Quotes & Misquotes
Quoting one is plagiarism. Quoting many is research." - Anon.
problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income."
- Errol Flynn
The better work men do is always done under stress and at great personal cost." -- William Carlos Williams
Remember: Your friends need loving the most when they deserve it the least!
is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
- Albert Einstein
"The more money an American
accumulates, the less interesting he becomes."
- Gore Vidal
inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
- H. H. Munro (Saki)
dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid."
- George Bernard Shaw
"Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul
infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you."
- Oscar Wilde
fail, words come in very handy."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall
into an open sewer and die." - Mel Brooks.
"The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it."
- François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
"Dying is a very dull, dreary
affair, and my advice to you
is to have nothing to do with it." --Somerset Maugham
"The only thing to do with good
advice is to pass it on. It is never any use to oneself." Oscar Wilde
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius
"The capacity for hope is the
most significant fact of life. It provides
human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started."-
"If at first you don't succeed... you're doing about average."
- Leonard Levinson
"One of the
penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you
end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato
"Eighty percent of success is showing up." - Woody Allen
now my good man, this is no time for making enemies."
--Voltaire, on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that
he renounce Satan.
"All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage."
recently figured out that we have 35 million laws
to enforce the Ten Commandments." --Bert Masterson
the path from cocky ignorance to miserable
uncertainty." --Mark Twain
forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much."
"When you get to the end of
your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Only those who will risk going
too far can possibly find out how far one
can go." T.S. Eliot
"No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come." --
but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."
- Samuel Johnson
"When we long for life without
difficulties, remind us that oaks grow
strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."
- Peter Marshall
mighty poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word."
-- Andrew Jackson
"The best thing about the
future is that it only comes one day at a
time."- Abraham Lincoln
"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." Buddha
How many times have we read
recently that "things have changed forever"? Apart from the silliness of the
phrase (things are always, always changing forever), I wish to present a radical
prospect, or at least possibility: Consider that "things" might on the whole
actually get better. Freedom and standard of living have been on the rise for
centuries. Even including ongoing atrocities great and small, I believe
tolerance and understanding have risen, as well. If they were stocks, we would
all have made a lot of money holding them. And I would buy them all today, as
David Gardner, The New New World Order
"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be
or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back
and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack."
"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." --John Lennon
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let
go." -- William Feather
about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter."
- Max Beerbohm
"If one is going to do something wrong, one should at least enjoy it." – Anon.
"The difference between the richest man and the poorest is but a
hunger and hour of thirst." -- Kahlil Gibran
is the gift of nature but age is a work of art."
- Garson Kanin
"Do not think only of your own joy, but vow to save all beings from suffering. This is sharing in its highest form and purity beyond all poisons of this world." -- Dalai Lama
"America is the only nation in
history which miraculously has
gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization." --George Clemenceau, 1841-1921
It is well that war is so terrible, or we should get too fond of it."-- Robert E. Lee
"Sometimes I feel discriminated
against, but it doesn't make
me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny them-
selves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me."
--Zora Neale Hurston, U.S. novelist
Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right Anon
"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
- Don Marquis
"To make a million, start with $900,000." - Morton Shulman.
"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me
happy." - Spike Milligan
"There is plenty of room at the top - but no place to sit down."
people plan actions, they don't plan results."
- Dennis Wholey
There is nothing more
exhilarating than to be shot at without
result." --Winston Churchill
"If one does not know to which
port one is sailing, no wind is
favourable." -- Seneca
"The cocktail party is a device
for paying off obligations
to people you don't want to invite for dinner." - Charles Smith
"The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity." -- Thomas Peters
"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't." -- Anatole France
All men who have achieved great
things have been great dreamers."
-- Orison Swett Marden
The cost of a thing is the amount
of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in
the long run.
Thoreau, Henry David
Look and you will find it-what is unsought will go undetected.
You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should. Ehrmann, Max
Purpose serves as a principle around which to organize our lives.
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. Schweitzer, Albert
question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart. Ruskin, John
Life is a promise; fulfill it.
An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it. Michener, James
Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes
reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo
purpose of life is to live a life of purpose
If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, denying them. Emerson, Ralph Waldo
have done my best." That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. Miller, Henry
are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your
will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny.
That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. Shakespeare, William
Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
King, Martin Luther
Each small task of everyday is part of the total harmony of the universe.
St. Theresa of Lisieux
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.Newton, Isaac
I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail. Wilson, Woodrow
"The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvellously." -- Henry
"Blessed is the man, who having
nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy
evidence of the fact."- George Eliot
Show me a person who has never
made a mistake and I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much.
~ Joan Collins
"Everything is sweetened by risk." -- Alexander Smith
"It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact." -- Edmund Burke
"You can observe a lot by watching." -- Yogi Berra
Twain and I are in the same position. We have to put things in such a way as to
make people who would otherwise hang us believe that we are joking.
George Bernard Shaw
"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt." -- Henry J. Kaiser
Every exit is an entry somewhere." - Tom Stoppard
"Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to
recognize a mistake when you make it again." -F. P. Jones
"Experience is the name every one
gives to their mistakes."
- Oscar Wilde
"The advantage of a classical
education is that it enables you to despise
the wealth which it prevents you from achieving." - Russell Green
"The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action." -- Frank Herbert
"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there." -- Charles F. Kettering
"Most women set
out to change a man, and when they have
changed him, they do not like him. - Marlene Dietrich
"Never get caught in bed with a live man or a dead woman."
- Larry Hagman
"There's one thing about being a president - nobody can
tell you when to sit down." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"No-one wants advice -- only corroboration." - John Steinbeck
"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific." - Lily Tomlin
"When you have completed 95% of
your journey you are halfway there."
-- Japanese proverb
There are two kinds of thinkers in
the world. Those who
think they can and those who think they can't...and they're
both usually right." -Unknown
"The fact that some
geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are
geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the
Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
We aim above the mark to hit the mark." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Fools and wise men are equally
harmless. It is the half
fools and the half wise who are dangerous."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"You do not lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
"You'll never catch me bragging
about goals, but I'll talk all you want
about my assists." -- Wayne Gretzky
"I like feminists; I think they're cute."
All generalizations are false.
"If all you have is a hammer, every problem begins to look
like a nail." -Unknown
"You can search throughout the
entire universe for someone who is more
deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." Buddha
"Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your
life, but define yourself."
"If you can't return a favour, pass it on." - Louise Brown
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
- Pablo Picasso
"An intellectual is a man who takes more words that necessary
to tell more than he knows." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
"Wise men don't need advise. Fools don't take it."
- Benjamin Franklin
"It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it
is better to be good than to be ugly." - Oscar Wilde.
"Born free...Taxed to death"
"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not
- Salvador Dali
"Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding
in which you put your money in your
pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors."- Joey Adams
"Never judge a man buy the
opinion his wife has of him."
- Bob Edwards
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