinks, but by his actions.
Isaac Bashevis

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us evidence of the fact diffuse.
George Eliot

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
Voltaire

Those are my principles. If you do not like j’avoir others.
Groucho Marx

A classic is a book that people praise and do not read.
Mark Twain

It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
Mark Twain

A jury consists of twelve people who determine which client has the better lawyer.
Robert Frost

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
Thomas Neill

Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something.
Plato

The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything.
Voltaire

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