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Brainy Oscar Wilde Quotes

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.

America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.

All art is quite useless.

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone’s feelings unintentionally.

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.

All bad poetry springs from genuine feeling.

A man can’t be too careful in the choice of his enemies.

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.

A man can be happy with any woman, as long as he does not love her.

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction.

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.

Ambition is the last refuge of the failure.

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.

An excellent man; he has no enemies; and none of his friends like him.

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Brainy Henry Ford Quotes

Henry Ford

Henry Ford

Any colour – so long as it’s black.

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.

A bore is a person who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.

An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.

History is more or less bunk.

Capital punishment is as fundamentally wrong as a cure for crime as charity is wrong as a cure for poverty.

A market is never saturated with a good product, but it is very quickly saturated with a bad one.

Don’t find fault, find a remedy.

Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don’t need it: if you are sick you should not take it.

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities.

Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait. The grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.

Business is never so healthy as when, like a chicken, it must do a certain amount of scratching around for what it gets.

Competition is the keen cutting edge of business, always shaving away at costs.


Discrimination is a hellhound that gnaws at Negroes in every waking moment of their lives to remind them that the lie of their inferiority is accepted as truth in the society dominating them.

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.

A riot is the language of the unheard.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.

A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.

A man can’t ride your back unless it’s bent.

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.

A lie cannot live.

At the center of non-violence stands the principle of love.

A right delayed is a right denied.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.

Before God we are all equally wise – and equally foolish.

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

As far as I’m concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.

All these primary impulses, not easily described in words, are the springs of man’s actions.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex… It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.

Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

A house divided against itself cannot stand.

A woman is the only thing I am afraid of that I know will not hurt me.

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.

Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable – a most sacred right – a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.

As our case is new, we must think and act anew.

Avoid popularity if you would have peace.

Ballots are the rightful and peaceful successors to bullets.

Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren’t very new at all.

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.

Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.

A fool’s brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.

A man of great common sense and good taste – meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.

A man who has no office to go, to I don’t care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.

Julius Caesar Quotes

Face Julius Caeser

Julius Caesar was a brilliant statesman and soldier in ancient Rome. He inspired many people and was a venerable person of his time. There’s no doubt his brainy and decisive attitude contributed to his success.

As a rule, men worry more about what they can’t see than about what they can.

Caesar’s wife must be above suspicion.

Cowards die many times before their actual deaths.

Experience is the teacher of all things.

Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.

I came, I saw, I conquered.

I had rather be first in a village than second at Rome.

I have lived long enough both in years and in accomplishments.

I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.

I love the name of honor, more than I fear death.

If you must break the law, do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.

In war, events of importance are the result of trivial causes.

It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life.

It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.

It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking.

Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish.

Men freely believe that which they desire.

Men in general are quick to believe that which they wish to be true.

Men willingly believe what they wish.

No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.

The die is cast.

What we wish, we readily believe, and what we ourselves think, we imagine others think also.

Which death is preferably to every other? “The unexpected”.