Posts Tagged ‘famous quotes’

Everybody lies, but it doesn’t matter since nobody listens.
– Anonymous
Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.
– John D. Rockefeller

You should give as you would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers.
– Seneca

He who cannot give anything cannot feel anything either.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.
– Albert Einstein

Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
– Anonymous
In a mad world, only the mad are sane.
– Akiro Kurosawa

You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.
– Anonymous

Anger blows out the lamp of the mind.
– Robert Ingersoll
Stand up for what is right, even if you are standing alone.
A part of kindness consists of sometimes loving people more than they deserve.  
– Joseph Loubert
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.  
– Albert Einstein
Ultimately, it’s up to each of us to choose how we will live our lives, hold ourselves to high standards, and continually evaluate what’s inside the image we see in the mirror.  
– Eric Harvey
The greatest discovery of this generation is that a human being can alter their life by altering their attitude.  
– William James
A friend is a present you give to yourself. 
–  Robert Louis Stevenson

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Ponder for 12/4/2008

Did you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have elections is to find out if the polls were right?
– Robert Orben

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
– Phillip K. Dick

I was in the supermarket the other day, and I met a lady in the aisle where they keep the generic brands. Her name was ‘Woman’.
– Steven Wright

I was strongest when I laughed at my weakness.
– Elmer Diktonius

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
– Albert Camus

When someone tells you something defies description, you can be pretty sure he’s going to have a go at it anyway.
– Clyde B. Aster

Laughter is an instant vacation. 
– Milton Berle

I personally think we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain. 
-Jane Wagner

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen; but if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your own soul’s doing. 
– Marie Stopes

The image that concerns most people is the reflection they see in other people’s minds. 
– Edward De Bono

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won’t buy the wag of his tail. 
– Josh Billings

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has, power and magic in it.
– Goethe

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The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
– Dorothy Parker

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
– Mark Twain


If the truth doesn’t save us, what does that say about us?
– Lois McMaster Bujold

Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
– Aristotle

For all our conceits about being the center of the universe, we live in a routine planet of a humdrum star stuck away in an obscure corner… An unexceptional galaxy which is one of about 100 billion galaxies…. That is the fundamental fact of the universe we inhabit, and it is very good for us to understand that.
– Carl Sagan

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. So autograph your work with quality.
– Robert Elliott

No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
– William Howard Taft

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

Learning is ever in the freshness of its youth, even for the old.
– Aeschylus

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
– Aesop

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Ponder for 10/24/2008

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
– Anonymous

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.
– Mencius

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
– Charles Caleb Colton

Practically all governments of history have used their exclusive power to issue money to defraud and plunder the people.
– Friedrich von Hayek
Don’t worry about avoiding temptation…As you grow older, it will avoid you.
– Winston Churchill
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.  
– George Bernard Shaw
Love is friendship caught on fire. 
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.  
– Conan O’Brien (Harvard Commencement Address)
There is always someone worse off than yourself.
– Aesop
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

– Henry Adams
One should forgive one’s enemies, but not before they are hanged.
– Heintich Heine

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