Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page nine of quotes, E-F

"Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless."
– Thomas Alva Edison

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
– Albert Einstein

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
– Albert Einstein

"Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers. This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves."
– Albert Einstein

"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
– Albert Einstein

"Truth is what stands the test of experience."
– Albert Einstein

"Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us worthy evidence of the fact."
– George Eliot

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
– T.S. Eliot

"A man is what he thinks about all day long."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Difficulties exist to be surmounted."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Spartans, stoics, heroes, saints and gods use a short and powerful speech."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Treat a man as he is, and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he could be, and he will become what he should be."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You can take better care of your secret than another can."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Someone has somewhere commented on the fact that millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon."
– Susan Ertz

"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."
– Michael Evans

"I should be glad if I could flatter myself that I came as near to the central idea of the occasion in two hours as you did in two minutes."
– Edward Everett to Abraham Lincoln

"When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before."
– Clifton Fadiman

"It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between that we fear.... It's like being between trapezes. It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There's nothing to hold on to."
– Marilyn Ferguson

"There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.' "
– Carrie Fisher

"A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary."
– Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Creativeness often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?"
– Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

"You have no idea how big the other fellow's troubles are."
– B. C. Forbes

"People who never get carried away should be."
– Malcolm Forbes

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take from you everything you have."
– Gerald Rudolph Ford

"Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
– Henry Ford

"I don't know much about history, and I wouldn't give a nickel for all the history in the world. History is more or less bunk. It is a tradition. We want to live in the present, and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today."
– Henry Ford

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."
– Henry Ford, Sr.

"To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art. Men can only make us fell small in the wrong way."
– E.M. Forster

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another."
– Anatole France

"If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing."
–Anatole France

"Well done is better than well said."
– Benjamin Franklin

"Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program."
– Milton Friedman

"Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies."
– Erich Fromm

"Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home."
– David Frost

"A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer."
– Robert Frost

"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep saying it."
– Robert Frost

"If it were not for hopes, the heart would break."
– Thomas Fuller

"Life is just a series of trying to make up your mind."
– Timothy Fuller