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The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), "Mein Kampf," vol. 1, Ch. 3, 1925.

What luck for rulers that men do not think

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

The broad mass of a nation . . . will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), "Mein Kampf," vol. 1, Ch. 10, 1925.

The art of leadership. . . consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention. . . .

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), "Mein Kampf," vol. 1, Ch. 3, 1925.

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach

Adolf Hitler (1889-1945), "Mein Kampf," 1925.

Time destroys the speculations of man, but it confirms the judgment of nature

Cicero (B.C. 106-43)

A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time

Bacon (1561-1626)

Whether time is long or short, and whether space is broad or narrow, depend upon the mind. Those whose minds are at leisure can feel one day as a millennium, and those whose thoughts are expansive can perceive a small house to be as spacious as the universe

Hung Tzu-ch'eng (1593-1665)

Eternity is the infinite existence of every moment of time. If we conceive time as a line, then this line will be crossed at every point by the lines of eternity. Every point of the line of time will be a line in eternity. The line of time will be a plane of eternity. Eternity has one dimension more than time

Gurdjieff (1873-1949)

One always has time enough, if one will apply it well

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment

Buddha (B.C. 568-488)

If you want the present to be different from the past, study the past

Spinoza (1632-1677)

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me

Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Time is the king of men;
he is both their parent,
and he is their grave,
and gives them what he will,
not what they crave

Shakespeare (1564-1616)

If I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I'd spend seven sharpening my axe

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled

Shakespeare (1564-1616) Plutarch

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs

Pearl Strachan Hurd

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come

Victor Hugo

Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish

Ovid (BC 43-18 AD, Roman Poet)

Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it

Mark Twain

Music at its origin expresses languor and sadness; it is a grief, painfully portrayed by those whose life is one of suffering; the cry of war succeeds to it. The song of mirth and joy comes with the refinements of civilization

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others

Fyodor Dostoevski

The greatest obstacle to progress is not the absence of knowledge, but the illusion of knowledge

Daniel Boorstin

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity

George Bernard Shaw, The Devil's Disciple

If it were desired to reduce man to nothing, it would be necessary only to give his work a character of uselessness

Fyodor Dostoevski, House of the Dead

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit


They cannot take away our self respect if we do not give it to them


Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it

Henry Ford

The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them

Albert Einstein

Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to

H. Mumford Jones

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science

Albert Einstein

Gi meg et fast punkt hvor jeg kan stå, så skal jeg dreie jorden


Hvis du vil ha suksess, må du ikke arbeide for din egen suksess, men for andres

Jens Petter Ekornes

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with

Wayne Dyer

Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward

Bruce Jenner

Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used

Richard E. Byrd

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose

William M. Bulger

The greatest problem you have is your greatest opportunity

Michael Wickett

The really unhappy person is the one who leaves undone what they can do, and starts doing what they don't understand; no wonder they come to grief

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other

Douglas Everett

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else. Your completeness must be understood by you and experienced in your thoughts as your own personal reality

Wayne Dyer, (1940-, American  Psychotherapist)

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together

Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890, Dutch Painter)

Intet dyr er så vilt at de ikke føler medlidenhet. Jeg føler ingen medlidenhet, derfor er jeg intet dyr

William Shakespeare, Richard III

They can conquer who believe they can. He has not learned the first lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American Poet, Essayist)

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions

Adlai E. Stevenson

Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value

Albert Einstein

Don't go through life, grow through life

Eric Butterworth