Great Quotes

In the beginning when the world was young there were a great many thoughts but no such thing as truth. Man made the truths himself and each truth was a composite of a great many vague thoughts. All about in the world were truths and they were all beautiful.

Sherwood Anderson

A great speech is literature.

Peggy Noonan

Most people say that is it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.

Albert Einstein

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease

William Osler

The affairs of gold-laden Gyges do not interest me zealousy of the gods has never seized me nor anger at their deeds. But I have no love for great tyranny for its deeds are very far from my eyes.


It requires a great deal of faith for a man to be cured by his own placebos.

John L. Mcclenahan

The great secret of doctors, known only to their wives, but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves; most things, in fact, are better in the morning

Lewis Thomas

I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.

Samuel Butler

I am always writing a potpourri of music. I want to give the world escapism through the wonder of great music and to reach the masses.

Michael Jackson

A clever person turns great troubles into little ones and little ones into none at all.

Chinese Proverb

The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.

Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

I am not thinking of those shining precepts which are the registered property of every school; that is to say learn as much by writing as by reading; be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites; keep men and things apart; guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing; be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not overlook the strength of the bad cause of the weakness of the good; never be surprised by the crumbling of an idol or the disclosure of a skeleton; judge talent at its best and character at its worst; suspect power more than vice, and study problems in preference to periods.

John Dalberg-Acton, Lord Acton

A difference of tastes in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

George Eliot

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

T.S. Eliot
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