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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote"Think simple" as my old master used to say - meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.

 Frank Lloyd Wright quotes (American Architect and Writer, the most abundantly creative genius of American architecture. His Prairie style became the basis of 20th century residential design in the United States, 1867-1959)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteTo know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

 Henri Frederic Amiel quotes (Swiss writer known for his masterpiece Journal intime, 1821-1881)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteTo my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.

 Thomas Alva Edison quotes (Most famous American Inventor who, singly or jointly, held a world record 1.093 patents. In addition, he created the world's first industrial research laboratory, 1847-1931)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteOld age has a great sense of calm and freedom. When the passions have relaxed their hold and have escaped, not from one master, but from many.

 Plato quotes (Ancient Greek Philosopher He was the world's most influential philosopher. 428 BC-348 BC)

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteEDITOR, n. A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus; a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates the virtues of others and the vices of himself; who flings about him the splintering lightning and sturdy thunders of admonition till he resembles a bunch of firecrackers petulantly uttering his mind at the tail of a dog; then straightway murmurs a mild, melodious lay, soft as the cooing of a donkey intoning its prayer to the evening star. Master of mysteries and lord of law, high-pinnacled upon the throne of thought, his face suffused with the dim splendors of the Transfiguration, his legs intertwisted and his tongue a-cheek, the editor spills his will along the paper and cuts it off in lengths to suit. And at intervals from behind the veil of the temple is heard the voice of the foreman demanding three inches of wit and six lines of religious meditation, or bidding him turn off the wisdom and whack up some pathos.



O, the Lord of Law on the Throne of Thought, A gilded impostor is he. Of shreds and patches his robes are wrought, His crown is brass, Himself an ass, And his power is fiddle-dee-dee. Prankily, crankily prating of naught, Silly old quilly old Monarch of Thought. Public opinion's camp-follower he, Thundering, blundering, plundering free. Affected, Ungracious, Suspected, Mendacious, Respected contemporaree! --J.H. Bumbleshook

 Ambrose Bierce quotes (American Writer, Journalist and Editor, 1842-1914)
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quoteI am glad the old masters are all dead, and I only wish they had died sooner.
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 Mark Twain quotes (American Humorist, Writer and Lecturer. 1835-1910)

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