Great Minds of History

Those who will and won’t be remembered













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Instinct is the nose of the mind. - Madame de Girardin

Every day is a great day for hockey. - Mario Lemieux

Revolutions are the locomotives of history. - Karl Marx

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. - Washington Irving

Don't be so humble - you are not that great. - Golda Meir

Never mind what I told you - you do as I tell you. - WC Fields

Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. - Jim Carrey

The first and great commandment is: Don't let them scare you. - Elmer Davis

Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself. - Gertrude Stein

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. - Georg W.F. Hegel

A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence. - Barbara Walters

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. - Adam Smith

I'm kind of known for something that's not so great to be known for. - Monica Lewinsky

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. - Danny Kaye

Courage, moderation, self-control - above all, the peace of a contented mind. - Lillian Watson

Frankly, I don't mind not being President. I just mind that someone else is. - Edward Kennedy

Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer. - William S. Burroughs

Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Satchel Paige

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism. - Bill Moyers

Prejudice is a great time saver. You can form opinions without having to get the facts. - E.B. White

Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. - Joseph Addison

A lot of people feel very good about Mitt Romney and I think he's going to do a great job. - Donald Trump

I can't understand why I flunked American history. When I was a kid there was so little of it. - George Burns

In Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Canada has at last produced a political leader worthy of assassination. - Irving Layton

I think the thing you always got to keep in mind, you know, hockey is a game of one-on-one battles. - Mark Messier

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract. - Oliver Wendell Homes, Jr.

Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. - Beatrix Potter

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. - George Santayana

The great thing about Glasgow is that if there's a nuclear attack it'll look exactly the same afterwards. - Billy Connolly

The great thing about Glasgow now is that if there is a nuclear attack it'll look exactly the same afterwards. - Billy Connolly

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. - Bernard M. Baruch

A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of. - Joseph Addison

If you like the outdoors, Colorado is a big adventure playground for adults: it's great for skiing, cycling, climbing, and hiking. - Tyler Hamilton

Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences. - Andre Gide

NBC News just called it "The Great Freeze" - coldest weather in years. Is our country still spending money on the global warming hoax? - Donald Trump

Religions, which condemn the pleasures of sense, drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic. - Bertrand Russell

There is always room for a man of force and he makes room for many. Society is a troop of thinkers and the best heads among them take the best places. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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22-Sep-2018