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TITLE: The three things

Ever noticed how many things come in threes? Here's a salute to "three-pointed" quotations.

Three-Pointed Quote of the Day


Einstein's Three Rules of Work: 1) Out of clutter find simplicity; 2) From discord find harmony; 3) In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

--Albert Einstein


There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can't stand Picasso, those who can't stand Raphael, and those who've never heard of either of them.

--John White


There are three things I always forget.

Names, faces -- the third I can't remember.

--Italo Svevo


A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.

--William Faulkner


There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

--William Somerset Maugham


There are three kinds of intelligence: one kind understands things for itself, the other appreciates what others can understand, the third understands neither for itself nor through others. This first is excellent, the second good, and the third useless.

--Niccolo Machiavelli


All mankind is divided into three classes: Those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.

--Arabian Proverb


There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning.

--Christopher Morley


Turn yourself not away from three best things: Good Thought, Good Word, and Good Deed.

-- Zoroaster


There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.

--Mark Twain


Every scientific truth goes through three states: first, people say it conflicts with the Bible; next, they say it has been discovered before lastly, they say they always believed it.

--Louis Agassiz


There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge . . . observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.

--Denis Diderot


There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.

--Lawrence Durell


There are three questions which in life we have over and over again to answer: is it right or wrong? is it true or false? is it beautiful or ugly? Our education ought to help us to answer these questions.

--John Lubbock


Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed; in the second it is opposed; in the third it is regarded as self-evident.

--Arthur Schopenhauer


There are three reasons why lawyers are being used more and more in scientific experiments. First, every year there are more of them around. Second, lab assistants don't get attached to them. And, third, there are some things that rats just won't do.

-- Unknown


Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts -- the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art.

--John Ruskin


There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.

--Georges Pompidou


Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down, and those that get lost.

--Russell Baker


There are three categories of people in industry -- the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no idea what happened.

--O. A. Battista


To me there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think -- spend some time time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think and cry, that's a heck of a day.

--Jim Valvano


The three signs of great men are -- generosity in the design, humanity in the execution, moderation in success.

--Otto von Bismarck


Three things can happen when you put a [foot]ball in the air -- and two of them are bad.

--Duffy Daugherty


There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

--Benjamin Franklin


There are three things which are real: God, human folly, land laughter. Since the first two pass our comprehension, we must do what we can with the third.

--Aubrey Menen


There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, "Anywhere but here."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson


There are three ways to get something done - do it yourself, hire someone to do it, or ask your kids not to do it.

--Malcolm L. Kushner


Three outstanding qualities make for success: judgment, industry, health. And the greatest of these is judgment.

--William Maxwell Aitken


Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.

--Bertrand Russell


Bear Bryant's Three Rules for coaching: 1) Surround yourself with people who can't live without football. 2) Recognize winners. They come In all forms. 3) Have a plan for everything.

--"Bear" Bryant


There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: the way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
--Proverbs 30:18-19


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