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I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.

-- Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-American physicist
“What Life Means to Einstein,” Interview with G. Viereck, Saturday Evening Post (26 Oct 1929)

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When “Do no Evil” has been understood,
Then learn the harder, braver rule, “Do Good.”

-- Arthur Guiterman (1871-1943) American poet, humorist
“Of Duty” (1924)

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Ought not every woman, like every man, to follow the bent of her own talents?

-- Germaine de Staël (1766-1817) Swiss-French writer, woman of letters, critic, salonist [Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein, Madame de Staël, Madame Necker]
Corinne, Book 14, ch. 1 (1807)
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You can lead an organization through persuasion or formal edict. I have never found the arbitrary use of authority to control an organization either effective or, for that matter, personally interesting. If you cannot persuade your colleagues of the correctness of your position, it is probably worthwhile to rethink your own.

-- Alan Greenspan (b. 1926) American economist, bureaucrat
“Federal Reserve’s Chairman Blends Eye for Politics with Economic Skills,” New York Times (26 Jul 1990)
You can lead an organization through persuasion or formal edict. I have never found the arbitrary use of authority to control an organization either effect
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Nothin’g sa’ys q’uality fantas’y l’ike misuse’d apos’tro’phes.

-- James Nicoll (b. 1961) Canadian reviewer, editor
“SFBC 1999 June,” rec.arts.sf.written, Usenet (11 Feb 2004)

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My anger has meant pain to me but it has also meant survival, and before I give it up I’m going to be sure that there is something at least as powerful to replace it on the road to clarity.

-- Audre Lorde (1934-1992) American writer, feminist, civil rights activist
“The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism” (1981)

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You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, “Look at that, you son of a bitch.”

-- Edgar "Ed" Mitchell (1930-2016) American aviator, engineer, astronaut
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Those see nothing but faults that seek for nothing else.

-- Thomas Fuller (1654-1734) English writer, physician
Gnomologia (1732)

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I have said time and again there is no place on this earth to which I would not travel, there is no chore I would not undertake if I had any faintest hope that, by so doing, I would promote the general cause of world peace.

-- Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) American general, US President (1953-61)
News Conference (23 Mar 1955)
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If Carmel’s founders should return, they could not afford to live there, but it wouldn’t go that far. They would be instantly picked up as suspicious characters and deported over the city line.

-- John Steinbeck (1902-1968) American writer
Travels With Charley (1962)

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Happiness is beneficial for the body but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

-- Marcel Proust (1871-1922) French author
Remembrance of Things Past (1913-27)

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The girl that I will marry
Will be like a fine wine
That will become better
A bit every morning.

[La fille que j’aimera
Sera comme bon vin
Qui se bonifiera
Un peu chaque matin.]

-- Jacques Brel (1929-1978) Belgian singer, songwriter, actor
“Bachelor’s Dance [La Bourrée Du Célibataire]” (1957)

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The girl that I will marry Will be like a fine wine That will become better A bit every morning. More commonly translated for English (by Eric Blau): "The
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A personal collection of quotations, updated each weekday.
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This is the Google+ page for "Wish I'd Said That", my personal and ever-growing collection of quotations -- hand-picked and lovingly researched for attribution.

While most of the quotations are sentiments I agree with, some are merely intriguing or provocative, some are amusing or have a historic resonance, and a few I simply liked the turn of phrase.  So don't take "Wish I'd Said That" too literally.

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