Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Monday, March 31, 2003

"April 1: This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four." -- Mark Twain

"I think that only daring speculation can lead us further and not accumulation of facts." -- Albert Einstein

Peace | "Peace begins with a smile." - Mother Teresa

Humility | "The true test of humility is whether you can say grace before eating crow." -- from the markerboard at the therapist's office

"Your enemy is your Buddha." -- Zen approach to dealing with difficult people

Aging | "Growing old is like being increasingly punished for a crime you haven't committed." -- Anthony Powell

"Why dread we winter's deep distress, his planned utter lonliness when here at hand are stored in nooks all climes, all company in books!" -- Robert Underwood, seen at Border, Books, and Music

Sunday, March 30, 2003

"Learning how to learn is life's most important skill." -- Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan

"Imagination is not the talent of some men, but is the health of every man." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger."

-- King Solomon, Proverbs 15:1

Saturday, March 29, 2003

"I believe there are 15,747,724,136,275,002,577,605,653,961,181,555,468,044,717,914,527,116,709,366,231,425,076,185,631,031,296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons." -- Arthur Eddington

Friday, March 28, 2003

Dentist | "A dentist at work in his vocation always looks down in the mouth." -- George D. Prentice

Democracy | "Democracy is a form of government in which it is permitted to wonder aloud what the country could do under first-class management." -- "Senator Soaper"

Democracy | "Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty." -- Montesquieu

Democracy | "Democracy is based on the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in the ordinary people." -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

Democracy | "The tyranny of the multitude is a multiplied tyranny." -- Edmund Burke

Deeds | "One good deed has many claimants." -- Yiddish Proverb

Decision | "A woman's final decision is not necessarily the same as the one she makes later." -- H. N. Ferguson

Decision | "Making up your mind is like making a bed; it usually helps to have someone on the other side." -- Gerald Horton Bath

Decision | "When decision has been made and the die is cast, then murder the alternatives." -- Mrs. Emory S. Adams, Jr.

Deception | "Necessity is the mother of deception." -- Belle Sarnoff

Deception | "Nothing is so easy to deceive as one's self, for what we wish, that we readily believe." -- Demosthenenes

Debt | "Debt is a trap which a man sets and baits himself -- and catches himself." -- Josh Billings

Choices | "I believe that we are soley responsible for our choices." -- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Debt | "The house was more covered with mortgages than with paint." -- George Ade

Curiosity | "Why do they call it idle curiosity when it's pretty close to the one thing never idle?" -- Marion Star

Curiosity | "Curiosity is the only intelligence test which tells what one may become as well as what one is." -- Saturday Review

Cures | "There's something alive about a kitchen, the way it smells and sounds and feels. Maybe sick people would all live longer if they sat in kitchens." -- Christopher Morley

Choices | "Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." -- Chinese Proverb

Choices | "Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven." -- Mary Baker Eddy

Failure | "Failure is impossible." -- Susan B. Anthony

Regret | "Too much of anything often leaves one with a feeling of regret." -- Arnold Lobel

Mistakes | "If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you." -- Mary Pickford

Answers | "In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back." -- Charlie Brown (Charles Schulz)

Respect | "When you have found your own room, be kind to those who have chosen different doors and to those who are still in the hall." -- C. S. Lewis

Responsibility | "Nothing strengthens the judgement and quickens the conscience like individual responsibility." -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Choices | "Fall seven times, stand up eight." -- Japanese Proverb

Choices | "We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them." -- Kahlil Gibran

Resilience | "Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of the alternatives." -- Maya Angelou

Choices | "Far too often the choices reality proposes are such as to take away one's taste for choosing." -- Jean Rostand

Fame | "Fame and tranquility are two things that can't live under the same roof." -- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Truth | "The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear." -- Herbert Sebastian Agar

"I will have nothing to do with one who blows hot and cold with the same breath." -- Aesop

Risk | "Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." -- Frederick B. Wilcox

Taking Chances | "The men who have done big things are those who were not afraid to attempt big things, who were not afraid to risk failure in order to gain success." -- B. C. Forbes

