10 SAT Quotes & Possible Essay Topics #3

ideaonthe hrizonimagesHere are some interesting quotes that may someday be used as SAT essay topics. Take a look at them and see if you can compose two opposing perspectives and imagine what those opposing views would use as supportive examples and logic.

“Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opera.” – James Stephens (1882-1950)

“The nice thing about being a celebrity is that if you bore people they think it’s their fault.” – Henry Kissinger (1923-)

“Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” – Will Durant

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” – Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)

“It was the experience of mystery — even if mixed with fear — that engendered religion.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

“I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure — that is all that agnosticism means.” – Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” – Henry Ford (1863-1947)

“I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” – Warren Zevon (1947-2003)

“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” – Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

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