Posts Tagged ‘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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Ponder for 10/8/2008

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
– Quintilian

There are some jobs in which it is impossible for a man to be virtuous.
– Aristotle

The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction has to be credible.  
– Mark Twain
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand. 
– Mark Twain
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.  
– Arthur Ashe
The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose.  
– Richard Leider
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

-Eric Hoffer
He who would give up a little liberty in return for a little security deserves neither liberty nor security.

– Benjamin Franklin
Instead of loving your enemies — treat your friends a little better.
– Edgar Watson Howe
The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, with the truth.
– Alfred Adler
Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else.
No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
– George Adams
There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
– James Truslow Adams
When a man is willing and eager, the gods joins in.
– Aeschylus
Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
– Marcus Aurelius
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
Exiles feed on hope.
– Aeschylus

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Nothing can be loved or hated unless it is first known.
– Leonardo Da Vinci

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
– Thomas Jefferson

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
– Mark Twain

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to pPeople in poor countries.
– Douglas Casey
What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
– Edward Langley

Most people are unwilling to sell their souls; but they usually aren’t opposed to renting them out for an hour or two.
– Anonymous

Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.
– Robert J. Hanlon
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.  
– Aristotle
It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life.we can never help another without helping ourselves.  
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
– Thomas Jefferson
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
– Aristotle
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
– Mother Theresa

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A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
– Thomas Jefferson

If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed; If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
– Mark Twain

Many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it. And if you let them, they’ll dump it on you.
– Anonymous

Home is what catches you when you fall – and we all fall.
– Anonymous
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children :one is roots. The other is wings.
– Hodding Carter,J.R.
Don’t go through life, grow through life.
– Eric Butterworth
My religion is very simple — my religion is kindness.  
– The Dalai Lama
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.  
– Edmund Burke
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. 
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.  
–  Martha Washington

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