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The source of quotes is varied. I'd like to find a way to present supporting information and some confidence measure about the quotes veracity. For example, the quote by Leo Kottke has a specific reference and I have first-hand experience with the quote. Therefore it has the highest confidence value.

Leo Kottke

I'm going to demonstrate one of my favorite techniques in this next song; I'm going to take a lovely, simple melody and drive it into the ground. – Leo Kottke in the introduction to "The Fisherman" on the album "My Feet Are Smiling"

Winston Churchill

We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.

I am easily satisfied with the very best.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.

G.K. Chesterton

But I said that I opened my intellect as I opened my mouth, in order to shut it again on something solid. — from The Extraordinary Cabman essay in the Tremendous Trifles collection

This is one of my favorites since it clearly identifies the need of forethought and patience.

You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion.. — from How I Met the President essay in the Tremendous Trifles collection

For it is only on those in the struggle for existence who hang on for ten minutes after all is hopeless, that hope begins to dawn. […] but the crown of ultimate triumph and the real respect of Nature will always be reserved for the man for whom the fight is never finished, who disregards the omens and disdains the stars. — from Science and Patriotism in The Speaker, 02 Feb 1901

Author: Timothy C. Burt

Created: 2015-08-29 Sat 18:29

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