Thursday, April 05, 2007

Famous quotations

A few more of my favourite quotations.

“The mariner to sail with is he who has been shipwrecked for he knows where the reefs are.”- Daniel Defoe.

“The Golden Rule is that there are no Golden Rules.” - George Bernard Shaw.

“You can observe a lot by just watching.” - Yogi Berra (US baseball player).

“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Derek Bok (President of Harvard).

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” - Sir Isaac Newton.

“Anyone can be a genius if they work as hard as I do.” Johan Sebastian Bach.

“To find a prince, you need to kiss an awful lot of frogs.” - Anon.

“Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.” - Aldous Huxley.

“We had better be concerned about the future because that’s where we are going to spend the rest of our lives.” - Mark Twain.

“For two days labour you ask two hundred guineas?” “No, I ask it for the knowledge of a lifetime.” - Whistler after someone queried his charge for painting a portrait.

“We are not here to sell off a parcel of vats and boilers but wealth beyond dreams of avarice.” - Dr Johnson when auctioning Mrs Thales brewey.

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