King's Favorite Quotations


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Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life.
    Giorgos Seferis, writer, diplomat, Nobel laureate (1900-1971)

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
    Charles F. Kettering, inventor and engineer (1876-1958)

Learning is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.
    Chinese proverb, ( )

Thank everyone who calls out your faults, your anger, your impatience, your egotism; do this consciously, voluntarily.
    Jean Toomer, poet and novelist (1894-1967 )

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all.
    Thomas Szasz, author, professor of psychiatry (1920- )

And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
    Anais Nin, writer (1903-1977 )

Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.
    Charles Schulz, cartoonist (1922-2000 )

There is no exception to the rule that every rule has an exception.
    James Thurber, writer and cartoonist (1894-1961)

What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
    Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )

Every one is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
    Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )

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