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Quote from John Culkin. We don't know who discovered water, but we're certain it wasn't a fish.
Quote from Alexander Smith. A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
Quote from Fiodor Dostoïevski. A man is unhappy because he doesn't know he's happy, that's the only reason. That's all, that's all! Whoever discovers this will become happy instantly.
Quote from Martin Luther King. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.
Quote from Albert Einstein. Everybody knows a certain thing is unrealizable until somebody unaware of this comes and invents it.
Quote from Carl Burns. A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of home.
Quote from Marguerite Duras. Solitude isn't found, it's made.
Quote from Alex Zanotelli. You vote every time you go shopping.
Quote from Will Rogers. You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
Quote from Anatole France. A dictionary is the whole universe arranged in alphabetical order.
Quote from Albert Einstein. You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
Quote from Ernest Hemingway. Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Quote from J.W. Eagan. Never judge a book by its movie.
Quote from Blaise Pascal. Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
Quote from Margaret Mead. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Quote from Martin Luther King. Our lives end the day we become silent about things that really matter.
Quote from Isaac Asimov. Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
Quote from Camille Corot. The whole thing is to have genius at twenty and talent at eighty.
Quote from Octavio Paz. Water talks unceasingly but never repeats itself.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. I have simple tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Quote from Ernest Hemingway. It takes two years to learn to speak and sixty to learn to keep quiet.
Quote from Dominique Rolin. What's a year otherwise the infinite volume of a pinch of seconds?
Quote from Daniel De Montmollin. The primary objective for an educator is to produce autodidacts.
Quote from Ennio Flaiano. My cat does what I would like to do, with less literature.
Quote from Alfred Capus. Some men talk while they sleep. There are only speakers to speak during the sleep of others.
Quote from Pablo Picasso. I paint things as I think them, not as I see them.
Quote from Ambrose Bierce. Elector: one who enjoys the sacred privilege of voting for the man of another man's choice.
Quote from Alexandre Dumas. Money is a good servant but a bad master.
Quote from Mark Twain. The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.
Quote from Victor Borge. The shortest distance between two people is a smile.
Quote from Luis Buñuel. Happiness is getting on with yourself.
Quote from Isaac Newton. We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Quote from Stanislaw Jerzy Lec. Rooster even sings in the morning on which it ends up in the pot.
Quote from Upton Sinclair. The Earth belongs to its owners, but the landscape belongs to those who know how to appreciate it.
Quote from Alexander Nevsky. Those who come to us in peace will be welcome as a guest. But those who come to us sword in hand will die by the sword!
Quote from Jean-Luc Godard. Cinema, like paintings, shows the invisible.
Quote from Emilio Praga. The quality of a book depends on the reader.
Quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
Quote from René Descartes. I think, therefore I am.
Quote from Hippocrates. Walking is man's best medicine.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. I am not young enough to know everything.
Quote from Jean-Luc Godard. Cinema generates memory, television oblivion.
Quote from Pablo Neruda. In one kiss, you'll know all I haven't said.
Quote from Oscar Wilde. I do not believe in miracles. I've seen too many of them.
Quote from Karl Kraus. To be perfect she lacked just one defect.
Quote from Victor Hugo. If God had not made woman, he wouldn't have made the flower either.
Quote from Bertolt Brecht. As regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve.
Quote from Michel de Montaigne. I quote others only in order to express myself the better.
Quote from Paul Valéry. Let us enrich ourselves with our mutual differences.
Quote from Albert Brie. Before changing your mind make sure that you already have an opinion to change.
Quote from Victor Hugo. Life is an interrupted sentence.
Quote from Steve Jobs. If you don't build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.
Quote from Arthur H. Rosenfeld. There is an even cleaner form of energy than the sun, more renewable than the wind: it's the energy we don't consume.
Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Always do what you are afraid to do.
Quote from Henri Cartier-Bresson. The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a fraction of a second of reality.
Quote from Aurélio Buarque de Holanda Ferreira. Defining a word is like catching a butterfly on the wing.
Quote from Marcus Aurelius. That which is not good for the swarm, neither is it good for the bee.
Quote from Pier Paolo Pasolini. Grown up? Never!
Quote from Seneca. What you think is the summit is only a step up.
Quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Not everyone can boast of having a friend.
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