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Any statement that is self-serving
is likely to contain untruths.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

A widespread belief is more often likely
to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell

Every piece of software written today is likely going
to infringe on someone else's patent.
- Miguel de Icaza

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If you travel first class, you think first class and
you are more likely to play first class.
- Ray Floyd

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed
from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Ironically, women who acquire power are more likely
to be criticized for it than are the men who have always had it.
- Carolyn Heilbrun


 

Parents should not smoke in order to discourage their kids from smoking.
A child is more likely to smoke when they have been
raised in the environment of a smoker.
- Christy Turlington

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All other things being equal,
the simplest explanation is the most likely.
- a statement of Occam's Razor

If we hope for what we are not likely to possess,
we act and think in vain,
and make life a greater dream and shadow than it really is.
- Joseph Addison

If a politician murders his mother, the first response
of the press or of his opponents will likely be not
that it was a terrible thing to do,
but rather that in a statement made six years before
he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.
- Meg Greenfield

In addition, it is very likely that United States action
in Iraq caused Iran to open its nuclear facilities
for international inspection and suspend its uranium enrichment activities.
- Jim Gerlach

So when you ask me how string theory might be tested,
I can tell you what's likely to happen at accelerators
or some parts of the theory that are likely to be tested.
- Edward Witten

Just like if you were brought up on a farm,
you would most likely carry on your father's business as a farmer;
I was brought up in the kitchen and ended up becoming a chef.
- Martin Yan

More and more, unsolicited gifts from without are likely
to be received with unconscious resentment.
- Edward Sapir

Writers of fiction, when they begin,
are more likely to try the short form.
- Irwin Shaw

We should not mislead the Iraqis into thinking they
have unlimited time to reach a settlement.
The longer they think that, the less likely they will be to act.
- Sherrod Brown

It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait
for others to call them artists,
but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art.
- Pauline Kael

Of middle age the best that can be said is that a middle-aged
person has likely learned how to have a little fun
in spite of his troubles.
- Don Marquis

The chances of a reunion now are less likely.
I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band,
but now they are really another band,
so it's all a bit weird.
- Alvin Lee

Those who forget good and evil and seek only to know
the facts are more likely to achieve good than those
who view the world through the distorting medium of their own desires.
- Bertrand Russell

This seems highly likely, especially as it has been
shown that in several systems mutations affecting the
same amino acid are extremely near together on the genetic map.
- Francis Crick

People who sleep around to get roles are frail and
scared and most likely without talent.
It's their own little horror show that only they can deal with.
- Bruce Campbell

A society deadened by a smothering network of laws
while finding release in moral chaos is not likely
to be either happy or stable.
- Robert Bork

The man who complains about the way the ball bounces
is likely the one who dropped it.
- Lou Holtz

It's a tough marketplace right now...
It is very compressed...
A turnaround is likely to happen quicker than before.
- Peter Chernin

Government does not create jobs, it only creates the
conditions that make jobs more or less likely.
- Mitch Daniels

And I think it's likely that there will be Data's out there one day.
I hope so, if there are, that they all look exactly like me!
- Brent Spiner

It is very likely that many firms spend more on advertising than,
for their own best interests, they should.
- Michael Schudson

One who works for his own profit is likely to work hard.
One who works for the use of others,
without profit to himself,
is likely not to work any harder than he must.
- B. Carroll Reece

The longer a man's fame is likely to last,
the longer it will be in coming.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

To the extent that philosophical positions both confuse
us and close doors to further inquiry,
they are likely to be wrong.
- E. O. Wilson

Likely as not, the child you can do the least with
will do the most to make you proud.
- Mignon McLaughlin

When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms,
sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.
- Joichi Ito

Christ in this country would quite likely have been
arrested under the Suppression of Communism act.
- Joost de Blank

The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized,
and for this we are not likely to be forgiven.
- Cyril Connolly

Ambition is a Dead Sea fruit, and the greatest peril
to the soul is that one is likely to get precisely what he is seeking.
- Edward Dahlberg

