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"Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you." Alexander Graham Bell
+ Attributions Notebook, March 10, 1879 These were the first intelligible words spoken on the telephone, to his assistant Thomas Watson, who was in another room. Mr. Bell wrote in his notebook on March 10th, 1876, "I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: 'Mr. Watson--come here--I want to see you.' To my delight he came and declared that he had heard and understood what I said." Famous    Historic    Inventions   

"The pen is mightier than the sword." Edward Bulwer-Lytton
+ Attributions Richelieu (1839), Act ii, Scene ii From a play about Cardinal Richelieu, the scene continues, "The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! — But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword — States can be saved without it!" Here the author shows us that violence is not necessary for radical govermental change. Famous    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100    War    War And Peace    Writing   

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." Ralph Waldo Emerson
+ Attributions Very often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. No evidence exists that either of them wrote or spoke this. With this quote we can see the romantic attitude present in the human race. “What lies within us” here is everything that makes us great: love, creation, and individual thought. Confidence    Courage    Editor's Pick    Famous    Inspirational    Life    Motivational    Pearls of Wisdom    Photo of the Day    Quote of the Day    Top 100   

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"A picture is worth a thousand words." Fred R. Bernard
+ Attributions Printers' Ink (December 8, 1921) pg. 96-97 The first recorded use of this adage came in an article by Bernard advocating the use of pictures in advertisement, specifically in this case for use on streetcars. 444 Votes Famous    Pearls of Wisdom    Top 100   

"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life." Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson
+ Attributions "Familiar Studies of Men and Books," Stevenson wrote this in his text, "Familiar Studies of Men and Books," about transcendentalist poet Henry David Thoreau.  The section about Thoreau is not free of criticism, but the above quote seems incredibly supportive and in agreement with Thoreau’s philosophy. 

When events seem to keep us down, this quote argues that being who we truly are is a goal that is not only worth striving for, but is the ultimate achievement. American Politician    Famous    Inspirational    Life    Quote of the Day   



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