Forgiveness | "Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart." -- Corrie Ten Boom

Choices | "Focusing our attention -- daily and hourly -- not on what is wrong, but on what we love and value, allows us to participate in the birth of a better future, ushered in by the choices we make each and every day." -- Carol Pearson

Making Decisions | "Form the habit of making decisions when your spirit is fresh... to let dark moods lead is like choosing cowards to command armies." -- Charles Horton Cooley

Choices | "The last of the human freedoms: to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way." -- Victor Frankl

Choices | "Sometimes it's worse to win a fight than to lose." -- Billie Holiday

Choices | "I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom." -- Anatole France

Regret | "The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." -- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Criticism | "The scenery in the play was beautiful, but the actors got in front of it." -- Alexander Woollcott

Criticism | "When you point your finger at someone else, you have three fingers pointed at yourself." -- Louis Nizer

Criticism | "Critic: One who finds a little bad in the best of things." -- Joseph P. Ritz

Criticism | "The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism." -- Norman Vincent Peale

Criticism | "I don't like yes men. I want you to tell me what you really think -- even if it costs you your job." -- Sam Goldwyn

Criticism | "Even the lion has to defend himself against flies." -- German Proverb

Criticism | "The actor who took the role of King Lear played the King as though he expected someone to play the ace." -- Eugene Field

Criticism | "Clean your finger before you point at my spots." -- Benjamin Franklin

"The mathematician has reached the highest rung on the ladder of human thought." -- Havelock Ellis

Thursday, March 27, 2003

From my sarcastic wife:

"Hey, Dan, I got a quote for you."

Victory | "The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else." -- Martina Navratilova

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Logic | "Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence." -- Morris Kline

"I don't want you thinking the Democrats are all of a sudden patriotic when you hear them asking for more money to fight the war. They want to spend and spend and spend so they can make a case against to kill the tax cut." -- Rush Limbaugh

Monday, March 24, 2003

Advice | "When we ask advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice." -- Joseph Louis Lagrange

Sunday, March 23, 2003

Taking Chances | "One of these days is none of these days." -- H.G. Bohn

Taking Chances | "Continuing to cling to the patterns you know inhibits your ability to discover what you don't know." -- Eric Allenbaugh

Taking Chances | "When you play it too safe, you're taking the biggest risk of your life... Time is the only wealth we're given." -- Barbara Sher

Truth | "A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth." -- Thomas Mann

Friday, March 21, 2003

''That will be my swan song on the stage. I've retired from acting; it doesn't really interest me that much anymore. It seems kind of superficial because now my life is AIDS, not acting.'' -- Elizabeth Taylor, screen legend, on the TV show ''Access Hollywood,'' saying her upcoming Oscar appearance will mark her showbiz retirement to focus on AIDS activism

"The pragmatist knows that doubt is an art which has to be acquired with difficulty." -- C. S. Peirce

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Thought | "Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything." -- Jules Henri Poincaré

Wednesday, March 19, 2003

"The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists." -- Japanese proverb, from the markerboard at the therapist's office

"Learn to enjoy your own company. You are the one person you can count on living with for the rest of your life." -- from the markerboard at the therapist's office

Life | "Life is an offensive, directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe." -- A. N. Whitehead

Criticism | "There is always something wrong with a man, as there is with a motor, when he knocks continually." -- Columbia Record

Georger Bernard Shaw on Critics

"A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned." -- George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

"It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious." -- A. N. Whitehead

Quote Library ::

Monday, March 17, 2003

"Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity." -- E. C. Zeeman

Money | "It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things that money can't buy." -- George Lucas Lorimer

"If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having." -- Henry Miller

Money | "A man who both spends and saves money is the happiest man, because he has both enjoyments." -- Samuel Johnson

Saturday, March 15, 2003

"Now, after years of observation and enough courage to admit what I have observed, I try to plant peace if I do not want discord; to plant loyalty and honesty if I want to avoid betrayal and lies." -- Maya Angelou

Friday, March 14, 2003

"I saw Eternity the other night
Like a great Ring of pure and endless light."

