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Abstractions.

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?

CHARLES DE GAULLE

A cheese may disappoint, it may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated, yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.

CLIFTON FADIMAN

I have an existential map. It has "you are here" written all over it.

STEVEN WRIGHT

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

I knew I was going to take the wrong train so I left early.

It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much. Half the game is ninety percent mental.

You can observe a lot just by watching.

I didn't really say everything I said.

ATTRIBUTED TO YOGI BERRA

It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is. If "is" means is and never has been, that is not--that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement.... Now, if someone had asked me a question in the present tense, I would have said no. And it would have been completely true.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON

As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns. The ones we don't know we don't know.

DONALD RUMSFELD

It is the individual who knows how little he knows about himself who stands a reasonable chance of finding out something about himself.

S. I. HAYAKAWA
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