Great Minds of History

Those who will and won’t be remembered













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I always entertain great hopes. - Robert Frost

Little strokes fell great oaks. - Benjamin Franklin

What the thinker thinks, the prover proves. - Robert Anton Wilson

It's a very good historical book about history. - Dan Quayle

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds. - Jawaharlal Nehru

When they go besmearing the name of a great linebacker. - Archie Bunker

Minds are like parachutes, they only function when open. - Thomas Dewar

We learn from history that we do not learn from history. - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Darkness gives free rein to the mind's worst imaginings. - Jocelyn Murray

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. - Napoleon Hill

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Isn't it wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago. - Dan Quayle

If some countries have too much history, we have too much geography. - William Lyon Mackenzie King

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history. - Fiona Shaw

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind. - William R. Alger

Our Air Corps reunion was held to rememmorate the great things we done. - Archie Bunker

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

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. - H G Wells

The moment you think you understand a great work of art, it's dead for you. - Oscar Wilde

People have the strength to overcome their bodies. Their beauty is in their minds. - Peter Gabriel

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. - Peter S Beagle

What is the most important key to success? Networking - two minds are better than one. - David Foster

may I be I is the only prayer - not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong. - e e cummings

One should take good care not to grow too wise for so great a pleasure of life as laughter. - Joseph Addison

Some people will tell you there is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't let the silly little dramas of each day get you down. You are here to do great things. - Unknown

The test and the use of man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind. - Jacques Martin Barzun

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon

The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it. - Oscar Wilde

What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. - Terry Pratchett

A dreamer and a thinker understood the value of imagination. He called his imagination a "holy curiosity." - Albert Einstein

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 constant struggle, a ceaseless battle to bring success from inhospitable surroundings, is the price of all great achievements. - Orison Swett Marden

Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; happiness; but few are going by the same road. - Charles Caleb Colton

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. - Sarah Dessen

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria G. Mayer

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. - Henry Ford

Rather than pushing children to think like adults, we might do better to remember that they are great learners and to try harder to be more like them. - Seymour Papert


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22-Feb-2019