My Favorite Quotes

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I love quotes, they are like the essence of great knowledge. Here are the ones I like most.

Leonardo da Vinci

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication - Leonardo da Vinci

I love those who can smile in trouble - Leonardo da Vinci

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding - Leonardo da Vinci

Stephen Hawking

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge - Stephen Hawking


Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth - Einstein

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed - Einstein

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe - Einstein

Mark Twain

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do - Mark Twain

Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason - Mark Twain

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Pablo Picasso

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist - Picasso

Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone - Picasso

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much - Oscar Wilde

Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught - Oscar Wilde

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes - Oscar Wilde

Steve Jobs

It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them - Steve Jobs

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, the just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while - Steve Jobs

Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains - Steve Jobs

Benjamin Franklin

I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong - Benjamin Franklin

If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door - Milton Berle

If you want to fly, give up everything that weights you down - Gurubogsa