Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

"Why put off until tomorrow what you can forget to do today?" -- Gigi Vorgan

"My doctor says too much sex can cause memory loss. Now, what was I about to say?" -- Milton Berle

"I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol." -- Steven Wright

"If I'd known how old I was going to be I'd have taken better care of myself." -- Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount Pictures, before his 100th birthday

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." -- Winston Churchill

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Pressure and stress are the common cold of the psyche." -- Andrew Denton

"Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein

"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not." -- Mark Twain

"I have a photographic memory, but once in a while I forget to take off the lens cap." -- Milton Berle

"Lionel Hampton is gone, but his vibes ring on." -- Dave Barry

"Remembrance is the secret of reconciliation." -- Rudolf Scharping

Monday, December 30, 2002

"I used to know a clever toast,
But pshaw! I cannot think of it --
So fill your glass to anything
And, bless your souls, I'll drink to it!"

-- Wallace Irwin

"In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." -- Traditional Irish toast

"Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody." -- Phyllis McGinley

"Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter,
Sermons and soda-water the day after."
-- Lord Byron

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Ben Franklin

"Beginning reform is beginning revolution." -- Duke of Wellington

Sunday, December 29, 2002

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born." -- Dr. Dale E. Turner

"To cherish what remains of the earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival." -- Wendell Berry

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; other we harden." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, December 28, 2002

"The fate of a nation has often depended upon the good or bad digestion of a prime minister." -- Voltaire

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -- Andre Cole

"One ought every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if it were possible to speak a few reasonable words." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It is necessary to hope... for hope itself is happiness." -- Samuel Johnson

"Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue." -- Izaak Walton

"It takes time to save time." -- Joe Taylor

"You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it." -- Charles Buxton

"Quality of life depends on what happens in the space between stimulus and response." -- Stephen R. Covey

"The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine." -- Mike Murdock

"So of cheerfulness, or a good temper -- the more it is spent, the more it remains." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice." -- George Eliot

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." -- Foster C. McClellan

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

"The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means." -- Napoleon I

Monday, December 23, 2002

"Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other." -- Joseph Addison

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler." -- Henry David Thoreau

"Awaken your sense, your intuition, your desires. Awaken the parts of yourself that have been sleeping. Life is a dream, and to live it, you must be awake." -- Rachel Snyder

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur." -- Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, December 21, 2002

"Inexperience is what makes a young man do what an older man says is impossible." -- Herbert V. Prochnow

"The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators." -- Edward Gibbon

Friday, December 20, 2002

"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once." -- John Archibald Wheeler

Thursday, December 19, 2002

"Statesmen rise and fall on the smallest of actions." -- Mark Helprin

The Neal Boortz Great Quotes Page!

"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life." -- Simone Weil

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

''This just further proves that there is a fine line between stupid and clever.'' -- filmmaker Rob Reiner, after his mockumentary 'This is Spinal Tap' was added to the National Film Registry

"A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly." -- Proverbs 12:23 (NIV)

"A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions." -- Proverbs 18:2 (NIV)

Graham's Homepage for Quotes

"Men's maxims reveal their characters." -- Vauvenargues

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired." -- Jules Renard

"The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor; and no man can tell what becomes of his influence." -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice." -- Tom Stoppard

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Google Search: alt.quotations

"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, from The Conduct of Life

"A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward, to reset oneself by an inner compass." -- May Sarton

"Death lies heavily on him who, while to well known to everyone else, dies unknown to himself." -- Seneca

"The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness." -- Eric Hoffer

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept." -- Ansel Adams

"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." -- Colette

"Take the gentle path." -- George Herbert

"The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something... To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one." -- John Ruskin

"The eyes of my eyes are opened." -- e.e cummings

"Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart." -- Henry W. Longfellow

"Read not to contradict nor to believe, but to weigh and consider." -- Francis Bacon

"Leaves—we cannot have, sky—we cannot have, But there is so much we can have—to embrace tenderly in a darkened room." -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Monday, December 16, 2002

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." -- Virginia Woolf

Friday, December 13, 2002

"A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper." -- Barry Neil Kaufman

"If you have but one wish, let it be for an idea." -- Percy Sutton

"Invest yourself in everything you do. There's fun in being serious." -- Wynton Marsalis

"High station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace." -- Tennessee Williams

"In politics, there's a fine line between too much conviction and too little." -- Robert J. Samuelson

"Civilization no longer needs to open up wilderness; it needs wilderness to open up the still largely unexplored human mind." -- David Rains Wallace

"The future is made of the same stuff as the present." -- Simone Weil

Thursday, December 12, 2002

"Liberty is to Science what air is to the animal." -- Jules Henri Poincaré

"Slaying the dragon of delay is no sport for the short-winded." -- Sandra Day O'Connor

"It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can." -- Jane Hamilton

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali

"Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure." -- Michael Levine

"Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but most of all, endurance." -- James Baldwin

"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." -- Mark Twain

"Statesmen rise and fall on the smallest of actions." -- Mark Helprin

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

"Tyranny is always better organized than freedom." -- Charles Pierre Péguy

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

"The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself." -- Marcel Pagnol

Monday, December 09, 2002

Cool! Another "quotes" blog.

"In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish." -- Donald Trump

"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time." -- Winston Churchill

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." -- Janis Joplin

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone." -- Coco Chanel

Saturday, December 07, 2002

"Leadership is accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible." -- Author Unknown

"Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created." -- Ida P. Rolf

"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough." -- Helen Keller

"It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives." -- Unknown

"Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation." -- Charles Baudelaire

"The big won't beat the small -- the fast will beat the slow." -- John Chambers

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer." -- Zora Neale Hurston

"I have made my world and it is a much better world than I ever saw outside." -- Louise Nevelson

"Our glory is we had such friends." -- William Butler Yeats, The Municipal Gallery Revisited

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Blogging the Christian Internet


The latest Internet for Christians newsletter has a section about Christian blogging. is mentioned. My weblogs

are a part of that community.

"The events of our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves, they find their own order." -- Eudora Welty

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction." -- Erich Fromm

"Goodness is the only investment that never fails." -- Henry David Thoreau

"I'm an optimist, but I'm an optimist who takes his raincoat." -- Harold Wilson

"Remember -- you are your own doctor when it comes to having cold feet." -- found at the doctor's office

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

"One imagines the birth of happiness to be accompanied by some great spectacular upheaval. One can imagine it flowering in the most luxurious setting. Yet happiness is born of a trifle, feeds on nothing." -- Mariama Bâ

Monday, December 02, 2002

"Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose." -- J. S. Habgood

"Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem -- in my opinion -- to characterize our age." -- Albert Einstein

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware -- joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." -- Henry Miller

"Never confuse movement with action." -- Ernest Hemingway

"They might be giants, and we might be pygmies; but we stand on the shoulders of giants, so we can see further." -- Sir Isaac Newton


Definitely something to add to the 'To Do List'.

"Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically." -- Greg Anderson

"Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that a cow will back up to them." -- Elbert Hubbard

"Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." -- Harvey Mackay

"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." -- Carl Gustav Jung