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    Insomnia

  1. A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
       -- Charlotte Bronte

  2. In its early stages, insomnia is almost an oasis in which those who have to think or suffer darkly take refuge.
       -- Colette

  3. How do people go to sleep? I'm afraid I've lost the knack. I might try busting myself smartly over the temple with the night-light. I might repeat to myself, slowly and soothingly, a list of quotations beautiful from minds profound; if I can remember any of the damn things.
       -- Dorothy Parker

  4. There are twelve hours in the day, and above fifty in the night.
       -- Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

  5. Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.
       -- Jessamyn West


    Instinct, Intuition

  6. There is not, in my opinion, anything more mysterious in nature than this instinct in animals, which thus rise above reason, and yet fall infinitely short of it.
       -- Joseph Addison

  7. Instinct is untaught ability.
       -- Alexander Bain

  8. Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
       -- Saint Bartholomew

  9. I feel there are two people inside me -- me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
       -- Kim Basinger

  10. I make all my decisions on intuition. I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. ThenI must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect.
       -- Ingmar Bergman

  11. Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
       -- Dr. Joyce Brothers

  12. Good instincts tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.
       -- Michael Burke

  13. A few strong instincts and a few plain rules suffice us.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  15. Instinct is the nose of the mind.
       -- Madame de Girardin

  16. Instinct is action taken in pursuance of a purpose, but without conscious perception of what the purpose is.
       -- Van Hartmann

  17. A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
       -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

  18. It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  19. Ideas pull the trigger but instinct loads the gun.
       -- Don Marquis

  20. The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary.
       -- Francis W. Newman

  21. Calculation never made a hero.
       -- John Henry Cardinal Newman

  22. All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  23. The heart has reasons which reason cannot understand.
       -- Blaise Pascal

  24. A trembling in the bones may carry a more convincing testimony than the dry, documented deductions of the brain.
       -- Llewelyn Powers

  25. It is wisdom to believe the heart.
       -- George Santayana

  26. Instinct is intelligence incapable of self-consciousness.
       -- John Sterling

  27. I go by instinct -- I don't worry about experience.
       -- Barbara Streisand

  28. A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
       -- Rabindranath Tagore

  29. We are so clothed in rationalization and dissemblance that we can recognize but dimly the deep primal impulses that motivate us.
       -- James Ramsey Ullman

  30. Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.
       -- Billy Wilder


    Insult

  31. Young men soon give, and soon forget affronts,
    Old age is slow in both.
       -- Joseph Addison

  32. He who puts up with insult invites injury.
       -- Anon.

  33. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you.
       -- Bible: Luke

  34. It seldom pays to be rude. It never pays to be only half-rude.
       -- Norman Douglas

  35. A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
       -- Frederick Douglass

  36. It is not he who gives abuse that affronts, but the view that we take of it as insulting; so that when one provokes you it is your own opinion which is provoking.
       -- Epictetus

  37. The best way to procure insults is to submit to them.
       -- William Hazlitt

  38. Calumny requires no proof. The throwing out of maliscious imputations against any character leaves a stain which no after-refutation can wipe out. To create an unfavourable impression, it is not necessary that certain things should be true, but that they have been said.
       -- William Hazlitt

  39. The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the ne plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?
       -- Julia Kavanagh

  40. There are two insults no human being will endure: that he has no sense of humor, and that he has never known trouble.
       -- Sinclair Lewis

  41. If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved.
       -- Russell Lynes

  42. A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
       -- Louis Nizer

  43. It is often better not to see an insult than to avenge it.
       -- Seneca


    Intelligence

  44. It is impossible to underrate human intelligence--beginning with one's own.
       -- Henry Brooks Adams

  45. When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains.
       -- Anon.

  46. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
       -- Arthur Bloch

  47. Wit without employment is a disease.
       -- Robert Burton

  48. A man is not necessarily intelligent because he has plenty of ideas any more than he is a good general because he has plenty of soldiers.
       -- Nicolas Chamfort

  49. A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
       -- Lord Chesterfield

  50. It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
       -- Rene Descartes

  51. We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
       -- Albert Einstein

  52. An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
       -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

  53. Intellect annuls fate. So far as a man thinks, he is free.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  54. The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
       -- F. Scott Fitzgerald

