Quotes of Augury

“ When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ”

- Jonathan Swift

“ Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. ”

- Niels Bohr

“ The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, The children are now working as if I did not exist. ”

- Maria Montessori

“ Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose. - What Is Literature? ”

- Charles Du Bos

“ Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions. ”

- Kahlil Gibran

“ Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness — an open and noble temper. ”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank. ”

- Woody Allen

“ A man's life is interesting primarily when he has failed — I well know. For it's a sign that he tried to surpass himself. ”

- Georges Clemenceau

“ No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. ”

- Florida Scott Maxwell

“ There is no greater sign of a general decay of virtue in a nation, than a want of zeal in its inhabitants for the good of their country. ”

- Joseph Addison

“ The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us. ”

- Bill Watterson

“ Nature is a revelation of God; Art a revelation of man. ”

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“ The true snob never rests: there is always a higher goal to attain, and there are, by the same token, always more and more people to look down upon. ”

- Russell Lynes

“ Without a sign, his sword the brave man draws, and asks no omen, but his country's cause. ”

- Homer

“ Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved — commitment to a scenario. ”

- Jean Baudrillard

“ In Tulsa, restaurants have signs that say, 'Sorry, we're open.'. ”

- Roseanne Barr

“ Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. ”

- Ludwig van Beethoven

“ Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, "Make me feel important." Never forget this message when working with people. ”

- Mary Kay

“ The law is a strange thing. It makes a man swear to tell the truth, and every time he shows signs of doing so, some lawyer objects. ”

- Unknown

“ It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security. ”

- Agnetha Faltskog

“ Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil. ”

- James Allen

“ If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to serve as a horrible warning. ”

- Catherine Aird

“ Don't be forecasting evil unless it is what you can guard against. Anxiety is good for nothing if we can't turn it into a defense. ”

- Bruce Lee

“ No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free, no one ever will. Chance is the pseudonym of God when he did not want to sign. ”

- Anatole France

“ One of the sad signs of our times is that we have demonized those who produce, subsidized those who refuse to produce, and canonized those who complain. ”

- Thomas Sowell

“ Steel markets are at an inflection point and we forecast a bounce in demand. ”

- Charles Spencer

“ Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift. ”

- Gustav Mahler

“ Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo. ”

- Karl Barth

“ Suffering is dysfunctional, except as a bodily warning against danger. Psychologically and socially it's merely destructive. ”

- Ursula K. Le Guin

“ The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason. ”

- Marya Mannes
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