Quote collection #3 (31)

Leonardo Da Vinci

“He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.”

“Our life is made by the death of others.”

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”

“He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.”

Ben Franklin

“Hunger is the best pickle.”

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”

“There’s small revenge in words, but words may be greatly revenged.”

“Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.”

Albert Einstein

“The attmpt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.”

“The legs are the wheels of creativity.”

“Mere unbelief in a personal God is no philosophy at all.”

“The only way to escape the personal corruption of praise is to go on working.”

“The thinking that we are has brought us to where we have already been. In order to go somewhere else, we must think in a different way.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible, speak a few reasonable words.”

“Excellence is rarely found, more rarely valued.”

“If a man makes continous efforts, we can save him.”

“We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.”

“One man’s word is no man’s word; we should quietly hear both sides.”

“What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.”

“If the mass of people hesitate to act, strike with swiftly and with boldness, the brave heart that understands and seizes opportunity can everything.”


“A great man is always willing to be little.”

“Men are respectable only as they respect.”

“Self-trust is the first secret to success.”

“If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.”


“He who confers a benefit on anyone loves him better than he is beloved.”

“A bad man can do a million times more harm than a beast.”

“Men acquire a particular quality by acting in a particular way.”

“A very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed.”

“I say that habit’s just a long practice, friend, and this becomes men’s nature in the end.”

“Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know.”

“It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.”

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