This is just a small compendium of quotes. Some make perfect sense for the security field, others are just great quotes.

Live, then, and be happy, beloved children of my heart, and never forget, that until the day when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words, -“Wait and hope.”-Your friend,
Edmond Dantes,
Count of Monte Cristo.

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
-Mark Twain

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
-Mark Twain

“One can only see what one observes, and one observes only things which are already in the mind.”
-Alphonse Bertillon

It is rather difficult, but merit of every kind consists in conquering difficulty.
-Aramis (The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas)

To follow the path
look to the master
follow the master
walk with the master
see through the master
become the master.
-Jianzhi Sengcan (Hsin Hsin Ming)

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four sharpening the ax.”
-Abraham Lincoln

“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”
-Eric Hoffer

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”
-Mike Tyson

To know and not do is not yet to know.
-Zen Proverb

I always tell the truth, even when I lie.

Fortune favors the bold.

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.
-Mark Twain

Don’t talk about it, be about it.
-Mos Def

One believes readily what he wishes to believe.
-Alexandre Dumas (Twenty Years After)

You know the word must; with that word great things are done.
-D’Artagnan (Twenty Years After – Alexandre Dumas)

Those who love me, follow me!
-Duc de Beaufort (Twenty Years After – Alexandre Dumas)

Madame, I have never been false to my word; when I say I will not do a thing, I mean it.
-D’Artagnan (Twenty Years After – Alexandre Dumas)

I never swear, my lord, I say yes or no; and, as I am a gentleman, I keep my word.
-D’Artagnan (Twenty Years After – Alexandre Dumas)

As I told you, everything can be obtained, Porthos, women and doors, by proceeding with gentleness.
-D’Artagnan (Twenty Years After – Alexandre Dumas)

“A white and fine stocking, a silken dress, a lace kerchief, a pretty little shoe, a becoming ribband, do not make an ugly woman pretty, but they make a pretty woman irresistible.”
-Alexandre Dumas – The Three Musketeers

“Why must I lose to this Idiot!”
-Aron Nimzovich

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
-Leonardo da Vinci

“If you cant explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
-Albert Einstein

“If you want me to speak for an hour, I am ready today. If you want me to speak for just a few minutes, it will take me a few weeks to prepare.”
-Mark Twain

“He used to say that a man was bound to make for himself, in the world, that fortune which Heaven had refused him at his birth.”
-Phillipe, The Man in the Iron Mask

Some people feel the rain;
others just get wet.
-Roger Miller

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.
-Ernest Hemingway

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.
-Bruce Lee

My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.
-Mizuta Masahide

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
-Mark Twain


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