-- Henry Vaughan

Thursday, March 13, 2003

Crime | "We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then a few that punish them." -- Josiah Tucker

Crime | "If you do big things they print your face, and if you do little things they only print your thumbs." -- Arthur (Bugs) Baer

Coward | "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men." -- Abraham Lincoln

Courtship | "The word 'engagement' has two meanings: in war it's a battle, in courtship it's a surrender." -- General Features Corporation

Courtesy | "We cannot always oblige, but we can always speak obligingly." -- Voltaire

Courtesy | "True politeness consists in being easy with one's self, and making every one about one as easy as one can." -- Alexander Pope

Courage | "I have never thought much of the courage of the liontamer; inside the cage he is, at least, safe from other men." -- George Bernard Shaw

Courage | "Nature reacts only to physical disease, but also to moral weakness; when the danger increases, she gives us greater courage." -- Goethe

Courage | "Fortune favors the audacious." -- Erasamus

Courage | "Fear gives sudden instincts of skill." -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Cooking | "Let the salad-maker be a spendthrift for oil -- a miser for vinegar -- a statesman for salt -- and a madman for mixing." -- Spanish Proverb

"In the deserts of the heart
Let the healing fountain start,
In the prison of his days
Teach the free man how to praise."

-- W. H. Auden

Cooking | "Fish to taste right, must swim three times -- in water, in butter, and in wine." -- Polish Proverb

Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Liberation | "Liberation is an evershifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises." -- Arianna Huffington

Conversation | "It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers." -- James Thurber

Conversation | "Conceit causes more conversation than wit." -- La Rochefoucauld

Conversation | "I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation." -- George Bernard Shaw

Conversation | "The less men think, the more they talk." -- Montesquieu

Conversation | "Conversation should be fired in short bursts; anybody who talks steadily for more than a minute is in danger of boring somebody." -- Harlan Miller

Conversation | "Conversation is the slowest form of human communication." -- Don Herold

Conversation | "His conversation does not show the minute hand, but he strikes the hour very correctly." -- Benjamin Franklin

Conversation | "The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it." -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Stupid | "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." -- Mark Twain

France | "You know why the French don't want to bomb Saddam Hussein? Because he hates America, he loves mistresses and wears a beret. He is French, people." -- Conan O'Brien

France | "The French are a smallish, monkey-looking bunch and not dressed any better, on average, than the citizens of Baltimore [Maryland USA]. True, you can sit outside in Paris and drink little cups of coffee, but why this is more stylish than sitting inside and drinking large glasses of whiskey I don't know." -- P.J. O'Rourke (1989)

France | "The only time France wants us to go to war is when the German Army is sitting in Paris sipping coffee." -- Regis Philbin

France | "We can stand here like the French, or we can do something about it." -- Marge Simpson

France | "I would rather have a German division in front of me than a French one behind me." -- General George S. Patton

France | "France has neither winter nor summer nor morals. Apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. France has usually been governed by prostitutes." -- Mark Twain

Control | "In the order named, these are the hardest to control: Wine, Women, and Song." -- Franklin Pierce Adams

Contentment | "When we cannot find contentment in ourselves it is usless to seek it elsewhere." -- La Rouchefoucauld

Contentment | "Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another." -- Condorcet

Consideration | "Be kind and considerate to others, depending somewhat upon who they are." -- Don Herold

Conservative | "I never dared to be a radical when young
For fear it would make me conservative when old."

-- Robert Frost

Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Conservatism | "What is conservatism? Is it not adherence to the old and tried, against the new and untried?" -- Abraham Lincoln

Conscience | "Conscience: the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking." -- H.L. Mencken

Conscience | "Once we assuage our conscience by calling something a 'necessary evil,' it begins to look more and more necessary and less and less evil." -- Sydney J. Harris

Conscience | "Conscience is thoroughly well bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it." -- Samuel Butler

Conscience | "Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does." -- Josh Billings

Conscience | "Conscience and reputation are two things. Conscience is due yourself, reputation to your neighbor." -- Saint Augustine

Connections | "Many a live wire would be a dead one except for his connections." -- Wilson Mizner

Confessions | "Confessions may be good for the soul but they are bad for the reputation." -- Thomas Robert Dewar

Conference | "A meeting of the bored." -- Russell Newbold

Conference | "A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done." -- Fred Allen

Computer | "To err is human; to really foul things up requires a computer." -- Bill Vaughn

Women | "Who is't that to woman's beauty would submit,
And yet refuse the fetters of their wit?"