A true intellectual is a man who, after reading a book
and being convinced by its arguments,
will shoot someone or, more likely, order someone shot.
- John McCarthy

The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution,
the Civil War-when I really think about them they all
seem about as likely as the parting of the Red Sea.
- Sarah Vowell

You have to have a catcher because if you don't you're
likely to have a lot of passed balls.
- Casey Stengel

Because hypocrisy stinks in the nostrils one is likely
to rate it as a more powerful agent for destruction than it is.
- Rebecca West

In the material sciences these are and have been,
and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

My guess is that nuclear weapons will be used sometime
in the next hundred years,
but that their use is much more likely to be small
and limited than widespread and unconstrained.
- Herman Kahn

Bisexuality means I am free and I am as likely to want
to love a woman as I am likely to want to love a man,
and what about that? Isn't that what freedom implies?
- June Jordan

I've supported myself by writing since 1992,
and I'm probably very nearly unemployable by now because
employers are likely to be put off by the long gap.
- Greg Egan

We have to learn again that science without contact
with experiments is an enterprise which is likely to
go completely astray into imaginary conjecture.
- Hannes Alfven

It would appear that love is dead.
Or very likely in a bad way.
- Kate Millett

The patient is not likely to recover who makes the doctor his heir.
- Thomas Fuller

But to me I find Francis Bacon the most likely candidate to be the author.
- Mark Rylance

There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem,
the more likely one will be to treat others with respect,
kindness, and generosity.
- Nathaniel Branden

They're right to think that about me,
because I'm the person most likely to sleep with my female fans,
I genuinely love other women.
And I think they know that.
- Angelina Jolie

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
- Satchel Paige

When we believe ourselves in possession of the only truth,
we are likely to be indifferent to common everyday truths.
- Eric Hoffer

If someone knows me and likes me or my work,
they're more likely to allow me to tell their story.
But it also cuts the other way.
- Anderson Cooper

The Act of God designation on all insurance policies;
which means,
roughly, that you cannot be insured for the accidents
that are most likely to happen to you.
- Alan Coren

If you read in front of your kids, it's very likely
that they'll become readers,
too.
- John Lithgow

Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat,
energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be
more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.
- Warren Buffett

In the final phase of cocaine intoxication,
when suicide is likely, the victim cannot save himself by an effort of will.
He has lost the power.
- Carroll O'Connor

Nowadays, with much more racial and ethnic mixing,
we are seeing serial killers murdering a variety of victims;
whoever comes along will most likely do.
- Pat Brown

As our expedition to New York seems likely to be attended
with a very fatal Consequence,
and ourselves haply censured for undertaking it without assurance of success.
- Lewis Hallam

Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes;
the more talk there is about them,
the less likely they are to be curbed.
- Jack Gould

I only went a year to high school.
I should have been in high school, but I was in a band,
and when you're successful doing that -
well,
you aren't too likely to go back.
- Peter Noone

I don't know why I should have to learn Algebra...
I'm never likely to go there.
- Billy Connolly

Total falsehoods can be easily exposed for what they
are by citing exceptions to their claims.
Hence, they are less likely to be accepted as the total truth.
- Samuel P. Huntington

When I graduated from Santa Monica High in 1927,
I was voted the girl most likely to succeed.
I didn't realize it would take so long.
- Gloria Stuart

Bob Hope, like Mark Twain, had a sense of humor that was uniquely American,
and like Twain, we'll likely not see another like him.
- Dick Van Dyke

It is more likely that more than a century will pass
before we know the structure of the chemical atoms
as thoroughly as we do our solar system.
- Johannes Stark

The supply-side effect of a restrictive monetary policy
is likely to be perverse,
in that high interest rates enter into costs and thus
exert inflationary pressure.
- William Vickrey

Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive
anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking.
- Ann Coulter

Marriage is distinctly and repeatedly excluded from heaven.
Is this because it is thought likely to mar the general felicity?
- Samuel Butler


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