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Free advice is worth the price." -- Robert Half


Quotes  & Misquotes


Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."- Wendell Johnson





"At this point I reveal myself in my true colours, as a stick-in-the-mud. I hold a number of beliefs that have been repudiated by the liveliest intellects of our time. I believe that order is better than chaos, creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence, forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance, and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. Excerpt from Civilization -Chapter 13 - Heroic Materialism - by Lord Kenneth Clark





You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty." -- Sacha Guitry






In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."- Paul Harvey





"Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death."- James F. Byrnes



Only the mediocre are always at their best."- Jean Giraudoux




"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."- Tallulah Bankhead





Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it."- M. Scott Peck







Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.     Soren Kierkegaard





Free advice is worth the price." -- Robert Half







"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are."    -Bertolt Brecht 





"The computer is a moron."      -Peter Drucker






"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."     -George Bernard Shaw





"In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms."        -Stephen Jay Gould





"Facts are stupid things."        -Ronald Reagan




"Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others."        -Jules Renard






"The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever." - Anatole France





Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use."- Wendell Johnson





"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered." - G. K. Chesterton





It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do."- Jerome K. Jerome






"If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you won't have to work."- Ogden Nash




Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality."     -George Santayana





The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards."     -Arthur Koestler





I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either."    -Jack Benny





Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."- W. Somerset Maugham




The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled." - Plutarch



The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year."- Mark Twain



It's kind of fun to do the impossible."    ~ Walt Disney


   "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient on living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh as life's realities."    ~ Dr. Suess


   "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."      ~ Albert Einstein


   The great acts of love are done... By those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness .Annon



Of course the game is rigged. Don't let that stop you - if you don't play, you can't win." -- Robert Heinlein





"Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate."   -Thomas Jones





"Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech  you'll ever regret."   -Laurence J. Peter






"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction." -E. F. Schumacher





If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day." -- John A. Wheeler






The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." -- Dorothy Nevill






You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war." -- Albert Einstein






Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties."- Jules Renard





Retirement is the time when you never do all the things that you intended to do when you’d have the time.”Dr. Lawrence J. Peter






  "The squeaky wheel doesn't always get greased; sometimes it gets replaced."    ~ John Peers





A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece." -- Ludwig Erhard





The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time." -- Friedrich Neitzsche





"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." -T.S. Eliot





"Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time  and sometimes you weep."   ~ Carl Sandburg






The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun." -Napoleon Hill





The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw





Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be." -- Jim Horning





The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from."-- Andrew S. Tanenbaum





Great things are only possible with outrageous requests."- Thea Alexander





Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." -- Erica Jong





Life is a zoo in a jungle."        -Peter De Vries





"A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on."        -Samuel Goldwyn





"A lie told often enough becomes the truth."        -Lenin





Idleness is not doing nothing. Idleness is being free to do anything."- Floyd Dell







The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpotts







"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem."- Theodore Rubin







"There must be more to life than having everything." -- Maurice Sendak






"Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the  presence of witnesses." Margaret Millar







"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying."- Woody Allen






"It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up" -- Somerset Maugham






I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way." -- Franklin P. Adams







Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly."- Frank Tyger






Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability."- Roy L. Smith







The government deficit is the difference between the amount of money the government spends and the amount it has the nerve to collect."- Sam Ewing



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