  55. I've had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am.
       -- Gerald Ford

  56. You should never be clever but when you cannot help it.
       -- Richard Fulke Greville

  57. It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value.
       -- Stephen Hawking

  58. There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
       -- Don Herold

  59. You cannot gage the intelligence of an American by talking with him.
       -- Eric Hoffer

  60. Intelligence must follow faith, never precede it, and never destroy it.
       -- Thomas a Kempis

  61. Intelligence is not all that important in the exercise of power and is often, in point of fact, useless. Just as a leader doesn't need intelligence, a man in my job doesn't need to much of it either.
       -- Henry Kissinger

  62. The naked intellect is an extraordinarily innacurate instrument.
       -- Madeline L'Engle

  63. The intellect is always fooled by the heart.
       -- La Rochefoucauld

  64. It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  65. The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.
       -- Marya Mannes

  66. The unluckiest insolvent in the world is the man whose expenditure is too great for his income of ideas.
       -- Christopher Morley

  67. One of the functions of intelligence is to take account of the dangers that come from trusting solely to the intelligence.
       -- Lewis Mumford

  68. Here's a rule of thumb:
    Too clever, is dumb.
       -- Ogden Nash

  69. At a ceertain age, people's minds close up. They live on their intellectual fat.
       -- William Lyon Phelps

  70. People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.
       -- James Randi

  71. There is something in us wiser than our head.
       -- Arnold Schopenhauer

  72. The moe unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
       -- Arnold Schopenhauer

  73. A man's intelligence does not increase as he acquires power. What does increase is the difficulty in telling him so.
       -- D. Southerland

  74. A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence.
       -- Barbara Walters

  75. The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell.
       -- Simone Weil

  76. Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
       -- Spinoza

  77. The job of intellectuals is to come up with ideas, and all we've been producing is footnotes.
       -- Theodore H. White

  78. I not only use all of the brains I have, but all I can borrow.
       -- Woodrow Wilson

  79. Time has a way of deomonstrating that the most stubborn are the most intelligent.
       -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko


    Interest

  80. Interest makes some people blind, and others quick-sighted.
       -- Francis Beaumont

  81. There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.
       -- Gilbert K. Chesterton

  82. It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
       -- Charles Darwin

  83. The virtues and vices are all put in motion by interest.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  84. I don't believe in principle, but I do in interest.
       -- James Russell Lowell

  85. A man's interest in the world is only an overflow from his interest in himself.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  86. I take it to be a principle rule of life, not to be too much addicted to any one thing.
       -- Terence

  87. Only free peoples can hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end and prefer the interest of mankind to any narrow interest of their own.
       -- Woodrow Wilson


    Intolerance

  88. Nothing dies so hard, or rallies so often as intolerance.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  89. Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.
       -- Samuel Davies

  90. The closed mind, if closed long enough, can be opened by nothing short of dynamite.
       -- Gerald W. Johnson

  91. In the blood of the martyrs to intolerance are the seeds of unbelief.
       -- Walter Lippmann

  92. Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it.
       -- George Santayana

  93. Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.
       -- Charles Simmons

  94. Whoever kindles the flames of intolerance in America is lighting a fire underneath his own home.
       -- Harold E. Stassen

    Invention

  95. Edison did not invent the first talking machine -- he invented the first on that could be turned off.
       -- Anon.

  96. A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the well-being of mankind.
       -- Henry Ward Beecher

  97. Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
       -- Alexander Graham Bell

  98. Only an inventor knows how to borrow, and every man is or should be an inventor.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  99. If a man can write a better book, or preach a better sermon, or build a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he builds his house in the woods, thr world will make a beaten path to his door.
       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  100. The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
       -- Henry George

  101. If you build a better mousetrap, you will catch better mice.
       -- George Gobel

  102. We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity--gunpowder and romantic love.
       -- André Maurois

  103. The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
       -- Eden Phillpotts

  104. Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.
       -- Jonathan Swift

    Irony

  105. Irony is bitter truth
    Wrapped up in a little joke.
       -- Hilda Doolittle(H.D.)

  106. Irony is the gaity of reflection and the joy of wisdom.
       -- Anatole France

  107. Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
       -- Agnes Repplier

  108. Irony is jesting behind hidden gravity.
       -- John Weiss

  109. Pleasure in irony, either in your own life or in what you read, is an ego trip. "I know what others do not."
       -- Jessamyn West

  110. A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
       -- Jessamyn West

  111. Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.
       -- Edwin Percy Whipple


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