-- Aphra Behn

Monday, March 10, 2003

Compliment | "Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt." -- Kin Hubbard

Compliment | "I can live for two months on a good compliment." -- Mark Twain

Compliment | "Every day you look lovelier and lovelier and today you look like tomorrow." -- Charlie McCarthy

Company | "Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate." -- Addison Mizner

Common Sense | "Common sense is, of all kinds, the most uncommon. It implies good judgement, sound discretion, and true and practical wisdom applied to common life." -- Tryon Edwards

Committee | "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours." -- Milton Berle

Cold | "A cold is something both positive and negative; sometimes the Eyes have it and sometimes the Nose." -- William Lyon Phillips

Clothes | "She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and forgot to say 'when.'" -- P.G. Wodehouse

Clothes | "It is an interesting question how far men would retain their relative rank if they were divested of their clothes." -- Henry David Thoreau

Classes | "There may be said to be two classes of people in the world; those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes, and those who do not." -- Robert Benchley

Miracles | "Miracles are instantaneous, they cannot be summoned, but come of themselves, usually at unlikely moments and to those who least expect them." -- Katherine Anne Porter

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Philosophy | ""I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches." -- Alice Lee Longworth

Advice | "Ask advice from everyone, but act with your own mind." -- Yiddish Proverb

Conversation | "That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm, quiet interchange of sentiments." -- Samuel Johnson

Success | "Success in any area requires constantly readjusting your behavior as the result from your experience." -- Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan

Saturday, March 08, 2003

Courage | "I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming odds." -- Louis Nizer

Civilization | "Civilization is a movement and not a condition, a voyage and not a harbor." -- Arnold Toynbee

Civilization | "It wouldn't be so bad if civilization were only at the crossroads, but this is one of those cloverleaf jobs." -- "Senator Soaper"

Laughing | "Laughing may just be the greatest spiritual resource available to us, occupying as it does the wetlands between despair and insanity. In our laughing we give voice to the entire tragedy and joy of human survival in the warzone of life. Perhaps it is laughter which is the image of God within us." via

Civilization | "The path of civilization is paved with tin cans." -- Elbert Hubbard

Civilization | "The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

City Life | "City life: millions of people being lonesome together." -- Henry David Thoreau

City | "If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city." -- Charles Caleb Colton

Citizens | "Whatever makes good Christians, makes them good citizens." -- Daniel Webster

Circumstance | "Man is not the creature of circumstances,
Circumstances are the creatures of men."

-- Disraeli

Children | "The surest way to make it hard for children is to make it easy for them." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Children | "Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore,
And that's what parents were created for."

-- Ogden Nash

Children | "Insanity is hereditary. You can get it from your children." -- Sam Levinson

Children | "Children have more need of models than of critics." -- Joseph Joubert

Children | "We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we have stopped saying, 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.'" -- Sydney J. Harris

Children | "You can tell that a child is growing up when he stops asking where he came from and starts refusing to tell where he's going." -- Changing Times

Children | "Diogenes struck the father when the son swore." -- Robert Burton

Friday, March 07, 2003

"When right-living people bless the city, it flourishes; evil talk turns it into a ghost town in no time." -- Proverbs 11:11 (MSG)

Cheerfulness | "A cheerful look makes a dish a feast." -- A.P. Herbert

Cheerfulness | "A cheerful face is nearly as good for an invalid as healthy weather." -- Benjamin Franklin

Cheerfulness | "Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a steady and perpetual serenity." -- Joseph Addison

Charm | "If you have charm, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have." -- J.M. Barrie

