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John Kenneth Galbraith –

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.

André Gide –

It is better to fail at your own life than to succeed at someone else’s.

John Gilmore –

The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe –

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

Emma Goldman -

There is no greater fallacy than the belief that aims and purposes are one thing, while methods and tactics are another. This conception is a potent menace to social regeneration. All human experience teaches that methods and means cannot be separated from the ultimate aim. The means employed become, through individual habit and social practice, part and parcel of the final purpose; they influence it, modify it, and presently the aims and means become identical.

Nadine Gordimer –

The creative act is not pure. History evidences it. Sociology extracts it. The writer loses Eden, writes to be read and comes to realize that he is answerable.

Baltasar Gracian –

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.

Wayne Gretzky –

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

Sydney J. Harris –

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’

Robert Heinlein –

Being generous is inborn; being altruistic is a learned perversity. No resemblance.

Patrick Henry -

It is natural for man to indulge in the illusions of hope and pride. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.

James Neil Hollingworth (Ambrose Redmoon) –

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. –

Free competition is worth more to society than it costs.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. –

Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.

Victor Hugo –

You have enemies? Why, it is the story of every man who has done a great deed or created a new idea. It is the cloud which thunders around everything that shines. Fame must have enemies, as light must have gnats. Do not bother yourself about it; disdain. Keep your mind serene as you keep your life clear.

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