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Humanities 100


The optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds;
and the pessimist fears this is true.
-----James Cabell


Let us be thankful for the fools.
But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
-----Mark Twain


What you do speaks so loud
that I can’t hear what you say.
-----Ralph Waldo Emerson


The trouble with talking too fast is
you may say something you haven’t thought of yet.
------Ann Landers


When you point one accusing finger at someone,
three of your own fingers point back at you.
------Louis Nizer


Judge men not by their opinions,
but by what their opinions have made of them.
-----Georg Lichtenburg


You can’t hold a man down
without staying down with him.
-----Booker T. Washington


Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t,
and the other half who have nothing to say, and keep on saying it.
------Robert Frost


Much more grows in the garden than the gardener sows.
------Spanish Proverb


Nobody’s an accidental citizen walking down an accidental street.
-----William Burroughs


Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk.
That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
-----Ernest Hemingway


Winston, you’re drunk!
And you, Madam, are ugly;
but I shall be sober in the morning.
------Winston Churchill’s reply to Bessie Braddock, MP


They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.
-----Al Capone


I don’t know if there are men on the moon,
but if there are,
they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.
-----George Shaw


Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen.
------Mark Twain


Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting.
-----Sir John Seeley


He who cannot endure the bad
will not live to see the good.
-----Yiddish Proverb


Never borrow from the future.
If you live in dread of what may happen,
you have worried in vain.
Even if it does happen, you have worried twice.


There are two tragedies in life.
One is to lose your heart’s desire; the other is to gain it.
------George Bernard Shaw


From the day you’re born till the day you ride in a hearse,
there’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t get worse.
------Smokey Robinson


You can make more friends in two months
by becoming genuinely interested in other people,
than you can in two years
by trying to get other people interested in you.
-----Andrew Carnegie


It takes your enemy and your friend, working together,
to hurt you to the heart;
the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.
-----Mark Twain


I’ll always love the false image I had of you.
-----found below a mural on Broadway in Seattle


The great question that has never been answered,
and which I have not yet been able to answer
despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul is
What does a woman want!
Sigmund Freud


A woman is like a teabag.
It’s only when she’s in hot water that you realize how strong she is.
-----Address to the U.S. Women’s Congress 1981


Sometimes it’s worse to win a fight than to lose.
-----Billie Holliday


A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.
And It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
-----Ralph Waldo Emerson


The better part of one’s life consists of one’s friendships.
-----Abraham Lincoln


The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them.
  that’s the essence of inhumanity.


Don’t part with your illusions.
When they are gone, you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
-----Mark Twain


To be a great champion you must believe you are the best.
If you’re not, pretend you are.
-----Muhammad Ali


History is a fable, agreed upon.
-----Napoleon Bonaparte


There’s a war out there, old friend, a world war,
and it’s not about who’s got the most bullets;
it’s about who controls the information--
what we see and what we hear;
how we work and what we think.
It’s all about the information.
-----Cosmo Snakes


Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory,
he should never venture to lie.
-----Michel de Montaigne


The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
-----Muhammad Ali


You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.
-----Dr. Seuss


We have art in order not to die from the truth.


If you’re going to die, die doing what you love to do.
-----G. Bernard Shaw


A great many people think they are thinking
when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
-----William James


Birth, and copulation, and death.
That’s all the facts when you come to brass tacks.
-----Sweeney Agonistes, Fragments ... T. S. Eliot


Once you’re dead, you’re made for life.
-----Jimi Hendrix


Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
-----Shalom Aleichem


We should all be concerned about the future
because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.
-----Charles Kettering


Life is not always what one wants it to be,
but to make the best of it as it is
is the only way of being happy.
-----Jennie Churchill


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
-----Eleanor Roosevelt


A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.
-----Thomas Jefferson


Thinking is the hardest work there is,
which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
-----Henry Ford


Conversation is the enemy of food and good wine.
-----Alfred Hitchcock


You may be right and I may be wrong.
-----Karl Popper


If you throw your shoe at me,
may you walk home on broken glass.
-----Bare Naked Ladies


If you doubt the worth of money,
ask to borrow it.
-----Benjamin Franklin


We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it,
than to consume wealth without producing it.
-----George Shaw


Justice is the interest of the strong.


Justice is nothing but the interest of the stronger.


If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for,
he isn’t fit to live.
-----Martin Luther King


Almost every man wastes part of his life
in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess,
and to gain applause which he cannot keep.
-----Samuel Johnson


In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.
-----Vince Lombardi


I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious.
-----Albert Einstein


Age is strictly a case of mind over matter.
If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
-----Jack Benny


It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
-----Lou Pinella