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Edgar Allen Poe:

Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see.

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Michael Weatherly, in the voice of Tony Dinozzo:

If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you always got.

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Ford Madox Ford:

Only two classes of books are of universal appeal: the very best and the very worst.

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Tommy Lasorda:

There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.

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Joseph Heller (about Catch-22):

Everyone in my book accuses everyone else of being crazy. Frankly, I think the whole society is nuts — and the question is: What does a sane man do in an insane society?

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Tim Jackson:

We spend money we don’t have, on things we don’t need, to make impressions that don’t matter.

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Kenneth L. Pike:

Today’s practicality is often no more than the accepted form of yesterday’s theory.

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Peter Ustinov:

To be gentle, tolerant, wise and reasonable requires a goodly portion of toughness.

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Margaret Mead:

What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things.

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Joanne B. Freeman:

If you don’t know your history, you don’t know who you are. Holds true for nations too.

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Jean Paul:

Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.

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R. H. Tawney:

The certainties of one age are the problems of the next.

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Saint Jerome:

It is worse still to be ignorant of your ignorance.

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Ricky Gervais:

There’s no difference between fame and infamy now. There’s a new school of professional famous people that don’t do anything. They don’t create anything.

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Alexandre Dumas:

If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself.

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Chittaranjan Das:

In my whole legal career I have not met worse types of criminals than in politics.

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Mark Harmon, as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs:

The more I know, the less I understand.

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Jonathan Winters:

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.

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Marie Curie:

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

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William Westmoreland:

The military don’t start wars. Politicians start wars.

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