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Likely Quotes

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Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

All other things being equal,
the simplest explanation is the most likely.
- a statement of Occam's Razor

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed
from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Every piece of software written today is likely going
to infringe on someone else's patent.
- Miguel de Icaza

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Everyone has an opinion on many subjects
and is ready to share those opinions -
labeling them as "truth."
Sometimes it is relatively easy
to filter out these opinions.
Upon hearing an ad for the latest
weight-loss powder on late-night TV,
our skepticism leaps to our defense.
However, if we have heard the same opinion for years
from our parents, friends,
government officials, or religious leaders,
we are more likely to believe without questioning
than to raise our filter of skepticism
and ask the hard questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun

If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than
the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
- Marlene Dietrich

So when you ask me how string theory might be tested,
I can tell you what's likely to happen at accelerators
or some parts of the theory that are likely to be tested.
- Edward Witten

Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong.
- Fridtjof Nansen

A talent somewhat above mediocrity, shrewd and not too sensitive,
is more likely to rise in the world than genius.
- Charles Horton Cooley

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven.
Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?
- Samuel Butler

It would appear that love is dead.
Or very likely in a bad way.
- Kate Millett

Christ in this country would quite likely have been
arrested under the Suppression of Communism act.
- Joost de Blank

There never was and is not likely soon to be
a nation of philosophers,
nor am I certain it is desirable that there should be.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
- Malcolm X

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

They do believe that if we do not wage this war against
terror in places like Baghdad and Kabul,
we are more likely to have it waged in Baltimore and Kansas.
- Ed Gillespie

This seems highly likely, especially as it has been
shown that in several systems mutations affecting the
same amino acid are extremely near together on the genetic map.
- Francis Crick

Everyone seems to be playing well within the boundaries of his usual rule set.
I have yet to hear anyone say something that seemed
likely to mitigate the idiocy of this age.
- John Perry Barlow

I have no illusions about my art.
I am what the public made me and, consequently,
I am not likely to forget my debt to them.
- Conrad Veidt

Of the fellows least likely to be president,
you'd have to vote Jack No.
1.
- George Smathers

A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying,
but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever
form it will is sure to be short.
- Bertrand Russell

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is,
the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood

New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment...
a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat.
- Brendan Behan

The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses
as a leader is likely to be far more effective than
the one who remains blind to them.
- John Adair

Reality is not always probable, or likely.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage
which in the past has been brought to public life
is not as likely to insist upon or regard
that quality in its chosen leaders today -
and in fact we have forgotten.
- John F. Kennedy

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely
to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
- Rebecca West

When you were riding on the crest of a wave,
youwere most likely to be missing out on something.
- Knute Rockne

If we keep an open mind, too much is likely to fall into it.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got,
he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
- Frank Howard Clark

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat,
energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be
more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
- Warren Buffett

Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher
is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side.
- Douglas Haig

Grant that the true organ with which the beautiful
is apprehended is the imagination,
and it follows that all arts are likely to affect the feelings indirectly.
- Eduard Hanslick

Observe which side resorts to the most vociferous name-calling
and you are likely to have identified the side with
the weaker argument and they know it.
- Charles R. Anderson

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.
It will be a slow extinction from apathy,
indifference, and undernourishment.
- Robert M. Hutchins

A democracy, the realistic observer is forced to conclude,
is likely to be idealistic in its feelings about itself,
but imperialistic about its practice.
- Irving Babbitt

I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter,
quicker, and quieter.
- Bill Bruford

If you are only doing what you are getting paid for,
and doing it no better than the average employee,
then your pay is most likely right where it should be.
- Bo Bennett

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know
the facts are more likely to achieve good than those
who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
- Bertrand Russell

A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as
such is not likely to fit the world of the reader.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Latinos are disproportionately more likely to be injured
on the job than other ethnic groups.
- Grace Napolitano

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws
while finding release in moral chaos is not likely
to be either happy or stable.
- Robert Bork

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces
is likely the one who dropped it.
- Lou Holtz

In general, higher education does not know how to speak for its interests.
It offers a stance that is defensive,
cowardly and likely to be ineffective.
- Stanley Fish

It is more likely that more than a century will pass
before we know the structure of the chemical atoms
as thoroughly as we do our solar system.
- Johannes Stark

When I was in junior high school, the teachers voted
me the student most likely to end up in the electric chair.
- Sylvester Stallone

The more you seek security, the less of it you have.
But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely
it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
- Brian Tracy

I think operating systems work best if they're free and open.
Particular applications are more likely to be proprietary.
- Larry Wall

The more workers you have in your organization,
the better you are implanted in the working class,
the more likely you are to come up with the concrete problems of the class.
- Ernest Mandel

The best form of government is that which is most likely
to prevent the greatest sum of evil.
- James Monroe

We have to learn again that science without contact
with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to
go completely astray into imaginary conjecture.
- Hannes Alfven

Getting our military back on stable footing won't happen overnight.
We must start this process now, since future engagements
are likely and allies are scarce.
- Ellen Tauscher

I think my view is that whenever you project into the
future you're never likely to be accurate in the details,
or the paraphernalia and style.
- Stephen Fry

You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're
likely to have a lot of passed balls.
- Casey Stengel

What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible,
is rarely a function of our true capability.
It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
- Tony Robbins

A screenplay is not a finished product;
a novel is.
A screenplay is a blueprint for something -
for a building that will most likely never be built.
- Nicholas Meyer

It's a tough marketplace right now...
It is very compressed...
A turnaround is likely to happen quicker than before.
- Peter Chernin

Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American,
and like Twain, we'll likely not see another like him.
- Dick Van Dyke

The first and by far the most likely pattern is a return to agrarian existence.
- Harrison Brown

Mankind is not likely to salvage civilization unless
he can evolve a system of good and evil which is independent of heaven and hell.
- George Orwell

It did not seem likely that I was destined to undertake research on typhus.
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole

The Act of God designation on all insurance policies;
which means,
roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents
that are most likely to happen to you.
- Alan Coren

Women are more likely to have sex and fall in love,
which can be tough because that's not the way men work.
- Rachel Perry


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