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  • One that continues to believe that realizing an ultimate goal is only one step away, will eventually realize that ultimate goal.


  • So much has been accomplished by those that werenít smart enough to know that it couldnít be done.


  • Those that know little are certain that they understand much; those that know much are certain that they understand little.


  • Undoubtedly there are hundreds of things that we canít do, and one of them is being able to tell in advance if something is one of them.


  • Our certainties are like walls that we build around us to make sure that our minds donít wonder off into the lands of different thinking.


  • When we regard another as superior, we have just made him that; when we regard ourselves as inferior, we have just made ourselves that.


  • We can have good reason to believe that what we say, think, or write may be original; we can never know if it is unique because we canít exhaust all that is or was.


  • Once we thought that we knew everything until we realized that we knew nothing; if you average that out, then weíre just average.


  • A little learning is a dangerous thing, not because it is little, but because the learner believes it to be much.


  • Three of the problems of life are that the past is hearsay; the present is mostly rumor, and the future is hypothetical.


  • One history book that few quarrel about as being totally true, is the dictionary, for it is the history of what we have meant by the words that we use; it is not a history of what words mean.


  • We can have good reason to believe that what we say, think, or write may be original; we can never know if it is unique because we canít exhaust all that is or was.


  • When we are blunt with others, they feel the sharpness of our words.


  • Much of our knowledge is only ignorance bearing the seal of general acceptance.


  • Destiny is a long road paved with daily decisions.


  • Genuine love, when expressed in words, should always be regarded as an understatement.


  • Ignorance is the mother of superstition, and the grandmother of dogma.


  • Overconfidence is like a bird that lays its eggs before it alights.


  • The fact that your idea may seem stupid is no reason for its abandonment, as others probably have had the same thought and been turned away by its stupidity, thus leaving the field open for an entirely new approach.


  • With greater emphasis on quality control, many of the things made today last longer; something that apparently has quality control problems that causes them to deteriorate faster, are marriages.


  • WALT HASKINS


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