Most are well known quotations; the rest are interesting anecdotes.

30 quotations — all marked as Trivia.

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  1. I can make more generals; but horses cost money.
    Abraham Lincoln 1.
  2. Beware the wolf in sheep's clothing.
    Aesop 2.
  3. Do not count your chickens before they are hatched.
    Aesop 3.
  4. United we stand, divided we fall.
    Aesop 4.
  5. 'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.
    Alfred Tennyson 5.
  6. In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.
    [This quotation is the origin of the “15 minutes of fame” cliche.]
    Andy Warhol 6.
  7. A penny saved is a penny earned.
    Benjamin Franklin 7.
  8. Time is money.
    Benjamin Franklin 8.
  9. If God does not exist, one will lose nothing by believing in him.
    While, if he does exist, one will lose everything by not believing.
    [A formulation of the idea known as Pascal's Wager.]
    Blaise Pascal 9.
  10. Ask her to wait a moment — I am almost done.
    [When told, while working, that his wife was dying.]
    Carl Friedrich Gauss 10.
  11. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    Edmund Burke 11.
  12. God is dead.
    Friedrich Nietzsche 12.
  13. What does not kill me makes me stronger.
    Friedrich Nietzsche 13.
  14. From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it.
    [On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from the Harvard Mark I experimental computer, at Harvard, in August 1945.]
    Grace Hopper 14.
  15. Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants; so long as it is black.
    Henry Ford 15.
  16. If I'd asked people what they wanted, they would have said “a faster horse”.
    Henry Ford 16.
  17. The Three Laws of Robotics:
    (1) A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
    (2) A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
    (3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
    Isaac Asimov 17.
  18. To every action there is always opposed an equal reaction.
    [Third Law of Motion.]
    Isaac Newton 18.
  19. Space: the final frontier.
    These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.
    Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
    James T. Kirk 19.
  20. Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.
    John F. Kennedy 20.

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