It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.
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When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in confederacy against him.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love, one another.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love on another.
We have enough religion to hate each other, but not enough to love each other.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
Some people take more care to hide their wisdom than their folly.
One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid.
Nothing is so hard for those who abound in riches as to conceive how others can be in want.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me.
The serve, I was too young and too small and... not enough powerful to have a good serve when I was young, so my forehand was always my signature shot. So I used to always run around my backhand, you know, use my forehand as much as I could, and so that's why I think it's my strength also today, you know.
I did all the right things in so many tournaments. But like I said, sometimes in sports it just goes the other way. Maybe you've already won so much that it evens it out a bit sometimes. I don't know.
I used to get nervous, you know if my parents would come watch. And then I would get nervous if my friends came and watched. Today it's not a problem anymore actually, because now I enjoy it. I see that they, you know, respect me immensely, and I try to put on a good show and show that I can still play very good tennis.
When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.
Before, I guess, mum and dad were everything, but now, in my case, I had two new girls and all of a sudden they're completely dependent on you and there's a third generation. It's a funny shift all of a sudden. You have the babies, you have yourself and then you have your parents.
My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred, because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and, you know, your travels.
When you do something best in life, you don't really want to give that up - and for me it's tennis.
When there is nothing to talk about don't force yourself to say anything because it may land you in trouble.
It’s crazy how people say, "I rely on facts," And believe thier television sets.
Some people are drawn naturally - there are natural guitarists, and there are natural piano players, and I think guitar implies travel, a sort of footloose gypsy existence. You grab your bag and you go to the next town.