King's Favorite Quotations


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Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry... To apply a rule with natural ease, with judgment, noticing the cases where it fits, and without ever letting the words of the rule obscure the purpose of the action or the opportunities of the situation, is mastery.
    George Polya, professor of mathematics (1887-1985 )

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
    George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950 )

Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
    Edward Bulwer-Lytton, writer (1803-1873 )

The worst kind of people are those who confuse kindness for weakness
    Werner Makowski, banker (b. 1929)

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
    George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950 )

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
    James Albert Michener, novelist (1907-1997 )

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi, statesman (1869-1948 )

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
    Harry Crews, novelist and playwright (b. 1935)

The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
    Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922 )

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