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Quotable Quotes

Quotable quotes on car racing, competition, research, guidelines, and discussion, with a little Mark Twain thrown in for good measure.

On Car Racing:

It is amazing how many drivers, even at the Formula One Level, think that the brakes are for slowing the car down. — Mario Andretti

What's behind you doesn't matter. — Enzo Ferrari

You may say organize, organize, organize; but there may be so much organization that it will interfere with the work to be done.
— Mark Twain

Auto racing began 5 minutes after the second car was built. — Henry Ford

On Competition:

The healthiest competition occurs when average people win by putting above average effort. — Colin Powell

There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. — Indira Gandhi

Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off. — Franklin D. Roosevelt

On Research:

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. — Dr. Carl Sagan

Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur. — Michael J. Fox

Medicine is the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its existence. — James Bryce

On Guidelines:

Traffic signals in New York are just rough guidelines. — David Letterman

And then ultimately what I tell the kids is: coaches can give you information, they can give you guidelines, and they can put you in a position. But the only person who can truly make you better is you. — Brandi Chastain

On Discussion:

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. — Joseph Joubert

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance. — Robert Quillen