Charity | "Our charity begins at home, and mostly ends where it begins." -- Horace Smith

Charity | "Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door." -- Charles Dickens

Character | "The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we appear to be." -- Socrates

Character | "Every man has three characters -- that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has." -- Alphonse Karr

Character | "You must look into people as well as at them." -- Lord Chesterfield

Outlook | "We have reached an important point when the end begins to come into view." -- William Childs Westmoreland

Chance | "He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things." -- Marquis of Halifax

Challenge | "Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater; possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it." -- William Hazlitt

Challenge | "The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible is that which takes a little longer." -- George Santayana

Celebrity | "Someone who works hard to become well-known and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized." -- Happy Variety

Capability | "If there's a job to be done, I always ask the busiest man in my parish to take it on and it gets done." -- Henry Ward Beecher

Camping | "He who believes that where there's smoke there's fire hasn't tried cooking on a camping trip." -- Changing Times

Buying | "People will buy anything that's one to a customer." -- Sinclair Lewis

Busy | "Bees are not as busy as we think they are. They just can't buzz any slower." -- Kin Hubbard

Business World | "A company is known by the men it keeps." -- Mellon Institute News

Thursday, March 06, 2003

War | "A just war is in the long run far better for a nation's soul than the most prosperous peace obtained by acquiescence in wrong or injustice." -- Theodore Roosevelt

Business | "Next to knowing all about your own business, the best thing is to know all about the other fellow's." -- John D. Rockefeller

Business | "I don't meet competition. I crush it." -- Charles Revson

Business | "Good will is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy." -- Marshall Field

Business | "Competition is getting keener all the time; are you?" -- Elmer Leterman

Business | "The business of America is business." -- Calvin Coolidge

Business | "Few people do business well who do nothing else." -- Lord Chesterfield

Brevity | "All pleasantries should be short -- and, for that matter, gravities, too." -- Voltaire

Borrowing | "Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need more." -- Addison H. Hallock

Borrowing | "A moneylender serves you in the present tense, lends you in the conditional mood, keeps you in the subjunctive, and ruins you in the future." -- Joseph Addison

Boredom | "A yawn is a silent shout." -- G.K. Chesterton

Boredom | "Some people can stay long in an hour than others can in a week." -- William Dean Howells

History | "History always repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, and the second as farce." -- Karl Marx, 1851, via Josh Claybourn

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Bore | "The secret of being a bore is to tell everything." -- Voltaire

Bore | "A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company." -- Gian Vincenzo Gravina

Luck | "Luck is when preparation meets opportunity." -- Oprah Winfrey

"The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next." -- Helen Keller

Bore | "He is not only dull himself but the cause of dullness in others." -- Samuel Foote

Books | "On how many people's libraries, as on bottles from the drugstore, one might write: 'For external use only.'" -- Alphonse Daudet

Birth Control | "It may boil down to a little pill whether or not the world comes to its right census." -- Current Comedy

Bigamy | "The only crime on the books where two rites make a wrong." -- Bob Hope

Belief | "Some men like to understand what they believe in. Others like to believe in what they understand." -- Anonymous

Belief | "Some things have to be believed to be seen." -- Ralph Hodgson

Behavior | "One of the very best of all earthly possessions is self-possession." -- George D. Prentice

Behavior | "We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life." -- Edwin Markham

Behavior | "Some people take everything on a vacation but their manners." -- Marshalltown, Iowa, Times-Republican

Behavior | "Manners are the happy ways of doing things." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beginning | "A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step." -- Chinese Proverb

Tuesday, March 04, 2003

Beauty | "Beauty is all very well at sight, but who can look at it when it has been in the house three days?" -- George Bernard Shaw

Beauty | "Beauty is not caused. It is." -- Emily Dickinson

Banking | "Bank accounts are like toothpaste; easy to take out but hard to put back." -- Robert Ackerstrom

Baldness | "Baldness may indicate masculinity, but it diminishes one's opportunity to find out." -- Sir Cedric Hardwicke

