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For a significant man
woman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron.

– Friedrich Nietzsche
For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That's a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they're unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork.
– Neil Gershenfeld
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
– Richard Feynman
For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
– Ernest Hemingway, in his Nobel Prize acceptance speech
For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try…
– Ernest Hemingway
For a truly religious man nothing is tragic.
– Ludwig Wittgenstein
For a water drop, the most beautiful house is a leaf; and for a man: The goodness! Let the goodness be your home you permanently live in!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For a while I thought history was something bitter old men wrote. But Jack loved history so ... for Jack history was full of heroes.
– Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis
For a while we pondered whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have.
– Woody Allen
For aesthetics is the mother of ethics. Were we to choose our leaders on the basis of their reading experience and not their political programs, there would be much less grief on earth. I believe-not empirically, alas, but only theoretically-that for someone who has read a lot of Dickens to shoot his like in the name of an idea is harder than for someone who has read no Dickens.
– Joseph Brodsky
For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
– Maya Angelou
For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either. The ends of things and their beginnings are impregnably concealed from him in an impenetrable secret. He is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness out of which he was drawn and the infinite in which he is engulfed.
– Blaise Pascal
For all its flaws, I would feel safer to have my children grow up in a world dominated by the United States than by any other country.
– Kobsak Chutikul, (deputy leader in Thailand), AP news release 3/7/03
For all men tragically great are made so through a certain morbidness.
– Herman Melville, Moby Dick
For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.
– Dag Hammarskjld
For all the advances in medicine, there is still no cure for the common birthday.
– John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
For all the gold and silver stolen and shipped to Spain did not make the Spanish people richer. It gave their kings an edge in the balance of power for a time, a chance to hire more mercenary soldiers for their wars. They ended up losing those wars anyway, and all that was left was a deadly inflation, a starving population, the rich richer, the poor poorer, and a ruined peasant class.
– Hans Konig
For all their strength, men were sometimes like little children.
– Lawana Blackwell
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear -- when you are the hammer, strike.
– Edwin Markham
For ambitious and greedy, there exists no summit, but only climbing up perpetually.
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis -- an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business.
– D. W. Brogan
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of a Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a MaCaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
– Ethel Barrymore
For an apple you can't reach up and pick, you have to climb that tree; the tree won't bend down for you!
– Mehmet Murat ildan
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
– George Santayana
For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.
– Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites

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