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A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Related topics: Wisdom

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All other things being equal,
the simplest explanation is the most likely.
- a statement of Occam's Razor

Every piece of software written today is likely going
to infringe on someone else's patent.
- Miguel de Icaza

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If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed
from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Where there is little or no public opinion,
there is likely to be bad government,
which sooner or later becomes autocratic government.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

I choose the likely man in preference to the rich man;
I want a man without money rather than money without a man.
- Themistocles

The more workers you have in your organization,
the better you are implanted in the working class,
the more likely you are to come up with the concrete problems of the class.
- Ernest Mandel

Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public
interest and protect Americans from objectionable content,
particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching.
- Bart Gordon

We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music.
No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces,
which represent 30% of our musical experience.
- Brian Eno

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying,
but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever
form it will is sure to be short.
- Bertrand Russell

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws
while finding release in moral chaos is not likely
to be either happy or stable.
- Robert Bork

Polls are frequently taken to try to tease out or determine
likely directions and trends,
but once taken, they belong to the past,
requiring that new polls be taken.
- Alan Dundes

It's a tough marketplace right now...
It is very compressed...
A turnaround is likely to happen quicker than before.
- Peter Chernin

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect,
kindness, and generosity.
- Nathaniel Branden

Why is it not just as likely that there were as many
small general nearly at first as now,
and as great a disproportion in the number of their species?
- Asa Gray

The more you seek security, the less of it you have.
But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely
it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
- Brian Tracy

Each man must have his I; it is more necessary to him than bread;
and if he does not find scope for it within the existing
institutions he will be likely to make trouble.
- Charles Horton Cooley

When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms,
sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.
- Joichi Ito

Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American,
and like Twain, we'll likely not see another like him.
- Dick Van Dyke

But any big change is more likely to result if there
is a disruptive event such as new technologies or platforms
that have a surprising effect on market share.
- Trip Hawkins

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know
the facts are more likely to achieve good than those
who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
- Bertrand Russell

I think that women just have a primeval instinct to make soup,
which they will try to foist on anybody who looks like a likely candidate.
- Dylan Moran

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive,
is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
- Charles Horton Cooley

The chances of a reunion now are less likely.
I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band,
but now they are really another band,
so it's all a bit weird.
- Alvin Lee

I'm hopeful.
I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington,
obviously.
But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more
likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
- George W. Bush

It is more likely that more than a century will pass
before we know the structure of the chemical atoms
as thoroughly as we do our solar system.
- Johannes Stark

I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra...
I'm never likely to go there.
- Billy Connolly

They do believe that if we do not wage this war against
terror in places like Baghdad and Kabul,
we are more likely to have it waged in Baltimore and Kansas.
- Ed Gillespie

The less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood

Very likely education does not make very much difference.
- Gertrude Stein

My reluctance to use alien invasion is due to the feeling
that we are not likely to be invaded and taken over.
- Clifford D. Simak

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and
scared and most likely without talent.
It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with.
- Bruce Campbell

If you have an anecdote from one source,
you file it away.
If you hear it again, it may be true.
Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.
- Anthony Holden

I think that it's more likely that in my 60s and 70s
I will be writing poetry rather than fiction.
- Robert Morgan

So when you ask me how string theory might be tested,
I can tell you what's likely to happen at accelerators
or some parts of the theory that are likely to be tested.
- Edward Witten

Everyone seems to be playing well within the boundaries of his usual rule set.
I have yet to hear anyone say something that seemed
likely to mitigate the idiocy of this age.
- John Perry Barlow

Likely as not, the child you can do the least with
will do the most to make you proud.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Divorced men are more likely to meet their car payments
than their child support obligations.
- Susan Faludi

Head Start graduates are more likely to graduate from
high school and less likely to need special education,
repeat a grade, or commit crimes in adolescence.
- Joe Baca

Just like if you were brought up on a farm,
you would most likely carry on your father's business as a farmer;
I was brought up in the kitchen and ended up becoming a chef.
- Martin Yan

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

To show a 'well-founded fear of persecution,'
an alien need not prove that it is more likely than
not that he or she will be persecuted in his or her home country.
- John Paul Stevens

I only went a year to high school.
I should have been in high school, but I was in a band,
and when you're successful doing that -
well,
you aren't too likely to go back.
- Peter Noone

I think my view is that whenever you project into the
future you're never likely to be accurate in the details,
or the paraphernalia and style.
- Stephen Fry

But to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.
- Mark Rylance

I think operating systems work best if they're free and open.
Particular applications are more likely to be proprietary.
- Larry Wall

Our analysis of truth and falsehood,
or of the nature of judgment,
is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears.
- Charles D. Broad

The best form of government is that which is most likely
to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
- James Monroe

Iteration, like friction, is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
- George Eliot

Latinos are disproportionately more likely to be injured
on the job than other ethnic groups.
- Grace Napolitano

Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight.
We must start this process now, since future engagements
are likely and allies are scarce.
- Ellen Tauscher

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
- Satchel Paige

You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're
likely to have a lot of passed balls.
- Casey Stengel

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

Congress needs strong parties, but it also needs the
capacity to deal with budget and entitlement challenges
that are likely beyond the reach of pure partisan exertion.
- David E. Price

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is,
the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood

The more important the subject and the closer it cuts
to the bone of our hopes and needs,
the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis.
- Stephen Jay Gould

One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard.
One who works for the use of others,
without profit to himself,
is likely not to work any harder than he must.
- B. Carroll Reece

It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait
for others to call them artists,
but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art.
- Pauline Kael

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless
he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
- George Orwell

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

We should not mislead the Iraqis into thinking they
have unlimited time to reach a settlement.
The longer they think that, the less likely they will be to act.
- Sherrod Brown


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