Baldness | "There's one thing about baldness: it's neat." -- Don Herold

Babies | "Babies do not want to hear about babies; they like to be told of giants and castles." -- Samuel Johnson

Investments | "Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting." -- Billy Rose

Automation | "It's going to be a tough decision when the purchasing agent starts negotiating to buy the machine that's going to replace him." -- Dave Murray

Automation | "The real danger of our technological age is not so much that machines will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like machines." -- Sidney J. Harris

Art | "In life beauty perishes, but not in art." -- Leonardo da Vinci

Art | "When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece." -- John Ruskin

Art | "A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." -- Louis Nizer

Art | "Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere." -- G.K. Chesterton

Monday, March 03, 2003

Argument | "In most instances, all an argument proves is that two people are present." -- Tony Pettito

Argument | "You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument." -- Samuel Johnson

Argument | "Never argue with a woman when she's tired -- or rested." -- H.C. Diefenbach

Architects | "A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines." -- Frank Lloyd Wright

Apology | "Nine times out of ten, the first thing a man's companion know of his shortcoming is from his apology." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Anger | "The size of a man can be measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry." -- J. Kenfield Morley

Anger | "When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear." -- Mark Twain

Anger | "Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help and what he cannot help." -- Thomas Fuller

"Repartee is what you wish you'd said." -- Heywood Broun

Sunday, March 02, 2003

America | "The American dream does not come to those who fall asleep." -- Richard Nixon

America | "Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country." -- Sinclair Lewis

America | "Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea." -- John Gunther

America | "We must dream of an aristocracy of achievement arising out of a democracy of opportunity." -- Thomas Jefferson

"Without involvement, there is no commitment. Mark it down, asterisk it, circle it, underline it." -- Stephen R. Covey

"We seem to gain wisdom more readily through our failures than through our successes." -- Leo Buscaglia

"Thought is the property of those who can entertain it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Talent | "A career is born in public--talent in privacy." -- Marilyn Monroe

Saturday, March 01, 2003

Ambition | "All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind." -- Joseph Conrad

Ambition | "Ambition raises a secret tumult in the soul; it inflames the mind, and puts it into a violent hurry of thought." -- Joseph Addison

Alimony | "A man's cash surrender value." -- Toaster's Handbook

Alimony | "Billing minus cooing." -- Mary C. Dorsey

Alimony | "You never realize how short a month is until you pay alimony." -- John Barrymore

Alimony | "Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse." -- Arthur (Bugs) Baer

Success | "Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one." -- Barbra Streisand

Agnostic | "Don't be an agnostic. Be something." -- Robert Frost

Age | "It's not like running out of gas; it's more like burning out your bearings." -- Dr. Elvis Stahr

Age | "The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it." -- Schopenhauer

Age | "A man loses his illusions first, his teeth second, and his follies last." -- Helen Rowland

Age | "Senescence begins and middle age ends the day your descendants outnumber your friends." -- Ogden Nash

Age | "Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age." -- Victor Hugo

Age | "You've reached middle age when all you exercise is caution." -- Franklin P. Jones

Age | "Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle." -- Bob Hope

Age | "Growing old is an emotion which comes over us at almost any age; I had it myself between the ages of 25 and 30." -- E. M. Forster

Age | "It's not how old you are but how you are old." -- Marie Dressler

Age | "Youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret." -- Disraeli

Age | "No matter how young I think, I can't get under sixty." -- Bill Copeland

Age | "Everthing I know I learned after I was thirty." -- Georges Clemenceau

Age | "Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative." -- Maurice Chevalier

Age | "Many people's tombstones should read: 'Died at 30. Buried at 60.'" -- Nicholas Murray Butler

Age | "Middle age is the time when you begin to exchange your emotions for symptoms." -- Jacob Braude

Age | "In youth we run into difficulties, in old age difficulties run into us." -- Josh Billings

Age | "Middle age is when you have a choice of two temptations and choose the one that will get you home earlier." -- Dan Bennett

Age | "To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am." -- Bernard Baruch

Age | "Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net." -- Franklin Pierce Adams