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The optimist proclaims we live in the best of all possible worlds;
and the pessimist fears this is true.
Let us be thankful for the fools.
But for them the rest of us could not succeed.
What you do speaks so loud
that I cant hear what you say.
-----Ralph Waldo Emerson
The trouble with talking too fast is
you may say something you havent thought of yet.
When you point one accusing finger at someone,
three of your own fingers point back at you.
Judge men not by their opinions,
but by what their opinions have made of them.
You cant 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
and the other half who have nothing to say, and keep on saying it.
Much more grows in the garden than the gardener sows.
Nobodys an accidental citizen walking down an accidental street.
Always do sober what you said youd do drunk.
That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Winston, youre drunk!
And you, Madam, are ugly;
but I shall be sober in the morning.
------Winston Churchills reply to Bessie Braddock, MP
They cant collect legal taxes from illegal money.
I dont know if there are men on the moon,
but if there are,
they must be using the earth as their lunatic asylum.
Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen.
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.
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 hearts desire; the other is to gain it.
------George Bernard Shaw
From the day youre born till the day you ride in a hearse,
theres nothing so bad that it couldnt get worse.
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.
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.
Ill 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!
A woman is like a teabag.
Its only when shes in hot water that you realize how strong she is.
-----Address to the U.S. Womens Congress 1981
Sometimes its worse to win a fight than to lose.
A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think
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 ones life consists of ones friendships.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to
be indifferent to them.
thats the essence of inhumanity.
Dont part with your illusions.
When they are gone, you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live.
To be a great champion you must believe you are the best.
If youre not, pretend you are.
History is a fable, agreed upon.
Theres a war out there, old friend, a world war,
and its not about whos got the most bullets;
its about who controls the information--
what we see and what we hear;
how we work and what we think.
Its all about the information.
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.
You do not like them.
So you say.
Try them! try them!
And you may.
Try them and you may, I say.
We have art in order not to die from the truth.
If youre 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.
Birth, and copulation, and death.
Thats all the facts when you come to brass tacks.
-----Sweeney Agonistes, Fragments ... T. S. Eliot
Once youre dead, youre made for life.
Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool,
a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.
We should all be concerned about the future
because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there.
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.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.
Thinking is the hardest work there is,
which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
Conversation is the enemy of food and good wine.
You may be right and I may be wrong.
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.
We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it,
than to consume wealth without producing it.
Justice is the interest of the strong.
Justice is nothing but the interest of the stronger.
If a man hasnt discovered something that he will die for,
he isnt 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.
In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail.
I have no special gift. I am only passionately curious.
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter.
If you dont mind, it doesnt matter.
Its not how you start, its how you finish.