Monday, 25 November 2013

It Is Not Clear

The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated. ~ H.L. Mencken #quote

I've learned ... that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. ~ Andy Rooney #quote

You can avoid having ulcers by adapting to the situation:  If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

Love means having to say you're sorry every fifteen minutes. ~ John Lennon #quote

Mediocrity is climbing molehills without sweating. ~ Icelandic #Proverb

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.  ~ William Blake #quote

It is good to rub and polish your mind against the minds of others. ~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne #quote

When you are through changing, you are through.  ~ Bruce Barton #quote

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving. ~ George Eliot #quote

My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am. ~ Author Unknown #quote

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~ Mother Teresa #quote

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. ~ Thomas Jefferson #quote

The real sadness of fifty is not that you change so much but that you change so little. ~ Max Lerner #quote

Beware the fury of a patient man. ~ John Dryden #quote

Unless a man has been taught what to do with success... the achievement of it must inevitably leave him a prey to boredom ~ B. Russell #quote

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~ Franklin P. Jones #quote 

I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Use soft words and hard arguments. ~ English #Proverb

It requires more courage to suffer than to die. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte #quote

If you would persuade, you must appeal to interest rather than intellect. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

Growing old is nothing more than mind over matter; If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. ~ Anonymous #quote

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

It always seems impossible until its done. ~ Nelson Mandela #quote

The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. ~ Anne Frank #quote

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

Death twitches my ear.  "Live," he says, "I am coming."  ~ Virgil #quote

What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. ~ Aristotle #quote

The pride of youth is in strength and beauty, the pride of old age is in discretion. ~ Democritus #quote

Words that do not match deeds are unimportant. ~ Che Guevara #quote

Never let a problem become an excuse. ~ Robert Schuller #quote

If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand.  ~ Righteous Brothers, "Rock & Roll Heaven" #lyrics

Let your head be more than a funnel to your stomach. ~ German #Proverb

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. ~ Stephen Hawking #quote

In order to keep a true perspective of  importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship & and a cat that will ignore him ~ D.Bruce #quote

One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why. ~ Author Unknown #quote

We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.  ~ Japanese #Proverb

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. ~ Chinese #Proverb

From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog. ~ Mabel Louise Robinson #quote

There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast ~ Unknown #quote

The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. ~ Henry Kissinger #quote

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Nothing is Permanent in this Wicked World

A good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does. ~ A. Chekhov #quote

Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

Don't call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses. ~ Aaron Hill #quote

All enchantments die; only cowards die with them. ~ Charles Morgan #quote

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes #quote

Nothing troubles you for which you do not yearn. ~ Cicero #quote

Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding. ~ Albert Einstein #quote

The perfect computer has been developed. You just feed in your problems and they never come out again. ~ Al Goodman #quote

The Seven Deadly Sins are a litany of victimless crimes, compiled to distract attention from the bloody felonies of the righteous ~ R. Brault #quote

There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept. ~ Ansel Adams #quote

In a world become blind / I beat the drum of the Deathless.~ Buddha #quote

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Andre Gide #quote

No one ever goes into battle thinking God is on the other side. ~ Terry Goodkind #quote

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. ~ Benjamin Franklin #quote

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

If you are hiding, don't light a fire. ~ Ghanaian #Proverb

The Law of conservation of energy tells us we can't get something for nothing, but we refuse to believe it. ~ Isaac Asimov #quote

A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. ~ Chinese #Proverb

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. ~ Ray Bradbury #quote

What worries you masters you. ~ Haddon W. Robinson #quote

The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom. ~ H.L. Mencken #quote

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past. ~ 1984, George Orwell #quote

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~ Doug Larson #quote

Stuff your eyes with as if you'd drop dead in 10 seconds. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made... ~ Ray Bradbury #quote

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them. ~ Ray Bradbury #quote

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk.  ~ Doug Larson #quote

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.  ~ Peter F. Drucker #quote

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets ~ Voltaire #quote

The past is a good place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.  ~ Author Unknown #quote

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. ~ Anonymous #quote

A revolution is not a bed of roses. A revolution is a struggle between the future and the past. ~ Fidel Castro #quote

When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future.  When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past ~ Author Unknown #quote

Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up. ~ James Magary #quote

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster...a brutish idiot that goes where prodded. ~ Charlie Chaplin #quote

The last function of reason is to recognize that there are an infinity of things which surpass it.  ~ Blaise Pascal #quote

I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is ~ A. Watts #quote

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world — not even our troubles. ~ Charlie Chaplin #quote

Thursday, 7 November 2013

And Remember

Confucius was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period.  The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. These values gained prominence in China over other doctrines, such as Legalism or Taoism during the Han Dynasty.  Confucius' principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong familial loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children and the family as a basis for an ideal government. He expressed the well-known principle, "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself", one of the earlier versions of the Golden Rule. 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Man is an Animal that Makes Bargains

Man, an animal that makes bargains. ~ A.C. Benson #quote

The world changed from having the determinism of a clock to having the contingency of a pinball machine. ~ Heinz R. Pagels #quote

Men of vision. Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide their greed and lust for adventure. ~ Charles MacArthur #quote

Everything in life is speaking in spite of it's apparent silence. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan #quote

I do not want the peace that passeth understanding, I want the understanding that brings peace. ~ Helen Keller #quote

Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most? ~ Charles Lindbergh #quote

It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing. ~ Helen Keller #quote

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain? ~ Aaron Allston #quote

No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm. ~ Charles Kettering #quote

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ A.A. Milne #quote

They can't censor the gleam in my eye. ~ Charles Laughton #quote

Shark's Teeth
As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. ~ Helen Keller #quote

I am as frustrated with society as a pyromaniac in a petrified forest. ~ A. Whitney Brown #quote

A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes. ~ Helmut Jahn #quote
I don't even know what street Canada is on. ~ Al Capone #quote

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy. ~ Henri de Lubac #quote

If you want to kill any idea in the world, get a committee working on it. ~ Charles Kettering #quote

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays. ~ Henny Youngman #quote

When someone hands you a flyer, it's like they're saying here you throw this away. ~ Mitch Hedberg #quote

I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. ~ Henri Matisse #quote

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational. ~ A.N. Wilson #quote

Life should not be estimated exclusively by the standard of dollars and cents. ~ Charles Goodyear #quote

Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class. ~ Al Capone #quote

Creativity takes courage. ~ Henri Matisse #quote

It is a sin to be poor. ~ Charles Fillmore #quote

Chaos often breeds life when order breeds habit. ~ Henry Adams #quote

Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done. ~ Al Bernstein #quote

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity. ~ Charles G. Dawes #quote

It is far better to foresee even without certainty than not to foresee at all. ~ Henri Poincare #quote

I don't believe that you have to be a cow to know what milk is. ~ Ann Landers #quote

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself. ~ Harriet Nelson #quote

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. ~ A.C. Benson #quote

Boiling Compote

No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth. ~ Harry Houdini #quote

The price of progress is trouble, and I must be making a lot of progress. ~ Charles Erwin Wilson #quote

Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing. ~ Harry Essex #quote
There comes a point when a man must refuse to answer to his leader if he is also to answer to his own conscience. ~ H.W. Shawcross #quote

No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is always economic. ~ A.J.P. Taylor #quote

Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will. ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer #quote

Be afraid. Be very afraid. ~ Charles Edward Pogue #quote