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The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
by Arthur C. Clarke

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke

 

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Human judges can show mercy.
But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
- Arthur C. Clarke

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
- Arthur C. Clarke

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going
beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1
January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century
and the Third Millennium.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God -
but to create him.
- Arthur C. Clarke

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't pretend we have all the answers.
But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Politicians should read science fiction,
not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

New ideas pass through three periods:
1) It can't be done.
2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing.
3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
- Arthur C. Clarke

This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future,
which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe,
and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out
in a technological society.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction.
They may be summed up by the phrases:
1-
It's completely impossible.
2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing.
3- I said it was a good idea all along.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that
there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here.
Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it.
- Arthur C. Clarke

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth.
How can it be, in a world where half the things a man
knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -
and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
- Arthur C. Clarke

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When you do your best
you learn to accept yourself
- don Miguel Ruiz

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best is yet to come.
- Ernest Holmes

Laughter is the best medicine.
- Anonymous

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous


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